Paper Talk: Top Man Utd striker target gives green light for £60m transfer

Date published: Tuesday 12th May 2020 8:00

Moussa Dembele

Manchester United are confident of signing Moussa Dembele, while they are also pursuing a young Roma midfielder and Tottenham could see one centre-back in and one out this summer, all in the papers.



Manchester United are ahead of Chelsea in the race to Lyon’s Moussa Dembele and they are confident of signing the striker for £60m, claims a report.

The Daily Star says United have been tracking the France U21 international for 12 months and view him as the long-term replacement for Romelu Lukaku.

The former Celtic forward, 23, has scored 22 goals in all competitions this season before football was suspended due to the Covid-19 crisis.

United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has sent scouts to watch Demeble in action at least three times in the last six months and the forward is said to prefer a move to United ahead of Chelsea.

The report claims Dembele has intimated to United that they are his preferred choice this summer and Ed Woodward is ready to press ahead with the transfer.


Barcelona are considering a move for Tottenham central defender Juan Foyth (Mundo Deportivo)

Sergino Dest TEAMtalk

Tottenham are among the club’s interested in signing Ajax defender Sergino Dest (CalcioMercato)

Manchester United and Tottenham are reportedly pushing hard to sign Roma midfielder Nicolo Zaniolo. (Express)

Inter Milan are warming to the idea of selling Lautaro Martinez to Barcelona, and want  Nelson Semedo and Emerson in the deal (Sport)

Kylian Mbappe was reportedly ‘flattered’ that Jurgen Klopp called his father to register his interest in signing him. (Daily Mirror)

Liverpool feel “insulted” that many believe their fans would not respect public health guidelines in any Premier League return. (Daily Mirror)

Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil, 31, will not leave the club this summer and instead see out the remaining year left on his Gunners contract. (Fanatik)

Barcelona’s deal for Lautaro Martinez has been altered due to the coronavirus (Calciomercato)

Juventus star Miralem Pjanic rejected a transfer to Manchester United after Barcelona became interested (Sport)

Manchester City are reportedly in pole position to sign Barcelona right-back Nelson Semedo this summer (Manchester Evening News)

Arsenal hope to keep on-loan Real Madrid midfielder Dani Ceballos, 23, until the current Premier League season can be finished, but are not planning to extend the Spain international’s deal with the club for another campaign. (El Confidencial)



Saido Berahino says he “would jump at the chance” to return to West Brom. (The Sun)

Arsenal are eager to sell Henrikh Mkhitaryan but Roma are unwilling to pay their £15m asking price. (The Sun)

RB Leipzig have joined Everton in wanting to sign 20-year-old French defender Jean-Clair Todibo from Barcelona. (HITC)

Manchester United are interested in signing 19-year-old Argentine playmaker Thiago Almada, who has also been linked with Arsenal, from Velez Sarsfield. (Tutto Mercato Web)

Manchester United have yet to agree a new deal with 19-year-old midfielder Angel Gomes, whose contract with the club runs out at the end of June. (Goal)

Benfica striker Carlos Vinicius is a target for Manchester United, with the 25-year-old Brazilian having an £88m release clause. (Sun)

Algeria winger Riyad Mahrez, 29, says Liverpool were interested in signing him before he joined Manchester City from Leicester City but the Reds dropped their interest after bringing in Mohamed Salah from Roma. (Bein Sports)

Chelsea are confident of securing youngster Charlie Webster, who is believed to be a target for Borussia Dortmund, on a professional contract when he turns 17 next January. (Telegraph)

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