Euro Paper Talk: Man Utd want €80m France bulldozer as Pogba partner

Date published: Sunday 10th February 2019 3:31

Manchester United have made contact with the agent of a France midfielder, while Wolves could stun the football world with another raid on Portugal, according to Sunday’s European papers.



Manchester United have been in contact with one-time Tottenham and Manchester City transfer target Tanguy Ndombele’s representatives, according to reports.

Le10 Sport claim United have held talks with the midfielder’s agent over a potential €80m move to Old Trafford, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer seeing the player as a perfect partner for Paul Pogba.

Ndombele has been in fine form for Lyon this season and has been a key component in their side in allowing the likes of Nabil Fekir and Houssem Aouar to flourish further forward; now Solskjaer wants to replicate that with Pogba at United.

The report claims Lyon won’t let go of Ndombele without a fight, however, and reported talks between United and his agent are unlikely to go down well with no-nonsense Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas.

But with United ready to make him a transfer priority along with Kalidou Koulibaly, Solskjaer is hoping the star can not only firm up a potential title bid, but also add muscle and guile to United’s spine.


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Wolves are in pole position to land Benfica attacking midfielder Joao Felix this summer. The Portugal U21 star has a €120m exit clause and has been linked with Liverpool, Man Utd, Barcelona and Juventus (Record)

Barcelona have opened the door for offers on Brazil playmaker Philippe Coutinho this summer (Marca)

Inter Milan are set to make a €30m approach to sign Ivan Rakitic from Barcelona this summer (Gazzetta dello Sport)

Lille star Rafael Leao was “better than Cristiano Ronaldo” when he was a youth academy star, his former coach, Tiago Fernandes (L’Equipe)

AC Milan will only confirm Gennaro Gattuso as their manager for next season if he secures Champions League qualification (Corriere della Sera)

Arsenal boss Unai Emery wants to solve his defensive problems by signing Jean-Philippe Gbamin from Mainz

Lyon star Ferland Mendy is Barcelona’s first-choice target for bolstering their options at left-back this summer (Mundo Deportivo)

Real Madrid duo Isco and James Rodriguez are Juventus’ preferred options to replace Paulo Dybala should the Argentinian forward leave the Serie A champions this summer (Tuttosport)

Chelsea will try and sign AC Milan midfielder Franck Kessie in the deal which sends Tiemoue Bakayoko the other way (Corriere dello Sport)

Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich will rival Manchester United to sign highly rated 16-year-old French midfielder Hannibal Mejre from Monaco (Bild)

Real Madrid manager Saniago Solari believes the tragedy at the Flamengo training ground in the early hours of Friday morning has impacted on striker Vinicius Junior (Marca)

Bologna forward Orji Okwonkwo is finally set for a move to MLS club Montreal Impact after weeks of talks (Corriere di Bologna)


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