Euro Paper Talk: Man Utd hold talks with Salzburg midfielder as pressure grows on Van de Beek

Date published: Thursday 29th October 2020 12:20

Manchester United have joined the race for an Arsenal midfield target, while a relative of one Tottenham star has gone public with his future plans – all in Thursday’s European papers.

 

SOLSKJAER ASKS FOR SZOBOSZLAI

Manchester United have joined the race for Arsenal target Dominik Szoboszlai, according to reports.

Szoboszlai has emerged as a key player for RB Salzburg in recent seasons, but decided to stay with them this summer. He had been suggested as a possible target for Arsenal.

The Hungary international chose to continue his development in Austria in the short-term. However, reports have suggested Arsenal remain interested, with one eye on the January transfer window.

They are not the only ones, though. According to Todofichajes, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has requested that Man Utd make a move for him in January.

Solskjaer already has plenty of midfield options at his disposal, but has struggled to accommodate new signing Donny van de Beek so far this season.

The report claims he sees Szoboszlai as a better fit for United. Therefore, they will negotiate with Salzburg for his transfer in the winter.

The Austrian club want to keep their prize asset, but his contract only has two years left on it. Therefore, the could sell while they can still command a decent price – with their starting point set at €30m.

United are not the only new contender for Szoboszlai, either. According to Mundo Deportivo, Atletico Madrid have also added their interest.

Szoboszlai scored against Atletico for Salzburg in the Champions League on Tuesday- and he was already on their agenda before that. PSG and Napoli are also mentioned as potential suitors.

 

 

 

ALDERWEIRELD PLANS EMERGE

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Toby Alderweireld’s father expects the Tottenham defender to finish his career “closer to home” after his contract expires in 2023. (Gazet van Antwerpen)

Kylian Mbappe will not renew his contract at PSG and could therefore leave next summer. Real Madrid want to sign him in a €100m deal that could double its price tag in add-ons, but PSG would want Karim Benzema or Lucas Vazquez in return. (Todofichajes)

Leicester want to sign Marseille winger Florian Thauvin when his contract expires next summer. (Todofichajes)

Napoli have made two approaches for Chelsea left-back Emerson Palmieri, who is their “dream” target. However, the €25m asking price could lead them to move on to other targets. (Radio Kiss Kiss Napoli)

USA international striker Timothy Weah could join Saint-Ettiene on loan from Lille. (L’Equipe)

Genoa could take former Milan striker M’Baye Niang back to Serie A from Rennes. (Calciomercato)

MILAN TO BID FOR LIVERPOOL TARGET

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AC Milan are lining up an approach for Schalke defender Ozan Kabak, who has been linked with Liverpool. (Gazzetta Dello Sport)

Divock Origi could join Club Brugge on loan in January after falling down the pecking order at Anfield. (Voetbal Nieuws)

Manchester United have moved ahead of Real Madrid in the race for RB Leipzig defender Dayot Upamecano. (Don Balon)

David Alaba could leave Bayern Munich for free next summer, with contract negotiations making little progress. Liverpool have been linked. (Bild)

Manchester United are willing to offer Hakan Calhanoglu a five-year contract worth €3m-per-season to sign him from Milan. (Gazzetta Dello Sport)

Milan rejected an offer from Wolves for Portuguese forward Rafael Leao during the summer. (Calciomercato)

BARCELONA WANTED AGUERO

Barcelona wanted to sign Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero in 2011 and 2014. (ESPN Deportes)

PSG are considering a bid for Milan keeper Gianluigi Donnarumma as he struggles to agree a new contract. (Corriere Della Sera)

Gremio want to swoop for Sampdoria star Gaston Ramirez, with a €5m deal possible even though the Italian side are reluctant to sell. (Calciomercato)

Karim Benzema has denied claims from Telefoot that he told Real Madrid teammate Ferland Mendy not to pass to Vinicius Jr. (Various)

Barcelona have identified fellow Dutch striker Donyell Malen as an alternative target to Memphis Depay. (Mundo Deportivo)


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NEW JOB FOR POCHETTINO?

Zenit St Petersburg have made contact with former Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino. (Championat)

Juventus could reignite their interest in Sassuolo midfielder Manuel Locatelli in January. (Calciomercato)

Patrick Cutrone could leave Fiorentina in January, just a year after joining them from Wolves. (Calciomercato)

Juventus will make a move for unsettled Real Madrid midfielder Isco in January. (Don Diario)

In turn, Madrid could also offer Vinicius to Juventus in a swap bid for Paulo Dybala, who has also been linked with Chelsea and Manchester United. (Don Balon)

 

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