Man Utd have resumed talks to sign an Argentine midfielder in January, while a United and Arsenal attacking target is facing calls for a six-month prison sentence – all in the latest Euro Paper Talk.
ARGENTINE SENSATION BACK ON UNITED’S RADAR
Manchester United have reportedly resumed talks with Argentine side Velez Sarsfield over the signing of a midfielder in January.
The Red Devils have been chasing Thiago Almada for some time, with the 19-year-old regarded as one of the top young talents in South American football.
And now TodoFichajes claims that United transfer chiefs are looking to wrap up the transfer in the new year.
Almada was a target for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer over the summer, with Leeds also looking to bring in the midfielder, who can also play out wide.
A recent report also suggested that Arsenal are in the running for his signature, with Mikel Arteta ordering a January swoop.
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However, it would appear that United are in the hotseat to win the race for a player who will cost in the region of 20million.
If Almada does make the move to Old Trafford, he will likely compete with another United new boy Facundo Pellistri in trying to break into the first-team ranks.
REAL STAR FACING SHOCK PRISON SENTENCE
Real Madrid striker Luka Jovic faces calls for a six-month prison sentence in his native Serbia for allegedly breaking quarantine rules earlier this year. (Marca)
Arsenal were reportedly really close to signing Philippe Coutinho from Barcelona during the summer transfer window. (Fabrizio Romano)
Former Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino and current Real Madrid reserve team boss Raul are contenders to take over at the Spanish giants if they decide to sack Zinedine Zidane. (AS)
MORE EURO GOSSIP
Inter Milan are keeping tabs on Chelsea target Massimiliano Allegri. Antonio Conte’s future in the San Siro dugout ia seemingly uncertain. (Libero)
Pep Guardiola has admitted that he and Manchester City will try to “seduce” Barcelona target Eric Garcia into staying. (Sport)
Former Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon has criticised the club for failing to make signings this summer. (ESPN)
Former Barcelona boss Quique Setien is one of two options being lined up at Brazilian giants Palmeiras. (Globo Esporte)
AC Milan are looking to sign Dinamo Zagreb midfielder Lovro Majer. (Calciomercato)
Marco Asensio has admitted he could have signed for Barcelona before joining Real Madrid – and says he’s since received plenty of offers to leave the Bernabeu. (ESPN)
Fiorentina and defender Nikola Milenjovic are struggling to come to an agreement over a contract renewal. (Corriere dello Sport)
Benfica manager Jorge Jesus says Uruguay forward Darwin Nunez will eventually become the club’s record sale. (SportTV)
Angola defender Bastos has left Lazio to join Abu Dhabi-based club Al Ain on a permanent deal.
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