Euro Paper Talk: Serie A giants take Man Utd to task over non-existent £20m midfielder bid; Tottenham miss out on under the radar striker signing

Man Utd new boy Sofyan Amrabat in action for Morocco

Man Utd new boy Sofyan Amrabat in action for Morocco

Fiorentina have rubbished talk of a Manchester United offer for a star midfielder, while Tottenham look to have missed out on an under-the-radar striker signing and Everton remain keen on a Salernitana attacker – all in Friday’s Euro Paper Talk claims.


Fiorentina have denied ever receiving an offer from Manchester United for top midfielder Sofyan Amrabat.

Reports in Italy earlier this week claimed that the Red Devils had submitted a bid for the Morocco international but Fiorentina were ‘unimpressed’ by the offer which failed to match their £25 million asking price.

Erik ten Hag has already worked with Amrabat during the midfielder’s breakthrough at FC Utrecht, with the pair still said to have a good relationship.

But according to Fiorentina’s general manager, Joe Barone, the Serie A club are yet to receive an official offer for the midfielder this summer.

“He [Amrabat] is also very attached to the team and to me too, we speak in English and we talk almost every day,” Barone told Sky Sport Italy.

“At the moment nothing official has arrived, I told him to come here concentrated because he is a Fiorentina player.

“He must have his head here and be ready for the start of the league, then if something comes we’ll evaluate it.

“We have an already very strong midfield department.”

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Ten Hag still wants midfielder and striker

United completed their £47m move for Andre Onana on Thursday and are now focusing on signing a new striker before the start of the new Premier League campaign.

Atalanta’s Rasmus Hojlund is understood to be Ten Hag’s top target, although Juventus star Federico Chiesa is also an option and there has also been a development over Victor Osimhen’s contract situation at Napoli.

Ten Hag is still on the hunt for another midfielder, and the fact that Amrabat is available for a reasonable price still makes him an attractice option – if United do actually decide to make a concrete bid.


Tottenham look to have lost out in the race to sign €12m Sturm Graz striker Emanuel Emegha, who now appears bound for Strasbourg in France. (L’Equipe)

Kylian Mbappe has received the ‘offer of the century’ to reject Man Utd, Arsenal and Real Madrid by signing a 10-year deal with a rival club. (Defensa Central)

Manchester City defender Kyle Walker is closing in on a move to Bayern Munich, although a swap involving Benjamin Pavard now looks unlikely. (Florian Plettenberg)

An unnamed club from Saudi Arabia is interested in offering an enormous contract to Lautaro Martinez in an attempt to lure him away from Inter. (TyC Sports)

Sadio Mane has accepted to negotiate terms of his move to Saudi league, with Al Nassr working to get it done. (Fabrizio Romano)

Manchester City are weighing up a £103m move for Inter Milan’s Italy midfielder Nicolo Barella, if Bernado Silva chooses to join Paris St-Germain. (TuttoMercato)


Everton remain the most interested club when it comes to Salernitana striker Boulaye Dia, despite his €25m release clause expiring on Thursday. (Corriere dello Sport)

Everton linked Salernitana striker Boulaye Dia

Everton linked Salernitana striker Boulaye Dia

Milan have reached an agreement to sign striker Noah Okafor from Red Bull Salzburg. (Sky Sport Italia)

Bayern midfielder Marcel Sabitzer has emerged as a serious target for Borussia Dortmund. (Florian Plettenberg)

Roma boss Jose Mourinho is desperate to sign Alvaro Morata and is sending signals to the club through social media. (Football Italia)

Villarreal forward Samuel Chukwueze is edging nearer to securing a move to Milan after positive discussions between the two clubs. (Calciomercato)

Nottingham Forest have set their sights on signing Spanish goalkeeper David Soria from Getafe. (Marca)

Brighton and Fiorentina will have new round of talks in the next hours to discuss a deal for defender Igor. (Fabrizio Romano)