Paper Talk: Man Utd plotting shock move for Prem keeper

Date published: Sunday 2nd August 2020 9:37 - Robert McCarthy

Manchester United are lining up a shock move for a Premier League keeper, while Tottenham have been offered a veteran striker, according to Sunday’s paper gossip.



Manchester United are reportedly weighing up a shock move for Kasper Schmeichel to replace David de Gea.

The Sun on Sunday claims that the Leicester stopper is seen as a ready-made replacement for the Spaniard, who has suffered a huge slump in form. Dean Henderson, meanwhile, is not yet considered to be ready for the role of No 1.

Schmeichel, son of Old Trafford legend Peter, still has three years left on his King Power deal.

But the 2016 title winner, 33, would be relatively cheap to buy – compared to Atletico Madrid’s highly-rated Jan Oblak, who has a release clause of around £109million.

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SunSport states that Red Devils boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has doubts over whether Henderson is ready for the top job. That is despite a stellar season on loan at Sheffield United.

And the Norwegian can no longer offer his blind support to error-prone De Gea.

Schmeichel has proved a consistent performer at Premier League level. He also starred during Leicester’s run to the Champions League quarter-finals three years ago.

Axing De Gea would also allow United to clear £375,000-a-week wages off their payroll. It would also give them more time to make a long-term decision on 23-year-old Henderson.



Tottenham have been offered the chance to sign Watford striker Troy Deeney. (Mail on Sunday)

Troy Deeney

Chelsea could finally secure the signing of Kai Havertz today, Peter Bosz has claimed. (Sun on Sunday)

Everton intend to try their luck with a £15m bid for Bournemouth striker Joshua King. (Sun on Sunday)

Kalvin Phillips has had a shock approach to play international football for Jamaica. (Sun on Sunday)

Conor Gallagher could be the latest British whizkid to head to the Bundesliga. (Sun on Sunday)

Crystal Palace want Ismaila Sarr to fill the boots of Wilfried Zaha – if their talisman is sold this summer. (Sun on Sunday)


Manchester United are reportedly set to be knocked back by Italian wonderkid Sandro Tonali, who is being chased by Inter Milan. (Mail on Sunday)

Paris Saint-Germain are reportedly preparing an offer that will match Bayern Munich’s asking price for Thiago Alcantara. (Mail on Sunday)

Dani Ceballos has confirmed he will discuss his future with parent club Real Madrid once the season has been completed. (Mail on Sunday)

Aston Villa are lining up a £5m move for Crystal Palace midfielder James McCarthy. (Mail on Sunday)

Leicester are willing to listen to offers for Kelechi Iheanacho in order to fund their pursuit of in-demand Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard. (Mail on Sunday)

Leeds have enquired about attacking midfielder Emiliano Buendia but Norwich City want at least £25m for the Argentine. (Mail on Sunday)

Chelsea are stepping up their efforts to land Burnley keeper Nick Pope. (Daily Star Sunday)

Crystal Palace are ready to offer Danny Welbeck a Premier League lifeline as they eye replacements for Wilfried Zaha. (Daily Star Sunday)

Relegated Bournemouth plan to do everything possible to keep David Brooks – amid growing interest from Tottenham, Everton and West Ham. (Daily Star Sunday)

Manchester United are playing hard-ball and demanding Inter Milan pay £15m for Alexis Sanchez. (Sunday Express)

West Ham have joined the race to land England striker Callum Wilson, who wants to leave relegated Bournemouth to save his international career. (Sunday Express)

Manchester United have entered negotiations to sign Monaco defender Benoit Badiashile, according to reports from France. (Sunday Mirror)



Leeds will look to steal Ollie Watkins away from Brentford if Fulham beat the Bees in the Championship play-off final on Tuesday night. (Sunday Express)

Arsenal’s FA Cup victory has given the club the added bonus of causing havoc to the beginning of rivals Tottenham’s 2020/21 season. (Sunday Mirror)

Mike Ashley will give Henry Mauriss until August 14 to reach an agreement for his proposed takeover of Newcastle. (Sunday Mirror)

Neil Lennon says Celtic will not be caught with their guard down if and when star striker Odsonne Edouard wins a move from Parkhead. (Sunday Mail)

Serie A side Bologna want to sign Hearts kid Aaron Hickey (Sunday Mail)


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