Paper Talk: Man Utd nail Pogba replacement list down to three

Date published: Monday 1st July 2019 8:25

Manchester United have narrowed down their list of names to replace Paul Pogba to just three, while Arsenal and Tottenham have been offered a Barcelona ace, according to Monday’s papers.



Youri Tielemans, Christian Eriksen and James Maddison are reportedly top of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s wishlist, if Paul Pogba leaves Manchester United this summer.

Pogba returned to Old Trafford in an £89million move in 2016 but has cast doubt over his future at United after revealing he is considering “a new challenge”.

Speculation over a possible move to Real Madrid or a return to former club Juventus has been mounting after a mixed 2018-19 campaign at Old Trafford that started with continued issues with Jose Mourinho and ended with a complete drop off in form under Ole Gunnar Solskajer, after a mid-season resurgence.

The Daily Mirror reports that United have been digging their heels in and want at least £150million for the 26-year-old, while it’s also reported that the Frenchman will hold showdown talks with Solskjaer early this week to push through an exit.

The Red Devils fly out to Perth on July 7 and it is understood that Solskjaer wants a fully-assembled squad available, with new signings Daniel James and Aaron Wan-Bissaka both expected to travel.

And with Pogba, along with Romelu Lukaku, likely heading for the exit door – the Mirror goes on to report that Tielemans, Eriksen or Maddison are the three names in the frame to replace the former, if United accept an offer the player.

Tielemans impressed on loan at Leicester last season while fellow Foxes favourite Maddison enjoyed a stunning debut season in the Premier League.

Tottenham playmaker Eriksen has long been linked with a switch to Old Trafford and looks increasingly certain to quit the Champions League runners-up, although Real Madrid and PSG remain the favourites for his signature.


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Liverpool are open to bringing Brazil playmaker Philippe Coutinho back to the club after the 27-year-old’s struggles at Barcelona (Daily Mirror)

Norwich are reportedly close to agreeing a deal to bring KV Oostende defender Rocky Bushiri to Carrow Road (Daily Mirror)

Arsenal are involved in a four-way tug of war for former Chelsea and England defender Gary Cahill (Daily Mirror)

Real Betis are close to a £25m deal for Fulham striker Aleksander Mitrovic (Daily Mirror)

Manchester United have told right-back Diogo Dalot he can leave after signing Aaron Wan-Bissaka (The Sun)

Valencia’s £30m-rated forward Rodrigo is keen on a Premier League transfer, with Everton and West Ham linked with him (The Sun)

Crystal Palace will not sell £80m winger Wilfried Zaha to Arsenal over fears of putting their proposed takeover in jeopardy (The Sun)

Wolves defender Conor Coady is being tracked by Newcastle and local rivals West Bromwich Albion (The Sun)

Real Madrid are preparing to offer Spain midfielder Marco Asensio to Liverpool but want Senegal international forward Sadio Mane in exchange (Daily Express)

Arsenal and Tottenham are set to be offered the chance to sign Barcelona winger Malcom this summer (Daily Express)

Inter Milan will launch a bid for Manchester United £75m striker Romelu Lukaku this week (Daily Express)

Real Madrid want to sign Christian Eriksen – but only if they fail in deals for Paul Pogba and Donny van de Beek (Daily Express)

Manchester United have expressed their intentions to accelerate the signing of Bruno Fernandes (Daily Express)

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Paul Pogba will reportedly ask Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to let him leave Manchester United this summer (Daily Mail)

Napoli are trying to gazump Arsenal in the race for Celtic defender Kieran Tierney (Daily Mail)

Manchester United will make an opening offer for Newcastle midfielder Sean Longstaff this week (Daily Mail)

Manchester City are poised to sign 35-year-old goalkeeper Asier Riesgo in the coming days (Daily Star)

Newcastle centre-midfielder Sean Longstaff is considering his future following the shock exit of Rafael Benitez (Daily Star)

Leeds are eyeing former Manchester City striker Felipe Caicedo (Daily Star)

Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino will immediately send Jack Clarke back to Leeds for a season, rather than keep the new signing in north London (The Guardian)

Manchester United may announce that Marcus Rashford has signed a new contract as early as today (Daily Telegraph)

John McGinn is close to signing a new long-term contract with Aston Villa as they look to ward off interest in the Scotland midfielder (The Times)

Everton have expressed an interest in signing former Chelsea forward Bertrand Traore from Lyon (The Times)

Liverpool hope Marko Grujic will be ready to challenge for a first-team role next summer as they prepare to send the Serbia midfielder back to Hertha Berlin on loan (The Times)

Hearts midfielder Olly Lee has been told he is free to find a new club as he edges closer to the exit door (Daily Record)


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