Euro Paper Talk: Ten Hag told Man Utd can seal £105.7m move for rapid goal machine with former Liverpool target also wanted; Arsenal ready monster bid for Atalanta star

Nabil Fekir of Real Betis during the Liga match between Deportivo Alaves and Real Betis at Estadio de Mendizorrotza in Vitoria, Spain Credit: Alamy
Nabil Fekir of Real Betis during the Liga match between Deportivo Alaves and Real Betis at Estadio de Mendizorrotza in Vitoria, Spain Credit: Alamy

Manchester United can sign a prolific striker this summer if they meet a huge asking price, while a former Liverpool target is also on their wanted list, Arsenal are ready to move for an Atalanta star, while Tuesday’s Euro Paper Talk claims Neymar has given Chelsea an answer.


Manchester United have been seemingly been given permission to sign Victor Osimhen this summer, according to reports.

United boss Erik ten Hag is looking to add more firepower to his ranks this summer. As such, he will make the capture of a new big-name striker his No 1 focus this summer.

And the man at the top of his wanted list, Osimhen, now looks likely to depart Napoli this summer.

Indeed, Ben Jacobs exclusively told TEAMtalk last week about the two major hurdles United faced in trying to sign the Nigerian.

But now, according to Italian journalist Paolo Bargiggia, Napoli are ready to cash in on their prized asset.

Any deal, however, will not come cheap. And Bargiggia reports that Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis will start the bidding at a whopping £105.7m (€120m).

However, it seems the Red Devils are not alone in the pursuit with PSG also emerging as contenders.

“For Osimhen, at the moment, there are two concrete options: PSG and Manchester United. For now, they are the two clubs most interested in the player,” Bargiggia told the Il Processo TV show, as relayed by Area Napoli.

“We are still in February and anything can still happen. I think that a real auction could be unleashed on the Nigerian in the coming months. The player’s valuation stands at €120m. But it could increase again if he continues to do so well. The chances are high that he’ll leave.”

Osimhen has 85 goals in 175 career appearances.

Man Utd want Nabil Fekir to join Osimhen

In addition to Osimhen, Manchester United boss Ten Hag also reportedly wants Nabil Fekir to sign up this summer.

Per reports in the Spanish media, Ten Hag sees the Frenchman as the perfect addition to his squad. And with the club hoping to mount a title push next season, he is seen as ideal cover and competition for Bruno Fernandes.

The 29-year-old is contracted to Real Betis until summer 2026 and is regarded as one of their best players. However, he is reportedly open to playing in the Premier League, seeing the competition as the one that got away so far.

That was after Fekir – capped 25 times by France – saw a summer 2018 move to Liverpool collapse due to an issue with a medical.

Seen at the time as a possible replacement for Philippe Coutinho, who had moved to Barcelona some six months earlier, Liverpool had second thoughts after a medical illustrated a potential weakness in his knees.

Since then, though, the former Lyon man has played 137 times for Betis, scoring 28 times.

They are reportedly willing to cash in on him though this summer. And per reports, he would command a fee of around £26.4m (€30m)  – a fee easily within United’s reach.


Arsenal are preparing a huge offer to tempt Atalanta into selling Rasmus Hojlund, with the Dane valued at around £44m (€50m). (Calciomercato)

Eintracht Frankfurt sporting director Markus Krosche insists he feels ‘very comfortable’ in his current role amid links to Liverpool. (Bild)

Dusan Vlahovic’s agent blocked the striker’s January move to Manchester United despite Juventus seeing a £88m (€100m) bid accepted. (AS)

Leicester and Brighton are looking to sign Charles De Ketelaere this summer with AC Milan keen to cut their losses. (Milan Live)

Lazio director Igli Tare insists Sergej Milinkovic-Savic has a ‘strong bond’ with the club, regardless of what happens this summer. Arsenal and Newcastle are among those keen on his signing. (DAZN)

Jose Mourinho is pushing to return to Chelsea for a third spell in charge and will quit Roma if they fail to reach the Champions League. (Gazzetta dello Sport)


Aston Villa are the surprise leading contenders to sign Borussia Monchengladbach striker Marcus Thuram this summer. Barcelona, Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal are also reportedly keen. (Sport)

Atletico Madrid are a club ‘on the up’ since Joao Felix’s exit with reports claiming the club were happy to see him leave. (Mundo Deportivo)

Bayern Munich are rivalling PSG in the summer race to sign Hakim Ziyech following claims he plans to leave Chelsea. (various)

Alejandro Garnacho is to sign a new five-year deal at Manchester United, ending claims he may depart for Real Madrid. (ESPN)

Fulham owner Shahid Khan is reportedly nearing a deal to buy Serie B side Ternana. (Tuttomercatoweb)

Tottenham are pushing to sign Yassine Bounou this summer with Sevilla already working on his replacement in goals. (Estadio Deportivo)


Reported Chelsea target Neymar has reportedly told Todd Boehly he has no plans to quit PSG before his deal in the French capital expires in 2027. (L’Equipe)

Neymar Brazil 20022 Credit: Alamy
Neymar Brazil 20022 Credit: Alamy

Luka Modric is adamant that Real Madrid’s interest in Jude Bellingham will have no bearing on his own future at the club. (AS)

Ansu Fati insists he has no plans to move to the Premier League amid links to Manchester United. The winger wants to honour his deal at Barcelona that is currently due to expire in 2027. (Goal)

Juventus are reportedly chasing Monza left-back Carlos Augusto, as a replacement for Alex Sandro in 2023/24. (Gazzetta dello Sport)

Inter Milan are targeting a deal to sign Jose Maria Gimenez from Atletico Madrid as a replacement for Milan Skriniar. (various)

PSG are preparing to re-appoint Thomas Tuchel as manager for a second spell with the axe to fall on Christophe Galtier. (Le 10 Sport)

Raphinha has named Arsenal as his ‘favourite English club’, boosting the Gunners’ hopes of a summer swoop on Barcelona. (Fabrizio Romano)

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