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Euro Paper Talk: Man Utd battle West Ham as Napoli forward becomes top Ten Hag objective; Everton hunt left-field attacking option

Napoli players Hirving Lozano and Piotr Zielinski

Manchester United are preparing to rival West Ham for the capture of a Serie A winger, Everton have set their sights on a surprise player to improve Frank Lampard’s attack, while Friday’s Euro Paper Talk claims a Liverpool target has rejected a contract offer from his current club.

MAN UTD THE LATEST SIDE IN FOR NAPOLI MAN

West Ham are no longer the only Premier League club interested in Napoli forward Hirving Lozano, as Manchester United reportedly want to land him too.

PSV made a big profit when selling Lozano to Napoli in August 2019. After buying him for £11.3million, they sold him to the Italian outfit for £40.5m.

Lozano, who can play as a winger on either flank or down the middle as a second striker, has managed 26 goals and 14 assists in 115 games for Napoli.

He feels he can improve on this record after having to operate out of position so Lorenzo Insigne could play regularly.

According to reports in July, West Ham held ‘concrete talks’ with Napoli over signing Lozano, who has won 56 caps for Mexico.

But David Moyes will face competition from his former club Manchester United in the transfer pursuit.

That’s because Gianluca Di Marzio (via Football Italia) claims the Red Devils have begun targeting Lozano and will now rival West Ham for his services.

The 27-year-old attacker has two years left on his contract at the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium.

Hirving Lozano the latest forward linked with Manchester United

The Mexico International is said to have been made available by Napoli boss Luciano Spalletti.

Napoli are unlikely to offer him an extension. And they are gradually warming to the fact he could leave, either this summer or next.

Lozano has a huge release clause in his current deal. It is worth €130m, which works out at around £110m.

However, Napoli know they cannot ask for anywhere near this amount. As such, Lozano can move to either Man Utd or West Ham for far less.

Erik ten Hag is keen for his club to bring in a new wide man. As such, they have attempted to sign Antony from Ajax for most of the summer.

But the reigning Eredivisie champions are holding out for a big fee, thought to be in the region of £70m.

Man Utd are seemingly going round in circles over whether to match this valuation or not. Cody Gakpo is viewed as a cheaper alternative, while Lozano could cost less than him.

Lozano is Ten Hag’s new objective, should moves for Antony and Gakpo fall through. And it wouldn’t be a surprise if this did occur after what happened to their pursuits of Frenkie de Jong and Adrien Rabiot.

EVERTON WANT LOZANO TEAM-MATE

Eljif Elmas of Napoli

Lozano could be followed to the Premier League by fellow Napoli man Eljif Elmas, as Everton hope to capture the central attacking midfielder. He could become just the fifth North Macedonian to play in the Premier League. (Gianluca Di Marzio)

Wantaway Arsenal player Hector Bellerin is waiting for an approach from Real Betis or Barcelona, though this could take until the end of August. (Sport)

Man Utd and Barcelona have both put Monaco right-back Vanderson on their transfer wish lists. (Sport)

He isn’t the only full-back Man Utd want to land, as they are also in for Lyon star Malo Gusto and have made contact with his agent. (L’Equipe)

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has held ‘very positive’ talks with Chelsea, who now need to negotiate his transfer fee from Barca. (Fabrizio Romano)

Dele Alli’s loan move from Everton to Besiktas doesn’t include an initial fee, but the Turkish side will have the option to buy him for £5.9m (€7m). (Sabah)

MILAN ACE REJECTS NEW DEAL AMID LIVERPOOL RUMOURS

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

Ismael Bennacer, who is on Jurgen Klopp’s transfer shortlist at Liverpool, has rejected the offer of a new AC Milan contract. (Calciomercato)

Borussia Dortmund have distanced themselves from the potential signing of Cristiano Ronaldo, despite chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke admitting he ‘loves’ the Man Utd legend. (Various)

Inter Milan are among the teams hoping to sign Chelsea defender Trevoh Chalobah after he was told he could leave Stamford Bridge on loan. (Corriere dello Sport)

Adrien Rabiot rejecting Man Utd means Juventus are now looking to get rid of Weston McKennie or Denis Zakaria. (Gazzetta dello Sport)

Real defender Alvaro Odriozola has missed training amid rumours of a Nottingham Forest switch. (C.A Forjanes)

CASEMIRO SET FOR MAN UTD MEDICAL

Casemiro, Real Madrid, February 2022.

Real Madrid and Brazil midfielder Casemiro will undergo a medical at Man Utd on Friday (today). (Marca)

Sampdoria hope to improve their midfield with the purchases of Leicester City player Dennis Praet and Harry Winks of Tottenham. (Calciomercato)

Aston Villa outcast Bertrand Traore is set to join Istanbul Basaksehir on loan and will soon take part in a medical. (RMC Sport)

The two clubs hoping to sign free agent Edinson Cavani are Villarreal and Valencia. (Mundo Deportivo)

Atletico Madrid have increased Alvaro Morata’s price tag to £50.7m (€60m), with Man Utd reported to be interested in the Spaniard. (AS)