THE DAILY RECORD is reporting that Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is eyeing up a deal for striker Harry Kane.
He said: “If I had to buy one striker, I would go to Kane. He is a complete striker.
For me, Kane, now, is one of the best strikers in the world. He is strong physically, with the ball, without the ball. He fights, and he’s strong in the air and acrobatic on the right and the left.
“If you go to buy Kane now, it would be at least £100m. At least. For me, if I see this price for a striker, I know for sure.”
Reports from the Daily Mail suggest Celtic are under pressure as Leigh Griffiths’ calf strain casts uncertainty over next week and Moussa Demeble is possibly ruled out till September due to an old hamstring problem.
Brendan Rodgers said:
“We’ll see with Leigh. Even if he was available for this game, he couldn’t have played due to a calf strain. We’ll see how he is leading into next week.
I would think Dembele is out until September. Of course it’s a concern when you haven’t got strikers that are fit, but I can’t worry about it so much. I need to focus on finding a way to get a result.”
According to The Sun, St Johnstone boss Tommy Wright has made contact with Hearts about striker Conor Sammon.
The Independent reports that Real Madrid’s £160million move for Kylian Mbappe could see Gareth Bale sold to Manchester United. Bale has made it known he is only interested in joining United if he leaves the Bernabeu but the move could yet be scuppered by United’s cross-city rivals after Manchester City who were reported to also be in the race to sign Mbappe.
Also in the Independent, it is reported that Manchester United remain keen on Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic of Serbia. The Red Devils remain confident they can tempt Chelsea to part with the 28-year-old for a fee in excess of £40m. However, Juventus and Inter Milan are also showing interest in the Serbian playmaker.