Paper Talk: Solskjaer sanctions £75m raid for talented duo

Date published: Tuesday 4th June 2019 8:22 - James Marshment

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants a £75m duo after laying out plans for a young, British core at Man Utd, while Tottenham have five players on Mauricio Pochettino’s wish list this summer, according to Tuesday’s newspapers.



Manchester United are reported to be planning an approach to Leicester over an approach to sign James Maddison this summer.

The Independent claims the attacking midfielder has been identified as a primary summer target for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with United willing to spend as much as £60m to tempt Leicester into a sale.

The 22-year-old  – the subject of our feature The Scout which previewed the game’s best talented youngsters way back in 2015 – is also wanted by Tottenham and Manchester City this summer.

But the paper reckons United will be the first to make their move, with Solskjaer looking to give Manchester United’s midfield a young, talented British backbone – as the sides he played in under Sir Alex Ferguson.

Maddison created the most goalscoring chances in the Premier League last season with Leicester following a bargain £20m switch from Norwich and Solskjaer reckons he has what it takes to be a success at United.

His potential arrival doesn’t look like being the last young Brit to arrive at Old Trafford this summer either, with a £15m swoop for Swansea’s Dan James already well down the line and thought to have already been agreed.

Maddison and James – it’s almost like Beckham and Giggs Mk II!


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James Maddison, Maxi Gomez, Giovani Lo Celso, Tanguy Ndombele and Ryan Sessegnon are summer targets for Tottenham (Daily Mirror)

Juventus have joined the race to sign Ajax’s Matthijs de Ligt, tabling a £75m bid (Daily Mirror)

Manchester United are set to enquire about the availability of Crystal Palace’s Aaron Wan-Bissaka after cooling their interest in Tottenham’s Kieran Trippier (Daily Mirror)

Everton face paying up to £40m if they want to bring Lyon’s Bertrand Traore to Goodison Park (Daily Mirror)

Paris Saint-Germain have expressed their intent in signing Romelu Lukaku, with Inter Milan also interested (Daily Mirror)

Napoli full-back Elseid Hysaj has put Premier League clubs on red alert by saying he wants to leave the Serie A club this summer (Daily Mirror)

West Ham will aim to sign Fenerbahce captain Kaldirim who has just a £4.4m release clause (The Sun)

Inter Milan are ready to test West Ham’s resolve to keep Marko Arnautovic (The Sun)

Manchester City are lining up a £50m move for Juventus right-back Joao Cancelo (The Sun)

Maurizio Sarri will try to beat Manchester United to signing Kalidou Koulibaly if he becomes Juventus boss (The Sun)

Man Utd have been knocked back by both Richarlison and Kalidou Koulibaly in attempts to sign the duo in £189m deals this summer. Both men would rather stay at Everton and Napoli, respectively, than move to Old Trafford (The Sun)

Manchester rivals United and City are embroiled in a £120m battle with Real Madrid for Benfica whizzkid Joao Felix (Daily Express)

Divock Origi has been offered a new deal by Liverpool and the Reds are confident he will commit long term (Daily Express)

Arsenal could face a battle to keep Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang after Chinese clubs again tried to sign the striker by offering to pay him nearly £300,000 a week (The Times)

Arsenal are to launch a double bid for Sampdoria duo Dennis Praet and Joachim Andersen for £37m this summer (Daily Star)

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Bournemouth are eyeing a £13m swoop for Fiorentina goalkeeper Bartlomiej Dragowski (Daily Star)

Middlesbrough want Dwight Gayle to be the striker to fire them to promotion to the Premier League next season (Daily Star)

Jordan Rhodes has been priced out of his dream move to the Premier League with newly-promoted Norwich (Daily Star)

Chelsea are locked in talks over the exits of both Maurizio Sarri and Eden Hazard in what promises to be another summer of change, even if the club remain banned from signing new players (Daily Telegraph)

Leeds United owner Andrea Radrizzani is in Doha to discuss Qatar taking a stake in the Championship club which narrowly missed out on promotion to the Premier League (Daily Telegraph)

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Chris Hughton will hold talks with West Brom in the next 48 hours as he considers making a return to management (Daily Telegraph)

Manchester United, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich are set for a £180m battle over Mohamed Salah this summer (Daily Mail)

Arsenal have held talks over a £20m move for Paris Saint-Germain defender Thomas Meunier but fear it could fall through due to their failure to qualify for the Champions League (Daily Mail)

Sevilla are set to appoint ex-Real Madrid boss Julen Lopetegui after caretaker coach Joaquin Caparros stepped aside (Daily Mail)

American businessman Mark Campbell is in line to become the new majority shareholder of Sunderland, taking a 74 per cent stake in the club (Daily Mail)


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