Euro Paper Talk: Man Utd to get title charge firmly on track with huge £175m double swoop; Leeds in six-way midfielder tussle
Manchester United are preparing a massive double summer transfer swoop, while Leeds enter a six-way battle for a midfielder – both in all the latest Euro Paper Talk.
MAN UTD EYE SANCHO, HAALAND
Manchester United are preparing a €200million (£175million) double swoop for Jadon Sancho and Erling Haaland, according to a report.
Several pundits have identified the forward line as an area in United’s squad which needs addressing this summer. For example, Paul Scholes has admitted doubt (via the Daily Star) over whether Anthony Martial, Mason Greenwood and Marcus Rashford can operate as strikers. Indeed, he reckons that the trio are better out wide.
Nevertheless, Owen Hargreaves has insisted that his former side need another winger upgrade, with Sancho tipped to come in. Striker Haaland is also on the Red Devils’ radar, but much will depend on Edinson Cavani’s future.
Even if Cavani stays, though, the 34-year-old will likely only sign a one-year extension and United’s striker need will resurface.
As a result, Fichajes claims that the Old Trafford club are looking to sign both Borussia Dortmund stars in one deal.
Sancho was valued at £108million last summer, but his fee has dropped to around £78million this time round.
As such, United believe that they can get both stars in one deal if they offer £175million to the Bundesliga club.
While Dortmund are ‘content’ with their fee for Sancho, convincing them to sell Haaland will prove a much more difficult task, the report claims.
The 20-year-old sensation has got better and better since his move from RB Salzburg and is one of the favourites to dominate the Ballon d’Or race in the near future.
As well as up front, United could strengthen at centre-back, goalkeeper and midfield before the summer transfer window ends.
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AND THE REST FROM EURO PAPER TALK
Leeds have registered interest alongside five other European clubs in Brest midfielder Romain Faivre. (Le Parisien)
Hector Bellerin is ready to leave Arsenal at the end of the season. Paris Saint-Germain, Inter and Juventus have showed interest, but there are no concrete talks as yet. (Calciomercato)
Roma hope that Everton will pay Roma between €5million (£4.3million) and €6million (£5.1million) to sign goalkeeper Robin Olsen permanently. Indeed, the Italian club would like to invest those funds elsewhere. (Il Romanista)
Manchester City will enter a tussle with Lyon to sign Atletico Madrid full-back Renan Lodi. (La Razon)
JOSHUA KING’S WEST HAM, MAN UTD DISAPPOINTMENT
On-loan Everton forward Joshua King admits that he still feels disappointed at Bournemouth for rejecting summer bids from West Ham. (TV2)
The Norwegian also felt “frustrated” in the January 2020 transfer window after a move back to Manchester United failed to materialise. (TV2)
Tottenham failed with a bid for Antoine Griezmann before he became a star across Europe. (Mundo Deportivo)
Arsenal and Real Madrid, meanwhile, missed out on goal-hungry striker Dusan Vlahovic to Fiorentina. (Corrierre Fiorentina)
The Serbian has impressed this season and AC Milan, Dortmund and Roma are subsequently eyeing up a swoop for him. (Corrierre della Sera)
TOTTENHAM MANAGER HUNT NARROWS
Atalanta boss Gian Piero Gasperini has publicly ruled himself out of becoming the next Tottenham manager. (Sky Sport Italy)
Georgio Chiellini’s decision over his Juventus future will affect Everton’s chances of signing fellow centre-back Merih Demiral. Nevertheless, the Toffees are in the ‘front row’ for his transfer. (Calciomercato)
Meanwhile, Harry Kane‘s representatives have made initial contact with Barcelona. (Sport)
Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane hit out at the match officials following Sunday’s controversial 2-2 draw with Sevilla. (Marca)
Inter centre-back Milan Skriniar says that he wants to stay and defend the club’s Serie A title next season. (Sport Aktuality)
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