Paper Talk: Man Utd hold meeting with £100m Mourinho target

Manchester United could land a £88m midfield target after all, while Tottenham are back in for one of Ligue 1’s most in-demand stars, according to Tuesday’s newspapers.



Manchester United remain in the hunt to sign Sergej Milinkovic-Savic after meeting with officials from Lazio to discuss a move.

That’s according to Italian paper Il Messagero, via the Daily Express, whom claims the Serbian will be sold by the Serie A club this summer for a fee of around €100million (£88.6m) this summer.

But United are not alone in the hunt for the in-demand 23-year-old, with Real Madrid also holding talks with the Serie A club over a potential deal.

But the good news for United is that Juventus appear now to be out of the race. Milinkovic-Savic had suggested the Serie A champions would be his preferred destination this summer, but their efforts to land Cristiano Ronaldo in a sensational deal means they will unlikely be able to afford the Serbian.

United have already signed Fred, Diogo Dalot and Lee Grant this window, but Jose Mourinho has never hidden from the fact that Milinkovic-Savic is his top target of the summer and landing him would prove a big boost ahead of the new season.


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Tottenham have stepped up their pursuit of £40m-rated Bordeaux winger Malcom (The Sun)

Everton are interested in signing Crystal Palace winger Zaha this summer (Daily Mail)

Paul Gascoigne will fly out to Moscow to watch England in their World Cup semi-final – 28 years after he famously shed tears in Turin (The Sun)

Rangers boss Steven Gerrard has been told bidding for Millwall defender Jake Cooper is a waste of time by Neil Harris (The Sun)

Andriy Yarmolenko: Linked with Merseyside switch

Borussia Dortmund will use the money from Andriy Yarmolenko’s transfer to West Ham to help fund a move for Wilfried Zaha (The Sun)

England are ready to stick with a winning team in tomorrow’s World Cup semi-final (The Sun)

Juventus have told Liverpool they can sign Croatian winger Marko Pjaca this summer for £22m

Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo is expected to sign a new three-year deal with the club (Daily Star)

Kyle Bartley: Linked with move to Elland Road.

West Brom are closing on a £3.5m deal for Swansea City defender Kyle Bartley and will push to sign Brentford’s Romaine Sawyers once James McClean joins Stoke (Daily Mail)

Manchester City have made an enquiry for Mateo Kovacic amid doubts over their pursuit of Jorginho (Daily Mirror)

Kyle Walker insists England might never have a better opportunity to win the World Cup (Daily Mirror)

Belgium midfielder Kevin De Bruyne has revealed he did not have a clue who Kylian Mbappe was last year (Daily Mirror)

Cristiano Ronaldo’s transfer to Juventus will “attract other champions” to the Serie A holders, Marcello Lippi has claimed (Daily Mirror)

Joe Hart will be helped by Manchester City to find the right move to restart his stalled career (Daily Mirror)

Manchester City are optimistic Riyad Mahrez will be unveiled as their £60m record signing by Friday, after they made a breakthrough with Leicester City (The Guardian)

Up to 10,000 England fans are expected in Moscow for Wednesday’s World Cup semi-final against Croatia, with last-minute travel and logistics complicated but manageable for those with cash (The Guardian)

Derby manager Frank Lampard wants to sign England U19 international Mason Mount on loan from Chelsea – and also wants to sign Joel Asoro from Sunderland (Daily Telegraph)

Gordon Banks says he feels let down by the FA and doesn’t know if he will be invited to Russia (Daily Telegraph)

Liverpool have rejected a move from Celtic for Harry Wilson (Daily Record)