Euro Paper Talk: Man Utd make massive, nine-figure striker offer

Date published: Tuesday 12th January 2021 12:24 - Matthew Briggs

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Manchester United have been in contact with the agent of Erling Haaland, Leeds have a full-back in their sights and Moussa Dembele is on the move, all in the Euro papers.


Manchester United have reportedly been issued a hammer blow in their pursuit of Erling Haaland.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was chasing the prolific forward last January. The pair worked together at Molde and Solskjaer flew out to see the 20-year-old after he blasted 29 goals in 27 games for RedBull Salzburg.

United though apparently baulked at his Mino Raiola’s fee involved in the deal for Haaland. Instead the Norwegian secured a move to Borussia Dortmund for just £17.2m.

Ed Woodward was also opposed to the insistence of Raiola that a release clause be inserted into his Old Trafford contract.

That clause has since been inserted into his deal at Dortmund.  This states he can leave the Westfallonstadion in 2022 should any club match his £63m release fee.

Now Don Balon state that United have made contact with Raiola again over 19-goal Haaland. The source states that United have offered “almost double” the £63m buyout clause which does not come into effect until 2022.

Unfortunately though Raiola is not at all keen for his client to end up at Old Trafford after the whole Paul Pogba saga.

They claim “his relationship with the United board is not good” and suggest the player would rather move to Man City.




Adam Lewis will return to Liverpool after having his loan deal with Amiens cancelled. (GFFN)

Leeds attacker Jay-Roy Grot is attracting interest from ADO Den Haag (Algemeen Dagblad)

Ajax will sell striker Lassina Traore if an offer of £20m is made (Soccer News)

VfB Stuttgart’s Nicolás González is a transfer target for Tottenham Hotspur (AS)

West Ham are planning to replace Sebastian Haller with Besiktas striker Vincent Aboubakar (Fanatik)

Bayern Munich are interested in signing RB Leipzig centre-back Dayot Upamecano this month, with talks currently at an advanced stage (Marca)


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Leeds United have identified Bodo/Glimt defender Fredrik Andre Bjorkan as a potential January signing (La Repubblica)

La Liga outfit Valencia have expressed an interest in Norwich star Emi Buendia (La Razon)

Barcelona forward Ousmane Dembele is said to be stunning his team-mates during training sessions due to his high level of performance (El Mundo Deportivo)

Real Madrid will not make a decision to sign Rennes star Eduardo Camavinga until April due to the Coronavirus pandemic (Diario AS)

AC Milan are interested in signing Chelsea defender Fikayo Tomori (Fabrizio Romano)

Martin Braithwaite says there is no chance he will leave Barcelona this month, despite rumours the club could look to move him on if an offer arrived (ESPN)

Italian champions Juventus are ready and willing to fight it out over the signing of Sassuolo striker Gianluca Scamacca (Tuttosport)


Leicester City striker Islam Slimani is set to undergo a medical with French club Lyon ahead of a proposed move (Gianluca Di Marzio)

Newcastle United have thrown their name into the hat as the pursuit to sign Moises Caicedo continues (Fabrizio Romano)

Brighton have beaten Manchester United and Atlanta United to a deal for Moises Caidedo (TyC Sports)

Sevilla have reached a deal to sign goalkeeper Marko Dmitrovic during the summer transfer window (Estadio Deportivo)

Steven Nzonzi could be on his way back to the Premier League, with Arsenal and Everton interested in signing him (Footmercato)

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Marseille will confirm the signing of Pol Lirola from Fiorentina this week (RMC Sport )

West Ham have made a £6m offer for Napoli striker Arkadiusz Milik (Domenica Sportiva)

AC Milan are edging closer to completing the signing of Mohamed Simakan from Strasbourg (Sky Sport)


Atletico Madrid are close to signing Moussa Dembele from Lyon, Diego Simeone has confirmed (Goal)

Fiorentina have offered Papu Gomez a €4m-a-year contract, but the Atalanta star wants to play in European competitions (Il Corriere di Bergamo)

Genoa have confirmed their interest in Arsenal defender Sokratis (Sky Italy)

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