Euro Paper Talk: Man Utd in fresh €85m bid as agent drops hint

Date published: Friday 22nd March 2019 11:52

Manchester United have launched a fresh bid for an Inter Milan star, while Juventus won’t give up in their pursuit of Mo Salah, according to Friday’s European papers.



Manchester United are back on the trail of Inter Milan star Milan Skriniar, according to the latest reports from Italy.

It appears evident that United are in the market for an upgrade at centre-half, and they are expected to return in the summer after failing to sign a defender in January.

Kalidou Koulibaly is believed to be the first choice, but it has also been claimed that United have a list of other targets they will pursue if they fail to lure the Napoli star to Old Trafford.

Recent reports have linked United with a move for Leicester’s Harry Maguire, while Milan’s Alessio Romagnoli has also been mentioned as a possible target.

Solskjaer’s side have been linked with a £54m bid for Skriniar, and now according to Italian outlet Tuttomercatoweb the Red Devils have made a fresh approach, hoping to take advantage of slow progress in talks over a new deal between the defender and his current club.

Their report suggests that an offer of €85million is on the table, although at the moment Skriniar is ‘more likely to stay put’ than leave this summer.

Skriniar’s agent Mithat Halis has provided an update on his client’s future, admitting to interest from abroad.

“Real Madrid want to sign him, Barcelona too,” he said. “The team that can convince Inter will sign him this summer.

“Skriniar has a professional attitude. If Real Madrid want to sign him, they can, there are many agents like cannibals, who aim to take players to teams that want them.

“Inter paid 28 million euros to Sampdoria (in 2017) and, six months later, Manchester City offered 55 million,” Halis said.



Juventus are reportedly weighing up a player-plus-cash swap deal which would send Paulo Dybala to Liverpool and bring Mohamed Salah in the opposite direction. (Tuttomercatoweb)

Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe has begun to consider his long-term future at the club. (AS)

Bayern Munich full-back David Alaba, 26, has revealed he was a boyhood Arsenal fan as he hinted he could be interested by a move away from the Allianz Arena. (Bild)

Chelsea are considering ending Argentina striker Gonzalo Higuain’s loan deal at the end of the season, meaning the 31-year-old would return to Juventus. (Marca)

Matthijs de Ligt has told agent Mino Raiola to secure him a move to Barcelona this summer. (Mundo Deportivo)

Napoli coach Carlo Ancelotti has made Fiorentina midfielder Jordan Veretout a top target. (Corriere dello Sport)

AC Milan are considering moving Franck Kessie on this summer, with Arsenal and Tottenham among those monitoring his situation. (Corriere dello Sport)

A Real Madrid move for Paris St-Germain attacker Neymar, 27, could set in train a series of moves including Juventus striker Paulo Dybala, 25, heading to Atletico Madrid. (Calciomercato)

Midfielder and Man City target Thomas Partey has a release clause of £43m in his Atletico Madrid contract. (Marca)

Espanyol striker Borja Iglesias is a summer transfer target for Everton. (El Desmarque)

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AC Milan have opened talks with Cagliari for their highly-rated midfielder Nicolo Barella. (Sky Italia, via Sempre Milan)

Inter Milan striker Mauro Icardi could leave the San Siro for £43.4m with Real Madrid and Juventus interested in the 26-year-old. (Marca)

Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness says Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola travels to see the club’s owner Sheikh Mansour and shows him videos of a transfer target to get the green light to make a big-money signing. (Goal)

Borussia Dortmund and Schalke 04 are interested in signing AC Milan’s Ricardo Rodriguez this summer. (Calciomercato)

Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane refused to discuss his future amid growing speculation that the centre-back could be set to leave the club.



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