Paper Talk: Wednesday’s football transfer rumours


Check out all the latest rumours and gossip from Wednesday’s national newspapers.


Manchester City are trying to hijack Real Madrid’s £143m bid for Monaco’s teenage sensation Kylian Mbappe.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has been urged to do “whatever it takes” to keep hold of Alexis Sanchez, by Gunners legend David Seaman.

Tottenham chief Daniel Levy has slammed the Premier League’s summer spending as “unsustainable”, with Spurs yet to shell out a single penny on new additions.

Jurgen Klopp has insisted Liverpool are not afraid to splash the cash this summer, and the Reds will prove it by maintaining a delicate pursuit of Virgil van Dijk.

Renato Sanches has opened the door on a move away from Bayern Munich.

West Brom are preparing a third bid for Middlesbrough defender Ben Gibson.

Newcastle have told new signing Jacob Murphy they will keep monitoring his twin brother Josh, also a Norwich City winger.

Chelsea face a fight to save their reputation in China, despite sending Kenedy home in disgrace for insulting the country.


Real Madrid have agreed a £161m fee with Monaco for Kylian Mbappe, who is set to sign a six-year deal and rejoin the French side on loan.

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has slammed their Premier League rivals for creating an “out of control” transfer market.

Liverpool midfielder Emre Can has been linked with a quick switch to Serie A champions Juventus and has apparently already agreed personal terms.

Tottenham skipper Hugo Lloris has warned outcast Moussa Sissoko to sort out his Spurs future – or risk missing the World Cup.

Barcelona’s Neymar has amazingly requested Paris Saint-Germain sign Philippe Coutinho as well as him.


Barcelona are preparing a new £80m bid for Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho.

Jose Mourinho has claimed Wayne Rooney leaving Manchester United made him an emotional wreck.

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is considering a raid for Everton midfielder Tom Davies.

Manchester United are edging closer to signing Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic.


Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho has agreed personal terms with Barcelona.

Jose Mourinho insists he made no attempts to re-sign Javier Hernandez – who joined West Ham on Monday.

Liverpool are ‘likely’ to accept a £30.4m bid for Emre Can from Juventus.

Inter Milan are preparing to sell Ivan Perisic to Manchester United and want Lazio’s Keita Balde as his replacement.

Sunderland have opened talks with Aston Villa for striker Ross McCormack.


Jose Mourinho admits he may only be able to sign one more player for Manchester United this summer.

Danilo claims he snubbed Chelsea to sign for Manchester City in his £27m deal.

Arsenal will submit a third offer for Monaco’s Thomas Lemar, who is valued at £50m by the Ligue 1 champions.

Premier League shirt sponsorship deals have hit the jackpot in a gambling takeover.


Players at all grassroots levels will receive five-year bans if they abuse a referee under new FA laws.

Thirteen Chinese Super League clubs face expulsion over unpaid debts.


Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere wants to stay near London and his preference is a move to West Ham.


Jose Mourinho has claimed Tottenham will be major rivals for the Premier League title this season.


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