Euro Paper Talk: Man Utd, Liverpool sound strong transfer sirens in colossal striker hunt; Marseille eye shining Leeds star

Euro Paper Talk: Man Utd, Liverpool sound strong transfer sirens in colossal striker hunt; Marseille eye shining Leeds star

Manchester United and Liverpool are eyeing a colossal striker, while Marseille are looking into signing a Leeds star – both in all the latest Euro Paper Talk.

MAN UTD, LIVERPOOL EYEING VLAHOVIC

Manchester United and Liverpool are keeping watch on striker Dusan Vlahovic’s progress for Fiorentina and Serbia, according to a report.

The 21-year-old, who stands at 6ft 3in, is enjoying his best season to date for his club and is making waves on the international stage.

He has scored 12 goals and assisted two others in a Fiorentina team which has largely struggled for form this term.

In addition, he has netted two goals in five games for his country, including in Wednesday’s 3-2 win over the Republic of Ireland.

Previous reports have linked Tottenham with a raid for Vlahovic. According to Corrierre dello Sport (via Sport Witness), however, United and Liverpool are also keen on the forward.

The report claims that ‘sirens from top European clubs have already started to ring strongly’ for his services. Real Madrid also reportedly hold an interest.

However, there is no mention of any firm approach from any of the trio yet.

Vlahovic moved to Fiorentina from Partizan Belgrade in his home country in the summer of 2018.

Signed when he was still a teenager, he spent a good deal of his debut season in the Serie A club’s reserve ranks. However, he hit the ground running immediately, with 11 goals in 13 games.

While he did play 10 Serie A games in 2018/19, he stepped up significantly last season, appearing 30 times in the Italian top flight.

This term, meanwhile, he has only missed one league outing to date.


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AND THE REST FROM EURO PAPER TALK

Marseille believe that Leeds goalkeeper Illan Meslier ticks ‘all the boxes’ in their hunt to replace Steve Mandanda. However, the 21-year-old’s price tag will prove a key stumbling block. (Football Club de Marseille)

West Ham will offer AC Milan the strongest competition in the hunt to sign Marseille left-back Jordan Amavi. (Il Milanista)

The Hammers also have interest in Real Betis midfielder William Carvalho, alongside Wolves. (Estadio Deportivo)

Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum will sign a three-year contract if his move to Barcelona goes ahead. (Sport)

MILAN HAVE FUNDS READY FOR TOMORI

Alexis Saelemaekers, Fikayo Tomori AC Milan

AC Milan already have €15million (£13million) set aside which they can use to sign Fikayo Tomori permanently. Therefore, Milan can earn the other €13million (£11million) needed via Champions League qualification. (Gazzetta dello Sport)

Indeed, Chelsea loanee Tomori would be happy to stay in Milan if a permanent deal presented itself. (Gazzetta dello Sport)

However, Chelsea are not willing to pay over €45million (£39million) to sign Juventus attacker Paulo Dybala. (Calciomercato)

OLSEN EYES ROMA RETURN AFTER ROBBERY

On-loan Everton goalkeeper Robin Olsen is leaning towards a return to Roma after the robbery at his home. (Calciomercato)

Meanwhile, Martin Odegaard says that he will “see what happens” amid his strong loan spell at Arsenal. He has hinted recently that he could pen a permanent deal with the Gunners from Real Madrid. (TV2)

Manchester United goalkeeper Sergio Romero could move to Boca Juniors at the end of the season. The Argentine club also have an interest in Edinson Cavani. (ESPN)

Real Betis midfielder Guido Rodriguez says that he has seen his transfer links with Arsenal. However, he stressed that he feels “very happy” at his La Liga employers. (Estadio Deportivo)

RONALDO WANTS TWO JUVENTUS SIGNINGS

Cristiano Ronaldo TEAMtalk

Cristiano Ronaldo wants two signings at Juventus who can carry the weight of the club’s ambitions in Italy and Europe. As such, he will sit down with club chiefs this summer. (Gazzetta dello Sport)

Palmeiras starlet Gabriel Veron is heading to Manchester this summer in a deal worth around €50m, though it remains unclear for now which club has signed him. (Band)

Barcelona forward Ansu Fati will undergo tests on his knee to determine if he needs a third operation, following his injury in November. (Mundo Deportivo)

Barca have eyes on Eibar’s on-loan winger Bryan Gil, but new contracts for the likes of Ousmane Dembele and Lionel Messi are the club’s priorities for now. (Mundo Deportivo)

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