Sunday's Paper Talk: Football news and transfer gossip, including Bruno Fernandes to Manchester United in £51m deal

Football gossip and transfer rumours from the back pages
Football gossip and transfer rumours from the back pages

United will this week make Sporting Lisbon a formal £51m offer for midfielder Bruno Fernandes, according to The Sun On Sunday.

THE SUN ON SUNDAY

  • Manchester United will this week make Sporting Lisbon a formal £51m offer for midfielder Bruno Fernandes.
  • Crystal Palace and Lazio have joined the battle for the services of Manchester United captain Ashley Young.
  • Chelsea are trying to put clubs off making an offer for striker Michy Batshuayi by placing a £45m price tag on his head, while they have no interest in loaning out the Belgium international.
  • Everton are lining up a £25m transfer bid for Brazilian Everton Soares from Gremio.
  • Manchester United midfielder Nemanja Matic is in talks with MLS side Chicago Fire over a lucrative move to the United States.
  • Chelsea starlet Tariq Lamptey could be on his way out of Stamford Bridge with Paris Saint-Germain and Nice reportedly eyeing up the impressive academy graduate.
  • Paulo Dybala is reportedly set to end speculation surrounding his future by penning a lucrative new contract with Juventus.
  • Manchester United have been snubbed by Emre Can - because he has too much respect for his old club Liverpool.
  • Tottenham are asking for a "significant" loan fee for Kyle Walker-Peters, who remains a target for Brighton, Crystal Palace and Southampton.
  • Cardiff could increase their offer for Wales international Kieffer Moore to £4m as they look to land a new striker with the Latics set to make a loan offer for Sheffield Wednesday's Jordan Rhodes to replace him.
  • Brighton will let Glenn Murray join a Championship side for free but will insist on a £500,000 fee if any Premier League club wants the veteran striker.
  • Norwich City are closing on a deal to sign left-back Xavi Quintilla, whose contract with Villarreal expires in the summer.
  • West Ham remain keen on Middlesbrough goalkeeper Darren Randolph but want him to prove he can kick properly following a thigh injury before a £4m deal is finalised.
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SUNDAY MIRROR

  • Manchester United target Donny van de Beek looks bound for Real Madrid for £46m - just months after United backed out of signing the Ajax midfielder for just £20m.
  • New Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta is considering a move to take AC Milan midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu on loan as he looks to bolster his squad.
  • John Stones' future at Manchester City is in doubt with the Premier League champions yet to start talks with the £48m defender about a new contract.
  • Manchester United have offered Birmingham City an eight-figure package for wonderkid Jude Bellingham.
  • Newcastle boss Steve Bruce has been told to get rid of three players to make way for new signings, with strikers Dwight Gayle, Yoshinori Muto and Ki Sung-Yueng among candidates to leave.
  • Leicester City have made an enquiry over the availability of Manchester United left-back Luke Shaw because of continuing interest in Ben Chilwell.
  • Jurgen Klopp is reportedly open to the idea of signing Barcelona forward Ousmane Dembele.
  • Birmingham City's de facto chief executive Xuandong Ren had to call security staff for protection after trouble flared at their New Year's Day match against Wigan.

SUNDAY TIMES

  • Chelsea have made an enquiry about Brighton defender Lewis Dunk as they seek to reinforce their defensive options.

MAIL ON SUNDAY

  • Leeds midfielder Kalvin Phillips could be in line for a shock England call-up after Gareth Southgate watched the midfielder play against Sheffield Wednesday.
  • Javier Hernandez could be on the move again with LA Galaxy showing interest in 'Chicharito' after his move to Sevilla from West Ham.
  • Crystal Palace striker Connor Wickham will be given the chance to revive his career with a loan spell at Sheffield Wednesday.
  • Sheffield United are looking to add another centre-back and have made Ipswich youngster Luke Woolfenden a target.
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DAILY STAR SUNDAY

  • Liverpool were keen on signing Timo Werner last year but the German snubbed a move because of the strength of their current forwards.
  • West Ham will listen to loan offers for Andriy Yarmolenko as David Moyes looks to free up some budget for January signings.
  • Coventry City are hoping to sign Finland right-back Nikolai Alho, but face competition for his services from German side Hannover 96.
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SUNDAY EXPRESS

  • Manchester United will make a further scouting mission to watch Lille midfielder Boubakary Soumare on Sunday.
  • Tottenham are weighing up a shock offer to Crystal Palace for Christian Benteke as they seek someone to solve their striker injury crisis.
  • Crystal Palace are battling with Atletico Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain for the signature of France U21 left-back Rayan Ait Nouri, who plays for Angers.
  • West Ham could turn to Inter Milan midfielder Roberto Gagliardini if, as expected, they miss out to Tottenham over Gedson Fernandes.
  • Newcastle owner Mike Ashley fears his fractious relationship with Rangers could scupper hopes of signing Alfredo Morelos and James Tavernier.
  • Chelsea are set to tell Emerson Palmieri he will have to wait until the summer to secure a move to Juventus or Inter Milan.
  • David Moyes wants former Hibernian head coach Alan Stubbs to become part of his West Ham backroom staff.
  • AC Milan could turn to Burnley goalkeeper Joe Hart if they are unable to get a deal for Bournemouth's Asmir Begovic to become their No 2 over the line.
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THE OBSERVER

  • Manchester City are battling with Juventus over the signing of Lyon midfielder Hossem Aouar.
  • Derby County and QPR lead the race to sign Tottenham youngster Jack Clarke on loan.

SCOTTISH SUN

  • Celtic won't back calls for a Premiership shutdown to help Scotland qualify for Euro 2020.
  • Celtic's head of recruitment Nick Hammond watched Dundee United striker Lawrence Shankland score a hat-trick against Partick Thistle on Saturday.

DAILY RECORD

  • Any club wanting to sign Celtic target Andraz Sporar will have to pay at least £5m according to the president of Slovan Bratislava.
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