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Euro Paper Talk: Ten Hag looking to gazump Conte in Man Utd chase for dynamic Italy midfielder; Chelsea back in the mix for Barcelona flyer

Manchester United are scouting a box-to-box Serie A midfielder who is also on Tottenham’s radar, while Chelsea have reignited their interest in landing a Barcelona attacking star – all in Thursday’s Euro transfer gossip.


Manchester United and Tottenham are reportedly scouting Sassuolo star Davide Frattesi, with a view to bringing the midfielder to the Premier League.

The 23-year-old has been a real standout for the Serie A side this season, scoring four goals so far across all competitions.

Frattesi has also forced his way into Roberto Mancini’s Italy squad but will not be at the World Cup after their failure to qualify.

The report from Il Resto del Carlino states that United are looking at Frattesi as an upgrade on Scott McTominay and Fred and another strong squad option for Erik ten Hag.

Casemiro and Christian Eriksen are currently pulling the strings in United’s engine room. However, with both players aged 30, Ten Hag wants some younger talent he can call upon.

Tottenham also in mix for Sassuolo man

As for Spurs’ interest, Conte wants more competition for Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and Rodrigo Bentancur, given that Yves Bissouma has so far proved a disappointment.

Frattesi is a box-to-box midfielder, similar to Bentancur in many ways, and was linked to Tottenham back in September.

It now just remains to be seen who will be the highest bidder for a player who is valued at £19million on Transfermarkt.

However, Sassuolo are almost certain to demand more than that – especially if more than two clubs show an interest in the player to drive up his price.


Chelsea will reignite their interest in Barcelona winger Ousmane Dembele who has a €50m (£43.6m) release clause. (Sport)

Juventus are ready to sell Tottenham target Weston McKennie in the January window. (Calciomercato)

The father of Brazilian prodigy Endrick has revealed the family will visit Real Madrid at the end of November. (UOL)

With Juan Cuadrado and Alex Sandro likely to leave at the end of their contracts in June, Juventus have set their sights on Lyon’s full-back Malo Gusto, who is also wanted by Chelsea, Real Madrid and Manchester United. (Tuttosport)

AC Milan and Roma want to sign Lyon midfielder Houssem Aouar whose contract expires in June 2023. (Gazzetta Dello Sport)


Real Madrid chief Florentino Perez ‘has an advantage over Liverpool’ in the race to sign Jude Bellingham due to his strong relationship with senior figures at Borussia Dortmund. (AS)

Villarreal want a loan with an option to buy for LA Galaxy’s Riqui Puig. (Sport)

Roma are ready to extend Bryan Cristante’s contract until 2027. (Corriere Dello Sport)

AC Milan will offer Algeria attacking midfielder Ismael Bennacer a new five-year contract extension. (Sky Italia)

Juventus are interested in Empoli’s goalkeeper Guglielmo Vicario, who is also wanted by Roma and Tottenham. (Gazzetta Dello Sport)


Luis Suarez has turned down an offer to join Brazilian club Gremio in the winter transfer window. The former Liverpool striker is planning to play in MLS.

Atletico Madrid forward Luis Suarez

Juventus have set their sights on Atalanta defender Giorgio Scalvini, who can also play in midfield. (Calciomercato)

Roma’s Edoardo Bove is among the players Salernitana are looking at as they aim to strengthen during the transfer window. (Calciomercato)

Inter Milan have set their sights on Valencia’s Yunus Musah and Jesus Vazquez. (Gazzetta Dello Sport)

Spezia are in advanced talks to try to sign Orlando City left centre-back Joao Moutinho. (Nicolo Schira)

Fiorentina will scout Sampdoria’s Abdelhamid Sabiri during the World Cup. (Corriere Dello Sport)

Former Man City defender Martin Demichelis is the new head coach of the Argentine outfit River Plate.