Manchester United have been given the green light to move for a Serie A midfield dynamo, while Crystal Palace are keen on signing a teenage Liverpool attacker, according to Friday’s newspapers.
MAN UTD CLOSE IN ON FORMER LIVERPOOL STAR
Manchester United have reportedly been given the green light to pursue a deal for Juventus midfielder Emre Can.
The former Liverpool star is on the fringes of Maurizio Sarri’s first team, managing just one start in Serie A this season, while he was also left out of Juve’s squad for the Champions League group stage.
And according to Tuttosport, the Serie A giants will allow the 25-year-old to leave in January for a fee of around £35million – although United will face some major competition for his signature.
Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain are also reportedly interested in the Germany international, while Red Devils boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is desperate to strengthen his engine room and is expected to make a significant effort to land the player.
Solskjaer has been short on central midfield options since allowing Marouane Fellaini to leave for Shandong Luneng at the start of the year, while Ander Herrera completed a free transfer to PSG at the end of last season.
United have also been missing Paul Pogba through injury and while doubts continue over the Frenchman’s long-term future at Old Trafford, it would appear that Solskjaer is ready to make a move to fill that midfield void in the shape of Can.
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Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp described Arsenal striker Gabriel Martinelli as a ‘talent of the century’ after the teenager’s impressive Carabao Cup display at Anfield (Daily Mirror)
Wes Brown has claimed Jack Grealish or James Maddison would be perfect playmakers for Manchester United (Daily Mirror)
Liverpool have begun discussions with the EFL over the possibility of playing two games in two competitions on two different continents on the same day (Daily Mirror)
Juventus are reportedly keeping tabs on Manchester United youngster Tahith Chong, with a view to a free transfer move next summer (Daily Mirror)
Paul Pogba was reportedly close to completing a surprise move to Paris Saint-Germain during the summer, despite interest from Real Madrid (Daily Mirror)
Arsenal are reportedly ready to fight it out with Manchester City for Real Madrid playmaker Isco (Daily Mail)
Manchester City are among the clubs tracking Romanian starlet Florinel Coman (Daily Mail)
Gerard Pique has dismissed suggestions that Lionel Messi and Antoine Griezmann have clashed at Barcelona (Daily Mail)
Juventus are preparing a £35m move for RB Salzburg’s Erling Braut Haaland (Daily Mail)
Crystal Palace are among the teams interested in taking Liverpool forward Rhian Brewster on loan this season (The Sun)
Roy Hodgson has opened talks with Crystal Palace over a new contract that would take him past his 73rd birthday (Daily Mail)
Manuel Pellegrini has confirmed Jack Wilshere will miss Saturday’s clash against Newcastle after the midfielder suffered another setback (The Sun)
Roma have opened talks with Manchester United over a permanent deal for Chris Smalling (Daily Express)
Manchester United are tracking £95m rated Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martinez and could launch a move in the January transfer window (Daily Express)
Norwich City are a possible destination for Spartak Moscow’s Czech Republic holding midfielder Alex Kral (Norwich Evening News)
Hearts will move for Stephen Robinson as their next boss after Craig Levein’s sacking – but will have to shell out a six-figure sum (Scottish Sun)
FIFA chiefs have written to the Scottish Football Association urging them to implement procedures that could see matches abandoned for sectarian and racist chanting (Daily Record)