The latest rumors and gossip on Friday’s back pages, including news that Arsenal are looking to sign Mihailo Madrik and Newcastle’s offer for Memphis Depay.
Negotiations are now in the ‘final stage’ as Arsenal and Shakhtar Donetsk have reached an agreement on fees for Mihailo Mudrik (Daily Express).
The Ukrainian player made it clear in another social media post (Daily Mail) that he would be joining Arsenal.
Barcelona star Memphis Depay has been offered a move to Newcastle, according to Spanish reports (Daily Express).
And former Barcelona star Lionel Messi is reportedly eyeing Saudi club Al Hilal for a £245million a year contract (The Sun).
A Saudi businessman has placed a bid of 10 million riyals (£2.2 million) for tickets to next Thursday’s friendly match between Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo (The Guardian).
Darwin Nunez will notably miss Liverpool’s training on Thursday and could miss the weekend’s trip to Brighton (Daily Mirror).
Manchester United will block Nottingham Forest’s loanee Dean Henderson if he demands to play in the Carabao Cup semi-final (Daily Express).
Even if Glazers sell the club, the Old Trafford club will still reach the Champions League and Erik ten Hag will go through a player sale to sign the midfielder and striker he wants this summer. We have to raise funds.
Joao Cancelo’s performance on City’s bench has drawn interest from clubs across Manchester and across Europe, who will be watching the full-back heading into the summer (both The Daily Telegraph).
Team-mate Ilkei Gundogan accused his City mates of lacking hunger and greed before predicting what would be one of the toughest Manchester derbies in years.
Meanwhile, Chelsea newcomer David Datro Fofana is at the center of a lawsuit involving former Norwegian club Molde over his transfer fee (both according to The Times).
Frustrated with attempts to sign Benfica midfielder Enzo Fernandes, the London club are preparing to move Brighton’s Moisés Caicedo (The Guardian).
Chelsea may also face the prospect of having to play at Wembley for five years as they consider plans to redevelop Stamford Bridge (Daily Mirror).
Sporting claims Tottenham target Pedro Polo will only be allowed to leave the Portuguese team if the club pays a €45m (£39.9m) release clause (The Athletic ).
Everton are chasing Lille forward Timothy Ware and Liverpool target Sofiane Amrabat wants a move to Atlético Madrid (The Sun).
Wolves are close to signing Nice’s Mario Lemina, who has agreed a £9m transfer fee for the midfielder (Daily Mail).
The West Midlands club are also in talks to sign Pablo Sarabia from Paris Saint-Germain.
Fulham are also looking to sign Rennes skipper Hamari Traoré (both from The Sun) in France.