Paper Talk: Chelsea, Liverpool move for top Leeds target

Date published: Sunday 9th August 2020 8:46

Ben White Lacazette TEAMtalk

Chelsea and Liverpool are ready to bid for Brighton’s Ben White, while Arsenal are set to rubber-stamp a £30m sale once Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has signed a new deal, all in the papers.

 

LIVERPOOL, CHELSEA BATTLE FOR WHITE

Liverpool and Chelsea will reportedly battle to sign Brighton defender Ben White this summer following the central defender’s successful loan spell at Leeds United.

The Daily Star claims both clubs are chasing the 22-year-old, who was a huge part of Leeds’ Championship-winning side.

White was ever-present for Marcelo Bielsa’s outfit – and the West Yorkshire side have seen two bids for the centre-back turned down.

Sky Sports claim Leeds have seen £22m turned down by Brighton, who seem keen to get into an auction for White.

The paper claim Liverpool poised to make an opening £20m bid, which will almost inevitably be turned down.

Chelsea though are prepared to better anything on the table.

Albion are believed to have placed a £40m price-tag on the youngster, who is under contract until June 2022.

Chelsea are keen to offload Antonio Rudiger to help fund a move for White.

However, the Daily Mirror claims they are also looking at Manchester City defender John Stones and hope to sign the 26-year-old England international for £20m.

 

AND THE REST

Edinson Cavani is in talks with Benfica with a view to joining the Portuguese club this summer (L’Equipe)

PSG are still searching for Thiago Silva’s replacement and are considering a move for €40m-rated Nikola Milenkovic (Gazzetta Dello Sport)

Republic of Ireland international Jeff Hendrick is also a target for Newcastle following his release from Burnley (Daily Mail)

Chelsea have been boosted in their bid to sign West Ham’s Declan Rice, with the Hammers considering selling the England international in an effort to rebuild their squad (The Sun)

Phil Jones; Diogo Dalot TEAMtalk

Manchester United are keen to sell Phil Jones this summer and have decided against operating on the defender to boost their hopes of offloading him (Mirror)

Manchester United are expected to offer Dean Henderson an improved deal as they try to convince him his long-term future lies at Old Trafford. (Daily Mail)

 

 

Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur and Barcelona have all been looking at Watford youngster Pervis Estupinan (Sunday Express)

Sheffield United are keen to keep Dean Henderson at Bramall Lane next season, but Manchester United are demanding the Blades pay all of the goalkeeper’s wages (The Sun)

Liverpool are eyeing a shock £35million swoop for Bournemouth midfielder David Brooks. (The Sun)

Liverpool striker Rhian Brewster will head to the club’s pre-season training camp in Evian this month to assess whether he can make a first-team breakthrough. (Daily Mail)

Manchester United defender Phil Jones has been left out of this week’s Europa League tournament squad to work on a knee injury.  (Daily Mail)

Southampton have joined Leeds and Newcastle in the hunt to sign Liverpool forward Harry Wilson. (Daily Mail)

Gareth Bale TEAMtalk

Gareth Bale will stick to his guns and stay at Real Madrid in a £60million stand-off as payback for failing to let him leave last summer. (The Sun)
Watford will sell Ismaila Sarr for a stunning £40million to ease the financial pain of relegation. (The Sun)

Bernd Leno looks likely to have new checks on his knee injury this week – and Arsenal may have to sign a replacement keeper. (The Sun)

Bournemouth’s Josh King is a target for Paris Saint-Germain. (The Sun)

Tottenham Hotspur are eyeing a shock move for Arsenal academy graduate Ainsley Maitland-Niles after he was told he was free to leave the Emirates this summer (Star on Sunday)

Kai Havertz has reportedly agreed a five-year contract at Chelsea with the Blues heavily linked with a transfer for the Bayer Leverkusen star. (Star on Sunday)

Arsenal will sell France striker Alexandre Lacazette, 29, to Atletico Madrid for £30m as soon as Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 31, agrees a new deal. (Star Sunday)

Brighton have rejected a £22m bid from newly promoted Leeds for 22-year-old English centre-back Ben White, who spent last season on loan at Elland Road. (Sky Sports)

Arsenal have joined the race to sign Marseille midfielder Morgan Sanson, with Tottenham and West Ham also interested in the 25-year-old Frenchman. (Le10 Sport)

English defender Kyle Walker-Peters, 23, is on the brink of leaving Tottenham for £12m after agreeing personal terms with Southampton, where he spent the second half of last season on loan. (Sunday Mirror)

Arsenal are stepping up their search for a new goalkeeper to cover Emiliano Martinez as they seek clarification on how long usual first choice Bernd Leno will be out with a knee injury. (Sun on Sunday)

Kostas Tsimikas TEAMtalk

Leicester and Liverpool are interested in Olympiakos and Greece left-back Kostas Tsimikas, 24, who could be available for £12m. (Mail on Sunday)

Borussia Dortmund will offer England winger Jadon Sancho, 20, a new deal and a significant pay rise if Manchester United do not meet their £100m valuation by 10 August. (Bild)

Newcastle have identified Bournemouth and England striker Callum Wilson, 28, as their main transfer target. (Mail on Sunday)

Bayer Leverkusen sporting director Rudi Voller has warned Chelsea his club will not accept anything under their £90m asking price for Germany midfielder Kai Havertz, 21. (La Gazzetta dello Sport)

Crystal Palace are set to miss out on English forward Eberechi Eze. QPR want £20m for the 22-year-old but the Eagles only value him at £10m. (Sun on Sunday)

Willian, Philippe Coutinho

Barcelona and Brazil midfielder Philippe Coutinho, 28, who is currently on loan at Bayern Munich, will not make any decision on his future until this year’s Champions League is over. (Sport)

Arsenal want to spend £100m on Real Madrid midfielder Dani Ceballos, 24, Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey, 27, and Lille defender Gabriel, 22, this summer but need to sell players in order to do so. (Sun on Sunday)

Newly promoted West Brom have held talks with Brighton over a deal for Republic of Ireland defender Shane Duffy, 28. (Mail on Sunday)

The Liverpool board has told boss Jurgen Klopp to sell players such as Guinea midfielder Naby Keita, 25, to fund a move for Bayern Munich and Spain midfielder Thiago Alcantara, 29. (Kicker)

Atletico Madrid are considering a move for Arsenal and Uruguay midfielder Lucas Torreira, 24. (Mundo Deportivo)

 

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