Euro Paper Talk: Manchester United offered 16-goal international striker as chase gets desperate; Chelsea lodge £22m striker bid and see €40m Atletico offer rejected

Arkadiusz Milik Marseille August 2022

Marseille have offered one of their strikers to Manchester United as the Premier League giants’ transfer chase gets frantic, while Chelsea have made two transfer offers for a striker and a midfielder, all in Euro Paper Talk.


Manchester United have reportedly been offered the chance to sign Marseille striker Arkadiusz Milik.

Erik ten Hag is desperately in need of at least one striker and United could be chasing another frontman if Cristiano Ronaldo departs. The Portugal star remains insistent he wants to leave and his exit will leave Ten Hag short in attack.

Milik is an option for United after scoring 20 goals in 37 games last season. The 28-year-old Poland star, who has 16 international goals, is under contract until 2025, but Marseille are understood to be willing to cash in on the forward.

Reporter Karim Bennani from Amazon Prime Sport in France has claimed United are one of several clubs that have been offered the player.

OM have “proposed” the striker to Everton, Juventus and United.

Milik price tag

Marseille have reportedly placed a £17m price tag on Milik and United are yet to make their move.

RMC Sport  reported in March that Milik would ask to leave the club if Jorge Sampaoli stays on for next season. There is understood to be friction between the pair, despite Milik being settled in the south of France.

Milik though is understood to be keen to play Champions League football, which United cannot offer.


Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Barcelona August 2022

Chelsea have submitted their first official bid of £22m for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and it meets Barca’s asking price (Gerard Romero)

Manchester United have enquired about a loan move for Chelsea and United States forward Christian Pulisic (ESPN)

And Manchester United are looking to bring in Lazio’s Sergej Milinkovic-Savic and have even spoken with the Serbia international’s agent, although no offer has been made (Footmercato)

Liverpool midfielder Naby Keita is unhappy with his role at Anfield and could leave (Sky Sports Deutschland)

Real Madrid have joined Manchester United in the race to sign Ajax winger Antony (Fabrizio Romano)


Chelsea have seen a €40m bid rejected for Atletico Madrid midfielder Marcos Llorente (AS)

Napoli are getting closer to completing a €5m loan move for Sassuolo forward Giacomo Raspadori (Sky Sports Italia)

Udinese are among the clubs interested in Arsenal’s Hector Bellerin (Sky in Italy)

Barcelona also have serious interest in signing Bellerin (Sport)

Marcos Alonso is still set to join Barcelona. A full agreement has been reached, but the Spanish club won’t be able to complete a deal until Jules Kounde is registered (Fabrizio Romano)


Thomas Meunier Borussia Dortmund

FC Barcelona have made Belgian full-back and Man Utd target Thomas Meunier one of their transfer targets in the ongoing summer window (MundoDeportivo)

Despite interest from Manchester United, Matheus Cunha is settled at Atletico Madrid. And Atletico won’t sell for the touted €50m asking price (Fabrizio Romano)

Tanguy Ndombele will be a Napoli player in the next few days after flying out for his medical (RMC Sport)

Paris Saint-Germain have joined Barcelona in chasing Man City midfielder Bernardo Silva (Le10 Sport)

Arkadiusz Milik the latest forward linked with a move to Manchester United

The Pole is supposedly available for just £17 million.