Manchester United are seemingly edging closer to the signing of Ronald Araujo amid doubts over Harry Maguire, Arsenal are nearing a free-transfer raid for a Barcelona utility man, while Monday’s Euro Paper Talk claims Newcastle will shatter their record to sign a Roma star.
RONALD ARAUJO NEARING MANCHESTER UNITED MOVE
Manchester United are making serious inroads into the signing of Ronald Araujo, according to reports.
United interim boss Ralf Rangnick is currently in the hotseat until the end of the season, when he will move into an advisory role. The German will have a major say-so on transfer targets, as well as potentially overseeing some big-name exits.
Among those tipped to leave are Harry Maguire. The United skipper has had a torrid time of things this season with reports last week claiming United players are questioning his role in the side.
Therefore, finding a top-class replacement appears very much in Rangnick’s thinking.
United are reportedly eyeing Borussia Dortmund’s Manuel Akanji as a potential summer recruit.
He will be in the final 12 months of his deal this summer and could move on for a bargain fee.
And it’s a similar story with Araujo, who now appears United’s primary target.
The player has been widely praised by Xavi, who this weekend branded him as Barca’s best player since he took charge.
However, the sweet talking is yet to see an agreement reached over a new deal.
Ronald Araujo brushing up on his English
Now, according to Sport, Araujo is having regular English lessons ahead of an anticipated move.
They state he already has an offer on the table from at least one English side – believed to be United – ahead of the summer window.
Chelsea are also reportedly keen too – and it seems a move to the Premier League is looking a serious option.
Ronald Araujo to leave Barcelona for Manchester United or Chelsea
Ronald Araujo will leave Barcelona for Chelsea or Manchester United if no contract from Barca
In a further boost to United, Barcelona have reportedly identified his replacement should he depart.
And according to El Nacional, Barca are planning a sizeable move to sign Kalidou Koulibaly as his replacement.
Araujo, despite having just a year left on his deal, is likely to command a fee of around £35m.
NEWCASTLE SET TO GO ALL OUT FOR NICOLO ZANIOLO
Newcastle are ready to ‘break the market’ in an effort to entice Roma to sell Nicolo Zaniolo this summer. (Fijachés)
Marseile president Pablo Longoria will likely face a minimum £25m asking price if he asks Arsenal about a permanent deal for William Saliba this summer. (L’Equipe)
Newcastle target Yannick Carrasco admits he was the subject of a few offers in January, but was never considering leaving Atletico Madrid. (RTBF)
Juventus are the latest club expressing an interest in signing Leicester midfielder Youri Tielemans this summer. (Il Bianconero)
Erling Haaland will choose from Manchester City and Real Madrid this summer with the race down to just two clubs. (The Athletic)
Juan Mata is attracting plenty of attention from LaLiga sides with an exit at Manchester United appearing certain. (The Athletic)
DEMBELE REMAINS UNSURE OVER BARCELONA FUTURE
Chelsea and Man Utd target Ousmane Dembele remains undecided on his future and may yet opt to sign a new deal to stay at Barcelona. (Telefoot)
Aston Villa are considering a move for Georginio Wijnaldum, with PSG seeking a £21m fee. (Sport)
Napoli, Roma and AC Milan are eyeing moves for Domenico Berardi with the forward reaching double digits for goals and assists this season. (Calciomercato)
Luis Suarez will leave Atletico Madrid as a free agent this summer with Inter Milan, Ajax and Sevilla all in the running. (Marca)
West Ham are planning a concrete offer for Gerard Deulofeu with David Moyes a big admirer of the Udinese player. (Calciomercato)
AND MORE FROM EURO PAPER TALK
Arsenal are increasingly hopeful of signing Sergi Roberto from Barcelona this summer on a free transfer. (Mundo Deportivo)
Atletico Madrid and Inter are emerging as frontrunners for Paulo Dybala, with his Juventus contract expiring this summer. (Gazzetta dello Sport)
PSG are considering a deal to re-sign bring Moise Kean with Juventus unlikely to make his stay permanent. (Calciomercato)