Euro Paper Talk: Raiola key as Man Utd seal €42m deal for WC sensation

Manchester United have agreed a deal to sign one of the World Cup’s breakout stars, while Cristiano Ronaldo wants a Barcelona star to join him at Juventus, according to Monday’s European papers.



Manchester United have agreed a deal to bring in Hirving Lozano from PSV Eindhoven this summer, according to multiple reports.

United are reported to have struck a €42million (£37m) fee with the Dutch outfit to bring the player to Old Trafford as what is expected to be Anthony Martial’s replacement.

It’s claimed Jose Mourinho has convinced the player to join the club following talks with the player’s agent Mino Raiola over the weekend; and it’s that relationship that was key to the capture of the Mexican, who had also been linked with a series of other sides.

United, who have a history of buying players who have shone in World Cups with Daley Blind and Marcos Rojo both arriving after impressing in 2014, are tipped to announce a deal in the coming days.

It’s claimed Mourinho moved for Lozano after deciding he represented better money than the £60m Chelsea are seeking for Willian, who now looks destined to join Barcelona.

Lozano has scored 19 goals in 34 appearances for reigning Eredivisie champions PSV.


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Cristiano Ronaldo has asked Juventus if they would consider a deal to bring Barcelona superstar Ivan Rakitic alongside him this summer (Don Balon)

Carlo Ancelotti is keen on a reunion with PSG forward Angel Di Maria when he officially begins work as Napoli boss (Corriere dell Sport)

Espanyol are expected to complete the signing of Celta Vigo striker Borja Iglesias early this week (Marca)

Ciro Immobile’s agent claims the Lazio striker would be ‘a great signing’ for Milan – but only if the club address their ownership problems (7Gold)

Celta Vigo are anticipating the possible exit of defender Jonny Castro who has been linked to both Real Betis and Atletico Madrid (Faro de Vigo)


Bayern Munich have had a €35million bid for Liverpool and Chelsea target Alex Telles rejected by Porto (O Jogo)


Tottenham have made an 11th hour bid to beat Arsenal to €30m Sevilla star Steven N’Zonzi after Mauricio Pochettino outlined him as a perfect replacement for Inter Milan-bound Mousa Dembele (Corriere dello Sport)

Tottenham are leading Lazio and Inter Milan to sign Brazil midfielder Rafinha, after he was told he can leave Barcelona for €38m (Mundo Deportivo)

Manchester United have contacted Barcelona to see if they’d be keen to swap Ousmane Dembele with Anthony Martial (Don Balon)

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has already picked what shirt number Chelsea playmaker Eden Hazard will wear at the Santiago Bernabeu next season (Diario Gol)

Gareth Bale is set to snub Manchester United are deciding he wants to return to Tottenham this summer (Don Balon)

Juventus have agreed a €100m fee to sign Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid. The player will earn €30m a season, while his deal also includes a €10m bonus if the club wins the Champions League (Calciomercato)

Manchester City and Manchester United will match any package for Ronaldo to try and tempt him back to the Premier League (Fijaches)

Real Madrid have been given the green light to sign Kylian Mbappe as Ronaldo’s replacement (Don Balon)

Arsenal defensive target Caglar Soyuncu is now on Atletico Madrid’s radar (AS)

Inter Milan transfer target Benjamin Henrichs has reportedly told Bayer Leverkusen he wants to leave this summer (Bild)

Sampdoria president Massimo Ferrero has confirmed his side are chasing a deal for Roma striker Gregoire Defrel (Il Secolo)

Liverpool and Everton have learnt that Besiktas now want £31m for Croatia defender Domagoj Vida following his impressive displays in the World Cup (Fanatik)

Eric Abidal could play a key role in helping Barcelona sign Adrien Rabiot, with the PSG star tipped to replace Paulinho (Le10 Sport)

Southampton have agreed an €20.5m fee with Borussia Monchengladbach for defender Jannik Vestergaard (Kicker)

Paris Saint-Germain are reported to submitted a bid of €270million (£239m) to Barcelona for Philippe Coutinho (Mundo Deportivo)

Valencia have struck a €6m deal to sign Celta Vigo midfielder Daniel Wass (El Desmarque)

Barcelona should finally announce the signature of Sevilla defender Clement Lenglet for €35m this week (AS)

Chelsea and Man Utd target Mateo Kovacic has posted a cryptic update on his future amid claims he could leave Real Madrid this summer (AS)

Monaco owner Dmitrij Rybolovlev is in talks to buy AC Milan (Calciomercato)