Paper Talk: Man Utd ready to raid Valencia for £30m defender

Date published: Saturday 26th May 2018 9:53

Manchester United are lining up a move for a £30m Valencia full-back, while Frank Lampard is the front-runner to land a top Championship job, all in Saturday’s papers.



Manchester United are reportedly lining up a £30m summer move for Valencia right-back Joao Cancelo.

The Portugal international spent last season on loan at Inter Milan, who have a clause within the agreement to make the deal a permanent one should they wish.

But Inter have yet to take up that option, which has alerted United to Cancelo’s possible availability as boss Jose Mourinho eyes two new full-backs in the summer transfer window, according to the report in the Daily Mirror.

United are also said to be looking at Southampton’s Cedric Soares, but Cancelo has now emerged as another option to provide competition for stalwart Antonio Valencia.

Mourinho is also chasing a new left-back, with Tottenham’s Danny Rose on his radar – although a move for Juventus star Alex Sandro is looking increasingly unlikely.

United are, however, closing in on the addition of a new midfielder with Shakhtar Donetsk’s £50m-rated midfielder Fred seemingly on his way to Old Trafford before the World Cup begins next month.


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Frank Lampard is in pole position to land the Derby job after having an interview with the club as they seek a successor for Gary Rowett (Daily Mirror)

Juventus chief Giuseppe Marotta insists the Italian side are set to agree a new deal with Alex Sandro, dealing a blow to Manchester United, who have been chasing the left-back (Daily Mirror)

Marco Silva is set to be confirmed as Everton’s new manager within the next 10 days (Daily Mirror)

Stoke City will sell defender Kevin Wimmer to Bundesliga side Hannover for £10.5m (Daily Mirror)

Spurs will ask Manchester United to let them have Anthony Martial as part of any deal taking Toby Alderweireld to Old Trafford (The Sun)

Napoli and Borussia Dortmund will rival Arsenal and Chelsea for Jean Michael Seri (The Sun)

Mark Hughes will step up his pursuit of Stoke City playmaker Xherdan Shaqiri after securing his long-term future at Southampton (The Sun)

Sunderland owner Stewart Donald is bringing in old Eastleigh pal Richard Hill to work with first-team coach Jack Ross (The Sun)

Manchester United have made an early move to sign Real Betis midfielder Fabian Ruiz, according to reports in Spain (The Sun)

Chelsea met Maurizio Sarri’s representatives on Friday as they consider potential successors to Antonio Conte, who is widely expected to exit the club this summer (The Guardian)

Marco Asensio’s agent says Real Madrid have turned down two offers from Premier League clubs worth up to £130m for the 22-year-old Spanish forward, who has been linked with Manchester United and Chelsea (Independent)

Arsenal are in talks to sign Stephan Lichtsteiner on a free when his contract at Juventus expires this summer, with the right-back among Unai Emery’s targets (The Guardian)

Unai Emery will have a transfer budget of around £50m for this summer and wants to strengthen in midfield and defence primarily (Daily Mail)

West Ham are shaking up their backroom staff in the wake of Manuel Pellegrini’s arrival as manager (Daily Mail)

Arsenal’s majority shareholder Stan Kroenke has already increased Unai Emery’s summer transfer budget by £20m to £70m and the club will look to tempt Sampdoria midfielder Dennis Praet to come to England rather than join Juventus (Daily Telegraph)

Jack Ross is ready to raid St Mirren and take midfielder Kyle Magennis with him to Sunderland (Daily Express)

Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi says he will not decide until after the World Cup whether to return to the Stamford Bridge club (Evening Standard)

Celtic defender Eric Sviatchenko is on the brink of a permanent move to Danish club FC Midtjylland (Daily Record)

Rangers boss Steven Gerrard is looking at released West Ham defender James Collins after missing out on signing former Liverpool team-mate Martin Skrtel (Scottish Sun)


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