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Paper Talk: Man Utd star next as Paratici, Conte agree on deal with £29m star to join Tottenham

Tottenham director of football Fabio Paratici, November 2021

Tottenham are readying a double midfielder swoop – with a £29m USA star top of their list, an Arsenal star is heading for a free-transfer exit, while Saturday’s transfer gossip claims Liverpool are ready to launch a swoop on Chelsea.


Antonio Conte and Fabio Paratici are both on board with the idea of signing Weston McKennie in the January window, claims a report.

The Spurs boss and the sporting director are pondering their first moves as they look to get Spurs back the English elite.

And according to the Daily Express, both men believe the signing of McKennie would be an excellent move.

The USA midfielder is reportedly up for sale at Juventus having fallen out of favour under Massimiliano Allegri.

And the Italian giants are seemingly seeking a fee of £29m for the 23-year-old.

That fee is well within Spurs’ reach – and Conte reportedly sees the former Schalke man as a perfect midfield foil for Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg.

West Ham are also keen – but the connections of Paratici will reportedly see McKennie head to north London.

Tottenham could even follow that up with a raid on Manchester United for Jesse Lingard.

Spurs' interest in Weston Mckennie driven by Conte and Paratici

Spurs sporting director Fabio Paratici is said to be a big fan of Juventus' Weston Mckennie, with more news on Harry Kane and Dusan Vlahovic.

The midfielder seems certain to leave in January amid a series of ‘broken promises’ from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

The Hammers are strongly fancied to reunite with Lingard, having impressed for them on loan last season.

However, the Daily Express also claims Conte and Paratici are also keen. As such, they are reportedly considering a move to bring him to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.



Liverpool are likely to target a move for Christian Pulisic if Chelsea decide the USA winger can move on. (Daily Star)

Galatasaray are stepping up efforts to sign Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny and are likely to land him on a free transfer next summer. (Daily Express)

Chelsea defenders Cesar Azpilicueta and Andreas Christensen are transfer targets for new Barcelona boss Xavi. (Daily Express)

Jesse Lingard looks to be on his way to West Ham in the New Year in a £10m move. (The Sun)

Newcastle are fearing a backlash from Brentford hotshot Ivan Toney, having been told he’s on a revenge mission on Saturday. (The Sun)

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s treatment of Jadon Sancho will likely see Borussia Dortmund block any move from Manchester United for Erling Haaland. (various)


Real Madrid forward Eden Hazard in action in 2021

Former Chelsea forward Eden Hazard is ‘unhappy’ at Real Madrid, according to Belgium national team manager Roberto Martinez. (The Sun)

Luke Thomas is trying to learn from “unstoppable” wing-backs Ben Chilwell and Reece James – but hopes to shut them down on Saturday when Chelsea visit the King Power. (The Sun)

Former Manchester United forward Giuseppe Rossi is back in football by signing for Serie B outfit SPAL. (The Sun)

Emmanuel Petit claims Zinedine Zidane is ‘learning English’ amid links to the Manchester United job. (Daily Mail)

Eddie Howe plans to FaceTime each player before the Brentford game having been diagnosed with Covid-19 ahead of his Newcastle opener. (Daily Mail)

Declan Rice compares to Steven Gerrard, with Joe Cole claiming the ‘the sky is the limit’ for the West Ham midfielder. (Daily Mail)


Manchester United will allow Diogo Dalot to leave for Roma if the Red Devils secure the signing of Atletico Madrid’s Kieran Trippier. (Daily Mail)

Bryan Robson says Ole Gunnar Solskjaer should ask for more help from Sir Alex Ferguson to solve his problems at Manchester United. (Daily Mail)

Manchester United are ‘readying’ a £60m bid for Real Madrid star Federico Valverde. (Daily Mirror)

Jurgen Klopp is refusing to allow Neco Williams to leave on loan despite his route into the Liverpool side blocked. (Daily Mirror)

A group of Real Madrid fans verbally abused Gareth Bale on the Welshman’s return to the club’s training facilities on Friday following the international break. (Daily Mirror)

Liverpool are willing to sell Mohamed Salah if a “silly offer” is lodged in the next 12 months, according to Glenn Johnson. (Daily Mirror)