Transfer rumours and paper review – Friday, September 16: New Man City deal for Sergio Aguero, Chelsea plot January move for Lazio star

16 Sep

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


Antonio Conte is ready to go back for Lazio defender Stefan De Vrij in January. Chelsea boss Conte still regards a centre-half as a top transfer priority despite re-signing David Luiz from Paris Saint-Germain for £32million on deadline day. (Daily Mirror)

Sergio Aguero has agreed a one-year contract extension with Manchester City, tying him to the Etihad until 2020, and is targeting Champions League success under Pep Guardiola. (Daily Mirror)

Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci has admitted he was tempted by the prospect of joining Manchester City in the summer before committing his future to the Italian champions. (Gazzetta dello Sport)

Everton have joined Manchester United in the pursuit of Juventus teenager Grigoris Kastanos. Jose Mourinho has been monitoring the 18-year-old midfielder with a view to making a move for the player either in January or at the end of the season. However, Ronald Koeman thinks he can steal a march on his Premier League rival with the offer of first-team football. (Independent)

Antoine Griezmann is taking his future into his own hands after parting company with his agent in order to represent himself. The headstrong Frenchman turned down a number of offers to leave Madrid this summer and instead signed a new deal with Atletico Madrid. But with a release clause of just €100million, Premier League clubs still see the France international as representing good value for a player of his quality and Manchester United and Chelsea are set to make offers next summer. (Daily Mirror)

Alexis Sanchez will be offered a two year contract extension to keep him at Arsenal until 2020. Arsenal forward Sanchez wants around £200,000-a-week which would make him one of the top earners in the Premier League. (Daily Mirror)

Real Madrid midfielder James Rodriguez is attracting interest from Manchester United, with Zinedine Zidane apparently ready to let the Colombian go. (Don Balon)

Steven Gerrard has revealed he has not discussed a coaching role with Liverpool, but says he gets on ‘very well’ with boss Jurgen Klopp. The Anfield legend has been touted for a future role with the Reds but insists no contact has been made from the club yet. (Daily Mirror)

Tony Pulis is set for showdown talks with new West Brom owner Guochuan Lai. Pulis’ Hawthorns future is in the balance after a war of words with chairman John Williams. (The Sun)

And here are the latest talkSPORT.com headlines…​

‘Young player worth £20m will go abroad for £400k and come back for £10m’ – Top agent spills the beans

Leicester City transfer blow! AC Milan to offer Foxes target M’Baye Niang new contract

Mino Raiola reveals: Zlatan Ibrahimovic wanted to end career at NAPOLI, not Manchester United

Bayern Munich chief reveals how the club stole starlet Renato Sanches away from Manchester United

West Brom BLOW! Palermo interested in Baggies target and ex-Arsenal striker Marouane Chamakh

Manchester City FC transfer news: Pep Guardiola eyeing reunion with Bayern Munich defender Juan Bernat

Swansea FC transfer news: Sotiris Papagiannopoulos links up with Premier League club on trial

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