Paper Talk: Man Utd make offer to keeper; chase 6ft 4in centre-back

Date published: Friday 12th April 2019 8:47

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Manchester United have offered a young goalkeeper a four-year contract, while they are also interested in a Saint-Etienne defender, all in the papers.



Manchester United have offered Marseille goalkeeper Ahmadou Dia a four-year contract, according to a report in France.

The 20-year-old has been scouted by United and has apparently impressed sufficiently with Get French Football claiming there is an offer on the table for the youngster. L’Equipe have also run the story.

Dia is not yet in the first-team squad, so he is not seen as a direct replacement for David De Gea, who could still leave United in the summer after stalling on a new contract.

Dia has not yet agreed to the deal, but has reportedly told Marseille sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta about the offer.



Inter Milan are targeting Manchester United full-back Matteo Darmian and Chelsea defender Emerson Palmeri in the summer transfer window (CalcioMercato)

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Real Madrid will ask for £112m for Wales forward Gareth Bale, 29, this summer and believe English clubs will be willing to pay that fee. (AS)

Arsenal will make a late attempt to sign Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera, 29, on a free transfer in the summer before the Spaniard agrees a move to Paris St-Germain. (L’Equipe)

Inter Milan are debating whether to move for Jose Mourinho or Antonio Conte as their new manager (Le10Sport)

Qatar Sports Investments, who own Ligue 1 champions PSG, are investigating the possibility of buying a Premier League club. (Telegraph)

Everton boss Marco Silva says he may sign France defender Kurt Zouma, 24, and 25-year-old Portugal midfielder Andre Gomes, 25 – who are both on loan at Goodison Park – on permanent deals from Chelsea and Barcelona respectively. (Liverpool Echo)

Silva says he has “no concerns” over rumours that Everton and Senegal midfielder Idrissa Gueye, 29, will join Manchester United in the summer. (Manchester Evening News)

Manchester United are primed to sign Sporting Lisbon’s Portuguese midfielder Bruno Fernandes, 24, this summer. (A Bola)

Arsenal and Everton have both held talks with 22-year-old Ajax winger David Neres before a proposed £34.5m move to the Premier League. Borussia Dortmund had a bid rejected in January. (Telegraph)

Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen has emerged as the new top transfer target for Real Madrid, with club president Florentino Perez preferring the 27-year-old to Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba. (El Confidential)

Eintracht Frankfurt and Serbia striker Luka Jovic does not want to join Barcelona yet because of concerns over playing time, says the 21-year-old’s father. (Bild)

Manchester City’s director of football Txiki Begiristain was in the stands at for Thursday night’s Europa League fixture between Eintracht Frankfurt and Benfica to see Jovic score. (Sun)

Begiristain has also been keeping tabs on 19-year-old forward Joao Felix, who became the youngest player to score a hat-trick in the Europa League on Thursday. Felix is a £105m target for Manchester City and Manchester United. (Sun)

Former Real Madrid star Raul is in line to coach the capital club’s B team next season (Marca)

Manchester United are interested in Saint-Etienne defender William Saliba (Le10Sport)

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Manchester United are willing to pay Real Madrid £52m for Toni Kroos but face competition from Manchester City, Juventus and PSG. (Star)

Manuel Pellegrini admits the signing of Samir Nasri was a risk. (Sun)

Sadio Mane is still wanted by Real Madrid this summer but they will only pursue a transfer if the Liverpool forward hands in a transfer request. (Daily Express)

Rafa Benitez believes dealing with Newcastle chief Mike Ashley is like Brexit (Mirror)

Real Madrid will not allow France centre-back Raphael Varane, 25, to leave this summer for anything less than his £431m release clause. (AS)

Andre Villas-Boas’ agent has refused to rule out a move to Celtic for his client after earlier claiming a deal wouldn’t happen. (Daily Record)

Roberto Martinez’s agent insists he won’t be the next Celtic boss despite being a bookies favourite. (Daily Record)

Despite their transfer ban, Chelsea could sign midfielder Mateo Kovacic on a permanent deal this summer (CalcioMercato)

Burnley will listen to offers for 26-year-old goalkeeper Nick Pope, with Bournemouth among the clubs interested, while another England keeper, 31-year-old Joe Hart, could also leave the Clarets. (Mail)

Bayern Munich’s Poland striker Robert Lewandowski, 30, and France winger Kingsley Coman, 22, had a fight at training on Thursday. (Bild)

Arsenal want to sign 21-year-old French midfielder Christopher Nkunku, who has turned down Paris St-Germain’s offer of a contract extension. (Le Parisien)

Liverpool are in advanced talks with Nike over a new long-term kit deal which is expected to exceed the value of Manchester United’s £750m agreement with Adidas and become the biggest ever struck by a Premier League club. (ESPN FC)


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