Manchester United are ready to go back in the centre-back market with a move for an impressive Serie A star, while Liverpool and Tottenham will have to fork out €70m if they want to sign a striker target – all in Friday’s Euro Paper Talk.
TORINO STAR THE FOCUS FOR MAN UTD
Despite the signing of Raphael Varane over the summer, reports on Friday have emerged that Manchester United are still in the hunt for a new centre-back – with a Torino star firmly on their radar.
Varane, who has been sidelined for a few weeks with a groin injury, has settled in well at Old Trafford. However, with Harry Maguire also on the sidelines, United are concerned about more injury concerns going forward and are ready to land another defender to bolster Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s back line.
Brazilian star Gleison Bremer Silva Nascimento, or Bremer for short, is the player in question.
The 24-year-old was strongly linked with Liverpool before the Reds opted to sign currently Ibrahima Konate instead.
Gazzetta dello Sport claims that the Red Devils are keeping an eye on the player’s contract situation. Bremer’s current deal runs out in 2023, although there are reports that Torino are keen to renew.
The defender is prepared to enter negotiations over a fresh contract, which could see his salary tripled. However, he is also open to other possibilities, including a move to England.
United will have a fight on their hands if they do decide to make a move though.
The report adds that Barcelona, Tottenham, Borussia Dortmund, Inter Milan and Napoli are ‘following Bremer’s evolution with interest’.
Everything now depends on whether Torino can convince the player to remain in Turin.
FIORENTINA SET VLAHOVIC PRICE
Fiorentina have set a €70million (£59m) asking price for Dusan Vlahovic. The striker is a target for Tottenham, Liverpool and Man City. (Mundo Deportivo)
Real Madrid are considering a raid on Juventus for Italy forward Federico Chiesa. (Fichajes)
Despite their financial troubles, Barcelona are considering a move for Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland next summer. (Mundo Deportivo)
Barcelona are the latest club to have been offered Manchester United’s Paul Pogba on a free transfer next summer. (ESPN Football)
Antonio Rudiger will continue to be on the agenda of top European clubs until there is more clarity on his future at Chelsea. (Sport 1)
Juventus are hoping to beat their rivals by offering Weston McKennie in a potential deal for Aurelien Tchouameni. (Calciomercato)
MORE EURO GOSSIP
Jan Oblak and Thomas Lemar are both in line for new deals at Atletico Madrid. (Sky Sports)
Jason Denayer will be targeted in Real Madrid’s ongoing bid to bring another centre-half onto their books. (Defensa Central)
Inter are working hard to tie Nicolo Barella down to a contract renewal. (Calciomercato)
Barcelona will have to start from scratch in renewal talks with Sergi Roberto as discussions halted between the parties. (Mundo Deportivo)
Real Betis are likely to extend the contract of youngster Rodri Sanchez. (AS)
Newcastle have contacted Leicester over a possible deal for defender Wesley Fofana. (RMC Sport)
Roma are ready to offload Everton-linked midfielder Gonzalo Villar. (Tuttomercatoweb)