Paper Talk: all the latest football gossip
Paper Talk: all the latest football gossip

Wednesday's transfer gossip and football rumours


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


DAILY MIRROR

  • Paris Saint-Germain have turned their attention to Paul Pogba and hope to be able to secure the Manchester United midfielder this summer for £50m with his contract beginning to run down.
  • Gareth Bale is ready to delay his plans of playing in MLS to see out his contract with Real Madrid.
  • Edgar Davids has been fired by Portuguese club Olhanense after seven months in charge with chairman Luis Torres branding his reign as "a disaster".
  • Martin Braithwaite's agent launched a furious attack on Jorge Mendes after his client was linked with a move to Wolves.

THE SUN

  • Agent Andrea D'Amico claims Arsenal have made an opening £34m offer for Sassuolo midfielder Manuel Locatelli.
  • Chelsea are prepared to let Tammy Abraham join Arsenal on loan to speed through a deal.
  • Everton have joined the list of clubs keeping tabs on Jesse Lingard's situation at Manchester United.
  • Dennis Praet has told Leicester City he is not prepared to sit on the bench again next season.

DAILY MAIL

  • A group of investors, including former QPR chief executive Phillip Beard, have seen a £400m takeover bid for West Ham turned down by the club's current owners.
  • Arsenal could offer fringe players Reiss Nelson and Ainsley Maitland-Niles to Leicester City as part of an offer for James Maddison.
  • Crystal Palace have made an enquiry for Schalke defender Ozan Kabak, who finished last season on loan with Liverpool.
  • Martin Braithwaite's agent Hasan Cetinkaya has launched an attack on Jorge Mendes after the Barcelona striker was linked with a move back to England with Wolves.
  • Antonio Conte is reportedly waiting for an offer from a club in Europe after being approached by the Netherlands to take over as their national team head coach.

DAILY STAR

  • Arsenal have emerged as favourites to sign Jordan Henderson, should stalled contract talks with Liverpool end in him leaving the club as early as this summer.
  • European champions Chelsea are planning to include striker Tammy Abraham as part of a deal to sign West Ham United midfielder Declan Rice this summer.
  • A message on Instagram posted by Everton winger Bernard to team-mate Lucas Digne suggests the Brazilian could soon be on his way out of Goodison Park.

DAILY EXPRESS

  • Davinson Sanchez could potentially be involved in any deal with Atalanta for goalkeeper Pierluigi Gollini and defender Cristian Romero.
  • Barcelona have turned their attentions to Paulo Dybala and Juventus as possible partners for a swap deal involving Antoine Griezmann after the collapse of a deal with Atletico Madrid.
  • Lyon have increased their asking price for Houssem Aouar, who is a possible target for multiple Premier League clubs including Liverpool, to in excess of £25m.

DAILY RECORD

  • Rangers have rejected a £600,000 offer from West Ham for teenage winger Kai Kennedy.
  • Rangers are facing less competition for Nimes midfielder Zinedine Ferhat with Strasbourg reportedly joining Saint Etienne in pulling out of the race for his signature.

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