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Euro Paper Talk: Ten Hag plots double raid on Barcelona as Man Utd path clears for giant coup

Frenkie de Jong, Oscar Mingueza, Ferran Torres and Ousmane Dembele , Barcelona training, ahead of the Europa League first leg at Eintracht Frankfurt

Manchester United are increasingly hopeful of signing Frenkie de Jong and Ousmane Dembele from Barcelona, Antonio Conte wants two defenders for Tottenham, while Tuesday’s Euro Paper Talk has an update of Arsenal’s pursuit of Rafael Leao.


Barcelona are willing to sell Manchester United target Frenkie de Jong for £58m this summer, according to reports.

The Blaugrana are likely needing to wheel and deal this summer as coach Xavi looks to wrestle the title from Real Madrid’s grasp. Barca have enjoyed an excellent second half of the season under Xavi’s control and will look to build on that next season.

However, they will likely need to be savvy when it comes to the transfer market with finances still tight.

As such, they are reportedly willing to cash in on De Jong this summer to the tune of £58m.

The Dutchman reportedly features strongly on Manchester United’s wishlist as they look to strengthen their midfield.

And with De Jong well known to Erik ten Hag, whispers of a reunion are growing louder in Spain.

As per AS, Barcelona are looking to sign Carlos Soler from Valencia as his replacement. And while Valencia are denying claims an agreement has been reached, talks are reportedly ongoing over the transfer.

As such, Soler is expected to make the move once an agreement is found. Furthermore, he’s likely to partner Sergio Busquets and Franck Kessie in a new-look midfield next season.

Erik Ten Hag wants Frenkie de Jong at Manchester United

Erik Ten Hag wants Frenkie de Jong at Manchester United

Manchester United manager Erik Ten Hag wants to sign Frenkie De Jong from Barcelona

And that will leave De Jong free to leave, with Bayern Munich also keen on his signature.

Man Utd also want Ousmane Dembele

Manchester United also remain hot on the trail for Ousmane Dembele.

The winger is finally finding the sort of form that Barcelona knew he was always capable of.

However, with his deal expiring this summer, talk of a free-transfer exit refuses to go away.

Now, according to El Chiringtuito’s Dario Montero, United are pushing ahead with their bid to land Dembele.

He claims United are offering a deal worth up to £12.5m a year, which equates to £240k a week, in a bid to persuade him to quit Barca.

The journalist says PSG are also in contact over the move. As such, Montero claims Barcelona are needing to act swiftly and with conviction if they are to tie the winger to a new deal.


Ansgar Knauff marking Josko Gvardiol

Tottenham are looking to sign one of RB Leipzig’s Josko Gvardiol or Inter Milan’s Alessandro Bastoni to strengthen their defence. (The Athletic)

Manchester United reportedly saw a late bid to hijack Borussia Dortmund’s bid to sign striker Karim Adeyemi fail. (Ruhr Nachrichten)

Aston Villa now have exactly one month to decide if they are activate Philippe Coutinho’s permanent £35m transfer. (Sport)

Juventus are preparing a £37.7m move to sign West Ham midfielder Tomas Soucek this summer. (Juve Dipendeza)

Arsenal and PSG interest in signing Rafael Leao from AC Milan is prompting the Italian giants to offer him a triple-your-money new deal. (Gazzetta dello Sport)

Erik ten Hag wants Manchester United to move for West Ham forward Jarrod Bowen this summer. (Fijachés)


Aurelien Tchouameni, Monaco midfielder, Champions League press conference

Monaco are willing to sell Liverpool midfield target Aurelien Tchouameni, though only for a fee of £58.9m this summer. (AS)

Fiorentina are likely to tie up a £12.5m deal to sign Lucas Torreira from Arsenal in the coming days. (Corriere dello Sport)

AC Milan and Juventus are leading the race to sign Jesse Lingard this summer as he prepares to leave Manchester United. (ESPN)

Ajax are ready to make a fresh summer approach for Steven Bergwijn, having narrowly failed to sign the Tottenham man in January. (Algemeen Dagblad)

Boca Juniors are firmly in the driving seat to sign Edinson Cavani, with Botafogo, Palmeiras and Corinthians all ruled out. (Jorge Nicola)

Real Madrid are willing to offer Marcelo a new 12-month deal this summer as opposed launching a move to buy back Sergio Reguilon. (AS)

Liverpool are battling Tottenham to sign RB Leipzig midfielder Konrad Laimer. (Kicker)


Barcelona are unwilling to sign Adama Traore on a permanent basis this summer with the winger returning to Wolves. (Marca)

Bayern Munich are emerging emerging as a more likely transfer option for Romelu Lukaku if he departs Chelsea this summer, we understand.

David Alaba looks likely to miss Real Madrid’s Champions League semi-final clash against Man City following a thigh injury. (Cadena Cope)

Bayern Munich remain fully confident of tying Robert Lewandowski down to a new deal this summer. (Sport)

Chelsea’s defensive issues may grow with Cesar Azpilicueta and Marcos Alonso both reportedly wanting to join Barcelona this summer. (Mundo Deportivo)

Newcastle are leading the chase to sign Sporting centre-back Gonçalo Inacio, with a deal likely to cost around £38m. (Record)