Manchester United’s dithering over a deal for an England defender has left the door open for Arsenal to make their own move, while Tottenham have set Harry Kane’s asking price – both in Sunday’s Paper Talk.
ARSENAL MOVE FOR TRIPPIER
Arsenal have reportedly made a bid to sign Manchester United right-back target Kieran Trippier from Atletic Madrid.
The former Tottenham star, who was part of Diego Simeone’s LaLiga-winning side last season, has been the subject of intense negotiations between United and Atleti.
However, The Sun have said that United having only offered £20million for the England man. That figure is a long way short of the Spanish side’s valuation of £34m.
The Gunners want Trippier to replace Hector Bellerin at The Emirates, with Inter Milan, Bayer Leverkusen and clubs from Spain all keen on his signature.
Simeone is said to want Trippier to stay after the 30-year-old started 35 games in all competitions last term.
As for United’s interest, it now appears they are completely out of the race for the player.
Trippier was wanted as a more attacking alternative to the more defensively-minded Aaron Wan-Bissaka.
However, the Red Devils are not prepared to go above their valuation of the right-back, who began his career at rivals City.
SPURS SET KANE ASKING PRICE
Tottenham are prepared to consider selling England striker Harry Kane, 28, if Manchester City offer £120m plus another £20m in add-ons. (Daily Star Sunday)
Lionel Messi’s potential move to PSG could boost Manchester United’s hopes of signing Rennes midfielder Eduardo Camavinga, who has been strongly linked with a move to PSG. (Daily Star Sunday)
Inter Milan have targeted Manchester United striker Anthony Martial to replace Romelu Lukaku. (Sunday Mirror)
Arsenal are exploring the possibility of signing Manchester City’s 26-year-old Portugal midfielder Bernardo Silva. (Sunday Mirror)
Silva is preparing for talks with boss Pep Guardiola and will be pushing to get a move to Barcelona. (Sunday Mirror)
Arsenal and West Ham are also interested in Tammy Abraham but Atalanta will bid for the Chelsea striker if Inter Milan ask for Duvan Zapata as Romelu Lukaku’s replacement. (Fabrizio Romano)
MORE TRANSFER GOSSIP
Barca have already offered Philippe Coutinho to Everton, but the Merseysiders are likely to turn down the chance to sign the former Liverpool playmaker. (Liverpool Echo)
Everton are expected to send Portuguese goalkeeper Joao Virginia out on loan. He was left out of the squad for Saturday’s pre-season friendly against Manchester United. (Liverpool Echo)
Man City are willing to offer Bernardo Silva in any deal for Harry Kane but are prepared to miss out on the England skipper altogether rather than meet Tottenham’s asking price of £150m. (Mail on Sunday)
Brighton are hoping to sign English striker Eddie Nketiah, 22, from Arsenal for about £20m. (Sun on Sunday)
Burnley are struggling to get a deal for RB Leipzig winger Ademola Lookman done. They may now focus on Ivory Coast defender Maxwel Cornet from Lyon. (Sun on Sunday)
Aston Villa explored the possibility of selling Jack Grealish to Real Madrid or Manchester United before a British record £100m deal for the 25-year-old was reached with Manchester City. (The Athletic)
Newcastle have enquired about signing 24-year-old English defender Nathaniel Phillips from Liverpool. (The Athletic)