Euro Paper Talk: Man Utd reject €40m Belgium star in favour of €111m duo

Date published: Friday 28th June 2019 11:51

Man Utd boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is prioritising a huge double swoop, while Arsenal are targeting a young Dortmund star, according to Friday’s European papers.



Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has reportedly rejected the chance to sign Monaco midfielder Youri Tielemans this summer.

Tielemans impressed in a half-season loan spell with Leicester after arriving from Monaco in January, and reports have suggested the Belgian is keen to stay in the Premier League.

Recent speculation even suggested the former Anderlecht man is now a genuine target for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who is looking to follow up United’s acquisition of Dan James from Swansea with more young talent.

Belgian outlet DH have stated that a bid of around £36m (€40m) was submitted by United to Monaco for Tielemans, though reports claim the Red Devils now have other priorities.

Although Solskjaer is a big admirer of Tielemans, it is claimed that he will prioritise moves for Newcastle United youngster Sean Longstaff and Sporting Lisbon star Bruno Fernandes.

The former is expected to cost about £30million, while the latter is valued at around £70m, though United are understood to be trying to bring that price down.

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Borussia Dortmund and France Under-20 defender Dan-Axel Zagadou wants to leave the club and is a target for Arsenal. (Bild)

Paul Pogba is wanted by Juve and Real Madrid and is determined to leave Manchester United, but his asking price is €150m. (Tuttosport)

Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane is planning to add just one more summer signing after a busy summer of incomings at the Bernabeu. (Mundo Deportivo)

Sporting boss Marcel Keizer believes the chances of keeping Portugal midfielder Bruno Fernandes at the club are slim, with Manchester United among those interested in the 24-year-old. (Record)

Manchester United are considering a move for Barcelona and France defender Samuel Umtiti. (Mundo Deportivo)

Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud is being targeted by Serie A side Brescia following their return to the top flight. (TMW)

Arsenal are keeping tabs on Monaco forward Keita Balde after Inter Milan opted against signing the Senegal international. (Le 10 Sport)

Gonzalo Higuain may be offered a route out of Juventus by Roma. (Corriere dello Sport)

Sevilla are in advanced negotiations to sign PSV striker Luuk De Jong this summer. (De Telegraaf)

Australian international Massimo Luongo will be allowed to leave Queens Park Rangers amid interest from Championship clubs Leeds United and Nottingham Forest. (The World Game)

Real Madrid and Spain midfielder Dani Ceballos does not want to leave the Spanish giants despite the 22-year-old not being part of boss Zinedine Zidane’s plans. (Marca)

Atletico Madrid are considering a move for Real Madrid’s Colombia playmaker James Rodriguez, with the 27-year-old surplus to requirements at the Bernabeu. (Cadena SER)

Sevilla have made Ajax’s Hakim Ziyech their top transfer target for the summer. (De Telegraaf)

Tottenham are ready to make a move for Arsenal target William Saliba, with Saint-Etienne valuing the 18-year-old French defender at £20m. (RMC)

AC Milan and Inter Milan are both targeting a move for midfielder Arturo Vidal. (Mundo Deportivo)

Genoa, Lecce, Sampdoria and Stade Reims are interested in signing Atalanta striker Musa Barrow. (TMW)

Real Madrid’s Norwegian playmaker Martin Odegaard, 20, is set to head out on loan for another two seasons. (AS)


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