Griezmann deal hits a snag
The big exclusive this evening from the Sun is that Antoine Griezmann's move to Manchester United is in 'serious jeopardy'. The report says that Griezmann is concerned that United may miss out on Champions League football and his representatives have been in contact to raise this issue, with Chelsea reportedly monitoring the situation. This comes following quotes from both the player and his agent. The former saying he's sick of transfer speculation and sees himself at Atletico, whilst adding that his idol is David Beckham. The latter saying that United's interest is known but mentioning the fact that they may not be in the Champions League.
Paper Round's view: The simplest solution here may be for United to just to win the Europa League, then everyone will be happy. Well, that is except for Griezmann. Of course most of his answers are fairly stock but he does sound genuinely fed up and his quotes don't exactly sound like he's begging for United to come sign him. This one will probably rumble on until he signs or the transfer window shuts.
Sanchez ready to stay another year but sees free Chelsea switch as an option
Now we go to the Mirror, who lead on Alexis Sanchez. The latest report says that the Chilean forward is ready to stay with Arsenal for another year, and perhaps even commit to a new contract, but he is keen for the club to show sufficient ambition in the transfer market. He feels the club wouldn't sell him to rivals Chelsea but is prepared to see out the rest of his contract in order to stay in London.
Paper Round's view: Arsenal are playing a dangerous game with Sanchez and it's hard to see how this ends well for them. Perhaps the best bet is to call Sanchez's bluff and make him sit for one more year. Either he'll be persuaded by their actions over the summer or he'll have to deal with not playing for a season, something that he probably won't adjust well to.
Read the full article on eurosport.co.uk: Paper Round: Sanchez wants Arsenal ambition as Chelsea loom