Euro Paper Talk: Guardiola to leave Man Utd, Arsenal stunned as Man City swoop in for brilliant La Liga ace; Man Utd face Juventus competition for midfielder

Pep Guardiola, Man City

Manchester United and Arsenal are at risk of losing out on a breakout La Liga star after Manchester City burst into the race for him, Manchester United will face competition from Juventus for the capture of a Serie A midfielder, while Monday’s Euro Paper Talk claims Liverpool could land a top target for as little as £25million.


Man Utd and Arsenal are no longer the main clubs pursuing Celta Vigo star Gabri Veiga as Man City have just joined the hunt for him, according to reports.

Veiga is a 20-year-old attacking midfielder who has been in great form during his first full season in La Liga. He has managed nine goals and four assists in 26 league appearances, helping Celta reach 11th place in the table.

Only Iago Aspas has scored more league goals for Celta than Veiga this term. The young playmaker is joint-top of the club’s assist chart. According to WhoScored, Veiga is in Celta’s top three players when it comes to shots per game (1.8), key passes per game (0.8) and dribbles per game (1.1).

His exciting performances have resulted in interest from Spanish titans Real Madrid. However, there is the real prospect of Veiga heading to the Premier League this summer.

Man Utd, Arsenal and Liverpool have all been linked with the Spain U21 international. Towards the end of March it was revealed that Arsenal are Veiga’s ‘dream’ next club, should he depart Celta ahead of next season.

However, those three Premier League giants could lose out to City. According to Football Espana, who cite reports coming out of Spain, Pep Guardiola’s side have just positioned themselves at the front of the queue for Veiga.

City have let Veiga’s camp know they are interested in taking him to Manchester in the summer.

One of the main reasons the player may head to City rather than Man Utd or Arsenal is money. City are one of the richest clubs in England and they will therefore be able to outbid almost any other offer that comes in for Veiga.

Gabri Veiga might snub Man Utd, Arsenal for Guardiola link-up

City know that playing under Guardiola is an attractive proposition for almost any Spanish player, given his illustrious past with Barcelona. Therefore, they will use this as one of the main pull factors.

Veiga might have some concerns about playing often when leaving Celta. Currently, he is one of their most important players and is developing nicely as a result.

But when joining a major club like City, Man Utd or Arsenal, Veiga may have to settle for a place on the bench in some matches.

In order to allay such fears, Guardiola has supposedly told Veiga that he will have a ‘significant role’ when moving to the Etihad.

It is unclear exactly how much game time this could lead to. But the Celta academy graduate could look at striker Julian Alvarez as an example of how City can improve a young player. Alvarez does not always start for City, but he has still played an important role for them this season, scoring some big goals.

The report names Veiga as a potential long-term replacement for Kevin de Bruyne, with the Belgian now 31 years old. This is a big ask, but Veiga is certainly on his way to becoming one of Europe’s top midfielders.


Man Utd must fend off Juventus if they are to land Davide Frattesi from Sassuolo. Giovanni Carnevali, Sassuolo’s director, has confirmed that Juve are interested in the 23-year-old midfielder. (DAZN)

Arsenal have decided they will sell striker Folarin Balogun this summer, but only if a bid worth €30m (£26.5m) arrives. (Calciomercato)

Jurgen Klinsmann has been tipped to return to Tottenham and become Antonio Conte’s replacement as head coach. The former striker had two spells at Tottenham, scoring 38 goals in 66 matches. (Kicker)

Barcelona are hoping to use their strong connections with agent Jorge Mendes to snare Matheus Nunes from Wolves. (various)

Inter Milan have decided not to sign Romelu Lukaku on loan for another year and will therefore ship him back to Chelsea this summer. (Gazzetta dello Sport)

Leeds owner Andrea Radrizzani wants to sell his shares in the club for €500m (£442.5m) ahead of submitting a proposal to purchase Inter Milan. (Tuttosport)


Liverpool will be able to sign Ryan Gravenberch from Bayern Munich for as little as £25m. The Reds have landed on Gravenberch as a target after deciding not to pursue Jude Bellingham. (CaughtOffside)

Liverpool could complete a double raid on Bayern this summer as the Bundesliga giants are ‘likely’ to offload Sadio Mane. (Sky Sport Germany)

Standard Liege boss Ronny Deila has admitted his team are ‘following’ Everton youngster Isaac Price. However, Deila admits he ‘doesn’t know’ if an agreement has been reached for the 19-year-old. (Voetbal Krant)

Inter Milan chiefs have held a meeting with their Barca counterparts over a triple raid for Franck Kessie, Marcos Alonso and Samuel Umtiti. (Gazzetta dello Sport)

Real Madrid are planning a huge swoop on Man City for Erling Haaland in 2024 after identifying him as the perfect successor to Karim Benzema. (various)

Newcastle are preparing to battle Liverpool for the capture of impressive Torino centre-half Perr Schuurs. (Gianluca Di Marzio)


Lille centre-forward Jonathan David, who has bagged 22 goals in 33 appearances this season, ‘would love’ a move to either the Premier League or La Liga. Although, the Man Utd-linked ace would be ‘perfect for Spanish football’. (Fabrizio Romano)

Roma could beat Liverpool to the free-transfer signing of Eintracht Frankfurt defender Evan Ndicka after Jose Mourinho decided on him as a potential recruit. (Calciomercato)

Roma have been named as Antonio Conte’s most likely next club following his Tottenham departure. (Calciomercato)

Former Chelsea winger Florent Malouda has urged Paris Saint-Germain attacker Kylian Mbappe to move to Stamford Bridge. (Get French Football News)

Deadly striker Victor Osimhen has reiterated his love for Napoli amid interest from Man Utd, Chelsea and Bayern. (TG5).

Joel Matip still has a role to play at Liverpool and is unlikely to be let go by Jurgen Klopp, despite rumours to the contrary. (Fabrizio Romano)