Transfer news and football gossip: Arsenal and Tottenham want Man United ace, City eye ‘new Pirlo’, West Ham in Arnautovic fight


Plus, Everton in talks over Rojo deal, Brighton ace wants out and Man City eye ‘new Pirlo’

There is plenty of football gossip, news and rumours in Friday’s newspapers.

Here’s a round up of the headlines…

Manchester United flop Alexis Sanchez is at his lowest ebb since joining the club. The striker is currently away training with Chile ahead of their games against Costa Rica and Honduras where he is said to be “acting weird”. The 29-year-old was only named as a substitute for the 3-1 Manchester derby defeat to City at the weekend and was “furious” at not making the starting XI. (The Sun)

Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur are pursuing the signature of Eric Bailly. The Cote d’Ivoire defender – brought to Manchester United for an initial transfer fee of €35million in the summer of 2016 – has been frustrated by his recent exclusion from the first team and is unsettled at the club. (Daily Record)

Eric Bailly could be on his way out of Manchester United

Eric Bailly could be on his way out of Manchester United

Atletico Madrid are desperately trying to tie down Diego Godin to a new contract – to fend off renewed interest from Manchester United. Old Trafford boss Jose Mourinho wanted Godin last summer but ended up getting nowhere, yet United are still interested for next summer. (Daily Mirror)

Everton have initiated talks with Manchester United over a move for Marcos Rojo in the January transfer window.The Argentine is yet to feature for the Red Devils this season and Jose Mourinho is happy to let him go in order to raise funds for a new centre-back in January. (Metro)

Paulo Dybala has distanced himself from a move to Manchester United, despite revealing he wants to play alongside former Juventus teammate Paul Pogba again. (FULL STORY HERE)

West Ham may have to pay £200,000 a week to keep Marko Arnautovic. That is the staggering figure being quoted to the club as they battle to keep their unsettled striker happy. (The Sun)

Marko Arnautovic was a club record signing for West Ham in 2017 when he joined from Stoke for £20m

Marko Arnautovic was a club record signing for West Ham in 2017 when he joined from Stoke for £20m

Brighton striker Jurgen Locadia is ready to quit the club in January after hitting out at manager Chris Hughton over his lack of opportunities. The Dutchman, 25, has scored just two goals since his £14million move from PSV Eindhoven in January and has barely played this season. (The Sun)

Bayern Munich are confident they have won the race to sign Aaron Ramsey. The Arsenal midfielder is available on a lucrative free transfer this summer when his Arsenal contract expires. There has been plenty of interest in him from within the Premier League, especially from Liverpool and Chelsea, as well as from abroad. But German champions Bayern Munich believe that they have won the race to sign the Wales international. (The Independent)

Leeds United and Aston Villa are showing interest in signing Cardiff’s Kadeem Harris. (FULL STORY HERE)

Manchester City have entered the transfer battle for Italian teen sensation Sandro Tonali. The Brescia midfielder is turning heads in Serie B at the moment and he has been compared to the legendary Andrea Pirlo. (FULL STORY HERE)

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