Transfer rumours and paper review – Wednesday, April 20: Tottenham fear Manchester United swoop for Pochettino and Lewandowski to Liverpool?

20 Apr

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

Liverpool have made Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski their top target this summer. The Merseyside giants are set for a huge investment from the Middle East and Jurgen Klopp will now have the chance to compete with Europe’s top sides when the summer transfer window reopens. And Lewandowski will top his wish list. (Daily Star)

Mauricio Pochettino has Tottenham sweating over his delay in signing a bumper new contract. Spurs are concerned the Argie will become Manchester United’s favoured target after Paris Saint-Germain joined the hunt for Jose Mourinho. (The Sun)

Romelu Lukaku believes he has “unfinished business” at Chelsea . His view puts the deposed Premier League champions in pole position to land the Everton striker, who has already admitted he wants to join “a top club” this summer. (Daily Mirror)

Arsenal are facing a battle to persuade Alexis Sánchez and Mesut Özil to sign contract extensions at the Emirates Stadium with talks over new deals being placed on hold until the summer. (The Times)

Cristiano Ronaldo has met the Paris Saint-Germain president to discuss a summer move to the French capital. Ronaldo is alleged to have travelled from Madrid to Paris last Wednesday – the day after his Champions League hat-trick for Real against Wolfsburg. (Daily Mirror)

Peter Crouch admits he could quit Stoke this summer because he wants to play more often. Crouch, 35, is frustrated at making only two Premier League starts this season and does not want to spend the last year of his contract sitting on the sidelines. (Daily Mirror)

Manchester City will make no decision on the futures of Yaya Touré, Pablo Zabaleta, Bacary Sagna, Fernandinho, Jesús Navas and Willy Caballero until their Champions League and Premier League challenges are over. (Guardian)

Pablo Zabaleta has admitted he has been considering his future at Manchester City. The Argentina right-back has made just 10 Barclays Premier League appearances this season due to a combination of injury and the form of Bacary Sagna. (Daily Mirror)

Crystal Palace are set to reignite their interest in £8million Fiorentina striker Khouma Babacar. The Eagles showed in an interest in the Senegal 23-year-old in January but his club refused to sell at the time. (Daily Mirror)

Crisis-stricken Aston Villa are exploring if they have legal grounds to sack disgraced club captain Gabriel Agbonlahor after his latest suspension. Ex-Villa trainee Agbonlahor has become a hate-figure at his local club this term following their struggles and relegation. He has only scored once and is now suspended for a second time this term after being pictured with laughing gas canisters while partying in London the same night Villa were relegated. (Daily Mirror)

And here are the latest headlines…​

‘Confident’ Tottenham striker Harry Kane says the Premier League title is Leicester’s to lose

‘I’ll only be happy if I keep Sunderland in the Premier League’, Sam Allardyce tells talkSPORT

Arsenal plotting big-money move for Leicester sensation Riyad Mahrez

Arsenal transfer news: Bayern Munich star wants Alexis Sanchez to sign for German giants

Barcelona hope to beat Arsenal and Manchester United to star centre-back Mats Hummels

Chelsea youngster Andreas Christensen wanted by Borussia Monchengladbach in permanent deal

Chelsea and Manchester City told they have no chance of luring Paul Pogba away from Juventus

Leicester facing battle to keep N’Golo Kante as Italian giants Juventus eye midfield sensation


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