Paper Talk: Tottenham in talks to sign Norway goal machine; Prem giants lock horns over £400m superstar
Tottenham are in talks to sign the new striker they crave with a Norway hitman in their sights, while Man Utd, Man City and Liverpool are being linked with a ridiculous £400m swoop for one of the world’s best, according to Monday’s transfer gossip.
SORLOTH IN TALKS WITH TOTTENHAM
Tottenham Hotspur want to sign Norway striker Alexander Sorloth and are in talks over a deal, according to reports.
Jose Mourinho is desperate to get his hands on a new striker to provide back-up for Harry Kane. On Sunday, Spurs were again linked with January target Willian Jose.
However, the Daily Express claims it is Norway goal machine Sorloth, who looks closest to signing.
That’s after Trabzonspor president Ahmet Agaoglu claims talks are being held with Tottenham.
Any deal looks slightly more complicated as the striker is on loan at the Turkish side from Crystal Palace. Trabzonspor have a deal in place to make his move permanent this summer.
Furthermore, Champions League semi-finalists RB Leipzig are also keen on signing Sorloth.
Agaoglu confirmed: “Sorloth want to go. But every player who wants to go, there is no world we say okay. Leipzig are interested and we meet with Tottenham. We will act in Trabzonspor interests.”
Sorloth managed just one goal in 20 appearances for Palace before they shipped him out on loan.
However, during his time in Turkey’s Super Lig, he has proved a more than competent striker. He has scored 33 times in just 49 appearances for Trabzonspor, bringing him to Mourinho’s attention.
The Portuguese firebrand has reassured Spurs fans they will work hard to welcome more firepower to the club this summer.
“Yes, I want, I need a striker, but I want to make it very, very clear that the club – the structure above me – knows that I need a striker and also wants a striker,” he said.
“Are we going to get one? I honestly believe so.”
Sorloth has a total of 74 goals from 194 career appearances.
PREMIER LEAGUE LINKS FOR KYLIAN MBAPPE
Kylian Mbappe will spark a £400m battle between the Manchester giants, Liverpool and Real Madrid. (The Sun)
Bournemouth have told Leicester they will have to pay £50m to sign Wales midfielder David Brooks. (The Sun)
Manchester United are ready to walk away from a summer deal for Jadon Sancho and have made enquiries over alternative forwards such as Gareth Bale, Douglas Costa and Ivan Perisic. (Daily Telegraph)
Emiliano Martinez has agreed a four-year deal with Aston Villa but his transfer from Arsenal is being held up by contractual complications. (Daily Telegraph)
Arsenal have held talks with French club Dijon over a deal for Iceland goalkeeper Runar Alex Runarsson. (Daily Telegraph)
Brentford have moved closer to signing Saman Ghoddos after the Iran midfielder was not included in the Amiens squad at the weekend. (Daily Telegraph)
LIVERPOOL TO SIGN GOALKEEPER
Liverpool are set to sign 17-year-old Brazilian goalkeeper Marcelo Pitaluga for £1.8m. (Daily Telegraph)
Wolves will make another attempt to sign Ainsley Maitland-Niles from Arsenal. (Daily Telegraph)
Arsenal and Leeds are in the hunt to sign talented Dijon winger Mounir Chouiar. (The Independent)
Sergio Regulion is emerging as a big target for Jose Mourinho at Tottenham. (Daily Mail)
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will speak to Mason Greenwood about his private life after the Manchester United striker landed himself in trouble for the second time in a week. (Daily Mail)
AND MORE GOSSIP
Uli Hoeness believes Liverpool and Manchester United are ‘blackmailing’ Bayern Munich over the signing of Thiago Alcantara. (Daily Mail)
Edouard Mendy’s £23m move to Chelsea is close. The Rennes goalkeeper passed a medical this weekend. (Daily Star)
Manchester United are considering a deal for Alex Telles as an alternative to Sergio Reguilon. (Daily Star)
Chris Smalling is close to an exit from Manchester United with Roma desperate for a move. (Daily Star)
Barcelona want Mohamed Salah and the Liverpool winger is eager to make the move, according to Ronald Koeman’s close friend and Ajax record appearance holder Sjaak Swart. (Daily Mirror)
Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is not yet willing to let Diogo Dalot leave the club. (Daily Express)