Euro Paper Talk: Man Utd plot intriguing swoop for free-scoring strike duo

Manchester United are being linked with two fascinating striker signings in January, while Tottenham have something to think about after Juventus suggested a surprising player swap, according to Tuesday’s European papers.



Manchester United are being strongly linked with a January move for PSG striker Edinson Cavani.

The Uruguayan striker has a tremendous record in front of goal, having netted 195 times in 283 appearances since joining the Ligue 1 giants from Napoli in summer 2013.

But with his contract expiring at the end of the season, ESPN claims United officials have sounded out the player over a potential move to Old Trafford – possibly with January in mind, where the Red Devils could offer PSG some money for Cavani if they didn’t want to see him walk away for free in the summer.

ESPN, however, suggest the 32-year-old is also wanted by Juventus as a replacement for Mario Mandzukic, who of course has been strongly linked with United.

Perhaps more interestingly for United supporters is Tuesday’s fresh links to prolific Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson, who would surely fit Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s transfer ethos of buying talented, pacy, hungry British stars.

According to Turkish newspaper Star via Sport Witness, Bournemouth are already planning for Wilson’s replacement and have taken a keen interest in Fenerbahce striker Vedat Muriqi and are planning to follow his progress until the start of the January transfer window.

The Kosovo international has recently been linked with Tottenham, but the Turkish paper reckons it is Bournemouth who are showing the greatest desire to sign him and amid fears Wilson – who has scored 63 goals in 158 matches for the Cherries – will be lured away by United.

Bournemouth are understood to rate the 27-year-old at around the £50m – a costly investment, but not one beyond the means of United.




Adrien Rabiot

Juventus will offer Tottenham the chance to sign Adrien Rabiot in January – but only in a swap deal for Christian Eriksen (Le 10 Sport)

Chelsea are looking to sign highly-rated midfield prospect Emanuel Vignato from Chievo in January if their transfer sanctions are lifted. Bayern Munich and Inter Milan are also keen (Gazzetta dello Sport)

Crystal Palace are lining up a surprise January move for Inter Milan owned striker Gabriel ‘Gabigol’ Barbosa – currently on loan at Flamengo – and valued at around the €30m mark (Calciomercato)

Striker Luka Jovic is ‘living a nightmare’ at Real Madrid – and could look to leave on loan in January if his situation doesn’t improve (Sport)

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp turned down an advance from Real Madrid prior to taking up his role on Merseyside (AS)



Inter Milan are keen to raise the €111m release clause of striker Lautaro Martinez to ward off Barcelona interest (Tuttosport)

Victor Lindelof claims to have paid no attention to the transfer talk which linked him with Barcelona over the summer, with the defender  always intent on staying “loyal” to Manchester United (Expressen)

Barcelona could look to River Plate boss Marcelo Gallardo as a future replacement for Ernesto Valverde (ESPN)

AC Milan are considering a January move for Arsenal’s out-of-favour Egypt midfielder Mohamed Elneny, 27, currently on loan at Besiktas (Gazzetta dello Sport)

Maurizio Sarri reportedly wants to bring Tottenham playmaker Christian Eriksen and Chelsea duo N’Golo Kante and Emerson Palmieri to Juventus (various)

Bayern Munich defender Jerome Boateng was close to a summer move to Juventus until the two clubs were unable to agree on a transfer fee (Calciomercato)

Paulo Dybala’s mother says her son is happy at Juventus and is not considering a January exit, amid ongoing links with Man Utd and Tottenham (Tuttosport)

Liverpool were priced out of summer transfer for Ajax star Donny van de Beek after being put off by the apparent €80m asking price (FCInternews)

Inter Milan have lined up a January swoop for out-of-favour Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud (Tuttosport)

Juventus sporting director Fabio Paratici says Cristiano Ronaldo is committed to the Serie A side and will not be leaving the Serie A champions (various)

Napoli forward Jose Callejon is keen to renew with his club – but may move to China if a new contract doesn’t land his way soon (Calciomercato)