Transfer rumours and paper review – Friday, March 18: Arsenal lead race to sign Ibrahimovic, Chelsea want Kante and Kompany to leave Man City?

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

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been offered to Arsenal as the Paris Saint-Germain striker eyes a move to the Premier League this summer. London is reportedly the Swedish superstar’s preferred destination, with Chelsea also linked with a move. (Daily Mirror)

Chelsea are lining up a bid for impressive Leicester midfielder N’Golo Kante. The 24-year-old has been a revelation for the Foxes this season and has attracted interest from Stamford Bridge as well as Real Madrid. (Daily Mirror)

Incoming boss Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has reportedly told sporting director Txiki Begiristain to place captain Vincent Kompany on the transfer list. (The Sun)

Arsenal are monitoring Napoli’s Gonzalo Higuain, 28, as they target a world-class striker this summer. (Football Insider).

Antonio Conte wants to sign Juventus centre-half Leonardo Bonucci as a long-term replacement for John Terry if he is made Chelsea boss as is expected in the summer. (Daily Telegraph)

Chelsea will have cough up £35million to sign Roma defender Kostas Manolas this summer, after the Blues failed with a £26m bid for the 24-year-old Greek international. (The Sun)

Mancehster City target David Alaba, 23, is in talks about signing a new deal with Bayern Munich. (Manchester Evening News)

Manchester United are ready to bid this summer for Santos midfielder Thiago Maia, 18. (Sport Witness)

West Ham manager Slaven Bilic says the Hammers are interested in signing 25-year-old Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Havard Nordtveit. (Sky Sports)

Patrick Kluivert is keen to join Newcastle’s backroom staff to help Rafael Benitez’ bid to keep the Magpies in the Premier League. (Newcastle Chronicle)

And here are the latest headlines…​

Frank McLintock on Arsenal: It’s time to act like we ARE one of the top teams in the world

Claudio Ranieri will NOT leave Leicester for Italy manager role

‘I understand why Mark Noble didn’t make the England squad’ – Danny Murphy on talkSPORT

West Ham midfielder Michail Antonio rejects Jamaica call-up in favour of England

Slaven Bilic confirms West Ham ‘monitoring’ former Arsenal youngster Havard Nordtveit but denies deal is done

Newcastle v Sunderland: Rob Elliot claims Toon are a ‘top 10 team in terms of quality’

Transfer report: Everton and Liverpool both keen on Paris Saint-Germain starlet Presnel Kimpembe

Paul Pogba latest: PSG ahead of Chelsea and Manchester City in battle for £80m France star

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