Euro Paper Talk: Successor lined up as Solskjaer reaches boiling point with Man Utd misfit

Date published: Wednesday 25th November 2020 12:21

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Manchester United have a successor lined up for a player who has frustrated Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, while Everton want a Spanish attacker – all in the latest Euro Paper Talk.

 

SOLSKJAER READY TO AXE MARTIAL

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is ready to wield the axe on striker Anthony Martial due to his inconsistent form, according to a report.

The Frenchman, who has been at United for five years, has struggled to maintain his top level throughout his tenure. Indeed, while he scored 23 goals last season, he has not yet shown signs of posting a similar tally this season.

The 24-year-old has scored twice this term but his most memorable moment was arguably his red card against Tottenham.

Solskjaer has put on record his belief in Martial and the striker’s improvement. According to Don Balon, though, it is a different story behind the scenes.

The Spanish source claims that the Norwegian coach has a ‘great doubt’ over the France international’s form. Solskjaer cannot understand why Martial plays a brilliant role for his country but has struggled to replicate that for his club.

This issue reportedly ‘drives Solskjaer off his feet’ and the manager is ready to see him leave. But before letting him go, Solskjaer will give the striker a chance to ‘reverse the bad dynamics’ he is displaying.

As for who would replace Martial, Don Balon adds that Barcelona’s Ousmane Dembele will be his successor.

United held talks about a loan deal for the Frenchman in the recent transfer window as they looked to sign a new winger.

But after opting not to bring him in, they instead went for free agent Edinson Cavani to beef up their attack.

 

 

AND THE REST FROM EURO PAPER TALK

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Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti wants to bring Luis Alberto back to England from Lazio in January (Radio Radio)

Chelsea are in talks with Thiago Silva’s representatives about extending his stay at Stamford Bridge (TuttoMercatoWeb)

Meanwhile, Inter are keen on signing Blues forward Olivier Giroud but must convince Frank Lampard to sell (Calciomercato)

West Ham and Leicester have both shown interest in Roma midfielder Amadou Diawara (ForzaRoma)

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Napoli and Tottenham are keen on Mainz striker Jean-Philippe Mateta (Calciomercato)

But Mainz sporting director Rouven Schroder says that only an “outrageous” bid will see the forward leave the club (Bild)

Sergio Ramos is yet to hear of offers from elsewhere, amid uncertainty over his Real Madrid future (COPE radio)

Indeed, the Spaniard wants to know the club’s perspective before he decides on a move away (COPE radio)

Rennes midfielder Eduardo Camavinga has sparked speculation by leaving his agent (AS)

Meanwhile, midfielder Luka Modric wants to retire at Madrid as speculation also mounts over his next move (ESPN)

Barcelona midfielder Carles Alena says that he feels like a footballer again after his appearance on Tuesday (Mundo Deportivo)

Barca youngster Oscar Mingueza has also expressed his joy after making his Champions League debut against Dynamo Kiev (Goal)

RB Leipzig have a plan to beat Arsenal and Tottenham to the January signing of Dominik Szoboszlai (Football Insider)

Rafael Benitez would want to go back to Newcastle if the club succeeded with a takeover (Guillem Balague)

Borussia Dortmund forward Jadon Sancho says he went through a “hard” patch during the recent transfer window (DAZN)

Celtic are weighing up buying Diego Laxalt from AC Milan amid his impressive loan spell in Scotland (Milan News)

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