Football transfer talk and gossip (Thursday, April 3)

Football transfer talk and gossip.
Football transfer talk and gossip.

Newcastle United, Manchester United, Tottenham, Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester City make the headlines

Newcastle will face a battle with Juventus to land Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette after the 22-year-old expressed his interest in a summer switch to the Serie A champions - Talksport

Manchester United hope that a £40m offer for Bayern Munich midfielder Toni Kroos, 24, will be enough to tempt the Germany international away from the Bundesliga champions - Daily Mirror

Belgium goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, 21, is to announce next week whether his future lies at Chelsea or Atletico Madrid after spending this season on loan at the Spanish league leaders - Daily Express

Manchester United’s French left-back Patrice Evra, 32, is still undecided about his future with the club and could make a return to Italy, where he played from 1998-2000, if he leaves in the summer - Daily Star

Manchester United and Manchester City have been put on alert after Barcelona’s deal to sign Dinamo Zagreb’s 17-year-old midfielder Alen Halilovic - dubbed the “new Lionel Messi” - was thrown into doubt by the Spanish champions’ 14-month transfer ban - Daily Express

Manchester City defender Joleon Lescott, 31, will be offered a deal to join Turkish side Besiktas when his current contract expires at the end of the season - The Sun

Hamburg are set to sign on-loan Arsenal defender Johan Djourou, 27, on a permanent deal - Talksport

Tottenham fans can expect quality over quantity from their summer transfers according to chairman Daniel Levy, who says they will concentrate on a few signings to “strengthen key positions” - Metro

Crystal Palace boss Tony Pulis is lining up a bid for Bournemouth’s 22-year-old defender Steve Cook in the summer - Daily Mirror