Euro Paper Talk: Zidane to green-light defender’s Man Utd move in cunning plan

Date published: Friday 11th September 2020 12:15 - Jonny Whitfield

Zinedine Zidane Real Madrid

Zinedine Zidane prepares to offload a Man Utd target to Old Trafford, while Leeds remain caught up in an unusual transfer saga – all in the latest Euro Paper Talk.



Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane is reportedly willing to allow Sergio Reguilon to move to Manchester United in order to build a stronger relationship with Old Trafford officials.

Reguilon is at a career crossroads following his impressive loan spell with Sevilla. The 23-year-old helped Julen Lopetegui’s side to win the Europa League but he is down the pecking order in the Spanish capital.

Indeed, Zidane has Ferland Mendy and Marcelo to call on before Reguilon.

While United have shown interest in the left-back, previous reports say the Red Devils are unwilling to negotiate with Madrid while they insist on a buy-back clause.

However, El Desmarque now claims Zidane is willing to drop that stance and give United a deal on their terms.

Ultimately, the French boss has his eyes on a move for Paul Pogba further down the line, but he has struggled with his own negotiations for his compatriot.

Indeed, Madrid failed last year with an enquiry, leading United to reject any further interest. However, should Reguilon move to Old Trafford, Zidane hopes it will boost his cause when making a move for Pogba.

Pogba has one year left on his United deal, plus the option of another 12 months. However, he has yet to agree fresh terms.




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Leeds‘ hopes of signing Dinamo Zagreb’s Josko Gvardiol has taken a hit, with the Whites caught up in an “unusual” transfer saga (Sportske Novosti)

Everton and Leicester have submitted bids for Barcelona defender Jean-Clair Todibo (Mundo Deportivo)

However, the Toffees are unwilling to sanction another loan deal for Jonjoe Kenny at Schalke (Sport 1)

Meanwhile, Foxes outcast Islam Slimani wants to sign for Paris Saint-Germain to resurrect his career (Soccer Link)

Saint-Etienne defender Wesley Fofana has pleaded with boss Claude Puel to sanction his move to Leicester (L’Equipe)

Wesley Fofana Saint-Etienne

Gent CEO Karel van Eetvelt says the speculation over Liverpool-linked Jeremy Doku does not scare him (Het Nieuwsblad)

Arsenal have made the promise of a long-term contract offer to Brentford goalkeper David Raya (Sport)

Alaves are keen on a move for Newcastle defender Florian Lejeune (Marca)

Monaco will match Fulham’s loan-to-buy bid for Benfica midfielder Florentino Luis (Desporto Ao Minuto)

Memphis Depay

Barcelona could use youngster Emerson to partly fund a move for Lyon’s Memphis Depay (Mundo Deportivo)

Inter Milan defender Stefan de Vrij is another player Barca boss Ronald Koeman wants in his squad (Marca)

Real Madrid are re-considering a move for Rennes teenager Eduardo Camavinga (Sport)

Madrid are also weighing up trying to sign RB Leipzig defender Dayot Upamecano next summer (AS)

Gonzalo Higuain has begun his journey to America to sign for David Beckham’s Inter Miami (Tuttosport)

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