Manchester United are readying an under-the-radar double €88m swoop on LaLiga, Leeds target Rodrigo de Paul prefers a move elsewhere and Thiago Alcantara has made his transfer choice, according to Thursday’s Euro Paper Talk.
REGUILON, DEMBELE SET FOR MAN UTD MOVES
Manchester United are expected to further beef up their squad with an exciting double deal from Spain.
Fresh after landing Donny van de Beek, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is now reportedly looking to stars from Real Madrid and Barcelona.
As per Don Balon, United have been given the green light to sign Ousmane Dembele for a reduced €70m. The World Cup winner has struggled to find his best form at Barcelona since joining from Dortmund in 2017.
Dembele was bought for an initial €105m but can leave if his asking price is met. Now the Spanish source claims Solskjaer and Co have submitted an offer to bring the player to Old Trafford.
Dembele has had his issues with injuries, but when at his best, the deal could prove a bargain. Hopes of landing Jadon Sancho appear to be fading fast and it’s reported that, privately, United have drawn up plans for alternatives.
Douglas Costa is another name on United’s radar. However, the €60m Juventus are asking has put United off, given his age.
Instead, a deal for Dembele looks far more appealing and it’s believed United are keen.
In addition, AS reports a ‘very interesting offer has arrived from Man Utd in recent days’ for Sergio Reguilon. The Real Madrid left-back shined during Sevilla’s run to Europa League glory while on loan at the Andalusian club.
However, Real do still plan to offload Reguilon this summer and are seeking €25m for the 23-year-old. However, the Spanish paper claims United’s offer is around €18m. The LaLiga champions are considering the proposal and are of the mind to accept.
DE PAUL WANTS JUVE OVER LEEDS
Udinese midfielder Rodrigo De Paul is stalling on a transfer to Leeds United because he’d prefer a move to Juventus. (Calciomercato)
Bayern Munich are urging Manchester United to open talks for Thiago Alcantara. (ESPN)
However, the Spain midfielder would prefer to sign for Liverpool as he feels there is less competition in Jurgen Klopp’s squad. (Bild)
Manchester City are planning an improved offer to Napoli for Kalidou Koulibaly this week and have agreed to double the defender’s salary. (France Football)
Kai Havertz’s medical with Chelsea will take place on Saturday and they plan to announce him as their player soon after. (Sky Deutschland)
VILLA TO SELL GUILBERT
Aston Villa plan to sell French right-back Frederic Guilbert, just a year after signing him from Caen. (L’Equipe)
Donny van de Beek’s agent claims the new Manchester United player had an agreement to join Real Madrid before the Covid-19 pandemic. (Marca)
Watford have accepted a €22m bid from Everton for Abdoulaye Doucoure. The French midfielder will undergo a medical on Thursday and will sign a four-year deal. (Telefoot Chaine)
Torino are favourites to sign Lucas Torreira after Fiorentina dropped their interest in the Arsenal midfielder. (Sport Italia)
Juventus have made Luis Suarez their No 1 striker target after cooling interest in Edin Dzeko. (Sky Italia)
Roma are on the verge of signing Chris Smalling on another loan deal but with an obligation to buy for €12m next summer. (Gianluca Di Marzio)
AND MORE FROM EURO PAPER TALK
PSG have turned down the chance to sign unwanted midfielder Matteo Guendouzi from Arsenal. (Telefoot)
Real Betis are closing in on a deal to sign Granada goalkeeper Rui Silva for next summer. (Canal Sur)
Lionel Messi is considering a U-turn over his future and could now stay at Barcelona. (TyC Sports)
Inter Milan have an agreement to sign Aleksandar Kolarov and will pay Roma €1m plus bonuses. (Sky Italia)