Paper Talk: Tottenham offer ready as exciting Prem free agent snubs Arsenal, Liverpool

Date published: Monday 18th May 2020 8:25

A Liverpool and Arsenal target instead edges closer to a move to Tottenham, while Gunners striker Alexandre Lacazette faces further doubt over his future – all in the latest Paper Talk.



Bournemouth winger Ryan Fraser is “setting his sights” on a free transfer to Tottenham when his contract runs out at the end of the season, according to a report.

Fraser, who finished second with 14 behind Eden Hazard in last season’s Premier League assist chart, has remained one of the English top flight’s most sought-after stars despite his form dropping this term.

The Scotland international is entering the final few months of his deal and while Arsenal and Liverpool have both been previously linked, the Daily Mirror reports that Fraser is edging closer to snubbing those clubs.

The newspaper reports that the 26-year-old is “interested” in a move to Spurs, who have become “serious candidates” for his signature, given that they can offer him a step up and a push for elite European football.

Indeed, Spurs boss Jose Mourinho is thought to be excited at the challenge of continuing his rebuild of the club in an uncertain transfer market in which free transfers and swap deals will become more prevalent.

While Bournemouth hope Fraser will pen an extension on the south coast, the expectation is that he will look to move on when his terms with the Cherries come to an end.



Alexandre Lacazette’s future has been thrown into further doubt after talks over a new deal with Arsenal stalled (Daily Mail)

Crystal Palace want to conduct a triple raid on Burnley for manager Sean Dyche and first-team stars Dwight McNeil and James Tarkowski (Daily Star)

Former Liverpool defender Jose Enrique believes the Reds have the best full-backs in the world in Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andy Robertson (Daily Star)


Newcastle boss Steve Bruce remains in the dark about his long-term future at St James’ Park and has had no discussions with current owner Mike Ashley or the Saudi consortium who are looking to take over the club (Daily Mirror)

Magpies target Edinson Cavani is not expected to sign a new deal at Paris Saint-Germain (Daily Express)

Wolves legend Steve Bull has branded Morgan Gibbs-White a “silly boy” after the 20-year-old was pictured at a party in London last week (Daily Star)

Arsene Wenger believes that playing football behind closed doors for the foreseeable future could “damage” the sport in the long term (Daily Mirror)

Aston Villa’s record signing Wesley is back running after tearing knee ligaments on New Year’s’ Day (Daily Express)

The Premier League are prepared to allow the season to be extended into August to ensure the campaign can be properly completed (Daily Mail)

Premier League players are expected to return to training on Tuesday, with a decision on neutral venues possible later this week (Daily Telegraph)

Tottenham striker Harry Kane is excited to chase his first goal of the decade when the Premier League season resumes next month (The Sun)


Arsenal target Emmanuel Dennis is set to leave Club Brugge this summer after three years at the club, his manager has revealed (Daily Mail)

Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford was pictured training at the club’s Carrington training complex as he edges closer to his recovery from a back injury suffered in January (Daily Mail)

Celtic are set to be crowned Scottish champions after an emergency SPFL board meeting on Monday morning (Daily Record)

Liverpool star Adam Lallana has been tipped to leave the club at the end of his contract and move to Leicester (Daily Star)

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