Manchester United are ready to jump after Liverpool rejected a move by a £ 35 million Bundesliga central defender, while Arsenal have been quoted £ 100 million for an attacking target, both on Thursday’s Paper Talk.
MAN UTD FOR SWOOP AFTER LIVERPOOL CB SNUB
Manchester United are reportedly set to take advantage of Liverpool’s decision against a move by RB Leipzig center-back Ibrahima Konate this summer.
Jurgen Klopp’s men have been monitoring the Frenchman for some time and they were expected to make an offer. However, a report on Wednesday revealed that the Premier League champions are no longer interested in the player.
That has apparently opened the door for United to rush in, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer still in the market for a new partner for Harry Maguire.
The 21-year-old has impressed alongside Dayot Upamecano at the heart of Leipzig’s defense, with the latter already securing a move to Bayern Munich next season.
As for Konate, it will cost around € 40 million (£ 34.5 million). That figure is around the range that United He wants to spend on a new central defense recruit.
The Daily Mirror report claims that Konate’s style of play could be the perfect match for Maguire.
And with Liverpool now out of the picture, the Red Devils could get a relatively free run over the talented defender.
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PRECIO ARSENAL LEARN HEFTY WINGER
Arsenal are reportedly looking to sign Sevilla star Bryan Gil. However, they may have to spend £ 100 million to secure their services. (Sun)
Sergio Agüero would reportedly consider moving to Tottenham when his contract expires in the summer. (Sun)
Charlie Savage has landed his first professional contract with Manchester United as a reward for his good form this season. (Sun)
Gareth Barry is likely to be hit with an FA rap for a secret deal to buy a stake in Swindon Town. (Sun)
Wayne Rooney’s future as manager of Derby County will be safe with the prospective new owners of No Limits Sports LTD. (Sun)
Mikel Arteta has promised to fire Arsenal players who act like they are on vacation after Emmanuel Petit’s scathing criticism of their former club. (Daily mirror)
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THE TOTTENHAM HAS THE CARLOS PLAN IN PLACE
Diego Carlos is reportedly a prime target for Tottenham in the transfer window. They have a plan to try to reach an agreement with Sevilla. (Daily Express)
Tottenham has stepped up its bid to sign Southampton defensive back Jannik Vestergaard. (Daily Express)
Liverpool will reportedly face competition from Chelsea to sign Ajax midfielder Ryan Gravenberch. (Daily Express)
RB Leipzig reportedly called Liverpool to discuss their intentions to sign Ibrahima Konate. But the Reds have now informed them that they will not proceed with the transfer.. (Daily Express)
Arsenal have rekindled their interest in Wilfried Zaha, and Crystal Palace is expected to capitalize on their precious asset. (Daily star)
Philippe Coutinho is ruled out for the rest of the season with a knee injury. That means Liverpool will miss out on a £ 17 million transfer windfall from Barcelona. (Daily star)
AND THE REST OF PAPER TALK
Ousmane Dembele reportedly wants to promise his future to Barcelona after achieving something in his best form. (Daily mail)
Scottish star Jack Hendry has confirmed that KV Oostende is pushing to try to sign him permanently from Celtic. (Daily entry)
Bayern Munich want Rangers to defeat Umar Sadiq in an incredible € 60 million deal. (Scottish sun)
Charlie Adam believes that Real Madrid and Manchester City should fight for Kieran Tierney this summer. He also believes that the tender should start at £ 50 million. (Scottish sun)
Brentford forward Ivan Toney has confirmed that he came close to joining Celtic last summer. (Scottish sun)
Leigh Griffiths fears he is on a countdown to being released by Celtic in the summer, with Aberdeen waiting behind the scenes. (Scottish sun)