A Manchester United target has a lower asking price than first thought, while Arsenal learn what they must pay to secure a midfield star – all in Thursday’s European papers.
HAALAND CAN LEAVE FOR €20m
RB Salzburg striker Erling Braut Haaland can leave Austria in January for just €20m due to a clause in his contract, according to reports in Italy.
The 19-year-old has been in blistering form for Salzburg this season, scoring 27 goals in 20 appearances including eight in five Champions League outings.
Haaland has been heavily linked with a move to Manchester United in recent weeks due to his profile as a young talent fitting in with the youthful revolution United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has planned at Old Trafford.
Recent reports surrounding Haaland’s availability explored the validity of a clause allowing RB Leipzig to snap him up for €30m to keep him within the Red Bull brand, but Salzburg sporting director Christoph Freund has since denied such claims.
The latest claim from German newspaper Bild says that instead, there is in fact a clause allowing Haaland to leave for €20m, with Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund said to be the main beneficiaries of the development.
While the clause is said to weigh heavily in Dortmund’s favour, the newspaper does not state that it applies exclusively to the club.
Haaland is currently level with Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski in the European scoring charts.
AND THE REST
Atlanta United want $25m for attacking midfielder Ezequiel Barco, who has been linked with both United and Arsenal (Calciomercato)
Hellas Verona have set a €15m starting price for midfielder Sofyan Amrabat, who is reportedly on Tottenham and West Ham’s radars (Tuttomercatoweb)
Manchester City midfielder Aleix Garcia – currently on loan in Belgium – wants to return to Spain having spent two seasons on a temporary deal with Girona (Het Nieuwsblad)
Former Chelsea defender Kenneth Omeruo has said he was surprised that the Blues allowed him to leave for Leganes on a permanent deal in the summer (AS)
Colombia boss Carlos Quieroz has told Real Madrid midfielder James Rodriguez to leave the club in search of more game time (Calciomercato)
Former Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas has said he can’t understand the events which led to his exit from the club to Paris Saint-Germain (El Chiringuito TV)
PSG would consider selling Kylian Mbappe to Real Madrid if Vinicius Junior was included as part of a players-plus-cash offer (AS)
Barcelona have gone cold on their chase for Flamengo youngster Reinier Jesus after deeming him too expensive (Mundo Deportivo)
Juventus have got Ivan Rakitic, Leandro Paredes and Sandro Tonali on their radar for January after midfielder Sami Khedira was ruled out for three months with injury (Calciomercato)
Barcelona are prepared to let youngster Jean-Clair Todibo leave in 2020, with the defender struggling for game time at the Camp Nou (Mundo Deportivo)
Parma midfielder Dejan Kulusevski has said he admires Belgian duo Kevin de Bruyne and Eden Hazard and looks to learn from them (DAZN)
Jose Callejon could be on his way out of Napoli as Rafael Benitez wants him at Dalian Yifang (Gazetta dello Sport)
The Napoli squad have agreed to a training retreat ahead of next week’s clash with Genk amid reports of tension between the players (Gazzetta dello Sport)
Inter Milan midfielder Stefano Sensi could be out until the new year with a muscle problem (Sky Sport Italia)
Meanwhile, Barcelona are alarmed at the number of muscular injuries their players have suffered so far this season (AS)