Euro Paper Talk: Man Utd offered £118m Serie A duo

Date published: Tuesday 13th March 2018 12:25

Manchester United have been given the chance to sign stars of AC Milan and Juventus in a £118m double raid, while Lionel Messi is against a Barcelona swoop for a €100m midfield target, according to Tuesday’s European papers.



Chelsea and Manchester United continue to monitor Gianluigi Donnarumma’s situation at AC Milan and could look to sign him if they lose Thibaut Courtois or David De Gea, according to reports in Italy.

La Corriere dello Sport claims super-agent Mino Raiola is keen to get his client out of Milan this summer, despite the club’s current revival under caretaker coach Gennaro Gattuso, and is eager to offer him to United.

United of course would have no need to sign the Italian given David De Gea’s undisputed selection as their No 1, but amid talk PSG could launch a huge bid for the Spaniard, Jose Mourinho’s side have once again been linked with Donnarumma.

The teenager is rated at around €110million by Milan and it would take a world-record fee for a goalkeeper to sign him; however that fee would be dwarfed by the money PSG are said to be ready to offer for De Gea.

All the talk, however, looks pie in the sky given Mourinho has issued another warning over De Gea’s future on Tuesday, with United in no hurry to sell their prized asset.

Nonetheless, Raiola is clearly keen to get his client out of Milan this summer, though Chelsea’s chances of signing him would also hinge on Courtois’ future and the Blues’ apparently-thinning chances of securing Champions League qualification next season.

Meanwhile, more reports in the Italian press claims another Raiola client, Blaise Matuidi, is also high up on Mourinho’s wanted list.

According to Rai Sport, the Red Devils are looking at a possible move for France international, who is valued at a modest €20million (£18million) by Juventus – a fee that is unlikely to scare United off.

The 30-year-old only moved to Italy last summer, joining from Paris Saint-Germain, and has been a key cog in Max Allegri’s side this season.

It’s reported that Raiola has offered United the chance to sign the midfielder this summer; an option the club are keen to pursue with Michael Carrick retiring and Marouane Fellaini likely to leave on a free transfer.

The report adds that Juventus though will “fight hard” to keep Matuidi at the Allianz Stadium and may even try push United for a higher fee if they do decide to sell.


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Real Madrid could swoop to sign Marco Verratti after Lionel Messi was reported to have told Barcelona’s hierarchy that the PSG midfielder is not good enough to replace Andres Iniesta in their midfield (Diario Gol)

Pepe Reina underwent a medical with AC Milan on Monday and is thought to have agreed a two-year contract with an option for a further year. The deal is worth €3m a season (Corriere dello Sport)

Manchester United are in advanced talks to sign Valencia defender Jose Luis Gaya (RAI Sports)

On-loan Liverpool striker Divock Origi is “not happy” with his current plight at Wolfsburg but intends to stay and fight for his place (Wolfsburger Allgemeine Zeitung)

Man Utd and Juventus target Thomas Meunier remains open to the possibility of leaving PSG this summer after admitting he has not been approached over a new deal

Newcastle are interested in Besiktas midfielder Tolgay Arslan (Haberler)

Jose Mourinho has made things clear to Real Madrid over their long-running interest in Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea (La Sexta)

Antoine Griezmann has committed to a move to Barcelona this summer despite Atletico Madrid wanting to improve his contract (Le 10 Sport)

PSG will demand €400million (£335m) if anyone wishes to sign Neymar this summer (Mundo Deportivo)

Napoli will make a €10m offer for Toulouse goalkeeper Alban Lafont this summer – but the keeper is also on Roma’s radar as they prepare for the possible departure of Liverpool target Alisson (L’Equipe)

Juventus captain Gianluigi Buffon has dropped the clearest indication yet he is ready to continue playing after this season

Real Betis have agreed to sign Eibar midfielder Takashi Inui as a free agent this summer (Marca)

Harry Kane has appeared to close the door on a move to Real Madrid this summer by insisting he dreams of playing for Tottenham in their new stadium 

Philippe Coutinho believes former club Liverpool will sign either Gareth Bale or Thomas Lemar this summer

Athletic Bilbao have reached ‘an agreement’ with Leganes Coach Asier Garitano for a move at the end of the season (Oye Athletic)

Arsenal youngster Reiss Nelson has surprisingly been linked with a move to Real Madrid this summer (Marca)

Atletico Madrid winger Vitolo insists his side will not give up on a title pursuit despite an eight-point deficit to leaders Barcelona (Marca)


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