Euro Paper Talk: Prem duo dealt massive Umtiti blow; Man Utd’s Neymar plan

Date published: Thursday 1st February 2018 12:27

Manchester United are hatching a plan to break the world transfer record this summer, while Chelsea have reopened talks over a deal for a £35million target, according to Thursday’s European papers.



Manchester United are plotting a sensational £280million summer move for Neymar, according to reports in the Spanish media.

The Brazilian superstar is a long-term target of the club and they considered moving for him multiple times prior to his record-breaking €222m move from Barcelona to PSG last summer.

However, after crunching the numbers on a potential future deal for the player, Don Balon claims United remain keen on Neymar and are plotting a fresh summer swoop for the Brazilian.

According to the Spanish outlet, they claim United believe any transfer and wages costs for Neymar will be covered through shirt sales and brand growth in Asia and South America.

It’s suggested the player would cost the club a minimum £280million transfer fee – which would shatter the current record by some £80million – while his wages would be sure to top the £500,000 a week the club pays Alexis Sanchez.

While extremely speculative at this stage, would it come as a major surprise to see United make a fresh move for the much-sought after Brazilian, who will no doubt also come under Real Madrid’s radar again this summer…?

Furthermore, reports in Mundo Deportivo claim PSG will look to replace Neymar this summer by making a move for Paulo Dybala in a €180million deal.


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Manchester United and Manchester City transfer target Samuel Umtiti will sign a new contract extension with Barcelona this summer, according to club president Josep Bartomeu (Mundo Deportivo)

Ousmane Dembele has been linked with summer moves to Chelsea and Manchester United as well as Atletico Madrid as Barcelona reportedly plan to offload the injury-prone Frenchman after just one season (Don Balon)

Arsenal target Max Meyer will make a firm decision on his Schalke future in March (Sport Bild)

Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea has reportedly asked Sergio Ramos for help to get him a transfer to Real Madrid this summer (Diario Gol)

Roma will press ahead with plans to sell Edin Dzeko at the end of the season, despite the breakdown of his move to Chelsea. Reports state the Blues could yet come back in for Bosnian striker, despite their capture of Olivier Giroud and talks between the two clubs will continue (La Repubblica)

Inter Milan’s Sporting Director Piero Ausilio has denied the club ever held talks with PSG over a potential deal for Argentinian star Javier Pastore (Gazzetta dello Sport)

Ausilio has also batted away claims suggesting Mauro Icardi could be set to join Real Madrid this summer in a €110m deal (Gazzetta dello Sport)

AC Milan have confirmed they will pursue a summer deal for Hoffenheim midfielder Kerem Demirbay (Calciomercato)

Cristiano Ronaldo has named the four dream signings he would like to see Real Madrid move for this summer (Diario Gol)

Napoli will try to resurrect a deal for Everton’s Davy Klaassen in the summer after failing to agree a deal to sign him on loan before the January window shut (De Telegraaf)

Bayern Munich’s on-loan star James Rodriguez has targeted a move to Liverpool this summer (El Gol Digital)

Celta Vigo midfielder Stanislav Lobotka wants to open negotiations over contract at the club, his agent has confirmed (Football Espana)

Inter Milan boss Luciano Spalletti blocked the departure of midfielder Marcelo Brozovic to Sevilla, despite the two clubs  agreeing a €1m loan fee with a €28m purchase option included (Sky Italia)

Andrea Pinamonti’s move to Sassuolo collapsed after the Inter Milan striker rejected the move (Gazzetta dello Sport)


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