Wednesday's big football transfer rumours: Arsenal and Manchester United in tug of war for Roma hero

Kostas Manolas

The tabloid chatter today reveals the battle for a £31m Greek stopper...

What the papers say

Manchester United will face competition from other top European clubs in their bid to bring Antoine Griezmann to Old Trafford, the Daily Mirror says. The release clause for the Atletico Madrid World Cup winner will fall £70 million over the summer according to the paper.

Meanwhile, the Red Devils and Arsenal will do battle to bring in Kostas Manolas over the summer, the Daily Mirror reports. The paper says the Greek defender could leave for £31m if Roma fail to secure qualification to the Champions League.


Denis Suarez will head back to Barcelona at the end of his loan deal, the Sun reports. Suarez has been at Arsenal since January but has struggled to adapt to the pace of the Premier League.

Liverpool’s Loris Karius wants to return to the Anfield club part way through a two-year loan at Besiktas, the Liverpool Echo says.


Filip Benkovic will return to play under Brendan Rodgers at Leicester next season, the Leicester Mercury says. The Croatian defender has been on loan at Celtic, where Rodgers used to manage, but the new boss expects him to return to the King Power.

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Ones to watch

Paulo Dybala: Liverpool are said to be ready to sign the Argentine from Juventus in the coming weeks, Tutto Mercato says.

Juventus’ Paulo Dybala
Liverpool are interested in Juventus’ Paulo Dybala (Martin Rickett/PA)

Erkan Eyibil: Dubbed the new Mesut Ozil, the 17-year-old has caught the eye of West Ham and Newcastle, according to Turkish Football.

Olivier Giroud: The Frenchman’s salary demands could put Marseille and Lyon off a move for the 32-year-old, Le10Sport reports.