Monday's Paper Talk: Football transfer news, rumours and gossip, including Roberto Firmino and Kalidou Koulibaly

The latest football gossip and transfer rumours

A look at the highlights from Monday's back pages..


Roberto Firmino: Liverpool forward celebrates his strike at Tottenham
  • Bayern Munich want Roberto Firmino to quit Liverpool this summer and help lead a new era of dominance in Germany.
  • Josh King has admitted it would have been a dream come true to return to Manchester United.
  • Former Arsenal star Aaron Ramsey could be axed by Juventus this summer after just one season in Italy.
  • Manchester United have angered Roma by bumping up Chris Smalling's transfer fee by £5m, leaving a permanent move hanging in the balance, according to reports.


Kalidou Koulibaly: Napoli defender has been linked with the Premier League for a number of years
  • Manchester United will need to hand over £127m if they want to secure Kalidou Koulibaly.
  • Arsenal have their sights set on Le Havre midfielder Pape Gueye.
  • Barcelona approached their former midfielder Andres Iniesta with an offer to return to the Nou Camp for a swansong to help them end their season on a high.


  • Odion Ighalo will be able to travel with Manchester United for their Europa League tie in Bruges next week despite having to miss the club's training camp in Marbella over the coronavirus alert.
  • Barcelona could turn to Luis Suarez's namesake at Watford as they seek a replacement for the Uruguay forward to solve their striker shortage following his knee surgery.


Philippe Coutinho in action for Bayern Munich against Tottenham
  • Jurgen Klopp is open to the idea of re-signing Philippe Coutinho - but Kai Havertz remains at the top of his wishlist.
  • Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester Utd are among a host of Premier League clubs interested in signing Sporting Lisbon youngster Rafael Camacho in the summer transfer window.


  • Juventus have confirmed that they are in talks with Paulo Dybala over a new contract to further cement his place at the club. (DAILY MIRROR)
  • Manchester City are facing the prospect of a huge fixture pile-up that could involve having to play twice a week until the end of the domestic season after Sunday's match against West Ham was called off. (DAILY TELEGRAPH)
  • Paul Pogba is likely to leave Manchester United this summer, with the Frenchman's current contract having just 12 months remaining. (MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS)

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