Saturday 19 August 2017

Football rumours from the media

Ivan Perisic finally appears to be on his way to Manchester United
Ivan Perisic finally appears to be on his way to Manchester United

WHAT THE PAPERS SAY

Chelsea and Manchester United are both linked with a move for Inter Milan winger IVAN PERISIC in Monday's newspapers.

The Daily Mail claims the Croatia international could be heading to champions Chelsea for £48million.

But the Sun reports United have agreed terms with the former Borussia Dortmund player and are close to securing a transfer for £40m.

Staying with United, the Express claims the Europa League winners are set to offer manager JOSE MOURINHO a new five-year deal after his first campaign in charge ended with Wednesday's success in Stockholm.

Across Manchester, Pep Guardiola's City are reportedly close to signing Benfica goalkeeper EDERSON - but it might not spell the end of JOE HART at the Etihad Stadium.

The England keeper has spent the season on loan at Italian side Torino, but the Sun claims Pep Guardiola could be persuaded to welcome Hart back into the fold.

West Ham are another side expected to be busy this summer, with the Daily Star linking Everton and England midfielder ROSS BARKLEY with a move to the London Stadium.

Meanwhile, the Mirror has said the Hammers want Man City striker KELECHI IHEANACHO while the Newcastle Chronicle claims Sunderland goalkeeper JORDAN PICKFORD is another target.

ONLINE/SOCIAL ROUND-UP

@Agent_Edward: Pep Guardiola is not taking a summer break as he prepares to revamp squad and mastermind next season's title bid. Unreal £300m budget

@BundesligaSpot: BILD: West Brom, Swansea & West Ham are interested in Mainz's Jhon Cordoba, who would cost around €8m-€10m.

PLAYERS TO WATCH

DIEGO COSTA: The Independent claims the Chelsea striker is wanted by his former club Atletico Madrid, while the Telegraph reports the Spain international is set to have talks over his Blues future.

BERTRAND TRAORE: The Sun says Chelsea want £17.5million for their young forward, who starred during a loan deal with Ajax.

KYLIAN MBAPPE: Telefoot in France claims Man City and Real Madrid have already made bids for the young Monaco striker.

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