Transfer rumours and paper review – Friday, March 4

4 Mar

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


Manuel Neuer is one of the dream targets on Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City transfer wish-list – plunging Joe Hart’s long-term future into doubt. Manager Guardiola is planning a major squad overhaul when he takes over in the summer and he wants Neuer to follow him from Bayern Munich. (Daily Mirror)

Chelsea sent scouts to Juventus to watch Paul Pogba earlier this week. The France international, who is expected to cost in the region of £70million, has also been linked with Real Madrid, Barcelona and Bayern Munich. (Daily Express)

Zinedine Zidane and Florentino Perez have had enough of Real Madrid’s underperforming stars — and are preparing for a sensational summer clearout. The pair have drawn up a blacklist of TEN players who are set to be shown the door. Chief among them are changing room heavyweights Cristiano Ronaldo and Sergio Ramos. (Daily Mirror)

Italy are considering a shock move to make Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri their new coach after Euro 2016. (Daily Express)

Manuel Pellegrini is Zenit St Petersburg’s No 1 choice when he leaves Manchester City. But the Chilean, 62, would prefer to stay in England or return to Spain. (The Sun)

Inter Milan will sell captain Mauro Icardi if they fail to qualify for the Champions League, putting Chelsea and Manchester United on alert. (Daily Star)

Galatasaray have released a club statement to deny they have received an offer for goalkeeper Fernando Muslera from Tottenham. (London Evening Standard)

And here are the latest talkSPORT.com headlines…​

John Terry tells talkSPORT: Chelsea players have not discussed Antonio Conte or any other manager

Chelsea captain John Terry tells talkSPORT: ‘No contract talks at the moment’

Leicester City FC: Gary Lineker on the Foxes, strikers and the time he was nearly booked

Arsene Wenger LACKS confrontational skills and Arsenal have had too many excuses over the years, former Gunner tells talkSPORT

Ramon Calderon casts doubt on ‘Ronaldo and Ramos to Manchester United’ rumours, but admits: ‘If they want to leave, they will’

Real Madrid eyeing Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino as potential replacement for Zinedine Zidane

Youngster Joao Teixeira set to leave Liverpool for Fiorentina in the summer

Manchester City and Manchester United make enquiry over Barcelona star Sergio Busquets

Manchester United facing losing out to Inter Milan for £8m defender

Liverpool to battle Inter Milan for Bayer Leverkusen forward Karim Bellarabi

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