Euro Paper Talk: Ten Hag transfer plan in tatters as £56.7m January target is advised to avoid Man Utd and sign for rivals; Barcelona star tops four-man Tottenham wishlist

Erik ten Hag, Man Utd manager, during pre-season friendly - Manchester United v Rayo Vallecano - Old Trafford

Manchester United links to a top Serie A star have been dismissed with the player advised to join their rivals instead, Tottenham’s four-man goalkeeper wishlist has been revealed, with a German star their new favourite, while Tuesday’s Euro Paper Talk claims Chelsea are prepping a three-player swap offer to AC Milan.

SERGEJ MILINKOVIC-SAVIC ADVISED TO AVOID MAN UTD TRANSFER

Sergej Milinkovic-Savic has been advised that a move to Manchester United could ruin his career and has been told to sign for their rivals instead.

The Lazio star has long been on the Red Devils’ radar dating back to the days of Jose Mourinho. Back then, the Serie A side valued the player in the £130m (€150m) bracket – a fee beyond what United were prepared to spend.

However, his name has been doing the rounds again and reports over the summer suggested he could emerge as a target again.

Furthermore, it was suggested that, with his deal expiring in 2024, a departure for around £56.7m (€65m) could be on the cards.

And while that move did not materialise, he seemingly remains on Erik ten Hag’s wishlist ahead of the January window.

Indeed, speculation suggesting he could move to Old Trafford recently prompted a strong response from Milinkovic-Savic.

That said, reports that United may make a move to sign him in January have now suffered a blow.

Milinkovic-Savic told to sign for Man City

That’s with Italian journalist Giuseppe Bergomi advising the player a move to Old Trafford is damaging for his career.

Instead, Bergomi has talked up the possibility of a move to Manchester City, suggesting he could thrive there in the same way as Kevin De Bruyne.

Speaking to LazioNews24, Bergomi asked: “But why don’t the top clubs come to take him, that’s what I’m wondering. Top club? He has to choose the right team for his qualities.

“If you send him to Manchester United it’s not good, if he goes to City he will be like De Bruyne.”

Despite the warning, Milinkovic-Savic will likely come into United’s thinking should they fail to land top target Frenkie de Jong.

The Red Devils brought in Casemiro over the summer but claims suggest he is not a player Ten Hag was keen on.

TER STEGEN ADDED TO TOTTENHAM GOALKEEPER SHORTLIST

Tottenham have a four-man goalkeeper shortlist to replace Hugo Lloris. Marc-Andre ter Stegen and Jan Oblak top the list, following links to Illan Meslier and Nantes’ Alban Lafont. (Jeunes Footeux)

Chelsea will offer Christian Pulisic and Trevoh Chalobah to AC Milan as part of a new approach to sign Rafael Leao in January. (Calciomercato)

Leeds United are considering a January approach for Shakhtar Donestk winger Mykhaylo Mudryk, who is also interesting Liverpool and Arsenal. (various)

Arsenal and Manchester United have no plans to reactivate interest in Manuel Locatelli amid claims Juventus may sell him. (Fabrizio Romano)

A clause in Erling Haaland’s Man City deal provides Real Madrid the chance to sign the striker for a fee of around £130m (€150m) in summer 2024. (El Chiringuito)

Arsenal and Tottenham target Piero Hincapie is ready to sign a new Bayer Leverkusen contract to quell talk he is looking to move to the Premier League. (various)

Liverpool, Arsenal and Juventus target Youri Tielemans will wait until after the World Cup before making a decision on his future. (Fabrizio Romano)

CLEAR FAVOURITE EMERGES FOR WOLVES AS AMORIM COOLS LINKS

Wolves are planning talks with Pedro Martins this week following a formal approach to the former Olympiacos coach. (A Bola)

Sporting Lisbon coach Ruben Amorim insists he is happy where he is following links to the Wolves vacancy. (Correio da Manha)

Chelsea are plotting an amazing £150m double swoop on RB Leipzig following links with Josko Gvardiol and Christopher Nkunku. (90min)

Manchester United are not considering letting Anthony Martial leave in January amid links to two LaLiga sides. (Fabrizio Romano)

Napoli’s decision to sell Kalidou Koulibaly and sign Kim Min-Jae is a stroke of genius, according to ex-Inter defender Beppe Bergomi. (Sky Italia)

Liverpool and Chelsea are reportedly preparing to engage in a January transfer battle to sign Chicago Fire’s Colombia international Jhon Duran. (Tom Bogert)

Barcelona are tracking Torino’s Wilfried Singo, following claims Xavi is desperately seeking a long-term answer at right-back. (Sport)

SEVILLA CONSIDER POCHETTINO APPOINTMENT

Mauricio Pochettino, PSG manager May 2022

Sevilla are considering Jorge Sampaoli or Mauricio Pochettino as their new manager amid claims Julen Lopetegui faces the sack. (Sport)

Arsenal saw an offer to sign Axel Witsel fail in 2018, with the player opting for Borussia Dortmund instead. (Het Belang van Limburg)

Real Sociedad star Martin Zubimendi is distancing himself from claims he’ll replace Sergio Busquests in the Barcelona midfield next season. (Carrusel)

Simeone Inzaghi is fighting for his Inter future with bad results in their next three potentially leading to his dismissal. (Gazzetta dello Sport)

Xavi is refusing to discuss the possibility of Barcelona re-signing Lionel Messi following claims he’s leaving PSG on a free. (ESPN)

RB Leipzig star Konrad Laimer – a self-confessed Liverpool fan – is closing on an agreement to move to Bayern Munich this summer. (Fabrizio Romano)