Arsenal join race for Leeds United striker Raphinha – Paper Talk | Transfer Center News

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


New Chelsea owner Todd Boehly’s relationship with Roc Nation, who look after Romelu Lukaku’s business interests, could play a huge role in any potential return to Inter Milan this summer.

Arsenal have joined the race for Leeds United striker Raphinha

Arsenal are among clubs considering a summer move for Leeds United winger Raphinha.


Chelsea hope Thiago Silva’s friendship with Presnel Kimpembe will inspire the Paris Saint-Germain defender to move to Stamford Bridge this summer.

Presnel Kimpembe of Paris Saint-Germain fights for the ball with Mario Pasalic of Atalanta
Chelsea are interested in PSG defender Presnel Kimpembe (left)

Manchester United are in talks with one of their top teenage stars – Alejandro Garnacho – over a new deal as links with a move to Juventus continue to grow.

Miguel Almiron will not be leaving Newcastle United this summer according to his agent, who says his client is at “the best club in the world”.


England football players face a double bill at the World Cup in November after being told to protect their belongings at home and provide private security for any wives and girlfriends traveling to Qatar.

Arsenal are ready to sell Ainsley Maitland-Niles this summer and could have a willing partner on a deal for Premier League new boys Nottingham Forest.

Ainsley Maitland Niles
Arsenal are ready to sell Ainsley Maitland-Niles this summer, with Nottingham Forest interested

Sevilla chief executive Jose Maria Cruz de Andres has admitted Jules Kounde wants to leave the club this summer and has named Chelsea as one of his possible destinations along with Bayern Munich and Barcelona.

The signing of Matt Targett by Newcastle United could mean an exit from St James’ Park for Jamal Lewis, while goalkeeper Freddie Woodman is said to be in talks over a move to Preston.


Manchester United are advertising a new first-team chef to work with the club’s nutritionists and provide players with menus more suited to eating at Carrington and at home.


Andrea Pirlo is set to return to the coaching ranks by taking on the role of manager of Fatih Karagumruk’s Turkish side.

Andrea Pirlo is set to return to training with Fatih Karagumruk’s Turkish side

Wolves are set to renew their push to sign midfielder Joao Palhinha from Sporting Lisbon as doubts over Ruben Neves’ future at Molineux continue to swirl.

Formula 1 bosses are hoping to hold a Grand Prix in South Africa next year, 30 years after the last race in Africa, with the legendary Kyalami circuit in line to play host.


ACR Messina, who shocked Italian football by gaining promotion to Serie A in 2004, are on the brink of extinction after going on sale for just 85p. They are currently in Serie C and the deadline to complete a sale is Sunday.


Rangers face a backroom exodus this summer with Leicester City set to sign club doctor Mark Waller and physio Adam Roberts heading to rugby club Bristol Bears, in addition to the imminent departure of the head scout Andy Scoulding at Tottenham.

Hoffenheim are set to make a bid for Manchester City defender Ko Itakura, who is also a target for Celtic.

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