Manchester United have held initial talks with a midfielder to replace Paul Pogba and have enlisted the help of a super-agent to secure the deal, while Arsenal and Chelsea both want Jerome Boateng, all in the papers.
UNITED CHASE MILINKOVIC-SAVIC
Manchester United have found their perfect replacement for Paul Pogba and have already held talks with the player’s entourage, according to a report in France.
Pogba is keener than ever to leave United with L’Equipe and AS both reporting the France World Cup winner is still hankering after a summer move.
United and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer are well aware and are lining up a move for Lazio man Sergej Milinkovic-Savic according to FootMercato via Sport Witness.
They have an exclusive and report that United see him as the “perfect prototype” to replace Pogba and have already “gone up a gear” in their pursuit of the midfielder, who is rated in €120m bracket by Italian paper Tuttosport.
The French outlet claim that United have held “first discussions”with his agent Mateja Kezman and they are also using super-agent Fali Ramadani to help broker the deal.
United’s interest in the player charts back to almost two years to the Jose Mourinho era, with Solskjaer also seemingly keen on the Serbian having been linked with him over the summer.
AND THE REST
Lyon wonderkid Houssem Aouar is attracting plenty of interest from England, with Arsenal joining Liverpool and Manchester City in the race for his signature (The Sun)
Paul Pogba prefers a move to Real Madrid over remaining at Manchester United or moving back to Juventus (AS)
Real Madrid are open to using Luka Jovic as part of a swap deal to try and lure Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund (Marca)
AC Milan could cash in on left-back Theo Hernandez this summer (Marca)
Inter could try and lure Lionel Messi as part of the deal to let Lauro Martinez go to Barcelona, says from former Inter Milan president Massimo Moratti (Sport)
Lazio and Roma are hopeful of signing Pedro, but they may have to fight off advances from the winger’s former Barcelona team-mate Xavi (Gazzetta Dello Sport)
Inter want to sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who has reportedly decided to leave Arsenal this summer (Gazetta dello Sport)
Chelsea and Arsenal are interested in signing Bayern Munich defender Jerome Boateng (Mail)
Manchester United are increasingly confident of signing England forward Jadon Sancho, 20, from Borussia Dortmund this summer. (Standard)
Wolves will not sell Adama Troare for less than £70m this summer after the 24-year-old Spanish winger was linked with a move to Liverpool. (Football Insider)
FIFA plan to extend the 2019-20 season indefinitely in order to allow each country’s football authority to determine when its campaigns can finish. (The Athletic)
Manchester United midfielder Jesse Lingard, 27, has no intention of leaving the club this summer. The England international has previously been linked with Arsenal and Everton. (Metro)
France striker Olivier Giroud, 33, has held preliminary talks with Chelsea over a new contract at Stamford Bridge. (Football.London)
Kyle Walker will never play for England again under Gareth Southgate – with the Three Lions boss livid after the defender allegedly hosted a party during lockdown. (Daily Mirror, Daily Star)
Liverpool transfer target Diego Carlos has insisted that he would only consider leaving Sevilla for a “much bigger club” (Express)