Bastian Schweinsteiger is being eyed by PSG, but Man Utd may have to pay out his contract to get him to leave, while Borussia Dortmund are targeting moves for two Premier League players.
SCHWEINSTEIGER EXIT TO HIT MAN UTD IN THE POCKETManchester United will have to fork out £14m to axe flop midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger – after the player dug his claws in and refused to quit the club.
The German midfielder had a disappointing first season at Old Trafford and barely featured after a spate of injuries. He has been mentioned as one of the four high-profile stars Jose Mourinho wants to axe as he bids to cut his first-team squad down to just 24 names.
Paris Saint-Germain are reportedly keen to sign the former Bayern Munich midfielder, but it seems United will have to pay the remaining two years left on his contract to get him to leave, according to reports in The Sun.
He has also told officials at the club’s Carrington training complex he is happy in Manchester and wants to stay and fight for his place.
Schweinsteiger has spoken with new boss Jose Mourinho but talks were brief over his future at Old Trafford.
A United source told The Sun: “Bastian will cost every penny of the £14million still owed to him on his two-years left.
“He has had talks with Jose over his future but it is still uncertain at this stage. The new few weeks will reveal more.
“He will not be pushed out and will sit tight for pay-off.”
DORTMUND EYE SISSOKO AND SHAQIRI
Borussia Dortmund are leading the race to sign Moussa Sissoko from Newcastle hell – and look set to beat Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal to his signature, according to L’Equipe.
The German giants are interested in the Newcastle star, 26, after he impressed at Euro 2016 with France.
But a bid is yet to be lodged for the wantaway central midfielder.
Dortmund will have to cough up an eye-watering £35million on the wantaway midfielder to meet the Magpies’ evaluation.
Although the player’s agent has hit out at Newcastle’s demands, Toon boss Rafa Benitez has defended the asking price and insisted the club want to keep the Frenchman, who topped our player ratings in the Euro 2016 final.
Meanwhile, Dortmund are also on the trail of Stoke winger Xherdan Shaqiri, according to the Stoke Sentinel.
The Germans want the Swiss star, known as the Alpine Messi, as a replacement for Ilkay Gundogan, who has moved to Manchester City.
Stoke are obviously determined to keep one of their star performers, but the player might find it hard to resist the lure of a return to Germany and Champions League football, having previously starred with Bayern Munich.
AND THE REST
Manchester City have agreed terms with their main target Leroy Sane (Dail Mirror)
Leeds have been ordered to pay £290,000 in damages to former employee Lucy Ward (The Guardian)
Christian Benteke is willing to stay at Liverpool and fight for his place despite interest from other clubs (The Guardian)
Juventus will compete with Arsenal for Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain, 28, and could meet his release clause of almost £80m (Gazetta dello Sport)
Paul Pogba has hinted that he is open to moving to Manchester United this summer, describing his former club as “my first family” and refusing to commit his future to current club, Juventus
Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has had dinner with Paul Pogba in a restaurant in California (Daily Mail)
Georginio Wijnaldum’s preference is to join Tottenham if he leaves Newcastle but the Magpies want more than £25m (Daily Mail)
Middlesbrough have agreed an £8m fee with Borussia Dortmund for Neven Subotic (Daily Mail)
Hull City manager Steve Bruce has warned Italian sides Fiorentina and Sampdoria away from striker Abel Hernandez, 25 (Hull Daily Mail)
Eintracht Frankfurt want to take Manchester United youngster Guillermo Varela on loan (Daily Mail)
Leicester star Jamie Vardy has had successful surgery on his long-term wrist injury (Daily Mail)
England managerial candidate Sam Allardyce’s hopes of landing his dream job have been strengthened after the FA received worrying feedback about Jurgen Klinsmann (Daily Mail)
Liverpool could need a new centre-back after Joe Gomez suffered an Achilles injury (Daily Mirror)
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has reportedly told forward Joel Campbell, 24, to look for a new club, with some interest from Spanish side Valencia (Estadio Deportivo)
Nottingham Forest are one of 10 clubs hoping to sign Manchester United goalkeeper Sam Johnstone, 23 (Nottingham Post)
Burnley are interested in Crystal Palace midfielder Lee Chung-yong, 28 (The Guardian)
Antonio Conte will call on Chelsea’s ex-Italians for advice on managing the club (Daily Mirror)
Stoke City have made enquiries about Everton midfielder James McCarthy, 25 (Daily Mail)
Sunderland’s players have arrived back in the UK braced for Sam Allardyce’s exit to take over England (The Sun)
Chelsea target Joao Mario has decided to move to Inter Milan instead (The Sun)
Leonardo Bonucci’s move to Manchester City could move closer with Mehdi Benatia joining Juventus (The Sun)
Celtic will become the first UK club to have rail seating in use for the first time this weekend (The Sun)
Hull are lining up a £6m bid for Cardiff keeper David Marshall (The Sun)
Southampton are to offer Dusan Tadic a new contract to keep him at the club (Daily Star)
Newcastle target Peter Crouch has begged Mark Hughes for more game-time at Stoke (Daily Star)
Claudio Ranieri has told N’Golo Kante to hurry up and decide whether or not he wants to leave Leicester for Chelsea (Daily Star)
Bournemouth striker Tokelo Rantie is wanted by Leeds and he has refused to go on the Cherries’ pre-season tour (Daily Star)
Ryan Giggs was pushed towards the Manchester United exit door after Jose Mourinho refused to speak to him (Daily Star)
Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli, 25, could head to the Chinese Super League – if a deal is completed before the Chinese transfer window shuts on Friday (Corriere Della Sera)
Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri is set to sign a new four-year contract (Leicester Mercury)
The Foxes have submitted a third and final £15m offer for Burnley defender Michael Keane, 23 (Metro)