Paper Talk: Real Madrid to raid Man Utd for £150m star after Bale exit

Date published: Sunday 28th July 2019 10:07

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Real Madrid will make a £150m move for a Man Utd ace once Gareth Bale has gone, while Crystal Palace want a key West Ham star, according to Sunday’s newspapers.



Real Madrid will reportedly make a last-gasp £150m bid to land Paul Pogba after shifting Gareth Bale this week.

The LaLiga giants are on the brink of letting the Welsh wizard head to Chinese Super League side Jiangsu Suning, who have tabled an incredible £1million-a-week deal for the 30-year-old.

That will help free up Bale’s £600,000-a-week wages to allow a late attempt to sign the United midfielder in a big-money deal.

Pogba is wanted by Real boss, and compatriot, Zinedine Zidane as the biggest signing of his summer revamp after returning to the club in March.

Eden Hazard, Luka Jovic, Eder Militao, Ferland Mendy and Rodrygo have already been signed, while Bale is being forced out and Arsenal have landed Real playmaker Dani Ceballos on loan.

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Pogba has already made it clear that he wants a move this summer, despite recent reports claiming that he might play out one more season at Old Trafford, and a £150m exit would give United a healthy profit on the £89m they paid Juventus for the 26-year-old in 2016.

It would be the biggest transfer in Premier League history, topping the £145m Barcelona paid for Philippe Coutinho — should he move.


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Manchester United legend Sir Alex Ferguson wants his old club to sign Aston Villa’s Scottish terrier John McGinn (Sun on Sunday)

Romelu Lukaku has begged Manchester United to lower his transfer fee (Sun on Sunday)

Arsenal have agreed a stunning £72m fee for Nicolas Pepe – but face huge competition to land him (Sun on Sunday)

Newcastle are trying to push through a cut-price £1m deal for Swedish right-back Emil Krafth (Sun on Sunday)

Kalvin Phillips could put the freeze on Leeds – to make sure he gets a move to Aston Villa (Sun on Sunday)

Danny Welbeck has not been able to find a new club – and it is the cost of signing the free agent that has put many off (Sun on Sunday)

Crystal Palace have been approached by agents for two Chinese clubs with offers for £32m striker Christian Benteke (Sun on Sunday)

Newcastle boss Steve Bruce is plotting a £5m bid for Everton’s forgotten man James McCarthy (Sun on Sunday)

Emiliano Martinez looks set to stay at Arsenal despite Championship interest (Sun on Sunday)

New Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has told midfield pair Tiemoue Bakayoko and Danny Drinkwater – who cost a combined £80m – they can leave Stamford Bridge (Sunday Mirror)

Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson is eyeing a move for West Ham’s versatile 29-year-old Michail Antonio (Sunday Mirror)

Real Madrid may have to take a stunning £86m loss on Gareth Bale if his record-breaking move to Jiangsu Suning can be completed before the Chinese transfer window shuts on Wednesday (Mail on Sunday)

Manchester United need to pay a greater percentage of Harry Maguire’s world-record fee up front – because Leicester aren’t convinced they’d receive add-ons for Champions League qualification (Mail on Sunday)

Rafa Benitez has insisted to friends that he would have stayed at Newcastle for at least a year had he felt able to trust the board (Mail on Sunday)

Swansea hope the presence of head coach Steve Cooper can be the key to landing Chelsea youngster Kasey Palmer ahead of their Championship rivals Bristol City (Mail on Sunday)

Everton midfielder Idrissa Gueye has rejected a late bid from Manchester United and is due to travel to France on Sunday for a medical with Ligue 1 giants PSG (Sunday Express)

Aston Villa boss Dean Smith is plotting a bid for his 11th summer signing of the transfer window, and is considering an offer for Cardiff goalkeeper Neil Etheridge, despite already spending £100m (Sunday Express)

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says his club cannot afford to play ‘fantasy football’ in the transfer market and insisted he is not glancing enviously at the spending of rivals (Sunday Telegraph)

Newcastle United are unwilling to match the £20m fee which Hull City are demanding for 22-year-old forward Jarrod Bowen (Newcastle Chronicle)

Wolves have agreed a deal in principle with Italian giants AC Milan for 21-year-old striker Patrick Cutrone (Express & Star)


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