Euro Paper Talk: Deal close as Man Utd offer contract to classy €70m midfielder; monstrous €90m bid in for Klopp target

By | 23rd June 2019

Manchester United are closing on a deal for a top summer target after agreeing personal terms, while a bid is on the table for a Ligue 1 star wanted by Liverpool, according to Sunday’s European papers.



Manchester United are reportedly in the driving seat to sign Bruno Fernandes after making an offer to the Sporting Lisbon midfielder.

The Portugal star has been linked with Liverpool, Man City, Tottenham and United, but it is Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side in the driving seat to sign him after it was claimed they have reached an agreement over his package.

According to Portuguese paper Correio da Manha, United have offered the player a five-year deal worth £100,000 a week – and he is keen to move to Old Trafford ahead of all other interest. Spurs are said to have matched the offer, but the player has his heart set on United, though the report stresses that the two clubs are yet to agree a fee.

It’s suggested Sporting are seeking €70m (£62.6m) for the midfielder, who scored 28 goals and weighed in with 14 assists from midfield in all competitions this season.

And it’s claimed the fee will unlikely dissuade United, who believe the 24-year-old would prove a huge success in the English game.


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Nicolas Pepe Lille

Inter Milan have made a ‘monstrous offer’ of €90m to beat Liverpool, Bayern Munich and Atletico Madrid to the signing of Lille attacker Nicolas Pepe (France Football)

Antoine Griezmann will join Barcelona on July 1 – the day his exit clause at Atletico Madrid drops to €120m (Diario Gol)

Arsenal, Tottenham and West Ham are the three sides to have put offers on the table to sign AC Milan midfielder Franck Kessie (Corriere dello Sport)

Roma have joined Milan, Tottenham, Arsenal and Lyon in the race for Sampdoria defender Joachim Andersen, seen as the replacement for Kostas Manolas (Gazzetta dello Sport)

Neymar’s potential return to Barcelona has been welcomed by current stars Philippe Coutinho and Arthur Melo (Marca)
Joao Cancelo

Manchester City have offered Juventus a chance to sign Danilo in an exchange deal for Joao Cancelo (Calciomercato)

Valencia and Atalanta are interested in a move for veteran goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon this summer, who has been linked with Leeds and Benfica (A Bola)

Mats Hummels rejected a €45m offer from Manchester United to rejoin Borussia Dortmund this week – even though the Premier League side were offering a higher salary (Bild)

Napoli are on the brink of signing midfielder James Rodriguez on loan from Real Madrid. The deal will cost them a fee of €5m – with an option to become a permanent €35m deal next summer, or with an obligation to buy should they win the Serie A title (Tuttosport)

Barcelona balked at signing Matthijs De Ligt for three reasons – as a ‘bargain’ €70m switch to Juventus edges closer (Marca)

New AC Milan coach Marco Giampaolo wants to give striker Andre Silva – who spent this season on loan with Sevilla – a chance to prove himself at the San Siro (Corriere della Sera)

Atletico Madrid could wait another 12 months to sign Espanyol defender Mario Hermoso, if talks over a €40m deal fail in the coming month (Marca)

Fiorentina president Rocco Commisso has reiterated that Federico Chiesa “will stay for at least another year” amid links with Liverpool and Juventus (Gazzetta dello Sport)

Alessandro Florenzi: Linked with move to United

Inter have targeted a deal for Alessandro Florenzi – and Roma are prepared to sell for €30m, or a swap deal involving Dalbert (Tuttosport)

Philippe Coutinho will sign for either PSG, Chelsea or Man Utd this summer – after Liverpool were ruled out of the equation (Mundo Deportivo)

Sevilla boss Julen Lopetegui wants to bring Real Madrid defender Nacho Fernandez to the club this summer (Mundo Deportivo)

Real Madrid plan to sign Kylian Mbappe from PSG next summer but need the 20-year-old France forward to hand in a transfer request (AS)

Newcastle United star Miguel Almiron has been linked with a shock move to Real Madrid (Tigo Sports)

Manchester City and Juventus will go head to head to sign Napoli centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly (Tuttosport)

Former Barcelona and Juventus defender Dani Alves has confirmed he is leaving PSG this summer (various)


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