Manchester United have been offered the chance to sign two La Liga stars for a combined €160million fee, while Chelsea will let Eden Hazard join Real Madrid if they are given the player of their choice in exchange, according to Tuesday’s European papers.
MAN UTD OFFERED CHANCE TO SIGN LA LIGA DUO
Manchester United have been offered the chance to sign two players from La Liga this summer, according to reports in Spain.
Diario Gol suggests United’s executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward has been approached by Real Madrid president Florentino Perez with first refusal on a deal for long-serving striker Karim Benzema, who looks set to be shown the door this summer.
The Spanish outlet claims Perez hopes the potential deal will act as a sweetener ahead of a fresh attempt to bring long-term target David De Gea to the club from Old Trafford, amid talk the goalkeeper will push to finally make the move this summer.
But while United will decline the offer – particularly for the alleged €60million asking price – they could be tempted by a similar approach from Barcelona.
The same outlet claims the La Liga table toppers have spoken with representatives of both Chelsea and United to see if they would be interested in signing Ousmane Dembele this summer.
The France winger only arrived last summer, but has had a torrid time with injuries and it’s claimed they could allow him to leave for €100m – that’s €5m less than they paid Borussia Dortmund.
Barcelona are reportedly closing on a summer swoop for Antoine Griezmann, but after making this admission about their transfer budget this summer, do need to raise funds to bring in the Atletico Madrid favourite, who has a €100m exit clause in his contract.
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AND THE REST
Chelsea have told Real Madrid they want Marco Asensio as part of any deal for Eden Hazard this summer, amid talk the Belgian could move in a £120million switch (Diario Gol)
Paris Saint-Germain’s sporting director Luis Fernandez has ruled out Real Madrid target Neymar leaving the Parc des Princes this summer (Cadena Ser)
Manchester City are preparing a €25million summer assault for Inter Milan’s highly-rated Slovakian centre-back Milan Skriniar, whose arrival could see Vincent Kompany allowed to leave (Corriere dello Sport)
AC Milan are closing on the free transfer signing of Sampdoria left-back Ivan Strinic this summer (Calciomercato)
Napoli will reportedly meet Maurizio Sarri next month to discuss a new contract, as well as removing his release clause (Il Mattino)
Roma and Inter Milan are ready to challenge Juventus and Manchester United for Atalanta midfielder Bryan Cristante this summer (Gazzetta dello Sport)
Newcastle are set to revive their interest in £20million-rated Denmark striker Nicolai Jorgensen in the summer (De Telegraaf)
French midfielder Blaise Matuidi is likely to miss Juventus’ Champions League first-leg tie against Tottenham next week with a thigh injury
Inter Milan have reportedly had a €20m bid for Lautaro Martinez knocked back by Racing Club, but there’s optimism a deal will be completed (SportItalia)
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