Transfer Talk: Barca linked with shock Shaw swoop amid Man United exodus
Clubs are slowly turning their eyes toward the summer window, and Transfer Talk has the updates on all the latest rumours.
Barca linked with shock Shaw swoop
Manchester United defender Luke Shaw has been linked with Chelsea, Tottenham, Leicester, Newcastle and Southampton as his departure from Old Trafford appears ever more likely. But here's a new one -- Barcelona.
The Mirror reports that the Liga leaders "are eyeing a shock swoop following Shaw's bust-up with boss Jose Mourinho" as they look for a new left-back.
The defender was taken off at half-time in United's FA Cup victory over Brighton, with Mourinho -- who had questioned his commitment last year -- again singling him out for criticism.
Shaw has a year left on his contract, and the Mirror says Barca "feel he could be a good value addition," adding that the player "is aware the Catalans are considering a bid."
Meanwhile, Mourinho is making a midfield shake-up a priority and "has told scouts to scour the globe," according to the Manchester Evening News.
It reports that he intends to sign at least one midfielder, with Marouane Fellaini likely to leave -- the Mail reports that Monaco have joined those interested -- and Michael Carrick retiring.
The Evening News says Mourinho "has cast his net far and wide," with Bayern Munich's Arturo Vidal, Paris Saint-Germain's Marco Verratti and Shakhtar Donetsk's Fred -- also a target for Manchester City -- among the names in the frame.
Jean-Michael Seri of Nice and Lazio's Sergej Milinkovic-Savic are also in contention.
As far as potential defensive additions are concerned, United are increasingly confident that they can sign Kieran Tierney from Celtic, according to the Mirror.
Tierney is valued at £25 million, and the Mirror says Mourinho "sees him as more versatile and better value for money than his other left-back target, Tottenham's Danny Rose."
City ready to move for Madrid's Isco
It could be quite some summer at Manchester City, with the Sun reporting that "Pep Guardiola is eyeing a stunning £75 million raid for Real Madrid star Isco".
It says the Spain international -- who has turned down opportunities to move to City in the past -- "is ready to quit Los Blancos and play under Guardiola."
The City manager wants to add extra attacking midfield power after seeing a move for Alexis Sanchez fall through, and the Sun quotes "an Etihad insider" as saying that Isco wants to work with him.
With a summer of change likely at Madrid after a disappointing domestic campaign, the player is ready to take on a new challenge.
And he could be one of at least four arrivals, with the Sun reporting that City are also after another midfielder, a striker and a backup full-back.
-- Staying in Manchester, United have beaten City in the race to sign teenage Polish defender Lukasz Bejger, the Manchester Evening News reports.
The paper says 16-year-old Bejger, who can play in the centre of defence or at right-back, could soon be announced as being among United's new academy intake. He was previously with the Lech Poznan academy.
-- Wolverhampton Wanderers are closing in on a place in the Premier League next season and want to sign Benfica forward Anderson Talisca if they get there, according to the Birmingham Mail.
Talisca is on a two-year loan at Besiktas, for whom he has scored 14 goals this season, and is said to be being monitored by both Manchester United and Liverpool.