Manchester United are set to beat Arsenal to the signing of a new right-back, while a major Ole Gunnar Solskjaer target has been talking up Liverpool, according to Saturday’s European press.
MAN UTD CLOSING IN ON NEW RIGHT-BACK
Manchester United are reportedly set to beat Arsenal to the signing of PSG right-back Thomas Meunier this summer.
Red Devils boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is the market for at least one new full-back, given Antonio Valencia’s exit, Matteo Darmian’s uncertain future and the fact that the versatile Ashley Young is not getting any younger.
Crystal Palace youngster has been considered, but Belgium based media outlet La Derniere Heure, claims that the 27-year-old Meunier is ‘very close’ to an Old Trafford switch – with United looking to complete a €25m (£22m) deal ‘quickly’.
It’s believed that United’s rush to push a deal through, stems from Arsenal’s continued interest in the player.
The Gunners are also expected to revamp their squad this summer, although not to the same extent as United, and Unai Emery is a big fan of Meunier.
However, if these latest reports have any truth then it would appear that United have stolen a march over their Premier League rivals.
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AND THE REST
Manchester United have been told they must pay €60million to sign Gianluigi Donnarumma from AC Milan this summer (Sempre Milan)
Sporting Lisbon star Bruno Fernandes has spoken out about the idea of playing for Liverpool, despite strong links to Man Utd
Maurizio Sarri is free to become the new manager of Juventus (several)
Multiple sources claim Juventus are ready to sell Joao Cancelo and Mario Mandzukic, focusing instead on Tottenham’s Kieran Trippier (Football Italia)
Paris-Saint Germain are reportedly eyeing up a move for Chelsea target Philippe Coutinho this summer (AS)
Jose Mourinho admits that he is “missing coaching” and is “looking for an inviting project” (ABola)
New Inter Coach Antonio Conte wants to bring Mateo Kovacic back to San Siro from Real Madrid after his Chelsea loan (Tuttosport)
Now that Antonio Conte is the new Inter Coach, reports grow that they’ll attempt an exchange deal between Mauro Icardi and Juventus star Paulo Dybala (La Gazzetta dello Sport)
Conte is also keen on Roma duo Edin Dzeko and Aleksandar Kolarov (Gazzetta dello Sport)
Athletic Bilbao have distanced themselves from reports linking them with a move for former striker Fernando Llorente (Football Espana)
Fiorentina goalkeeper Bartlomiej Dragowski, who spent six months on loan at Empoli, is reportedly ready to join Southampton for €10m plus bonuses (Sportitalia)
West Ham have agreed to sign Roberto on a free transfer, with the Spanish goalkeeper joining on a two-year deal
Celta Vigo will complete the signing of Uruguayan striker Abel Hernandez on a free transfer this summer (Diario AS)
Sampdoria’s Marco Giampaolo is Paolo Maldini’s favourite for the vacant AC Milan manager’s job (Tuttosport)
Fiorentina confirmed they are in negotiations to sell the club to American billionaire Rocco Commisso for a reported €200m (Football Italia)
Villarreal have agreed a two-year contract extension for Coach Javi Calleja – who they sacked earlier in the season (Football Espana)