Manchester United have been given a lift in their chase for a prolific striker, whose name is not Erling Haaland, while Chelsea are considering a defender swap deal with Juventus – both in Friday’s Euro Paper Talk.
UNITED HANDED HUGE STRIKER TARGET BOOST
Since rejoining Eintracht in 2020 following his loan spell with AC Milan, the talented frontman has been in supreme form. In 29 matches in all competitions he has notched 24 goals and added nine assists.
That form has once again seen the Portugal international linked with some of Europe’s biggest clubs. One of those is said to be United, who hold a firm interest in the attacker.
The Red Devils are in need of a new No.9, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer also eyeing a centre-back and a right-winger this summer.
Edinson Cavani’s Old Trafford future remains up in the air, with a move back to South America on the cards.
Anthony Martial has also had some real troubles in front of goal this season despite playing in his preferred central position.
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A move for Tottenham frontman Harry Kane has been mooted but United would have to pay well in excess of £100m to land the England skipper.
To that end, Silva represents a much cheaper option – with the latest report suggesting a bargain release clause.
Sport1 chief reporter Patrick Berger states that 25-year-old can be bought for just £26m (€30m).
That would potentially be music to United’s ears and mean they could focus on bigger deals for a new centre-back and wide man.
CHELSEA OPEN TO JUVE SWAP DEAL
Chelsea are open to a swap deal with Juventus involving Alex Sandro and Emerson Palmieri. (Calciomercato)
Barcelona president Joan Laporta has finally offered Lionel Messi a new contract to extend his stay at Camp Nou. (RAC1)
AC Milan have joined Napoli in the hunt for Tottenham forward Erik Lamela. (Calciomercato)
Tottenham have reportedly joined the race to sign Barcelona full-back Emerson this summer. However, they face competition from PSG and both Milan clubs. (Estadio Deportivo)
Bayern Munich are considering Massimiliano Allegri as manager Hansi Flick’s potential replacement. (Sport Mediaset)
Real Madrid expect captain Sergio Ramos to leave the club when his contract expires at the end of the season. (Cadena Ser)
ZLATAN CLOSE TO NEW MILAN DEAL
Zlatan Ibrahimovic could sign a contract extension with Milan on Friday as agent Mino Raiola is expected to meet the Rossoneri. (Football Italia)
Luca Modric has reached an agreement with Real Madrid over a new contract. (AS)
Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema will renew his contract with Los Blancos until June 2023. (Marca)
Arsenal look set to miss out on Martin Odegaard this summer with Real Madrid refusing to sanction a permanent deal. (Marca)
Veteran keeper Wojciech Szczesny will not be leaving Juventus this summer. (Calciomercato)
AND THE REST FROM EURO PAPER TALK
Barcelona are considering a move for RB Leipzig forward Dani Olmo, who played at the Catalan club’s academy. (Sport)
Ligue 1 and Eredivisie clubs are looking to sign young Tottenham goalkeeper Thimothee Lo-Tutala. (Foot Mercato)
AC Milan defender Alessio Romagnoli figures prominently on Barcelona’s recruitment radar. (Mundo Deportivo)
Inter legend Dejan Stankovic is reportedly in pole position to replace Claudio Ranieri at Sampdoria next season. (Football Italia)
Atletico Madrid are eyeing moves for Juventus youngster Nicolo Rovella and Udinese right-back Nahuel Molina. (Mundo Deportivo)
Inter Milan could make a summer bid for Roma full-back Alessandro Florenzi. (La Gazzetta dello Sport)
Ralph Rangnick will not become Eintracht Frankfurt’s new director of football. That is despite holding talks with the Bundesliga club. (Bild)