Paper Talk: Man Utd informed of price tag for cheaper Haaland option

Date published: Friday 7th May 2021 8:58 - Matthew Briggs

Marin Pongracic, Andre Silva

Man Utd have been told they will need to pay £35m to get their hands on a Bundesliga striker this summer, while Man City have lined up a replacement for Fernandinhoall in the papers.

Manchester United have been told that they will have to pay £35m for Eintracht Frankfurt’s Andre Silva this summer. (Express)

United are looking for a striker this summer with the future of Edinson Cavani in doubt. It’s widely understood that their main target is Borussia Dortmund star Erling Haaland. However, the prolific Norway striker is a man in demand with Real Madrid, Man City and Chelsea also interested in him.

That may lead Ole Gunnar Solskjaer down another path and Silva has been mentioned as an alternative. And now German outlet Frankfurter Rundschau says Frankfurt will want £35m to secure Silva this summer.

The 25-year-old has blasted 26 goals in the 2020/2021 season after recapturing his form in the Bundesliga.

MAN CITY CHASE BISSOUMA

Yves Bissouma; Stuart Dallas TEAMtalk

Manchester City will consider joining the battle for highly-rated Brighton midfielder Yves Bissouma if veteran Fernandinho decides to call it a day. (Express)

Manchester City will consider a move for Mali’s Bissouma, having backed out of a potential bidding war for West Ham’s 22-year-old England midfielder Declan Rice. (Star)

Midfielder Jorginho now prefers to sign an extension at Chelsea (Fabrizio Romano)

Chelsea and Tottenham have been put on alert following the news AC Milan keeper Gianluigi Donnarumma is set to leave the club this summer. (Express)

Chelsea’s players will share a bonus pot of £11m if they complete a Champions League and FA Cup double. (Daily Mail)

Zinedine Zidane could quit Real Madrid after becoming frustrated with an injury-hit season and constant criticism, according to reports.  (Daily Mail)

Wolves are poised to adjust their recruitment strategy to focus more on English-based players this summer after three difficult transfer windows for the club.  (Daily Mail)

CHELSEA MAKE PJANIC ENQUIRY

Miralem Pjanic Barcelona v Elche February 2021

Chelsea have asked Barcelona about the availability of midfielder Miralem Pjanic (Express)

Barcelona outcast Miralem Pjanic could be given a way out, as Chelsea and Inter Milan are both interested in signing the Bosnian in the summer. (Sport)

Liverpool are reportedly on the brink of signing RB Leipzig ace Ibrahima Konate after agreeing personal terms with the defender. (The Sun)

Chelsea have reportedly put Marcos Alonso and Emerson Palmieri on the transfer list in order to raise funds for another summer spree. (The Sun)

Inter Milan boss Antonio Conte has refused to commit his future to the club after guiding the Nerazzurri to the Serie A title. (The Sun)

Phil Neville has signed another English player for Inter Miami – his son, Harvey. (The Sun)

RUDIGER TALKS

Chelsea will hold talks with defender Antonio Rudiger at the end of the season over extending his contract (Sky Sports)

Everton are keen on Barcelona defender Ronald Araujo (Fabrizio Romano)

Edwin van der Sar has refused to rule out replacing Ed Woodward as the new Manchester United supremo. (Daily Star)

Jose Mourinho’s appointment as Roma manager from next season could mean 24-year-old Italy midfielder Lorenzo Pellegrini moving to Liverpool. Mourinho is interested in bringing in players he knows, including 32-year-old Manchester United and Serbia midfielder Nemanja Matic. (Mirror)

Mourinho hopes to be reunited with Manchester United and Spain goalkeeper David de Gea, 30, when he takes over at Roma. (Todofichajes)

Barcelona have opened talks with representatives of 32-year-old Argentina striker Sergio Aguero, who will leave Manchester City as a free agent in the summer. (Sky Sports)

Arsenal and Everton are interested in Sheffield United’s 23-year-old Norwegian midfielder Sander Berge. (Sky Sports)

POTTER NO-GO

Brighton manager Graham Potter, 45, would not be allowed to leave for the vacant Tottenham job if approached, says Seagulls chief executive Paul Barber. (Argus)

Leeds United boss Marcelo Bielsa wants to keep North Macedonia defender Ezgjan Alioski, 29, but does not know what the future holds after he was linked with a move to Galatasaray. (Yorkshire Evening Post)

Chelsea will offload defenders to raise funds for a summer transfer spree, with Spain defender Marcos Alonso, 30, and Italy defender Emerson Palmieri, 26, likely to leave. (Goal)

Chelsea and Inter Milan are poised to make a move for 31-year-old Bosnia midfielder Miralem Pjanic, who has found opportunities limited at Barcelona since his arrival from Juventus last summer. (Sport)

Former England winger Ashley Young, 35, says it would be difficult to turn down a return to his boyhood club Watford if he does not sign a new contract with Inter Milan at the end of the season. (Sky Sports)

Marseille’s France forward Florian Thauvin, 28, has rejected an offer from Crystal Palace and will instead join Mexican side Tigres in the summer. (La Provence)

Juventus and Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini, 36, is on the radar of several Major League Soccer clubs. (Calciomercato)

Brentford have been linked with Hibernian and Scotland striker Kevin Nisbet, 24. The Bees are making plans for next season and the potential sale of 25-year-old English forward Ivan Toney, who is wanted by several clubs, including Chelsea and West Ham. (Sun)


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 ZIDANE FEARS

Real Madrid players fear manager Zinedine Zidane, 48, is “tired and annoyed” and will walk away from the final year of his contract in the summer. (Goal)

After Real Madrid’s Champions League semi-final exit against Chelsea, 30-year-old Belgium forward Eden Hazard, Brazil defender Marcelo, 32, and 29-year-old Spain midfielder Isco are not viewed as being part of the club’s future. (Marca – in Spanish)

Real Madrid’s Eden Hazard has apologised to fans on social media after he was seen laughing with his former Chelsea team-mates shortly after his side’s Champions League exit. (ESPN)

Crystal Palace and Belgium striker Christian Benteke, 30, could seal a free transfer to Fenerbahce, with his contract expiring on June 30. (Sun)

Everton have offered 20-year-old English defender Joe Anderson, who is out of contract in the summer, a new deal amid growing interest from English Football League clubs. (Liverpool Echo)

Atletico Madrid are considering a move for Barcelona’s 21-year-old Spanish midfielder Riqui Puig this summer. (Fichajes)

Barcelona and Paris St-Germain want Monaco’s 23-year-old Brazilian defender Caio Henrique. (UOL)

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