Manchester United have agreed a deal to shatter their club record, claims a report in Spain, while Chelsea are well down the line in talks for a Brazil star, according to Monday’s Euro Paper Talk.
SPORT CLAIMS JADON SANCHO TO MAN UTD IS ALREADY AGREED
Manchester United have won the race to sign Jadon Sancho and already have a deal in place to sign him, according to Sport.
The Spanish paper claims the Red Devils have beaten off late interest from Barcelona to sign the Borussia Dortmund winger in what will be a club-record deal.
Dortmund are reported to be seeking €130m (£116.2m) for Sancho and that United will agree to meet their asking price, most likely with a sizeable downpayment and the rest made up in installments and bonus-related add-ons.
According to Sport, and via Sport Witness, United have ‘managed to convince’ Sancho to sign for them ‘despite the fact that the agreement has not yet been made official’.
Reports that United already have an agreement in place will be music to the ears of supporters, who will believe Sancho is the man who can take the club onto the next level and give their attack a serious lift ahead of the new season.
It was indicated over the weekend that Sancho would only join United were the club be able to bring Champions League football back to Old Trafford – and while their hopes have been lifted by an upturn in form and in light of Man City’s European ban – the report in Spain will only enhance their hopes that the 20-year-old will complete a move to the Red Devils in due course.
The news appears to go hand-in-hand with reports last week that stated Sancho had already given United a concrete ‘yes’ over the prospective transfer.
And another recent report suggested Sancho had three reasons for wanting to complete a move to Old Trafford.
Pep Guardiola’s side will still pocket 15% of any fee Dortmund receive for the Sancho, and it is partially in that knowledge that has forced the Bundesliga club to take a strong stance on their asking price for the player and seek what will be a club-record fee paid and received for both United and Dortmund.
Their chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke insisted last week that if a deal was to be done for Sancho, it will be on the Bundesliga outfit’s terms only.
Watzke told Bild: “You always have to respect what the player wants.
“We said before coronavirus that our favourite idea is that Jadon will stay with us.
“I can say that even the very rich clubs, despite the existing crisis, don’t believe they can go on a bargain tour with us.
“We don’t have to sell anyone below value.”
AND MORE EURO PAPER GOSSIP
Chelsea have accelerated talks with Philippe Coutinho’s agent Kia Joorabchian and now look set to win the race to the former Liverpool man in a €70m deal (Sport)
Juventus are open to the idea of selling, or part exchanging Douglas Costa, Gonzalo Higuain, Miralem Pjanic and Adrien Rabiot this summer – but they have told Premier League suitors that Matthijs De Ligt and Paulo Dybala are “untouchable” (Calciomercato)
Real Madrid are ready to rival Manchester United if Juventus give any indication they are willing to cash in on De Ligt this summer, with agent Mino Raiola already having held talks (Mundo Deportivo)
Manchester United look set to miss out on Ivan Rakitic, with the Croatian said to favour a move to AC Milan this summer in a €20m deal, while Atletico Madrid are also strongly linked (Mundo Deportivo)
Aston Villa midfielder Marvelous Nakamba has given the green light to joining Trabzonspor (Fotomac)
Mario Gotze will be looking to earn around €8m a year with any club he joins this summer. Liverpool, Tottenham and AC Milan have been linked with the Borussia Dortmund playmaker, who will be available on a free transfer when the season ends (Calciomercato)
Barcelona are looking into summer bids for highly-rated Dutch trio Donyell Malen, Myron Boadu and Calvin Stengs (Mundo Deportivo)
Former Arsenal defender Gabriel Paulista is set to complete his Spanish naturalisation and will now be available to represent La Roja, rather than the country of his birth, Brazil (AS)
Juventus have inched ahead of Liverpool in the race to sign €60m-rated Valencia winger Ferran Torres (Tuttosport)
Atletico Madrid are considering a surprise summer move for Napoli forward Hirving Lozano, who is also on Everton’s radar (Mundo Deportivo)
Inter Milan are resigned to losing €111m-rated striker Lautaro Martinez this summer – but expect the Man Utd and Chelsea target to join Barcelona (Sport)
Real Madrid defender Alvaro Odriozola is confident of a future at the club, despite spending the 2019/20 season on loan at Bayern Munich (Marca)
AC Milan are placing together a shock package to lure Mauro Icardi to the club from rivals Inter Milan after the PSG loanee’s wife and agent Wanda Nara said they were missing life in Italy (Corriere dello Sport)
Real Madrid will go all out to sign Tottenham striker Harry Kane this summer in a potential €220m deal (Sport)
Barcelona are set to launch a summer move for Layvin Kurzawa, when his contract expires this summer. The PSG defender is also wanted by Arsenal (Sport)
Alessio Romagnoli is poised to sign a contract extension at AC Milan – ending talk he could be targeted by Manchester City this summer (Gazzetta dello Sport)
Celta Vigo striker Fedor Smolov has flouted Spain’s lockdown to return to his home country, becoming the second Celta player to break the rules of the state of emergency (AS)
Leicester City are showing interest in Fenerbahce captain Hasan Ali Kaldirim ahead of the summer transfer window (Takvim)