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Euro Paper Talk: Man Utd, Chelsea, Tottenham in three-way battle to sign Inter defensive colossus; Juventus open to Arsenal swap

Premier League trio Manchester United, Chelsea and Tottenham are all in a battle to sign Inter Milan centre-back Milan Skriniar, while Friday’s Euro Paper Talk claims that Juventus are willing to offer two stars in a swap deal for Arsenal defender Gabriel.

THREE-WAY SKRINIAR FIGHT EMERGES

Manchester United, Chelsea, and Tottenham are all looking to sign towering Inter Milan centre-back Milan Skriniar this summer.

The Slovakia international has long been linked with Spurs. However, United and Chelsea are now firmly in the running, prompting Inter to offer the 27-year-old a new deal.

Despite their financial issues, Inter are keen on keeping Skriniar – as reported in Gazzetta dello Sport.

The Nerazzurri are willing to offer the powerful defender a new five-year contract. Skriniar would also see his salary increase every year, with the starting point at €4.5million-per-season.

Skriniar has been a key performer for Simone Inzaghi’s side this term. He has made 34 starts and could be part of another Serie A title-winning team, although Inter need city rivals Milan to slip up at Sassuolo for that to happen.

Premier League trio all need new centre-back recruit

United, Chelsea and Spurs are all well known to be in the market for at least one new centre-back this summer.

Skriniar at the centre of a bidding war

Manchester United, Chelsea and Tottenham are all interested in prying Milan Skriniar away from Inter.

The Red Devils have had issues at the heart of their defence, with skipper Harry Maguire struggling to live up to his price tag.

Chelsea, meanwhile, will see Antonio Rudiger walk away this summer, while Cesar Azpilicueta and Andreas Christensen are also expected to move.

As for Tottenham, Antonio Conte knows Skriniar very well having coached Inter to the title last season.

The defender would also fit in seamlessly on the left-hand side of Conte’s preferred back-three system.

While that would be incredibly harsh on Ben Davies, Skriniar is a powerhouse in both boxes and would allow the Wales star to provide cover across the whole back line.

ARSENAL TIPPED FOR JUVE SWAP DEAL

Weston McKennie Juventus March 2022

Juventus and Arsenal could be busy exchanging players this summer, with the former pushing to sign Gabriel Magalhaes and Juve ready to offer Artur or Weston McKennie in return. (Tuttosport)

Real Madrid target Kylian Mbappe will make the final decision over his future on Sunday. (Foot Mercato)

Aurelio De Laurentiis admits that Napoli ‘can’t force Kalidou Koulibaly to stay’, amid Premier League links. (Football Italia)

Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski and Leeds United’s Raphinha are both on Xavi’s radar at Barcelona. (Mundo Deportivo)

Juventus won’t pay the €35m buy option for Alvaro Morata. However, negotiations could take place for a different fee with Atletico Madrid.

Tottenham are looking into a possible loan agreement for Barcelona defender Clement Lenglet. (Sport)

MORE EURO TRANSFER GOSSIP

Henrikh Mkhitaryan Roma

Inter Milan are ready to rival Tottenham and Aston Villa in the race for Roma star Henrikh Mkhitaryan. (Calciomercato)

PSV are interested in signing Barcelona striker Luuk de Jong. (Mundo Deportivo)

Ousmane Dembele will make a counteroffer to Barcelona’s latest renewal proposal next week. (Diario Sport)

Federico Bernardeschi will soon become the latest Juventus stalwart to exit the club this summer. (Fabrizio Romano)

Redbird are close to agreeing a €1.3billion takeover of AC Milan, beating out previous favourites Investcorp. (Il Sole 24 Ore)

West Ham have identified Moise Kean as a possible alternative option to Michail Antonio. (Calciomercato)

Barcelona are considering making a move for Valencia star Goncalo Guedes. (Mundo Deportivo)