Transfer rumours and paper review: Arsenal nearing £60m deal for Lyon ace, Spurs want Watford starlet

Here are the top transfer-related stories in Tuesday’s newspapers…



Arsenal are in advanced talks to sign Lyon playmaker Nabil Fekir. A deal worth more than £60m for the French attacker is “almost done”, paving the way for Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez to leave. (Daily Star)

Spurs are keeping tabs on Watford starlet Richarlison. The 20-year-old Brazilian forward has made an instant and impressive impact in England since his summer move to Vicarage Road. And his displays are now being closely monitored by Tottenham. (Daily Mirror)

Manchester United are in talks with Benfica over 16-year-old star Umaro Embalo – but face a fight with other members of Europe’s elite. Embalo is seen as one of the biggest stars coming out of the Benfica academy and the left-footed winger has drawn comparisons with former United stars Nani and Cristiano Ronaldo. (Daily Mirror)

Manchester United have checked on Argentine left-back Enzo Diaz, who admits it is his dream to play for the club. The 21-year-old plays for second division leaders Agropecuario and caught the eye of United as they look to find some security in a position currently being shared by Matteo Darmian, Ashley Young, Daley Blind and rarely Luke Shaw. (Daily Mail)

Real Madrid have made the decision to sell Gareth Bale next summer after his latest injury setback. (AS)

Antoine Griezmann has admitted it would be a dream to play alongside Neymar and Kylian Mbappe, fuelling speculation that a move to Paris Saint-Germain could be on the cards at the end of the current season. The forward was heavily linked to Manchester United over the summer but all hopes of a transfer were dashed after he penned a new five-year contract with Atletico Madrid. (Independent)

Borussia Dortmund are monitoring Emre Can’s contract stand-off with Liverpool as they consider offering him the chance to return to Germany. Can’s present deal expires at the end of the season, and there has been little signal of a resolution, with the player keen for a release clause to be inserted into any new Anfield deal. (The Times)

Rangers are interested in Northern Ireland manager as they look to fill their vacant managerial role. But they face competition from the Scotland national team. (Daily Telegraph)

West Brom have revived their interest in Brazilian midfielder Josef de Souza. Albion offered £10.6million for the versatile 28-year-old from Fenerbahce in the summer but the deal stalled and manager Tony Pulis pushed through the loan signing of Grzegorz Krychowiak from Paris St Germain. (Daily Mail)

And here are the latest talkSPORT.com headlines…​

Michael O’Neill has been told he has a better chance of reaching a major tournament with Northern Ireland than Scotland

Former West Ham defender Neil Ruddock hopes new boss David Moyes proves his doubters wrong and brings success to the club, although concedes he would have picked Chris Hughton instead

Former Chelsea midfielder Ramires will start training with Inter Milan in December ahead of a proposed January switch from Chinese club Jiangsu Suning

With Emre Can’s contract expiring at the end of this season and no new deal said to be under discussion, his future in the Liverpool team is uncertain

Real Madrid want to sell Gareth Bale to Manchester United this summer – and replace him with Eden Hazard

Tottenham are set to enter the race for highly-rated Spanish winger Mikel Oyarzabal, according to reports

Brighton and Southampton are interested in snapping up Newcastle outcast Aleksandar Mitrovic, according to reports

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