Transfer rumours and paper review – Sunday, June 19: Chelsea and Manchester United to swap stars? Arsenal to move for Daley Blind?

19 Jun

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


Jose Mourinho is willing to trade Italian full-back Matteo Darmian to land Chelsea’s Nemanja Matic. Manchester United ‘s incoming boss has already prepared a shopping list of stars he wants next season – and his former Stamford Bridge holding midfielder Matic figures prominently. Conte, meanwhile, wants Darmian and that gives Mourinho a bargaining chip in his chase for Matic. (Sunday People)

Mourinho is also ready to risk upsetting his former club Chelsea by beating them to a deal for Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci. (Star on Sunday)

Wayne Rooney is ready to sign a new Manchester United deal and finish his career as their midfield maestro. (Sun on Sunday)

Daley Blind has emerged as a target for Arsenal, with Jose Mourinho yet to make a decision on whether the versatile star is his type of player. (Sunday People)

Chelsea and Arsenal are both in contention to sign Sofiane Boufal from Lille but face competition from Barcelona and Atlético Madrid for the Morocco forward. (Guardian on Sunday)

Manchester City have lined up a second German swoop with a £37million deal to sign midfield ace Toni Kroos as soon as Euro 2016 has ended. City have already snapped up Ilkay Gundogan from Borussia Dortmund and Pep Guardiola has now targeted Real Madrid’s Kroos. (Sunday Express)

Manchester City want to beat Barcelona to the signature of Spain striker Nolito. The 29-year-old will definitely leave Celta Vigo this summer and Pep Guardiola and Txiki Begiristain are determined to do everything they can to land the former Barça B striker whose buy-out clause means he is available for £14.1million. (Mail on Sunday)

Pep Guardiola is in a standoff with the fiercest negotiators in European football in his pursuit of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. Manchester City are adamant they will not meet Borussia Dortmund’s £65m valuation of the Gabon striker. (Manchester Evening News)

Southampton have slapped a £40million fee on Sadio Mane. Liverpool are stepping up their pursuit of the Senegal star and are determined to add him to Jurgen Klopp’s squad. (Sun on Sunday)

Sunderland are making an ambitious bid to tempt Edin Dzeko back to the Premier League. Manager Sam Allardyce wants a quality forward to work alongside Jermain Defoe and the Wearside club have proposed an £11million offer for the Roma striker. (Mail on Sunday)

Leicester City are preparing a £10million bid for Burnley defender Michael Keane as the Premier League champions look to strengthen their squad for next season. (Mail on Sunday)

New Everton boss Ronald Koeman has been warned off Georginio Wijnaldum after Newcastle put a £25million price-tag on his head. (Mail on Sunday)

Wales forward Hal Robson-Kanu is wanted by both West Brom and Aston Villa. The ex-Reading man, 27, is now a free agent after running down his contract with the Championship outfit in order to make himself a bargain transfer this summer. (Star on Sunday)

And here are the latest talkSPORT.com headlines…

Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy responds to reported Arsenal interest

Manchester City team for 2016/17: Pep Guardiola’s line up to feature Leroy Sane and Leonardo Bonucci?

Valencia planning move for former Arsenal and West Ham midfielder Alex Song

Chelsea FC transfer news: Latest on Cuadrado, Payet and other rumours

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