Manchester United will have the chance to sign a top striker on one big condition, while Tottenham are eyeing another Premier League goalkeeper – both in all the latest Paper Talk.
MAN UTD TO RECEIVE SILVA OFFER
Manchester United will have the opportunity to sign Eintracht Frankfurt striker Andre Silva in the summer transfer window, according to a report.
The 25-year-old has exploded onto the scene in the Bundesliga after two seasons as a loan player. He joined AC Milan in the summer of 2017, but could only manage two goals in 24 Serie A games in his first season.
As such, he joined Sevilla on loan in August 2018, netting nine times in 27 LaLiga outings. He could still not find a place back in Italy and moved to Frankfurt temporarily last season, scoring 12 times in 25 league appearances.
According to The Sun, Frankfurt’s plan for Silva involves their desire to sign Luka Jovic on a permanent deal. The Real Madrid striker, who left Frankfurt for Madrid in summer 2019, has returned to Germany on loan.
However, to do so, the Bundesliga club will have to raise significant funds, with Silva’s exit a key factor. As such, the club will offer United the chance to sign the forward in a deal which will cost up to £30million amid the cost of the pandemic.
However, the big catch is that Edinson Cavani must leave for United to take up the deal.
The 34-year-old moved to Old Trafford in last summer’s transfer window, on a one-year deal which features the option to extend by a year.
Cavani has impressed, but The Sun adds that United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer may decide not to take up the extra year given recent injuries.
AND THE REST FROM PAPER TALK
Tottenham will target Burnley goalkeeper Nick Pope if Hugo Lloris leaves this summer. (Daily Mail)
Spurs also have an interest in second-choice Man Utd stopper Dean Henderson. Indeed, the north London club and Borussia Dortmund are leading the race to sign the 23-year-old. (Sky Sports)
Everton have entered the race alongside Bayern Munich to sign Norwich full-back Max Aarons. (Fabrizio Romano)
Man Utd made an approach for Monaco full-back Benoit Badiashile last summer. (Daily Mirror)
However, the 19-year-old does not regret rejecting a move to Old Trafford. (RMC Sport)
THREE-FIGURE PRICE RIGHT FOR RICE
West Ham will only allow midfielder Declan Rice to leave for £100million or more. (talkSPORT)
Chelsea feel ever more confident of landing Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland this summer. (Eurosport)
Nevertheless, Blues owner Roman Abramovich will give manager Thomas Tuchel £260million to spend at the end of the season. (Tutto Mercato)
PREM CHIEFS IN NO RUSH FOR FANS
Premier League officials are in no rush to make a decision on whether to allow fans back at the end of the season. (The Sun)
But football has been given the green light to host expansive test events in April. (Daily Mail)
The Premier League could yet block fans from attending matches on the final weekend of the season due to sporting integrity. (Daily Mail)
Vaccine passports for stadiums have been revived by the government as part of a three-pronged strategy to ramp up crowd numbers over the summer. (Daily Telegraph)
LUKAKU HAPPY AT INTER
Inter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku says that he remains happy in Italy, amid links with Manchester City. (Daily Mirror)
Newcastle will put Martin Dubravka back in goal and drop Karl Darlow for Saturday’s clash with Wolves. (Daily Telegraph)
The widow and children of World Cup 1966 winner Nobby Stiles have donated his brain to science to research sports-related dementia. (Daily Mirror)