Transfer rumours and paper review – Thursday, April 7: PSG want Arsenal star to replace Zlatan, Bayern Munich chasing Spurs midfielder?

7 Apr

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


Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s agent has revealed that the footballer is still keen to play Champions League football. The Sweden striker’s future is uncertain with his contract at French champions PSG due to expire this summer. Manchester United are one of a number of clubs said to be interested in him but they are in real danger of missing out on a Champions League place, meaning Ibrahimovic may not want to move to Old Trafford. (Manchester Evening News)

Paris Saint-Germain have identified Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez as a possible replacement for Zlatan Ibrahimovic, according to reports in Chile. With the Swedish striker out of contract at the end of the season and expected to leave the Parc des Princes, the Ligue 1 champions will be keen to make a big splash in the transfer market. And manager Laurent Blanc is a huge fan of the 27-year-old Gunner. (AS)

Bayern Munich are targeting Tottenham midfielder Eric Dier as a replacement for 34-year-old Xabi Alonso(Bild)

Bayern Munich are bracing themselves for a summer wrangle with Chelsea over Arturo Vidal after Antonio Conte moved the midfield kingpin near the top of his wanted list. (Daily Mail)

Chelsea’s young defender Andreas Christensen is set to spend another season on loan at Borussia Monchengladbach, according to the German side’s sporting director Max Eberl. (London Evening Standard)

Liverpool are trying to clinch a deal for Holland Under-16 international Abdallah Aberkane. Anfield scouts have watched the 15-year-old Ado Den Haag defender extensively this season and are working on a deal. (Daily Mail)

Leicester expect to lose one of Riyad Mahrez and N’Golo Kante this summer. The Foxes fear they won’t be able to hang onto all of the key players who have inspired them to the brink of a historic first top-flight title. Winger Mahrez, 25, has attracted interest from Manchester United, Tottenham and Spain’s European champions Barcelona. Kante, meanwhile, is a target for Chelsea, Arsenal, Spurs and Italian champions Juventus. (Daily Mirror)

Aston Villa starlet Andre Green is wanted by four of the Premier League’s big guns. Tottenham, Arsenal, Manchester City and Liverpool are all keeping tabs on the 17-year-old winger. And they sent their top scouts to watch the pacy wide man in action for Villa’s under-21s against West Brom this week. (Daily Mirror)

Manuel Pellegrini has opened talks with Valencia about succeeding Gary Neville. Neville was axed last week after just four months in charge of the club, with Pellegrini their preferred candidate to take over next season. And the outgoing Manchester City boss has now outlined his conditions for taking the job. (Daily Star)

Tony Pulis will be offered a new contract this summer after guiding West Bromwich Albion to Premier League safety, as he closes in on 1,000 games in management. Pulis is in line for an extension to his current £2 million-a-year deal and is plotting major changes as he bids to make further progress at the Hawthorns. (Daily Telegraph)

Southend’s Jack Payne is attracting interest from further up the Football League ladder, with Barclays Premier League clubs among those who have been left impressed by the 21-year-old. (Daily Mail)

And here are the latest talkSPORT.com headlines…​

Could Neil Warnock be the next Aston Villa boss? ‘I won’t rule out anything’, he tells talkSPORT

‘It’s just the start’– Manager Mark Warburton on Rangers’ return to Scottish top flight

Ray Parlour on Wilshere story: ‘I had seven stitches in my head after a night out with Lamps at Cafe de Paris…no one cared!

Manchester City transfer news: Turkish wonderkid targeted as potential long-term Joe Hart replacement

Liverpool transfer report: Reds star Philippe Coutinho wanted by Barcelona

New Chelsea boss Antonio Conte tells club to KEEP outcast winger Juan Cuadrado

Tottenham transfer news: Roma ready to fight Spurs for £25m-rated Belgian star

Transfer report: Chelsea and Real Madrid on alert as Roma ready to sell Miralem Pjanic

‘It’s not true!’ – Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen denies Manchester City agreement

TRANSFER BATTLE! Juventus join Chelsea and Manchester United in chase for frustrated Real Madrid star James Rodriguez

Everton eyeing £6m Nani as former Manchester United winger targets Premier League return

Transfer report: Manchester City in battle with Roma and Bayern Munich to land French starlet

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