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Euro Paper Talk: Barcelona give Man Utd first refusal on top star as price plummets; Bale to join €50m striker in new-look Spurs attack

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is strongly considering a deal for a Barcelona star after Man Utd were offered a cut-price deal, while Tottenham want a €50m Italian to join Gareth Bale in an exciting new attacking line-up, according to Wednesday’s Euro Paper Talk.



Manchester United have been presented with a golden chance to sign Ousmane Dembele, according to reports.

Barcelona are in desperate need to raise transfer funds for new boss Ronald Koeman, with Memphis Depay their No 1 target.

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The Holland winger is likely to cost €30m from Lyon and Dembele looks to be the obvious man to make way.

The France forward arrived in an initial €105m switch from Borussia Dortmund in 2017. However, he has suffered a miserable time at the Nou Camp, with injuries curtailing his progress.

As such, Barcelona are actively looking to offload the player and have now set a tempting price on his head. As per Don Balon, Barca are seeking just €60m (£55.2m) for the winger.

Furthermore, they suggest United have been given first refusal on the winger, who at 23 still has time on his side. With United very much in the hunt for a new right winger, Dembele could tick that box perfectly.

United’s efforts to sign Jadon Sancho continue to dwindle. Borussia Dortmund continue to stand by their €120m asking price – a fee Ed Woodward is reluctant to pay.


Another man of potential interest is Gareth Bale, though he appears destined for a return to Tottenham. United still have a chance at landing Bale, according to AS. However, the player’s heart appears set on his former club and that move appears likely.

United though could land their man without too many complications were they to sign Dembele. As such, Solskjaer and Co are said to be seriously considering the winger with just over two weeks remaining in the window.



Tottenham have been told they must fork out at least €50m if they want to sign Andrea Belotti. Their initial loan offer for the Torino man has failed but they could come back with an increased bid. (Calciomercato)

Liverpool are yet to make an official approach for Thiago Alcantara. However, they have touched base with Bayern sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic through an intermediary over the deal. (SportsBild)

Roma have made contact with Rodrigo de Paul’s agent over a possible deal. However, the Argentine playmaker has his heart set on a move to Leeds United. (Tele Radio Stereo)

Manchester United failed with a bid to sign Ferran Torres this summer after the winger made it clear he preferred the Man City. (AS)

AC Milan have reached a ‘definitive agreement’ with Chelsea over a deal to bring Tiemoue Bakayoko back to the club. Milan will pay a €3m loan fee with a €30m obligation to buy next summer. (Calciomercato)

Cengiz Under is open to the idea of leaving Roma amid €23m interest from Leicester and Newcastle. (Calciomercato)

Man City have lowered their asking price for Eric Garcia to €18m from €22m, but Barcelona are refusing to pay more than €15m. (AS)



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Real Madrid winger Lucas Vazquez has rejected an offer from an unnamed Qatari club to remain in the Spanish capital. (Marca)

Roma will let Mert Cetin move the other way as part of their deal to sign Marash Kumbulla. The Albanian should finalise a €31m loan-to-buy transfer from Hellas Verona on Wednesday. (Gazzetta dello Sport)

Amiens are in the process of finalising the sale of 19-year-old forward Ulrick Eneme Ella to Brighton. (L’Equipe)

Fenerbahce are eyeing up a move for Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa before the transfer window shuts. (AS)

Juventus will step up the chase for Roma forward Edin Dzeko after a deal for Luis Suarez collapsed. (RAC1)

Galatasaray are making progress in their pursuit of Fulham midfielder Stefan Johansen. (Fanatik)



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Manchester United passed up the opportunity to sign Sergio Reguilon after refusing Real Madrid’s buyback clause for the defender. (various)

Jeison Murillo will not be returning to Valencia from Sampdoria after owner Peter Lim put a block on the signing. (Marca)

Spezia are close to completing a loan deal for Inter midfielder Lucien Agoume. (Sky Italia)

Liverpool appear to have found an ideal replacement for Dejan Lovren with Sampdoria defender Omar Colley a €11m target. (SampNews24)

Mario Mandzukic looks set to sign for Turkish giants Fenerbahce after leaving Qatar. (Fanatik)



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Atletico Madrid will pay Chinese Super League club Dalian Yifang €27m to secure the permanent signing of Yannick Carrasco. (Marca)

Eric-Maxim Choupo-Moting has rejected an 12-month offer to stay at PSG. The Cameroon striker is chasing a two-year deal at least. (RMC Sport)

Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas claims Josep Bartomeu has told him that Barcelona cannot afford to buy Memphis Depay. (De Telegraaf)

Tottenham have lost the race for Alexander Sorloth with the Norway striker set to sign for RB Leipzig. (various)

Arturo Vidal has said his goodbyes to Barcelona and will complete a move to Inter Milan in the coming days. (Marca)


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