Paper Talk: Mustafi, Icardi, Nasri

Tuesday’s Paper Talk – Football news and transfer speculation from national, international and regional newspapers all in one place.

Sky Sports

  • AC Milan, Inter Milan and Roma are interested in signing Samir Nasri, 29, with Manchester City willing to listen to offers for the French midfielder. (Read More »)

Daily Star

  • Man City want £18m for Sami Nasri, who only started four Premier League games last season. (Read More »)
Samir Nasri Axed
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  • Chelsea are also interested in the £50m-rated Mauro Icardi, after failing to sign Everton’s striker Romelu Lukaku, 23. (Read More »)
  • Arsenal and Liverpool are both interested in Inter’s Croatia midfielder Marcelo Brozović. (Read More »)

The Times

  • Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola could make an increased bid for John Stones after City previously refused to match Everton’s £50m asking price for the 22-year-old England defender. (Read More »)

Daily Mail

  • Everton have offered £18m for Sunderland’s Ivory Coast international defender Lamine Koné, 27. (Read More »)
Lamine Kone Sunderland
  • Wilfried Bony, Samir Nasri, Jesús Navas and Eliaquim Mangala could all be on their way out of Manchester City. (Read More »)
  • Wenger has told his scouts to search the lower leagues to find untapped home-grown players. (Read More »)

Daily Mirror

  • Arsenal could sign Valencia’s German defender Shkodran Mustafi, 24, and Northern Ireland centre-back Jonny Evans, 28, of West Brom before the season starts after Per Mertesacker and Gabriel were injured in pre-season. (Read More »)
  • Everton boss Ronald Koeman is still keen on Swansea and Wales defender Ashley Williams, 31, despite having an initial £10m bid rejected. (Read More »)

Gazzetta World

  • Arsenal are battling Napoli for Inter Milan’s Argentina striker Mauro Icardi, 23. The Gunners are willing to offer France striker Olivier Giroud, 29, plus £30m in exchange.(Read More »)
Mauro Icardi Inter
  • Arsenal are also interested in re-signing Besiktas’ Oğuzhan Özyakup, 23, who played for the Gunners as a youngster. But they face competition from AC Milan, Fiorentina and Borussia Dortmund for the Turkey playmaker. (Read More »)

Daily Express

  • Chelsea are prepared to play a waiting game for £65million Everton target Romelu Lukaku, and could even hang on until deadline day if it means getting their man. (Read More »)

The Sun

  • Championship side Wolves are set to break their transfer record and beat Liverpool to sign Benfica’s Brazilian forward Anderson Talisca, 22. (Read More »)
  • Rafael Benitez wants to bring Everton left-back Brendan Galloway to Newcastle on loan. (Read More »)
  • The Gunners are also keen on Valencia’s Shkodran Mustafi and are willing to pay Valencia’s £30m asking price. (Read More »)
Shkodran Mustafi Germany
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Daily Telegraph

  • Bastian Schweinsteiger, Marcos Rojo, Daley Blind and Juan Mata could all be on their way out of Manchester United. (Read More »)
  • Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has revealed he is “quite scared” of retirement and says he cannot comprehend how contemporaries such as Sir Alex Ferguson have coped without working full-time. (Read More »)
  • Arsenal’s striker search is on hold as they try to push through a move for Shkodran Mustafi before the weekend. (Read More »)

The Guardian

  • Everton have had an £18m offer for Crystal Palace’s 27-year-old Congolese winger Yannick Bolasie rejected, with the London side hoping for a figure closer to £30m. (Read More »)
Yannick Bolasie: Impressing for the Eagles this season
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Leicester Mercury

  • Leicester are close to signing Deportivo La Coruna’s Spanish striker Lucas Pérez, 27. (Read More »)


  • Besiktas say they will not be signing Liverpool strikers Mario Balotelli, 25, and Christian Benteke, 25, after being put off by the Italian’s temperament and the Belgian’s asking price. (Read More »)

Birmingham Mail

  • Former England striker Gabby Agbonlahor, 29, has been told he is unlikely to play for Aston Villa again. (Read More »)

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