Paper Talk: Inter close in on Man Utd star; Everton’s £30m Lascelles bid

New Everton boss Marco Silva has targeted a £30million move for a Newcastle defender, while Inter Milan have stepped up their interest in a Man Utd star, according to Monday’s papers.


New Everton boss Marco Silva is reportedly ready to take advantage of uncertainty at Newcastle with a £30million bid for Jamaal Lascelles.

The Toon skipper is the main player Silva wants to bolster his defence after his recent arrival at Goodison Park.

Silva sees the 24-year-old as a long-term partner for Michael Keane at the heart of the Toffees’ defence, as Ashley Williams and Phil Jagielka are both getting towards the end of their careers.

Lascelles could be up for grabs given the doubts over Rafa Benitez’s future as Newcastle boss, with the Spaniard yet to agree a new contract at St James’ Park, as reported in The Sun.

Liverpool have also been tracking the former Nottingham Forest star, who has been tipped as a future England international, as Jurgen Klopp still eyes a central defensive partner for the outstanding Virgil van Dijk.

Inter Milan have stepped up their interest in Manchester United defender Daley Blind (The Sun)

A group of British businessmen are set to launch a takeover attempt of Aston Villa (The Sun)

Tony Coton is set to quit Aston Villa and return to League One side Sunderland, who he played for in the 90s, as the head of a new-look recruitment team (The Sun)

Sunderland defender John O’Shea is set to sign a one-year deal to stay in the Sky Bet Championship with Reading (The Sun)

Trent Alexander-Arnold will be given his chance to win a World Cup start when England take on Costa Rica at Elland Road (Daily Mirror)

FA chairman Greg Clarke is set to complain to FIFA over a £16,000 fine handed out for an England U20 player taking a rival energy drink to FIFA’s official partner beverage, just £6,000 less than Russia were fined for racial abuse aimed at France players in March (Daily Mirror)

Tomer Hemed hopes La Liga side Eibar can rescue him from Brighton, where he found himself relegated to a fringe role and did not play after January (Daily Mirror)

Everton and Brighton are in a £5m fight to sign Charlton’s England U20 defender Ezri Konsa (Daily Mirror)

Chelsea have met with Malcom’s agent ahead of a proposed £44m move from Bordeaux, according to reports in France (Daily Star)

Arsenal target Stephan Lichtsteiner, the 34-year-old Swiss right-back who is out of contract at Juventus this summer, has insisted a deal to take him to the Emirates is not yet complete (London Evening Standard)

Free agent Santi Cazorla, 33, is training with the youth team of La Liga side Alaves following his departure from Arsenal (London Evening Standard)

Swiss winger Xherdan Shaqiri, 26, has confirmed he will leave relegated Stoke this summer (Stoke Sentinel)

Napoli have set a £52m asking price for Jorginho after the president of the Italian club said he rejected an offer from Manchester City worth £12m less (The Times)

Watford are in talks with Bologna to sign Adam Masina, a left-back who could cost around £8m (The Times)

Watford are nearing a 10m euros (£8.7m) deal to sign Bologna left-back Adam Masina (Watford Observer)

Swansea forward Oli McBurnie has put Rangers boss Steven Gerrard on alert after admitting he would relish a move to Ibrox (Daily Record)

Northern Ireland boss Michael O’Neill has thrown his weight behind Coleraine manager Oran Kearney taking over from Jack Ross at St Mirren (Daily Record)

John Hartson will be interviewed for the managerial vacancy at Livingston (Daily Record)

Steven Gerrard is raiding Liverpool to sign Ovie Ejaria for Rangers (Scottish Sun)

Former Celtic star Liam Henderson is set to be at the centre of a bidding war in Italy as Parma and Bologna go head-to-head for his signature (Scottish Sun)

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