Euro Paper Talk: Ten Hag eyes 13 in 17 striker for low-cost fee as Klopp ruins Man Utd plans for top target; Tottenham offered Arsenal old boy

Marcus Thuram of Monchengladbach warms up before the UEFA Champions League, Group B football match between Real Madrid and Borussia Monchengladbach on december 9, 2020 at Ciudad Deportiva Real Madrid in Valdebebas, Madrid

Eric ten Hag is planning to bring a Bundesliga striker to Man Utd with Liverpool rivalling them for their top summer target, Tottenham are considering a controversial move for an Arsenal old boy, while Wednesday’s Euro Paper Talk reveals a big-name midfielder is now keen on a move to Arsenal.

MARCUS THURAM WANTED BY MAN UTD TO REPLACE RONALDO

Manchester United are reportedly plotting a bargain deal for Marcus Thuram in January as a quick-fire replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo.

The Portuguese veteran parted company with the Red Devils by mutual consent on Tuesday. That came just over a week after waging war on the club in an explosive interview.

Ronaldo is now free to find himself a new club, with the 37-year-old being granted free agent status.

United, though, are seeking a replacement in attack and are now reportedly in the mix to sign Thuram.

The four-times capped France striker is to become a free agent himself next summer at Borussia Monchengladbach.

And the 25-year-old finds himself a man in demand having scored 13 times in 17 appearances so far this season.

Indeed, the likes of Tottenham, Arsenal, Inter Milan, Juventus and Liverpool are all reportedly keen. Indeed, per a report last week, Daniel Levy was ready to make a mouthwatering offer to tempt Thuram to Tottenham.

However, as per Italian journalist Rudy Galetti, Ten Hag is also set to turn his attention towards Thuram.

And per reports, he can leave Gladbach for as little as £8.7m (€10m) in the January window, a fee which United are willing to spend.

Marcus Thuram the focus as Liverpool join Victor Osimhen race

United are seemingly turning to Thuram with competition growing for their No 1 target Victor Osimhen.

The Nigeria striker is reportedly Ten Hag’s dream addition in attack after a terrific spell in Italy with Napoli.

He has 38 goals in 76 appearances since his move to Gli Azzurri from Lille.

However, any deal for the 23-year-old will not come cheap. That said, the runaway Serie A leaders will not stand in his way if an offer in the region of £87m (€100m) arrives in the summer window.

United’s desire to sign him though looks set to be rivalled, though, by a familar foe.

And according to il Gazzetta dello Sport, Liverpool are now positioning themselves at the front of the queue for Osimhen.

Reds manager Jurgen Klopp is a long-time admirer of Osimhen and sees him as the perfect addition for their attack. Liverpool may lose Roberto Firmino as a free agent next summer, opening up space for Osimhen.

TOTTENHAM CONSIDERING WOJCIECH SZCZESNY MOVE

Tottenham are considering a controversial move to sign former Arsenal keeper Wojciech Szczesny amid claims he can leave Juventus next summer. (90min)

Manchester United’s hierarchy have already made Luis Enrique their No 1 choice to succeed Erik ten Hag if things don’t go to plan for the Dutchman. (AS)

Liverpool continue to battle for Konrad Laimer though Bayern Munich are ready to try again to sign the Austrian. (SportBILD)

Arsenal target Memphis Depay admits he faces an uncertain future at Barcelona with his deal expiring next summer. (Mundo Deportivo)

Chelsea are battling PSG and Real Madrid for the signing of Palmeiras youngster Endrick Felipe. (Fabrizio Romano)

Tottenham are willing to meet the £43m exit clause in the contract of Napoli defender Kim Min-Jae next summer. (Tutto Napoli)

LUIS DIAZ DREAMING OF MOVE TO SPAIN

Liverpool forward Luis Diaz admits he would like to move to LaLiga to fulfil a ‘childhood dream’ when the time comes to leave Anfield. (SoHo)

West Ham are ‘knocking on the door’ and are more tempted than ever to sign Sevilla’s £43m-rated (€50m) striker Youssef En-Nesyri. (Estadio Deportivo)

Former Netherlands star Wesley Sneijder believes Man Utd may have to pay up to £69m (€80m) for Cody Gakpo if he continues to shine at the World Cup. (De Telegraaf)

Cristiano Ronaldo will reportedly choose between Newcastle United or Saudi club Al-Nassr after leaving Manchester Unitd on Tuesday. (Marca)

Los Angeles FC’s Jose Cifuentes is likely to sign for Brighton after his World Cup adventure with Ecuador is over. (Bolavip)

Valencia midfielder Yunus Musah admits he remains open to all possibilites amid links to Inter Milan. (Gazzetta dello Sport)

 

Arsenal are close to tying down William Saliba to a new treble-your-money deal that will end PSG’s hopes of prising him away. (CBS)

SERGEJ MILINKOVIC-SAVIC FANCIES ARSENAL MOVE

Sergej Milinkovic-Savic is more tempted than ever to sign for Arsenal after their impressive progress under Mikel Arteta. The Lazio star is rated in the £69m (€80m) bracket and will reportedly leave Lazio in 2023. (Corriere dello Sport)

Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, at Stadio Olimpico Football Calcio Coppa Italia, Lazio v Fiorentina

Manchester City are ready to join the fight for Jude Bellingham with Borussia Dortmund now refusing to sell for less than £130m (€150m). (various)

Real Sociedad striker Kubo has distanced himself from speculation claiming a return to former club Real Madrid is on the cards. (Marca)

Napoli are keeping a close eye on Salernitana full-back Pasquale Mazzocchi with a view to a move in 2023. (Gazzetta dello Sport)

PSG owner Nasser Al-Khelaifi insists Lionel Messi remains happy at the club amid links to Barcelona. (talkSPORT)

AC Milan are preparing a fresh offer to sign Lyon midfielder Houssem Aouar ahead of the January window. (Gazzetta dello Sport)

Aurelien Tchouameni admits Liverpool were in talks over his signing last summer, but he always fancied a move to Real Madrid first. (Le Parisien)

Leeds United are tracking Villarreal’s on-loan forward  Boulaye Dia with the Senegal star impressing with Salernitana. (Gazzetta dello Sport)