Manchester United have been tipped to sign two Dutch stars in a €90m double raid, while Ronald Koeman has told three more Barcelona stars they are finished, according to Tuesday’s Euro Paper Talk.
VAN DE BEEK DEADLINE SET
Manchester United and Barcelona have been set a deadline by Ajax if they want to sign Donny van de Beek.
Barcelona have sacked Quique Setien following their embarrassing 8-2 loss to Bayern Munich in the Champions League.
Ronald Koeman was soon drafted in – and now has a major rebuilding job on his hands.
He has apparently told a number of top stars, including Luis Suarez, they have no future at the club.
And one of the first names on his wanted list is van de Beek.
The classy midfielder can leave the Dutch giants this summer if anyone matches their €50m asking price.
United have also been linked. According to claims, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants him in a dream midfield with Bruno Fernandes and Paul Pogba.
However, as per Dutch newspaper Het Parool Ajax have told suitors that any deal must be concluded by September 13. That’s when the new Eredivisie season kicks off.
Speaking in June, Ajax boss Erik Ten Hag claimed Van de Beek could leave along with Andre Onana and Nicolas Tagliafico.
“The transfer market will start in August. The top leagues are now being played out, so the money flows are maintained. The market value of players will be slightly depressed, but not much,” he said.
“Based on their performance and ambition, a number of our players also want to make the move abroad. Agreements have been made with Andre Onana, Donny van de Beek and Nicolás Tagliafico. But it remains to be seen whether the market is indeed breaking loose.
“For Onana and Van de Beek, another year of Ajax could certainly be an option. For Tagliafico it is slightly different because of his age.”
DEPAY RETURN TO MAN UTD MOOTED
The Daily Express, meanwhile, reckons United could scoop a Dutch double this summer with a former attacker wanted.
They state Ole Gunnar Solskjaer could turn to former winger Memphis Depay if they fail to sign Jadon Sancho.
Depay failed to express his true potential in an 18-month spell at Old Trafford. The Dutchman managed just seven goals from 53 appearances.
He ensured a hard time from press and pundits alike, more often for his flamboyant lifestyle. He was even labelled a ‘Peruvian flute player’ by one former coach.
However, he has rebuilt his career and reputation in France with Lyon.
But their failure to qualify for Europe next season means he will likely be sold for a €40m fee.
The Express reckons that despite his troubled time at Old Trafford, Depay’s progress since then has impressed the club. As such, he’s seen as a very viable and cheaper alternative.
THREE MORE TOLD TO LEAVE BY KOEMAN
Ronald Koeman has told three more Barcelona stars, Ivan Rakitic, Arturo Vidal and Samuel Umtiti, they have no future at the club. (Sport)
Atletico Madrid are confident goalkeeper Jan Oblak will sign a new deal at the club, despite the ‘calm tension’ over Chelsea interest. (Marca)
Celtic have had an €8million bid for former Leeds striker Caleb Ekuban accepted by Trabzonspor. (Haber)
Everton are chasing €15m-rated Napoli defender Nikola Maksimovic. (Calciomercato)
Arsenal have unofficially withdrawn their interest in Thomas Partey because they ‘don’t intend to pay the €50m demanded’ by Atletico Madrid. (Sport)
A delegation of Leeds United officials have arrived in Valencia to negotiate the signing of striker Rodrigo Moreno. Los Che are seeking around €40m for the striker. (AS)
Valencia want Real Madrid’s Spanish striker Borja Mayoral as a possible replacement for Rodrigo Moreno, who is wanted by Leeds. (Mundo Deportivo)
SARR TO SIGN, THEN BE LOANED OUT
Malang Sarr rejected Fulham, Monaco and Real Betis and will sign a five-year deal with Chelsea. The French defender will be loaned out next season to another club in another country. (France Football)
Sevilla’s Lucas Ocampos would reject a move to Wolves as they can’t offer him Champions League football, despite being up for sale at €45m. (AS)
AC Milan are targeting Real Madrid trio Oscar Rodriguez, Luka Jovic and Brahim Diaz in a triple €70m raid. (Gazzetta dello Sport)
Ronald Koeman has told Sergio Busquets and Jordi Alba they will be fighting for their futures at Barcelona. (AS)
Roma striker Patrik Schick is close to joining Bayer Leverkusen for just under €30m and will disappoint loan club RB Leipzig in the process. (Tuttomercatoweb)
PEDRO’S ROMA MEDICAL
Former Chelsea winger Pedro Rodriguez will undergo a medical and will sign a three-year deal with Roma on Tuesday. (Gazzetta dello Sport)
Manchester City are looking at their finances and seeing if they can afford Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi. (ESPN)
Veteran Getafe striker Jorge Molina has departed the club after four seasons and is now a free agent. (various)
AND MORE FROM EURO PAPER TALK
Former Juventus defender Stephan Lichtsteiner is backing Andrea Pirlo to be a huge success at the club. (Gazzetta dello Sport)
PSG have been offered the chance to sign Arsenal right-back Hector Bellerin. (RMC Sport)
Everton forward Moise Kean is close to sealing a return on loan to his former club Juventus. (Tuttosport)
Hellas Verona are in talks over a deal and hope to sign Young Boys winger Christian Fassnacht. (Sportitalia)