Friday 23 February 2018

Paper Talk: Spurs plan €80m deadline day spree, Man United have sights on €50m Brazilian defender

Paris Saint-Germain's Brazilian defender Marquinhos is still believed to be a Manchester United target.
Paris Saint-Germain's Brazilian defender Marquinhos is still believed to be a Manchester United target.
Declan Whooley

Declan Whooley

Despite public utterances from Louis van Gaal that Man United will not bring any players in before the end of the transfer window, the Red Devils continue to be linked with a host of players.

Top of the wanted listed appears to be Paris Saint-Germain's Brazilian defender Marquinhos. The club initially quoted a price of €150m to warn off any interest, but The Sun reports that United are hoping a bid of just under €50m will tempt the French giants to sell.

Staying at Old Trafford, The Star says United will give 19-year-old striker James Wilson a new four-year contract, quadrupling his pay to £20,000 a week.

One player with no future at Old Trafford appears to be Anderson. The Mail on Sunday says the midfielder is due to sign for Brazilian side Internacional on Monday after being offered a four-year contract worth more than €30,000 a week after tax plus a €850,000 annual bonus.

Tottenham could be set for a busy deadline day with The Sun reporting the North London club are preparing a €80m spree.

Southampton's England striker Jay Rodriguez, Yohan Cabaye from Paris Saint-Germain and Aymeric Laporte from Athletic Bilbao are thought to be on the shopping list for Mauricio Pochettino.

Edin Dzeko could be heading for Fenerbahce on loan with Manchester City looking towards Burnley's Danny Ings as his replacement in their star-studded squad (The Sun).

Crystal Palace and fellow strugglers Hull are among several top-flight clubs looking at a potential loan move for Liverpool striker Rickie Lambert (The Sunday People).

Finally, The Sunday Express says that long-term Premier League target Dnipro winger Yevhen Konoplyanka has turned down Roma in order to join either Liverpool or Tottenham this summer.

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