Euro Paper Talk: Man Utd seriously tempted and a ‘viable option’ for elite, veteran star; Mata, Van de Beek cut-price exits

Euro Paper Talk: Man Utd seriously tempted and a ‘viable option’ for elite, veteran star; Mata, Van de Beek cut-price exits

Manchester United want to sign a veteran star and use him as a mentor for a prodigious young talent, Thomas Tuchel is lamenting one of Frank Lampard’s last decisions at Chelsea, while Wednesday’s Euro Paper Talk claims surprise moves are on the cards for Juan Mata and Donny van de Beek.


Cristiano Ronaldo and Manchester United could be set for a surprise reunion this summer after all, claim reports in Italy.

Juventus are currently weighing up wholesale changes to their side this summer after falling short in the Champions League.

The likes of Paulo Dybala, Douglas Costa and Adrien Rabiot are all likely to move on. Indeed, Dybala is the subject of growing interest from Chelsea.

While Alvaro Morata looks like he’ll stay on for another season, Ronaldo’s situation remains less certain.

At 36 and their highest earner, Juve are considering offloading the veteran star to boost their coffers.

As per Tuttosport, a return to Real Madrid looks highly unlikely. However, they state a return to Old Trafford looks a ‘viable option’ with United still seeking a quality right-wing addition.

Efforts to land Jadon Sancho failed last summer, while bright young thing Amad Diallo arrived in January. He’s already made an impact, but remains tender in his years.

As such, it’s claimed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer could look to bring Ronaldo back on a rolling one-year deal. However, United do not want to pay a substantial transfer fee for a player who is very much in the final years of his career.

But under the plan, his signing would allow Diallo time to develop and learn from one of the best ever.

Ronaldo spent six years at Old Trafford, winning three league titles and a Champions League, before moving to Real.

From Juventus’ point of view, one the players they are considering signing is Barcelona’s Antoine Griezmann. The World Cup winner has been told he can leave for a fee of around €60m.


Juan Mata has decided to re-sign for former club Valencia in a €10m this summer amid claims of a much-needed investment. (La Razon)

Donny van de Beek will be the subject of a surprise move from Real Madrid this summer. Los Blancos could swoop for the frustrated Man Utd in a cut-price €30m deal. (Todofijaches)

Chelsea regret letting Fikayo Tomori leave for AC Milan with Thomas Tuchel fearing Frank Lampard has granted the Serie A side a €28m bargain. (Gazzetta dello Sport)

Man City lead Borussia Dortmund, Ajax and Napoli to sign left-back Gabriel Gudmundsson from FC Groningen. (De Telegraaf)

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Kylian Mbappe PSG v Nice February 2021

Former PSG winger Jerome Rothen has accused Kylian Mbappe of hiding the truth over his future transfer plans. The World Cup winner is wanted by Liverpool and Real Madrid. (Paris Fans)

Juventus captain Giorgio Chiellini could be forced to retire at the end of this season due to an unresolved contract dispute. (Gazzetta dello Sport)

Barcelona lead the chase to sign Yusuf Demir, a 17 year-old left-footed forward who has acquired the moniker of ‘the Austrian Messi’. (Marca)

Manchester United have started talks with the agent of Fiorentina defender Nikola Milenkovic. (Calciomercato)


Chelsea have a genuine interest in Paulo Dybala and could use three players to tempt Juventus into a deal. (Calciomercato)

Monaco and Bayern Munich are keen on Marcelo Brozovic this summer with Inter seeking €35m. (Todofijaches)

Joshua King looks destined to leave Everton this summer with a move to Fenerbahce on the cards. (Sabah)

Norwich have been linked with a move for Sebastian Schonlau, with his deal at Bundesliga 2 side Paderborn expiring this summer (Westfalen Blatt)


Willian Jose, Wolves' on-loan striker

Wolves plan to make Willian Jose’s move permanent this summer, but want a discount on the €25m agreed price. (Mundo Deportivo)

Marcello Lippi’s son Davide says the former Italy coach is open to returning to Napoli as their new technical director. (Radio Kiss Kiss)

Chelsea have been linked with Palmeiras midfielder Gabriel Menino, who is also wanted by Atletico Madrid. (UOL)

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is ready to break one of his own rules to sign Erling Haaland this summer. (various)


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