Paper Talk: Man Utd chasing shock deal for former Everton man

Date published: Thursday 23rd July 2020 8:58

Idrissa Gueye TEAMtalk

Manchester United are chasing a surprise deal for a former Everton star, while Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg has given Tottenham hope a move could still be on  – all in Thursday’s Paper Talk.

 

SOLSKJAER TURNS TO FORMER TOFFEES STAR

Former Everton midfielder Idrissa Gueye is believed to be a surprise name on Manchester United’s radar this summer.

Le10Sport, as cited by the Manchester Evening News, reports that the club are interested in signing the PSG midfielder. With midfield reinforcements very much on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s agenda.

The report also suggests that the 30-year-old is willing to stay in the French capital. But a move to Old Trafford could be a possible option.

Nemanja Matic, Fred and Scott McTominay are currently considered as United’s defensive midfield options.

However, Gueye offers a more dynamic game and made a big impression during his three-stay at Goodison Park.

The Senegal international made 31 appearances in all competitions for PSG this season. However, it is thought that the Ligue 1 champions are willing to do business for the right price.

 

MORE TRANSFER GOSSIP

Arsenal chiefs behind the scenes are growing in confidence that they will sign Chelsea star Willian this summer. That is despite Manchester United also keeping tabs on the Brazilian. (Daily Express)

Willian Chelsea TEAMtalk

Southampton are aiming to replace the outgoing Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg by bringing Adam Lallana back to St Mary’s. (Daily Express)

Tottenham are reportedly willing to offer £14.5m to sign Lucas Vazquez from Real Madrid this summer. But Zinedine Zidane wants to keep hold of the winger as a squad player. (Daily Express)

Newcastle will move for Bournemouth’s £20m hit man Callum Wilson if the Cherries are relegated this weekend. (Daily Express)

Manchester United are in the queue to sign Nuno Mendes. With Ole Gunnar Solskjaer eager to bolster the left side of his defence this summer. (Daily Express)

Leeds United are set to seal the permanent signing of goalkeeper Illan Meslier. (Daily Express)

Steven Gerrard has reportedly rejected the chance to take over as Bristol City manager in favour of remaining at Rangers. (Daily Mirror)

 

MBAPPE MAKES STATEMENT OF INTENT

Kylian Mbappe has rejected the idea that he could quit PSG this summer in favour of a move to Liverpool or Real Madrid. (Daily Mirror)

Kylian Mbappe TEAMtalk

Tony Adams admits he did not agree with Arsenal’s decision to buy Nicolas Pepe last summer. Insisting the £72m the Gunners paid Lille could have been better spent improving other areas. (Daily Mirror)

Liverpool are hoping to raise £6m from the sale of Loris Karius. With French outfit Montpellier believed to be keen on the German goalkeeper. (Daily Mirror)

Kai Havertz is set to “hold meetings” with Bayer Leverkusen on Thursday – and he is set to demand a Chelsea transfer. (Daily Star)

Championship winners Leeds want QPR playmaker Eberechi Eze to lead their return to the Premier League. (The Sun)

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has fuelled speculation he could join Leeds United by admitting he looks unlikely to stay at AC Milan. (The Sun)

West Ham academy legend Tony Carr has pleaded with Declan Rice to stay at the Hammers but fears a big offer from elsewhere could sway him. (The Sun)

 

BENRAHMA FLATTERED BY CHELSEA INTEREST

Brentford winger Said Benrahma is flattered by links to Chelsea. (The Sun)

Said Benrahma

Watford will ask their next manager to lower the age of the team, regardless of whether they stay in the Premier League. (Daily Mail)

Atletico Madrid will demand the full £109m buy-out clause for Jan Oblak. Amid concerns that Manchester United are preparing to rival Chelsea for the goalkeeper’s signature (Daily Mail)

Arsenal are putting the finishing touches to the first formal offer of a new contract for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, which is expected to be presented to the striker in the coming days. (Daily Telegraph)

Manchester United’s hopes of landing Jadon Sancho this summer have been boosted by Borussia Dortmund stepping up contingency plans for the England forward’s departure. (Daily Telegraph)

The top Premier League clubs are proposing to field their development sides in the Carabao Cup next season. That is so that they can play in European competitions in the same weeks. (The Times)

 

HOJBJERG ONLY HAS EYES FOR SPURS

Tottenham have held talks with Southampton over a move for Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg after the midfielder made it clear he wants to join the north London club. (Daily Telegraph)

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Harry Winks

Japhet Tanganga has been given a new contract worth £25,000 a week at Tottenham (The Times)

Celtic have opened talks with AEK Athens over a £3.5m deal for keeper Vasilis Barkas. (Scottish Sun)

But Neil Lennon’s men are unlikely to pursue any interest in Newcastle United back-up keeper Karl Darlow. (Scottish Sun)

Celtic star Ryan Christie’s dad Charlie insists there’s ‘no doubt’ his son will be on the radar of top English clubs. (Scottish Sun)

Former Celtic star Calvin Miller is nearing a switch to French side Amiens as he closes in on a fresh start. (Daily Record)

 

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