What the papers say A potential transfer for Leicester City’s Harry Maguire makes headlines in Wednesday’s papers. Manchester United have been linked with a move for the 26-year-old, but according to the Daily Telegraph will have to pay more than £90million and make him the most expensive defender of all time to land him. The centre-back has made it clear he wants to leave Leicester, The Sun says, while the Daily Mirror reports that Arsenal have also launched a £50million bid for his signature.
What the papers say With Eden Hazard yet to publicly announce his decision on his Chelsea future, the club are keeping tabs on Barcelona’s Philippe Coutinho, the Mirror reports. Rumours continue to swirl around links between Hazard and Real Madrid, and should the 28-year-old opt to walk away from Stamford Bridge, the Blues could look to Coutinho as a replacement, the paper says.
Alexandre Lacazette believes Arsenal head coach Unai Emery has taken the club to the “next step” – even if they fail to beat rivals Chelsea in the Europa League final.
Arsenal head coach Unai Emery hailed his “amazing” strikeforce as a Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang hat-trick and an Alexandre Lacazette goal set up a Europa League final against Premier League rivals Chelsea.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang hit a hat-trick in the Mestalla as Arsenal eased past Valencia to secure their place in the Europa League final, where they will face Premier League rivals Chelsea.
Unai Emery believes attack will be the best form of defence for Arsenal when they head to Valencia looking to secure a place in the Europa League final.
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Vive la France! Allons, and 'mon Macron - today's football gossip involves a tale of two Frenchmen. Or maybe three Frenchmen. Hang on, four.