Manchester United are edging nearer to an Argentina attacker as part of an exciting triple coup, Newcastle have the belief they can sign Serie A’s best player, while Thursday’s Euro Paper Talk claims Liverpool is upping the chase for a Sporting Lisbon defender.
DYBALA DROPS TRANSFER HINT AMID MAN UTD TRANSFER RUMOURS
Manchester United have been given serious hope in their quest to sign Paulo Dybala this summer amid news he is free to leave on a bargain fee.
The Red Devils have made rapid strides under Erik ten Hag this season. As such, they hope to end their six-year trophy drought later this month in the Carabao Cup final.
And with a Champions League place also in their sights, plans are taking shape for ways to take United to the next level.
The Dutchman will be seeking a new frontline striker to lead the line this summer. Several big names have been mentioned as options, with Harry Kane and Victor Osimhen among those linked.
However, it seems United could also be offered the chance to bring in a long-term target in Dybala for a bargain fee.
To that end, reports emerged last week about how a clause in his deal allows him to leave Roma on the cheap. Indeed, should the club fail to qualify for the Champions League, a clause will allow him to depart for a mere £10.6m (€12m) this summer.
That has, understandably, attracted attention from United. And reports in the Italian media reckon a summer move to Old Trafford now looks increasingly likely.
However, should Dybala opt to stay, the clause will be waived and the player will automatically trigger a pay rise.
Discussing his future and the influence Jose Mourinho will play, Dybala has opened up on claims he could be on the move.
“The clause is a matter between my attorneys and the club, but I don’t know what will happen at the end of the season. And if I don’t know what’s going to happen with me, let alone the coach, you have to ask him,” Dybala said, via Calciomercato.
“I’d like to be coached by him because he’s one of the best and I’d like to win with him too. But for now, I’m only thinking about the match against Salzburg. I hope Roma plays in the Champions League next season.”
As well as Dybala, Ten Hag is also bringing forward plans for two other exciting signings, per reports.
Man Utd also keens on deals for Bono and Castello Lukeba.
And first on the agenda will be the exciting signing of a new goalkeeper in the form of Yassine Bounou.
The Moroccan star will be allowed to leave Sevilla with the club facing up to no European football next season.
The 31-year-old is valued at around £17.75m (€20m) – and Ten Hag wants him to sign this summer. However, rather than come in as undisputed No 1, the keeper – known simply as Bono – will have to compete with David De Gea for the No 1 shirt.
De Gea’s deal expires this summer but talks over an extension are ongoing. And he will sign up soon but on a deal worth significantly less than his current £375,000 a week deal.
Tottenham is also keen on Bono, but Manchester United is seemingly in the driving seat.
And finally United is also pushing forward with plans to sign Lyon center-half Castello Lukeba.
The 20-year-old is emerging as a major star and is already the first choice for the Ligue 1 side.
And while he committed to a new deal recently, his terms expire in the summer of 2025.
Furthermore, Lyon is currently ninth in Ligue 1 – a huge 12 points adrift of the Champions League places. As such, United believes he can be prised away for a fee of around £30m.
And with Ten Hag a huge admirer of his qualities, United is reportedly ready to push ahead with a bid to sign Lukeba.
Victor Lindelof, Dean Henderson, and Anthony Martial are among those likely to move on for the trio.
KHVICHA KVARATSKHELIA AGENT GIVES NEWCASTLE HOPE
The agent of Khvicha Kvaratskhelia – recently branded Italian football’s best player – insists the star will never play for another Serie A side. However, the Georgian winger will be tempted by a big-money move abroad amid strong interest from Newcastle United. (Calcio Napoli 24)
Tottenham is ready to rival any Manchester United to sign Yassine Bounou this summer – and is willing to pay €5m over the asking price for the Sevilla keeper. (various)
Barcelona star Raphinha claims he would love to play alongside Brazil teammate Casemiro at the club level one day. (ESPN Brasil)
Edson Alvarez says the breakdown of a summer move to Chelsea saw him ‘grieve’ – but a future move remains in his sights. (De Telegraaf)
Antonio Conte is open to returning to Serie A one day – but refuses to comment on claims he will leave Tottenham this summer. (Calciomercato)
Manchester United can sign loanee Marcel Sabitzer on a permanent deal this summer for just £17.75m (€20m). (SportsBILD)
ARNE SLOT EXPLAINS WHY HE REJECTED LEEDS
Arne Slot insists “not everyone is driven by money” after revealing why he rejected Leeds to stay at Feyenoord. (Feyenoord Pings)
Aston Villa is willing to sell Emiliano Martinez this summer for a huge fee following claims the goalkeeper wants to play in the Champions League. (various)
Bayern Munich remains keen to sign Harry Kane and regards him as the perfect striker signing having done a thorough assessment of his qualities. (BILD)
AC Milan is ready to take up the €22m option to make Brahim Diaz’s loan from Real Madrid into a permanent move. (Gazzetta dello Sport)
Joao Cancelo insists talk of a major falling out with Pep Guardiola are simply untrue, despite his exit to Bayern Munich from Manchester City. (Mundo Deportivo)
Barcelona is to sign Mexico right-back Julian Araujo, 21, on a deal until June 2026, following talks with LA Galaxy. (Fabrizio Romano)
LIVERPOOL STEPS UP BID TO SIGN SPORTING LISBON DEFENDER
Liverpool is stepping up their hunt for Goncalo Inacio after sending scouts to watch the 21-year-old Sporting Lisbon defender. (Correio da Manha)
Carlo Ancelotti insists he ‘does not care’ if Marco Asensio signs a new deal with Real Madrid this summer. The Los Blancos star is reportedly on the radar of Liverpool, Barcelona, Juventus, and Manchester United. (AS)
Liverpool star Roberto Firmino is a ‘priority signing’ for Atletico Madrid this summer. (various)
Atletico will move for the free agent as Joao Felix’s replacement, with a permanent move to Chelsea nearing. (Cadena SER)
Steven Bergwijn says he made the “perfect choice” in quitting Tottenham for Ajax last summer. (Algemeen Dagblad)
Mikel Arteta is desperate to sign Martin Zubimendi with the Real Sociedad midfielder one of Arsenal’s top targets. (Sport)
Spain coach Luis de la Fuente is ready to give Zubimendi a major role, seeing him as Sergio Busquets’ heir. (AS)