Paper Talk: Man Utd want to pair Serie A star with Bruno Fernandes

Date published: Monday 14th December 2020 8:18 - James Marshment

Hakan Calhanoglu, Fabian Ruiz

Manchester United are ready to make their move for a Serie A contract rebel, while Everton could offer an unlikely escape route for an out-of-favour Tottenham star, according to Monday’s transfer gossip.

UNITED LEARN CALHANOGLU FEE

Manchester United are strongly considering the chance to sign AC Milan attacking midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu in January, according to reports.

United have been linked with the Turkey star for a number of weeks as they turn their thoughts to January.

Calhanoglu will be out of contract in the summer and talks over a new deal have stalled. The player is said to have asked for a four-year deal worth £115,000 a week – a price Milan are unwilling to match.

But that’s a salary he’d have no problems earning by moving to United.

While he is available on a free in the summer, United will strongly consider an approach next month.

As such, the Daily Express claims United have been quoted a fee of around £20m to land the player in January.

United will have to compete with Juventus for Calhanoglu’s signature.

However, Juve want to sign the Turk on a free in the summer – hence United making their move now.

According to reports, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer sees Calhanoglu as the perfect compliment to Bruno Fernandes in midfield.

However, any deal for Calhanoglu would likely depend on Jesse Lingard’s exit first. The 27-year-old has been linked with Real Sociedad.

The arrival of Calhanoglu would also place further question marks over Paul Pogba’s future.

EVERTON MAKE DELE ALLI MOVE

Dele Alli Tottenham TEAMtalk

Everton are ready to offer midfielder Dele Alli a way out of Tottenham Hotspur by signing the 24-year-old England international on loan in January. (Daily Star)

Wolves are ready to renew their interest in Manchester City defender Oleksandr Zinchenko. (Daily Star)

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reportedly turned down an offer from Juventus to swap Miralem Pjanic and Douglas Costa for Paul Pogba in the summer. (Daily Star)

Christian Eriksen to Arsenal is becoming an increasingly likely possibility in January. (Daily Mirror)

Pep Guardiola admits Manchester City are failing to turn chances into goals – and says it’s a concern. (Daily Mirror)

BARCELONA STAR ACCUSED ON LEAK

Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman tore into youngster Riqui Puig in an explosive dressing room rant over reports he had leaked information out of the club. (Daily Mirror)

RB Leipzig chief executive Oliver Mintzlaff has confirmed the Bundesliga club’s interest in highly-rated midfielder Dominik Szoboszlai. (Daily Mirror)

Joel Matip suffered a back injury in Liverpool’s 1-1 draw against Fulham to give Jurgen Klopp an even bigger selection headache. (Daily Mail)

Lionel Messi must take a pay cut or he will have to leave Barcelona next summer. That’s according to one of the presidential candidates in the club’s upcoming election. (Daily Mail)

AND MORE GOSSIP

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp and Trent Alexander-Arnold were quickly friends again after it appeared they had a minor touchline fall-out. (The Sun)

Harry Redknapp and Sam Allardyce will go head-to-head in a star-studded celebrity football match to raise funds for Covid-19 charity Mask Our Heroes. (The Sun)

An Arsenal return for Mesut Ozil appears to be on the cards next month. Mikel Arteta, however, insists no decision has been taken. (The Sun)

Borussia Dortmund reportedly have an agreement with Marco Rose to become their next permanent manager. (The Sun)

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