Juventus are ready to open talks over the signing of a key Man Utd star, while Newcastle and Southampton are chasing a £20m Hull ace, according to Sunday’s papers.
JUVE KEEN ON LANDING MAN UTD STAR ON A FREE
Juventus are reportedly keen to open contract talks with David de Gea early in the new year if his stand-off with Manchester United is not resolved.
The Spain international is out of contract next summer and the £350,000-a-week deal Manchester United have offered him remains un-signed at this stage.
That is said to have alerted Juventus bosses that they might be able to snatch De Gea for nothing, according to a report in the Sunday Express.
The reigning Serie A champions have made no secret that they would like De Gea, who has been locked in contract talks with the Red Devils for well over a year, to replace current first-choice Wojciech Szczesny.
And, just as they did with Aaron Ramsey when his Arsenal deal was running down, they will look to open talks with De Gea and his advisors as quickly as they can.
Paris Saint-Germain are also long-term admirers of the player, but Juve are the current favourites to land him if he does leaves United.
Indeed, United are already believed to be lining up a replacement for the 28-year-old, with Atletico Madrid’s Jan Oblak firmly on their radar.
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Virgil van Dijk has agreed a massive new six-year contract with Liverpool (Sunday Mirror)
Edwin van der Sar is on Manchester United’s most-wanted list as they search for a director of football (Sunday Mirror)
Southampton and Newcastle are targeting £20m rated Hull forward Jarrod Bowen ahead of the January window (Sunday Express)
Barcelona legend Carles Puyol is in talks to make a stunning return to the Nou Camp, the club’s president has revealed (Sunday Mirror)
Manchester City will bid for 24-year-old Inter Milan and Slovakia centre-back Milan Skriniar in January (Sunday Express)
Tottenham’s plan to sign Juventus star Paulo Dybala in January could be scuppered by Paris Saint-Germain (Sunday Express)
Mexico striker Javier Hernandez, 30, would have stayed at West Ham for the remainder of his contract if Sevilla had not bid for him (Football.London)
Real Madrid are set to finally launch an all-out offence to land Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappe next summer (Sun on Sunday)
Cristiano Ronaldo is paid a staggering £147m by Nike, according to leaked contract details (Sun on Sunday)
Burnley manager Sean Dyche is lining up a stunning £9m deal for Middlesbrough youngster Nathan Wood (Sun on Sunday)
England Under-21 forward Eddie Nketiah, 20, chose to move to Leeds United on loan from Arsenal to give himself a better chance to break into the Gunners’ first team in the future (Mail on Sunday)
Manchester United are reportedly lining up Jan Oblak to replace Juventus-bound David de Gea next summer (The Observer)
SFA president Rod Petrie has insisted the governing body were inspired, not embarrassed by UEFA’s Rangers rap (Scottish Sun)