Euro Paper Talk: Man Utd cleared to sign 109-goal striker in bargain deal

Date published: Thursday 4th June 2020 12:26 - Jonny Whitfield

Manchester United learn of a cut-price fee for a strike target, while Arsenal ready a £23million bid for a midfielder – all in the latest Euro Paper Talk.



Manchester United striker target Raul Jimenez will be available for €20million (£18million) when the transfer window re-opens, according to a report.

The Wolves marksman has become arguably his side’s best player since his arrival, scoring 39 goals in 88 appearances.

Indeed, reports say his performances have not gone unnoticed with United and Juventus, among others, keen on his signature.

Previous reports said Wolves are keen to make a profit if they did sell Jimenez, but TuttoJuve claim that is not the case.

The source says Wolves have put an £18million price tag on the striker’s head, likely lower due to the impact of football’s postponement in recent months.

TuttoJuve also says that Wolves could propose a swap deal with Juve involving Gonzalo Higuin, who wants to leave Turin.

While Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has pushed a new striker down his list of priorities after Odion Ighalo’s extension, he is reportedly still eyeing up targets.

Jimenez has scored 109 goals in his career so far, with 39 strikes coming in spells for CF America and Atletico Madrid.



Arsenal are ready to meet Feyenoord’s valuation of midfielder Orkun Kokcu with a £23million bid (Voetball International)

AC Milan have included Celtic’s Kristoffer Ajer in a list of targets for a defensive addition (Tuttosport)

Pep Guardiola has spoken to Milan midfielder Ismael Bennacer about moving to Manchester City (RMC Sport)

Newcastle are yet to make a decision about the future of Inter Milan loanee Valentino Lazaro (Tuttomercatoweb)

Benfica say the sale of goalkeeper Odysseas Vlachodimos – a target for the Magpies – is non-negotiable (A Bola)

Everton have lined up a contract worth €6million a year for top midfield target Allan (Cronache di Napoli)

Arsenal have made contact with Zenit St Petersburg over the availability of attacking sensation Sardar Azmoun (Area Napoli)

The Gunners have been told to stump up at least €40million for Roma winger Justin Kluivert (Gazzetta dello Sport)


West Ham midfielder Pablo Fornals believes the first three matches of the Premier League return will be tough (Radio Marca)

Juventus are considering the sales of Daniele Rugani and Mattia De Sciglio (Calciomercato)

Lionel Messi trained on his own but will be fit for Barcelona’s return to action later this month (AS)

Barca are in control of the future of Man City youngster Eric Garcia, whose contract expires next summer (Sport)

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Real Betis striker Loren Moron  – linked with Tottenham – has agreed a new deal with the Spanish club (Estadio Deportivo)

Real Madrid Castilla coach Raul Gonzalez is a candidate for Schalke for under-fire boss David Wagner (AS)

Inter Milan midfielder Christian Eriksen has convinced Antonio Conte to start him when Serie A resumes (Gazzetta dello Sport)

Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain has agreed to end the season on a high before leaving Turin (Gazzetta dello Sport)

Turkish side Trabzonspor are eyeing a move for Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana (Fotomac)

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