Paper Talk: Man Utd eye trio as Arsenal close on teen

Date published: Monday 28th March 2016 7:47

Renato Sanches: Joined Bayern Munich earlier this summer

Renato Sanches: Joined Bayern Munich earlier this summer

Manchester United are reportedly monitoring three Portugal midfielders, while Arsenal are set to sign a highly-rated youngster from Chelsea.


Manchester United scouts will be in attendance at Portugal’s friendly against Belgium in Leiria on Tuesday night to watch not one, not two but three of the hosts’ midfielders in action, according to the Daily Mirror.

One of them, Benfica’s Renato Sanches, has been linked with United for several months, with his agent Jorge Mendes claiming the Premier League club had a £30.8million offer rejected for the 18-year-old in the January transfer window.

Now Mendes, who also represents Jose Mourinho, has landed two more of his clients on United’s radar, with Monaco’s Bernardo Silva, 21, and Valencia’s Andre Gomes, 22, also apparently being tracked.

It was reported on Sunday that United are planning a squad overhaul which could see players including Memphis Depay and Morgan Schneiderlin sold this summer.


Paris Saint-Germain could try to sign Manchester United striker Anthony Martial as they prepare to lose Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Edinson Cavani (Le 10 Sport)

Liverpool are among a host of European clubs keen to sign Fulham forward Moussa Dembele (L’Equipe)

Arsenal hope to beat Manchester United and Tottenham to the signing of Portuguese midfielder Domingos Quina in the next 48 hours after the 16-year-old left Chelsea (Daily Mirror/Daily Telegraph)

Arsenal, Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain are tracking Partizan Belgrade striker Dusan Vlahovic, 16 (France Football)

Manchester United and Manchester City are among the clubs interested in 17-year-old AC Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma (Tuttosport)

Tottenham and West Ham are vying to sign AFC Wimbledon starlet Ryan Sweeney (Daily Mirror)

Aston Villa have placed Sean Dyche alongside Nigel Pearson at the top of their list of candidates to replace Remi Garde (Daily Telegraph)

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