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Euro Paper Talk: Rangnick to discard Man Utd quartet as talks for Colombian begin

Luis Diaz, Porto winger, warms up before game v Moreirense at Estádio do Dragao

Manchester United are laying the transfer groundwork for Luis Diaz – and also plan to ruthlessly sell off four stars, Newcastle are preparing a new offer for a Germany star, while Monday’s Euro Paper Talk claims Arsenal have a new big-money striker signing in their sights.

LUIS DIAZ PLANS ‘UNDERWAY’ FOR MAN UTD

Manchester United are starting the ‘transfer groundwork’ over a deal to bring Luis Diaz to Old Trafford.

The Colombian sensation has been in red-hot form this season, scoring 16 goals and weighing in with four assists from 24 appearances.

It’s that kind of form that has drawn him to the attention of a number of suitors, with Liverpool seemingly leading the charge.

However, Portuguese outlet O Jogo claims it is the Red Devils who are now leading the charge.

They claim United, alongside Atletico Madrid and Borussia Dortmund, had officials in attendance to watch Diaz in action this weekend.

But it is United who appear most keen with the ‘transfer groundwork’ being done over a surprise swoop.

Whether that happens now or in the summer remains to be seen.

But it’s reported that Ralf Rangnick is an enormous fan of Diaz and wants him to play on the left of United’s attack.

Diaz has a £67m release clause in his contract if activated this month. That drops to nearer £45m in the summer, so there is an obvious benefit to them waiting.

Luis Diaz in, but four players to leave

To accommodate his huge transfer fee, though, Rangnick will reportedly ruthlessly sell off four players.

Sevilla don’t want Martial as Manchester United price too expensive

Sevilla have dropped all interest in Martial as Manchester United price is too high for them

As per reports in Spain, the surprise duo of Harry Maguire and Aaron Wan-Bissaka will be allowed to leave this summer. It’s claimed the German is unconvinced by either player and says United are open to offers.

Wan-Bissaka has seen his place taken by Diogo Dalot. Maguire, meanwhile, has yet to show why, on a consistent basis, United forked out £80m for his services.

Furthermore, Anthony Martial will also depart this week. A move to Juventus looks on the cards, while Sevilla remain keen.

And the Red Devils could also look to cash in on Jadon Sancho after an underwhelming start to his United career.

NEWCASTLE PLANNING TO RAISE ROBIN GOSENS BID

Robin Gosens Atalanta full-back

Newcastle are readying a second approach for Robin Gosens, having seen Atalanta dismiss their opening £25m (€30m) bid. (Corriere dello Sport)

Arsenal are readying an approach to sign Samuele Ricci, having had the Empoli midfielder in their sights for some time. (Calciomercato)

Tottenham will officially launch a bid to sign Wolves’ Adama Traore on Monday, with the winger likely to become Antonio Conte’s first signing. (Fabrizio Romano)

Arsenal will turn their attentions towards Alexander Isak, with their move for Dusan Vlahovic seemingly having failed. (The Athletic)

PSG are emerging as surprise late candidates to rescue Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from his Arsenal struggles. (O Jogo)

AC Milan are ready to try again in a bid to reach an agreement with Manchester United for Eric Bailly. (Gazzetta dello Sport)

BRENDEN AARONSON HOPES FADE FOR LEEDS

Brenden Aaronson, RB Salzburg midfielder during Europa League clash against Villarreal

Sevilla are still battling to sign Anthony Martial on loan – but Juventus remain favourites to sign the Manchester United attacker. (Tuttosport)

Leeds United’s push to sign Brenden Aaronson appears to be fading amid claims they cannot afford to further increase their bid for the RB Salzburg midfielder. (Give Me Sport)

Chelsea are reportedly not entertaining moves for either Paris Saint-Germain defender Layvin Kurzawa or Inter Milan winger Ivan Perisic this month. (Fabrizio Romano)

Tottenham chief Fabio Paratici has reportedly struck an agreement with AC Milan for Franck Kessie – but still faces bad news in their hopes of signing the midfielder. (Calciomercato)

Torino are in pole position to sign Cagliari midfielder Nahitan Nandez in January. The Uruguayan star has long been linked with Tottenham and Leeds. (Sky Italia)

Renato Sanches insists the time is right to leave Lille with Arsenal and AC Milan both among his suitors. (various)

AND MORE FROM EURO PAPER TALK

Liverpool are monitoring Eduardo Camavinga’s situation at Real Madrid, having made a transfer promise to the French teenager. (El Nacional)

Carlo Ancelotti is refusing to consider the sale of Eden Hazard, saying the Belgian “remains in our plans for next season”. (various)

Everton are edging closer to appointing Vitor Pereira as their new manager, having won over owner Farhad Moshiri. (Fabrizio Romano)

Alessandro Del Piero claims Juventus’ hopes of keeping Paulo Dybala look slim and believes an exit looks likely. (Sky Italia)

Atletico Madrid are preparing bids for both Daniel Wass and Reinildo Mandava before the January transfer window closes. (Marca)

Genoa striker Felipe Caicedo is being offered to Inter Milan with transfer talks due to take place on Monday. (DAZN)

Bayern Munich are seemingly not keen on a deal for Frenkie De Jong – leaving Manchester City as his most likely suitors. (Sky Deutschland)