Arsenal and Tottenham gave Raphinha pursuit a boost – Paper Talk | Transfer Center News

All the headline stories and transfer rumors from Wednesday’s national papers…


Manchester United have made an offer for Christian Eriksen as the playmaker weighs his options this summer just a year after suffering cardiac arrest in Denmark’s Euro 2020 game against Finland.

Manchester United keen to sign free agent Christian Eriksen

The Peter Kenyon-led consortium bidding to buy Everton have been granted an exclusive deal for talks to secure a deal.

Manchester City could rake in more than £200million from sales this year as the Premier League champions shake up their squad in search of more silverware.

British Gymnastics has called a series of meetings with athletes, parents and coaches ahead of the publication of the Whyte review – dealing with the sports abuse scandal – which is due later this week.


Manchester United could sign both Frenkie De Jong and Christian Eriksen for new manager Erik ten Hag this summer.

Frankie de Jong
Frenkie de Jong has been quoted as saying he ‘feels good’ at Barcelona amid Man Utd links

Chelsea are considering moving goalkeeper Thomas Strakosha on a free transfer if Kepa Arrizabalaga leaves Stamford Bridge this summer, according to reports.

Leeds United winger Raphinha has reportedly attracted interest from Arsenal and Tottenham, with Barcelona potentially unable to fund a deal this summer.

The Gunners are reportedly interested in signing Raphinha from Leeds

EFL chief Trevor Birch is heavily involved in finding a new buyer for Derby County after Chris Kirchner’s bid was officially withdrawn.

West Ham are facing competition from Fiorentina and Porto for the signing of Red Bull Bragantino defender Leo Ortiz, for whom his Brazilian club want £8m.


Wolves remain confident a deal for Joao Palhinha will cross the line – despite late attempts by Fulham to hijack the deal.

West Ham are reportedly interested in signing Adnan Januzaj from Real Sociedad.

Sevilla are privately fuming that Chelsea’s big-money transfer target Jules Kounde played for France in the Nations League and has since been forced to undergo pelvic surgery on an old injury that flared up again.

Manchester United’s value has fallen more than £1.3billion after shares hit a record high earlier in the week as their share price nearly halved since a bright start to the 2021 season -22.


Injuries are apparently the main reason Manchester United star Anthony Martial failed on his loan spell at Sevilla, a club manager has revealed.

Manchester United's Anthony Martial during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester United and Leeds United at Old Trafford in Manchester, England on Saturday August 14, 2021. (AP Photo/Jon Super)
Anthony Martial has made 12 loan appearances for Sevilla, scoring once

Leeds United will focus on finding a new striker once the deal with Bayern Munich for midfielder Marc Roca is complete.


Manchester United could turn to Tammy Abraham after missing Liverpool on Darwin Nunez.


Chelsea’s hopes of sending Romelu Lukaku back to Inter Milan have suffered a blow after the Nerazzurri agreed to sign Paulo Dybala on a free transfer from Juventus, according to reports.

Manchester United are personally concerned about their transfer to Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong and are tired of the Catalan club’s negotiating tactics.


Pierre Gasly says Formula 1 bosses must urgently consider changing the rules to prevent cars from “porpoising” or he fears he will have to walk with a cane at the age of 30.


Dundee United are set to move for Jack Ross after Tam Courts’ shock departure.

Christian Ramirez could get another chance with Aberdeen next season despite being sent back to the United States before the end of last season by boss Jim Goodwin.

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