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Euro Paper Talk: Paratici sets out to land dream Tottenham deal and sway Man Utd plan; Arsenal battle for £26m star

Fabio Paratici, Tottenham v Leicester May 2022

Tottenham advancing their interest in a transfer target could affect Man Utd’s plans, while Arsenal are in a three-way right-back battle – both in all the latest Euro Paper Talk.


Tottenham reportedly want to strike a deal to sign Torino defender Gleison Bremer, which could impact Manchester United’s plans for a new centre-back.

Both sides are looking to bolster their back lines as they aim to progress next season. Spurs have Champions League football to look forward to, while United are aiming to get back in the competition by finishing in the Premier League’s top four or winning the Europa League.

Reports in recent weeks have revealed a number of transfer targets for both sides to strengthen their defences.

Man Utd are still keen on Ajax’s Jurrien Timber, with Bremer a top target. Both sides have had links with Inter’s Alessandro Bastoni.

According to Tuttosport, Tottenham are advancing their pursuit of Bremer. Indeed, Paratici will meet with Torino director Davide Vagnati in London this week to hold talks about a deal for the Brazilian.

Paratici feels that Bremer can be ‘perfect’ for Conte and Tottenham, with the pair finding Serie A a happy transfer hunting ground.

However, Bremer’s preference at this stage is to move to Inter. If the Serie A champions fail in their pursuit of the 25-year-old, though, it could affect Man Utd’s hopes of signing Stefan de Vrij.

The Red Devils have registered interest in the Dutchman. He has only one year left on his deal and it remains unclear if he will renew.

The futures of Bremer, Bastoni and De Vrij are all somewhat intertwined and whoever makes the first move is likely to affect another deal in the pipeline.

As well as defenders, United are after a midfielder in what is a bigger priority for Erik ten Hag as it stands.


Udinese star Nahuel Molina

Arsenal, Atletico Madrid and Barcelona are all keen on Udinese right-back Nahuel Molina. However, the key factor in who snaps the 24-year-old up is his €30million (£26million) fee. (Sport)

Chelsea duo Marcos Alonso and Cesar Azpilicueta are still chasing summer transfers to Barcelona. However, there is much more optimism about Alonso’s move at this stage. (Sport)

Meanwhile, Barca winger Ousmane Dembele is edging closer to a move to Chelsea. (Sport)

Raphinha and his agent Deco are knocking back every approach for the Leeds United star. The pair are instead waiting for Barcelona to agree a fee for the winger. (Sport)

Sporting midfielder Joao Palhinha has told manager Ruben Amorim that he wants to sign for Wolves. The Molineux club want to sanction Ruben Neves’ sale first, though. (Record)


Darwin Nunez, Benfica striker, warming up before Champions League - Quarter Final - Second Leg - Liverpool v Benfica - Anfield, Liverpool

The bonuses structure in Liverpool’s Darwin Nunez deal will see them pay Benfica €5million (£4.2million) after the striker has played 10 games. Another €10million (£8.5million) is due after 60 appearances, while the final €10million will come from individual and team achievements. (Record)

Bayern Munich sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic still wants to fly to England to thrash out a deal for Sadio Mane. (Bild)

Manchester City are interested in Napoli midfielder Fabian Ruiz but will not negotiate with Napoli president Aurelio de Laurentiis. (Cadena Ser)

City midfielder Bernardo Silva feels his time at the Etihad Stadium is over and wants a move away this summer. (Mundo Deportivo)

Jorge Mendes will try his best to find Real Madrid attacker Marco Asensio a new club this summer. (AS)


Merih Demiral warming up for Atalanta

While Newcastle are going after Lille defender Sven Botman, they are also keen on Juventus centre-back Merih Demiral. (C2 Haber)

Arsenal chiefs feel confident of wrapping up a deal for Leicester midfielder Youri Tielemans before the end of June. (HLN)

Chelsea are close to signing Chicago Fire goalkeeper Gabriel Slonina and will beat Real Madrid to the 18-year-old. (Fabrizio Romano)

France boss Didier Deschamps has admitted that Antoine Griezmann is “not in the best shape” following his Atletico Madrid struggles last season. (AS)

Southampton have made an opening bid for Bologna midfielder Mattias Svanberg. (Gazzetta dello Sport)