Euro Paper Talk: All change with Haaland, as Man Utd want £78m deal done on tight schedule; £100m Kane transfer
Manchester United will go all out to sign Jadon Sancho in the next month, while one Premier League suitor is emerging to sign Harry Kane from Spurs, all in the Euro papers.
UNITED WANT SANCHO DEAL DONE ASAP
Manchester United want a £78m deal agreed for Jadon Sancho before next month’s European Championship, claims a report.
Reliable German outlet BILD say with Edinson Cavani’s future resolved, Ole Gunnar Solksjaer wants a deal for the England international done imminently.
The commitment of Cavani to a new 12-month contract is understood to mean a move for Erling Haaland is off the table this summer. The Sun report it will be “increasingly difficult” to get Haaland now. Instead United will go back in for Borussia Dortmund star Sancho.
Sancho was United’s top target all last summer, but United could not agree a deal with Dortmund. This summer though Solskjaer wants the deal done early and a fee of around €90m is said to be an agreeable amount for Dortmund.
The development represents a turn around in events. It was understood United’s interest had cooled in Sancho. However, his form is starting to slowly return and United do not want to risk an inflated fee if the player excels with England.
Dortmund would like to keep hold of the 21-year-old. But they may find themselves powerless, particularly if they fail to qualify for next season’s Champions League.
They are currently in fourth spot with two games remaining, but Eintracht Frankfurt are just a point behind.
Speaking after the weekend’s game over Leipzig, Sancho said: “I’m very happy here right now. I love the club and the fans.”
Sancho though is still expected to make a return to England if a firm offer arrives from United.
CHELSEA ON POLE FOR KANE
Chelsea are ready to pay around £100m for the transfer of Tottenham striker Harry Kane this summer (Don Balon)
Barcelona remained focused on securing their No.1 transfer target of Erling Haaland ahead of the 2021/22 La Liga season. (Diario Sport)
And Sport say Haaland is Barcelona’s preferred target ahead of the summer transfer window
Eric Garcia has signed pre-contract terms with Barcelona (Fabrizio Romano)
Tottenham defender Serge Aurier is the subject of interest from AC Milan (Calcio Mercato)
AURIER WANTED IN MADRID
Serge Aurier has emerged as a possible target for Real Madrid, who have asked Spurs about his availability (Foot Mercato)
Juventus intend to give first-year head coach Andrea Pirlo another season in charge (Goal)
Ronald Koeman’s Barcelona future is in doubt because he is not in agreement with the club over signing Sergio Aguero (Mundo Deportivo)
Bayern Munich midfielder Javi Martinez offered a cheeky response to his expected plans for the 2021/22 season. (Football Espana)
Kingsley Coman wants Bayern Munich to double his wages in a contract extension (FT)
Donyell Malen is expected to leave PSV after his breakout 2020-21 season (VI)
Barcelona are open to offers for Martin Braithwaite and Philippe Coutinho (Sport)
ARSENAL WILL KEEP SALIBA
Arsenal are planning to keep William Saliba around in 2021-22. Another loan switch will not be sanctioned (PA Sport)
Arsenal will do whatever it takes to sign Rennes midfielder Eduardo Camavinga this summer (Le10)
Barcelona are interested in signing Stade Rennes wonderkid Eduardo Camavinga as a Sergio Busquets replacement (Mundo Deportivo)
Man City striker Sergio Aguero is Barcelona’s back-up option to Erling Haaland in their hunt for a new frontman. (Mundo Deportivo)
Denis Zakaria is also still an option to strengthen Arsenal’s midfield. (90min)
Barcelona midfielder Miralem Pjanic could return to former club Juventus as part of a swap deal involving Rodrigo Bentancur (RAC1)
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Atletico Madrid are finalising an improved deal that will see Marcos Llorente increase his wages (AS)
Serie A clubs Internazionale and Lazio are interested in Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud (Calciomercato)
Paris Saint-Germain attacker Kylian Mbappe is still stalling over signing a new deal at the club, despite Neymar signing up (Telefoot)
Romelu Lukaku would entertain a return to the Premier League (Don Balon)
Liverpool are expected to seal the transfer of Ibrahima Konate, but they are yet to trigger the RB Leipzig defender’s release clause (The Athletic)
Milan are reportedly not considering selling Alessio Romagnoli this summer. (La Gazzetta dello Sport)
Leeds United remain interested in signing Real Madrid left-back Miguel Gutiérrez on loan (El Espanol)
Atletico Madrid still want to sign Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacezette (Fichajes)
Everton have sent ‘a proposal’ to Juventus star Juan Cuadrado, who looks set to leave the Italian giants this summer (Fichajes)
RC Lens ‘dream’ of signing 34-year-old Chelsea forward Olivier Giround in the upcoming window (Le10 Sport)
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