Tottenham are in talks to sign two new defenders, but six are expected to move on before Monday’s deadline, while Paul Pogba is trying to lure a big-money Man Utd target to Old Trafford, according to Saturday’s paper gossip.
SPURS TALKS FOR RUDIGER, SKRINIAR
Tottenham are reportedly in talks over deals for both Milan Skriniar and Antonio Rudiger before Monday’s deadline.
Jose Mourinho is looking to bolster his central defensive options and could yet sign BOTH top targets. In reality, Mourinho will hope to get his hands on either of the defenders.
Inter defender Skriniar is the top target, with the Spurs boss tracking him from his days at Man Utd.
But Rudiger is also an option too. We exclusively revealed earlier this week how the defender had refused to play against Spurs in the Carabao Cup.
As per the Daily Express, citing Fabrizio Romano, talks are ongoing over deals for the duo.
“Still nothing advanced for Toni Rudiger – Skriniar is the main target but deal with Inter is still ‘complicated’,” Romano said.
“Inter would accept €50m + add ons but there’s still no agreement.”
Despite losing his place in Antonio Conte’s side, Inter insist they want to keep the defender.
“We reiterated that Skriniar is not on the market and no offers have arrived in this sense,” sporting director Piero Ausilio said. “Rather than reiterating that he will stay here, I don’t know what to say!”
Meanwhile, it’s been revealed that Spurs could help fund the signings by offloading five players.
As per Football London, Danny Rose, Juan Foyth, Serge Aurier, Ryan Sessegnon and Cameron Carter-Vickers could be on the move.
A sixth, more surprisising exit, though has been mooted in the shape of trusty goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga. He deputised for Hugo Lloris last season, but appears to have slipped to third choice behind Joe Hart.
POGBA CONVINCES DEMBELE OVER UNITED MOVE
Ousmane Dembele is reportedly now keen on signing for Manchester United. However, Barcelona sporting director Ramon Planes is opposed to him leaving the Nou Camp. (Daily Mirror)
A chat with Paul Pogba could also be key to luring the World Cup winning winger to Old Trafford. (Daily Express)
Manchester United have agreed a five-year contract with 18-year-old Atletico Penarol winger Facundo Pellistri. (Daily Express)
Real Madrid have joined the race to sign Lyon midfielder Houssem Aouar in a huge blow for Arsenal. (Daily Record)
Jadon Sancho has no plans to push for a move with Manchester United and Borussia Dortmund far apart in their valuations. (Daily Mail)
Premier League managers and players remain confused about what will and won’t be given as a handball this weekend. That’s despite the refereeing body’s attempts to clarify their new relaxed rules. (Daily Mail)
HUDSON-ODOI TO BAYERN
The Premier League are threatening to cut Championship clubs out of their proposed rescue package. The proposal leaves the EFL with a potential shortfall of £190m. (Daily Mail)
West Ham have turned their attention to signing Watford defender Craig Dawson after being priced out for James Tarkowski. (Daily Mail)
Newcastle United target Daniele Rugani has agreed to join Rennes on loan for the season. (Daily Mail)
Tottenham defender Cameron Carter-Vickers is wanted by Bournemouth, Swansea City and Luton Town. (Daily Mail)
Tottenham will focus on finding moves away for a number of fringe players after securing striker Carlos Vinicius. Spurs also still hope to seal one of Skriniar or Rudiger before the window shuts. (Daily Telegraph)
William Saliba could leave Arsenal on loan before Monday’s international transfer deadline. (The Guardian)
Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson has played down claims they could sign Reiss Nelson on loan from Arsenal. (Daily Mirror)
Manchester United’s Diogo Dalot is in talks with AC Milan. Roma also want the Portuguese right-back as part of their deal for Chris Smalling. (The Sun)
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