Manchester United could miss out on Jadon Sancho with claims now made about a move to Liverpool, while Leeds are tracking a prolific striker in Spain, according to Wednesday’s Euro Paper Talk.
JADON SANCHO WANTS LIVERPOOL MOVE AS MAN UTD STALL
Manchester United’s hopes of signing Jadon Sancho are dwindling, according to reports in Germany.
United have submitted an initial bid for the England man, believed to be €75m – an offer Borussia Dortmund have snubbed.
As such, it’s reported BVB will not lower their €120m asking price for Sancho. If the price isn’t met, their stance is that Sancho stays.
As such, Kicker claims United have been set a deadline of August 10 to meet the asking price. Again, if they don’t, the deal will be off.
It’s reported that Dortmund are not in a hurry to offload the star. Even amid a global economic downturn, BVB are adamant there will be no discount.
All of this presents something of a problem for United.
Club chiefs believe they have agreed terms with the player, but Dortmund’s refusal not to be bullied may see the deal collapse.
Furthermore, Kicker makes the extraordinary claim that Sancho himself is having second thoughts about United.
They state the England man doubts the Red Devils’ immediate potential to win trophies. In addition, they suggest Sancho may actually prefer a move to Liverpool. It’s stated Sancho feels they are in a much better position to challenge for major honours.
“He is a very interesting player. If he moved to Liverpool, I would be the most surprised of all.”
Furthermore, Liverpool are adamant they won’t spend big this summer. Both Klopp and club chairman Tom Werner have made it clear Liverpool will have limited finances this summer. A marquee signing, therefore, is not on the agenda.
With the window open until October 5, Dortmund may be hoping to spur United into action. On the other hand, Kicker’s claim about Liverpool has certainly added an interesting curveball into the mix.
LEEDS TARGET MOVE FOR STUANI
Leeds have made Girona striker Cristhian Stuani a transfer target. The Uruguayan has scored a whopping 69 goals in 103 appearances for the side but has a €20m exit clause. He also boasts 199 career goals from 464 games. (90 mins)
Manchester United have offered Barcelona the chance to sign Diogo Dalot in a €17.4m deal. The full-back, however, is their second choice behind Juventus’ Mattia De Sciglio. (Mundo Deportivo)
Manchester City are ready to walk away from Kalidou Koulibaly after seeing Napoli reject their €65m. A stalemate has ensued with City refusing to go higher and the Serie A side valuing him higher. (Sky Italia)
City will instead offer Sevilla €65m to sign Liverpool defensive target Diego Carlos. (AS)
Arsenal and Everton have been told that Espanyol midfielder Marc Roca won’t leave for a penny less than his €40m exit clause this summer. (Sport)
Inter Milan CEO Beppe Marotta insists negotiations for Alexis Sanchez remain ongoing, but denies a deal for Sandro Tonali is close. (Sky Italia)
Atletico Madrid have earmarked West Ham flop Roberto as part of a three-man shortlist for a new back-up goalkeeper to Jan Oblak. (AS)
Lazio are in negotiations to sign departing Manchester City hero, David Silva. (AS)
Everton want to sign former Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic – now 36 – from Zenit St Petersburg. ((Vecernjih Novosti)
Atletico Madrid have made Wolves striker Rafa Mir a transfer target this summer (Marca)
AND MORE FROM EURO PAPER TALK
Manchester City have made Valencia winger Ferran Torres their top transfer target this summer. (ESPN)
Levante have reached to sign striker Dani Gomez and winger Jorge De Frutos from Real Madrid in a double deal this summer. (Cadena Ser)
Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo has dismissed speculation linking Slovenia goalkeeper Jan Oblak with a move away from the club. (Marca)
Roma are yet to reach an agreement with Manchester United over the permanent signing of Chris Smalling. (Corriere dello Sport)