Euro Paper Talk: Defender to snub Barcelona in favour of Man Utd extension

Date published: Wednesday 14th August 2019 8:27

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One Manchester United defender is set to extend his contract, while a Turkish side are closing on signing two former Premier League midfielders, according to Wednesday’s European papers.



Victor Lindelof is set to sign a new contract at Manchester United, according to reports in his native Sweden.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has put his faith in the defender to partner new signing Harry Maguire this season, a decision which has also been supported by his predecessor Jose Mourinho.

Despite taking some time to settle in the Premier League, Lindelof had emerged as a surprise transfer target for Barcelona this summer – a move which technically could still happen, since the European transfer window remains open.

However, Sport Bladet say that Lindelof is set to stay at Old Trafford, as he is ready to re-commit to United.

Three years still remain on Lindelof’s present deal, so it would appear he could be in line for an increase in wages.



Borussia Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke has revealed his side could be forced to cash in on Manchester United target Jadon Sancho sooner rather than later.

The England winger was linked with a move to Old Trafford over the summer and are expected to come back in for him either in January or next summer.

And their hopes of bringing the €100m-rated star back to the North-West have been given a lift after Watzke conceded it would be difficult for his side to retain Sancho’s services for much longer.

Speaking to Ruhr Nachrichten, Watzke said: “There aren’t many 19-year-olds with such a potential.

“He is also not a player from the region or one who would have any connection to it.

“When you have a player like Jadon Sancho, you must reassess the situation every single year. Everything else would not be honest. If a foreign player is not convinced that the club is right for him at the exact time, it just does not make any sense.”

Sancho enjoyed a stellar campaign last time out, scoring 12 goals and providing 14 assists in 34 Bundesliga appearances as Dortmund finished as runners-up behind Bayern Munich.


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Roma have ruled out the sale of Edin Dzeko this summer – and will only let the Bosnian leave for Inter Milan if they’re allowed to sign Mauro Icardi in return (Gazzetta Dello Sport)

Napoli are closing in on the signing of Hirving Lozano, with a deal for the Mexican set to be announced on Friday (Calciomercato)

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Meanwhile, Napoli are preparing to offload striker Arkadiusz Milik, who has not fully convinced Carlo Ancelotti despite scoring 17 goals last season (Gazzetta Dello Sport)

Galatasaray have opened talks over a deal for Joao Mario, with the Portuguese midfielder destined to leave Inter Milan this summer (A Bola)

The Turkish club are also close to signing Steven Nzonzi on a season-long loan from Roma, having confirmed they have entered negotiations with the Italian side via their social media channels (various)

Real Betis have agreed a fixed fee of €7m for Rayo Vallecano defender Alex Moreno (ABC De Sevilla)

Ligue 1 side Dijon are ready to sign goalkeeper Alfred Gomis from SPAL (Gianluca Di Marzio)

Lyon have agreed a deal to sign Angers winger Jeff Reine-Adelaide – but any deal is dependent on Arsenal not activating their first refusal clause to re-sign the player (Ouest France)

Real Madrid have been told by Manchester United that even an offer of €200m (£185m) would not be enough to tempt them to sell Paul Pogba this summer (AS)

Lyon, Monaco and PSG are locked in a battle to sign reported Manchester United target Blaise Matuidi, who has been told he can leave Juventus this summer (L’Equipe)

Real Madrid are increasingly resigned to the probability that Gareth Bale will stay at the club this summer (Marca)

Roma could try to bring in striker Michy Batshuayi from Chelsea, even if Edin Dzeko does not join Inter (Sky Italia)

Lazio have changed their mind over the sale of Sergej Milinkovic-Savic this summer – leaving main suitors Inter Milan highly disappointed (Calciomercato)

Real Madrid are prepared to let summer signing Luka Jovic leave on a loan deal, just months after paying Eintracht Frankfurt €60m for him (Marca)

Bayern Munich are interested in signing Philippe Coutinho on loan, should he not be involved in a potential swap deal with Paris Saint-Germain which would involve Neymar returning to Barcelona (Sky Deutsche)

Italy striker Mario Balotelli is reportedly on the verge of joining Serie A new boys Brescia (Sky Italia)

Real Madrid and Barcelona are both said to have offered three players in a swap deal for Neymar, as PSG continue to hold all the cards over the transfer

Leganes have confirmed the signing of Chelsea defender Kenneth Omeruo for a fee reported to be around €4.5m (Marca)

AC Milan have decided to keep Suso this summer despite the imminent arrival of Angel Correa – leaving suitors Fiorentina and Lyon disappointed (Gazzetta dello Sport)

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Turkish side Fenerbahce have emerged as a potential destination for Manchester United misfit Marcos Rojo (Posta)

AC Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma is still being pursued by Paris Saint-Germain this summer (Gazzetta dello Sport)

Former Man City defender Aleksander Kolarov is set to leave Roma and make a move to Turkey with Fenerbahce (Fotomac)

Super-agent Jorge Mendes has promised Manchester United target Bruno Fernandes a transfer by next year “at the latest”

Sevilla have admitted defeat in their attempts to sign PSV Eindhoven winger Steve Bergwijn after the Dutch side demanded €40m – €10m more than the LaLiga side were willing to pay (Estadio Deportivo)

France international striker Wissam Ben Yedder has joined Monaco from Sevilla on a five-year deal

Ajax head coach Erik Ten Hag is confident of keeping Real Madrid target Donny Van De Beek at the club this summer (De Telegraaf)

Inter Milan are ready to challenge Juventus to the signing of Fiorentina star Federico Chiesa, who is valued at around €75m (Corriere della Serra)


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