Paper round-up: Arsenal boss Emery eyeing centre-backs

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The Sun say Arsenal boss Unai Emery is determined to sign a centre-back this summer and his possible targets include Toby Alderweireld and Kurt Zouma.

There continues to be speculation over the future of Tottenham defender Alderweireld, while Zouma is on a season-long loan from Chelsea at Everton, who are keen to sign him on a permanent basis.

Leicester’s England defender Harry Maguire and Djene Dakonam of Spanish side Getafe are also said to be on Emery’s radar.

The story adds that Emery will have to work with a budget of around £40m and that Arsenal are looking to sell the likes of Mesut Ozil, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Shkodran Mustafi in order to finance incoming signings.

Arsenal and Tottenham both want on-loan Leicester star Youri Tielemans, also according to The Sun.

Arsenal are interested in Reading’s 16-year-old goalkeeper Coniah Boyce-Clarke, the Daily Mail say.

The Daily Star say Arsenal want to tie Nacho Monreal to a new contract in order to avoid losing him to Barcelona, while the Daily Express say Paris St-Germain are prepared to sell Christopher Nkunku for around £17m.

Tottenham have rejected a bid from Napoli for Kieran Trippier and are waiting for an offer from Manchester United, the Star say.

And Chelsea youngster Martell Taylor-Crossdale is wanted by Fulham and Bristol City, according to the Mirror.




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