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Euro Paper Talk: Triple transfer breakthrough for Man Utd with big squeeze to see Ten Hag land £112m trio

Tyrell Malacia of The Netherlands during a Training Session of The Netherlands at KNVB Campus on June 12, 2022 in Zeist, Netherlands

Manchester United are nearing three massive signings with Tyrell Malacia up first, Tottenham are eyeing a second swoop on Barcelona, while Monday’s Euro Paper Talk claims a Real Madrid star fancies a move to Liverpool.


Manchester United are growing increasingly confident that deals will soon be finalised this week for their three top targets.

It’s been a frustrating summer so far for Erik ten Hag with the Red Devils yet to make a splash in the transfer market. But after weeks of talks and close-run things, it looks as though a triple breakthrough is finally on the cards.

To that end, reports in Holland claim a deal for Lisandro Martinez is drawing closer. The Argentina defender has been the subject of an intense interest from Arsenal and Manchester United.

Amid three offers from Arsenal and interest too from United, Martinez has now made clear his wish to move to the Premier League.

And as per De Telegraaf, Ajax are now willing to cooperate with United over talks.

United’s opening offer, though, of £35m (€41m) plus £3.5m (€4m) in add-ons has been rejected, with Ajax demanding £43m (€50m). Now the paper claims United are willing to meet that price with Ten Hag hopeful of securing his signing by Friday.

Frenkie De Jong and Tyrell Malacia signings near

Meanwhile, Marca claims Barcelona are putting the big squeeze on Frenkie de Jong to accept a move to Old Trafford.

Talks over his signing have been ongoing for weeks, with Barcelona proving too negotiators.

However, they are close to striking a deal worth an initial £55.9m (€65m) with a further £17m (€20m) in bonuses.

The player though has been digging in his heels in, saying he does not want to make the move.

Barca, though, seem determined to sell and are looking to put pressure on the player by telling him to take a pay cut if he wants to stay.

He currently earns €8.6m a season (around £165,000) a week – a figure Barca want to reduce.

De Jong, though, seemingly knows where he is not wanted and looks unlikely to accept their offer. Instead, he will now sign the deal with United, earning him over £200,000 a week.

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Manchester United also expect to secure the signing of Tyrell Malacia in the coming days.

Malacia will reportedly undergo a medical at their Carrington training base on Monday, before finalising personal terms.

United are reportedly paying Feyenoord £13m for the left-back’s services.

His arrival will likely be the first of the three signings with the triple transfer raid setting the club back £111.9m.


Barcelona forward Memphis Depay

Tottenham are holding talks with Barcelona over a signing for another Barcelona man in Memphis Depay as they look to add another forward to their mix. The LaLiga giants are seeking £17.2m (€20m) for the Dutch forward. (Sport)

Spurs will also soon finalise a deal for Clement Lenglet on loan with a bargain transfer option of just £8.6m next summer. (Sport)

Marco Asensio is waiting to see if Liverpool move for him, with reports claiming he’s in talks over a move to AC Milan. (Tuttomercatoweb)

Manchester City are looking to sign Dzenan Pejcinovic, who is a free agent after leaving Augsberg. The 17-year-old striker is also wanted by Juventus and Wolfsburg. (Bild)

Leeds United are closing on the signing of Luis Sinisterra from Feyenoord in a deal costing up to £25.8m (€30m). (De Telegraaf)

Neymar’s entourage are insisting the player is not looking to leave this summer, amid links to Newcastle, Chelsea and Man Utd. (Fabrizio Romano)

Chelsea are looking increasingly hopeful of signing Matthijs De Ligt, with Juventus reportedly backing down on their demands. (CBS Sport)


Amadou Onana of Lille during the UEFA Champions League match at Stamford Bridge, London.

West Ham are bidding £19.8m (€23m) to beat Arsenal to the signing of Lille midfielder Amadou Onana. (The Athletic)

Arsenal are reportedly seeking a minimum £36m fee for Gabriel Magalhaes amid claims Juventus will launch a bid. (Gazzetta dello Sport)

Real Madrid are determined to put themselves at the front of the queue to sign Jude Bellingham with the player their No 1 pick to succeed Luka Modric. (Marca)

Los Blancos are also hoping they can sign Erling Haaland in summer 2024 thanks to a clause in his Man City contract. (AS)

Bernardo Silva has told his agent he wants to leave Manchester City and sign for Barcelona this summer. (Sport)

Vinicius Jnr will soon sign a new Real Madrid contract, with his deal containing a €1bn (£860m) release clause. (Marca)

Leeds are ready to pay £25.9m to sign Mohamed Camara from RB Salzburg as a replacement for Kalvin Phillips. (Salzburger Nachrichen)


Georginio Wijnaldum, PSG midfielder during Champions League group game v RB Leipzig

PSV Eindhoven are exploring the possibility of re-signing Georginio Wijnaldum from PSG this summer. (Dagblad)

Hakim Ziyech will reportedly finalise his move from Chelsea to Milan this week in a deal worth up to £30m. (Gazzetta dello Sport)

Atletico Madrid are considering an approach for Federico Bernardesch, who is a free agent after leaving Juventus. (AS)

West Ham are continuing talks over a deal to sign Arnaut Danjuma, with the deal no closer to being finalised. (Fabrizio Romano)

Alessio Romagnoli is putting talks on a move to Fulham on hold amid apparent interest from Lazio. (Tuttosport)

Talks are progressing over a deal to take Nicolo Zaniolo from Roma to Juventus in a big-money deal. (Nicolo Schira)

Leeds United are making enquiries for Sassuolo midfielder Hamed Traore, brother of Man Utd’s Amad Diallo. (Corriere dello Sport)

Manchester United are willing to offer Eric Bailly and Alex Telles as makeweights in a deal to sign Pau Torres. (various)