Euro Paper Talk: Man Utd want Roma, Napoli stars as part of £105m raid

Date published: Sunday 18th November 2018 12:36

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Manchester United are eyeing a Roma midfielder and a £90m-rated defender as part of a Serie A raid, while Lionel Messi has two Premier League stars on a five-man Barcelona wish-list, according to the European papers.



Manchester United have placed a mega £80million bid in an attempt to land star Serie A defender Kalidou Koulibaly, a report claims.

Reports earlier in the week suggested Jose Mourinho had made a second appeal to the United board to sanction a deal to bring in Koulibaly when the transfer window reopens in January.

The Napoli defender is thought to be No.1 on Mourinho’s list of central defensive targets, but the Senegal international was always seen as someone out of reach with the Serie A outfit against his sale.

Reports earlier this month suggested the club could cash in if anyone offered a world record defensive fee of €100m (£88m) – and that has given Mourinho the encouragement he needs to try and bring the player to Old Trafford.

Now, Football Italia state that various outlets are claiming United have made an £80m offer to Napoli for Koulibaly, but that the club are holding out for a £90m fee.

The likes of Real Madrid, Barcelona and Manchester City are also reportedly among the 27-year-old’s suitors though, meaning the Old Trafford club face serious competition.



Lionel Messi has issued Barcelona with a five-man transfer shopping list over the next two windows, according to reports in Spain.

The LaLiga giants’ talisman has a notoriously big say in the club’s transfer dealings and regularly keeps the club informed over which stars he feels would add to the side and ensure their quest for domestic and European glory remains on track.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 27: Mohamed Salah of Liverpool celebrates after scoring his team's first goal during the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Cardiff City at Anfield on October 27, 2018 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images

And now, according to Don Balon, Messi has identified four new players from a shopping list of five he wants the club to sign ahead of the 2018/19 season.

On Messi’s wish-list are Monaco right-back Djibril Sidibe, Genoa striker Krzysztof Piatek, Ajax centre-back Matthijs de Ligt – and one of either Mohamed Salah or Eden Hazard – who he wants as a replacement for Liverpool-linked Ousmane Dembele.

Messi, meanwhile, was spotted with Paul Pogba in Dubai on Friday but it seems the two were happy to talk about N’Golo Kante, rather than a move to the Nou Camp for the Man Utd star.


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Manchester United are observing Gremio striker Everton Soares ahead of a £30m potential move, according to a report.

ESPN FC claim that sources have told them the Red Devils’ South American scouts have been watching the player.

Soares has also been linked with a move to United’s rivals Manchester City, and the player recently broke into the Brazil squad, making his international debut in September.

The 22-year-old is similar to Anthony Martial in the sense that he can play either on the left side or through the middle.

It is believed that the forward is is valued at around £30million by Gremio, having signed a new contract until 2022 back in August.

Everton has racked up a combined 17 goals and assists in 35 appearances in all competitions during the 2018 season, and reportedly has a €60m release clause.



Manchester United are preparing to table a double-your-money offer to Roma midfielder Lorenzo Pellegrini (Corriere dello Sport)

Juve have something of an injury crisis in centre midfield, and they are targeting Spurs star Christian Eriksen as a possible reinforcement (Calciomercato)

Barcelona remain open to the prospect of bringing Neymar back to Camp Nou (Marca)

PSG striker Edison Cavani has laughed off speculation linking him with a move to his former club Napoli (Sportmediaset)

Cavani is an attacking option being considered by Real Madrid (OK Diario)

PSG midfielder Adrien Rabiot remains a transfer target for Barcelona (Sport)

AC Milan will reportedly look to sign Gary Cahill in the January transfer window as they aim to ease their injury woes at the back (Corriere dello Sport)

Valencia and Real Betis are interested in Everton’s Yerry Mina (Don Balon)

Tiemoue Bakayoko is starting to find his way at AC Milan, but the club will only take him on a permanent deal if the price is discounted (Tuttosport)

FK Rostov are ready to pay Sunderland €4m for the services of Didier Ndong (iSport)

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Roma striker Patrick Schick insists he is happy at the club and has no intention of leaving despite being linked with a loan move to Arsenal and Tottenham (Gazzetta dello Sport)

Monaco captain Radamel Falcao has offered himself to Real Madrid ahead of the January transfer window (Marca)

Arsene Wenger has been advising PSG over how they can win the race to sign Aaron Ramsey (Paris United)

Barcelona have set their sights on Ajax duo Frenkie de Jong and Matthijs de Ligt as €138m transfer priorities (Mundo Deportivo)

AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - AUGUST 14: Frenkie de Jong of Ajax in action during the UEFA Champions League third round qualifying match between Ajax and Royal Standard de Liege at Johan Cruyff Arena on August 14, 2018 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

Marco Asensio will snub a switch to the Premier League in favour of reuniting with Cristiano Ronaldo at Juventus (Tuttosport)

Chelsea and Arsenal are interested in Atletico Mineiro’s young prospect Emerson (O Tempo)

Juventus have been offered the chance to raid Real Madrid once again for goalkeeper Keylor Navas (Corriere di Torino)

Arsenal are reportedly ready to go head to head with Barcelona in a battle to sign Polish starlet Sebastian Walukiewicz 

Man City have learnt that they must pay €120m (£106m) if they want to bring Real Madrid and Spain midfielder Isco to the Premier League (Don Balon)

Agent Mino Raiola will meet with AC Milan on Friday to discuss a possible move for Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Calciomercato)

Barcelona and Real Madrid look set to rival each other in the race to sign Dinamo Zagreb youngster Dani Olmo, linked with Liverpool (Don Balon)

Juventus have made the first move to sign Toulouse defender Jean-Clair Todibo, linked with Liverpool (Calciomercato)

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Barcelona are on alert as it’s now a matter of weeks before they can begin negotiations with Adrien Rabiot to sign him on a free next summer (Mundo Deportivo)

Chelsea are prioritising agreeing on new terms with N’Golo Kante in the coming weeks in order to extend his stay with the club and to fend off interest from Paris Saint-Germain (L’Equipe)

Arsenal and Spurs have joined Manchester United in the race for Sampdoria defender Joachim Andersen (Calciomercato)

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Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi has refuted claims he could cut short his loan spell at Valencia (Goal)

Jose Mourinho was spotted at Belgium’s Nations League match with Iceland on Thursday, fuelling speculation he could be about to move again for Toby Alderweireld

Axel Witsel has described his decision to join Borussia Dortmund as the best of his career


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