Thursday 17 August 2017

Football rumours from the media

Spain's Alvaro Morata is closer to joining Manchester United, according to reports
Spain's Alvaro Morata is closer to joining Manchester United, according to reports

WHAT THE PAPERS SAY

Manchester United are hoping to tie up a deal for ALVARO MORATA this week and it is looking good.

Spanish newspaper Marca is claiming that the Real Madrid striker has been convinced to sign on at Old Trafford by boss Jose Mourinho.

Morata might not be the only striker joining United imminently, or in this case, re-joining.

ZLATAN IBRAHIMOVIC, released, will sign a short-term deal if his rehabilitation continues to go well, according to the Manchester Evening News.

The MEN are also reporting that FABINHO is close to joining United from Monaco.

JOE HART admits he has had no interest ahead of a likely Manchester City exit this summer, but the Sun claim West Ham will make an offer for the goalkeeper.

Despite having their fingers burned in their pursuit of VIRGIL VAN DIJK, the Sun is also reporting that Liverpool will return to Southampton to try and sign DUSAN TADIC in a £13million deal.

The Reds will also try and bring bring Arsenal's ALEX OXLADE-CHAMBERLAIN to the club, writes the Express.

ONLINE/SOCIAL ROUND-UP

@FabrizioRomano: "Andre Silva is new AC Milan player. 5 years contract. Agreement reached with Porto FC. Tomorrow he'll have medicals"

@BundesligaSpot: "Kicker: #FCBayern are in advanced talks with Lyon regarding Corentin Tolisso. Fee of €35m, plus €15m in bonuses.."

@DeadlineDayLive: "Marseille are set to step up their interest in Tottenham midfielder Moussa Sissoko."

PLAYERS TO WATCH

RIYAD MAHREZ: The Leicester star is apparently open to staying at the club despite asking to leave, the Leicester Mercury says.

KYLIAN MBAPPE: Monaco's hot property could be closer to joining Paris Saint Germain, reports L'Equipe. However, the Daily Mail say Liverpool have made contact with the striker's agent.

LEIGH GRIFFITHS: The Mirror claim that Newcastle and West Brom are battling it out for Scotland's free-kick specialist's signature.

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