Paper Talk: Man Utd leading chase for £40m Brazil winger

Oli Fisher

Liverpool are closing in on a Real Madrid star with a €500m clause, while Manchester United have set their asking price for Paul Pogba, according to Friday’s papers.



Liverpool are closing in on a four-year deal for Real Madrid star Dani Ceballos, according to a report.

Italian outlet Calciomercato (via the Daily Mirror) claims that the Anfield club will pip AC Milan to the signing of Dani Ceballos.

The midfielder cost Real Madrid €18million when they signed him from Real Betis last summer, but Los Blancos are looking for €40million to sell him in the upcoming window.

The 21-year-old has struggling for game time at the Bernabeu under Zinedine Zidane however and has been widely linked with an exit.

Ceballos signed a six-year contract on his arrival in Madrid, with a €500m (£437m) release clause inserted in the deal.

Liverpool are keen to add options to their midfield as manager Jurgen Klopp has aspirations of being the man to end their title drought.



Manchester United will demand £140 million in any summer deal involving Paul Pogba (Mail)

Manchester City will return for Riyad Mahrez when the transfer window re-opens, with a £60m offer is being readied (Mirror)

Manchester United are leading a £40m chase for Watford midfielder Richarlison (Mail)

The chairman of Ligue 1 side Bordeaux has confirmed Malcom is likely to be sold in the second half of this year

Real Madrid will make a move for Chelsea playmaker Eden Hazard if Gareth Bale leaves Santiago Bernabeu (Mail)

Arsene Wenger is ready to kick-start the Arsenal revolution by bombing out the under-performing duo of Shkodran Mustafi and Granit Xhaka (Mirror)

Alexis Sanchez is facing FA Cup heartbreak after Marcus Rashford played his way into Jose Mourinho’s team for their match against Tottenham (Sun)

Sam Allardyce has called for clarity on his Everton future after being left embarrassed by a question in a club survey (Mail)