Euro Paper Talk: Man Utd prioritise 18-goal Nigerian wanted by Liverpool

Date published: Tuesday 24th March 2020 12:23 - Matthew Briggs

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Manchester United are lining up a Nigeria striker this summer, while Lionel Messi wants Antoine Griezmann sold, all in the European papers.



Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s “priority” in the summer is Lille striker Victor Osimhen, claims a report.

Nigeria striker Osimhen, 21, has scored 18 goals in 38 appearances for Lille this season after joining from Belgian outfit Charleroi last summer.

Such form saw him linked with Liverpool and Tottenham in the January transfer window; the Reds had reportedly been tracking the 21-year-old extensively throughout the first half of the season.

Now though French publication Le10 Sport claim United have locked on to the forward and looking to strike a deal in the summer, which could see them pair Osimhen with loan star Odion Ighalo.

Solskjaer is keen to make Ighalo’s loan permanent and the French source report that United feel Osimhen has “all the qualities” to succeed in the Premier League.

Solskjaer, who is also believed to be watching developments regarding Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s future, could face competition from Real Madrid, who are also keen on the Lille man.






Bayern Munich full-back David Alaba has switched agents amid reports of interest from European top clubs such as Manchester City, Barcelona and Real Madrid (ESPN)

Boca Juniors are hoping to launch an bid to sign Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani on a free transfer this summer (El Pais)

Malick Thiaw, the Schalke defender wanted by Liverpool, does not have a £7m buyout clause in his contract (Bild)

Real Madrid are looking to strengthen their attack for next season and Erling Haaland is their number one target (Marca)

Barcelona are working on a new deal for defender Clement Lenglet (Diario Sport)

Bayern Munich have used the enforced break in the season to sound out Barcelona for goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen (Sport)

Chelsea are looking at Brazilian left-back Alex Telles (Sport)

Barcelona are considering a summer move for Porto full back Alex Telles (El Desmarque)

Napoli are keen to sign Lazio’s star striker Ciro Immobile (Calciomercato)

Juventus has have a desire to re-sign Paul Pogba if he becomes available this summer (Calciomercato)

Lionel Messi wants Barcelona to offload the struggling Antoine Griezmann and use the money from his sale to re-sign Neymar from Paris Saint-Germain (Don Balon)

Arsenal could be ready to allow Alexandre Lacezette leave as well as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, with Atletico Madrid interested in the former (Calciomercato)

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Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho is reportedly keen for his club to clinch the transfer of impressive Benfica left-back Alejandro Grimaldo (Don Balon)

Serie A giants Juventus are reportedly set to rival Barcelona for Valencia midfielder Ferran Torres this summer (Tuttosport)

Barcelona are set to offer a improved contract to highly rated midfielder Alex Collado in the coming weeks (Marca)

Manchester City told they will have to pay at least €50m (£46.37m) for Brescia midfielder Sandro Tonali (Corriere dello Sport)

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