Paper Talk: Arsenal in contact with Man Utd to sign massive flop

Date published: Saturday 12th June 2021 9:12 - Robert McCarthy

Arsenal have made contact with Manchester United to sign a major Old Trafford flop this summer, while Timo Werner is wanted by a European heavyweight in a shock swoop, according to Saturday’s papers.

MAN UTD FLOP COULD JOIN ARSENAL

Arsenal have reportedly contacted Manchester United to ask about the future of midfielder Donny van de Beek.

After a disastrous debut season at Old Trafford, van de Beek is reportedly looking for a way to end his Old Trafford nightmare.

And according to a report in the Daily Express, the Gunners have offered him exactly that. Indeed, they have already made contact with the player’s representatives in a bid to lure him to the Emirates.

The Dutchman only joined United last summer in a deal worth up to £40m. However, he spent much of his first campaign sat on the bench and notched just one Premier League goal for the club.

With Solskjaer seemingly unconvinced that the midfielder will come good, it appears the Red Devils are ready to cut their losses.

Mikel Arteta is expected to freshen up his midfield this summer, with Dani Ceballos heading back to Real Madrid. Matteo Guendouzi and Granit Xhaka are also expected to be sold – leaving the door open for the addition of van de Beek.

Van de Beek already has some ties to Arsenal. He is currently in a long-term relationship with the daughter of Gunners legend Dennis Bergkamp.

Offloading the Holland star will also allow United to step up their interest in Atletico midfielder Saul Niguez.

The Spain international is interesting a number of clubs, including Liverpool and Man City. However, the Red Devils are thought to be one of the major frontrunners for his signature.


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ANCELOTTI WANTS CHELSEA MAN

Hakim Ziyech celebrating with Chelsea teammate Timo Werner, FA Cup semi final v Man City, April 2021

New Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti has asked the club to pursue a move for Chelsea forward Timo Werner this summer. (Daily Express)

Anthony Martial has been offered to Real Madrid as his agent looks to move him on from Manchester United. (Daily Express)

Jadon Sancho has revealed his proposed £80m move to Manchester United has been the talk of the England players in the build-up to Euro 2020. (Daily Express)

Arsenal are one of four clubs keeping tabs on Sassuolo’s Manuel Locatelli, with Edu looking to engineer the capture a new central midfielder ahead of next season. (Daily Express)

Everton will hold further talks with Nuno Espirito Santo this weekend that could conclude with the former Wolves manager being appointed. (The Guardian)

Germany midfielder Florian Neuhaus is a potential summer transfer target for Liverpool as they consider replacements for Georginio Wijnaldum. (The Guardian)

FULHAM REJECT STRIKER OFFER

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Fulham have rejected a £16m bid from Dynamo Moscow for striker Aleksandar Mitrovic. (The Sun)

Borussia Dortmund have reportedly rejected Manchester United’s proposed Ballon d’Or clause in any deal for Jadon Sancho. (The Sun)

Arsenal are holding talks with Kieran Tierney over a contract extension. (The Sun)

Arsenal want a summer move for Ben White and have held initial talks. However, Brighton have put a £50m price tag on the defender. (Daily Mail)

Gareth Southgate will not face the England chop even if his side flop at Euro 2020 this summer. (Daily Mail)

Kylian Mbappe has cast doubt over his long-term future at Paris Saint-Germain after admitting he does not know if the club is the best place for him. (Daily Mail)

Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma will undergo a medical with PSG, paving the way for him to join the French giants as a free agent. (Daily Mail)


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AND MORE TRANSFER GOSSIP

Nikola Vlasic celebrating a UEFA Nations League goal for Croatia, October 2020

Everton are considering re-signing Croatia striker Nikola Vlasic from CSKA Moscow – two years after they sold him. (Daily Star)

Raheem Sterling is likely to start England’s Euro 2020 opener against Croatia as Gareth Southgate keeps faith with the Manchester City forward. (Daily Mirror)

UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin has warned Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus they will still face punishment for continuing to form part of a proposed European Super League, despite the organisation’s disciplinary proceedings coming to a temporary halt. (Daily Mirror)

Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou could turn to trusted Aussie ‘keeper Mathew Ryan as his first signing. (Scottish Sun)

Nathan Patterson has vowed he has learned his lesson after last season’s Covid-19 row. (Scottish Sun)

 

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