Paper Talk: €120m Man Utd, Chelsea target wants out of Madrid

Date published: Friday 19th March 2021 8:43 - Matthew Briggs

Jan Oblak in action for Atletico Madrid

Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak will finally move on this summer, while Jules Kounde’s price tag has been dropped by Sevilla, all in the papers.

OBLAK WANTS OUT AND UNITED, CHELSEA ARE KEEN

Atletico Madrid’s Champions League exit at the hands of Chelsea has reportedly prompted Jan Oblak to finally push for a transfer.

Chelsea eased past the LaLiga contenders over two legs and Oblak, 28, who has been linked with a move away from Spain for several years, will now look to start a new journey.

That is the news via Todofichajes and ironically one of his potential destinations is Chelsea. Thomas Tuchel is apparently unconvinced by Edouard Mendy and Kepa Arrizabalaga.

It’s reported that his release clause sits at €120m, but Chelsea would not be willing to go that high and instead will make an offer of €80m.

Man Utd are also mentioned as suitors and the report claims they will offer David de Gea as part of any prospective deal and a “high sum”.

It’s understood Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is planning to shake up his goalkeeping positions this summer with a number of stoppers said to be moved on.

 

 

KOUNDE PRICE DROP

Jules Kounde TEAMtalk

Sevilla are ready to dramatically reduce Jules Kounde’s asking price to €60m to ensure they cash-in on the defender this summer (El Gol digital)

Matt Ritchie refused to be put up for interview by Newcastle United after his training-ground bust-up with Steve Bruce. (Daily Mail)

Chelsea are weighing up a move for Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero (Daily Mail)

Wolverhampton Wanderers are open to re-signing Tottenham Hotspur full-back Matt Doherty for a cut-price fee (Football Insider) 

Stade Rennes sporting director Florian Maurice is looking out for Real Betis midfielder Nabil Fekir (Foot Mercato)

Liverpool are considering a £43m move for Inter Milan and Italy centre-back Alessandro Bastoni, 21, who is also wanted by Bayern Munich and Barcelona. (Gazzetta dello Sport)


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CITY CHASE GREALISH

Serge Aurier, Jack Grealish, Villa v Tottenham

Manchester City are leading the race to sign Aston Villa’s England midfielder Jack Grealish, 25, who has been a prime target for city rivals Manchester United. (Mail)

In addition, Manchester City are interested in signing Swedish full-back Gabriel Gudmundsson, 21, from Dutch club Groningen. (Calciomercato.com)

Real Madrid are targeting Levante winger Jorge de Frutos as a replacement for Lucas Vazquez (Marca)

Manchester United are considering a move for Aston Villa’s Argentine goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez, 28. (Football Insider)

Chelsea remain keen on extending Thiago Silva’s contract (Fabrizio Romano)

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says he will take a year-long sabbatical from management when he leaves the Reds. (Bild)

Boca Juniors president Juan Roman Riquelme has held personal talks with Manchester United’s Edinson Cavani, as the Argentine club step up efforts to sign the 34-year-old Uruguay striker. (Infobae – in Spanish)

Leicester City and Leeds United could make a summer move for Feyenoord midfielder Orkun Kokcu, with Arsenal and Sevilla also linked with the Turkish 20-year-old, who may be made available for the reduced fee of £10m. (La Razon)

Bielsa happy with striking options

Marcelo Bielsa, Leeds win at Leicester

Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa has played down his side’s need to add a striker to their squad during the summer. (Mirror)

Germany defender Antonio Rudiger, 28, will wait until after the European Championship before discussing his future with Chelsea, where he is under contract until June 2022. (Sun)

Former Manchester United attacking midfielder Ravel Morrison, 28, has trained with Sheffield Wednesday, who are considering signing the free agent. The Jamaica midfielder and ex-England youth international, who played for city rivals Sheffield United last season, was released by ADO Den Haag in January. (Sheffield Star)

Tottenham are not looking to take up the £38m option to sign 25-year-old striker Carlos Vinicius on a permanent deal from Benfica. They brought the Brazilian to London on loan with a view to buy last summer. (Football Insider)

Spurs to offer £17m for Vinicius

Carlos Vinicius Marine v Tottenham January 2021

Tottenham will only willing to offer Benfica £17m for Benfica loanee Carlos Vinicius, who has a £36m option-to-buy (Daily Mail)

Liverpool and Tottenham have signalled their interest in signing Schalke’s American striker Matthew Hoppe, 20. (Transfermarkt)

Derby County manager Wayne Rooney is keen to keep Manchester United’s 18-year-old English defender Teden Mengi, 18, on loan with the Rams next season. (Derby Telegraph)

Morocco defender Romain Saiss, 30, has triggered an automatic 12-month contract extension with Wolves after making 20 Premier League starts this season. (Express and Star)

Former France winger Franck Ribery, 37, wants to make a return to the Bundesliga when his contract with Fiorentina expires in the summer. (Bild, via Sun)

READ MORE: Thursday’s Papers: Man Utd set for hectic transfer window 

 

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