Euro Paper Talk: Marseille chasing Man Utd star

Date published: Saturday 26th May 2018 12:54 - Rob McCarthy

Marseille are keen on landing a Manchester United star, while City are ready to offer £60million for a Real Madrid attacker, according to Saturday’s European papers.



Marseille are reportedly interested in signing Manchester United’s free agent midfielder Marouane Fellaini.

The Belgian is available on a free transfer from June 30 and L’Equipe reports that Marseille sports director Andoni Zubizarreta has recently spoken with representatives of the 30-year-old.

The main stumbling block appears to be Fellaini’s wage demands, however, leaving AC Milan and Atletico Madrid as the main contenders for the former Everton star.

United boss Jose Mourinho has stated that he would prefer to keep Fellaini, despite setting his sights on several other central midfield targets, but no talks have yet taken place over offering the player a new contract.

Fellaini has become more of an impact player from the bench under Mourinho and is thought to want more regular first-team football as he enters the latter stages of his career.


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There is yet to be an offer tabled for top Liverpool target Nabil Fekir, according to Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas (L’Equipe)

Manchester City are willing to offer Real Madrid £70m for 26-year-old Spain midfielder Isco (Mundo Deportivo)

Former Napoli manager Maurizio Sarri has reached an agreement with Chelsea (Calciomercato)

Arsenal and Barcelona have their eyes on Roma’s Lorenzo Pellegrini (La Stampa)

Chelsea could offer 25-year-old Spain striker Alvaro Morata to Inter Milan in exchange for Argentina forward Mauro Icardi (Il Messaggero)

West Ham are favourites to sign Barcelona defender Marlon (Mundo Deportivo)

Watford want to retain the services of on-loan Barcelona winger Gerard Deulofeu (Mundo Deportivo)

Roma are really close to securing a deal for Croatian talent Ante Coric (Calciomercato)

Newly promoted Parma could make an attempt to sign Mario Balotelli, who is looking for a return to Serie A (Corriere Della Sera)

Jordi Cruyff, son of Barcelona legend Johan, has ‘ruled out’ the possibility of him re-joining the club in the role of sporting director (Marca)

Sevilla have offered Girona Coach Pablo Machin a two-year contract and are hopeful of concluding a deal next week (Football Espana)

Napoli could decide to look elsewhere in their search for a new goalkeeper, as Rui Patricio is considered too expensive (Corriere Dello Sport)

Las Palmas have appointed Manolo Jimenez as their new Coach, less than 24 hours after he departed Greek club AEK Athens (Football Espana)

Athletic Bilbao defender Inigo Martinez has hit out at Real Sociedad Jokin Apperibay for blocking his proposed move to Barcelona last summer (Marca)


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