Manchester United are to pursue a priority move for a LaLiga star, while Inter are deep in talks over a move for a key Chelsea man – all in the latest Euro Paper Talk.
MAN UTD EYE UP SAUL RAID
Manchester United continue to hold a serious interest in Atletico Madrid midfielder Saul Niguez and will pursue a summer deal, according to a report.
Reports this summer linked the Red Devils with a move for the 25-year-old, whose agent denied such speculation.
According to Todofichajes, however, the Spaniard remains a ‘priority objective’ for United’s transfer committee. Indeed, he reportedly earned his status as a top target in March.
But while the Old Trafford giants did not pursue their supposed interest recently, Paul Pogba’s future at United could now play a key role in a future deal.
The Frenchman admitted recently that he is going through one of the most difficult periods of his career. What’s more, he compared international duty to a “breath of fresh air”.
Speculation has again surfaced that the 27-year-old could leave at the end of the season. As such, Todofichajes claims that United will resume negotiations with Atletico over Saul in January.
The hope is that when Pogba leaves at the end of the season, United can finalise their agreement with Atletico after several months of negotiations.
Furthermore, while Saul is an ‘untouchable’ under manager Diego Simeone, the Red Devils feel ‘convinced’ they can prise him away from the Spanish capital.
Saul’s market value is €70million (£62million), a price around which United feel they can sign him for. Indeed, that is despite Atletico insisting that he is worth up to €150million (£133million).
The Spain international, who has 19 international caps, has struggled with a muscle injury this season. However, he continues to be one of Simeone’s leaders both on and off the pitch.
AND THE REST FROM EURO PAPER TALK
Inter Milan are in ‘deep talks’ with N’Golo Kante‘s agents about signing the Chelsea midfielder (Calciomercato)
Rennes midfielder Eduardo Camavinga will most likely receive serious interest from Manchester United, Paris Saint-Germain or Real Madrid next summer (Marca)
Madrid are currently willing to pay €50million for the teenager (Don Balon)
United youngster Tahith Chong says that Juan Mata has had an “amazing” impact on his development (Bild)
Exit-bound Napoli striker Arkadiusz Milik has received interest from several clubs in recent weeks (Calciomercato)
PSG will hold formal talks about a permanent deal to sign Everton’s Moise Kean if the striker’s form continues (Calciomercato)
But Toffees boss Carlo Ancelotti has strongly dismissed speculation over interest in Isco (DIRECTV SportCo)
A move back to Barcelona for Wolves winger Adama Traore looks ‘unviable’ at this stage (Mundo Deportivo)
Leeds recruitment chief Gabriel Ruiz has revealed summer contact about a move for Udinese’s Rodrigo de Paul (TuttoMercatoWeb)
PSG and Inter could broker a swap deal involving Leandro Paredes and Christian Eriksen (Todofichajes)
Meanwhile, winger Callum Hudson-Odoi has backed himself to become a vital player for Chelsea and England (Goal)
Lionel Messi vetoed a Barcelona raid for free agent Willian before he moved to Arsenal this summer (Don Balon)
Alfe-Inge Haaland has insisted that his son Erling is not thinking about the future, amid talk of a move away (Sport 1)