Manchester United are ready to renew their interest in a Barcelona star, news that could come as a big blow to Luke Shaw, while Barca are looking to tie down two more impressive starlets to new deals – both in all the latest Euro Paper Talk.
BARCELONA STAR BACK ON MAN UTD RADAR
According to a report by Catalan outlet El Nacional, the Red Devils are considering a move for the Spain star either in January or next summer.
The report adds that cash-strapped Barca are not averse to the idea of cashing in on the 32-year-old, who is one of their highest earners.
The 32-year-old has been a mainstay of the Catalan side’s defence for almost 10 years. He has scored 22 goals and added 83 assists in 391 appearances for the Blaugrana.
The outstanding left-back has been linked with United for a number of years. However, that talk died down after Luke Shaw returned to his best under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
But the England star has not been at his best at the start of the season, and that sparked talk of United looking to upgrade the position once again.
The report also adds that Solskjaer is not fully convinced by back-up option Alex Telles. That, in turn, has led to the Alba links resurfacing.
With Barca still looking to bring their wage bill down for their more experienced performers, there is every chance that Alba could move on.
However, the report adds that the Old Trafford hierarchy will only move for Alba for a bargain transfer fee.
They are not willing to splash out big money, given his current sky-high salary – something he would want replicated in England.
TWO MORE BARCA STARLETS SET FOR DEALS
Barcelona are turning their attention to two other players in need of new contracts following agreements with Ansu Fati and Pedri. The Nou Camp outfit are also looking to tie down Gavi and Ronald Araujo. (Mundo Deportivo)
Barcelona have made a loan deal for Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling their top priority in January. (Sport)
Man Utd are considering signing Napoli winger Lorenzo Insigne on a free transfer. (Gazzetta dello Sport)
Newcastle will not rush to appoint a new manager after Steve Bruce left the club. (Fabrizio Romano)
Inter Milan are concerned about the progress of contract talks with Liverpool and Chelsea target Marcelo Brozovic. (Calciomercato)
Newcastle also reportedly made an enquiry over signing the Inter star. (Tuttosport)
AND THE REST FROM EURO PAPER TALK
Antonio Rudiger is no closer to signing a new contract at Chelsea than he was at the start of the summer. (Bild)
Barcelona will face competition from Man City as the battle for the signature of Denis Zakaria heats up. (Sport)
Mauro Icardi is being monitored by AC Milan and Juventus with wanting to sign a striker. (Calciomercato)
Borussia Dortmund wonderkid Youssoufa Moukoko will not be sent out on loan in January. (Sport Bild)
Galatasaray are considering a return move for Felipe Melo. (UOL)
Former Boca Juniors favourite Guillermo Barros Schelotto has replaced Eduardo Berizzo as head coach of the Paraguay national football team.