Paper Talk: Man Utd to hijack £31m Liverpool midfielder move

Date published: Sunday 5th July 2020 9:30

Manchester United could hijack Liverpool’s £31m move for a Bundesliga midfielder, while Tottenham are chasing a £25m centre-back, according to Sunday’s paper gossip.

 

MAN UTD JOIN LIVERPOOL IN THIAGO RACE

Thiago Alcantara could reportedly join Manchester United, despite strong rumours that he is Liverpool bound.

The Bayern Munich star will leave the Allianz Arena this summer after failing to agree a new contract.

The 29-year-old still has one year remaining on his current deal. But he has stressed that he wants a new challenge.

Thiago has won seven Bundesliga titles in Bavaria. But this may be his last chance to join another big club, and he is keen to take it.

Liverpool are said to have emerged as major suitors, with Bayern ready to do business at £31million.

CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge revealed on Friday that the player will leave the club. However, at this stage there have been no negotiations with Liverpool.

Now in a surprising twist, Bild, via the Daily Express, claims that Thiago could actually join United.

There was said to be talk in the Bayern dressing room that Thiago was heading to Anfield. But it now looks the Reds will have competition.

Ed Woodward has taken out a loan of £140million to help United land their top targets.

And this is not the first time that United have been linked with a move for Thiago.

In fact, he came close to moving to Old Trafford in the summer of 2013 under David Moyes.

 

MORE TRANSFER GOSSIP

Arsenal are likely to sell Matteo Guendouzi, Alexandre Lacazette or Lucas Torreira to raise funds to sign Thomas Partey. (Mail on Sunday)

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PSG have joined the growing list of clubs to show an interest in Newcastle winger Allan Saint-Maximin. (Mail on Sunday)

West Ham have joined Everton, Manchester United and Southampton in showing an interest in Real Valladolid and Ghana defender Mohammed Salisu. (Mail on Sunday)

Everton are ready to firm up interest in Southampton midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, who is wanted by Tottenham. (Mail on Sunday)

Bayer Leverkusen chiefs will be dreading their next meeting with star man Kai Havertz. With the youngster keen to discuss his future amid Chelsea interest. (Mail on Sunday)

Watford have been offered the chance to sign Espanyol forward Wu Lei. (Mail on Sunday)

Virgil van Dijk has revealed how Jurgen Klopp convinced him to snub Manchester City and Chelsea to join Liverpool. (Sunday Mirror)

 

LEEDS PLOTTING AMBITIOUS SWOOP

Leeds are plotting an ambitious move for Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard if they win promotion. (Sunday Mirror)

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Dele Alli could miss Monday’s clash with Everton as he struggles with a hamstring injury. (Sun on Sunday)

Chelsea have re-opened talks with Willian over a contract extension, according to reports. (Sun on Sunday)

Everton’s Colombian centre-half Yerry Mina is a shock target for Spanish side Valencia. (Sun on Sunday)

Crystal Palace are ready to bid £10m for Chelsea’s midfielder Conor Gallagher. (Sun on Sunday)

Mick McCarthy has thrown his hat into the ring for the vacant Bristol City job. (Sun on Sunday)

Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata wants to join Fenerbahce in Turkey this summer. (Sunday Express)

 

TOTTENHAM TURN TO NORWICH ACE

Norwich centre-back Ben Godfrey is a £25m target for Tottenham, Dortmund and RB Leipzig. (Sun on Sunday)

PSG are keeping tabs on Arsenal right-back Hector Bellerin who could be forced out of the club. (Sunday Express)

Chelsea have received a major boost in their bid to make Bayer Leverkusen playmaker Kai Havertz their third summer signing. (Sunday Express)

Wigan boss Paul Cook will be a contender for the Burnley job should Sean Dyche leave this summer. (Daily Star on Sunday)

Ralph Hasenhuttl is confident Danny Ings wants to stay at Southampton long term. (Daily Star on Sunday)

Matt Polster is set to leave Rangers and join New England Revolution in a deal worth up to £400,000. (Sunday Mail)

 

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