Euro Paper Talk: Man Utd submit lucrative striker bid to replace Ronaldo with Ten Hag clear to sign second; Barcelona attacker agrees Chelsea move

Victor Osimhen, Napoli, during Serie A game v Hellas Verona at Marcantonio Bentegodi stadium Credit: Alamy
Victor Osimhen, Napoli, during Serie A game v Hellas Verona at Marcantonio Bentegodi stadium Credit: Alamy

Manchester United are wasting no time in looking for Cristiano Ronaldo’s replacement with a bid lodged for their No 1 target, Chelsea are to sign a Barcelona attacker in January, while Monday’s Euro Paper Talk claims Tottenham are nearing another raid on Juventus. 

NAPOLI FIELD BID FOR OSIMHEN AS MAN UTD LOOK TO REPLACE RONALDO

Manchester United are reportedly already in contact with Napoli over a move to sign Victor Osimhen.

The Red Devils are now urgently seeking a new striker with Cristiano Ronaldo almost certainly playing his last game for the club. Ronaldo’s explosive interview with Piers Morgan reveals his lack of respect for Eric ten Hag as well as his frustrations with life at Old Trafford.

As such, there will not be a way back for Ronaldo at United and the interview will pave the way for his exit in January.

That will leave United with a big hole to fill and reports in Italy claim Napoli have already fielded an enquiry for Osimhen.

As per Il Mattino, Napoli have already received an enquiry for Osimhen, who is rated in the £87.5m (€100m) bracket.

The Serie A leaders have also received interest in star winger Khvicha Kvaratskhelia, with his form also alerting a number of suitors.

However, despite Man Utd’s very obvious interest in Osimhen, Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis has no intention of doing business.

His side hold a eight-point lead at the top of Serie A and are on track to win a first Scudetto since 1990.

As such, no amount of money will convince them to sell in January and weaken Luciano Spalletti’s title-chasing squad.

However, United could have more luck in the summer with the striker seemingly topping Ten Hag’s list of candidates to replace Ronaldo.

Tammy Abraham sale given green light by Roma

In the meantime, United may yet turn their attentions towards Tammy Abraham with Roma reportedly willing to sell.

The 25-year-old England striker enjoyed a fantastic first season in Italy, scoring 27 goals in 53 appearances.

However, this season has seen the goals dry up dramatically with Abraham only registering four in 20. That has seen the striker lose his place in the England squad ahead of the World Cup.

Now according to Calciomercato, Roma are willing to cash in on Abraham in January.

Having cost around £35m (€40m) from Chelsea last summer, Roma are seeking at least their money back and more.

In return, Roma hope to use funds from his sale to sign Davide Frattesi, with Roma director Tiago Pinto seeing the Sassuolo frontman as an upgrade.

United have been linked with Abraham in the past and he could emerge as potential solution in January

CHELSEA STRIKE DEAL TO SIGN MEMPHIS DEPAY

Chelsea are to bring forward plans to sign Memphis Depay in January amid a lack of striker options with the deal for the Barcelona man agreed. (Sport)

Tottenham want to sign Weston McKennie in January with Fabio Paratici gearing up for another raid on Juventus. (Tuttomercatoweb)

Leeds United have learned that Club Brugge are willing to sell Noa Lang in January for a fee of £26.2m – £30.5m (€30m – €35m). (Fabrizio Romano)

Six teams want to sign Youssoufa Moukoko with his Borussia Dortmund contact expiring next summer. Man Utd, Man City, Liverpool, Chelsea, PSG and Barcelona are all in the mix to land the 17-year-old. (Sport)

Atletico Madrid are willing to listen to offers for £26.7m (€30m) rated forward Matheus Cunha in January. (Marca)

Sergino Dest has been told he has no future at Barcelona, while AC Milan have no plans to make his move permanent. The American has previously been linked with Leeds and Man Utd. (Sport)

Juventus want Arsenal to cancel Nuno Tavares’ loan at Marseille in January and complete his permanent signing. (Sport.fr)

MARCUS THURAM FUTURE OPEN AMID LIVERPOOL, ARSENAL LINKS

Marcus Thuram’s future remains open amid links to both Arsenal and Liverpool for the Borussia Monchengladbach striker. (Fabrizio Romano)

Marco Verratti is closing on a new contract with PSG to extend his stay at the Parc des Princes until 2026. (Mundo Deportivo)

Barcelona remain hot on the trail of Diogo Dalot with talks over a Man Utd extension yet to get underway with a big push to sign him expected in the coming weeks. (Sport)

Las Palmas midfielder Alberto Moleiro is now wanted by Man City, with Barcelona, Liverpool and Dortmund also on his trial. (Mundo Deportivo)

AC Milan are looking to agree a deal with Chelsea to sign Hakim Ziyech in the January window. (Gazzetta dello Sport)

Barcelona remain keen on signing one of Youri Tielemans or Ilkay Gundogan in 2023 – but fear a deal for the Man City man will prove tough. (Mundo Deportivo)

Juventus are ready to push through the permanent signing of Moise Kean for £35m (€40m) after a solid return to form. (Il Bianconero)

Unai Emery wants to bring Franck Kessie, Nacho Fernandez and Eden Hazard to Aston Villa in the January window. (Sport)

DEMAND TO SIGN SON HEUNG-MIN GROWING

PSG will reportedly battle Real Madrid and Liverpool for the signing of Son Heung-min in 2023. (El Nactionál)

Tottenham forwards Harry Kane and Son Heung-min Credit: Alamy
Tottenham forwards Harry Kane and Son Heung-min Credit: Alamy

Tiemoue Bakayoko’s agent is working to find a solution for the midfielder in January with AC Milan ready to cancel his loan deal. (Calciomercato)

Atletico Madrid are planning to bring 39-year-old former defender Gabi back to the club as technical secretary before the January window. (Marca)

AC Milan are refusing to consider any offer for less than £87.5m (€100m) for Chelsea target Rafael Leao in January. (Calciomercato)

Genoa are reportedly to launch an offer to Defensor for talented defender Alan Matturro, with Inter Milan also reportedly keen. (Gianluca Di Marzio)

Edin Dzeko insists he wants to sign a new deal with Inter Milan with his current arrangement due to expire in June. (Calciomercato)

Borussia Dortmund will hold talks with Jude Bellingham once the World Cup is out the way, amid links to several Premier League sides. (BILD)

Liverpool are leading Arsenal in the race to sign Borussia Monchengladbach striker Marcus Thuram with his deal expiring in eight months. (Fussball Transfers)

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