Manchester United are willing to trump rival offers for a Spain star, while Real Madrid want Arsenal to show interest in a club outcast – all in the latest Euro Paper Talk.
MAN UTD PREPARING OLMO OFFER
Manchester United are willing to offer €40million (£35million) to sign RB Leipzig midfielder Dani Olmo, according to a report.
Don Balon claims that the Spaniard is one of United’s ‘great desires’ alongside Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho.
As such, the Red Devils have reportedly set aside a lump sum as they prepare for a battle with Barcelona and Real Madrid.
Indeed, both Spanish clubs have entered a ‘war’ for the 22-year-old in recent months, each sending a proposal to Leipzig.
However, the source adds that United’s offer would instantly trump that of their rivals. The other key for United is offering Olmo significant game time, something which Barca and Madrid cannot guarantee.
What’s more, Olmo would reportedly feel ‘convinced’ by the Old Trafford offer, should it come in.
In any case, Olmo reportedly wants to leave Leipzig and feels he has the potential to thrive at a ‘great’ club in Europe.
The midfielder only moved to Leipzig in January, scoring three goals and notching one assist in all competitions. Overall, though, including his half-season at Dianmo Zagreb, he netted 13 times and laid on eight other strikes.
Olmo’s form last season led to his first Spain call-up in November and he has since played seven other games for his country. Indeed, he has featured in all three of Spain’s fixtures during the current international break.
The midfielder revealed in March that he turned down Premier League offers in January, amid his move to Germany.
AND THE REST FROM EURO PAPER TALK
Real Madrid are waiting for Arsenal to show interest in Everton target Isco, who is free to leave the Spanish capital (El Confidencial)
But Everton chiefs feel that Isco could enjoy similar success to James Rodriguez at Goodison Park (Don Balon)
Bayern Munich are running out of time to sign Dayot Upamecano, amid interest from Liverpool and Manchester United (SportBild)
Jadon Sancho has told Borussia Dortmund that he wants the club to rekindle talks with United (Todofichajes)
United, Liverpool and Arsenal are among the clubs watching Ousmane Demele’s situation closely (Don Balon)
But Christian Eriksen is only Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta’s third choice target in his hunt for an attacking midfielder (FC Inter News)
AC Milan have told Manchester City that €50million is the starting price in negotiations for Ismael Bennacer (Todofichajes)
Liverpool are ready to do battle with Madrid for the signing of Kylian Mbappe (Sport)
Meanwhile, Spain boss Luis Enrique hopes that Ramos’ latest injury is only a minor issue (Goal)
But in any case, Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane faces new selection troubles in defence (AS)
Barcelona head coach Ronald Koeman cannot believe goalkeeper Marc-Andre Ter Stegen’s absence from the Germany squad after the 6-0 thrashing by Spain (Don Balon)
Juventus have reached an agreement with Ajax to sign midfielder Ryan Gravenberch (Todofichajes)
Eduardo Camavinga could also move to Juve, turning down a move to Madrid in the process (Todofichajes)
Monaco midfielder Cesc Fabregas says he has no relationship with Man City boss Pep Guardiola (ESPN)