What the papers say
Arsenal and Tottenham are both keen on signing England striker Ivan Toney in the winter transfer window, according to The Times. Brentford have placed an £80million price tag on the 27-year-old, whose eight-month ban for breaching gambling rules ends on January 16.
Tottenham are also chasing Wales and Nottingham Forest forward Brennan Johnson, according to the Independent. Forest are reportedly seeking at least £40m for the 22-year-old, who has also been linked with Chelsea.
Manchester City are continuing their pursuit of Wolves’ Portugal midfielder Matheus Nunes, according to the Telegraph. But the Independent says City are prepared to ditch a move for the 24-year-old if they feel it does not provide value for money, having already had an initial £47m bid rejected.
Defender Jonny Evans, 35, is close to agreeing a one-year contract to return to Manchester United, reports the Telegraph. The move could cast more doubts over Harry Maguire’s future at Old Trafford.
Social media round-up
Everton approached Udinese with initial €25/26m package for Portuguese striker Beto — he was already on Everton list last January #EFC
Sources feel that’s not enough yet to convince Udinese.
Release clause into Beto’s contract: €35m. pic.twitter.com/Ej04GMJJes
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 24, 2023
No go for Mo
— Mirror Football (@MirrorFootball) August 24, 2023
Players to watch
Sofyan Amrabat: The Morocco midfielder, 27, has been left out of Fiorentina’s squad to face Rapid Vienna after interest from Manchester United and Liverpool.
Eric Dier: Fulham are reportedly keen on the England defender, 29, after he was not included in Tottenham’s opening two Premier League squads.