Paper Talk: Dream Haaland swap scenario drops into place for Man Utd

Date published: Saturday 25th September 2021 8:40 - Matthew Briggs

Erling Haaland celebrates scoring v Union Berlin

Manchester United have a dream scenario on their hands as they look to get their hands on Erling Haaland, while Manchester City will flex their financial muscles next summer and go all out for Kylian Mbappe, all in the papers.

MARTIAL WANTED BY BVB

Borussia Dortmund are pondering a move for Manchester United forward Anthony Martial to replace Erling Haaland, claims a report.

In what would surely be a dream scenario for United they could sensationally offload the misfiring French forward and land Haaland from Borussia Dortmund.

Haaland remains United’s number one priority next summer, when the player’s release clause comes into play. United though will have a number of rivals for the prolific striker’s signature.

Real Madrid, PSG and Man City are expected to be in the queue for the Norway No.9.

But this latest twist could put United ahead of their rivals, because BVB are understood to be checking out Martial.

90min claim Martial is “under consideration” as Dortmund look for a player to replace Haaland next summer.

The Bundesliga side “believe they could kickstart Martial’s career upon arrival”.

Martial’s career has somewhat stalled in recent seasons and “United are happy to allow him to leave”. 

Club officials are said to be looking for around £36m – the price they paid Monaco for him in 2015.

Chelsea’s Timo Werner is also understood to be on Dortmund’s list, while they also enquired about Everton’s Richarlison in the summer.


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CITY TO GO ALL OUT FOR MBAPPE 

Kylian Mbappe PSG striker August 2021

Man City owner Sheikh Mansour has issued a mandate to make 22-year-old Kylian Mbappe their latest signing “at any cost.” (Transfer Window Podcast)

Liverpool are preparing a follow-up bid for West Ham winger Jarrod Bowen after reportedly failing with a first offer of £20m. (Daily Mail)

Mark Clattenburg claims he was accused of match-fixing back in 2015 by a fellow official after buying a new car. (Daily Mail)

Tottenham and Arsenal are both open to signing Barcelona outcast Philippe Coutinho in January with the Catalans potentially contributing 50 per cent of his wage. (Daily Mail)

Theo Hernandez is ready to commit his long-term future to AC Milan, as he feels it is the best place for him to keep growing (AS)

ONANA COULD SIGN UP

Andre-Onana doping ban TEAMtalk

Arsenal target and Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana has suggested that he could still sign a contract extension in Amsterdam, as his deal ends in the summer of 2022 (de Telegraaf)

After landing James Rodriguez Qatari side Al-Rayyan are now set to move for AS Roma midfielder Steven N’Zonzi (Calciomercato)

Rangers attacking midfielder Ianis Hagi has dismissed reports linking him with a January move to Roma (Various)

Newcastle United boss Steve Bruce admitted that Sean Longstaff’s future rests in the hands of those above him, as the midfielder’s contract comes to an end in the summer amid interest from Everton (The Chronicle)

Manchester United are looking at alternatives to 22-year-old England midfielder Declan Rice given West Ham’s £80-90m valuation. (ESPN)

RUDIGER EXIT 

Thomas Tuchel greeting Chelsea centre-half Antonio Rudiger 2021

Antonio Rudiger could earn £400,000 a week if he leaves Chelsea, with Bayern Munich and Juventus prepared to offer the 28-year-old Germany international a significant pay rise on his current offer of £130,000 a week from the Blues. (Mirror)

Barcelona have made contact with Belgium boss Roberto Martinez about replacing Ronald Koeman as manager of the Nou Camp club, although formal negotiations have not started with the Spaniard. (Goal)

Arsenal had a £34m bid for Real Madrid’s 25-year-old Spanish midfielder Marco Asensio turned down this summer. (Cadena Ser, via Mirror)

Atletico Madrid are considering a move for Arsenal’s 20-year-old England forward Bukayo Saka. (La Razon, via Star)

REECE JAMES SWAP

Declan Rice Man City

Chelsea could ask for as many as four Real Madrid players in any potential deal for the Blues’ 21-year-old English right-back Reece James. (Express)

AC Milan have held several rounds of talks with Real Madrid about signing Isco and are increasingly confident of landing the Spain international (Todofichajes)

Chelsea will move on from their pursuit of Sevilla’s French defender Jules Kounde, 22, and PSG’s Brazilian centre-back Marquinhos, 27, to focus on signing Juventus and Netherlands 22-year-old Matthijs de Ligt. (Star)

Newcastle United boss Steve Bruce says he has not held any conversation about selling 24-year-old French forward Allan Saint-Maximin as he wants to keep his best players at the club. (Chronicle)

Juventus remain in negotiations with Argentina forward Paolo Dybala, 27, over a new contract and have made an improved offer. (Calciomercato)

Barcelona will look to sell Brazil playmaker Philippe Coutinho, 29, in the January transfer window. (Marca)

XAVI PRIMED TO TAKEOVER AT BARCA

Former Barcelona player Xavi Hernandez could replace under-pressure manager Ronald Koeman at the club. (Marca)

AC Milan have held talks about signing Spain midfielder Isco from Real Madrid and could complete a deal for the 29-year-old during the January transfer window. (Todofichajes – in Spanish)

Italy midfielder Jorginho, 29, says he was “close” to joining Manchester City from Napoli in July 2018 before signing for Chelsea. (BT Sport)

Real Madrid are lining up a shock move for Liverpool star Trent Alexander-Arnold in next summer’s transfer window. (The Sun)

Manchester United could spend more than £160m to bring Erling Haaland and Declan Rice to Old Trafford next summer. (The Sun)

Philippe Coutinho’s Barcelona career hit a new low when he was overlooked by Ronald Koeman against Cadiz and two untried teenagers were selected instead. (The Sun)

Ray Parlour has urged Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta to sign Brighton midfielder Yves Bissouma because “he’s got everything”. (The Sun)

Alexandre Lacazette could be used as a bargaining chip by Arsenal in their pursuit of Sevilla striker Youssef El-Nesyri. (Daily Express)

 

FATI MISS

Ansu Fati claps the Barcelona fans, August 2021

Manchester City could have signed Barcelona starlet Ansu Fati over the summer. But Barca were only interested in a cash deal, not a swap potentially involving Bernardo Silva or even Raheem Sterling. (Daily Star)

Liverpool will not apply to pilot safe standing at Anfield this season despite manager Jurgen Klopp’s support for the idea. (The Times)

AS Roma are leading the race to sign Rangers strike Ianis Hagi with a price tag of £17m having been set. (Scottish Sun)

Ronald Koeman’s departure from Barcelona is only a matter of time because of a combination of the team’s poor results and a rapidly disintegrating relationship with Joan Laporta. (The Guardian)

Barcelona have identified Porto forward Luis Diaz as a potential signing next summer (El Nacional)

Reims coach Oscar Garcia is the latest candidate to succeed Ronald Koeman at Barcelona (RMC Sport)

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