Football rumours from the media
Juan Quintero’s impressive World Cup outing is said have alerted Wolves to the 25-year-old.
Newly promoted Wolves are looking to build their Premier League team for the new season, with Colombia star Juan Quintero said to be their top target. According to the Mirror, the 25-year-old has caught the eye of boss Nuno Espirito Santo with a series of impressive performances at the World Cup. Eyes will now be on the attacking midfielder again as he lines up against England in the last 16 on Tuesday.
What the papers say
Summer speculation over who will be at the helm of Chelsea come the start of the season continues, with The Sun reporting the Blues are ready to bring in Maurizio Sarri. The former Napoli coach is believed to have held talks with the Stamford Bridge hierarchy as rumours swirl over the likely departure of Antonio Conte.
Nice striker Alassane Plea is in high demand as reports suggest two Premier League clubs are set to do battle for the 25-year-old. The Sun says both West Ham and Fulham are looking to bring the £25million star to England as both London rivals look to bolster their attacking options for the 2018/19 season.
Sticking with West Ham, and the Hammers may be more readily able to target the French ace, as the Mirror says they have been beaten in the race to land Barcelona’s Marlon by Southampton. The paper says the defender is due to become Mark Hughes’ third signing of the summer after agreeing a £10million fee.
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Players to watch
Andros Townsend: Newcastle look to be getting their finances in order to bring the winger back to St James’ Park, according to the Telegraph. Following relegation two years ago, Townsend made his way to Crystal Palace, but appears to have stayed on Newcastle’s radar, with the club set to consider a bid if they choose to sell Matt Ritchie to Stoke, the paper says.
Andreas Weimann: After selling Bobby Reid and Aden Flint, Bristol City are said to be seeking to make an investment in the Derby forward. The 26-year-old has one year remaining on his contract and City are looking to bid £2million, according to the Mirror.