Transfer rumours and paper review – Saturday, April 9: Barcelona move for Leicester star, and more

9 Apr

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

Barcelona are weighing up a £40m move for Leicester’s Algerian winger Riyad Mahrez, 25. (Daily Star)

Manchester United’s star players have been told they face a pay cut. (The Times)

United have been told to come up with £40m if they want to sign Juventus’ 25-year-old Brazilian defender Alex Sandro. (Daily Express)

Tottenham striker Harry Kane has urged manager Mauricio Pochettino to stay at White Hart Lane and ignore the overtures of Manchester United(The Sun)

Chelsea have entered talks with Roma over the possible signing of £28m-rated Belgium midfielder Radja Nainggolan, 27. (Guardian)

Incoming Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has been reassured that they will refuse to sell 27-year-old striker Diego Costa this summer, despite interest from the Spain striker’s old club Atletico Madrid and the Chinese Super League. (Daily Mirror)

Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, 22, faces losing his place next season, with Asmir Begovic set to be handed the chance to become Conte’s number one. (Daily Mail)

Barcelona are determined to keep hold of 23-year-old German goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen – a target for Liverpool and Manchester City(Daily Star)

Incoming Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has told the club to make a summer move for Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 26, who is also wanted by Manchester United and Arsenal(Le10 Sport)

Arsenal’s Germany international midfielder Mesut Ozil, 27, has held talks with Turkish club Fenerbahce with a view to a transfer within the next three years. (Daily Mirror)

Gunners legend Ian Wright believes the club needs “a young Jermain Defoe” to make the most of Ozil’s creative talent. (Evening Standard)

And here are the latest headlines…​

‘We just can’t score!’ – Sam Allardyce urges Sunderland to rediscover scoring touch to boost Premier League survival hopes

Inter Milan leading chase to sign Liverpool and Everton target Caner Erkin

Manchester City eye Atletico Bilbao defender Aymeric Laporte ahead of Pep Guardiola arrival

Atletico Madrid see Juan Cuadrado approach rejected by Antonio Conte and Chelsea

Stoke City plot summer swoop for in-form France striker Andre-Pierre Gignac

‘Get Aubameyang!’ – Pep Guardiola tells Manchester City board to sign red-hot Borussia Dortmund striker

Southampton striker Graziano Pelle an £8m target for AC Milan

Chelsea transfer report: Antonio Conte keen to be reunited with Arturo Vidal as part of Chelsea squad overhaul

West Ham transfer boost! Besiktas chief willing to sell Hammers target Gokhan Tore ‘for the right price’

Arsenal transfer report: Gunners target Arda Turan considering big-money move to China

Transfer report: Zlatan Ibrahimovic ready to snub Manchester United interest and sign new Paris Saint-Germain deal

Marquinhos puts Chelsea and Manchester United on alert by telling Paris Saint-Germain he wants move this summer


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