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Euro Paper Talk: Woodward strikes deal to bring big-name striker to Man Utd on massive wages; Man City close to Barca deal

Manchester United have done a deal to finally sign a big-name striker, while Manchester City are close to bringing in a Barcelona full-back, according to Thursday’s Euro Paper Talk.



Manchester United have intensified their efforts to sign Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani and are ready to offer a bumper wage deal to get their man.

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That’s according to Spanish website Todofichajes, who claim that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side are currently already holding negotiations with the Uruguayan frontman’s representatives.

The 33-year-old’s current deal with PSG expires at the end of June, meaning he will become a free agent and be able to demand a hefty signing-on fee.

The report adds that the Old Trafford club are prepared to make Cavani one the Premier League’s ‘highest paid players’ and that an ‘agreement’ could be reached in the coming weeks.

Solskjaer has been in the hunt for a new No.9 since selling Romelu Lukaku last summer and while Odion Ighalo has performed well since his loan switch from the Chinese Super League, it is unclear whether that will be turned into a permanent deal.



The likes of Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Tottenham talisman Harry Kane have been mentioned as potential options for Solskjaer, but both will come with large price tags – particularly the latter – while Cavani will not cost a penny in transfer fees.

Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho remains United’s main target this summer, but he is viewed as a solution to the club’s right-sided attacking role and there remain a need for a central option, one that Cavani looks like he could be about to fill.



Barcelona will not sell Chelsea target Philippe Coutinho for any less than €100million (£87m) (Mundo Deportivo)

AC Milan are believed to have stepped aside for Arsenal in the race to sign Luka Jovic (Sport)

Juventus have joined Inter Milan and Liverpool in talking to RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner (Sky Sport Italia)

Arsenal are reportedly interested in a summer deal for Real Madrid defender Sergio Reguilon (ABC de Sevilla)

Bayern Munich have joined the race to sign Atletico Madrid midfielder, and top Arsenal target, Thomas Partey (Eldesmarque)

In-demand playmaker Nabil Fekir wants to stay at Real Betis beyond this season despite interest from Arsenal and Milan (Marca)

Inter do not wish to take up the €12m option to buy Victor Moses from Chelsea following his January arrival (Calciomercato)

Manchester City are in advanced negotiations with Barcelona to sign Nelson Semedo in exchange for Joao Cancelo (SPORT)

Juventus are reportedly close to reaching an agreement with Barcelona to sign Arthur Melo, who has also been linked with a move to Tottenham (Mundo Deportivo)

AC Milan are ready to offer Gianluigi Donnarumma a contract extension, but only until June 2022 with a pay cut (Tuttosport)

Inter Milan CEO Giuseppe Marotta has been in regular contact with Napoli forward Dries Mertens, who is also wanted by Chelsea and Liverpool, ahead of a possible summer transfer (Calciomercato)

Real Madrid have put a price tag of €40m on out-of-favour playmaker James Rodriguez, who is a target for Arsenal, Everton and Wolves, and are hopeful of a summer move (El Mundo Deportivo)

Arsenal are among those on transfer alert after teenager Orkun Kokcu told Feyenoord he wants to leave

Valencia winger Ferran Torres would fit in well at Liverpool, according to the Spanish club’s former sporting director Fernando Gomez (

Wolves are the latest Premier League club to be linked with a move for Club Brugge forward Emmanuel Dennis (Eurosport)

Saint-Etienne centre-back Wesley Fofana is the subject of interest from Leicester (Le 10 Sport)

Inter Milan will not even sit down to discuss Lautaro Martinez for less than €90m cash, but are prepared to listen if Barcelona add Emerson Royal into the deal (La Gazzetta dello Sport)

Borussia Dortmund want to sign Barcelona teenage star Ansu Fati and see him as an ideal replacement for Jadon Sancho (Diario Sport)

The ‘dream’ of Juventus midfielder Miralem Pjanic is to join Barcelona and this is his fourth and final opportunity to join the club (El Mundo Deportivo)




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