Euro Paper Talk: Man Utd in huge striker boost as Serie A giants ‘won’t stand against’ big offer amid Tottenham twist; Arteta asks Arsenal to sign surprise forward
Man Utd have learned that one of their striker targets could be on the market in the summer, yet Tottenham are after him too, while Arsenal have set their sights on a new centre-forward themselves, according to Tuesday’s European transfer gossip.
JUVENTUS OPEN TO SELLING VLAHOVIC
Man Utd are among the clubs who could sign Dusan Vlahovic from Juventus in the summer, according to La Gazzetta Dello Sport.
Vlahovic is one of the strikers Man Utd have been giving serious consideration to amid their need for a new number nine. He may not be as in form as another Serie A target, Napoli’s Victor Osimhen, but still has high potential.
Therefore, Man Utd are keeping an eye on the Serbia international’s situation at Juventus. Despite his eight goals in 16 Serie A games this season, he hasn’t earned wholly positive reviews. Currently, he is on a four-game scoreless spell in the league.
Besides, the points deduction Juventus have received is putting their chances of Champions League qualification at serious risk. If they miss out on involvement in Europe’s top competition, Vlahovic might want to consider his future.
La Gazzetta Dello Sport provides an update on Tuesday, revealing that Juventus “won’t stand against” a “big-money offer” for Vlahovic in the summer.
However, things could change over the coming weeks if Vlahovic gets back towards his best form.
For the time being, several other clubs are keeping tabs on him in case he becomes available. Other than Man Utd, the report names Tottenham Hotspur and Bayern Munich as potential contenders to sign him.
Tottenham would theoretically only need to move for Vlahovic if they sell Harry Kane, who is another potential Man Utd target. Hence, Spurs’ interest shouldn’t necessarily worry United too much, since it could mean they end up with Kane instead.
Vlahovic also on Real Madrid radar
Elsewhere, Vlahovic is also being thought about by Real Madrid as a potential striker target, according to Tutto Juve.
The 23-year-old certainly has his options open for the future. His contract with Juventus is due to last until 2026, but he could be on the move before then.
During his time in Turin, Vlahovic has scored 19 goals from 45 appearances in all competitions. Previously, he scored 49 goals from 108 appearances for Fiorentina.
Despite never playing in the Premier League before, he could be a good option for Man Utd to consider.
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ARSENAL WANT ASTON VILLA ATTACKER
Mikel Arteta has asked Arsenal to make an attempt for the signing of Aston Villa striker, Ollie Watkins. (SportItalia)
PSG are in the race to sign Tottenham striker, Harry Kane, whereas Manchester City are not. (Le 10 Sport)
Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah is also on PSG’s shortlist in case Lionel Messi departs. (Rudy Galetti)
Arsenal are willing to sign Marco Asensio on a free transfer after his contract with Real Madrid expires, yet Barcelona are in pole position. (Diario Sport)
Newcastle have made Napoli sensation Khvicha Kvarateskhelia one of their top summer targets. (Rudy Galetti)
Josko Gvardiol will become the world’s most expensive centre-back ever if he joins Liverpool, Chelsea or Manchester City. (Fabrizio Romano)
Arsenal attacker Reiss Nelson is on the radar of Nice, although he could extend his contract. (CBS Sports)
Tottenham head coach Antonio Conte could return to either of his former clubs, Juventus or Inter Milan, in the summer. (Alfio Musmarra)
QUARTET CHASE MAN CITY STAR
Barcelona are interested in Manchester City defender Aymeric Laporte for six reasons, including his experience in both La Liga and the Premier League. (Mundo Deportivo)
Juventus, Inter and Roma are alternatively interested in taking Laporte to Serie A. (Calciomercato.it)
Newcastle have gathered positive scouting reports about Fenerbahce full-back, Ferdi Kadioglu. (Takvim)
Brighton, Milan and Napoli are also showing an interest in Kadioglu. (Fanatik)
Newcastle are showing an interest in Leeds centre-back Robin Koch, who is considering his future at Elland Road. (Sport1)
West Ham have flattered Jose Mourinho with an offer to become their next manager, but he remains focused on Roma. (LaRoma24)
However, Roma have identified ex-Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel as a potential successor to Mourinho in case he does leave. (Gazzetta Dello Sport)
Leicester City are looking to refresh their midfield in the summer in case Youri Tielemans and James Maddison leave. (Fabrizio Romano)
For example, the Foxes are keen on a free transfer for Borussia Dortmund’s Mahmoud Dahoud, as are Sevilla, Real Betis, Napoli and Arsenal. (Sky Deutschland)
AND THE REST
Barcelona are working on a return for Lionel Messi after his contract with Paris Saint-Germain expires. (Cadena Ser)
Meanwhile, PSG are willing to sell Neymar at the end of the season. (L’Equipe)
Everton loanee Moise Kean might have damaged his chances of a permanent move to Juventus after his red card against Roma on Sunday. (Gazzetta Dello Sport)
Inter Milan have made contact with Barcelona about signing Samuel Umtiti after his loan spell at Lecce. (Mundo Deportivo)
Atletico Madrid are keen on Girona full-back, Arnau Martinez. (AS)
Napoli are going to pay €12m to Hellas Verona to sign Giovanni Simeone on a permanent basis. (Il Mattino)
Sevilla have contacted Freiburg striker Roland Sallai to let him know they will want him if they stay in La Liga. (Tuttomercatoweb)
Barcelona midfield prospect Toni Caravaca has become of interest to Napoli. (Diario Sport)
Fiorentina, Atalanta and Bologna are watching AZ Alkmaar midfielder, Tijani Reijnders. (Tuttomercatoweb)