Transfer rumours and paper review – Tuesday, September 20: Arsenal and Liverpool eyeing £10m Phil Jones, Manchester United want Real Madrid midfielder

20 Sep

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

Manchester United defender Phil Jones is set to be dumped by boss Jose Mourinho in January. The England international is out injured with a knee ligament problem and United are looking to get him off their books for around £10million. Arsenal and Liverpool are both weighing up a swoop for the centre-back. (The Sun)

Manchester United are weighing up a January swoop for Real Madrid midfielder Isco, The Old Trafford giants are keeping tabs on Isco as boss Jose Mourinho plots the next stage of his squad revamp after his near-£150million summer spree. (Daily Mirror)

Manchester City and Barcelona are refusing to take no for an answer in their pursuit of Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin. Both clubs have made the 21-year-old Spain full back their top target. They asked about him in the summer transfer window and will return in January, although he will be a more realistic signing at the end of the season. (Daily Mail)

Napoli have confirmed that Chelsea summer transfer target Kalidou Koulibaly has signed a new long-term contract with the club until 2021. The new deal includes a buy-out clause of £60million as well as a verbal agreement that they will sell in 2017 if a big offer comes in. (London Evening Standard)

Everton are attempting to secure Romelu Lukaku’s long-term future at the club. Ronald Koeman confirmed the Blues have initiated efforts to extend Lukaku’s Goodison commitment after the striker opted not to pursue a move away from the club this summer. (Liverpool Echo)

West Ham will shelve plans to offer Slaven Bilic a new contract unless he can quickly turn around the club’s alarming slump – but his position is not under immediate threat. (Daily Telegraph)

Stoke City are refusing to panic over their alarming start to the season and have offered their full support to manager Mark Hughes. (Daily Telegraph)

And here are the latest headlines…​

Transfer ALERT! Lazio to offer midfielder Lucas Biglia new contract in bid to fend off Manchester United interest

Chelsea BLOW! Long-term target Radja Nainggolan close to new Roma contract

‘I’m not wasting a single thought on Chelsea’ – Thorgan Hazard wants Borussia Monchengladbach stay

Arsenal transfer ALERT! Juventus preparing January bid for Gunners star Alexis Sanchez

Chelsea transfer report: Juventus, Inter Milan and AC Milan tracking out-of-favour Cesc Fabregas


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