Paper Talk: Transfer green light for Man Utd as £35m deal for French star nears

Eduardo Camavinga, Steven Nzonzi, Olivier Giroud, Benjamin Pavard, France

Manchester United are closing on the big signing of a highly-rated French star, Ben White has addressed talk he’s signing for Arsenal, while Monday’s transfer gossip claims a big-money Liverpool target has been cleared to leave.


Manchester United are reportedly growing in confidence that a deal with Rennes for Eduardo Camavinga will soon be sealed.

United football director John Murtough has moved to within touching distance of a deal for Jadon Sancho. The Red Devils failed with a move for the England international last summer, but look to have succeeded this time round.

However, he’s wasting little time on working on his next target with midielder Camavinga next in line.

The 18-year-old has been on United’s radar for some time. But on Sunday, he was mentioned as a potential target for the Red Devils once again.

Now United are stepping up that chase, with the Daily Mirror claiming his agent has given the deal a big thumbs up.

Rennes too are also willing to sell with Camavinga’s deal due to expire in just a year’s time. The fee is likely to be around £35m – and that will suit all parties.

According to the Daily Mirror, via French publication RMC, talks over the deal will take place next week.

All being well, a deal will be ironed out soon after to talk Camavinga to Old Trafford.

And it’s likely to spell a busy summer for his agent Jonathan Barnett, who also represents Jack Grealish and Gareth Bale.

Grealish also looks set to be on the move with an £88m deal seemingly already agreed.

Barnett ready for busy summer

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“It is going to be harder. I’m expecting three or four very big deals of my own that will break a lot of records,” Barnett told The Athletic.

“Hopefully, they’ll come about. For the smaller clubs, I think there won’t be as many transfers. We have some very good players.

“We have probably the best young player in the world in Camavinga. We’ve got [Jack] Grealish. We’ve got [Ibrahima] Konate at Leipzig. But then I’ve got over 100 players.”


Donyell Malen, PSV striker

PSV Eindhoven boss Roger Schmidt admits Liverpool target Donyell Malen is likely to leave this summer. (Daily Mirror)

Manchester City could have scuppered their bid to convince Raheem Sterling to sign a new contract by offering him as bait for Harry Kane. (Daily Mirror)

Jurgen Klopp insists it “would be crazy” to write off Germany ahead of their last-16 clash with England at Wembley. (Daily Mirror)

Ben White has broken his silence on the transfer rumours surrounding him and Arsenal, saying “you cannot believe” everything that is heard. (Daily Mirror)

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Jesse Lingard will be offered a new three-year deal by Manchester United in an effort to keep the midfielder from West Ham. (Daily Mirror)

Gareth Bale has been slammed for not working hard enough for Wales during their Euro 2020 loss to Denmark. (Daily Mirror)

Gareth Southgate will check on Mason Mount’s mental well-being before deciding whether he can start Tuesday’s knock-out clash against Germany. (Daily Mail)

David Moyes’ influence at West Ham is growing ever stronger as his son David Moyes Jr is now working with his dad at the London Stadium. (Daily Mail)

Chelsea are now willing to extend their loan policy to their coaching staff as well as their young players. (Daily Mail)


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West Ham midfielder Felipe Anderson could return to Lazio with talks open over a deal for the Brazilian. (Daily Mail)

Gareth Southgate will instruct his players to keep complete control ahead of any potential penalty shoot-out against Germany. Furthermore goalkeeper Jordan Pickford is being backed as one of England’s early takers. (Daily Mail)

Barcelona legend Samuel Eto’o feels his old side should look to sign Sergio Ramos after his time at the Bernabeu came to an end earlier this month. (Daily Mail)

Leicester’s Wesley Fofana is emerging as a target for Real Madrid to replace Raphael Varane if the latter signs for Manchester United. (The Sun)

Jude Bellingham’s contract at Borussia Dortmund is to be extended by a further two years until 2025 on his 18th birthday on Tuesday. (The Sun)

Brighton’s Graham Potter is the ninth manager to turn down the Tottenham head coach job with Nuno Espirito Santo now in the frame. (The Sun)


Brentford fancy Nottingham Forest centre-half Joe Worrall – after missing out on Manchester City’s Taylor Harwood-Bellis. (The Sun)

Newcastle United are reportedly in a nine-club transfer tussle to sign Ecuador star Piero Hincapie. (The Sun)

Manchester United have seen an informal offer for Sevilla and France centre-back Jules Kounde rejected by the La Liga side.

Jadon Sancho will pocket £250,000-a-week when his long-awaited move to Manchester United is finally sealed. (Daily Star)

Sheffield United star George Baldock is back on Celtic’s transfer radar. (Daily Record)

Watford have seen a £2.5m for Hibs star Josh Doig fall short. (The Scottish Sun)