Manchester United are mounting pressure for a deal for Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong, while Newcastle are planning a foray into the Bundesliga, both at the latest Euro Paper Talk.
MAN UTD ISSUANCE OF JONG ULTIMATUM
Manchester United have urged Frenkie de Jong to make a final decision on his future at Barcelona, according to a report.
United are seeking the midfielder as part of new manager Erik ten Hag’s plan to renew the Old Trafford club. The coach has identified midfield as an area of his team that needs work.
Nemanja Matic and Paul Pogba are leaving this summer, as is Jesse Lingard. As a result, there is room for a top signing both in the team and in the wage bill.
And former Ajax boss Ten Hag believes his fellow Dutchman DeJongwith whom he worked at the Eredivisie club, he would be an ideal addition.
However, uncertainty about the 25-year-old’s future has been dragging on for some time. As such, Sport has stated that United have asked him to make a decision about his future, and quickly. They ‘can’t wait any longer’ in the quest to capture him.
Barca boss Xavi, a legendary former midfielder, has claimed that DeJong he can become one of the best midfielders in the world if he stays at Camp Nou.
However, Barcelona are in a delicate financial situation and could still sell their star man.
He hasn’t reached the heights of his spell at Ajax and has been frustrated at times.
Manchester United send an ultimatum to Frenkie De Jong
Having been linked with Barcelona midfielder Frenkie De Jong for some time, Manchester United are now looking for a definitive answer.
Dutch international De Jong, with 40 caps, has four years left on his contract. a move to Man United So it wouldn’t be cheap, even if United took advantage of Barca’s tax problems.
In another part of the report, Sport He adds that United are planning an investment of around €250m (£212m) in his squad this summer.
A new centre-back is another key target as Ten Hag look to get their latest project off the ground.
AND THE REST OF EURO PAPER SPEAKS
Newcastle have made French winger Moussa Diaby a summer target, but Bayer Leverkusen want him to stay. (L’Equipe)
Meanwhile, the Magpies are willing to spend more than €60m (£51m) on Lucas Pacqueta, following a €40m (£34m) bid for Lyon’s Brazilian midfielder. (Tuto Juve / Le10 Sport)
Tottenham could consider Monaco midfielder Youssouf Fofana as a key midfield signing. (Tuttomercatoweb)
Arsenal have offered €25m (£21m) for Bologna right-back Aaron Hickey, while West Ham have offered slightly less. (Gazzetta dello Sport)
Roberto Firmino has made it clear that he feels “very happy” at Liverpool and wants to stay, despite the fact that he has one year left on his contract. (TNT Sports)
CASILLAS DISMISSES ALERT FROM THE MADRID CHAMPIONS LEAGUE
Iker Casillas has warned that “no one will remember” Real Madrid’s incredible run to the Champions League final if they lose to Liverpool in Paris on Saturday. (brand)
Aston Villa’s £26m deal for Diego Carlos was, in fact, a bargain, accounting for less than half of his release clause. (ABC Seville)
Sevilla could also lose Jules Kounde from their defender, with Chelsea continuing talks on a deal. (ABC Seville)
Indeed, defensive signings are a priority for the Blues, which is why they have walked away, for now, from a deal for Barcelona winger Ousmane Dembele. (Sport)
Barcelona wants to sign Raphinha from Leeds United but must move Dembele before going after the Brazilian. (Sports world)
EURO PAPER TALK – POCHETTINO WANTS PSG TO STAY
Lazio manager Maurizio Sarri has agreed to a contract extension until 2025. (Corriere dello Sport)
Mauricio Pochettino has insisted he wants to stay on as Paris Saint-Germain manager, despite reports he faces dismissal. (COPE’s Big Game)
Bayern Munich coach Julian Nagelsmann is already planning his life after Robert Lewandowski’s link to Barcelona. (Sport1)
In fact, his plan is to sign Sadio Mane from Liverpool, for whom the German champions are willing to pay £25m. (Image)
Man Utd will send two officials to keep an eye on Flamengo midfielder Joao Gomes in the coming weeks. While there is no idea about the fee, Flamengo is keen to sell the 21-year-old. (News Channel Item)