Transfer rumours and paper review – Saturday, March 12: De Gea set for Real Madrid, Arsenal plan £50m striker swoop

12 Mar

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

Manchester United could lose goalkeeper David de Gea this summer, with Real Madrid planning to trigger the Spain number one’s £30million buy-out clause, according to Spanish football expert Guillem Balague. (Sky Sports)

United have suffered a big blow with news that captain Wayne Rooney has suffered a setback in his recovery from a knee injury which could see him sidelines for a further month. (Daily Mirror)

The Red Devils are also facing a fight to keep midfielder Ander Herrera this summer, with Atletico Madrid and Juventus keen on a summer move for the Spanish star. (Daily Mail)

Arsenal are preparing a £50million swoop for 23-year-old Juventus striker Alvaro Morata. (Daily Express)

Antonio Conte wants to replace Chelsea captain John Terry with Juventus star Leonardo Bonucci if he is named the Blues’ new permanent manager. (Daily Express)

The 46-year-old will ask Stamford Bridge owner Roman Abramovich for funds to sign five players when he joins the club. (The Times)

Atletico Madrid want to bring Diego Costa back to Spain and the 27-year-old Chelsea striker is equally keen to rejoin his old club. (Marca)

Man United will go head to head with AC Milan this summer to sign Paris Saint-Germain striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 35. (L’Equipe)

Former Chile boss Jorge Sampaoli has claimed he was offered the Chelsea manager’s job but Abramovich then switched his attentions to Conte instead. (The Sun)

Hull manager Steve Bruce could be tempted to take over at Aston Villa if the Tigers miss out on promotion from the Championship – but has insisted on a large transfer fund. (Daily Mirror)

And here are the latest headlines…​

Rafa Benitez could be the best manager Newcastle have had since Sir Bobby Robson, says Micky Quinn

Joey Barton warns ‘top level’ manager Rafa Benitez: ‘If people don’t start putting the effort in, Newcastle United are in big trouble’

Rio Ferdinand on World Cup wind-ups, Alex Ferguson and Moscow

Chelsea transfer report: Eden Hazard will NOT be sold by Blues this summer even if Real Madrid come calling

Arsenal joined by Bayern Munich and Chelsea in battle to land £15m Croatian star

Atletico Madrid sensation Antoine Griezmann plays down links to Chelsea and Manchester United

West Brom transfer report: Belgian hitman targeted as Saido Berahino’s replacement

Chelsea target summer deal for PSG star – but he will cost them £40million-plus


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