Manchester United finally look set to sign Jadon Sancho after the payment structure over the deal was agreed, while Arsenal have an ambitious six-man transfer wish-list this summer, according to Monday’s Euro Paper Talk.
JADON SANCHO TO MAN UTD TO BE ANNOUNCED
Man Utd and Borussia Dortmund are finally on the brink of an agreement over Jadon Sancho.
The Red Devils have chased the England winger hard for the past 12 months. They made a breakthrough way back in April after setting on personal terms with the player.
But agreeing a fee with Dortmund has proved far harder.
The Bundesliga side have no wish to sell the player for under their valuation and have proved tough negotiators.
However, it seems an agreement has been reached and Bild now expect the deal to be announced on or before August 10 with the deal set to be finalised soon after.
Update @Sanchooo10: @BVB expect the club @ManUtd to pay the transfer fee of 120 million euros in installments. That would also be okay for @bvb. But: the offer must be submitted by august 10th @BILD_Sport
— Christian Falk (@cfbayern) August 3, 2020
They state United will pay Dortmund an initial €70m for Sancho with two further payments of €30m and €20m over the next three years.
That will see Dortmund achieve their full €120m asking price. Key to United though will be the initial up front cost, with the €70m seen as far more palatable.
The agreement will end a lengthy pursuit for United over Sancho.
United failed in bids to sign Sancho both in 2017 and 2019, with the winger believing he had better chances of first-team football elsewhere at the time.
Speaking about his experience at Dortmund, Sancho said: “Another challenge, this one has been the biggest one yet.
“Living abroad is a whole different game, away from everyone, family, friends. The sacrifice is deep. But, for me at the time, I just felt I was ready to challenge myself and challenge for a place in the first-team and I felt Dortmund was the right place to go at the time.”
ARSENAL WANT DEPAY, PARTEY AND MORE
Memphis Depay, Moussa Dembele, Philippe Coutinho, Raul Jimenez, Thomas Partey and Allan Saint-Maximin are Arsenal’s six-top transfer targets this summer. (Le 10 Sport)
Leeds and Rangers are battling it out to sign Gent left-back Milad Mohammadi in a €7m deal. (Het Nieuwsblad)
Eric Garcia will leave it up to his agent, Ivan de la Pena, on whether to re-join Barcelona or sign a contract extension with Man City. (Mundo Deportivo)
Man Utd have opened talks over a deal for Monaco defender Benoit Badiashile. The Red DEvils plan to sign either the Monaco man or Lille’s Gabriel Magahaeles this summer. (TF1)
Everton’s hopes of signing Sergio Reguilon from Real Madrid rest entirely on whether Sevilla can match their €20m offer. The left-back spent the season on loan with Julen Lopetegui’s side and wants a permanent move. (Mundo Deportivo)
Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis has revealed he turned down the chance to sign Real Madrid striker Luka Jovic, prior to buying Victor Osimhen. (Corriere dello Sport)
CONTE TO JUVE, POCH TO INTER
Inter coach Antonio Conte has reportedly been speaking to Juventus managers, players and former stars for weeks to ask them questions about Maurizio Sarri’s future at the club. (La Repubblica)
Inter will seek to replace Conte with Max Allegri or Mauricio Pochettino should he depart. (Tuttosport)
Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti has again stated he does not want to leave this summer and will fight to stay at the club. (Sport)
Alexis Sanchez has agreed personal terms with Inter Milan and will make his loan permanent once a fee is agreed. Man Utd hope to get €15m for the player. (Gazzetta dello Sport)
Sevilla, however, have already lodged a €10m approach to re-sign the Croatian star from Barcelona. (Mundo Deportivo)
AND MORE FROM THE EURO PAPERS
Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward has held transfer talks with the agents of Lille defender Gabriel Magalhaes. (RMC Sport)
Cagliari have officially announced the appointment of Eusebio Di Francesco as their new head coach on a contract until 2022. (various)
AC Milan and Napoli are in talks with Norwich City defender Ben Godfrey. (Calciomercato)
Liverpool have moved ahead of PSG in the race for Thiago Alcantara and are now “very likely” to sign the Bayern Munich midfielder. (Mundo Deportivo)