Paper Talk: Man Utd to swoop as Juventus prepare to axe star

Date published: Thursday 17th September 2020 9:00

Manchester United are being tipped to land a Juventus star on a free transfer, while Chelsea are prepared to let a star leave in order to seal the signing of a new keeper, according to Thursday’s paper gossip.

 

UNITED TO MOVE FOR GERMANY STAR

Manchester United could land Sami Khedira on a free transfer, according to reports.

The 33-year-old midfielder is set to have his contract terminated at Juventus a year early.

He is not part of new boss Andrea Pirlo’s plans at the Allianz Stadium this season, according to a report in The Sun.

Khedira suffered an injury-plagued campaign last season, having knee surgery in December and a torn abductor later on.

That limited the Germany international to just 18 appearances across all competitions.

Juventus are keen to cut costs across the club and the report adds they could save around £5.5million this season by terminating Khedira’s current deal.

The Turin giants have also brought in both Arthur from Barcelona and American star Weston McKennie to bolster the midfield.

And it means after five years with Juve, Khedira could be on his way out.

 

However, it remains unclear where the former Real Madrid star will go next.

United have previously been linked, and did make a deadline-day attempt to land him during his Bernabeu days.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is still said to be looking to bring in another midfielder, despite landing Donny van de Beek from Ajax this summer.

And if Khedira could be brought in on a modest salary, he could bring more experience and leadership to a relatively young United squad.

 

TOMORI TIPPED FOR RENNES LOAN

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Chelsea may let Fikayo Tomori go on loan to Rennes for the season in order to sign goalkeeper Edouard Mendy. (Daily Mirror)

Arsenal will soon make an offer of over £36m for Lyon midfielder Houssem Aouar. (Daily Express)

Manchester United are looking into signing Ivorian winger Amad Traore, 18, from Italian side Atalanta. (Manchester Evening News)

Dele Alli’s Tottenham future could be in doubt after Jose Mourinho left the midfielder out of the Europa League squad. (Daily Telegraph)

Leicester City are close to signing 23-year-old Roma and Turkey winger Cengiz Under. (Daily Telegraph)

SOLSKJAER MAKES SANCHO ASSURANCES

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Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has reportedly spoken to Jadon Sancho to assure him that a deal is close to being agreed. (The Sun)

Arsenal centre-back Rob Holding is ready to snub a possible loan move to fight for his place in Mikel Arteta’s team. (The Sun)

Bayer Leverkusen are reportedly interested in bringing Arsenal left-back Sead Kolasinac back to the Bundesliga. (The Sun)

Arsenal are reportedly hopeful they can secure the signing of Dijon goalkeeper Runar Alex Runarsson in time for him to make the squad for this weekend. (Daily Star)

Liverpool are reportedly prepared to sell striker Rhian Brewster in the coming weeks, but only if a buy-back clause is placed in the deal. (Daily Star)

 

AND MORE GOSSIP

Danny Rose is set to join Genoa after being frozen out at Tottenham. (Daily Mirror)

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Ronald Koeman is reportedly unable to take charge of Barcelona in an official game, leaving the club’s plans for the new season in jeopardy. (Daily Mail)

Premier League clubs are bracing themselves for another £100m of losses amid fears that the return of fans may be delayed until November. (Daily Mail)

Paris Saint-Germain’s players are losing faith in boss Thomas Tuchel and feel his only tactic is to give the ball to Neymar. (Daily Mail)

Diego Costa is being chased by Turkish side Fenerbahce as the striker prepares to leave Atletico Madrid this summer. (Daily Mail)

Newcastle United have French attacking midfielder Florent Indalecio on trial. The 23-year-old former Saint-Etienne player is a free agent. (Newcastle Chronicle)

Kelty Hearts boss Barry Ferguson has pleaded with the SPFL not to force cash strapped clubs all over the country into being priced out of playing in this season’s Betfred Cup. (Daily Record)

Queens Park Rangers are weighing up a move for Ibrox outcast Jordan Jones. (Scottish Sun)

 

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