Euro Paper Talk: Man Utd in contact with Barcelona over €50m signing; Everton want Spurs target

Manchester United are back in for a Barcelona centre-back, while Liverpool could see one of their star forwards depart, according to Tuesday’s European papers.



Manchester United are reportedly preparing to table an offer for Barcelona centre-back Samuel Umtiti, having made contact with the Cataln giants to discuss a deal.

The Red Devils remain in the market for a new centre-back with primary target Harry Maguire still yet to finalise a proposed £80m switch to Old Trafford.

France star Umtiti has long been touted for a summer switch to Manchester, having fallen down the pecking order at Camp Nou, with City also said to be keeping an eye on the defender.

According to Le 10 Sport, United are now ready to submit a €50m bid for the World Cup winner after opening negotiations at the start of the week, although Barca are likely to want nearer to €60m for the 25-year-old.

The French publication also reports that the two clubs are expected to reach an agreement before the August 8 deadline for Premier League clubs.


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Real Madrid are reportedly willing to offer Liverpool star Sadio Mane a huge incentive to try and lure him to the Bernabeu in a €180m deal.

Eden Hazard, Luka Jovic and Rodrygo have already arrived for just under £300m already this summer – but more could yet follow.

Real could be forced to sell a number of players who will see their game time drastically reduced next term, with claims Florentino Perez is now plotting a ‘fire sale’ of sorts in order to raise enough money to land one more big blockbuster name.

James Rodriguez, Isco, Gareth Bale, Lucas Vazquez, Keylor Navas and Mariano Diaz have been transfer listed as they look to recoup a whopping €200million.

Recent reports – especially those from Spain – have suggested that Perez has his heart set on procuring Mane from Liverpool this summer.

And if the latest reports from Don Balon are to be believed then Los Blancos are ready to go all-out for the Senegal international by offering him a ket incentive.

Their report states that Real Madrid will give Mane the ‘fabled’ No.7 shirt should he agree to join this summer, though a deal is tipped to cost around €180m.

It has been previously suggested by the same outlet that Real are willing to offer Marco Asensio to Jurgen Klopp in order to try and reduce that asking price.

However, Liverpool have reportedly made it clear they ‘would not welcome any offers’ for Mane.



Everton are interested in signing the Atletico Madrid attacker, and Tottenham target, Angel Correa this summer (Football Italia)

Barcelona’s Philippe Coutinho is looking more likely to stay at the Nou Camp this summer, though he would choose a move back to England over PSG if he had the choice, with Liverpool and Man Utd ‘interested’ in a €120m deal. (Mundo Deportivo)

Liverpool have made an approach over a possible transfer move for Real Madrid wonderkid Israel Salazar. (Bernabeu Digital)

Lazio will consider offers for Sergej Milinkovic-Savic amid transfer interest from Manchester United. (Goal)

Leeds and Brighton are battling for the signature of young Inter Milan defender Ryan Nolan. (Trivento Goal)

Paris Saint-Germain have cut Neymar’s asking price almost in half from €300m to €180m. (Sport)

Manchester United are reportedly making progress on two midfield signings in the form of Bruno Fernandes and Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, which could clear Paul Pogba to leave. (Diario Gol)

Juventus are considering a move for Spurs star Christian Eriksen, who could leave for €70m this summer. (Calciomercato)

Meanwhile, representatives of Roma have flown to the UK to try and thrash out a €45m deal for Toby Alderweireld. (TMW)

Manchester United and Tottenham are ahead of Real Madrid in the running to seal the transfer of Juventus star Paulo Dybala at the moment. (Diario Gol)

Gareth Bale is in negotiations with a new Chinese club. (Onda Cero)

Inter are set to table a new bid to land Roma striker Eden Dzeko. (Sky Italia)

Zenit’s president has confirmed that the Russian giants are in ‘advanced talks’ with Barcelona regarding a deal for Brazilian winger Malcom. (Marca)

Inter’s offer for Romelu Lukaku was “fair”, according to the Serie A side’s CEO Giuseppe Marotta.

Real Madrid have told attacking midfielder James Rodriguez he will be staying at the Bernabeu. (AS)

Matteo Darmian: Lack of interest

Manchester United defender Matteo Darmian has emerged as a shock transfer target for Barcelona. (Mundo Deportivo)

Patrick Cutrone has confirmed that he will leave AC Milan to join Wolverhampton.

Arsenal have received an enquiry from Monaco about the availability Germany defender Shkodran Mustafi. (L’Equipe)

Argentina defender Marcos Rojo will consider a move away from Manchester United if he believes first-team opportunities will be limited next season. (ESPN)

Nadiem Amiri is set to join Bayer Leverkusen from Hoffenheim. (Bild)

Manchester United's Portuguese coach Jose Mourinho

Jose Mourinho is keen to return to management but has stressed he is waiting for the right opportunity.

Celta Vigo are set to complete the signing of Borussia Dortmund playmaker and Japan international Shinji Kagawa. (Bild)

Daniele De Rossi says he chose to continue his career with “the craziest fans in football” after joining Boca Juniors this week.

Real Madrid have received offers from Roma and Monaco for Dominican Republic forward Mariano. (AS)

Former Germany striker Jurgen Klinsmann is in talks with VfB Stuttgart to become the club’s first chief executive. (Bild)


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