Transfer rumours and paper review – Monday, April 4: Conte IN, Costa OUT at Chelsea? Man United to pay £40m for teenage star?

4 Apr

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


Manchester United hope to complete a deal for Renato Sanches after telling Benfica they will pay up to £40m for the 18-year-old midfielder this summer. (Metro)

Antonio Conte is set to be confirmed as the next Chelsea manager after flying into London on Sunday. Italy boss Conte was spotted in the capital and is understood to be preparing to agree the final details of a three-year contract at Stamford Bridge. Conte, 46, is ready to sign a deal worth £5million per season to take charge of the Blues. (The Sun)

Diego Costa has been offered to French champions Paris Saint-Germain by agent Jorge Mendes. The Spain international has been linked with a Stamford Bridge exit this summer after apparently becoming ‘unsettled and frustrated’ with life in London. (France Football)

Chelsea transfer target Edinson Cavani has revealed he will hold talks with Paris Saint-Germain to determine whether he has a future with the French champions. (London Evening Standard)

Jose Mourinho has emerged as a top target for the management job of the Syrian national team. The Qasioun Eagles want to help them reach the 2018 World Cup in Russia, after qualifying for the third phase in Asia. (The Sun)

Tottenham have joined Manchester United in the race to sign France midfielder Lassana Diarra from Marseille this summer. (Metro)

Arsenal are interested in signing Marseille youngster Bilal Boutobba. Sevilla are also monitoring the 17-year-old, but Arsene Wenger is desperate to land the teenage midfielder. (Metro)

Liverpool target Josip Ilicic has hinted he could leave Fiorentina in the summer transfer window amid speculation Jurgen Klopp wants the attacking midfielder at Anfield. (Metro)

And here are the latest talkSPORT.com headlines…​

‘Pellegrini would be a great move!’ – Everton fans want Manchester City boss to replace Roberto Martinez

Claudio Ranieri explains how Leicester have changed since the start of the Premier League season

‘Quite possibly the best sports story ever!’ – Fan reaction as Leicester City extend their lead at the top of the Premier League

Louis van Gaal hails Manchester United’s ‘very important’ victory over Everton

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