Paper Talk: Chelsea switch targets and give up on Haaland; Tottenham clear out; Arteta facing dressing room revolt

Date published: Tuesday 13th April 2021 8:36 - Matthew Briggs

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Chelsea have their sights on another striker after apparently giving up on Erling Haaland, while Spurs are set for a summer clear out and Mikel Arteta is facing a revolt, all in the papers.


Andrea Belotti looks closer to an exit at Torino than ever before.

The striker, 27, is unlikely to renew his current deal with the Serie A relegation candidates, according to Tuttosport.

Chelsea, Everton, Atletico Madrid and AC Milan are all considering making a move for the forward.

Chelsea’s renewed interest could well mean the end of their hopes of landing Haaland. The Norwegian’s agent Mino Raiola has claimed that Borussia Dortmund do not want to sell the striker this summer.

And now Chelsea, who have also positioned themselves to sign Sergio Aguero from Man City, look to be searching for alternatives.

Belotti was courted by Manchester United a few years ago, but Chelsea were also understood to keen. And they could go all out for him this summer after being impressed by his 12-goal haul in Serie A this season.


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Manchester United are in talks to buy Australian club Central Coast Mariners. (Sydney Morning Herald)

Erling Braut Haaland’s agent Mino Raiola says Borussia Dortmund do not want to sell the forward this summer. (Various)

Manchester United have revived their interest in Lazio’s Sergej Milinkovic-Savic. The 26-year-old Serbia midfielder is also of note to Real Madrid and PSG. (Gazzetta)

AC Milan are determined to sign 23-year-old England and Chelsea centre-back Fikayo Tomori, who is currently on loan at the Italian club, on a permanent deal. (Corriere dello Sport)

Chelsea’s hopes of signing 22-year-old goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma have been boosted with the news that contract talks between the Italian and AC Milan have stalled. (Gazzetta dello Sport)

Eddie Howe, Frank Lampard and Burnley boss Sean Dyche are on Crystal Palace’s shortlist to replace Roy Hodgson as manager. Hodgson’s contract expires at the end of the season. (Football Insider)

Bayern Munich are interested in Spain defender Lucas Vazquez, who may not play again for Real Madrid. The 29-year-old’s knee injury may keep him out until the end of the season, when his contract runs out. (Marca)

Juventus are keen on signing Barcelona and France forward Ousmane Dembele, 23, when his contract expires in 2022. (Mundo Deportivo)

Premier League clubs are considering a blanket social media boycott for one round of fixtures to send out a message that racism will not be tolerated. (Mail)

Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson says ex-midfielder Owen Hargreaves was his worst signing during his time at the club. (Star)


Neymar is close to signing an extension with Paris Saint-Germain that would see him stay at the club until 2026. (Fabrizio Romano)

Tottenham will have to offload some players before they can invest in the squad in the next transfer window. (Daily Mail) 

Barcelona’s Ousmane Dembele is open to joining Juventus (Calciomercato)

Gennaro Gattuso could be set to swap Napoli for Fiorentina. (Sky Sports Italia)

Franck Kessie has turned down an offer to extend his AC Milan contract. (Calciomercato)

Manchester United have been named as contenders to re-sign Cristiano Ronaldo. (Calciomercato)

Tottenham Hotspur are looking to beat London rivals Arsenal and Chelsea to the signing of Jerome Boateng (Sky Germany)

Paris Saint-Germain could make a move for Jadon Sancho if Kylian Mbappe declines to extend his contract (The Athletic)

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Manchester City are close to landing 17-year-old Fluminense forward Kayky. (Fabrizio Romano)

Arsenal are competing with Leicester City and a handful of Europe’s biggest clubs in the race for Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard. (Telegraph)

Premier League clubs are considering a blanket social media boycott for a round of fixtures before the end of the season. (Daily Mail)

Tottenham are set to prioritise strengthening their defence this summer, but will have to sell players first amid significant financial constraints. (Daily Mail)

Manchester United could revisit a move for Borussia Dortmund and England star Jadon Sancho this summer. (Daily Mail)

West Ham United’s players are on course for a windfall of about £8.5m thanks to a Champions League bonus in their contracts. (The Times)


Georginio Wijnaldum, Liverpool midfielder

Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum is reportedly ‘about to say goodbye’ to Jurgen Klopp with several clubs in the running to land him. (Daily Express)

Liverpool defender Nat Phillips was on the verge of moving to America before his rapid rise to becoming a first-team regular at Anfield. (Daily Mirror)

Paris Saint-Germain manager Mauricio Pochettino has been in touch with Harry Kane to learn his summer plan, according to reports in France. (Daily Mirror)

Tottenham owner Daniel Levy is reportedly ready to play hardball over Harry Kane and deny him a move to a Premier League rival. (Daily Mirror)

Glenn Hoddle would not blame Harry Kane if he quits Tottenham – just like he did. (The Sun)

Jesse Lingard’s remarkable resurgence could earn the midfielder a move to Real Madrid, according to reports. (The Sun)

Leicester are reportedly ‘confident’ of beating Manchester United and Tottenham to the signature of Boubakary Soumare. (The Sun)


Mikel Arteta is facing growing resentment from players upset they are being blamed for Arsenal’s problems instead of him. (The Sun)

Arteta has been warned he could face the sack if he does not win the Europa League with Arsenal this season. (Daily Mirror)

AC Milan are reportedly struggling to make progress on Gianluigi Donnarumma’s contract situation – opening the door for Chelsea. (The Sun)

Chelsea are in a strong position to sign Sergio Aguero this summer when his Manchester City career finally comes to an end. (Daily Star)

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