Paper Talk: Man Utd begin talks over deal for £50m teenager

Date published: Saturday 18th May 2019 9:53

Manchester United have made contact over a Fulham winger, while Chelsea have entered the race to land an Ajax star, according to Saturday’s papers.



Manchester United have made initial contact with Fulham over the signing of winger Ryan Sessegnon, according to a report.

Multiple clubs were reportedly been tracking Sessegnon last summer, who is considered one of the brightest English prospects, but Fulham’s promotion to the Premier League meant they put a move on hold.

The England U21 star is apparently valued at around £50million, and has thus far stalled on signing a new deal at Craven Cottage giving suitors a boost.

It was then claimed earlier in the week that Manchester United and Liverpool have both compiled ‘detailed scouting reports’ on Sessegnon ahead of a potential swoop.

Now, Sky Sports News claim that United are in talks with Fulham to discuss a possible summer swoop for the teenager.

Fulham’s relegation from the Premier League will provide a huge boost to United’s chances of landing the teenager, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer set to oversee an overhaul of his squad.

The Red Devils are believed to be in favour of shipping out veterans and replacing them with younger players to help Solskjaer put his stamp on the squad.



Manchester United are still in contention to sign Ajax captain Matthijs de Ligt, even though they cannot offer Champions League football next season. (Telegraph)

Manchester United are also tracking Fenerbahce and Macedonia midfielder Elif Elmas. (Mail)

Chelsea are considering Ajax’s Brazilian forward David Neres because they are hopeful of having their two-window transfer ban frozen by the Court of Arbitration for Sport. (Star)

Adam Lallana is planning a return to Southampton amid fears he has no place at Liverpool. (Express)

Pep Guardiola has left no doubt that Manchester City don’t want to lose Leroy Sane.

England striker Marcus Rashford wants assurances about the direction Manchester United are going in under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer before agreeing to a new contract at Old Trafford. (Sun)

Marcus Rashford TEAMtalk

Newcastle sources have insisted 21-year-old English midfielder Sean Longstaff, linked with Manchester United, is not for sale this summer. (Newcastle Chronicle)

Everton are planning a £35m bid for Bournemouth’s England striker Callum Wilson but could be forced to sell Senegal international Idrissa Gueye to finance the deal. (Sun)

Arsenal have reporedly submitted a £10.5m (€12m) bid for Gremio defender Walter Kannemann. (Mirror)

Everton have held talks over a proposed contract for Denmark goalkeeper Jonas Lossl, 30, who is a free agent after being released by relegated Huddersfield. (Mail)

Everton have lined up alternative targets should they fail to make their loan players Andre Gomes and Kurt Zouma permanent signings. (Liverpool Echo)

Barcelona and Netherlands goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen is the leading candidate to replace David de Gea at Manchester United if the Spain keeper leaves Old Trafford this summer. (Record)

Juventus are interested in Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino. (Express)

Newcastle and Rafael Benitez are set to continue talks about the manager’s future into the weekend. (Newcastle Chronicle)



Related Articles