Euro Paper Talk: Man Utd eye game-changing Ten Hag plan for star as fresh claim tips swift exit; Chelsea in Prem tussle for Serie A star

Kylian Mbappe, Achraf Hakimi, September 2022

Manchester United are suitors alongside Premier League rivals for a top signing, while Chelsea face a battle to sign a Serie A star – both in all the latest Euro Paper Talk.

MAN UTD SUITORS FOR MBAPPE

Manchester United, Liverpool and Chelsea are transfer options for Kylian Mbappe when he next decides his future, reports claim.

The Paris Saint-Germain striker looks a generational talent following his rise at Monaco and then Paris Saint-Germain. This summer, his career hit a fork in the road as his contract neared its end.

But despite long-term links with Real Madrid, Mbappe decided to sign a new three-year PSG contract. He has subsequently enjoyed a strong start to the season, scoring nine goals in seven games.

While Mbappe signed a three-year contract, Marca now claims that the 2024/25 season of the deal is optional for the France striker. Indeed, he could decide to move on after two years.

And as for where he could go, the Spanish newspaper reports Man Utd, Liverpool and Chelsea are all eyeing him up.

Mbappe would prove a game-changing signing for Man Utd amid their need for a new long-term striker option. The Old Trafford club signed Antony from Ajax for £84million, but 37-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo has supplied most of the goals up front since his return last season.

Meanwhile, journalist Jan-Aage Fjortoft claims that Mbappe may even leave next summer – and to Real Madrid.

Fjortoft said: “I said it when he signed: he has agreed with Qatar to stay in Paris for one season due to the World Cup. Then Real Madrid next summer.”

It would of course be a real coup for PSG’s Qatar-based owners if Mbappe helped France – one of the World Cup favourites – win the competition in Qatar while contracted to the Parisian giants.

Despite the three-year contract with the two-year claim from Marca, Fjortoft believes Mbappe has already sealed his fate for next summer.

Mbappe recently refused to dismiss talk of him moving to Real Madrid.

AND THE REST FROM EURO PAPER TALK

Manchester City have joined Chelsea in monitoring a 2023 move for AC Milan forward Rafael Leao. (Calciomercato)

West Ham are close to signing defender Dan-Axel Zagadou following the expiry of his Borussia Dortmund contract. (Ruhr 24)

Brighton are close to appointing Roberto De Zerbi as their new manager, but Serie A side Monza are also in the hunt for the ex-Shakhtar Donetsk chief. (Il Giornale)

Bodo/Glimt boss Kjetil Knutsen is also a Brighton target, but he has said he only has “100 per cent focus” for his current club. (Avisa Nordland)

Torino still fancy their chances of signing Leicester midfielder Denis Praet after late summer attempts over a permanent deal failed. (Tuttosport)

AJAX VINDICATED AFTER STAR’S LIVERPOOL GOAL

Ajax blocked Everton’s move for Mohammed Kudus because they felt he could have a significant impact – and his goal against Liverpool has subsequently made them feel vindicated. (De Telegraaf)

Nicolo Zaniolo now feels happier at Roma after summer transfer links with Tottenham and issues with Jose Mourinho. In fact, Roma will soon step up contract renewal talks with Zaniolo soon. (Corriere dello Sport)

Graham Potter has already had a “very, very good” impact in Chelsea training following his arrival as manager. (Fabrizio Romano)

Real Madrid “never wanted” to discuss a move away for Federico Valverde, despite reported Liverpool interest this summer. (Fabrizio Romano)

Marco Asensio is one Real Madrid player who could leave, though, amid his lack of game time. However, Los Blancos manager Carlo Ancelotti has insisted that the Spaniard must “put up with it”. (Marca)

EURO PAPER TALK – NAGELSMANN URGES MANE CONFIDENCE

Bayern Munich boss Julian Nagelsmann has urged Sadio Mane to have more “self-confidence”. What’s more, he claimed the summer signing from Liverpool has yet to reach his peak. (Goal)

Inter midfielder Marcelo Brozovic has admitted that the upcoming Champions League clashes with Barcelona will prove “decisive” in the group also containing Bayern. (Sky Italy)

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has insisted he has no plans to retire at 40, claiming he “hasn’t seen” a player stronger than him yet. (Gazzetta dello Sport)

Newcastle are keen on Inter midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu as they look to bolster their midfield. (Calciomercato)

Cristiano Ronaldo turned down a €242million (£209million) two-year offer from Al-Hilal this summer. (Marca)