Paper Talk: Agreement in place as Mourinho strikes to bring Man Utd star to Roma

Jose Mourinho is poised to secure a cheeky signing from Manchester United for Roma, there’s some developments over Jack Grealish’s future, while Wednesday’s transfer gossip has news of Liverpool closing on the signing of a new midfielder.


Jose Mourinho reportedly wants to take Manchester United star Edinson Cavani to Roma this summer, with an agreement supposedly in place.

Cavani made a big impression during his debut season at Old Trafford, scoring 17 goals in 39 appearances. He was heavily tipped with a return to South America with Boca Juniors before signing a one-year extension.

However, with a deal for Jadon Sancho all-but done, United are likely to try and lighten their load.

Anthony Martial is one player who looks likely to leave. But the Daily Star, quoting an Italian source, claims Cavani could also be shown the door.

“If Dzeko goes away, Cavani arrives,” Damiano ‘Er Faina’ Coccia told Calciomercato.

“The problem isn’t Dzeko, who wants to leave, but that there’s no team that wants to take the Bosnian.

He also claims United’s decision to pin Cavani down to a new deal will ensure they receive a decent fee for the striker.

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 “Tiago Pinto [Roma’s general manager] is strongly probing Cavani. In principle there’s a basic agreement between the club and the player.

“The problem is that Cavani isn’t expiring and it will be necessary to give United compensation.”

As per reports, United can expect to receive a fee in the region of £8m for the 34-year-old.

Alongside Granit Xhaka and Rui Patricio, the trio are expected to become Mourinho’s first signings at Roma.


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Liverpool are nearing the signing of Porto’s Brazilian midfielder Otavio. (Daily Express)

Bayern Munich have slapped a huge price on Kingsley Coman, amid claims he’s being eyed by Liverpool. (Daily Express)

Emile Smith Rowe has a “verbal agreement” to sign a new contract at Arsenal, according to reports. (Daily Express)

Leicester are closing in on a £45m double swoop for Boubakary Soumare and Patson Daka as they target “winners”. (Daily Mirror)

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Cristiano Ronaldo’s agent Jorge Mendes will meet with Juventus in the coming days to thrash out the Portugal star’s future. (Daily Mirror)

Manchester United have begun installing 1,500 rail seats at Old Trafford ahead of a trial for the upcoming season. (Daily Mirror)

Manchester United will soon be able to get on with some of their most important summer transfer business after France’s shock exit from Euro 2020. (Daily Mirror)

Kai Havertz is already eyeing his next international challenge after the disappointment of Germany’s loss to England. (Daily Mirror)


Jack Grealish, Villa talisman close-up

Aston Villa are very hopeful Jack Grealish will sign a new contract at the club this summer which will end any discussion of a move away. (Daily Telegraph)

Chelsea are exploring the prospects of signing Barcelona midfielder Miralem Pjanic this summer. (The Sun)

Arsenal are in talks with Benfica over a £6m deal for left-back Nuno Tavares. They’ve also made an improved bid for Anderlecht’s Albert Sambi Lokonga. (Daily Mail)

Newcastle United’s move for Southampton’s Mario Lemina has hit an impasse over his age. (Daily Mail)


Josh King has accused Carlo Ancelotti of lying to persuade him to join Everton. (Daily Mail)

Wales international full-back Connor Roberts is a target for Burnley. (Daily Mail)

Adrien Rabiot’s mother held a heated exchange with the family members of her son’s teammates following France’s Euro 2020 defeat by Switzerland. (Daily Mail)

Thomas Partey will take the No 5 shirt at Arsenal for his second season at the club. (Daily Mail)