Transfer rumours and paper review – Saturday, September 17: Man City’s Lionel Messi and Neymar discussions REVEALED, Madrid star offered ‘major role’ at Man United

17 Sep

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


Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has offered Real Madrid playmaker James Rodriguez a ‘major role’ at Old Trafford. However, Euro 2016 star Antoine Griezmann will be the Portuguese manager’s top target next summer. (Manchester Evening News)

Juventus are plotting a mega cash-plus-player swap deal for Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez. The Chilean is reportedly in talks about extending his contract at the Emirates but he may be tempted to return to Serie A, after previously playing there for Udinese(Daily Star)

Mike Phelan has finally been offered a deal to become Hull’s full-time boss. He will decide whether to put pen to paper on what is expected to be a two-year contract after the Tigers’ match with Arsenal. (Mirror)

Meanwhile, Mourinho wants to bring Lucas Moura to Man United, according to the Paris Saint-Germain winger’s agent. The Brazilian’s agent, Wagner Ribeiro, who claims Mourinho tried to sign Moura while he was in charge of Real Madrid, insists the United manager still rates the 24-year-old so highly that he wants to bring him to the Premier League. (Manchester Evening News)

Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City held THREE conversations over signing Barcelona stars Lionel Messi and Neymar this summer. (The Sun)

Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci has admitted he was tempted by a move to the Premier League this summer amid interest from Chelsea and Manchester City. (Daily Mail)

Pep Guardiola says he will be a happy man once Sergio Aguero‘s contract extension is finally confirmed. The Man City striker has agreed to extend his stay at the Etihad until 2020 – but the deal is yet to be announced. (The Sun)

Gabriel Barbosa’s agent has revealed how he exploited Leicester’s interest in the striker to secure him a better deal at Inter Milan. The Brazilian star, known as Gabigol, secured a £73,000-a-week contract at the San Siro on deadline day. (Express)

On-loan Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere is set to make his full debut for Bournemouth at Man City on Saturday. (The Sun)

Jeff Hendrick has gone from record breaker to rule breaker at Burnley. The £10.5m signing from Derby is still adjusting to life under Sean Dyche’s strict regime and is regularly getting stitched up by his new teammates. (Daily Star)

And here are the latest talkSPORT.com headlines…​

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‘I won’t be leaving!’ – Tony Pulis insists he will honour West Brom contract

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