Transfer rumours and paper review – Thursday, April 28: Arsenal plot stunning Ibrahimovic move, Eriksen commits to Tottenham and MORE GOSSIP

28 Apr

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

Arsenal are lining up a stunning move for Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who will leave Paris Saint-Germain as a free agent this summer. But they will have to centend with Manchester United for the star’s signature, with the Red Devils willing to offer him a two-year deal worth £250,000-a-week. (Daily Star)

The Gunners are also lining up summer moves for highly rated Leicester midfielder N’Golo Kante and Borussia Monchengladbach attacker Granit Xhaka. (The Sun)

Leicester will only let Kante leave if they have a suitable replacement already lined up. Reports claim the Foxes have identified Feyenoord youngster Tonny Vilhebna, 21, as a top target this summer. (Daily Mail)

Borussia Dortmund defender Neven Subotic looks set to join Liverpool in the summer. (Revier Sport)

Christian Eriksen has agreed a new four-year deal at Tottenham, but the Danish playmaker is waiting for manager Mauricio Pochettino to commit to the club before finalising the contract. (Squawka)

Spurs are also lining up summer moves for Marseille striker Michy Batshuayi and Lyon defender Samuel Umtiti. (Daily Mirror)

Juventus are planning negotiations with Chelsea over a permanent deal for Colombian loan signing Juan Cuadrado. The Italian champions will also reportedly attempt to sign the Blues’ Brazilian playmaker Oscar. (Daily Mail)

The race to sign Arsenal’s Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is down to Manchester United and Arsenal after West Ham withdrew their interest. (Daily Express)

Stoke boss Mark Hughes has emerged as a potential candidate to become Everton’s new manager should they sack Roberto Martinez this summer. (The Mirror)

And here are the latest headlines…​​​

Exclusive – Dietmar Hamann has ‘no sympathy’ for Mamadou Sakho and says Liverpool star couldn’t argue with two-year ban

Exclusive – ‘Harry Kane is an Arsenal fan. He’s one of our own!’ Ray Parlour urges Gunners to sign Tottenham striker

German club turned down chance to sign Leicester striker Jamie Vardy TWO YEARS ago ‘because he was too old’

Liverpool have made a £7.5m bid for ex-Arsenal captain Thomas Vermaelen – reports

Arsenal transfer news: Santi Cazorla admits Villarreal return is possible

Southampton transfer news: Graziano Pelle lined up by Lazio as Saints star eyes Italy return

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