Paper Talk: Everton stonewall Man Utd by demanding £80m for star

Date published: Tuesday 22nd September 2020 9:00

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Man Utd have been rocked by the £80m asking price for a top attacking target, while Newcastle and West Ham are chasing a Juventus star, according to Tuesday’s newspaper gossip.

 

UNITED ROCKED BY STRIKER ASKING PRICE

Everton reportedly brought Man Utd’s interest in Dominic Calvert-Lewin to an abrupt end earlier this summer.

The Red Devils had reportedly approached the Goodison Park outfit with a view to signing the striker, but the Toffees demanded no less than £80million in any transfer offer.

Calvert-Lewin has hit the ground running this season with four goals in Everton’s opening two games.

But it was against West Brom where the striker hit the headlines with an impressive hat-trick in the 5-2 win.

He is now being tipped to make Gareth Southgate’s England squad next month when they face Wales, Belgium and Denmark.

And it appears as though his huge potential attracted plenty of interest from top clubs earlier on this summer.

Carlo Ancelotti has managed to get the best out of the 23-year-old since replacing Marco Silva in December 2019.

 

His hat-trick against West Brom at the weekend takes his tally to 12 goals in just 22 games under the Italian boss.

One team in search of a new No.9 this summer is United, however a report in the Express claims they were left stunned when Everton set an £80m asking price for Calvert-Lewin.

The report adds that the £80m valuation was before his first career hat-trick, suggesting Everton would now want even more.

Chelsea and Manchester City are also mentioned as previously holding interest, but they too would think twice about making a move.

 

NEWCASTLE, WEST HAM CHASING JUVE ACE

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West Ham and Newcastle are among the clubs showing an interest in Juventus defender Daniele Rugani. (Daily Mail)

Liverpool are reportedly in regular contact with Kylian Mbappe over a summer move in 2021 – but the Reds face competition from Real Madrid. (Daily Mail)

Daniel Levy won’t allow Dele Alli to leave on the cheap, with the Tottenham chairman preferring a loan move for the PSG and Inter Milan target. (Daily Mail)

Ravel Morrison has signed for Dutch side ADO Den Haag until the end of the Eredivisie season. (Daily Mail)

Edinson Cavani is reportedly being eyed as a forward option by LaLiga champions Real Madrid. (Daily Mail)

NO MAN UTD SWAP IN TELLES DEAL

Manchester United might be nearing a deal for Alex Telles – but it won’t include Diogo Dalot. (Daily Star)

Sevilla have confirmed they turned down a bid for Manchester City target Jules Kounde. (The Sun)

Fulham are in talks over Sassuolo centre-back Marlon Santos after leaking seven goals in their first two games. (The Sun)

Southampton are now interested in Benfica midfielder Florentino Luis. (The Sun)

Schalke boss David Wagner reportedly faces the sack just one game into the new season after being humiliated 8-0 by Bayern Munich. (The Sun)

 

AND MORE GOSSIP

Manchester United are reportedly keen on Ismaila Sarr and could land the Watford winger on a season-long loan, according to reports. (Daily Express)

Sergio Aguero believes he could be back for Manchester City within a month, not the two months feared by Pep Guardiola. (Daily Telegragh)

Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy is ready to play hardball with any clubs interested in signing Dele Alli before the transfer window shuts. (Daily Telegragh)

Everton are in talks to sign Atletico Madrid and Colombia full-back Santiago Arias, who has also been linked with Newcastle. (Liverpool Echo)

Spartak Moscow want Tottenham and Ivory Coast right-back Serge Aurier. (Sky Sports)

Lille will test Rangers’ resolve with a take-it-or-leave-it bid of £18m for striker Alfredo Morelos. (Scottish Sun)

Scott McKenna will complete his move to Nottingham Forest on Tuesday – and bank Aberdeen a potential £6m sell-on fee. (Scottish Sun)

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard hopes to bring in Daniel Johnson this week as the Preston star wants the Rangers switch. (Scottish Sun)

AC Milan technical director Paolo Maldini claims the Serie A giants are not currently working on a deal to sign Celtic defender Kristoffer Ajer. (Daily Record)

 

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