Euro Paper Talk: Man Utd plot sensational move for £42m Liverpool target
Manchester United have set their sights on Spain wonderkid Gavi to replace Paul Pogba, who is the shock target for another Premier League club, all in Euro Paper Talk.
MAN UTD TARGET GAVI
Manchester United are looking at an ambitious move to lure Barcelona midfielder Gavi as a replacement for Paul Pogba.
That’s the news coming via journalist Ekrem Konur, who states that United are targeting the 17-year-old. No official bid has been lodged for the talented youngster, who is out of contract in 2023.
But the journalist claims new United boss Erik ten Hag is looking to Gavi to help reshape a midfield that will be without Pogba and Nemanja Matic next season.
Gavi is regarded as one of LaLiga’s brightest prospects, having made 43 appearances in all competitions for Barcelona this season.
He has also been capped six times by Spain and Liverpool have also been mentioned as suitors in the last few months.
As per the Daily Express, the Reds have already made contact over a summer switch.
They plan to offer him hugely tempting wages to move to Anfield. And they plan to help him develop under the tutelage of the classy Thiago Alcantara.
Gavi contract talks
Gavi is in talks over a contract extension, but so far Xavi’s men have not come to an agreement. And Liverpool are said to be waiting in the wings and ready to meet the midfielder’s £42m exit clause.
United will also have to pay the buyout to get Gavi to Old Trafford as they look to a long-term successor to Pogba.
Pogba looks almost certain to leave as a free agent this summer, Ralf Ragnick has intimated as much.
🔥 Newcastle plan to offer Paul Pogba a contract until 2025.
🌟 Juventus, PSG and Real Madrid are the favourite clubs French star is in touch for next step of his career. #NUFC #MUFC #ForzaJuve #PSG #HalaMadrid pic.twitter.com/6hBRlaUxY2
— Ekrem KONUR (@Ekremkonur) April 26, 2022
Juventus, PSG and Real Madrid are the favourites to land Pogba, but Konur says that Newcastle have thrown their hat into the ring.
Under new ownership Newcastle are prepared to offer the 29-year-old a three-year deal until 2025.
AND THE REST FROM EURO PAPER TALK
Barcelona are still working on a deal for Robert Lewandowski. They have been in talks with his agent since February. (Fabrizio Romano)
Manchester United are reportedly leading the race to sign Benfica hot-shot striker Darwin Nunez. (Sport)
Paris Saint-Germain centre-back Marquinhos says he would like to continue with the French champions beyond 2024 when his current deal expires. (ESPN)
Real Madrid have reached a preliminary agreement with Antonio Rudiger for the Chelsea centre-back. (ESPN)
Antonio Rudiger’s free transfer from Chelsea to Real Madrid this summer is a ‘done deal’. (Alvaro Montero, Sky Sports)
NEWCASTLE CHASE ASENSIO
Marco Asensio would like to stay at Real Madrid, but the club are unwilling to increase their latest contract renewal offer. AC Milan, Juventus and Newcastle are all interested in the attacker who has switched agents. (Cadena SER)
Real Madrid are watching intently as Bayern Munich forward Serge Gnabry’s future remains uncertain. (Sky Sport Deutschland)
Liverpool confident they can sign Gavi from Barcelona
Barcelona midfielder Gavi remains a target for Liverpool who are confident
Newcastle United and Leicester City are both interested in signing on-loan Lens star Arnaud Kalimuendo. (Foot Mercato)
Barcelona have an agreement in place with Leeds’ Brazil international Raphinha and his transfer to the Camp Nou is thought to be ‘very close’. (Sport)
MAN UTD IN ANTONY TALKS
Man Utd are in talks with Ajax regarding a transfer for Antony and face competition from Chelsea. (Ekrem Konur)
Jorge Mendes, the agent of Wolves’ Ruben Neves has put the star’s name on the table at Barcelona ‘for months now’. (Sport)
Bayern Munich have shown an interest in Ajax striker Sebastian Haller and have contacted his management team. (Bild)
West Ham have the likes of Manchester United midfielder Jesse Lingard and Blackburn striker Ben Brereton Diaz on their summer wish list. (Rudy Galetti)
Sergi Roberto has been involved in a long-running contract saga at Barcelona, but he is finally ready to put pen to paper. (Sport)