Euro Paper Talk: Thrilling double deal on for Man Utd as Ten Hag eyes two more after Weghorst; incredible triple raid at Leeds
Manchester United are making plans for two more exciting signings in addition to Wout Weghorst, Leeds United are gearing up for an incredible triple transfer raid, while Wednesday’s Euro Paper Talk claims a top side are already making plans to poach Chelsea new boy Joao Felix.
DENZEL DUMFRIES TO FOLLOW WEGHORST TO MAN UTD
Erik ten Hag is planning the next phase of his rebuild and is reportedly lining up two more signings for Manchester United this month.
The Red Devils boss was allowed to spend in excess of £200m over the summer as six new players came in. And while funds are a little tighter in the January window, a deal to bring Wout Weghorst on loan is close to being finalised.
However, the 6ft 6in striker may not be the only new arrival at Old Trafford this month. And reports claim the club are working on two more deals before the month is out.
Per reports, Ten Hag remains keen to bolster his right-back options. While the club’s priority is to tie Diogo Dalot down to a new deal, the club are ready to move on Aaron Wan Bissaka. Indeed, while the former Crystal Palace man has been involved of late, they are reportedly willing to let him leave amid claims Wolves leading the hunt.
As a result, il Gazzetta dello Sport claims Ten Hag will then have the funds to pursue a deal for Denzel Dumfries.
The Inter wing-back is one of the best in the business and the Nerazzurri are in no hurry to sell. However, il Gazzetta claims they will cash in should any side meet their £53.1m (€60m) valuation.
United, though, reckon a deal could be done for less than that and will try tempt them with an offer below their asking price.
The article suggests a move may have to stay on hold until the summer, however.
Ten Hag also wants to sign Jordan Pickford for Man Utd
As well as bringing in a new right-back, Ten Hag has two other positions he’s keen to strengthen at Old Trafford.
And while Weghorst’s signing is only on a temporary basis, moves for a new big-name striker will be made this summer. To that end, Ten Hag reportedly has three names on his wanted list.
His other urgent priority is on signing a new goalkeeper. Talk is growing that David De Gea is to sign an extension but on vastly reduced wages.
However, The Sun has another take and claims Ten Hag actually wants Jordan Pickford as his new No 1.
The England keeper’s deal at Everton is due to expire in summer 2024 and the prospects of him extending it look remote.
And Ten Hag reportedly wants to tempt him to Old Trafford by offering to double his current £100,000 a week wages.
That would take Pickford to the top of United’s new pay scale – and also place question marks over De Gea’s future.
Reports claim Ten Hag would like Pickford in this month, though accepts a summer move is more likely.
LEEDS WANT OUNAHI, FOFANA ALONGSIDE RUTTER
Angers are ready to ‘auction off’ Azzedine Ounahi this month with Leeds currently leading Napoli in the bidding. (Tuttosport)
Leeds United are on ‘the brink’ of sealing an initial £26.6m (€30m) deal for Georginio Rutter with the player desperate to move to Elland Road. (L’Equipe)
Leeds United are also in the mix to sign Lens midfielder Seko Fofana – but any deal is likely at the end of the season. (Media Foot)
Liverpool and Brentford are battling to sign FC Nordsjælland striker Andreas Schjelderup, who has 11-goal involvements in 17 games this season. (TV2)
Chelsea look the most likely suitors for Raphinha, amid claims Barcelona are willing to sell for the £58m fee they paid Leeds this summer. (Forbes)
Tottenham and Arsenal are battling to sign Ferran Torres amid claims Barcelona are willing to listen to offers for the attacker. (El Chiringuito)
Liverpool are ahead of Real Madrid in the race for Jude Bellingham after craftily offering his father Mark a scouting role at Anfield. (various)
REAL MADRID READY TO MAKE MASSIVE BID TO SIGN HARRY KANE
Real Madrid are keen to sign Harry Kane this summer and are willing to pay up to £88.3m (€100m) for his services. (various)
Southampton are pushing to sign Villarreal forward Nicolas Jackson in a £22.2m (€25m) deal. Aston Villa are also reportedly keen. (El Periodico Mediterraneo)
Atletico Madrid are ready to battle Tottenham and PSG for the signature of Milan Skriniar this summer. (various)
Antonio Conte is ready to inform Pape Sarr’s suitors Salernitana the Tottenham midfielder is no longer available on loan. (Sky Italia)
Atletico Madrid are looking into deals for Memphis Depay or Borja Iglesias to fill the gap left by Felix’s loan exit. (Mundo Deportivo)
Tottenham are closing on the double signing of Pedro Porro and Marcus Edwards, with Daniel Levy just £4.4m shy of an agreement. (Correio da Manha)
MYSTERY PREM SIDE IN MARKET FOR MATTEO GUENDOUZI
Marseille midfielder Matteo Guendouzi is reportedly the subject of an approach from an unnamed Premier League side. (L’Equipe)
Al-Nassr are pushing for the signing of Barcelona’s Sergio Busquests as their next big-name arrival. (ESPN)
Atletico Madrid are keen to rescue Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from his Chelsea nightmare and bring him back to Spain. (various)
Atletico Madrid are edging closer to the signing of Caglar Soyuncu with Diego Simeone ‘insisting’ on his signing. (AS)
Jurgen Kohler claims Borussia Dortmund star Youssoufa Moukoko is not yet at the standard to play for Chelsea, should he secure a summer move. (SportsBILD)
Atalanta winger and Leicester target Jeremie Boga is no longer for sale after a U-turn by Gian Piero Gasperini. (Tuttosport)
LALIGA GIANTS MAKING TRANSFER PLANS FOR CHELSEA NEW BOY JOAO FELIX
Barcelona are exploring a possible summer swoop for Joao Felix, despite the Atletico Madrid man joining Chelsea on loan. (Sport)
Monza are making a loan approach to sign Rick Karsdorp from Roma, with Leicester and Bournemouth also keen. (Sky Italia)
Poland are readying an approach to make former Aston Villa boss Steven Gerrard their new manager. (Meczyki)
Everton and Nottingham Forest are battling to sign Villarreal winger Arnaut Danjuma this month. (Sport)
Leicester are to make contact with Fiorentina over a deal for 24-year-old Argentina forward Nico Gonzalez. (Gianluca Di Marzio)
Real Betis are looking into a deal for Junior Firpo with the Leeds man seen as a replacement for Aston Villa target Alex Moreno. (El Desmarque)