Transfer rumours and paper review – Thursday, June 30: Ryan Giggs to leave Man United, Wenger to reject England job, Real Madrid plot £75m Hazard swoop

30 Jun

Here’s all the top transfer-related stories in Thursday’s newspapers…


Ryan Giggs is set to end his 29-year Manchester United career after rejecting the offer of a reduced coaching role under new manager Jose Mourinho. It is claimed the Red Devils have gone back on an agreement to give him the top job after he served under David Moyes and Louis van Gaal. (Daily Mail)

Arsenal believe Arsene Wenger will dismiss the FA’s interest in making him their new England manager to stay on at the Emirates. (The Sun)

Meanwhile, former PSG boss Laurent Blanc has emerged as a serious contender for the England job (Daily Mirror), and Luiz Felipe Scolari also reportedly wants to be considered. (Daily Mail)

Real Madrid could make a £75million move for Chelsea playmaker Eden Hazard by offering striker Alvaro Morata, plus £40m. (Daily Mirror)

The Spanish giants also want to sign Leicester and France midfielder N’Golo Kante. (Marca)

Manchester City could swap striker Wilfried Bony for Everton defender John Stones, if the Merseyside club sell Romelu Lukaku. (The Sun)

Chelsea are expected to now abandon their plan to re-sign Everton striker Romelu Lukaku, after closing in on in-demand 22-year-old Marseille frontman Michy Batshuayi for £33.2m. (Daily Star)

Liverpool have told Crystal Palace they will have to pay £30m to sign Christian Benteke this summer. (Daily Telegraph)

Meanwhile, Slovakian centre-back Martin Skrtel is set to complete his move from the Reds to Turkish side Fenerbahce this week. (Liverpool Echo)

Tottenham and Leicester are among several Premier League clubs interested in signing Iceland defender Ragnar Sigurdsson from Russian club FC Krasnodar. (The Guardian)

Norwich have made an approach to sign Scotland striker Steven Fletcher on a free transfer when his Sunderland contract expires next week. (Daily Mail)

And here are the latest talkSPORT.com headlines…​

EXCLUSIVE: FA chief Martin Glenn tells talkSPORT he’s not bothered about nationality of next England manager

‘Rio Ferdinand has a lot to offer England’ – Former FA executive Adrian Bevington tips ex-defender for Three Lions coaching role

LISTEN: Terry Butcher’s damning verdict on England’s Euro 2016 humiliation at hands of Iceland

Crystal Palace leading the race to sign Newcastle United star Andros Townsend – talkSPORT sources

Liverpool FC transfer news: Fenerbahce confirm deal for Reds defender Martin Skrtel ‘almost done’

‘If Antonio Conte calls, we’ll fly to Chelsea’ – Emanuele Giaccherini’s agent says Sunderland midfielder would be keen on Blues switch

Transfer report: James Rodriguez eyeing Premier League switch as Chelsea and Manchester City consider moves

Transfer report: Tottenham joined by French giants Paris Saint-Germain in battle for Dutch striker Vincent Janssen

Gonzalo Higuain’s agent puts Arsenal and Liverpool on red alert by announcing striker will NOT sign new Napoli deal

Manchester United to discover by Sunday whether Borussia Dortmund will accept £26m Henrikh Mkhitaryan offer

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