Euro Paper Talk: Patience pays off as Man Utd agree third summer signing

Date published: Sunday 21st July 2019 1:59

Manchester United have raised their offer for a major summer target to just over €60m, while Arsenal are in the market for a Dynamo Kiev star, according to Sunday’s European papers.

 

MAN UTD CLOSE TO AGREEMENT OVER BRUNO FERNANDES

Manchester United will this week announce the signing of Bruno Fernandes, according to reports in the Portuguese media.

O Jogo claims United have this weekend raised their initial €50m bid for the midfielder to €61.2m (£55m) and it is likely Sporting Lisbon are ready to do business.

United have had to take a patient approach in a bid to land their man, but it seems the two clubs look ready to strike a deal with Correio de Manha claiming that not only were they ready to accept the bid, but the Portuguese giants were also looking at replacements for their star man in midfield.

The Portugal midfielder 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.

Gazzetta dello Sport journalist Nicolo Schira also says talks are ongoing between the sides but a positive conclusion is expected to be reached in a matter of days – with Fernandes set to become the club’s third new arrival of the summer after Dan James and Aaron Wan-Bissaka.

 

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AND THE REST

Arsenal are leading multiple Premier League clubs for Ukraine international Mykola Shaparenko. Chelsea and Manchester United are also keen (Caught Offside)

Napoli have made a late move to hijack Real Betis’ signing of Nabil Fekir by launching their own €30m bid for the Lyon star (RMC Sport)

Real Madrid are rivalling Tottenham for Roma midfielder Nicolo Zaniolo, who is rated at around €40m (Corriere della Sera)

Juventus new boy Matthijs de Ligt has rubbished as “nonsense” claims that he rejected Paris Saint-Germain because he would earn less than Kylian Mbappe (De Telegraaf)

Antoine Griezmann says he “cried tears of happiness” when he completed his move to Barcelona this summer (Marca)

AC Milan are favourites to land €55m-rated Atletico Madrid forward Angel Correa, who looks set to leave the Spanish capital this summer (AS)

The move will be funded by the sale of Portugal striker Andre Silva, who is on the verge of moving to Monaco in a €30m deal (SportMediaSet)

Manchester United have made contact with the family of Paulo Dybala ahead of an approach for the €100m-rated star (Calciomercato)

Espanyol are considering a move for former Newcastle and Marseille star Hatem Ben Arfa (L’Equipe)

Eljif Elmas has said goodbye to Fenerbahce ahead of joining Napol in a €15m deal (Sky Italia)

Portuguese defender Fabio Contreao is poised to sign for Greek side PAOK in the coming days (A Bola)

Napoli are readying a loan move to James Rodriguez, with Real Madrid struggling to offload the Colombian (AS)

West Brom defender Allan Nyom is set for a return to La Liga with Getafe (Sport)

Liverpool are set to make a firm approach for €20m-rated Augsberg left-back Philipp Max (Sport)

Manchester United, Everton and Paris St-Germain have contacted Juventus about signing 32-year-old France World Cup-winning midfielder Blaise Matuidi (Le Parisien)

Gareth Bale’s agent has slammed Zinedine Zidane after the Real Madrid manager claimed a deal to sell the Welshman was imminent (ESPN)

Eden Hazard Real Madrid

Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane is confident that playing for the club will help Eden Hazard reach another level (AS)

Juventus are looking at a possible sale of teenage striker Moise Kean, with Everton and Arsenal interested (Gianlucadimarzio.com)

Jurgen Klopp is asking Liverpool to explore the possibility of a deal for Borussia Dortmund forward Marco Reus (Don Balon)

Tottenham and West Ham are weighing up a move for Real Sociedad and Spain defender Diego Llorente (Mundo Deportivo)

 

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