Euro Paper Talk: Arsenal, Man Utd fall behind in race for cut-price Russian star

Date published: Monday 18th June 2018 6:06

Juventus have placed a bid for an Arsenal and Manchester United target, while United are ahead in the chase to sign a former Manchester City defender, according to Monday’s European papers.



According to a report from Italian outlet Gazzetta dello Sport, Juventus are in pole position to sign Russian ace Aleksandr Golovin after placing a £13m bid.

However, the Russian club are apparently holding out for £22million, following a season in which he scored seven and added six assists in 43 appearances across all competitions

Meanwhile, The Sun claims that United boss Jose Mourinho wants to watch Golovin play again before deciding whether or not to place a bid.

It is possible that the Red Devils could look for attacking reinforcements with Anthony Martial’s future at the club uncertain.



Manchester United will beat Real Madrid to the signing of a Bayern Munich defender, according to reports.

Germany international Jerome Boateng has been linked with an exit from the Bundesliga champions this summer, and recently declared his interest in a move back to the Premier League.

“Foreign counties are always interesting,” the former Man City man revealed.

“You do not have many chances. Everyone has to decide for himself whether he wants to gain experience again.

“I’m a different age now than I was at Manchester City and now at the point of thinking about it again.

“Of course, it’s very difficult to get away from Bayern. That would not be a decision against Bayern, I’ve been feeling very well in Munich for years.”

Reports in Spain (via the Mirror) now claim that a return to Manchester with the Red Devils is now more likely than a move to the Bernabeu.

Jose Mourinho has apparently got the “upper hand” in negotiations for the defender, currently valued at £40.5million by Transfermarkt.

However, Germain outlet Abendzeitung claims Juventus are also considering a move for Boateng.



Juventus are considering a move for Bayern Munich centre-back Jerome Boateng (Abendzeitung)

Alisson Becker has opted to join Real Madrid over Liverpool but Roma are still holding out for €70million (£61m) (Marca)

Real Madrid have pieced together a new plan in their efforts to land Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah, with Los Blancos willing to offer Keylor Navas and €150million (£131m) for the Egyptian (Diario Gol)

Arsenal have been offered fresh hope in their long-running pursuit of Steven N’Zonzi (AS)

New boss Julen Lopetegui has told Real Madrid’s hierarchy to make a move for Lazio midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic (Corriere dello Sport)

Juventus will trigger the £87.5m release clause and sign Manchester United target Sergej Milinkovic-Savic (Tuttosport)

Tottenham have started talking with Lyon over a possible deal for midfielder Tanguy Ndombele (L’Equipe)

Manchester City will look to bolster their midfield ranks this summer with a €70million (£61m) move for Real Madrid star Toni Kroos (Don Balon)

Liverpool are willing to trigger the £35 million (€40m/$46m) release clause in the contract of Porto defender Alex Telles

Hakim Ziyech, the Ajax midfielder currently at the World Cup with Morocco, is the first choice for Roma to replace Radja Nainggolan (Leggo)

Villarreal have made another offer for AC Milan striker Carlos Bacca, but the fresh €8m bid is still too low (

Inter Milan star Ivan Perisic has refused to rule out a possible move to Tottenham this summer


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