Tuesday 16 October 2018

Football rumours from the media

Several Manchester United players could be sold this summer, according to reports.

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho could be preparing to sell several players this summer (Martin Rickett/PA)
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho could be preparing to sell several players this summer (Martin Rickett/PA)

By Press Association Sport staff

Rumours over the future of Luke Shaw are rife – but he might not be the only Manchester United player to go this summer, according to the Express. Jose Mourinho is preparing for a “mass exodus” this summer, the paper says. It claims players such as Juan Mata, Ander Herrera, Chris Smalling, Phil Jones, Daley Blind and Matteo Darmian could all be sold to help finance Mourinho’s rebuilding process.

What the papers say

Meanwhile, United have moved ahead of Manchester City into pole position in the race for Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Fred, the Daily Star reports. The paper says the biggest threat to signing the 25-year-old could come from Paris St Germain instead, as City no longer see him as a priority target.

Mousa Dembele is preparing to open talks over a new contract at Tottenham, the Sun claims. The paper reports that the club want to tie the Belgium midfielder to a new deal, with his contract due to expire at the end of next season.

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Tottenham Hotspur’s Mousa Dembele (Nick Potts/PA)

Spurs are also considering making a move for Red Bull Salzburg midfielder Amadou Haidara, according to the Sun. The 20-year-old has impressed in this season’s run to the Europa League quarter-finals, and the paper says Tottenham see him as a star in the making.

Burnley are reportedly willing to double Nick Pope‘s salary to stave off interest from Newcastle. The Sun says boss Sean Dyche has been impressed by the 25-year-old goalie this season, and will offer a bumper new deal of £30,000 a week.

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Players to watch

Angus Gunn: The Manchester City goalkeeper is said to be wanted by Stoke and Celtic. The Sun says Potters boss Paul Lambert has sent scouts to eye him up as a potential replacement to Jack Butland, while Celtic are also in need of a top keeper, with Craig Gordon troubled by injury.

Guillermo: West Brom are chasing the Spanish striker to help them get back to the Premier League, the Sun reports. The Baggies are said to be planning for life in the Championship, and are considering a £2million deal for 24-year-old Guillermo from Numancia.

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