Transfer rumours and Sunday newspaper gossip: Arsenal in for United hero, Barca want Premier League star and more

22 Feb

Here is a selection of stories from Sunday’s papers…

Newcastle and Arsenal are both interested in signing Michael Carrick from Manchester United, when his contract expires. (Sunday Express)

Barcelona are interested in signing Riyad Mahrez from Leicester, although the Foxes are planning to more than double his wages in an attempt to keep him at the King Power Stadium. (Sunday Mirror)

Sven-Goran Eriksson claims John Terry is the most wanted player among Chinese clubs, as the country’s football league continues to snap up talent from around the globe. (Sun on Sunday)

Manchester United will have to bid £40m to bring Paris St-Germain striker Edinson Cavani to Old Trafford. (Daily Star Sunday)

United will sack Louis van Gaal is the Red Devils lose to Shrewsbury in the FA Cup fifth round. (Daily Star Sunday)

Jose Mourinho wants to succeed Van Gaal and has turned down an offer to rejoin Internazionale. (Sunday Express)

United are strongly considering the option of appointing Ryan Giggs as successor to Van Gaal. (Sunday Mirror)

Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri and Italy boss Antonio Conte are both interested in the Chelsea manager’s job, and Manuel Pellegrini and Jorge Sampaoli are in the running. (Sunday Times)

Chelsea are continuing their pursuit of Diego Simeone in the hope he will become their next manager. (Sunday People)

Mauricio Pochettino will be rewarded for a promising season with a new deal, in an attempt to dissuade interest from Manchester United and Chelsea. (Sunday Mirror)


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