Gossip: Man City end chase for Brazil ace, Liverpool to bid for German striker

2018-03-14 09:54:24

A round-up of all the top football headlines and transfer-related gossip from Wednesday’s newspapers and online...

Manchester United are now the favourotes to sign Shakhtar Donetsk’s Brazilian star Fred, after rivals Manchester City cooled their interest. The 25-year-old could find himself at Old Trafford this summer after City failed to agree a deal. (The Times)

Tottenham face losing forward and fan favourite Heung-min Son to the South Korean Army for two years. Under Korean law, all men must do 21 months of national service before they turn 28. The Spurs ace turns 26 in July. (The Sun)

Liverpool are said to be at the front of the queue to sign RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner this summer. The 22-year-old recently insisted he will not leave the Bundesliga club in the transfer window, but there are claims Leipzig may sell for the right price. (The Independent)

Germany international Werner has attracted the attention of several Premier League clubs, including Manchester United , but Jurgen Klopp has reportedly shown the strongest interest. (The Independent)

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere is a target for Everton . The 26-year-old is set to become a free agent this summer, and it is claimed he would get higher wages at Goodison Park than the £90,000-a-week the Gunners are currently offering. (Daily Mirror)

Juventus are also said to be interested in the England international, who has returned to fitness and form with the Gunners this season - FULL STORY HERE

Sam Allardyce will also try to sign Manchester United and England centre-back Phil Jones , 26, if he is still Toffees manager next season. (The Times)

Meanwhile, Steve Walsh will urge Everton to make a move for Leicester's 31-year-old England striker Jamie Vardy this summer - if he stays on as director of football. (Liverpool Echo)

Per Mertesacker has revealed he will quit Arsenal at the end of the season. (Daily Mail)

Man United are said to be looking to reignite their interest in 30-year-old Blaise Matuidi, a year after losing out on the midfielder to Juventus. The Red Devils have reportedly been in touch with his agent, although Juventus are not keen on selling the Frenchman. (Daily Mirror)

United and Leicester City have both sent scouts to watch ADO Den Haag’s Dutch teenager Sam van Huffel. Aston Villa and Hibernian are also said to be interested in the 19-year-old midfielder. (The Sun)

Arsenal’s 18-year-old winger Reiss Nelson is being tracked by Real Madrid . Reports in the Spanish media suggest several clubs are keeping tabs on the youngster, with joining the pack ahead of the summer transfer window – FULL STORY HERE

Newcastle look set to renew their interest in Besitkas star Tolgay Arslan. The 27-year-old has impressed this season, and has also caught the eye of some of Europe's top clubs – FULL STORY HERE

Here are the latest talkSPORT.com headlines:

Leeds United owner Andrea Radrizzani has slammed the club’s players for showing ‘no commitment, no passion and no spirit’ after seeing their Premier League promotion push fall away this season

Radrizzani also told talkSPORT he did not speak out about Wolves’ link with Jorge Mendes because he disagrees with it, but because he wants to follow the same model at Elland Road.

Ray Parlour has told talkSPORT the Arsenal squad once made club legend Patrick Vieira apologise after they saw him spit at an opponent

The Gunners' Invincibles legend also said he would be ‘amazed’ if Arsenal sold Hector Bellerin this summer,insisting he would not sell the defender even for £50million

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has told Real Madrid to ‘look at another player’ as he insists goalkeeper David de Gea is going nowhere

Matt Le Tissier has told talkSPORT he has no interest in taking the Southampton job following the sacking of Mauricio Pellegrino with just eight games to go in the Premier League season

Neymar is hopeful of completing a transfer to Real Madrid before the start of this summer’s World Cup, according to reports

Chelsea and Manchester United have been put on red alert by the news Gianluigi Donnarumma has decided to leave AC Milan this summer

Manchester United will look to tie up a deal for Valencia full-back Jose Luis Gaya in the summer, with Matteo Darmian expected to depart Old Trafford

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