Euro Paper Talk: Man Utd submit €50m bid for World Cup final forward

Date published: Monday 16th July 2018 8:20

Manchester United have made their move for a €50m Croatian star, while Chelsea are close to making a massive €190m triple raid on Italy, according to Monday’s European papers. 



Manchester United have launched a bid of €50m (£44m) to tempt Eintracht Frankfurt to sell them World Cup finalist Ante Rebic.

That’s according to reports in Italian outlet Tuttosport, who claim Jose Mourinho is keen to bring in the all-action Croatian frontman.

Rebic made quite the impression during the World Cup finals as his side won their way through to Sunday’s showpiece – only to suffer a 4-2 defeat to France.

But Rebic’s performances have reportedly caught Mourinho’s eye and the club have now contacted the Bundesliga side with their bid.

The 24-year-old began his career at RNK Split before spells at Fiorentina, RB Leipzig and Verona and has won 21 caps for his country, scoring twice.


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Chelsea are closing on an impressive triple swoop on Serie A, according to reports in the Italian media.

It emerged on Sunday that the Blues had been quoted a world-record defender fee of €90.6m to sign Napoli hardman Kalidou Koulibaly.

And reports on Monday claim that while the fee is a little more pricey than Chelsea were hoping for, they are ready to pay whatever it takes to bring the Senegalese World Cup star to Stamford Bridge.

Furthermore, Tuttosport also claims the Blues have launched a surprise €40m deal to sign former Liverpool winger Suso from AC Milan. Milan need to offload several of their stars to comply with Financial Fair Play regulations.

The Spaniard has become one of the Rossoneri’s most important players over the last two seasons and has also been linked with Tottenham and Inter Milan.

But Chelsea are the first side to make a formal bid and Tuttosport reckons a deal could soon be struck to bring him back to the Premier League.

And finally, the Blues are understood to have agreed a €60m fee with Juventus for Gonzalo Higuain.

Italian transfer guru Giulia Stronati claims the Blues have agreed the fee with Juve after they rejected their initial swap proposal with Alvaro Morata, with the Argentina striker ready to sign a three-year contract worth €7.5m per year.

The triple swoop is expected to cost Chelsea an eye-watering €190.6m (£168.2million) as Maurizio Sarri continues to reshape his new squad and turn them back into title challengers.


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Roma will swoop to on PSG to sign goalkeeper Alphonse Areola once Alisson Becker completes a move away (Gazzetta dello Sport)

PSG are readying a surprise move to bring Danny Rose to the Ligue 1 champions from Tottenham after failing to agree a deal with Juventus for Alex Sandro (Le10 Sport)

Lazio will look to sign Cesc Fabregas from Chelsea should they lose Sergej Milinkovic-Savic this summer (Corriere dello Sport)

Ajax general manager Edwin Van Der Sar has confirmed the club are on the brink of agreeing a deal to re-sign Manchester United’s Daley Blind (Omnisport)

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Benfica are interested in re-signing their former midfielder Renato Sanches from Bayern Munich (O Jogo)

Manchester United have told Barcelona they want €150m (£132m) for Paul Pogba this summer after Lionel Messi made a personal plea to the club to sign him (Don Balon)

United will look to use their Paul Pogba windfall to launch a €300m bid for Kylian Mbappe and pay him an annual salary of €45m (Don Balon)

Real Madrid have told Manchester City and Manchester United they want €85m for Mateo Kovacic. Pep Guardiola leads the chase after a deal for Jorginho fell through (AS)

River Plate president Rodolfo D’Onofrio has put a price tag of €25m on playmaker Juan Quintero, amid reported interest from Real Madrid (AS)

Napoli captain Marek Hamsik has hinted at a stay at the Stadio San Paolo after speaking of his admiration for new boss Carlo Ancelotti (Corriere dello Sport)

Mauro Icardi’s release clause has now expired and Inter Milan are set to hold talks with the player over a new contract (Calciomercato)

Juventus new boy Emre Can admits ‘I’ve had the privilege of playing with champions in the past, but Cristiano Ronaldo is something else’ (Bild)

Chelsea will join Manchester United, PSG and Real Madrid in the hunt to sign Sergej Milinkovic-Savic – by readying a €100m bid for the Lazio star (Corriere dello Sport)

Former Manchester United and Real Madrid star Angel di Maria has been offered to Serie A giants Inter Milan (Tuttosport)

Everton are hoping to beat Real Betis and Valencia to Espanyol’s defensive midfielder David Lopez (Mundo Deportivo)

Napoli were offered the chance to sign Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid, according to the Serie A club’s president (La Repubblica)

Loic Remy has joined French club Lille after spending last season in Spain with Las Palmas and Getafe

Enzo Zidane, son of Zinedine, has completed a season-long loan move to La Liga 123 club Rayo Majadahonda

Liverpool may still bid for Barcelona goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen this summer if efforts to sign Alisson Becker fail (Mundo Deportivo)

Arsenal boss Unai Emery and director of football Sven Mislintat are to have opened initial talks with Barcelona midfielder Andre Gomes (Paris United)

Barcelona will turn to Steven N’Zonzi from Sevilla if they fail to land former Tottenham target Adrien Rabiot this summer (Mundo Deportivo)

Sevilla director of football Joaquin Caparros insists the club will not sell Steven N’Zonzi for less than his €40m release clause (AS)

Sassuolo sporting director Giovanni Carnevali has confirmed Roma’s interest in Domenico Berardi (Corriere dello Sport)

Fulham are ready to launch an audacious bid to land €50m-rated Bordeaux star Malcom. Tottenham, Liverpool and Inter Milan have also been mentioned as suitors


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