Euro Paper Talk: Man Utd make headway in £66m deal for Serie A star; Matic finds new club

Nemanja Matic, Sergej.Milinkovic-Savic, Nikola Milenkovic, Serbia stars

Manchester United are edging closer towards a top Serie A star, Nemanja Matic looks likely to leave for a LaLiga giant, while Easter Monday’s Euro Paper Talk claims Tottenham lead the hunt for a powerful new defender.

MILINKOVIC-SAVIC DEAL ON FOR MAN UTD

Manchester United are closing on the signature of Sergej Milinkovic-Savic after a new price tag emerged for the Serbian.

The Lazio star has been a long-term target for United, with his name first emerging as a target under Jose Mourinho. And it seems the Special One could spot a player with Milinkovic-Savic now emerging as one of Serie A’s biggest talents.

Indeed, the midfielder has contributed to 20 goals this season, scoring nine times and weighing in with 11 assists.

Now with Paul Pogba likely to leave as a free agent, Manchester United are reportedly prioritising the 27-year-old as his replacement.

As such, il Corriere dello Sport reckons the Red Devils have held advanced talks with his agent Mateja Kezman.

With the deal also getting the green light from incoming new boss Erik ten Hag, it seems United finally look set to land their man.

Lazio president Claudio Lotito is reportedly seeking £66m for Milinkovic-Savic. His current deal at Lazio expires in 2024 – and this summer appears the best time for Lazio to cash in.

Nemanja Matic set for Atletico Madrid

Atletico Madrid, meanwhile, look likely to offer Milinkovic-Savic’s close pal Nemanja Matic a route out of Manchester.

Sergej Milinkovic-Savic has been linked to Man United

Lazio midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic has been linked to Man United

The experienced midfielder announced last week that he plans to leave Old Trafford at the end of the season.

Now reports in Spain claim Atletico are readying an offer to bring in the 33-year-old midfielder.

Diego Simeone is looking to add more steel to his side and offer his defence even more protection.

With Matic fitting the bill and only having 12 months left on his deal, United are seemingly willing to let him leave for a nominal fee.

TOTTENHAM LEAD GLEISON BREMER HUNT

Gleison Bremer, Torino defender

Tottenham lead the hunt for Gleison Bremer with Torino reportedly demanding a £41m fee to sign the Brazilian defender this summer. (Gazzetta dello Sport)

Chelsea will be forced to sell Jorginho this summer with the midfielder refusing to extend his deal which expires in summer 2023. Juventus are leading the chase. (Calciomercato)

Manchester United remain ‘on the prowl’ for Robert Lewandowski with Cristiano Ronaldo and Edinson Cavani set to leave. (Sport)

Barcelona and Borussia Dortmund will reportedly go head-to-head for the signature of Borussia Monchengladbach left-back Ramy Bensebaini. (Sport 1)

Real Madrid are plotting a £35m deal to bring Fran Garcia back to the club from Rayo Vallecano. (Defensa Central)

Alexandre Lacazette admits he’s open to the idea of leaving Arsenal as talks with Lyon gather pace. (Canal Plus)

MILAN WANT NKUNKU TO FOLLOW ORIGI

Christopher Nkunku in action for RB Leipzig

AC Milan are closing on a deal for Divock Origi  – and are also planning a huge raid for Leipzig’s Christopher Nkunku. (Gazzetta dello Sport)

Milan are also plotting a sensational return to the San Siro for Gianluigi Donnarumma with the keeper failing to settle at PSG. (L’Equipe)

Crystal Palace goalkeeper Vicente Guaita admits he would like to return to Valencia this summer. (AS)

Bayern Munich chief executive Oliver Kahn admits his side do not have the financial to lure Erling Haaland. (Sport 1)

Carlo Ancelotti expects Luka Modric to sign a new deal to stay at Real Madrid, disappointing both Newcastle and Man City. (Marca)

Real Madrid reportedly want Reece James, having been blown away by the Chelsea star’s display last week. (AS)

AND MORE FROM EURO PAPER TALK

Ferland Mendy’s agent claims his client has no wish to leave Real Madrid, having seen the player tipped for a Ligue 1 return. (Sport)

Alessio Romagnoli is closing on a move to join Lazio, with the AC Milan star departing on a free transfer. (Calciomercato)

Napoli are to offer Dries Mertens a new deal, amid reports linking the Belgian star with a move to England. (Radio Kiss Kiss)

Bayern Munich are in talks over extending the deal of Real Madrid target Serge Gnabry. (Sport 1)

Liverpool are sounding out Barcelona teenager Gavi over a £42m summer move to Anfield and are seemingly favourites for his signature. (Sport)