Euro Paper Talk: Edu takes steps to sign eye-catching duo with Arsenal pair to leave

Date published: Tuesday 20th April 2021 12:23 - James Marshment

Arsenal have taken steps to bring in two exciting new signings this summer as replacements for two of their established stars, Jose Mourinho already has his next job lined up, while Tuesday’s Euro Paper Talk claims Manchester United are targeting a talented Senegalese youngster. 


Arsenal are in the market to sign co-owned Barcelona and Real Betis right-back Emerson Royal this summer, claims a report.

The Gunners will likely sacrifice Hector Bellerin at the end of the season. The Spaniard looks poised to join PSG in a deal that could rake in €25m.

And it seems Edu has identified Emerson as his No 1 replacement for the long-serving Bellerin.

As per Fijaches, Arsenal’s technical director has already made enquiries over the 22-year-old. He moved to Spain with Betis in January 2019. However, as part of his €12.9m arrival, Barcelona secured the option to sign the player for €6m this summer under an unusual co-ownership deal.

But with Barcelona’s finances stretched, they seem unlikely to take up that option. As a result, they state the Gunners could swoop to lure him from Betis for a bargain fee.

The Gunners are also keen on Borussia Monchengladbach forward Alassane Plea. The same Spanish outlet claims the once-capped France striker has been identified as a successor to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang or Alexander Lacazette.

Plea has 35 goals in 105 games for Gladbach following his arrival from Nice in 2018. Capable of playing across the frontline, Plea would likely cost in the region of €35m. However, that cost will be offset by the sale of either Aubameyang or Lacazette. The duo both face uncertain futures at the club. Lacazette has just a year left on his deal and recently spoke on his future.

Aubameyang, meanwhile, has struggled for form this season since signing a bumper new deal and could be shown the door.


Pape Sarr, Metz

Manchester United have set their sights on a transfer deal for Metz’s Senegalese wonderkid Pape Sarr this summer. (Fijaches)

Manchester United fancy Andre Silva to replace Edinson Cavani, with a move to Boca Juniors likely for the Uruguayan. (Bild)

SC Braga president Antonio Salvador has revealed that David Carmo was one step away from joining Liverpool in the January window. (Marca)

Jose Mourinho will make an immediate return to management with LaLiga side Valencia. (Fijaches)

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Bayern Munich could battle Man Utd and Real Madrid for Rennes midfielder Eduardo Camavinga, with a price of €55m touted. (AS)

Roma striker Edin Dzeko remains a target for Inter Milan this summer, having failed to bring the 35-year-old Bosnia striker to the San Siro in January. (Calciomercato)

Zenit Saint Petersburg are leading the race for Samuel Umtiti, with a €12m exit at Barcelona likely this summer. (Mundo Deportivo)

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is ready to sign a 12-month extension with AC Milan worth €6.5m and until June 2022. (Gazzetta dello Sport)

Sergio Aguero is not on the verge of signing for Barcelona, despite reports to the contrary. (Mundo Deportivo)


Florentino Perez has ruled out a move to bring Cristiano Ronaldo back to Real Madrid, saying ‘it wouldn’t make sense’. (Marca)

Barcelona will allow Riqui Puig to leave on loan this summer with clubs in the Premier League, Italy, Germany and Portugal linked. (Sport)

Maurizio Sarri has emerged as a candidate to succeed Jose Mourinho at Tottenham, according to reports. (Football Italia)

West Ham are leading the race to sign Sevilla’s Youssef En-Nesyri, who is also being chased by Liverpool and Manchester United. (La Razon)

Eric Bailly could be offered an escape route back to Spain with Real Betis reportedly keen on the Manchester United man. (various)


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