Euro Paper Talk: Casemiro urges Man Utd to smash transfer record with astonishing capture of Real Madrid ace; Bayern to sell £120m pair to fund Tottenham raid
Manchester United are preparing to shatter their transfer record after Casemiro told them to bring in a top-class Real Madrid player, Bayern Munich will sell two stars worth a combined £120million in order to fund a swoop on Tottenham, while Wednesday’s Euro Paper Talk claims an Everton transfer is close to completion.
MAN UTD EYE REAL MADRID MIDFIELDER
Man Utd have begun targeting Real Madrid star Eduardo Camavinga after Casemiro told them to get on the hunt for him, according to a sensational report.
Casemiro was on Real’s books between 2013 and 2022, either side of a short spell at Porto. He made 336 appearances for the Spanish giants, helping them to win the Champions League an incredible five times, as well as other illustrious silverware such as La Liga and the Copa del Rey.
The midfielder raised eyebrows when deciding to leave Real and join Man Utd in August 2022. And he has gone on to become one of the most important players for manager Erik ten Hag.
Before Casemiro left Spain, he spent one season playing alongside exciting young midfielder Camavinga, following his 2021 transfer from Rennes.
And the pair could now reunite at Old Trafford. According to Man Utd website The People’s Person, which cites reports emerging from Spain, the Red Devils have made Camavinga one of their main transfer targets for the summer.
Ten Hag is searching for a high-quality midfielder to play alongside Casemiro next season. And with Arsenal leading the race for West Ham’s Declan Rice, the boss has moved onto Camavinga.
Casemiro seems to have played a big role in the transfer pursuit. The report claims he has told Man Utd chiefs to sign Camavinga as he rates the Angola-born France international very highly.
The 20-year-old has forced his way into Carlo Ancelotti’s starting eleven, despite fierce competition for midfield places coming from the likes of Luka Modric, Toni Kroos, Fede Valverde and Aurelien Tchouameni.
Camavinga has made 39 appearances across all competitions so far this season, while also playing a full 90 minutes in six out of Real’s last eight league outings. And his top performances have resulted in Man Utd plotting a big-money offer.
Red Devils could make Camavinga their most expensive player
The report claims Man Utd are willing to put an astonishing €130m (£115m) on the table for Camavinga. A deal at this price would obliterate their current transfer record, which is the £89m they spent on Paul Pogba in 2016.
Real paid Rennes €40m (£34.4m) to snare Camavinga almost two years ago. So they would be making a huge profit if they sold him to Ten Hag’s side for £115m.
Despite the financial rewards on offer, it is unlikely Real will sell the wonderkid to Man Utd. Real coaches rate him incredibly highly and believe he will play a huge role for the club in the future, especially when Modric and Kroos retire.
It would make little sense if Los Blancos let Camavinga go just when he is starting to make a real impact at the Bernabeu.
Man Utd, of course, will hope to change Real’s minds by putting huge money to them. But it would take some serious convincing to get this move off the ground.
TWO PLAYERS TO BE SOLD AS BAYERN RAISE HARRY KANE FUNDS
Bayern Munich will only be able to sign Harry Kane from Tottenham this summer if they sell Leroy Sane and Serge Gnabry for a combined €135m (£120m). (Bild)
The agent of Napoli striker Victor Osimhen has met with Paris Saint-Germain officials. Man Utd and Chelsea are also hoping to sign the 24-year-old. (Tuttomercatoweb)
Atletico Madrid will sell Renan Lodi to the Premier League regardless of whether Nottingham Forest stay in the top flight. (AS)
Arsenal have made an ‘enquiry’ as they look to sign Borussia Dortmund midfielder Mahmoud Dahoud ahead of Leicester. (Sky Sport Germany)
Barcelona, Inter Milan and ‘two to three’ English sides are interested in striker Marcus Thuram. (Fabrizio Romano)
Guti will send a Real shirt to Khvicha Kvaratskhelia as part of their push to snare the Napoli winger before Liverpool or Newcastle. (various)
Paulo Dybala, who is attracting attention from Man Utd and Newcastle, will make a decision on his Roma future once Jose Mourinho reveals whether he will be staying with the Italian outfit. (Corriere dello Sport)
EVERTON PLAYER LEAVES GOODISON PARK
Juventus have activated their option to sign Everton forward Moise Kean on a permanent basis. (Romeo Agresti)
Marcel Sabitzer ‘feels at home’ with Man Utd and is considering a long-term spell with the side. (Bild)
Harry Redknapp does not think AC Milan or Inter Milan have the pull power to lure Kane to Serie A. (Tuttomercatoweb)
The former Spurs boss also thinks Antonio Conte’s men have enough firepower to overturn their Champions League clash with Milan.
Sporting Lisbon midfielder Manuel Ugarte has been offered to Wolves. (Mundo Deportivo)
Former Real and Sevilla playmaker Isco has surprisingly received an offer from Brazilian club Flamengo. The Spaniard is currently a free agent. (various)
PSG star Kylian Mbappe does not want to activate the one-year extension in his contract. Despite this, PSG are not willing to sell him in the summer. (L’Equipe)
NEWCASTLE HAVE KIERAN TIERNEY ALTERNATIVE
Newcastle will pursue Inter’s Federico Dimarco if they fail to sign Kieran Tierney from Arsenal. (Inter Live)
Barcelona have contacted Man Utd right-back Diogo Dalot to see if he would be open to joining them in the next transfer window. (Mundo Deportivo)
Scouts from top-flight clubs in Spain, England and Italy have been sent to watch rumoured Liverpool target Alberto Moleiro in action. (Fabrizio Romano)
Mourinho will soon begin to give Roma centre-back Diego Llorente – who is on loan from Leeds – more game time. (Tuttomercatoweb)
Veteran midfielder Sergio Busquets will be given the chance to remain at Barca for another year. (Sports Mole)
Juventus are planning to promote goalkeeper Mattia Perin and make him Wojciech Szczesny’s replacement as number one. (Calciomercato)
Szczesny, who previously spent time at Arsenal, has recently emerged as a shock target for Tottenham. However, he has reportedly pushed back their advances.