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Euro Paper Talk: Arsenal eye €50m Man Utd target as Ceballos alternative; Chelsea defender tipped for France move

Arsenal will move for a Manchester United target if they can’t keep Dani Ceballos, while Manchester City are preparing a fresh bid for a defender and one Chelsea youngster is being linked with a move to France. It’s all in Friday’s Euro Paper Talk.



Arsenal will rival Manchester United for Donny Van De Beek if they cannot keep Dani Ceballos, according to reports.

Ceballos has had a fairly positive loan spell at Arsenal from Real Madrid this season. However, the Gunners do not yet know if they will be able to keep him permanently.

Real Madrid still have Ceballos under contract until 2023. Reports have suggested that he could return to Arsenal for another loan, but Todofichajes claim Madrid are still weighing up their options.

If the La Liga champions do not allow Ceballos to return to London, then Arsenal will turn their attention to Van De Beek, the report claims.

Ajax are willing to let Van De Beek leave this summer, as the 23-year-old looks to progress his career.

Madrid themselves had been linked with the Dutchman, but that interest has cooled. However, Todofichajes believe Arsenal could take advantage if they can’t keep Ceballos.

Manchester United are also in the hunt for Van De Beek. Therefore, Arsenal want to speed up their talks with Madrid over Ceballos, so they know if they need to act.

Van De Beek could cost in the region of €50m.



Fiorentina are leading Atletico Madrid and Torino in the bid to sign Lucas Torreira from Arsenal. (Gazzetta Dello Sport)

Manchester City have launched a new bid for Kalidou Koulibaly, with the defender’s agent in Naples for talks. (Corriere Dello Sport)

Rennes have opened initial talks with Chelsea over their interest in defender Fikayo Tomori. (L’Equipe)

Roma will launch a new offer for Manchester United’s Chris Smalling as a priority after the club confirmed they are close to being taken over. (Gazzetta Dello Sport)

Lazio are willing to offer David Silva a private plane and €3.5m per season to join them after he leaves Manchester City. (Gazzetta Dello Sport)

AC Milan are not interested in Eric Bailly despite being offered the chance to sign the Manchester United defender on loan. (Gazzetta Dello Sport)

Milan have also been given the chance to sign Jesse Lingard from United. (Tuttosport)

Arsenal are the most interested party in want-away Real Madrid midfielder James Rodriguez. PSG and Atletico Madrid are other options, but no club has made an offer yet. (AS)

James Rodriguez TEAMtalk

Liverpool may have to sell Naby Keita before they can sign Thiago Alcantara. (Kicker)

The agent of Tahith Chong has confirmed that the youngster will tell Man Utd he wants to leave for Werder Bremen, potentially on a two-year loan. (Bild)

Atletico Madrid want to keep Chelsea target Jose Gimenez after rejecting a £60m bid. (AS)

Arsenal have not yet made an official offer for Philippe Coutinho, but he could still end up at the Emirates Stadium. (Mundo Deportivo)

Manchester City are holding out for €23m before selling Eric Garcia to Barcelona. (Diario Sport)

Barcelona have identified Villarreal’s Pau Torres as an alternative if they can’t sign Garcia. (Marca)



Newcastle are battling with Milan for midfielder Wilmar Barrios, who is edging closer to leaving Zenit St Petersburg. (Win Sports)

The Magpies are also keen on Valencia striker Rodrigo Moreno. The La Liga side want between €35m and €40m for his signature. (Todofichajes)

Sevilla want to sign Marcos Alonso, who is likely to leave Chelsea. (Estadio Deportivo)

Marcos Alonso

Everton are set to bid €25m to reunite Napoli midfielder Allan with Carlo Ancelotti. (Corriere Dello Sport)

AC Milan are interested in Chelsea flop Tiemoue Bakayoko and Tottenham right-back Serge Aurier. Bakayoko previously spent time on loan in Milan. (Gazzetta Dello Sport)

Hearts defender Aaron Hickey is close to joining Bologna on loan. (Gazzetta Dello Sport)

Lazio are lining up a bid for Aston Villa forward Wesley, in the region of €15m-17m. Wesley used to play for the Italians, and Villa could replace him with Liverpool’s Divock Origi. (Corriere Dello Sport)

Barcelona are preparing a £35.9m bid for Leicester defender Caglar Soyuncu. (NTV Spor)

Brighton are prepared to meet the £1.8m asking price NAC Breda have set for for 20-year-old Dutch defender Jan Paul van Hecke. (BN DeStem)

Celtic are set to miss out on the signing of Nice defender Christophe Herelle, who is expected to join Brest for €5m. (RMC Sport)

Lille are willing to accept an offer of €20m, rising to €30m with add-ons, for defender Gabriel Magalhaes, after Arsenal joined the race. (UOL)


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