Euro Paper Talk: Unwanted PSG forward emerges as fresh Man Utd target; Leeds Utd join race to sign Benfica hotshot

Manchester United are ready to switch their striker focus to an unwanted PSG star who scored just four goals last season, while Friday’s Euro Paper Talk claims that Leeds United in the hunt to sign a Benfica attacker.

MAN UTD SWITCH STRIKER FOCUS TO PSG STAR

Manchester United are reportedly interested in signing Paris Saint-Germain outcast Mauro Icardi in a late summer window deal.

Red Devils boss is looking to add to his attacking options as uncertainty continues over Cristiano Ronaldo’s future.

The Portuguese legend’s desire to leave prompted an ill-fated bid for former West Ham man Marko Arnautovic. That offer was rebuffed straight away by Bologna, while United have since ended further talks after a fan backlash.

RB Salzburg star Benjamin Sesko was another player on Ten Hag’s radar but he is now heading to RB Leipzig next summer.

Friday’s Transfer Gossip also suggested a move for Roma’s Tammy Abraham is a possibility. However, South American outlet TyC Sports now reports that the Red Devils are chasing Icardi.

The 29-year-old, who joined PSG from Inter Milan for £45m in the summer of 2020, is now up for sale.

New PSG boss Christophe Galtier said he wanted to trim numbers in his squad but still wants to add another forward, hence the surprise links to United striker Marcus Rashford.

Rashford stance clear amid Icardi links

However, the England striker is ‘not for sale’ and is more than happy at Old Trafford under a new manager.

Manchester United back in for PSG's Mauro Icardi

The Argentine has been made readily available by new PSG boss Christophe Galtier.

That will not stop United’s bid for Icardi though, with a loan and option to buy on the cards.

The Red Devils will face competition for the experienced forward though in the shape of Galatasaray. Icardi’s agent and wife Wanda Nara is said to have already met with Galatasaray on three occasions.

A return to Italy with Roma and Juventus has also been mooted for the striker, who scored just four goals in 24 Ligue 1 appearances for PSG last term.

LEEDS IN MIX TO SIGN BENFICA ACE GONCALO RAMOS

Leeds United are reportedly among the clubs ‘monitoring’ Benfica striker Goncalo Ramos.

Napoli and Villarreal are leading the way to bring in Tottenham’s Tanguy Ndombele. (Foot Mercato)

Barcelona are considering signing Arsenal full-back Hector Bellerin after missing out on Cesar Azpilicueta. (Mundo Deportivo)

Fikayo Tomori will sign new deal with AC Milan valid until June 2027, with the plan proceeding as expected. (Fabrizio Romano)

Fabián Ruíz has confirmed to Paris Saint-Germain his intention to sign a five-year deal. (Fabrizio Romano)

BARCA PLAYING WAITING GAME WITH MARCOS ALONSO

Chelsea player Marcos Alonso

Barcelona are ready to move for Marcos Alonso once they have registered their summer signings. (Mundo Deportivo)

Napoli have reached a verbal agreement to sign Verona’s Giovanni Simeone. (Sky Sport Italia)

Everton hope to finalise a deal to sign Guinea striker Serhou Guirassy from Rennes before the end of the week.

Villarreal are prepared to let Arsenal target Yeremi Pino go to free up funds to sign Tottenham midfielder Giovani Lo Celso. (ESPN)

PSG will move to sign RB Leipzig defender Mohamed Simakan if they are unable to bring in Milan Skriniar from Inter. (L’Equipe)

PAREDES HEADING TO JUVENTUS

PSG star Leandro Paredes

PSG midfielder Leandro Paredes has reached a full agreement with Juventus ahead of a possible transfer. (Fabrizio Romano)

Juventus tried to offer Moise Kean in exchange for Luis Muriel, but were rejected by Atalanta. The Bianconeri have also turned down Mauro Icardi from PSG. (Sky Sport Italia)

Napoli have reached out to PSG goalkeeper Keylor Navas, with the Costa Rica international tempted to join them. (Le Parisien)

Daniel Wass is set to leave Atletico Madrid to return to Danish club Brondby. (ESPN)

Napoli star Andrea Petagna has joined Monza on loan with an obligation to buy ‘under certain conditions.’ (Football Italia)