Paper round-up: Wenger reportedly keen to sign French trio

The Daily Telegraph say Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is working on potential deals for three France internationals as he looks to bolster his squad.

Wenger is said to be targeting Monaco duo Kylian Mbappe and Thomas Lemar as well as Lyon forward Alexandre Lacazette.

The Telegraph say Wenger is preparing for possible departures from the Emirates Stadium and that there is now little hope that Alexis Sanchez will sign a new contract.

Meanwhile, Arsenal and West Ham are among the clubs being linked with Chris Smalling amid reports the England defender could leave Mancheser United.

The Telegraph say Smalling, 27, will be sold by United manager Jose Mourinho and that he is wanted by the Hammers as well as Everton and West Brom.

The Telegraph also say Smalling could be available for as little as £15m following United’s capture of Sweden international Victor Lindelof.

The Daily Express say West Ham are leading a race to sign Smalling, that Arsenal are also interested, and that the asking price is £12m.

Mauricio Pochettino wants Porto right-back Ricardo Pereira to replace Kyle Walker at Tottenham, the Daily Mirror say.

It comes amid reports that Manchester City are looking to tie up a £40m deal to sign Walker.

The Mirror say Spurs boss Pochettino is keen to bring in Pereira, 23, and that the Portugal international is rated at £20m.

And Tottenham have made enquiries about Nice midfielder Jean-Michael Seri, according to the Mail.

The 25-year-old Ivory Coast international is said to be of interest to a number of clubs, including Arsenal, and is reported to have a £35m release clause in his contract.




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