Manchester United’s links to a top Serie A star have been dismissed, with the player advised to join their rivals instead, Tottenham’s four-man goalkeeper wishlist has been revealed, with a German star their new favourite, and Chelsea are preparing a three-player swap offer to AC Milan, according to Tuesday’s Euro Paper Talk.
MAN UTD TRANSFER IS AVOIDED BY SERGEJ MILINKOVIC-SAVIC
Sergej Milinkovic-Savic has been informed that joining Manchester United could jeopardize his career and that he should instead join their rivals.
Since the days of Jose Mourinho, the Lazio star has been on the Red Devils’ radar. The Serie A club valued the player at over £130 million (€150 million) at the time, which was more than United was willing to pay.
However, his name has been circulating again, and stories over the summer hinted that he could become a target again.
Furthermore, with his contract expiring in 2024, it was claimed that a departure for about £56.7m (€65m) could be on the cards.
While that deal did not materialize, he appears to be on Erik ten Hag’s wishlist ahead of the January transfer window.
Indeed, talk that he could join Manchester United elicited a furious reaction from Milinkovic-Savic.
However, suggestions that United may make a play to sign him in January have now been debunked.
Milinkovic-Savic has been told to join Manchester City.
This comes after Italian journalist Giuseppe Bergomi advised the footballer that a move to Old Trafford would be detrimental to his career.
Instead, Bergomi has discussed a move to Manchester City, claiming that he would thrive there in the same way that Kevin De Bruyne did.
Bergomi told LazioNews24: “But why don’t the top teams come to take him, that’s what I’m thinking.” The best club? He must select the best team for his abilities.
“It’s not ideal to send him to Manchester United; if he goes to City, he’ll be like De Bruyne.”
Despite the warning, Milinkovic-Savic will almost certainly be considered if United fails to sign top target Frenkie de Jong.
The Red Devils signed Casemiro over the summer, but reports say he was not a priority for Ten Hag.
TOTTENHAM GOALKEEPER TER STEGEN HAS BEEN ADDED TO THE SHORTLIST
Tottenham has four goalkeepers on their shortlist to replace Hugo Lloris. Marc-Andre ter Stegen and Jan Oblak are at the top of the list, with connections to Illan Meslier and Nantes’ Alban Lafont. (Young Footballers)
Chelsea will make a bid to AC Milan for Christian Pulisic and Trevoh Chalobah as part of a new approach to sign Rafael Leao in January. (Calciomercato)
Leeds United is thinking about making a January move for Shakhtar Donestk winger Mykhaylo Mudryk, who is also being pursued by Liverpool and Arsenal. (Various)
Arsenal and Manchester United have no intentions to rekindle their interest in Manuel Locatelli, despite reports that Juventus may sell him. (Fabrizio Romano) Formalized paraphrase
A clause in Erling Haaland’s Manchester City contract allows Real Madrid to sign the striker for about £130 million (€150 million) in the summer of 2024. El Chiringuito (The Chiringuito)
Piero Hincapie, a target for Arsenal and Tottenham, is set to sign a new deal with Bayer Leverkusen to put an end to speculation about a move to the Premier League. (Various)
Liverpool, Arsenal, and Juventus are all interested. Youri Tielemans will make a choice on his future after the World Cup. (Fabrizio Romano) Formalized paraphrase
A CLEAR FAVORITE APPEARS FOR WOLVES LINKS AS AMORIM COOLS
Following a formal approach to the former Olympiacos coach, Wolves intend to hold talks with him this week. (A Bola)
Ruben Amorim, the coach of Sporting Lisbon, believes he is happy where he is despite reports linking him to the Wolves’ job. (Manha Courier)
Chelsea is planning a £150 million double bid on RB Leipzig after being linked with Josko Gvardiol and Christopher Nkunku. (90min)
Manchester United is not considering selling Anthony Martial in January, despite interest from two LaLiga clubs. (Fabrizio Romano) Formalized paraphrase
According to ex-Inter defender Beppe Bergomi, Napoli’s choice to sell Kalidou Koulibaly and recruit Kim Min-Jae was a stroke of genius. (From Sky Italia)
Liverpool and Chelsea are reportedly planning a January transfer war to get Colombia international Jhon Duran from Chicago Fire. (Bogert, Tom)
Barcelona is interested in Torino’s Wilfried Singo, according to reports, since Xavi is anxious for a long-term solution at right-back. (Sport)
POCHETTINO’S APPOINTMENT IN SEVILLA
Sevilla is contemplating Jorge Sampaoli or Mauricio Pochettino to replace Julen Lopetegui, according to reports. (Sport)
In 2018, Arsenal turned down a chance to sign Axel Witsel, who instead chose to join Borussia Dortmund. (The Need of Limburg)
Martin Zubimendi of Real Sociedad is denying reports that he would replace Sergio Busquests in the Barcelona midfield next season. (Carrusel)
Simeone Inzaghi is fighting for his Inter career, as poor results in the following three games could lead to his removal. (Sporting Gazette)
Xavi has refused to discuss the idea of Barcelona re-signing Lionel Messi following reports that he will leave PSG on a free transfer. (ESPN)