Paper round-up: Arsenal boss Emery targeting three players

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The Sun say Arsenal boss Unai Emery is keen to bolster his squad with the signings of Paris Saint-Germain winger Christopher Nkunku, Rennes winger Ismaila Sarr and teenage Brazil forward Gabriel Martinelli.

But the Gunners are reportedly set to send Denis Suarez back to Barcelona rather than buy him when his loan spell finishes at the end of the season.

The Sun say midfielder Suarez has failed to impress Emery and that there will be no permanent deal to sign him.

The Times say Arsenal are considering an internal appointment for their technical director role, with former Gunners defender Steve Morrow – currently the club’s head of youth scouting – an option.

It comes after Monchi, who was linked with the job, instead opted to return to Sevilla.

Meanwhile, there continues to be speculation over the future of Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen.

Real Madrid continue to be linked with the Dane, whose Spurs contract expires next year.

The Daily Mail have picked up on reports in Italy claiming that Juventus are also interested in Eriksen.

Juve sporting director Fabio Paratici is said to have been scouting him for a long time, according to Calciomercato.

There also continues to be speculation over the futures of Eden Hazard and Maurizio Sarri – and Roman Abramovich’s ownership of Chelsea.

A number of newspapers, including The Sun and the Daily Express have picked on a story by the Daily Record, which claimed that Chelsea have rejected an initial offer for Hazard from Real Madrid.

The Times say billionaire Sir Jim Ratcliffe, who has been linked with a takeover of Chelsea and is expected to complete a takeover of cycling outfit Team Sky, is still interested in buying the Blues from Abramovich.

As for Sarri, there are more reports that he is closed to being axed.

The Daily Mirror declare that the Chelsea head coach’s position “is under fresh scrutiny” in the wake of Sunday’s defeat at Everton.

The Daily Mail say Sarri faces the sack but that Chelsea are worried the transfer ban imposed by Fifa will affect their appointment of a replacement.

Bournemouth want to sign Mason Mount on loan from Chelsea for next season, according to The Sun.

And West Ham are interested in Alaves defender Guillermo Maripan but Roma lead the race for the Chile international, the Mail say.




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