Euro Paper Talk: Pjanic key with Man Utd on brink of €180m double deal; former favourite snubs Spurs return

Date published: Thursday 2nd August 2018 12:27

Manchester United could allow €180m worth of talent to leave Old Trafford in the next week, while Tottenham appear to have missed out on re-signing a former star, according to Thursday’s European papers.



Paul Pogba has agreed to re-join Juventus this summer, according to reports in Italy.

The midfielder reminded the world of his talents this summer as France enjoyed success in the World Cup, with Pogba casting aside his struggles under Jose Mourinho to find consistent form at Manchester United.

The player had been strongly linked with Barcelona in recent days – but Tuttosport claims Pogba wants a return to Juventus ahead of any other transfer. The Italian outlet even goes as far to say that personal terms over a possible return have already been agreed.

However, there remains a stumbling block, with Juventus only able to afford the signing of Pogba if they can offload Miralem Pjanic first. The Bosnian is rated in the €100m bracket and has been strongly linked with Manchester City this summer.

However, it’s claimed Chelsea now look the most likely suitors, with Maurizio Sarri a confirmed fan, and his move to Stamford Bridge holding the key to Pogba’s own €100m departure.

One man who looks nearer to the Old Trafford exit door, however, is Anthony Martial. The player has irked Mourinho with his attitude of late and reports in Spain now claim he is a target for Real Madrid.

OK Diario claims the Frenchman has emerged as Julen Lopetegui’s No 1 target to replace Cristiano Ronaldo this summer, with a fee of €80m being reported.


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Luka Modric will reject a return to Tottenham this summer in favour of a switch to Inter Milan, who have already agreed to pay the star €10m a year (Gazzetta dello Sport)

Atletico Madrid will turn to Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi if the Blues refuse to sell them their No 1 target Olivier Giroud (Marca)

Arsenal target Steven N’Zonzi has told Roma he wants €3.5m a year to sign for the club from Sevilla (Corriere dello Sport)

Chelsea will look to strike a deal for Brazilian winger Bernard as a replacement for Manchester United and Barcelona target Willian this summer (Corriere dello Sport)

Bayern Munich have cleared Inter Milan to sign Arturo Vidal – but the Italians are only interested in a loan deal with an option to buy after one season (Kicker)

West Ham have entered the race to secure the signature of Real Betis striker Antonio Sanabria for €22m (Marca)

Chelsea target Gonzalo Higuain will undergo a medical ahead of a move to AC Milan on Thursday (Calciomercato)

West Ham are in talks with Porto over the double signing of striker Moussa Marega and winger Yacine Brahimi (Record)

Yacine Brahimi: Linked with Liverpool move amid elite interest

Liverpool are being tipped to strike a deal to sign Dortmund forward Christian Pulisic next summer

Malaga striker Youssef En-Nesyri is close to becoming a Leganes player as the Madrid club prepare to meet his €10m exit clause (Marca)

Sime Vrsajlko says he is relishing the prospect of reuniting with Ivan Perisic, Marcelo Brozovic and Matteo Politano at Inter (Inter TV)

Lazio president Claudio Lotito has handed Manchester United and Real Madrid a huge transfer boost as he admits the club will accept “indecent offers” for Sergej Milinkovic-Savic (RMC Sport)

Milan star Suso is Roma’s new prime transfer target and could be available for around €35m (Corriere dello Sport)

Manchester United are being tipped to win the race to sign Barcelona star Yerry Mina in a £30m deal


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