Manchester United planning shock move for Arsenal's Mesut Ozil
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United 'consider move for Arsenal's Ozil'
Arsenal fans are already anxious about the future of Alexis Sanchez -- and now they can start worrying about Mesut Ozil as well, the Manchester Evening News reports.
It says United "are ready to make a shock move" for Germany international Ozil, who worked with manager Jose Mourinho at Real Madrid.
Ozil, like Sanchez, is out of contract next year and has yet to commit to another despite having been offered fresh terms.
And the paper suggests Mourinho could even "be interested in bringing Sanchez to Old Trafford."
The possibility that United could move for one -- or even both -- has been given added weight because it appears increasingly unlikely that Atletico Madrid's Antoine Griezmann will arrive in the summer.
Earlier this month, reports said a Griezmann deal had been "lessened in priority" by United, and the France international has stressed that he is happy where he is.
Bournemouth back in for Ake
If at first you don't succeed, try and try again. That's what Bournemouth will do when they attempt to bring back Nathan Ake, says the Mail.
Ake played for the Cherries on loan in the first half of the season, but they failed with an £18 million January bid to sign him from Chelsea on a permanent basis.
But the Mail says they will have another go at re-signing the 22-year-old defender, either on loan or on a full-time deal, and may be encouraged by the fact that he has not played in the Premier League since returning to Stamford Bridge.
The Mail says Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe "was hugely impressed with Ake's spell at the club and wants him back if they stay in the Premier League."
Gunners go for Gueye
Arsenal could make a raid on Everton as they look to strengthen their midfield and Idrissa Gueye is the man they are after, according to the Sun.
It reports that "scouts have been impressed by his form since arriving from Aston Villa" and believe he boasts similar qualities to Chelsea's N'Golo Kante.
Everton want Senegal international Gueye, 27, to sign an improved contract in the summer -- but the Sun says "that has not stopped Arsenal identifying him as a player to add power to their midfield."
Lukaku's £90m stalemate
Everton and Romelu Lukaku are at odds over a £90m buyout clause in the striker's new contract, according to the Telegraph.
Lukaku's agent Mino Raiola has said the Toffees star is "99.9999 percent" certain to sign a new five-year deal, but the stumbling block appears to be the eye-watering amount at which Everton would agree to sell their prized asset.
The Goodison Park club reportedly feel £90m is a fair price, while Lukaku is angling for something in the region of £70m in order to encourage bids from clubs such as his former side Chelsea or Manchester United.
- There could be some to-ing and fro-ing between Arsenal and Celtic this season, according to the Mirror.
It says the Gunners are "checking on 19-year-old left-back Kieran Tierney" as they look to add a long-term option on that side despite already having Nacho Monreal and Kieran Gibbs on the books.
And it adds that Celtic are ready to make a move for Arsenal forward Chris Willock, also 19, as they look to fill the gap that will be left when Patrick Roberts returns to Manchester City at the end of the season.
- Promotion-chasing Brighton will keep defender and club captain Bruno for another year after he agreed a contract extension, their official website reports.
Bruno, 36, has amassed more than 150 appearances for the club and will stay until June 2018 -- by which time he may well have played for the Seagulls in the Premier League.