Paper Talk: Man Utd star closing in on Everton switch

Date published: Friday 25th September 2020 9:03

Carlo Ancelotti

Everton have opened talks over a deal to sign a Man Utd star, while a West Ham lynchpin is demanding a move to Chelsea before the window shuts, according to Friday’s transfer gossip.



Everton have reportedly contacted Manchester United over a move to sign Sergio Romero before the October 5 transfer deadline.

Romero appears to be surplus to requirements at Old Trafford after the club decided to bring back Dean Henderson from his loan spell.

David de Gea remains the No 1 choice, but Romero has now lost his spot as United’s stopper.

The 33-year-old has been at United since 2015 and has never let the club down when called upon.

However, he has never been able to oust De Gea to become a regular in the team, despite the Spaniard making several high-profile howlers in recent years.

Romero is now seeking a new challenge in a move that will also suit United as they look to trim their squad.


A number of Premier League clubs have been linked with a move for the Argentine shot-stopper.

But Everton may now be leading the race for his signature, with Carlo Ancelotti seemingly losing faith with the error-prone Jordan Pickford.

According to The Sun, as cited by the Express, Everton have already made contact with the Red Devils regarding a possible move.

Romero is said to be available for £6million, with Valencia and AC Milan also reportedly interested.



David Moyes, Declan Rice West Ham

Declan Rice reportedly wants to join Chelsea before the transfer window shuts and is pushing to force through a move. (Daily Mirror)

Manchester United will table a £90m bid for Jadon Sancho next week in an attempt to prise the England star from Borussia Dortmund. (Daily Mirror)

Dayot Upamecano has opened the door to a potential move to Manchester United. (Daily Mirror)

Jurgen Klopp has suggested that Fabinho could move into the heart of Liverpool’s defence after Thiago’s arrival. (Daily Mirror)

Matteo Guendouzi has asked the Arsenal board to allow him to leave the club before the transfer window shuts, according to reports from France. (Daily Mirror)



Manchester United and Arsenal are involved in a five-club fight for Barcelona’s Samuel Umtiti. (The Sun)

Chelsea are ready to send gaffe-prone Kepa Arrizabalaga out on loan. The move comes after they landed Rennes ‘keeper Edouard Mendy as their new first-choice. (The Sun)

Slaven Bilic is considering signing striker Emmanuel Adebayor if he fails to land a much-needed striker in the transfer window. (The Sun)

Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has hinted that Arsenal may not be able to afford Houssem Aouar amid the coronavirus crisis. (Daily Star)

Alex Telles believes Porto’s asking price to Manchester United of about €20m (£18.3m) for his transfer is unrealistic, with the left-back conscious he is in line to be a free agent next summer. (The Guardian)



Arsenal are showing interest in Chelsea and Italy midfielder Jorginho. (Daily Mail)

Chris Smalling is growing frustrated at Manchester United over the club’s transfer wrangle with Roma that has left him in limbo. (Daily Mail)

Paris Saint-Germain are preparing to pull out of negotiations to sign Dele Alli on a season-long loan. (Daily Mail)

Southampton are among the clubs interested in Ruben Loftus-Cheek. Interest is mounting in the midfielder after he was left out of Chelsea’s last two games. (Daily Mail)

Crystal Palace are weighing up a move for Vitesse Arnhem defender Max Clark ahead of next month’s transfer deadline. (Daily Mail)

Sevilla’s sporting director Monchi has confirmed the club rejected an offer “from English football” for “more than double” than €25m (£22.9m) to sign highly-rated central defender Jules Kounde. (Daily Telegraph)

Rhian Brewster is moving closer to resolving his future after having been left out of Liverpool’s matchday squad for the Carabao Cup trip to Lincoln City, with Sheffield United still heading the queue to sign him. (Independent)

Preston North End boss Alex Neil says he is “very confident” that Old Firm targets Daniel Johnson and Ben Davies won’t be leaving the club. (Scottish Sun)



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