Manchester United have made an enquiry about signing a 23-goal forward, while Chelsea are ready to sell N’Golo Kante to Real Madrid – all in Friday’s Euro Paper Talk.
MAN UTD MAKE ENQUIRY FOR PROLIFIC ATTACKER
Manchester United have reportedly made an enquiry to sign Gent forward Jonathan David this summer.
That’s per a report from Belgian publication HLN, who suggest the Red Devils are one of six clubs interested in signing the exciting Canadian attacker.
Both Arsenal and Newcastle are also believed to be in the market for the 20-year-old hotshot, with the latter recently tipped to win the race for signature – when their Saudi takeover goes through.
Ajax, Inter Milan and Porto are reported to be in the running for a player who has netted 23 times for Gent in all compeitions this season, and also has scored 11 goals in 12 games for his country.
David is aware of the speculation surrounding his future but previously said he was keen on a move to the German Bundesliga, if he was to take the “next step” in his career.
“I never knew big clubs would be interested in me so early,” he said. “It’s overwhelming, but I think I can make the next step.
“It’s time for me to move and go somewhere where I can keep developing and get to the potential that I have.
“The league that would suit me the most right now is the Bundesliga. It’s similar to the Belgian league in terms of the tempo and the physicality, but obviously the quality is higher in Germany and there is more competition.”
The reports states that the Red Devils have already opened initial exploratory talks with David’s club, although they will have to bid bigger than the €25m (£22.4m) deal on offer to get their man.
MORE EURO GOSSIP
Manchester United are likely to sign Ajax midfielder Donny van de Beek which will free up a future move for Paul Pogba to Real Madrid (Football Espana)
Barcelona are looking at defenders at Tottenham and Chelsea that could be included in a potential swap deal for Philippe Coutinho (Sport)
Lautaro Martinez has heaped the pressure on Inter in order to push through a move to Barcelona (Sport)
Wolverhampton Wanderers have offered €15 million for Stade de Reims defender Axel Disasi, who is also a target for Arsenal (L’Equipe)
Barcelona will look to challenge a growing list of clubs for Feyenoord teenager, and Arsenal target, Orkun Kokcu this summer (Football Espana)
Boca Juniors face an almost impossible task to secure the signature of Edinson Cavani (Ole)
Chelsea are prepared to part with N’Golo Kante in the next window, with the midfielder back on Real Madrid’s radar (AS)
AC Milan have re-ignited their interest in the idea of signing goalkeeper Mattia Perin in case Gianluigi Donnarumma leaves this summer (Calciomercato)
Velez Sarsfield manager Pablo Cavallero has revealed Barcelona have enquired about the club’s teenage star Thiago Almada
Idrissa Gueye insists he is taking no notice of speculation linking him with a move to Wolves less than a year after he joined PSG (Emedia)
Torino are reportedly preparing to offer Armando Izzo or Nicolas Nkoulou for Inter loanee Radja Nainggolan and won’t be willing to sell Andrea Belotti this summer (Tuttosport)
Nice want to sign Everton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin this summer (Nice-Matin)
Bain Capital has bid €3bn for a 25 percent stake in Serie A, topping an offer from rival firm CVC (Bloomberg)
Former Stoke striker Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting will leave Paris Saint-Germain when his contract expires on June 30 (RMC Sport)