Football rumours from the media – 4th June, 2018

What the papers say:

Newcastle captain Jamaal Lascelles is in the sights of new Everton manager Marco Silva, with the boss keen to signal a break from the type of football played under Sam Allardyce reports the taboids. Everton are said to be preparing a £30million bid for the 24-year-old who may be looking for a new home as talks over Rafa Benitez’s future at St James’ Park continue.

Mauricio Pochettino will be staying at Tottenham, forcing Real Madrid to look elsewhere
Mauricio Pochettino will be staying at Tottenham, forcing Real Madrid to look elsewhere (Peter Byrne/PA)

Real Madrid have moved to Plan B after accepting defeat in their bid to bring in Mauricio Pochettino, according to the Daily Mail. The Spurs boss was the main target after the resignation of Zinedine Zidane with former Real player Guti among those the club have spoken to, the paper said.

Watford are looking to bolster their defence with the signing of Adam Masina from Bologna, reports the Daily Mirror. A deal for the 24-year-old left-back is still “some way off completion” as Masina is looking at interest from elsewhere, the paper said.

The World Cup will provide an opportunity for Bayern Munich to get a closer look at England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford, reports the tabloids. Pickford, who signed for Everton from Sunderland, is wanted by the Bundesliga side as a potential replacement for Manuel Neuer, the paper said.

A potential arrival at Goodison Park comes in the form of Charlton defender Ezri Konsa, who has been on the radar of Everton since the turn of the year, the Daily Mirror reports. The club will be challenged to the signature of the England under-20 international by Brighton, the paper adds.

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Players to watch:

Felipe Anderson: The Lazio winger is wanted by a trio of Premier League clubs with West Ham looking to fight off competition from Leicester and Southampton, reports Tuttosport.

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Xherdan Shaqiri: The Swiss winger will leave Stoke this summer and is looking to play in the Premier League next season, Aargauer Zeitung says.

Alisson: The Roma goalkeeper will turn down a potential move to Liverpool and will wait for Real Madrid to come knocking, Marca says.

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