Transfer rumours and paper review – Sunday, March 26: Manchester United to land John Stones as Chelsea eye Juventus superstar

27 Mar

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

Chelsea have pulled out of the race to sign Everton’s England defender John Stones. Incoming Blues boss Antonio Conte wants to sign Juventus’ Italy centre-back Leonardo Bonucci, 28, instead of Stones, leaving Manchester United free to sign the 21-year-old. (Daily Star)

The Blues also want to sign Roma’s 27-year-old Belgium midfielder Radja Nainggolan. (Daily Mail)

Liverpool want Argentine striker Lucas Alario, 23, who currently plays for River Plate, in a £9.5m deal as they try to revamp their strikeforce. (The Sun)

Bayern Munich fear Germany midfielder Mario Gotze, 23, wants to link up again with his former manager Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool(Sunday Mirror)

Romelu Lukaku’s father says six major European clubs are interested in the 22-year-old Everton striker, including Atletico Madrid, Bayern Munich, Juventus and former club Chelsea. (Daily Express)

Lukaku says he wants to play in the Champions League next season. (Daily Star)

Everton manager Roberto Martinez is interested in signing Manchester United vice-captain Michael Carrick, 34, on a free transfer this summer. (Sunday Mirror)

Manchester United are ready to sell winger Memphis Depay, 22, and midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin, 26 – one year after signing the pair. (The Sun)

Everton are keen on signing Burnley and England goalkeeper Tom Heaton, 29, as a replacement for Tim Howard(Daily Mail)

Manager Manuel Pellegrini says he could be tempted to stay in the Premier League after he leaves Manchester City this summer. (Sunday Telegraph)

City have watched PSV Eindhoven defender Jetro Willems, 21, who played for the Netherlands against France on Friday night. (People)


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