Manchester United believe only one thing is stopping them signing Jadon Sancho this summer, while an Arsenal and Tottenham target is available for €50m, according to Friday’s Euro Paper Talk.
MAN UTD GROWING CONFIDENT OF SEALING SANCHO DEAL
Manchester United are reportedly confident of beating their rivals to Borussia Dortmund ace Jadon Sancho, as long as they secure Champions League football.
The Red Devils are ready to splash the cash in the summer transfer window to cut the gap to the likes of Liverpool and Manchester City at the top of the table.
United have been linked with numerous players, with the likes of Sancho, Harry Kane, Kalidou Koulibaly, Jack Grealish and James Maddison all on their shopping list.
But according to the Daily Mirror, United feel they will be able to bring England winger Sancho to Old Trafford if they secure Champions League football – when the season eventually gets back underway.
The report adds that PSG are the biggest rivals to United for the 19-year-old, although the Red Devils feel they have the financial mite to outmuscle their French rivals.
It is claimed that Dortmund are willing to let Sancho go if they receive a bumper offer, with the Bundesliga side looking for around £130m a -a figure that it is not expected to put United off.
Indeed, Dortmund’s Hans-Joachim Watzke has been vocal on Sancho’s future, insisting the winger can leave if he wishes to do so.
“Jadon is a great, great talent, maybe the greatest talent in Europe currently of players under the age of 21,” Watzke said.
“In my opinion, he has the potential to become one of the two or three best players in the world in the years to come.
“If one day he comes to us and says that he wants to leave the club, then we’ll discuss it.”
United are currently fifth in the Premier League, just three points behind Chelsea in fourth, but with the Premier League season not expected to get back underway until April 4 at the earliest everything is up in the air at the moment.
AND THE REST
Napoli are ‘ready to sell’ Arsenal and Tottenham strike target Arkadiusz Milik for €50m (Gazzetta dello Sport)
Manchester United are planning to launch a summer bid for Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly (Don Balon)
Juventus are among those keen on landing Chelsea forward Willian when he hits free agency (Tuttosport)
Everton are eyeing up a summer move for Torino defender Nicolas N’Koulou (Torino Granata)
Napoli have emerged as the frontrunners to sign Luka Jovic from Real Madrid (AS)
Samuel Eto’o is confident Lionel Messi will extend his contract at Barcelona and finish his career at the club (Football Espana)
Real Madrid are already planning their summer signings and have identified Real Betis playmaker Nabil Fekir as a transfer target (fichajes.net)
Juventus have turned their attentions on promising Lille defender Gabriel (Sport Mediaset)
Inter Milan star Christian Eriksen has been forced to move because of the Coronavirus outbreak, as the hotel he resided in has closed (La Repubblica)
Inter Milan will take up the option to sign Stefano Sensi on a permanent deal this summer (Calciomercato)