United in £44m signing; Martial sale agreed subject to £70m deal

Date published: Wednesday 16th May 2018 4:57

Manchester United will sell Anthony Martial as soon as a replacement arrives, with a €60m fee agreed, while AC Milan and PSG could trade €50m stars in a €100m swap, according to Wednesday’s European papers.



Juventus have agreed a €60m (£52.4m) fee with Manchester United for Anthony Martial – though Jose Mourinho remains unsure about whether to sanction the deal.

That’s according to reports in the Italian press, who reckon Martial is keen to move on from Old Trafford this summer after finding his first-team opportunities limited by the January arrival of Alexis Sanchez.

And a move to Juve looks to be on cards, with il Gazzetta dello Sport claiming a fee has been agreed between the two clubs ahead of a possible switch.

However, the paper reckons the move is yet to be sanctioned by United boss Mourinho, who first wants to ensure a replacement is signed.

Of the possible targets in mind, it’s believed Gareth Bale tops the club’s wanted list, with a £70m move mooted; however, reports on Wednesday afternoon also reckoned United were looking to raid Chelsea for the second summer in a row, with a swoop for Willian also on the cards.

Whoever United sign, however, it seems Martial’s three-year stint at Old Trafford could be coming to an end.


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Paulo Dybala will have showdown talks with Juventus this summer, amid heightening reports linking the player with Liverpool.

The Reds were on Tuesday linked with a £220m transfer splurge for Ousmane Dembele, Luis Suarez and Alisson Becker in the Spanish press – and it seems their Italian counterparts are also under the impression that the Champions League finalists will have some serious cash to spend this summer.

And reports on Wednesday reckon Dybala is also emerging as a serious target this summer for Jurgen Klopp as he bids to fill the hole in his squad left by Philippe Coutinho’s £142m January move to Barcelona.

Italian daily il Corriere dello Sport reports that Dybala will have talks on his future at the club next week and are prepared to offer him a new contract.

But there are heightening claims that suggest Dybala could use the meeting to ask to leave the Serie A champions amid claims he is tempted by a €150million approach from Liverpool.

While it does seem unlikely Liverpool would spend almost their entire Coutinho windall on Dybala, it does further back up Klopp claims that the club’s owners, FSG, are prepared to invest serious money in the squad this summer.


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Fabio Borini’s agent insists the player will sign a permanent deal with AC Milan this summer despite surprise interest from Juventus (Calciomercato)

Atalanta have told Juventus it will cost at least €25m to sign teenage sensation Musa Barrow (Tuttosport)

Eduardo Berizzo could be named as new Athletic Bilbao boss within the next few days (NBC Sports)

Leganes could be set to turn to former Real Madrid player Guti in their search to replace Asier Garitano (AS)

Manchester United have held off late interest from Man City to sign Napoli right-back Faouzi Ghoulam for £44m (Il Mattino)

Arsenal have made a £26million offer for Roma wonderkid Cengiz Under – but the Italians have warned them the Turkish star will command at least a €50m (£43.8m) fee (Tuttosport)

AC Milan and PSG are lining up a stunning €100m swap deal this summer, with Gianluigi Donnarumma and Edinson Cavani set to trade places (Tuttosport)

PSG will try sign Gonzalo Higuain from Juventus as a replacement for Cavani. The Argentine striker has also been linked with Chelsea (Sport Mediaset)

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho is reported to have made contact with Leonardo Bonucci to offer him to move to the Old Trafford in the summer (Tuttosport)

Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo has told fans that Antoine Griezmann and Diego Simeone will both remain at the club this summer (Onda Cero)

Barcelona have agreed to pay Sevilla the €35m fee in Clement Langlet’s contract. The defender will move regardless of Samuel Umtiti’s future and is seen as a replacement for Thomas Vermaelen (Mundo Deportivo)

Genoa and Italy goalkeeper Mattia Perin has agreed to join Juventus in the summer (Gazzetta dello Sport)

Lionel Messi has pledged his future to Barcelona – and insists he doesn’t have to leave to prove himself one of the best ever (TyC Sports)

Mino Raiola has contacted Roma to offer them the chance to sign Ajax star and reported Man Utd and Everton target, Justin Kluivert (Gazzetta dello Sport)

Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis remains very keen on the idea of signing Mario Balotelli after Nice stuck a €10m fee on his head. Roma and Marseille are also keen (Gazzetta dello Sport)


Matteo Darmian’s move from Manchester United to Juventus is over the line and will be announced shortly (Gazzetta dello Sport)

Arsenal are leading Liverpool and Chelsea in the race to sign €40m-rated Nice midfielder Jean Michael Seri (L’Equipe)

Villarreal are in talks with AC Milan over Carlos Bacca, who has been on loan with the Spanish club this season (AS)

Liverpool are stepping up their plans to bolster their squad this summer by launching moves for £220m worth of talent that would seriously strengthen the foothold in the European game (Don Balon)

Atletico Madrid will watch Kieran Tierney in the Scottish Cup final after joining the race for the Celtic full-back (Sport)

Barcelona’s Lionel Messi says it would be “terrible” if his old team-mate Neymar joined rivals Real Madrid (TyC Sports)

Arsenal are set to complete their first signing of the summer this month, with Sokratis Papastathopoulos and Caglar Soyuncu both heavily linked (Kicker)


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