Euro Paper Talk: Ten Hag finally finds new Man Utd striker with triple raid spelling end for £188m trio; Arsenal move for 74-goal marksman
Manchester United will sacrifice three stars this summer with Erik ten Hag closing on a triple deal, including a quality new striker, Arsenal are ready to launch a move for a prolific new frontman, while Tuesday’s Euro Paper Talk has massive news on the next Tottenham manager.
LAUTARO MARTINEZ WILL BECOME NEW MAN UTD NUMBER NINE
Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag has finally decided on the player he wants as his new No 9 – with a move for Lautaro Martinez reportedly gathering pace.
The Red Devils are ready to spend big on a new centre forward this summer to finally replace Cristiano Ronaldo.
And a plethora of top names are reportedly on their radar, with Harry Kane, Victor Osimhen, Randal Kolo Muani and Goncalo Ramos regularly linked.
However, Ten Hag is ready to turn his focus towards Argentina striker Martinez, amid a belief that Inter Milan will be forced to sell.
The Italian giants will need to cash in on a big name this summer – and Ten Hag is plotting a route to bring Martinez to Old Trafford.
Rated at €90m, the 25-year-old has 23 goals in 49 appearances this season.
Now, according to Calciomercato, United are ready to offer Inter a package of €50m cash together with Anthony Martial.
And while the Nerazzurri would prefer a straight cash sale, they will need to sign a replacement for Martinez if they cash on.
Martial, meanwhile, cost United £58m after arriving from Monaco back in 2015. While he has 86 goals in 294 games for the club, they appear to have dried up in recent seasons.
And after a disappointing display in losing at West Ham on Sunday, two prominent pundits both claimed it was time for United to sell Martial.
Martinez to be joined at Man Utd by Kim Min-Jae and Vanderson
With a new striker seemingly decided on, Ten Hag’s next focus is a new central defender. And it seems a deal for Kim Min-jae is also beginning to gather serious pace for Manchester United.
The South Korean arrived in Naples last summer as a replacement for Kalidou Koulibaly. And he’s proven a massive success, helping Luciano Spalletti’s side to a first Serie A title in 33 years.
Now, according to Gazzetta dello Sport, United have scouted the player extensively in recent weeks.
And with a window of opportunity presenting them with a chance to sign him, Napoli are reportedly growing increasingly concerned that Kim will be lured away.
Indeed, a clause in his deal allows him to leave for a fee that ‘exceeds €50m and can touch €60m’ between July 1-15.
Napoli are determined to tie him to a new deal that removes the clause. However, il Gazzetta claim United have identified Kim for quite some time and are now ready to follow through and sign him.
United are also in the hunt for a new right-back with much of the focus in recent weeks being on Jeremie Frimpong.
However, Sport are convinced that United’s real target is actually Monaco’s Brazilian star Vanderson. They claim the Ligue 1 side are open to his sale for the right price, alerting Ten Hag to a possible deal.
They will face competition, however, from Barcelona with incoming new sporting director Deco setting his sights on him too.
But it is United who lead the way with a €40m (£34.8m) offer likely to convince them to sell.
That double swoop will also spell the end of both Harry Maguire and Aaron Wan-Bissaka at United. And with Martial offered up as part of the Martinez deal, Ten Hag is seemingly set to wave farewell to £188m worth of signings this summer.
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ARSENAL PLANNING NEW OFFER FOR DUSAN VLAHOVIC
Arsenal will rekindle interest in Dusan Vlahovic following claims he can leave Juventus for €70m (£60.9m) this summer. (90min)
Barcelona are close to putting Raphinha up for sale at €75m with the winger ready to leave amid claims he fears for his place. The winger is a a target for both Arsenal and Newcastle this summer. (Sport)
Chelsea are seen in Brazil as the most plausible side of signing Neymar this summer following claims he is leaving PSG. (Isabela Pagliari)
Manchester City are targeting a move for Atletico Madrid’s Nahuel Molina as a potential long-term successor to Kyle Walker. (various)
Paris Saint-Germain’s teenage defender El Chadaille Bitshiabu is on the radar of Liverpool and Manchester United. (Le 10 Sport)
Evan Ndicka is likely to sign for Roma with his agents posting photos of themselves with Jose Mourinho this week in a major hint. The Eintracht Frankfurt defender is also reportedly a target for Liverpool and Arsenal. (Football Italia)
Jude Bellingham is ready to reject a huge £250,000 a week deal from Manchester City to finalise a move to Real Madrid. (Marca)
VILLA READY TO MAKE MOVE FOR PAU TORRES
Aston Villa are battling Juventus in the race to sign Pau Torres following claims he will leave Villarreal for €30m (£26.1m). (Tuttomercatoweb)
PSV are ready to make a renewed push to sign on-loan Everton defender Jarrad Branthwaite. (FCUpdate.nl)
Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis is holding talks with Victor Osimhen’s agents over a bumper new deal at the club. (Radio Kiss Kiss)
Davide Ancelotti, son of Carlo, is ready to leave Real Madrid – and is targeting a Premier League managerial job. (Relevo)
Eintracht Frankfurt will demand Manchester United pay a minimum €90m (£79m) for Randal Kolo Muani. (90min)
Newcastle are considering a move for Athletic Bilbao’s Nico Williams with the winger replacing Allan Saint-Maximim. (various)
Tottenham are ready to step up their interest in bringing Napoli manager Luciano Spalletti to the club this week. (Tuttosport)
TOTTENHAM TOLD MOVE FOR DUTCH MANAGER CAN HAPPEN
Tottenham have ‘every chance’ of appointing Arne Slot with a firm approach ‘convincing him. to leave Feyenoord. That’s according to journalist Martijn Krabbendam. (Votebal International)
Chelsea are to send Joao Felix back to Atletico Madrid with Mauricio Pochettino unlikely to make his loan permanent. (AS)
Defender Kevin Mbabu plans to hold talks with Fulham this summer following claims he plans to leave the Cottagers. (Blick)
Aymeric Laporte is tasking his agents to find him a new club this summer after becoming frustrated at Manchester City. (various)
Real Betis are willing to sell striker Willian Jose and promote Raul Garcia de Haro. That’s following the latter’s impressive 19-goal haul on loan with Mirandes this season. (Relevo)
Lionel Messi is yet to agree a move to Al Hilal, with Barcelona still his No 1 option. (Mundo Deportivo)
Chelsea are to hold talks over a deal to bring Sadio Mane back to the Premier League after his Bayern Munich move turned sour. (various)
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