Manchester City target Brighton's Marc Cucurella to solve left-back problem - Paper Talk

Plus: Chelsea are eyeing up Eintracht Frankfurt teenager Luka Hyrylainen; West Ham want £20m Watford striker Emmanuel Dennis; Bayern Munich star Robert Lewandowski is reportedly willing to take a £100,000-a-week pay cut in order to join Barcelona this summer

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All the top stories and transfer rumours from Wednesday's national newspapers...


Manchester City have targeted Brighton's Marc Cucurella to fill their problem left-back position and will make a £30m move this summer.

Marc Cucurella (right) and Newcastle United's Jonjo Shelvey
Image: Marc Cucurella (right) has been in impressive form for Brighton

Crystal Palace are now giving serious consideration to flying up to Merseyside just hours before Thursday's clash at Everton to avoid being awoken by fireworks in the middle of the night.

Manchester United trio Marcus Rashford, Luke Shaw and Jadon Sancho are set to be back in contention for their final day of the season clash with Crystal Palace.

Marco van Basten has urged Erik ten Hag to make Chelsea winger Hakim Ziyech one of his first signings as Manchester United manager.

Brentford are pushing to win the race to sign versatile Scottish defender Aaron Hickey.

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Aaron Hickey
Image: Bologna's Aaron Hickey is reportedly a target for Brentford

The pre-season preparations of Newcastle and Wolves have been thrown into disarray after a US tournament was cancelled at short notice.

Former Liverpool centre-back Martin Skrtel has called time on his 21-year playing career citing health reasons in an emotional press conference in Slovakia.

The threat of Wimbledon being stripped of ranking points came closer to reality on Tuesday night when the head of the women's tour backed the idea.


Gabriel Jesus' agents are in "no hurry" to sort the player's future after Arsenal's Monday night collapse.

Pep Guardiola consoles Gabriel Jesus after the game
Image: Arsenal are said to be keen to sign Manchester City forward Gabriel Jesus

Chelsea are eyeing up Eintracht Frankfurt teenager Luka Hyrylainen.

Bayern Munich star Robert Lewandowski is reportedly willing to take a £100,000-a-week pay cut in order to join Barcelona this summer.

Tottenham and England legend Teddy Sheringham expects "top professional" Harry Kane to stay put this summer ahead of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

Dele Alli could already be heading out of Everton in the summer - having only signed a two-and-a-half-year contract in January.

Wales could be without a manager for the Nations League next month with Rob Page's contract ending after the World Cup qualification campaign.

Tottenham will sign both Cristian Romero and Dejan Kulusevski on a permanent basis this summer, reports suggest.


Bruce Buck and Marina Granovskaia are part of a Chelsea management team that will receive £50m in bonuses once the Todd Boehly-led takeover of the club has been completed.

Antonio Conte is in line to collect a bonus of about £2.5m if he leads Tottenham into the Champions League.

Antonio Conte celebrates Tottenham's 4-0 win over Aston Villa
Image: Antonio Conte could be in line for a healthy bonus at Tottenham

Jonny Bairstow is expected to be rested for at least the first two Tests against New Zealand having played almost non-stop since the start of October.


Arsenal's likely failure to qualify for next season's Champions League will not prevent the club from investing heavily in the first-team squad this summer, with Mikel Arteta desperate to recruit a handful of quality additions to his young team.

Todd Boehly's Chelsea takeover is set to receive the green light from the Premier League this week, as it emerged a former Unicef chief executive has written to the government promising Roman Abramovich cannot benefit from the deal.

Dean Henderson is more likely to leave Manchester United on loan this summer than in a permanent deal, with Newcastle among the clubs weighing up a move for the England goalkeeper.

Dean Henderson
Image: Dean Henderson is No 2 to David de Gea at Manchester United

Brendan Rodgers is considering a £14m bid for RB Leipzig winger Ademola Lookman as he prepares for a summer overhaul of his squad.

Cristiano Ronaldo has surprised fellow Cheshire residents by joining his local gym - albeit an exclusive, £255 per month gym - and working out there in addition to sessions at Manchester United's training ground, and his own private space at home.

Scotland midfielder Caroline Weir is edging closer to a move to Real Madrid from Manchester City this summer.


Newcastle's new owners have reported a reduced loss after tax of £12.2m and have pumped in £167.9m since their arrival, the club's latest financial statement has revealed.


West Ham want £20m Watford striker Emmanuel Dennis.

Manchester United will do battle with rivals Manchester City for the signing of River Plate prospect Enzo Fernandez this summer, according to reports in his native Argentina.

Roma have reportedly expressed their concerns to Jose Mourinho over whether or not to pursue Nemanja Matic from Manchester United.

Lionel Messi's camp have reportedly denied he plans to join David Beckham's Inter Miami next summer and take a 35 per cent stake in the MLS franchise upon the expiration of his Paris Saint-Germain contract.

Lionel Messi
Image: Lionel Messi joined Paris Saint-Germain last summer

Liverpool are reportedly targeting Torino defender Gleison Bremer ahead of this summer's transfer window.


Liverpool are set to battle Manchester United for the signing of Antony this summer despite the Ajax star's manager Erik ten Hag joining the Red Devils.

Tottenham have reportedly sent a proposal to Rennes forward Martin Terrier as Antonio Conte eyes prolific back-up for talisman Harry Kane.

Jose Mourinho could come back to haunt Tottenham this summer if Roma decide to reignite their interest in Paulo Dybala.


Arsenal will again be offered the chance to sign Barcelona's Samuel Umtiti this summer as William Saliba's future hangs in the balance.


Rangers youngster Chris McKee is poised to join Linfield on a permanent deal.


Shrewsbury Town kid Ben Crompton has reportedly turned down a deal with Celtic ready to swoop.

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