Gloukh wanted by Man Utd, Arsenal and Liverpool
Three top Premier League sides are keen on RB Salzburg teenager Oscar Gloukh, according to the Mirror.
“The 19-year-old has impressed for the Austrian side since moving from Maccabi Tel Aviv for £6 million in January. Gloukh scored eight times and provided 10 assists in 40 appearances last season, and has added a further three goal contributions for Salzburg this time around.
“The Premier League trio had scouts watching Gloukh during the international break and are monitoring him ahead of a potential move.”
Barcelona want Newcastle striker
The Mail reports that Barcelona are keen on signing striker Alexander Isak from Newcastle United.
“They are also planning their long-term future with Robert Lewandowski now 35 years of age.
“Signing Isak will be no easy task with the striker having signed for a club-record £63m last summer.
“He has scored 12 goals in 31 matches but has had to compete with Callum Wilson for the starting role up front.
“Isak’s contract runs up until 2028 and it is unlikely that Barcelona will make any serious move until the summer. “
Questions remain over Everton takeover
“Word from the government on the proposed takeover of Everton by a Florida-based investor with a multi-club system across multiple continents, an opaque funding source and a chequered history?” asks the paper.
“It is, so they seem to be saying – and with no doubt some relief – a matter for the Premier League.
“Although soon such thorny questions will be a matter for the government’s independent regulator to decide. Whether an entity such as 777 Partners is a suitable owner for a historic British club like Everton is the kind of monumental decision that a regulator would face at some point.
“One suspects that Josh Wander, a co-founder at 777 Partners, would not have got as far as agreeing terms with current owner Farhad Moshiri had he not been confident he would pass the Premier League’s owners and directors’ test. He pleaded no contest to charges of cocaine trafficking in 2003, when he was a student, although that may not even make it onto the first page of the list of concerns about Everton’s putative new owners.”
Brighton target Barco
Brighton are lining up another South American youngster, as The Sun reports that Valentin Barco is the latest target.
“The Seagulls tried to sign Barco, 19, from Boca Juniors this summer and went close to triggering his release clause of around £10 million.
“However, Manchester City and Juventus were also strongly linked and the whole deal became too hard to broker.
“But progressive Brighton still think they can offer Barco the best move at this point of his career.”
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