Euro Paper Talk: Ingenious Ten Hag plan to sell £54m Man Utd man and sign free agent as replacement; ‘obsessed’ Arteta eyes Arsenal deal for Real Madrid star

Tino Kadewere, Moussa Dembele of Lyon before Europa League quarter-final against Porto

Manchester United plan to sign a prolific French striker to replace a £54m man, Arsenal are ready to sign an unwanted Real Madrid star, while Wednesday’s Euro Paper Talk claims a Juventus star is open to a possible move to Liverpool.


Manchester United are ready to sell Anthony Martial this summer – but will first extend him to a new deal to protect his value.

The Frenchman joined United in a staggered payments deal from Monaco back in September 2015, ultimately costing £54m.

In that time, he has made 283 appearances for the club, scoring 83 goals.

However, the last two seasons have been his least newsworthy for United, making a combined 25 appearances.

And with his deal expiring this summer, United are circulating his name to potential suitors.

But rather than release him on a free, United instead to first take up the one-year option on his contract to protect his value.

As a result, he could be allowed to move on for a modest fee of around £25m this summer.

In his place, United are reportedly looking to sign Moussa Dembele from Lyon.

The France striker is also a free agent this summer and journalist Florian Plettenberg confirms he will move on without a fee this summer.

He reportedly has offers on the table from clubs in Germany and the Premier League, all of whom can pay him more than his current £50,000 a week deal.

Indeed, Aston Villa and Borussia Monchengladbach are reportedly among his suitors.

However, reports now claim Ten Hag wants him at Manchester United as a replacement for Martial.

Not only does Ten Hag reportedly see the player as an upgrade, he will likely sign on wages far less than what Martial earns.

Dembele has been a key player for Lyon since his arrival from Celtic in 2018, scoring 70 goals in 169 appearances.

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Mikel Arteta is obsessed with AC Milan loanee Brahim Diaz and will push Arsenal to sign him from Real Madrid this summer. (various)

Liverpool will make Sergej Milinkovic-Savic their No 1 target if they miss out on Jude Bellingham. (various)

Four Serie A sides – Juventus, Inter, Milan and Roma – are considering a move to appoint Antonio Conte this summer. (Corriere dello Sport)

Roma are looking into a possible swap deal with Chelsea that will see Tammy Abraham and Romelu Lukaku trade places. (Calciomercato)

Tottenham will consider dismissing director Fabio Paratici alongside Antonio Conte should the axe, as expected, fall on the Spurs boss. (Calciomercato)

Inter are pushing to appoint Roberto De Zerbi as their new manager this summer if they decide to dismiss Simeone Inzaghi. (Tuttosport)

Willy Gnonto insists he has no regrets at signing for Leeds amid links to the likes of Juventus, Arsenal and Manchester City. (Corriere dello Sera)


Adrien Rabiot claims he is open to extending his Juventus deal this summer but admits he may be tempted by Liverpool as he was a huge fan of the club and Steven Gerrard as a kid. (Tuttosport)

Arsenal have a clear advantage in the race to sign Ivan Fresneda with the Gunners likely to beat Juventus to the Real Valladolid star. (Gazzeta dello Sport)

Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Florian Wirtz is playing down claims he will leave the club and sign for Barcelona this summer. (Fabrizio Romano)

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is desperate to Celta Vigo star Gabri Veiga this summer following links to Man Utd, Arsenal and Newcastle. (Cadena Ser)

Tottenham are unlikely to take up their option to sign Clement Lenglet with the on-loan defender heading back to Barcelona. (AS)

PSG are stepping up their interest in Napoli striker Victor Osimhen following the Nigerian’s links to Man Utd and Chelsea. (Foot Mercato)

Man Utd remain in the transfer hunt for Sporting CP defender Goncalo Inacio, though Newcastle are out of the race. (O Jogo)


Man Utd target Randal Kolo Muani insists a decision on his Eintracht Frankfurt future will be made this summer. (L’Equipe)

Randal Kolo Muani and Jesper Lindstrom

Manchester United are willing to sell Scott McTominay this summer with Newcastle firmly in the frame. (Fabrizio Roman0)

Eduardo Camavinga is in talks over a new deal at Real Madrid that’ll extend his exit clause to £874m (€1bn). (various)

Nottingham Forest are planning a summer bid for Barcelona winger Abde Ezzalzouli following links to Tottenham and West Ham. (La Razon)

Inter Milan are considering the surprise signing of RB Salzburg defender Oumar Solet as a replacement for Milan Skriniar. (Gazzetta dello Sport)

Luka Modric is in talks over a new Real Madrid deal, though also has offers from Qatar and Saudi Arabia. (Sky Deutschland)

Neal Maupay’s agent Federico Pastorello claims the Everton striker is open to a move to Serie A amid claims he will leave Goodison this summer. (Tuttomercatoweb)