Euro Paper Talk: Shock Prem move close for Lloris as Spurs near new €30m keeper

Date published: Tuesday 23rd March 2021 12:29 - James Marshment

Hugo Lloris, Eric Dier, Tottenham

Huge claims in France say Hugo Lloris will join Man Utd this summer, with Tottenham already closing on a €30m replacement, Arsenal want a Real Betis star, while Tuesday’s Euro Paper Talk discusses the chances of Jurgen Klopp replacing Andrea Pirlo at Juventus.

HUGO LLORIS TIPPED TO JOIN MANCHESTER UNITED

Manchester United are reportedly edging closer to the shock signing of Hugo Lloris this summer, claim reports in France.

The Tottenham captain has just 15 months left to run on his deal in north London and is yet to reach agreement on a renewal. At 34, the World Cup winner is seeking ‘one more challenge’. As such, L’Equipe claims he’s wanted by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as a successor to David De Gea.

The paper claims De Gea will be allowed to leave this summer, with PSG the most likely destination. Meanwhile, Solskjaer plans to sign Lloris for a moderate fee to become their new No 1. While Dean Henderson has done well, Solskjaer is looking towards Lloris given his likely exit at Spurs.

While Lloris’ exit will come as a blow for Spurs, L’Equipe says it is something they have been planning for. They suggest Jose Mourinho and Co have long know it was an option and have been scouting potential replacements.

As such, they will replace the long-serving keeper with Lille’s Mike Maignan. He is Lloris’ deputy in the France squad and is valued at €30m. He’s no stranger to interest from Premier League sides either. Indeed, United themselves have in the past been linked.

As per L’Equipe, though, Maignan will move to Spurs this summer and become their new No 1. The paper claims ‘the game of musical chairs could therefore be orchestrated smoothly’.

JUVENTUS CAN’T AFFORD GUARDIOLA OR KLOPP

Jurgen Klopp, Pep Guardiola

Tottenham are ready to sell Tanguy Ndombele to Barcelona – and use the funds to sign Marcel Sabitzer. (Mundo Deportivo)

Juventus fear Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp are too expensive for them and have a new three-man shortlist to replace Andrea Pirlo. Gian Piero Gasperini, Simone Inzaghi and Luciano Spalletti are the possibles. (La Repubblica)

Lucas Vasquez’s agent says suitors Leeds, Tottenham and Napoli must offer him a deal worth €3m a year after tax. (Sport)

Erling Haaland has come clean on the factors that will prompt his exit from Borussia Dortmund. This comes amid claims he will earn a £250,000 a week deal at either Man City or Chelsea. (VG)

ARSENAL CHASE ARGENTINA MIDFIELDER

Guido Rodriguez TEAMtalk

Arsenal are targeting a move for Real Betis’s no-nonsene midfielder Guido Rodriguez. (Mundo Deportivo)

Moussa Diaby is attracting interest from Manchester United, though Bayer Leverkusen have a big price on his head. (France Football)

Inter Milan are considering a move for Liverpool striker Divock Origi to bolster their attacking options. (Calciomercato)

Man City lead Napoli and RB Leipzig in the chase for Groningen left-back Gabriel Gudmundsson. (Calciomercato)

Roma are studying the possibility of replacing Edin Dzeko with PSG forward Mauro Icardi. (Corriere dello Sport)


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AND MORE FROM EURO PAPER TALK

Raphael Varane says he would like to be joined by Kylian Mbappe at Real Madrid, labelling the PSG star as “one of the best in European football”. (Europe 1)

Luis Suarez believes Erling Haaland has the edge over rival Kylian Mbappe in the race to become football’s next No 1 superstar. (Marca)

Liverpool are interested in bringing former Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey back to the Premier League. (Calciomercato)

Lyon midfielder Houssem Aouar is nearing a move to Juventus in the summer. (Tuttosport)

Sevilla goalkeeper Tomas Vaclik expects to leave this summer after revealing his side have already agreed a deal to sign Eibar‘s Marko Dmitrovic as his replacement. (Marca)

Moise Kean wants to stay at Paris Saint-Germain but any deal to sign him permanently from Everton will be ‘complicated’. (France Bleu)

 

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