What the papers say
Newcastle have emerged as late contender to sign defender Kim Min-jae, 26, from Napoli, according to The Sun. The South Korea international, whose £42million release clause is triggered on July 1, had been reportedly close to signing for Manchester United.
The Red Devils are also among a host of clubs tracking Chicago Fire midfielder Brian Gutierrez, 19. But according to the Daily Mirror, the Premier League club and Rangers face an additional hurdle to European rivals in obtaining a work permit for the American youngster.
Villareal’s Pau Torres, 26, has emerged as a major target for Aston Villa. According to the Daily Mirror, Villa have made an offer for the Spain defender.
Arsenal striker Folarin Bolagun is a target for city rivals AC Milan and Inter Milan, reports the Daily Mail. The 21-year-old American-born forward impressed on loan at Reims last season and is poised the leave the Emirates in the summer.
Social media round-up
Man Utd remain calm as Mount’s keen on the move — strategy game on. pic.twitter.com/VTOc84wbTy
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 8, 2023
Nicolo Barella 'lining up Premier League switch this summer' with four clubs keen https://t.co/4TUtDziZ4G
— The Sun Football ⚽ (@TheSunFootball) June 7, 2023
Players to watch
Josko Gvardiol: Manchester City are reportedly close to a bid for the Croatia defender, 21, from RB Leipzig.