Euro Paper Talk: Solskjaer wants £60m No.10, bargain defender to save his skin

Date published: Monday 23rd September 2019 11:58

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Manchester United have been linked with a double deal to save Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s neck, while Newcastle, Crystal Palace and Everton were all scared off by the price tag of a Ligue 1 defender, all in the European papers.



Manchester United could renew their efforts to sign Paulo Dybala, according to a report in Italy.

Corriere dello Sport claim Juventus are ready to offload the 25-year-old in January after Maurizio Sarri has decided the Argentine can not play in the same attack as Cristiano Ronaldo.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side United and Tottenham were interested in signing the Argentine during the summer transfer window, but neither could get a deal over the line.

Juventus will likely demand in excess of £60m for the player who has just under three years left on his contract.

Real Madrid are also set to target a Dybala with Florentino Perez a big admirer, according to Don Balon, but Solskajer’s need may well be greater after United slipped to their second defeat of the season at West Ham.

Meanwhile, United are also ready to go head to head with Juventus and Arsenal for the free-transfer signing of PSG defender Thomas Meunier, 28.

Fichajes claim that at the defender will move on after becoming frustrated with his lack of playing time and with his deal expiring next summer, he will be available for a pre-contract agreement in January.




Houssem Aouar is back on the radar of Man City boss Pep Guardiola (L’Equipe)

Fenerbahce manager Ersun Yanal isn’t with happy Zanka’s performances since his arrival in the summer and they coulD replace him with Marcos Rojo in January (Fotospor)

Barcelona director of football Eric Abidal was spotted watching Napoli face Lecce in Serie A on Sunday with Napoli midfielder Fabian Ruiz and defender Kalidou Koulibaly the subjects of his interest (Marca)

Gremio forward Everton Soares is set to sign a new contract at the club (Calciomercato)

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Inter Milan will try and sell Gabriel Barbosa, who is on loan at Brazilian club Flamengo, in January (Tuttosport)

Juventus sporting director Fabio Paratici has confirmed that Al-Gharafa have just one week left to complete a deal for Mario Mandzukic (ESPN)

Mandzukic is hoping to make a move to the Premier League in January (Tuttosport)

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AC Milan are considering a move for Tottenham right-back Serge Aurier (Sport Mediaset)

Former Dijon manager Antoine Kombouare is the favourite to take over at struggling St.-Etienne (Le10Sport)

Man City and England forward Raheem Sterling remains of interest to Real Madrid (The Athletic)

New signing Rodrygo is currently in limbo at Real Madrid with Zidane considering him not good enough for the first team, but too good for the Castilla side (AS)

PSG boss Thomas Tuchel says Neymar is full committed: “He has a contract so of course he is 100 per cent with us.” (L’Equipe)

Real Madrid have expressed interest in signing Rennes midfielder Eduardo Camavinga, 16 (Diario Gol)

Crystal Palace, Everton and Newcastle United were left ‘frightened’ by Marseille’s asking price for midfielder Morgan Sanson in the summer (L’Equipe)

Atletico Madrid were very keen on Chelsea left-back Marcos Alonso this summer, but the Blues rebuffed all approaches (Marca)

Fikayo Tomori could be set for a new deal at Chelsea (Gazzetta dello Sport)

Mauricio Pochettino is considering letting Jan Vertonghen leave Tottenham on a free transfer next summer  (Football Insider)

Lionel Messi is reportedly unhappy with Barcelona’s summer signing Antoine Griezmann (Don Balon)

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