Euro Paper Talk: Juve scheming with plan to bring Man Utd star into Everton swap deal fight

Date published: Thursday 22nd April 2021 12:31 - Jonny Whitfield

Paul Pogba, Alex Telles Man Utd v Southampton February 2021

Juventus look to bring a Man Utd star into an Everton swap deal battle, while Arsenal look to sign a top free agent – both in all the latest Euro Paper Talk.

JUVE EYE MAN UTD, EVERTON SWAP FIGHT

Juventus are looking to bring Manchester United left-back Alex Telles into a swap deal tussle with Everton for midfielder Adrien Rabiot, reports claim.

Rabiot has been the subject of links with a move elsewhere since he moved from Paris Saint-Germain in the summer of 2019. Indeed, Everton and United have both reportedly held interest in the 26-year-old. But despite a solid season under manager Andrea Pirlo, those links have resurfaced.

Calciomercato claims that the Toffees and Juventus have already worked on a deal involving Rabiot and striker Moise Kean.

Kean, who signed for Everton from Juve, struggled to adapt but has enjoyed sensational form this season on loan at PSG.

His future at Goodison Park remains unclear, but manager Carlo Ancelotti has reportedly given his approval to the idea of letting him move back to his former club in return for Rabiot.

Both clubs are eyeing a straight swap, valuing their players at €50million (£43million), therefore earning profits in the deal.

However, a separate report from Calciomercato claims that Juve are looking to bring United into a swap deal battle, with Telles the Red Devils star to be used as bait.

Telles reportedly wants to leave Old Trafford after only one season, due to his lack of action. The Portuguese has struggled for minutes, with Luke Shaw’s return to top form keeping him in the team.

As such, Juve are open to the idea of offering Rabiot to United in the hope of landing Telles, who would replace Alex Sandro in Turin.

Rabiot has made 40 appearances in all competitions this season, including 28 Serie A games.


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AND THE REST FROM EURO PAPER TALK

Julian Draxler Paris Saint-Germain v Bayern Munich April 2021

Arsenal are in the hunt to sign PSG winger Julian Draxler, who has less than a year left on his contract. However, negotiations over an extension are failing and he will soon become a free agent. (Fussball Transfers)

Manchester City have joined the race for Fiorentina striker Dusan Vlahovic. Manchester United are also in the race. (Corrierre dello Sport)

Atletico Madrid have identified Aston Villa’s Emiliano Martinez as a goalkeeper target if Jan Oblak departs. (Fichajes)

Indeed, Chelsea are on the hunt for a new goalkeeper and Oblak could seek a new challenge at Stamford Bridge. (Fichajes)

Meanwhile, Atletico will study transfer target Rafa Mir – on loan from Wolves – in Thursday’s clash with Huesca. (AS)

ASTON VILLA EYE LINGARD RAID

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Aston Villa have made Jesse Lingard a transfer target in the event that Jack Grealish leaves this summer. (Todofichajes)

Real Madrid are dead set on returning Arsenal loanee Martin Odegaard to their first team next season. However, they could appease the Gunners by offering exciting youngster Takefusa Kubo on loan. (Don Balon)

Athletic Bilbao head coach Marcelino insists that he has “nothing to say” about links with a move to Tottenham. (Mundo Deportivo)

Everton have joined the race for Villarreal winger Samuel Chukwueze. West Ham and Arsenal have also recently shown interest. (La Razon)

EUROPEAN SUPER LEAGUE FALLOUT CONTINUES

UEFA could take action against departing Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward. The 49-year-old had access to ‘confidential information’ due to his roles working in European football. (L’Equipe)

UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin says that Barca are the club with whom he feels least disappointed with over the European Super League saga. (Sport)

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has revealed that one of the Premier League’s ‘Big Six’ had doubts about the European Super League, which led to the idea’s collapse. (El Larguero)

AC Milan technical director Paolo Maldini blocked CEO Ivan Gazidis from discussing the Super League plans with the club’s players on Monday. (La Repubblica)

BAYERN EYE RENNES RAID

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Sevilla are willing to offer attacker Papu Gomez and cash to the Toffees in the hope of signing James Rodriguez. (Fichajes)

Barcelona have already held discussions about signing Lyon winger Memphis Depay on a free transfer this summer. (Onze)

Bayern Munich have registered interest in Rennes midfielder Eduardo Camavinga. (France Football)

 

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