Paper Talk: Everton to stun Arsenal with move for £80m target; huge Salah deal imminent

Everton are reportedly ready to stun Arsenal and make a move for Crystal Palace forward Wilfried Zaha.

The Eagles are facing a major fight to keep hold of the Ivory Coast forward, who finished last season with 10 goals and five assists to his name.

Arsenal have so far been viewed as the frontrunners to sign attacker, who is valued by Crystal Palace at around £80million, but now Standard Sport reports that the Toffees are in the running too.

Everton are  set to bank around £22.5m from the sale of Ademola Lookman to RB Leipzig and they are ready to reinvest that money in another wide forward.

Zaha is understood to be the target they have identified and Everton’s majority shareholder, Farhad Moshiri, has shown in the past he is willing to spend big in the transfer market – having previously splashed out £50m for Brazilian Richarlison.

Zaha, however, still prefers a move to The Emirates, although if Arsenal refuse to up their initial bid of £40m then it would appear that they have zero chance of getting their man.


Liverpool could be ready to make Mohamed Salah the Premier League’s top-paid player when they offer him a contract worth £22.4m a year (The Sun)

Barcelona are eyeing a shock transfer move for Bayern Munich full-back David Alaba to provide competition to Spain regular Jordi Alba (The Sun)

Bayern Munich are looking to steal Tottenham’s top transfer target Giovani Lo Celso – as the Real Betis star is eyed by the Bundesliga champions (The Sun)

Crystal Palace have reignited their interest in Arsenal’s Carl Jenkinson to replace Aaron Wan-Bissaka – and could land him for just £5m (The Sun)

Tottenham have renewed their efforts to persuade Christian Eriksen to sign a new contract worth more than double his current £4m (£80k-per-week) salary (Daily Mail)

Atletico Madrid, however, will attempt to prise Christian Eriksen away from Tottenham should they fail to land James Rodriguez this summer (Daily Mail)

PSG forward Neymar has been hit with a 34m euros (£30m) unpaid tax bill, meaning if he returns to Barcelona his earnings could be embargoed until the debt is settled (Daily Mail)

Rob Holding and Calum Chambers are in the frame to become the next Arsenal skipper as boss Unai Emery seeks an English player to be part of his captaincy group (Daily Mail)

Dean Henderson is close to agreeing a new long-term deal at Manchester United which would see him also seal a loan return to Sheffield United (Daily Mail)

Juventus have decided to leave their No 9 shirt vacant amid links with Inter Milan striker Mauro Icardi (Daily Mail)

Wolves are interested in signing highly-rated Benfica defender Ruben Dias (Daily Mirror)

West Brom have agreed a deal with Rotherham to sign defender Semi Ajayi (Daily Mirror)

Sporting Lisbon are preparing themselves for the possibility that Bruno Fernandes will not be leaving this summer as Manchester United have been unwilling to meet his £63m price tag (Daily Star)

Manchester United will be flying their groundsman to China next week as they want the pitch to be checked over by their own staff before they take on Tottenham (Daily Star)

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has performed a shock U-turn and offered striker Fernando Llorente a one-year deal weeks after the club released him (Daily Star)

Arsenal are closing in on the £36m signing of Everton Soares as an alternative to Wilfried Zaha (Daily Star)

Everton could miss out on Lille youngster Rafael Leao as Inter Milan have turned their attention to the Portuguese hitman (Daily Star)

Derby have made an ambitious bid to try and keep Liverpool star Harry Wilson for another year (Daily Star)

Inter Milan and Manchester United are only £5m apart in the valuation of striker Romelu Lukaku, with United holding out for the full £80m price tag (Daily Telegraph)

Manchester City expect to have full-back Benjamin Mendy back in action by the end of September after a successful knee operation (Daily Telegraph)

Phillip Cocu is ready to raid the Premier League for loan stars as he bids to build on the feel-good factor generated by Frank Lampard (Daily Telegraph)

Danny Rose will not be rushed into finding a new club, despite missing Tottenham’s pre-season tour of Asia (Daily Telegraph)

Tottenham have offered Danny Rose to Barcelona with Manchester United and Liverpool among the clubs keen (Daily Express)

Lazio president Claudio Lotito admits the club might be forced to sell Sergej Milinkovic-Savic after the midfield star was linked with a move to Manchester United (Daily Express)

Liverpool target Kai Havertz said he doesn’t know what his next step will be yet – as Jurgen Klopp is planning a raid on the Bayer Leverkusen star (Daily Express)

Former Rangers defender David Bates is still in Hamburg’s plans despite reports in Germany suggesting he could leave (Daily Record)

during the Premier League match between Chelsea and Stoke City at Stamford Bridge on December 31, 2016 in London, England.

Paul Heckingbottom has declared Hibernian’s transfer business is done and dusted for the summer (Daily Record)

Hapoel Be’er Sheva owner Alona Barkat has spoken of her pride at Hatem And Elhamed’s upcoming £2m move to Celtic (Daily Record)

Ex-Rangers star Charlie Adam is hoping to sign for a new club within next week after leaving Stoke City at the end of last season (Scottish Sun)

Stevie May is set for talks with Kilmarnock as Aberdeen have granted them permission to speak to their frontman (Daily Record)

Daniel Candeias is on the verge of leaving Rangers for Super Lig new boys Genclerbirligi (Scottish Sun)

Reece McAlear will travel to Norwich after Motherwell accepted a bid for him (Scottish Sun)

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