Transfer rumours and paper review – Friday, June 3: Guardiola eyeing €50m starlet as next Manchester City signing, Kane set for new Tottenham deal?

3 Jun

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


After signing Ilkay Gundogan, new Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola is chasing a host of other targets having been giving an astonishing transfer budget which could exceed £250million. Former Bayern Munich boss Guardiola wants two centre-halves, two other defenders, a new goalkeeper and a host of midfield and attacking players. (Daily Mirror)

And Guardiola’s next signing could be Aymeric Laporte from Athletic Bilbao with Manchester City ready to pay the €50m (£39m) release clause in the 22-year-old French defender’s contract. (Guardian)

Dani Alves is considering a number of offers after it was confirmed he will leave Barcelona – including one from Manchester United. But his most likely destination is Paris Saint-Germain. (Daily Express)

Tottenham Hotspur have offered Harry Kane a £100,000-a-week contract that will shatter the club’s wage structure and make him the highest paid player at White Hart Lane. Kane is close to agreeing the deal and is expected to put pen to paper after Euro 2016 as Spurs look to ward off sustained interest from Manchester United. (Squawka)

Besiktas sporting director Gokhan Keskin has confirmed the Turkish club are targeting Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina. (Daily Express)

West Bromwich Albion are weighing up a move for QPR defender Steven Caulker. The 24-year-old was on loan at Southampton and Liverpool last season and also has interest from Crystal Palace. Caulker though is not overly keen on a move to Palace and is willing to link up with Tony Pulis at Albion if they can agree a deal. (Daily Mail)

Premier League champions Leicester City have begun negotiations over a new long-term contract with goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel. Leicester want to confirm Schmeichel’s future at the King Power Stadium before the start of the summer transfer merry-go-round. (Daily Mail)

Arsenal are prepared to loan Calum Chambers out next season, provided they sign a new centre back. But Arsene Wenger will not sanction a permanent exit for the former Southampton believing he can still become a key figure for the Gunners. (Daily Mail)

And Southampton are keen to get England Under-21s star Chambers back on a season-long loan. (Daily Mirror)

Everton are set to land Ronald Koeman with a £7million-a-year double-your-money offer — and the promise of massive transfer funds. Goodison chairman Bill Kenwright is confident he will have Southampton manager Koeman in place by the end of the weekend. (Daily Mirror)

And here are the latest talkSPORT.com headlines…​

Shock Liverpool transfer news: Paris Saint-Germain plotting £45m move for Philippe Coutinho

Chelsea and Liverpool set to lose out to Juventus in chase for French starlet

Arsenal and Chelsea keen on Henrikh Mkhitaryan but Juventus leading battle for Borussia Dortmund star

Napoli warn Arsenal and Chelsea off star defender Kalidou Koulibaly

West Ham transfer news: Carlos Bacca’s agent insists AC Milan hitman has not decided on future

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