Paper Talk: Old Mourinho target to fall into Solskjaer’s lap; Man Utd ready for Ronaldo transfer trigger
Manchester United could get their hands on Barcelona star, while they are ready to wait for a trigger to go all out to bring Cristiano Ronaldo back to Old Trafford and a Chelsea target could snub Thomas Tuchel, all in the papers.
UNITED HAVE TER STEGEN IN FOCUS
Manchester United could get their hands on Marc-Andre ter Stegen this summer after the Barcelona man missed out on a move to Old Trafford under Jose Mourinho.
According to AS, Mino Raiola is ready to manufacture a move for Gianluigi Donnarumma to Barcelona. Contact has already been made with Barcelona president Joan Laporta ahead of a potential summer move. The AC Milan star will be a free agent this summer and so far talks have hit a dead end.
Any transfer would in turn lead to a goalkeeper domino effect with Ter Stegen unlikely to hang around as a No.2 at the Camp Nou.
After a seven-year spell with the LaLiga giants the suggestion is that Ter Stegen would be looking for a move and United could be the destination, per the Express.
Mourinho tried to land Ter Stegen in 2018 when David de Gea’s future was under the microscope. There will be a similar situation this summer with De Gea, 30, unlikely to want to play second fiddle to Dean Henderson, who has grown in stature this season.
UTD WAIT FOR RONALDO TRIGGER
Man Utd are monitoring Cristiano Ronaldo’s situation at Juventus where failure to qualify for next season’s Champions League could trigger an exit (The Athletic)
United have made it clear to Ronaldo that they are ready to re-sign him this summer, with the 36-year-old very receptive to their plans (AS)
Nuno Espirito Santo knew he was finished at Wolves five days ago – and before his side lost to Everton in midweek. (The Sun)
Memphis Depay will quit Lyon this summer, with Barcelona reported to be interested in signing the ex-Manchester United forward. (The Sun)
AGUERO AGREES BARCA DEAL
Sergio Aguero has agreed a two-year deal with Barcelona and will join once his deal at Manchester City expires next month (Fabrizio Romano)
Crystal Palace and Southampton are keen on acquiring the services of Randal Kolo Muani from Nantes (Le10Sport)
Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is furious with Harry Kane for going public with his desire to leave the club this week. (Daily Mail)
Everton, West Ham and Newcastle are leading the push for the Big Six to be punished by the Premier League for seeking to join the defunct European Super League. (Daily Mail)
Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has declared his admiration for Harry Kane, admitting any manager would want to manage the striker. (Daily Mail)
West Ham United will reward David Moyes for an impressive first full season as their manager with a new three-year contract next week. (The Times)
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SPURS TO SELL HOJBJERG
Tottenham Hotspur would be prepared to listen to offers for Denmark midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg (Football Insider)
Harry Maguire will be named in the England squad next week even though he is set to miss Manchester United’s Europa League final against Villarreal through injury. (The Times)
Ozan Kabak is still to have the meeting with Jurgen Klopp which will officially determine whether he has a future at Liverpool. (The Times)
FIFA is to look at holding the World Cup every two years, rather than four, having launched an unprecedented study into changes to the football calendar. (The Times)
Carlo Ancelotti is adamant Everton will compete for the Premier League title next season. (Daily Mirror)
Wolves are looking at Portuguese coach Paulo Fonseca as Nuno Espirito Santo’s replacement. (Daily Mirror)
BERTRAND WANTED BY FOXES
Leicester City have joined the race for Southampton full-back Ryan Bertrand (talkSPORT)
Brendan Rodgers has vowed Leicester will fight until the end for a top-four spot after insisting he was proud of their Chelsea fracas. (Daily Mirror)
Crystal Palace star Wilfried Zaha says he is still eyeing the Selhurst Park exit door ahead of what could be his final game for the club. (Daily Mirror)
Manchester United already have a transfer agreement in place with Jadon Sancho, according to reports. (Daily Express)
DEFENDER TO REJECT CHELSEA
Wolfsburg centre-back Maxence Lacroix is interesting Chelsea, but he says he has no reason to leave the Bundesliga club (SportBuzzer)
Borussia Dortmund have named their price for Jadon Sancho with the Bundesliga set to allow Sancho to leave for bids just under the figure of €100m (Fabrizio Romano)
Leeds and Liverpool target Rodrigo de Paul could be available for €35m with Udinese looking to cope with the financial effects of COVID-19 (Calciomercato)
Kalidou Koulibaly and Fabian Ruiz are likely to be sold by Napoli as the Serie A side plan to bid farewell to several of their key players this summer (Gazzetta dello Sport)
Manchester City are preparing to reignite their interest in Benfica left-back Alex Grimaldo this summer (La Razon)
Chelsea are willing to offer as many as three players to Tottenham in exchange for Harry Kane, according to reports. (Daily Express)
Gareth Bale is considering retirement after he sees out the final year of his contract at Real Madrid. (The Sun)
Mikel Arteta appears to have wrecked Newcastle’s hopes of signing Joe Willock by revealing he is planning to have the star back next season. (The Sun)
Kylian Mbappe and his family ‘have an agreement’ with Real Madrid, according to reports. (The Sun)
Portsmouth are ready to battle Aberdeen for the signature of Clark Robertson. (Daily Record).
Arsenal defender Sead Kolasinac, 27, is set to leave the club this summer, with Schalke and Lazio leading the chase for the Bosnia and Herzegovina international. (Football.London)
Real Madrid have a deal in place to sign Paris-St Germain and 22-year-old France forward Kylian Mbappe. (Marca)
Arsenal and Aston Villa have renewed their interest in Norwich’s 24-year-old Argentine playmaker Emiliano Buendia, who is valued from £35m to £40m. (Sky Sports)
Manchester City have agreed to a new one-year deal with club captain Fernandinho (The Times)
Nuno Espirito Santo parted ways with Wolves after clashing with the club’s hierarchy over transfers (Daily Mail)
WOLVES BOSS TALKS
Wolves are in talks with former Benfica manager Bruno Lage about succeeding fellow Portuguese Nuno Espirito Santo, who will step down after Sunday’s game against Manchester United. (Guardian)
Wolves are looking at Portuguese boss Paulo Fonseca, who will leave Roma this summer. (Mirror)
Tottenham will try to persuade Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers, 48, to become their new manager if the Foxes fail to qualify for the Champions League. (Sun)
Tottenham’s on-loan Waleswinger Gareth Bale, 31, is considering retiring when his Real Madrid contract expires at the end of next season. (AS)
Leeds are expecting to receive offers for 27-year-old Spain defender Diego Llorente this summer but have no intention of selling him. (Football Insider)
West Ham want to keep 28-year-old on-loan Manchester United and England forward Jesse Lingard. (Mail)
Leicester are leading the race for Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard, although Arsenal, Newcastle and Aston Villa are also keen on the 23-year-old Frenchman. (Daily Record)
Incoming Roma boss Jose Mourinho has warned Manchester United that he will not pay over the odds for 32-year-old Serbia midfielder Nemanja Matic. (Corriere dello Sport)
Leeds have opened talks with Manchester City over a permanent deal for 24-year-old on-loan English midfielder Jack Harrison. (Star)
Swansea boss Steve Cooper and former Huddersfield manager David Wagner are among the contenders to succeed Sam Allardyce at West Brom. (Sky Sports)
Newly-promoted Norwich City are preparing a bid for Sheffield Wednesday’s 28-year-old English winger Adam Reach. (Football Insider)
Saint-Etienne captain Mathieu Debuchy, 35, will leave the club at the end of the season, the Ligue 1 side has confirmed.
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