Paper Talk: Friday’s football transfer rumours and gossip from UK newspapers


The biggest transfer rumours from Friday’s British national newspapers.


Manchester United are braced for a fresh £50m bid for David De Gea from Real Madrid.

Sky Bet Transfer Specials: Real Madrid 4/1 to sign De Gea this summer

Liverpool are refusing to give up their pursuit of Naby Keita despite being officially told by Red Bull Leipzig that he is not for sale.

Kyle Walker will become the most expensive defender in football history when he joins Manchester City for £54m.

Manchester City plan to continue their spending spree by finalising a deal this weekend, for close to another £50m, that will see Monaco’s Benjamin Mendy join as their new left-back.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is in talks with LA Galaxy about a move to the United States worth £6m-a-year.

Chelsea could miss out on the chance to sign Juventus’ Leonardo Bonucci, as the Italian defender is thought to be close to joining Serie A rivals AC Milan.

AC Milan are prepared to make Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang the highest paid player in Serie A.

Chelsea look to have completed a deal for Tiemoue Bakayoko after the Monaco midfielder’s brother seemed to confirm it on social media.

Chelsea star Michy Batshuayi is wanted by Turkish giants Fenerbahce along with his old French side Marseille.

Ex-Premier League stars Wes Brown, Shay Given and Alex Bruce are training with non-league side Macclesfield.

Newcastle are set to meet with Norwich ace Jacob Murphy’s representatives this week to thrash out terms for a move.

Nemanja Matic is desperate to force a move away from Chelsea and is reportedly desperate to join Manchester United. The Serbian midfielder has been training on his own since the Blues’ return for pre-season.

Liverpool have seen a £57m bid rejected by RB Leipzig in their pursuit of Naby Keita.

Sky Bet Transfer Specials: Liverpool 8/1 to win the race for Keita

Andrea Ranocchia is set to seal a £5m switch to West Brom after snubbing Premier League new boys Huddersfield.

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino will urge the club’s bosses to accelerate transfer in-comings after Kyle Walker’s proposed move to Man city moves closer.

Derby County have made a £4m bid to bring Matty James in from East Midlands rivals Leicester City.

West Bromwich Albion have asked about taking Egyptian defender Ahmed Hegazy, 26, on loan from Al Ahly.

Birmingham City are talking to midfielder Cheikh Ndoye. The 31-year-old former captain of Angers is due to join on a free transfer.

Manchester United expect David de Gea to be the subject of another Real Madrid bid this summer despite their determined stance that the goalkeeper will not be sold.

Everton will try to complete the transfer of Gylfi Sigurdsson in time for the midfielder to join them in the Netherlands next week; Swansea rejected an offer of £40m but a compromise is expected to be reached now the player has made it clear he wants to move to Goodison Park.

Celtic are reportedly keen to hand former England defender Steven Caulker a chance to rebuild his career at Parkhead.

Goalkeeper Cammy Bell is in talks over a return to Kilmarnock after Dundee United signed former Port Vale ‘keeper Deniz Mehmet.

Brendan Rodgers could hand Montenegro internatonal striker Luka Dordevic a trial at Celtic after he was allowed to leave Zenit St Petersburg.


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