Premier League giants ready to save Shaw
Luke Shaw’s future at Manchester United appears doomed after numerous injuries and Jose Mourinho unwilling to offer many opportunities on the pitch, but the Telegraphbelieves that Arsenal, Man City and Chelsea could offer the 22-year-old a lifeline.
The former Southampton starlet has made just 32 Premier League appearances in three-and-a-half years since moving to Old Trafford in a £28 million move.
United have taken up the option to extend Shaw’s contract until 2019, looking to minimise their loss on the player, and the Red Devils’ title rivals, as well as Everton, are monitoring the situation.
Spurs eye Hammers star
Tottenham are keen on West Ham star Manuel Lanzini, according to the Mirror, with Mauricio Pochettino a big admirer of his fellow Argentinian.
Spurs would be able to offer a larger pay packet than the 24-year-old’s current £35,000-per-week wages.
Relations between the clubs remain bitter, though Spurs are keen to acquire the playmaker, who initially caught their eye after scoring at White Hart Lane two years ago.
Everton made enquiries last summer before switching attention to Gylfi Sigurdsson, while David Moyes will be desperate to keep the former River Plate starlet to beat the drop after taking over from Slaven Bilic.
Jose Mourinho has given the green light for Man United to trigger one-year extensions for Juan Mata, Daley Blind, Ashley Young and Ander Herrera, reports the Telegraph.
Mata had been linked with Real Madrid, while Atletico Madrid have shown interest in Herrera, but United have moved to avoid losing any players on a free transfer.
Corriere dello Sport have a trio of transfer stories on Saturday’s front page, with Napoli pushing for Sime Vrsaljko after impressing for Atletico Madrid, yet still not commanding an automatic starting spot since joining from Sassuolo.
Roma are looking to sign Barcelona right-back Aleix Vidal with Nelson Semedo blocking any future at the Camp Nou.
Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho, 25, will ask the club to reject any bids they receive from Paris St-Germain as the Brazil midfielder continues to hold out for a move to Barcelona. (Sport via Daily Mail)
Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino is monitoring West Ham’s 24-year-old Argentine playmaker Manuel Lanzini. (Mirror)
Arsenal full-back Hector Bellerin, 22, is wanted by Juventus and the Italian giants have made contact with the Spain defender’s representatives. (Sun)
Paris St-Germain are tracking Barcelona’s 33-year-old Argentina defender Javier Mascherano. (Diario Gol via Talksport)
Chelsea’s Spain striker Alvaro Morata, 25, says he would be open to a return to Real Madrid despite being sold by the European champions less than four months ago. (Mirror)
Manchester United will invoke options to extend the contracts of Juan Mata, Ander Herrera, Ashley Young and Daley Blind until the end of next season. (Telegraph)
Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus, 20, believes he still has work to do to earn a place in Brazil’s World Cup squad despite scoring another goal for his country in a friendly win over Japan. (Goal)
Everton will have to double the salary of Burnley manager Sean Dyche, 46, to tempt him to take the vacant managerial position at Goodison Park. (Daily Mirror)
Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara, 26, has left the door open for a return to Barcelona – the club the Spain midfielder left in 2013 – but has insisted he is happy in Germany. (Sun)