Paper Talk: Tuesday's football transfer rumours and gossip from UK newspapers

Last Updated June 20 2017, 13:18Football
Nemanja Matic
Nemanja Matic

A round-up of the latest football gossip from Monday's national newspapers.


Nemanja Matic is keen to sign for Manchester United and reunite with his former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho.

Barcelona will offer Rafinha plus £20million for Hector Bellerin as they test Arsenal's resolve in transfer window

Newcastle are close to completing the £8.7million signing of Florian Lejeune.


Chelsea are set to enter the race to sign Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain from Arsenal.

Sky Bet Specials: Chelsea 6/1 to sign Oxlade-Chamberlain

Swansea have held discussions with John Terry and remain hopeful they can persuade the former England skipper to join the Welsh club next season.

Barcelona could use Rafinha as a makeweight in their pursuit of Arsenal's right-back Hector Bellerin, according to a Spanish media report.

Rafa Benitez is set for a transfer breakthrough by landing defender Florian Lejeune.

Swansea are interested in signing Chelsea youngster Tammy Abraham.

Willy Caballero has edged closer to sealing his move to Chelsea after passing a medical.

Everton winger Gerard Deulofeu is heading back to Barcelona.

Erik Lamela is set to remain sidelined due to a hip injury until October.


Antonio Conte has held positive talks with Chelsea as he considers signing a new contract.

Dani Alves asks to be released on a free from Juventus as Manchester City and Chelsea eye Brazilian defender.

Sky Bet Special: Man City strong favourites for Dani Alves

Chelsea set to confirm Willy Caballero signing as soon as former Manchester City goalkeeper passes a medical


Jose Mourinho has slammed the door shut on Cristiano Ronaldo returning to Manchester United.

Romelu Lukaku remains Chelsea's No 1 striker target despite suggestions they are also keen on Manchester United target Alvaro Morata.

Tony Adams is the secret agent behind a consortium bidding to buy Sunderland.

Liverpool have had a £36.7m swoop for Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly snubbed, reports claim.

Arsenal striker Takuma Asano is to stay at Stuttgart for next season as he seeks to secure a work permit.

Rafa Benitez is closing in on a £18m double deal for Porto striker Vincent Aboubakar and Eibar defender Florian Lejeune ahead of Newcastle's Premier League return.


Manchester United have serious reservations about re-signing Cristiano Ronaldo.

Real Madrid star James Rodriguez would prefer to join Manchester United over Chelsea, according to reports in Spain.


Dani Alves has told Juventus he wants to leave amid interest from Manchester City.


Antonio Conte is due to hold talks with Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich, with the Premier League champions optimistic that the Italian will extend his contract.

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