Euro Paper Talk: Man Utd rival two heavyweights for Europa League nemesis

Date published: Wednesday 2nd June 2021 12:28 - Samuel Bannister

Manchester United have been linked with a striker who scored against them in this season’s Europa League, while two Arsenal players could leave to the same destination – according to Wednesday’s Euro transfer gossip.

MAN UTD WANT GERARD MORENO

Manchester United are ready to make a move for Villarreal striker Gerard Moreno after facing him in the Europa League final, according to Fichajes.

United left Gdansk with disappointment after losing on penalties to the Spanish side. It extended their wait to get back to winning trophies and left them considering how to strengthen in the summer.

The club have decided to keep their faith in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and will back him in the transfer market. And it seems one man who they came up against in the European final is now on their radar.

Fichajes claim that Gerard, who scored Villarreal’s goal in the 1-1 draw in normal time and converted their first penalty in the shootout, is now wanted by United.

The Red Devils are looking for a new centre-forward despite tying Edinson Cavani down to another year of contract. They have been linked with big-money moves for Harry Kane or Erling Haaland, but Gerard would be easier to acquire.

The Spain striker is 29 years old and has a contract until 2023. His market value will be on the up after his Europa League success and could rise further if he performs well at Euro 2020. But he will still be a cheaper alternative to Kane or Haaland.

United are not alone, though, as Barcelona and Atletico Madrid are also interested.

Earlier this week, West Ham and Newcastle were linked with Gerard, but it seems he could be aiming higher.


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ARSENAL MISFITS OFFERED SAME ESCAPE ROUTE

William Saliba speaks to the press, Nice

Marseille are keen to sign William Saliba as well as Matteo Guendouzi in a double raid on Arsenal. (L’Equipe)

Real Madrid cannot meet Raphael Varane’s demands for a new contract and are aware of offers from Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain. (AS)

Indeed, the Spanish giants have accepted that Varane will leave and have set an asking price of €35m. (COPE)

Manchester City have approached the agent of Eintracht Frankfurt striker Andre Silva, who could cost €40m. (SportBILD)

Arsenal and Chelsea are battling Inter Milan for a pre-contract agreement with Santos wonderkid Kaio Jorge. (TNT Sports)

Meanwhile, Inter are accelerating their plans to replace Ashley Young with Chelsea’s Emerson Palmieri. (Sky Sport Italia)

Leicester want to sign Bayer Leverkusen defender Jonathan Tah for less than his €35m release clause. (SportBILD)

PREM PAIR WANT BARCA MAN

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West Ham and Southampton are both close to finding an agreement with Barcelona for full-back Junior Firpo. (Diario Sport)

Chelsea and Man Utd have made contact for Bayer Leverkusen centre-back Edmond Tapsoba. However, Arsenal have been ruled out due to their low Premier League finish. (SportBILD)

Inter Milan pose a threat to Leicester City in the race for Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard, even though the Foxes are favourites. (Calciomercato)

Sevilla will ask for at least €65m to sell prized asset Jules Kounde this summer. (Mundo Deportivo)

Diogo Dalot has delayed a decision about his Manchester United future until after Euro 2020. (Record)

Wolfsburg have appointed Mark Van Bommel as their new manager. (Official)

AND MORE EURO TRANSFER GOSSIP

Sergio Aguero rejected a more lucrative offer from Juventus before signing for Barcelona. (Mundo Deportivo)

Barcelona have activated their option to sign Emerson Royal from Real Betis. (Official)

Bayern Munich still dream of signing Callum Hudson-Odoi from Chelsea. (SportBILD)

Patrick Van Aanholt is in talks with Fenerbahce over a move as a free agent after leaving Crystal Palace. (VOLE)

Sergio Ramos is trying to convince Real Madrid teammates not to take paycuts, as he thinks the club will then make a big-money move for Kylian Mbappe. (El Transistor)

Moise Kean wants to return to Juventus from Everton, despite PSG asking to extend his loan by another year. (Fabrizio Romano)

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