Euro Paper Talk: Man Utd line up £8.5m striker to solve Ronaldo problem; Liverpool studying blockbuster transfer for midfield target

Memphis Depay Barcelona August 2022

Manchester United are looking at a bargain deal for a former player to solve their striker problem, while Liverpool are mulling over a move for an AC Milan superstar, according to the Euro papers.

MAN UTD PONDER MEMPHIS DEPAY MOVE

Manchester United are lining up a move for former striker Memphis Depay, according to a report in Spain.

Memphis is looking for a way out of Barcelona and the Camp Nou side are keen to see the Dutch striker depart. They want to make room to register their new recruits.

Memphis, 28, had looked destined to sign for Juventus. But that deal has run into trouble with Juve switching their focus to Arkadiusz Milik, according to Sky Italia.

A meeting of Juve officials has led the Serie A club to opt for the Marseille man instead of making a move for Memphis. And the collapse of that deal has seen the door open for United.

Marca report that sources have indicated that Manchester United are willing to make a move for Memphis. An offer of around £8.5m has been mooted for Memphis, who spent two years at Old Trafford between 2015 and 2017.

Memphis ha reached an agreement to terminate his contract with Barcelona. The Dutchman has one more year left, but Barca are hoping to see the player leave.

United also hold interest in Ajax winger Antony and PSV’s Cody Gakpo. But the information is that United would pursue Memphis in addition to one of those arriving at Old Trafford.

Former United boss Louis van Gaal signed Memphis for £25m from PSV in the summer of 2015. He went on to score seven goals in 53 appearances before leaving for Lyon in January 2017.

KLOPP TARGETS BENNACER

Ismael Bennacer battles Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain during the UEFA Champions League, Group B match at the San Siro, Milan

Liverpool are weighing up an offer for AC Milan midfielder Ismael Bennacer (La Gazzetta Dello Sport)

No negotiations ongoing between Manchester United and Chelsea for Harry Maguire (Fabrizio Romano)

Bayern Munich are plotting a move for Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong (Mundo Deportivo)

Barcelona defender Sergino Dest could be set to join Borussia Dortmund as part of a swap deal for defender Thomas Meunier (Sport)

Valencia are closing in on the signing of 35-year-old striker Edinson Cavani (Superdeporte)

ARSENAL TO GO LATE FOR TIELEMANS

Youri Tielemans, Yannick Carrasco, Belgium, June 2022

Arsenal now look set to revive their interest in Leicester’s Youri Tielemans late on in the transfer window (Het Nieuwsblad)

Spanish midfielder Juan Mata is listening to offers with his potential move to Real Betis on hold (Onda Cero)

Ander Herrera is on the verge of leaving Paris Saint-Germain and returning to Athletic Club (El Larguero)

Chelsea are exploring a move for AC Milan attacker Rafael Leao (Gazzetta dello Sport)

Lazio are plotting to sign Tottenham left-back Sergio Reguilon (Radiosei)

JUVE WANT LIVERPOOL TARGET

Leandro Paredes and Marco Verratti with Paris Saint-Germain

Juventus are interested in signing Paris Saint-Germain midfielder and Liverpool target Leandro Paredes (Gianluca Di Marzio)

RB Leipzig have rejected Bayern Munich’s final bid for Konrad Laimer (Bild)

Real Madrid received heavy interest from the Premier League for Fede Valverde but said the midfielder was not for sale (Mundo Deportivo)

Stuttgart sporting director Sven Mislintat has confirmed that Wolves are trying sign their striker Sasa Kalajdzic (Sky Germany)

FOREST CHASE SIDIBE

Nottingham Forest are in ‘advanced negotiations’ with free agent Djibril Sidibe, who left AS Monaco (Foot Mercato)

Nottingham Forest have also submitted an offer of €20m for Eintracht Frankfurt star Djibril Sow (Blick)

Bruno Lage has claimed that Wolves are yet to receive a proposal for forward Pedro Neto amid reported interest from Arsenal (various)

Wolves have closed the door on Pedro Neto leaving this summer and say a transfer has almost zero chance of happening in this window (O Jogo)