Paper Talk: Man Utd to trump Man City and sign £150m Atletico duo

Date published: Tuesday 11th June 2019 8:20

Manchester United are set to secure an impressive £150m raid on Atletico Madrid for two of their star men, while Tottenham have snubbed the chance to bring a Roma star back to the Premier League, according to Tuesday’s newspapers.



Manchester United are willing to match Manchester City and pay £62m Atletico Madrid midfielder Rodri, according to reports.

That’s according to the Daily Star, who reckon United could beat City to a signing for the third transfer window in four, having previously done them in the race to sign Fred and Alexis Sanchez in recent times.

The player has repeated his desire to stay at Atletico this summer, but it seems the Spanish giants are willing to cash in on the player they rate at €70m.

And according to the Star, via Mundo Deportivo, United lead City, Bayern Munich and PSG for the 22-year-old, given his first-team prospects will be far better suited at Old Trafford.

Rodri could even be joined at Old Trafford by his Atleti teammate Jan Oblak, who reportedly wants to leave the club this summer and is interested in a move to United.

According to ESPN, and via the Daily Mail, the imminent departures at the Wanda Metropolitano of Antoine Griezmann, Rodri, Diego Godin, Juanfran and Filipe Luis have concerned the towering Slovakian keeper and he too is seeking a summer switch as a result.

And according to ESPN, a source has informed them that United have made an approach for the keeper – rated as one of the world’s best – and are willing to meet the €100m (£88m) exit clause that exists in his contract.

With David De Gea likely to move on, the signing of Oblak would more than compensate United for their loss.

The double swoop on Atleti would set United back a combined £150m. Paul Pogba sale anyone…?


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Tottenham have rejected the chance to sign Roma striker Edin Dzeko this summer (Daily Star)

Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka has cooled off rumours of a move to Inter Milan by saying he is happy to stay at Arsenal (Daily Star)

Donny van de Beek wants a move to the Premier League to join either Manchester United or Tottenham (Daily Star)

Leeds are following in the footsteps of Sunderland and Manchester City and will be releasing a documentary about Marcelo Bielsa’s first season at the club (Daily Star)

Real Madrid will not buy Paul Pogba or Christian Eriksen this summer unless they can raise around €150m (£135m) in the transfer market (Daily Mail)

Juventus are interested in re-signing Paul Pogba, but the Serie A champions would have to sell up to five players to be able to afford the Manchester United midfielder (Daily Mail)

Paris Saint-Germain are increasingly confident of reaching an agreement with Ajax for Matthijs De Ligt (Daily Mail)

Mateo Kovacic’s permanent deal at Chelsea is reportedly hanging in the balance with manager Maurizio Sarri edging closer to joining Juventus (Daily Mail)

Rangers are closing in on an agreement to secure top loan target Ryan Kent for another season (Daily Mail)

Arsenal’s £43m raid for Sampdoria duo Joachim Andersen and Dennis Praet has been rejected, with the Serie A club requesting £6m more (The Sun)

Real Madrid could loan out Brazilian wonderkid Vinicius Jr with boss Zinedine Zidane and the board at loggerheads over his future (The Sun)

Jordan Veretout looks set to snub a late swoop from Arsenal in order to join Napoli (The Sun)

Maurizio Sarri is reportedly planning to leave Chelsea with Gonzalo Higuain and Emerson if he takes charge at Juventus (The Sun)

Arsenal could seal a deal for AC Milan’s Franck Kessie for £30m, but will have to face competition from Spurs and West Ham (The Sun)

Manchester City have offered wonderkid Joao Felix a £100k-a-week, five-year deal to steal him from under rivals United’s nose (The Sun)

Leeds want to splash £35m for Liverpool pair Ryan Kent and Harry Wilson as they look to seal promotion to the Premier League (The Sun)

Matthijs de Ligt could be set to snub both Barcelona and Manchester United after Paris Saint-Germain appeared to steal a march on their rivals (Daily Mirror)

Arsenal could lose out to Everton on the signing of Getafe centre-back Djene Dakonam in another transfer setback for the Gunners (Daily Mirror)

Valencia want to take Newcastle forward Ayoze Perez back to his native Spain (Daily Mirror)

Liverpool are front runners to sign Lille and Ivory Coast star man Nicolas Pepe (Daily Mirror)

France coach Didier Deschamps appears to have confirmed Lyon left-back Ferland Mendy will soon make the switch to Real Madrid (Daily Mirror)

Sevilla forward Wissam Ben Yedder says it could be time for him to move on, with Barcelona believed to be keen on him as an alternative to Antoine Griezmann (Daily Mirror)

Liverpool coaches were wowed by young Benfica B midfielder David Tavares when the Reds came face-to-face with him in a Marbella friendly before the Champions League final (Daily Mirror)

Manchester United are reportedly very close to completing the £60m signing of Bruno Fernandes from Sporting (Daily Express)

Chelsea have made a £62m offer for Valencia star Goncalo Guedes, but any deal would rely on the club’s two-window transfer ban imposed by FIFA being postponed (Daily Express)

Liverpool won’t sign Max Kruse from Werder Bremen this summer because Jurgen Klopp is impressed with Divock Origi’s form and doesn’t want to block the progress of Rhian Brewster at Anfield (Daily Express)

Liverpool have agreed to loan Sheyi Ojo to Rangers but have yet to make a decision on the future of Ryan Kent (Daily Express)

Marseille remain keen on Celtic midfielder Olivier Ntcham but the move hinges on them offloading Morgan Sanson to West Ham for £30m (Daily Record)


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