Paper round-up: Crystal Palace fail with move for Leeds United star

Crystal Palace have had an approach for Leeds United youngster Jack Clarke rejected, according to the Daily Mirror. 

The Mirror say Palace enquired about the highly-rated Clarke and were told he is not for sale.

It comes amid much speculation over the future of the 18-year-old winger, who has been discussing a new contract at Elland Road.

The Daily Star say Arsenal and Tottenham are also among a number of Premier League clubs interested in Clarke, who has impressed since breaking into the Leeds first team.

Meanwhile, the Daily Mail say Barcelona have drawn up a shortlist of strikers they could target, which apparently includes Tottenham’s Fernando Llorente, Lucas Perez of West Ham and Chelsea duo Alvaro Morata and Olivier Giroud.

The Daily Telegraph say Chelsea are close to offloading Morata to Atletico Madrid and that Tottenham are considering Liverpool striker Divock Origi as a potential signing now Harry Kane has been ruled out until March.

Arsenal are willing to pay some of Mesut Ozil’s wages in order to offload him this month, the Mirror say.

The Mirror also claim Chelsea want to sign Palace right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka this summer and that Blues youngster Charlie Colkett is wanted by Aston Villa and Swedish club Ostersunds.

And Fulham are looking to sign Ghana defender Joseph Attamah from Istanbul Basaksehi, the Mail reports.



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