Today’s Football Titbits Across The Papers


Manchester City are bracing themselves for bids from Saudi Pro league clubs for 32-year-old Belgium midfielder Kevin de Bruyne. (Mail)

It will take an offer in excess of £100m for City to even consider selling De Bruyne. (Talksport)

Chelsea are willing to sell Spain goalkeeper Robert Sanchez, 26, this summer and could bring in Arsenal’s England goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale, 25, as a replacement. (HITC)

Chelsea have been scouting France defender Jules Kounde, 25, as they consider making a summer approach to Barcelona. (Fichajes – in Spanish)

Arsenal are interested in Juventus forward Kenan Yildiz, 18, but the Turkey international is also on the radar of Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund. (Calciomercato – in Italian)

Everton are set to target Sunderland’s English defender Dan Ballard, 23, if compatriot Jarrod Branthwaite, 21, leaves Goodison Park in the summer. (Football Transfers)

Manchester United could move for Real Betis midfielder Guido Rodriguez, 29, with the Argentina international free to negotiate a pre-contract with clubs outside of Spain as his current deal expires in the summer. (Fichajes – in Spanish)

Saudi clubs Al-Ittihad and Al-Nassr will target Manchester United’s 30-year-old France defender, Raphael Varane this summer. (90 min)

Manchester United are keeping an eye on Juventus defender Gleison Bremer, 26, as a possible replacement for Varane and could offer between 60-70m euros for the Brazil international. (Tuttosport – in Italian)

West Ham are ready to smash their transfer record to sign Bournemouth’s 26-year-old England striker Dominic Solanke this summer. (Football Insider)

Manchester City could move for West Ham’s 26-year-old Brazilian midfielder Lucas Paqueta if Portugal midfielder Bernardo Silva, 29, leaves the club. (Telegraph – subscription required)

England youth international winger Adam Berry, 18, is set to sign for Nottingham Forest after leaving Manchester United. (Sky Sports)

Manchester United, Arsenal and Tottenham are interested in signing Fenerbahce’s 24-year-old Poland midfielder Sebastian Szymanski. (Teamtalk)

Aston Villa will not make their deal for 24-year-old Galatasaray midfielder Nicolo Zaniolo permanent when his loan ends this summer. (Football Insider)

West Ham and Crystal Palace are among the clubs interested in English midfielder Olly Box, 18, who has impressed with National League South club Dartford this season. (HITC)

Matthijs de Ligt’s future at Bayern Munich will be assessed once the club decide on who will replace Thomas Tuchel as manager, with a number of Premier League clubs keen on a summer move for the 24-year-old Netherlands defender. (Fabrizio Romano).


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