Euro Paper Talk: Woodward turns to £18m Reguilon alternative

Date published: Thursday 17th September 2020 12:18

Ed Woodward Manchester United TEAMtalk

Manchester United’s hunt for a new left-back is far from over, while three top European clubs all register interest in an Arsenal star – all in the latest Euro Paper Talk.

 

MAN UTD BACK IN LEFT-BACK HUNT

Manchester United have continued their hunt for a new left-back and could now target Porto’s Alex Telles, according to a report.

United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was keen to sign Real Madrid’s Sergio Reguilon. However his superiors were unwilling to accept Madrid’s demand of a buy-back clause for the 23-year-old.

As such, Tottenham are now closing in on a deal, with Reguilon undergoing a Spurs medical.

But according to A Bola (via The Guardian) United’s pursuit for a new left-back is not over.

Previous reports indicated that Telles, 27, remained on the Red Devils’ transfer shortlist. Indeed, those suggestions claimed Porto were willing to lower the Brazilian’s fee to €20million (£18million).

A Bola now claims that United, having learned of the cut-price fee, have Telles “back in their plans”. The latest report concretes the Brazilian’s drop in fee.

What’s more, the doors are “wide open” for Telles to seal a move to United before the October transfer deadline.

The full-back has entered the final year of his contract in Portugal, with Porto keen to earn a fee for the player while they still can.

 

AND THE REST FROM EURO PAPER TALK

Bayer Leverkusen, Schalke and Roma are all keen on signing £9million-rated Arsenal defender Sead Kolasinac (SPORTbild)

Meanwhile, the Gunners are in complex negotiations with Torino about a move for Lucas Torreira (Tuttosport)

Diego Carlos says he feels fully committed to Sevilla, amid reported interest from Manchester City (Cope Sevilla)

Thomas Tuchel says he cannot guarantee Julian Draxler’s future remains at Paris Saint-Germain (Goal)

Julian Draxler TEAMtalk

Fenerbahce are keen to sign Roma attacker Diego Perotti, who will cost £2.2million (Gianluca di Marzio)

Barcelona head coach Ronald Koeman says Luis Suarez will play if he does not leave the club (TV3)

Koeman must wait until Barca pay former boss Quique Setien compensation before he can sit in the dugout (Cadena Cope)

Lionel Messi scored twice on his first game back, as Barca beat Girona 3-1 in a pre-season friendly (Football Espana)

Lionel Messi Barcelona

Valencia boss Javi Gracia has clashed with his superiors over a move for Watford’s Etienne Capoue (Marca)

Everton are keen to sign Torino centre-back Bremer, with Carlo Ancelotti keen to bolster his ranks (Tuttosport)

Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker played a telling role in his side landing a deal for Marcelo Pitaluga (UOL)

Kalidou Koulibaly TEAMtalk

Manchester City have given Napoli until next Friday to close a deal for Kalidou Koulibaly (Calciomercato)

However, PSG have hit the front in the race for Koulibaly and the Senegalese could complete his move next week (Tuttosport)

Super-agent Mino Raiola believes Mario Balotelli will remain at a club in Europe (Tuttomercatoweb)

Chris Smalling feels disappointed that Manchester United did not try harder to seal a deal with Roma (Corrierre dello Sport)

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