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Euro Paper Talk: Man Utd eye £58m star as Solskjaer devises ‘fearsome’ double defender raid; Arsenal man pushing for exit

Man Utd are weighing up a double defender raid next summer, while an Arsenal star wants to find a new club in January – all in the latest Euro Paper Talk.



Manchester United are planning a double raid on top centre-backs Pau Torres and Dayot Upamecano, according to a report.

United targeted a centre-back in the summer transfer window but did not end up bringing a new recruit in. Indeed the Red Devils upgraded elsewhere, with Alex Telles and Edinson Cavani arriving.

However Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side have looked shaky at the back recently, with Tottenham netting six at Old Trafford. Captain Harry Maguire – as well as partner Victor Lindelof – have been criticised.

Previous reports have claimed Villarreal’s Pau Torres is on United’s list of transfer targets, along with several other stars.

According to Todofichajes, however, Torres is a prime consideration. United will “address” the signing of the Spaniard in next summer’s transfer window, with the player worth around €65million (£58million).

Villarreal are keen to keep the 23-year-old but understand that a solid offer could tempt them to do business.

What’s more, RB Leipzig’s Dayot Upamecano is another firm target for United, who want the Frenchman and Torres to form the ‘most fearsome central pair’ with the most promising potential in Europe.

Leipzig managed to keep hold of Upamecano this summer but there is a strong belief he could move on next year.

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Roma are preparing a move for Arsenal defender Sead Kolasinac, who wants a ‘change of scenery’ (Corrierre dello Sport)

Inter Milan could rekindle their interest in Chelsea’s Emerson Palmieri if they advance in the Champions League (Tuttosport)

Leicester’s on-loan winger Cengiz Under says he dreams of a permanent deal at the King Power Stadium (Asist Analiz)

Adrien Silva says Portugal teammate Bruno Fernandes helped convince him over a move to Sampdoria (Tuttomercatoweb)

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Manchester United are unlikely to make another move for Jadon Sancho in January (Bild)

Reports claiming there is a rift between Fernandes and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer are “lies” (Sport Witness)

Racing Club could swoop in for United goalkeeper Sergio Romero amid doubts about Boca Juniors’ interest (El Intransigente)

United offered Chris Smalling and Andreas Pereira to AC Milan before they secured moves elsewhere (

Sheffield United recently showed interest in a loan deal for Napoli forward Hiving Lozano (Tuttosport)

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Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius says he is unsure where his future will lie after his latest loan spell (Bild)

Barcelona have taken out a loan to pay for their players’ wages, amid the financial impact of the pandemic (Marca)

Marc-Andre Ter Stegen will become one of Barca’s highest-paid players with a new five-year contract (ESPN)

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Kaka has backed former AC Milan teammate Andrea Pirlo to be a “unique” success at Juventus (Gazzetta dello Sport)

Everton forward Moise Kean – who has joined PSG on loan – felt “disappointed” at failing to return to Juve (France Football)

Napoli striker Arkadiusz Milik says he is hoping to find a move away from the club in January (Sportowefakty)

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