Euro Paper Talk: Man Utd to replace star with big name €145m duo

Date published: Wednesday 24th July 2019 11:51

Fernandes Milinkovic-Savic

Manchester United are eyeing up swoops for two big name midfielders, while Arsenal are closing in on a €50m double swoop, according to Wednesday’s European papers.



Manchester United will go after Bruno Fernandes and Sergej Milinkovic-Savic this summer as they look to overhaul their midfield, reports claim.

Italian outlet La Repubblica claim that United are ‘well underway’ in the process of bringing Milinkovic-Savic to Old Trafford after Real Madrid ‘decided to accelerate’ their efforts to sign Paul Pogba.

The report adds that the 24-year-old will sign a ‘rich’ five-year contract at United with a €75m plus bonuses deal ‘practically done’.

And there may have been concern among some fans that the deal would spell the end to United’s hopes of signing Fernandes from Sporting Lisbon.

However, Gazzetta dello Sport journalist Nicolo Schira claims that the Red Devils could sign both players, with Milinkovic-Savic reportedly signed as a replacement for Pogba.

Schira tweeted: “The arrival of Sergej Milinkovic-Savic at Manchester United (offered €80M to Lazio) would not exclude that of Bruno Fernandes. Milinkovic should replace Paul Pogba (in the sights of Real Madrid).”

Fernandes is believed to have a buyout of €80m, however Sporting are not under obligation to accept that fee, though they would have to pay Fernandes money if they reject it. A deal could still set United back €70m, reports earlier in the week claimed.

He enjoyed a stellar campaign for Sporting, scoring 28 goals and adding 14 assists and Solskjaer will now hope he can transfer those stats to the Premier League.



Lille star Nicolas Pepe is open to a transfer to Manchester United as the Premier League giants see an opening offer of around £71million turned down for the player. (GFFN)

Barcelona right-back Nelson Semedo has contacted Tottenham and a number of other top clubs about a potential summer transfer. (Don Balon)

Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward will not join the summer tour as the club continues to work on transfers with two weeks to go before the deadline. (ESPN)

Paulo Dybala could be on his way out of Juventus, with Man Utd linked. (Sky in Italy)

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is eagerly pushing for his club to seal the transfer of Juventus forward Paulo Dybala. (Tuttosport)

PSG’s plan to get back at Barcelona for unsettling Neymar is to sign Sergio Busquets. (Don Balon)

Sevilla are aiming to re-sign Lazio Midfielder Luis Alberto. (Corriere Dello Sport)

Gareth Bale played and scored for Real Madrid in Tuesday’s International Champions Cup clash against Arsenal, but “nothing has changed” according to Zinedine Zidane.

AC Milan are ready to pay €25m for inexperienced Barcelona and France youngster Jean-Clair Todibo. (Don Balon)

Bayern Munich manager Niko Kovac has said that the club are doing everything possible to land ‘dream player’ Leroy Sane from Manchester City.

Andre Silva’s move to Monaco is now off as the Portuguese international couldn’t agree on financial terms. (

Dani Ceballos will join Arsenal on a season-long loan after Real Madrid rejected an offer from Tottenham. (ESPN FC)

However, Arsenal boss Unai Emery says that a serious injury to Real Madrid midfielder Marco Asensio “could be bad news” for his side’s hopes of signing Dani Ceballos.

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The Gunners are also set to seal the arrival of William Saliba from Saint-Etienne in a €30m deal. (Various)

Emery is interested in signing Juventus defender Daniele Rugani as he has become available for transfer. He is valued at €40m. (TMW)

Arsenal are reportedly closing in on a double raid on Real Madrid with a permanent transfer deal for striker Mariano Diaz for €20m. (Don Balon)

Borussia Dortmund have beaten RB Leipzig to the signing of Red Bull Salzburg star Diadie Samassekou. (Salzburger Nachrichten)

Sevilla are hopeful of a deal to sign goalkeeper Kiko Casilla from Leeds United this summer. (Marca)

Monaco are ready to replace Keita Balde Diao with Inter winger Ivan Perisic. (Gazzetta dello Sport)

Bosnia CT Robert Prosinecki has revealed that ‘one of the best strikers in the world’ Edin Dzeko wants to leave Roma for Inter.

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