Euro Paper Talk: Man Utd, Liverpool threatened by fresh Tottenham interest in dynamic La Liga talent; Chelsea revive pursuit of Barcelona forward

Pablo Barrios and Gabri Veiga

Five Premier League clubs are competing for the signing of rising La Liga star Gabri Veiga, while Chelsea are making new plans to bid for a Barcelona attacker – all in Thursday’s Euro transfer gossip.


Tottenham have initiated their own pursuit of in-demand Celta Vigo midfielder Gabri Veiga, joining Liverpool, Newcastle and both Manchester clubs in a transfer battle.

That’s according to Atlantico, a source local to Veiga’s current club, which also reveals that AC Milan and Napoli are battling to take the Spaniard to Serie A instead.

Veiga has taken La Liga by storm in recent months after cementing his place in the Celta Vigo first team. A summer transfer is now expected, potentially to the Premier League.

Arsenal have been named as one of his dream destinations, but according to Atlantico, his five suitors in the Premier League are different. It is claimed that Man Utd, Man City, Liverpool, Newcastle and Tottenham are on Veiga’s trail and have confirmed their interest.

All of them have been linked with Veiga in recent weeks, seemingly apart from Tottenham, whose interest appears to be the most fresh (but not necessarily the most concrete).

To get their man, Veiga’s suitors will have to meet his €40million release clause, which equates to somewhere around £35.2m.

The report does not indicate which of the seven interested parties might be in the lead for Veiga as things stand. Clearly, he can keep his options open as he plots the next step of his career.

This season, the 20-year-old has made 26 appearances in the Spanish top flight, scoring nine goals. Although his contract with Celta Vigo is due to last until 2026, a €40m bid by any of his admirers will leave his current club powerless to keep him.

Man Utd are looking to add another creative midfielder this summer, while Liverpool are planning to invest in three new players in that territory.

Man City might need a successor to Ilkay Gundogan, and Newcastle will be aiming to improve their squad further after their ascent up the Premier League table.

Tottenham, finally, are looking for cover for the injured Rodrigo Bentancur, but will have some off-field vacancies to fill first.

Veiga will have to assess all of his options before committing to his next club, but he could have a chance of entering English football within the coming months.


Barcelona winger Raphinha

Chelsea are back in the race for Barcelona winger Raphinha, formerly of Leeds United. (Diario Sport)

Man Utd, Tottenham and Bayern Munich are the most informed clubs in the race for Barcelona winger Ansu Fati, but the player has rejected them all. (Mundo Deportivo)

Leeds United are in contact for Belgian midfielder Mandela Keita, as are Norwich City and Blackburn Rovers. (Het Nieuwsblad)

Man City have intensified talks for RB Leipzig defender Josko Gvardiol, whose €100m valuation could reduce. (Sport Bild)

Arsenal have set a £35m asking price for RB Leipzig target Folarin Balogun after his impressive loan spell at Reims. (Sky Sports Germany)

Man City will be able to sign Inter defender Alessandro Bastoni with a €55m bid in the summer. (Inter Live)

Borussia Dortmund are still hopeful of keeping Man City, Real Madrid and Man Utd target Jude Bellingham. (Sport1)


Newcastle have revived their interest in striker Hugo Ekitike, who is currently on loan at PSG from Reims. (L’Equipe)

Arsenal are among the clubs chasing Crystal Palace forward Wilfried Zaha on a free transfer. (Foot Mercato)

Lionel Messi has asked Barcelona to sign ex-Real Madrid winger Angel Di Maria if he returns to the club. (Tuttosport)

Newcastle have been scouting Fenerbahce starlet and Arsenal target Arda Guler. (Turkish-Football)

Bayern Munich could consider selling ex-Liverpool forward Sadio Mane after he punched teammate Leroy Sane. (Sky Sports Germany)

Leeds have turned their attention to Colombian striker Julian Quinones as a new attacking target. (Soy Futbol)

Rangers have become the favourites to sign Pablo Torre on loan from Barcelona. (Mundo Deportivo)


Atalanta are looking at West Ham striker Gianluca Scamacca as a potential replacement for Duvan Zapata or Rasmus Hojlund. (Il Giorno)

Barcelona have made Man City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan their top target in his position. (Diario Sport)

The father of Alexis Mac Allister says it is likely the Brighton midfielder will be on the move in the next transfer window. (Bolavip)

Bayern Munich will sign RB Leipzig midfielder Konrad Laimer to a contract until 2027 when he joins for free in the summer. (Bild)

Borussia Monchengladbach have confirmed that Marcus Thuram and Ramy Bensebaini will leave when their contracts expire at the end of the season. (Official)

Galatasaray and Besiktas are looking at ex-Everton midfielder James Rodriguez, who has terminated his contract with Olympiacos. (AS)

Lyon midfielder Houssem Aouar has undergone a medical with Roma ahead of a possible free transfer. (Calciomercato)