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Transfer rumours and paper review – Saturday, March 4: Conte dismisses Chelsea exit claims, Juventus determined in Sanchez chase, Liverpool’s summer ‘war chest’?

5 Mar

Here are all the top headlines and transfer-related stories in Saturday’s newspapers…


Chelsea’s Italian manager Antonio Conte has played down reports claiming he is homesick and has already agreed to become the new Inter Milan boss next season, saying he hopes to stay at Stamford Bridge for “many years”. (The Times)

Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri is at the top of Arsenal’s three man shortlist of managers to take over from Arsene Wenger. The Frenchman could leave at the end of the season, with Borussia Dortmund’s Thomas Tuchel and Atletico Madrid’s Diego Simeone the Gunners’ other targets. (The Sun)

Could Alexis Sanchez join champions of Italy Juve? The Old Lady are reportedly ‘increasingly confident’ of signing the 28-year-old for around £25million in the summer.  (Corriere dello Sport)

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has revealed he has money to spend in the summer transfer window, and insists the club will not baulk at price tags as he attempts to land his top targets. (The Times)

The Anfield chief has stated he wants to bring in as many as six players in the off-season to strengthen his squad. (The Guardian) 

Bayern Munich are still being linked with having an interest in Tottenham starlet Dele Alli. A number of top European sides are also tracking the 20-year-old, who is set to become one of the new faces of the FIFA video game franchise. (Daily Mirror)

Manchester United are said to be plotting a £35m bid for Spurs midfielder Eric Dier, with Jose Mourinho keen on the England international. (The Sun)

Mourinho is also considering summer moves for two Real Madrid stars in the summer – French centre-back Raphael Varane and German midfielder Toni Kroos. (Don Balon)

Six Manchester City stars could be given the boot this summer. Boss Pep Guardiola has told goalkeeper Willy Caballero, defenders Pablo Zabaleta, Gael Clichy and Bacary Sagna, midfielder Yaya Toure AND winger Jesus Navas have three months to prove they deserve to have their contracts extended. (Daily Telegraph)

And here are the latest talkSPORT.com headlines…​

talkSPORT interview – Forrmer Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers urges club to put their trust in Jurgen Klopp

Rodgers also paid tribute to Tommy Gemmell following the Celtic legend’s death at the age of 73 

Jose Mourinho is just like Sir Alex Ferguson, and his win-at-all-costs mentality is rubbing off on Manchester United’s players, Michael Carrick tells talkSPORT

Arsenal have reportedly put together a three-man shortlist to replace Alexis Sanchez

Torino will make a move to keep Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart on a permanent deal amid interest from both Arsenal and Liverpool

Napoli are ready to reignite their interest in Arsenal and Manchester United target Davy Klaassen, according to reports in Italy

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