Manchester United are plotting a South American striker raid in January, while Leeds are preparing to go back in for an exciting midfielder – all in the latest Euro Paper Talk.
MAN UTD PREPARE STRIKER MOVE
Manchester United are readying a January move for Valencia striker Maxi Gomez to replace Edinson Cavani, according to a report.
Cavani moved to Old Trafford on deadline day in October, after over three months as a free agent. The Uruguayan has made five appearances so far, scoring his first goal against Everton on Saturday.
However, the 33-year-old only joined on a one year deal and, despite the 12-month extension option in his contract, Cavani is not a long-term signing for the Red Devils.
Indeed, United had targeted a move for Jadon Sancho for several months. But after failing to agree a transfer, Cavani was seemingly their last resort.
Despite the continued potential of a move for Sancho, however, Todofichajes claims that Gomez is on United’s radar.
Cavani’s fellow Uruguayan has reportedly dreamed of a move to Old Trafford since his Celta Vigo days.
The 24-year-old moved across Spain from Celta last summer, scoring 10 goals and assisting four others in 43 matches in his debut campaign.
Todofichajes adds that there is a real chance of Gomez leaving, given Valencia’s financial problems. The LaLiga side sold Ferran Torres and Rodrigo in the summer but still face hardship.
Despite those issues, the price of a deal for Gomez remains unclear.
The striker reportedly has a €140million (£120million) release clause in his contract but Valencia, even with their current struggles, would not accept an offer of €50million (£44million).
In any case, the plan at United is to bring Gomez in and allow him to fill Cavani’s space when the forward leaves, with a South American club linked with a move.
AND THE REST FROM EURO PAPER TALK
Leeds are considering a new move for Udinese star Rodrigo de Paul (Don Balon)
Richarlison has revealed that Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti thinks he is one of the best strikers he has worked with (Globo Esporte)
Real Madrid defender Dani Carvajal says that the players will back boss Zinedine Zidane to the hilt (Marca)
Meanwhile, recent Toffees recruit says that a series of “bad things” led to his summer exit from Napoli (Globo Esporte)
Juventus are considering a swap deal with Paris Saint-Germain for Neymar (Tuttomercatoweb)
Barcelona, meanwhile, believe they overpaid Neymar due to a tax miscalculation and want a €10million refund (El Mundo)
Man Utd have placed Reims striker Boulaye Dia on their watch list ahead of a potential move (Todofichajes)
Cristiano Ronaldo is considering a return to Old Trafford after United made an offer (Fox Sports)
As for new signings, Bayern are considering a move for Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Denis Zakaria (Bild)
Barcelona will press ahead with plans to sign Eric Garcia and Memhis Depay in January (Goal)
But Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas says that he has no plans to let winger Depay leave the club (RMC Sport)
Barca goalkeeper Marc-Andre Ter Stegen has declared that he had no doubts about signing a contract extension (Cope)
Said Benrahma’s former Nice team-mate Lorenzo Vinci has labelled the winger a “true magician” (Actufoot)