Euro Paper Talk: Man Utd make €45m offer for centre-back voted ‘best in Serie A’

Date published: Friday 4th June 2021 12:36 - Robert McCarthy

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Man Utd have made a €45m offer for a defender voted the best in Serie A this season, while Antonio Conte wants to sign a Roma full-back if he lands the Tottenham job  – all in Friday’s Euro transfer gossip.

MAN UTD MAKE BID FOR SERIE A DEFENDER

Manchester United are reportedly in talks to sign a Juventus centre-back voted the best in Serie A this past season.

The Red Devils have been in the hunt for a new partner for Harry Maguire for more than a year. The likes of Raphael Varane and Pau Torres have been mooted as major targets.

However, a report in La Gazzetta dello Sport claims that United want to do a deal for Cristian Romero, who has been on loan at Atalanta from Juve.

Romero, who is known for his speed and strength, is viewed as a perfect partner for Maguire. However, Atalanta are expected to take up their option to sign the player permanently for €16m.

The report adds that the Serie A side would then sell Romero to United after they lodged a €45m bid for the defender.

That would represent a new record sale for Atalanta, who sold Amad Diallo to the Red Devils for €40m last summer.

Romero won the ‘best Serie A defender’ award for the 2020/21 season and according to the report, Tottenham and Liverpool have also enquired about his availability.

However, United are very much seen as the frontrunner for the defender’s signature at this stage.


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CONTE TARGETS TOTTENHAM DEFENSIVE SIGNING

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Antonio Conte wants to sign AS Roma defender Alessandro Florenzi if he gets the Tottenham job. (Calciomercato)

Manchester United and Barcelona are ready to battle it out for Villarreal forward Gerard Moreno. (Fichajes)

Arsenal are mulling over an approach for Ajax defender Noussair Mazraoui. (Estadio Deportivo)

Inter have opened talks to sign Chelsea star Emerson Palmieri, while Achraf Hakimi has reached a verbal agreement with PSG. (La Gazzetta dello Sport)

Arsenal have not given up hope of signing Real Madrid midfielder Martin Odegaard this summer. (Fichajes)

Eden Hazard has expressed his excitement after the appointment of new Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti, insisting “it’s good news for me”.

EVERTON CHASING PSV FULL-BACK

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Everton have PSV full-back Denzel Dumfries on their radar. (VI)

France striker Olivier Giroud is set to choose AC Milan when his contract with Chelsea expires. (Gazzetta dello Sport)

Juventus and PSG are in the race to sign Sassuolo midfielder Manuel Locatelli this summer. (Gazzetta dello Sport)

Fiorentina are interested in signing midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko on loan from Chelsea this summer. (Fabrizio Romano)

Barcelona could be willing to sell Ilaix Moriba this summer to help ease their financial problems. (Mundo Deportivo)

Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone is close to agreeing a two-year contract extension to 2024. (Cadena Cope)

MORE EURO TRANSFER GOSSIP

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AC Milan have resumed talks to extend Hakan Calhanoglu’s expiring contract. (Sky Sport Italia)

Sevilla may try to bring Alexis Sanchez back to Spain with Inter Milan eager to rid themselves of his wages. (Sport)

French champions Lille want to name Patrick Vieira as successor to former boss Christophe Galtier. (L’Equipe)

Antalyaspor have announced that Lukas Podolski will leave them this summer following a two-year stint with the Turkish club.

Kevin Strootman could return to Serie A with Genoa and Cagliari battling to secure his services. (Football Italia)

Roma are looking to sign AZ Alkmaar midfielder Teun Koopmeiners. (Gazzetta dello Sport)

 

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