Thursday's Paper Talk Raphinha

Transfer rumours and football gossip: Raphinha, Raheem Sterling

Wednesday's transfer gossip and rumours in the world of football according to the national newspapers.

It is reported that Manchester United would be willing to take a substantial £30m hit on Anthony Martial and Eric Bailly, with both players set to be available for cut-price transfers (The Sun).

On Tuesday night, Arsenal made their opening bid for Leeds' Brazilian winger Raphinha, though it is reported that the first bid was well below his £60m price tag (Daily Mail).

Manchester City winger Raheem Sterling hopes to have his future resolved within the next two weeks with Chelsea, Barcelona and Real Madrid all interested in the England star (Daily Telegraph).

Jesse Marsch's Leeds are planning for Kalvin Phillips' likely move to Manchester City by looking to sign RB Leipzig's Tyler Adams (Daily Mirror).

Chelsea and Tottenham have suffered a blow in their pursuit of Alessandro Bastoni, with the pair learning that the Italian centre-half plans to stay at Inter Milan (Daily Star).

Manchester United have been in talks with Ajax over a move for forward Antony, but are continuing to wait for a breakthrough in negotiations with Barcelona for Frenkie de Jong before advancing other deals (Daily Telegraph).

Former Liverpool forward Sadio Mane has admitted that as soon as he heard about interest from Bayern Munich, his heart was set on the move (Daily Mirror).

Manchester United look set to keep England star Harry Maguire but will look to sign a new centre-back if they can offload Eric Bailly, Phil Jones or Axel Tuanzebe this summer (Daily Mail).

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Rangers will be able to land transfer target Antonio Colak for a bargain fee this summer with PAOK desperate to move the striker on this summer (Daily Record).

Fulham are readying a £10m bid for Liverpool defender Neco Williams as they look to fend off Nottingham Forest and Southampton (Daily Mail).

Arsenal hope that their latest signing, Fabio Vieira, will be able to help them land another of their main transfer targets, Raphinha, this summer (Daily Telegraph).

Manchester United's attempts to sign Frenkie de Jong have stalled due to tough financial rules imposed on Barcelona by La Liga (Daily Mirror).

Tottenham have reportedly cooled their interest in former midfielder Christian Eriksen as they concentrate on other additions (Daily Mirror).

Full-back Alexandro Bernabei is moving closer to a deal with Celtic with a "verbal agreement" in place with Lanus (Daily Record).

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