Paper Talk: Man Utd switch targets to £80m man after Grealish incident

Date published: Tuesday 31st March 2020 9:05

Manchester United look set to switch midfield targets after the Jack Grealish incident, while Willian has hinted at a move to Tottenham, according to the latest transfer gossip on Tuesday.

 

MAN UTD TURN TO MADDISON

Manchester United may turn their attention to Leicester City and England midfielder James Maddison after long-time target and Jack Grealish was involved in another off-field incident.

The Daily Star reports that United had firm interest in landing AstonVilla skipper Grealish in a deal that could have cost up to £70million this summer.

Having scored nine goals and added eight assists in a difficult campaign for Dean Smith’s men, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer views the attacking midfielder as a good partner for Bruno Fernandes.

However, this may all change after the 24-year-old was involved in a car accident during the coronavirus lockdown.

And with the Villa man facing potential repercussions, it could see United shift their focus to Leicester’s Maddison.

 

 

United have been keen on the Foxes star for some time and a mega-money deal for the 23-year-old could now be more likely after Grealish’s accident.

Maddison will come with a bigger premium though and is expected to cost more than £80m, if the Red Devils do decide to try and make their move.

 

AND MORE GOSSIP

Manchester United have been handed a boost in their transfer pursuit of Jadon Sancho, with a leading football agent shutting down links to Chelsea and Liverpool (Daily Express)

Philippe Coutinho has told friends that he regrets pushing for a move away from Liverpool, and wants a return during the summer transfer window (Daily Mirror)

Manchester United target Jude Bellingham is just a signature away from completing a transfer to Borussia Dortmund (Daily Mirror)

The Premier League is working on an ambitious plan to restart the season behind closed doors on the first weekend of May with a scheduled finish date of Sunday, July 12 (Daily Mail)

Jack Grealish’s £80m move to Manchester United is still expected to go through this summer despite him breaking lockdown guidelines – but the club are monitoring events with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer keen on maintaining discipline (Daily Mail)

Arsenal will be priced out of signing Philippe Coutinho because Barcelona want in excess of £100million for the playmaker this summer, according to reports (Daily Express)

PFA chief executive Gordon Taylor has said the union oppose a blanket wage deferral for players, fearing clubs will try to cash in on the coronavirus crisis (Daily Mail)

Man Utd boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has his hands tied in his bid to offload Paul Pogba this summer (Daily Express)

Inter Milan are reportedly set to turn down the chance to extend Alexis Sanchez’s loan deal following what has been a disappointing season in Italy for the Manchester United player (Daily Mail)

Chelsea have been given a boost in their pursuit of Manuel Neuer, with the experienced goalkeeper having turned down the offer of a new contract at Bayern Munich (Daily Mail)

Willian says he would prefer to stay in the Premier League if he ends up quitting Chelsea with Tottenham reportedly interested (The Sun)

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Liverpool have made it definitively clear there is zero interest in bringing Philippe Coutinho back to Anfield (Daily Mirror)

Talks between Premier League officials took place to try and get the league trophy in the hands of Liverpool before the season was suspended amid the coronavirus pandemic (Daily Mirror)

UEFA will make a decision on whether Champions League matches can be rescheduled – just days after the organisation’s president admitted the season could be lost (Daily Mirror)

Wolves striker Raul Jimenez has been instructed to snub Man Utd interest by club legend Steve Bull (Daily Mirror)

Inter Milan have reportedly held talks with Lautaro Martinez about his future at San Siro as links with a move to Manchester United and Barcelona gain traction (Daily Star)

On-loan Arsenal full-back Dani Ceballos would rather move back to Real Betis than stay at Emirates Stadium, if parent club Real Madrid don’t want the Spaniard back (Daily Express)

Everton are confident of beating Arsenal and Chelsea to Lille’s Brazilian centre-back Gabriel Magalhaes when the transfer window opens (Daily Telegraph)

The group bidding to take control of Newcastle United are seeking to lower the asking price in light of the huge uncertainty in football because of coronavirus (The Times)

Rangers could be told to play their Europa League return with Bayer Leverkusen in autumn, six months after the first leg (Scottish Sun)

 

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