Transfer rumours and paper review – football stories on Thursday, March 24

24 Mar

Here is this morning’s transfer gossip from the newspapers and online…

French champions Paris St-Germain are lining up a £50m move for Liverpool forward Daniel Sturridge, 26, as they look to replace out-of-contract Sweden striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic(Sun)

Liverpool and Arsenal are set to compete for the £31m signing of Bayern Munich’s Germany midfielder Mario Gotze, 23, in the summer. (Daily Star)

Chelsea hope their £73m valuation of Belgium keeper Thibaut Courtois, 23, will scare off Real Madrid’s interest. (London Evening Standard)

Former Manchester United and Everton manager David Moyes, 52, is still interested in taking over at Aston Villa this summer, despite the Birmingham club facing relegation to the Championship. (Daily Mirror)

Manchester United’s promotional video for their summer tour to China does not feature manager Louis van Gaal, sparking more speculation the Dutchman will leave the club at the end of the season. (Manchester Evening News)

Inter Milan vice-president Javier Zanetti has dismissed speculation linking the Serie A club’s coach Roberto Mancini with Arsenal. (Gazzetta World)

Arsene Wenger is determined to stay on as Arsenal manager – and has targeted Southampton midfielder Victor Wanyama, 24, and Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos, 26, as he plans to rebuild his squad. (Daily Mirror)

Juventus general manager Giuseppe Marotta is worried that striker Alvaro Morata, 23, could leave in the summer. (Daily Express) 

However, Marotta is confident the Bianconeri will hold on to 23-year-old midfielder Paul Pogba, despite interest from Chelsea. (Evening Standard)

The agent of 29-year-old Paris St-Germain striker Edinson Cavani says the Uruguayan is interested in working with Antonio Conte, who is expected to be the new manager at Chelsea. (Tuttosport via Metro) 

Tottenham Hotspur are planning to offer England striker Harry Kane a new contract in the summer that will more than double the 22-year-old’s weekly wage. (Daily Express)

West Bromwich Albion have joined several Premier League clubs in the chase for Levante’s 27-year-old centre-half Zouhair Feddal. (Birmingham Mail)

Baggies keeper Ben Foster, 32, told England manager Roy Hodgson that he was not ready for a international recall this month, instead preferring to use the break to continue his recovery from a ten month lay-off. (Express and Star)

Chelsea will demand more than £10m for Nathan Ake this summer if the club’s next permanent manager decides the left-back can leave, and the 21-year-old Dutchman is attracting the attention of Liverpool and West Ham. (Daily Telegraph)

Leeds United’s Italian owner Massimo Cellino hopes to appoint Fabio Cannavaro, the 42-year-old ex-Real Madrid defender who captained the Azzurri to the 2006 World Cup, as the Championship club’s new manager in the summer. (Daily Mail)

Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez is set to inspect the club’s academy with a view to making changes from top to bottom. (Newcastle Chronicle)

Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew’s job is not under threat despite the Eagles’ 13-game run without a Premier League win. (Croydon Advertiser)

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is interested in goalkeepers Sergio Rico, of Sevilla, and Real Betis’ Antonio Adan. (Fichajes via Daily Star)

Southampton are desperate to hold on to manager Ronald Koeman, who hopes to manage a major club in the near future. (Bleacher Report)

Manchester United hope to sign 31-year-old Brazilian defender Joao Miranda, currently on loan at Inter Milan, from Atletico Madrid. (Gianluca Di Marzio via Metro)

And here are the latest transfer stories from…

Manchester United have held secret talks with Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Chelsea to rival Liverpool in chase for Schalke defender Sead Kolasinac

Arsenal, Chelsea and Man United target PSG star

In-demand Juventus striker not sure where he wants to play next season

Atletico Madrid determined to sign Chelsea star

Barcelona want Arsenal man to return home



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