Friday's Paper Talk: Football transfer news, rumours and gossip including Wendel, Kevin de Bruyne, Man Utd, Arsenal, Chelsea

Football gossip and transfer rumours from the back pages

Could Wendel be on his way to Everton? Jorginho out, Jesus Corona in at Chelsea? That and more in today's Paper Talk.


  • Chelsea could offload Jorginho this summer if the right offer comes in, claims his agent Joao Santos.
  • Manchester United have no plans to sign Philippe Coutinho, despite the Brazilian reportedly being offered to them.


  • Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is desperate to sign Kalidou Koulibaly this summer, and has apparently called him to convince him to move to Anfield.
  • Arsenal are eyeing Lille ace Victor Osimhen as a potential replacement for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
  • Chelsea have made an approach for FC Porto star Jesus Corona, according to the winger's agent.
  • Everton are keeping tabs on Sporting Lisbon star Wendel ahead of the summer transfer window.

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  • Kevin De Bruyne is reportedly ready to open contract talks with Manchester City.
  • N'Golo Kante has returned to Chelsea training - but entirely on his own amid his continued fears about the coronavirus.


  • Tottenham are willing to extend Danny Rose's loan at Newcastle for him to complete the campaign at St James' Park.
  • Arsenal will not look to appoint a new chairman following the decision of Sir Chips Keswick to retire after seven years in the role.
  • Phil Neville says he always planned to give up coaching England Women after three years "and then get into the day-to-day running of a club".


  • Former Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has slammed the club's transfer strategy after revealing they signed his 'seventh or eighth-choice' transfer target over his other preferred players.
  • Arsenal and Spurs transfer target Ryan Fraser has been linked with a surprise move to Galatasary.
  • Manchester City and Newcastle United are trailing highly-rated young winger Facundo Pellistri.


  • Odion Ighalo is willing to risk a new £75m contract with Shanghai Shenhua to remain with Manchester United for the rest of the season.
  • Manchester United have entered the race to sign rising Roma star Riccardo Calafiori and have sounded out his agent Mino Raiola about a deal.
  • Manchester United have renewed their interest in former transfer target Pietro Pellegri of Monaco, according to reports.


  • Leicester are not interested in Celtic's Kristoffer Ajer, according to reports.
  • Former Hibernian and Dundee United striker Simon Murray has revealed he has held signing talks with three Premiership clubs.


  • Harry Redknapp is weighing up a stunning returning to football - with Airdrie.
  • In-demand Ryan Fraser has been lined up for a shock move to Galatasaray with the lure of Champions League football on offer to tempt him to move to Turkey.
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