Manchester United have begun talks with the agent of a major defensive target, while Barcelona are ready to swoop for a €200m Napoli target, according to Wednesday’s European papers.
MAN UTD OPEN TALKS OVER €150M TARGET
Manchester United have opened talks with Barcelona defender Jordi Alba over a possible move to Old Trafford next year, a report claims.
The Spain international has just 18 months remaining on his deal at Barca, and it is claimed that the Catalan giants are in no hurry to open talks over a new contract.
The 29-year-old will be offered fresh terms at some point, but Mundo Deportivo (via Sportsmole) claim that other teams are monitoring the situation due to their stalling.
United are understood to have told Alba’s agent Vicente Fores that they have an interest in bringing him to Old Trafford, but face competition from Juventus.
The Euro 2012 winner has a €150m release clause in his current deal, it has been claimed.
MAN UTD PREPARE MEGA SWAP DEAL
Manchester United are ready to offer Alexis Sanchez as part of a swap deal to land Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann, a report claims.
Griezmann only recently penned a new contract with Atletico, but does have a reported release clause €150million (£133m).
Mourinho is apparently looking to improve his goalscoring options due to the struggles of Romelu Lukaku and Marcus Rashford, and Don Balon suggest that Griezmann is still open to the idea of a potential exit.
It was recently claimed that PSG are examining the possibility of signing the France international to replace Neymar, who could leave to return to Spain.
AND THE REST
Manchester United have reportedly made contact with the agent of Barcelona full-back Jordi Alba over a possible move to Old Trafford next summer (Mundo Deportivo)
Real Madrid are keeping an eye on Villarreal winger Alfonso Pedraza (AS)
Juventus continue to harbour hopes of bringing Paul Pogba back to the club amid his troubles at Manchester United (Tuttosport)
Juventus are reportedly considering an approach for Real Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas (Calciomercato)
Barcelona want Lorenzo Insigne – valued at over £100m – to replace Ousmane Dembele, with both players having been linked with Liverpool (Don Balon)
Bayer Leverkusen winger Leon Bailey is still being tracked by Manchester United and Chelsea (TMW)
Real Madrid are refusing to give up on their efforts to land Inter striker Mauro Icardi and are prepared to offer Karim Benzema in part-exchange (Don Balon)
Tottenham have no interest in re-signing Gareth Bale despite Real Madrid looking for a buyer (Diario Gol)
Alberto Moreno wants to re-join Sevilla having become frustrated by the lack of opportunities at Liverpool (Marca)
Arsenal, Tottenham and Manchester City are among a number of Premier League sides interested in Roma winger Cengiz Under (ESPN)
Borussia Dortmund considered Niko Kovac as their new head coach before ultimately appointing Lucien Favre (Sport.de)
Inter Milan have opened talks with Sampdoria over a move for reported Spurs target Joachim Andersen (Corriere dello Sport)
AC Milan star and reported Liverpool target Suso has demanded a salary hike if he is to pen fresh terms (Corriere della Sera)
Zlatan Ibrahimovic will not be joining Manchester United or AC Milan on loan this winter (Goal)
Tottenham striker Fernando Llorente admits he would love to return to Spain when his contract expires at the end of the season
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