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Paper Talk: Rangnick pushing for Serie A playmaker with €20m offer lined up

Hakan Calhanoglu Inter Milan February 2022

Ralf Rangnick will push Manchester United to sign Turkey international Hakan Calhanoglu this summer, while Newcastle United, West Ham United and Everton are all keen on a Dutch star, all in the papers.

MAN UTD PREPARE €20M OFFER

Manchester United are keen on a move for Inter Milan midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu, claims a report.

Calhanoglu, who only moved across the city from AC Milan to Inter last summer, is “very appreciated” by Ralf Rangnick.

The Turkey international only arrived on a free transfer last July, signing a deal until 2024. But Italian Sports Editor Rudy Galetti has reported that Calhanoglu is in the sights of United and Rangnick.

United’s interest will no doubt have been captured by the player’s fine form. He has scored six goals and grabbed nine assists in 22 Serie A appearances this season.

InterLive have also reported that Rangnick, who knows the player from his time in the Bundesliga, “could be the first to push for the purchase” of the player in the summer.

The Italian outlet report that United could offer around €18m-€20m for Çalhanoglu. That will not be enough for Inter to consider selling the schemer.

Despite picking up the German-born player for free they “will not be willing to consider offers below €30m”.

DANJUMA WANTED 

Arnaut Danjuma celebrates after scoring for Villarreal against Atalanta in Champions League

Newcastle United, West Ham United and Everton want to sign Netherlands international Arnaut Danjuma. (Calciomercato)

Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland could stay with the German club until 2023, with Real Madrid ready to make a move next summer instead. (AS)

Paris St-Germain could make a move for Chelsea’s 30-year-old France midfielder N’Golo Kante in the summer. (Telegraph)

POCH WAITING FOR REAL

Harry Kane and Mauricio Pochettino during their Tottenham days

PSG’s Argentine manager Mauricio Pochettino, 49, has rebuffed advances from Manchester United to take over as boss at Old Trafford as he waits for the chance to take the helm at Real Madrid. (Sport)

England striker Harry Kane, 28, could once again request to leave Tottenham if Antonio Conte leaves his job as Spurs boss. (Express)

Netherlands midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum, 31, could leave PSG after just one season, with the ex-Liverpool midfielder linked with Atletico Madrid, West Ham, Newcastle United and Aston Villa. (Calciomercato)

Arsenal have contacted the representatives of Sweden striker Alexander Isak but want Real Sociedad to lower the 22-year-old’s release clause in order to do a deal. (Sport)

Atalanta are looking to sign Real Madrid striker Luka Jovic at the end of the season. (Calciomercato)

Chelsea have the option of triggering a one-year extension to Spain defender Cesar Azpilicueta’s deal, which runs out in the summer, but the 32-year-old wants the Blues to match the offers of other clubs if they want to keep him for longer. (90min)

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba, 28, is said to be open to a move to Paris St-Germain, according to former Chelsea striker and fellow Frenchman Nicolas Anelka. (RMC Sport)

ARSENAL, SPURS TRACK ANGELINO

RB Leipzig’s Spanish left-back Angelino could leave the German club in the summer, with Arsenal, Tottenham and Barcelona linked with the 25-year-old. (Calciomercato)

Southampton hope they can retain the services of 19-year-old full-back Tino Livramento for at least another season, with Manchester United keen on the England Under-21 international. (Sun)

London rivals West Ham and Brentford are interested in Hull City’s English pair, forward Keane Lewis-Potter and defender Jacob Greaves, both 21. (90min)

Denmark defender Andreas Christensen will not consider a move to another Premier League club out of respect for Chelsea when his deal at Stamford Bridge expires at the end of the season. (Fabrizio Romano)

West Ham, Leicester City and Everton have been linked with a move for Bristol City midfielder Alex Scott. The English 18-year-old is also attracting interest from abroad. (Mail)

Aston Villa are open to offers for 24-year-old former England Under-21 defender Ezri Konsa. (Football Insider)

Atletico Madrid are considering a move for Napoli and Italy right-back Giovanni di Lorenzo, 28, as the Spanish champions look for a permanent replacement for 31-year-old England defender Kieran Trippier, who left for Newcastle in January. (Diario AS)

CHELSEA UP FOR SALE?

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich, September 2021

Interested parties are reportedly on “high alert” over the possible sale of Chelsea. (Daily Mirror)

Roman Abramovich and Alisher Usmanov have been told to condemn Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine if they want to avoid repeated calls for sanctions in parliament. (Daily Telegraph)

Marcelo Bielsa is adamant he will not walk away from Leeds mid-season. But admits his players’ faith in him has been eroded during their slump in form. (Daily Telegraph)

UEFA are set to terminate their controversial £66m sponsorship deal with Russian state energy company Gazprom. (Daily Mail)

Mauricio Pochettino is the apparent front-runner to take the permanent manager’s position at Manchester United. But there is now rival interest from Real Madrid. (Daily Mirror)

Kepa Arrizabalaga thinks he should face Liverpool on Sunday to make up for the heartbreak of being ditched for the Club World Cup final. (The Sun)

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