Manchester United want to fund two monster midfielder signings by controversially binning off Jadon Sancho, Arsenal’s hopes of signing Dusan Vlahovic are rapidly fading, while Wednesday’s Euro Paper Talk claims Liverpool are being offered a French striker.
Barcelona offered Jadon Sancho deal
The Red Devils finally snared Sancho over the summer after a three-year long chase. United, then under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, paid Borussia Dortmund £73m for the England winger.
However, his time at Old Trafford has been highly disappointing. In fact, Sancho has just one goal and zero assists from his first 17 Premier League appearances.
Now, according to Spanish publication El Nacional, Ralf Rangnick has already seen enough of the winger.
They report Sancho being offered to Barcelona, with Rangnick ready to cause uproar by accepting just £50m (€60m) for the winger. That would represent a loss of £23m for the Red Devils.
Rangnick asseses Jadon Sancho struggles
Rangnick spoke about Jadon Sancho on Tuesday, revealing he’s struggling with the pressure of his big-money move.
“It’s a different league and he is playing for one of the biggest clubs in the world. Also, he needs to do a lot of the things up here in his head,” Rangnick said.
“It’s different if you come as an 18-year-old, unknown talented English boy to Borussia Dortmund. From then on, you can only improve. You can only make a success out of that.
“The level of expectation was a lot lower compared to situation where you come to a club like Manchester United for a high transfer fee with a high level of expectation.
“Everyone expected from him that he would be one of the best players in the team. This is psychologically and emotionally a more challenging situation than the one at Borussia Dortmund.”
Jadon Sancho sale to fund two midfielder deals
Rangnick, meanwhile, wants to use funds from the Sancho sale to bring in two monster midfielders.
As per widespread reports, the United interim boss is pressing hard to sign Jude Bellingham. He is so desperate to build United’s midfield around the teenager that he is offering Borussia Dortmund their pick of Eric Bailly, Anthony Martial and Donny van de Beek.
First up though for Rangnick will be the signing of Amadou Haidara.
As per Fabrizio Romano, the German is pushing ahead with plans to sign the RB Leipzig star. He has a £32.4m exit clause in his contract – a fee they are willing to meet.
United are also chasing Borussia Monchengladbach’s Denis Zakaria – a free agent this summer.
However, Romano claims they are cooling their interest in Monaco’s Aurelien Tchouameni.
LIVERPOOL GIFTED CHANCE TO SIGN RANDAL KONO MUANI
FC Nantes are hoping Liverpool follow up their interest in striker Randal Kono Muani as the striker is seen as ‘a perfect addition’ to Jurgen Klopp’s side. The attacker is reportedly set to have a medical next week with Eintracht Frankfurt. (SportsBild)
AC Milan are in talks with Tottenham for the loan signing of Japhet Tanganga, but the two parties haven’t reached an agreement yet. (Calciomercato)
Reports in Italy continue linking Leeds United with a loan move for Lazio striker Vedat Muriqi after links to CSKA Moscow were rubbished. (Lazio Siamo Noi)
Barcelona are in advanced talks and closing on the summer signing of Andreas Christensen, who will leave Chelsea as a free agent. (Mundo Deportivo)
SOUTHAMPTON LOOKING AT FROSINONE DEFENDER
Southampton are battling Torino in the race to sign Italian defender Federico Gatti, who is impressing for Serie B Frosinone. (Alessio Porcu)
Roma are looking into the surprise signing of Joao Moutinho, with Jose Mourinho and the Wolves sharing an agent in Jorge Mendes. The veteran Wolves star, 35, becomes a free agent at the end of the season. (Corriere dello Sport)
Ivan Perisic is refusing to leave Inter Milan in January despite links to Chelsea, while talks are ongoing over a new deal at the San Siro for the 32-year-old Croatian. (Fabrizio Romano)
Newcastle’s interest in Samuel Umtiti is officially over after the defender underwent knee surgery, which will sideline him for three months. (Mundo Deportivo)
GAVI REMAINS SERIOUS PLAYER OF INTEREST TO PREM TRIO
Real Madrid remain in talks to extend Luka Modric’s deal – but Isco, Gareth Bale and Marcelo will all see their contracts elapse and will be allowed to leave as free agents. (AS)
Barcelona officials will meet with Ousmane Dembele’s agent on Wednesday in a final bid to persuade him to sign a new deal. (Sport)
Dani Alves says he would like Lionel Messi to end his career at Barcelona, calling his Nou Camp exit a ‘mistake’. (Sport)
AND MORE FROM EURO PAPER TALK
Amadou Diawara is refusing a loan move to Valencia – but a move away from Roma this month remains likely. Corriere dello Sport)
Inter midfielder Stefano Sensi will undergo a medical at Sampdoria on Wednesday, while Matias Vecino is a target for Lazio. (Alfredo Pedulla)
Barcelona are plotting a move for Real Sociedad’s Alexander Isak if they fail to sign Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland. (90 min)