Euro Paper Talk: France defender emerges on Man Utd ‘recruitment list’ but red flag shows up

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Manchester United have joined the race to sign Bayern Munich defender Benjamin Pavard, while Thursday’s Euro Transfer Gossip claims that both West Ham and Everton are in the hunt to land a former United winger.

BAYERN DEFENDER EMERGERS ON MAN UTD RADAR

Manchester United have reportedly added Bayern Munich defender Benjamin Pavard to ‘their recruitment list’ this summer.

The France international has a wealth of experience, having made 119 appearances for the Bundesliga giants after joining them from Stuttgart for £31.5million in 2019.

However, L’Equipe (via Sport Witness) claims that the 26-year-old is currently considering his future.

The report adds that Pavard wants to feature more at centre-back, having spent much of his Bayern career at right-back or wing-back.

That has led to rumours of Chelsea, Atletico Madrid and Juventus all showing an interest.

But L’Equipe now states that United ‘have indicated’ they are ready to join the race for his signature.

There is also the possibility that Pavard extends his stay in Munich, with his current deal running out in 2024.

Man Utd target Pavard wants centre-back switch

However, the likelihood of him getting his wish to play more centrally might just have been dashed by Bayern’s latest signing.

The reigning Bundesliga champions announced on Wednesday a big-money deal to sign Matthijs de Ligt from Juventus.

But L’Equipe states that any club wanting Pavard on board will have to pay at least £30m.

And with United having just spent up to £57m on Lisandro Martinez a move for Pavard does look unlikely.

Erik ten Hag already had Harry Maguire, Raphael Varane, Victor Lindelof and Eric Bailly at his disposal before signing Martinez. So, unless he plans to sell at least two of that quartet, a move for Pavard does appear fairly pointless.

WEST HAM, EVERTON WANT FORMER MAN UTD WINGER

Adnan Januzaj Credit: PA Images
Adnan Januzaj Credit: PA Images

West Ham, Everton, Napoli and Sevilla are considering a move for Belgium winger Adnan Januzaj. The 27-year-old is a free agent after leaving Real Sociedad at the end of last season. (AS)

Barcelona will make another attempt to sign Sevilla’s Jules Kounde, a player who looks set to join Chelsea. (Sport)

Real Madrid do not have plans to bring back Cristiano Ronaldo, who is reported to want to leave Manchester United. (Marca)

Barcelona’s efforts to get another centre-half on board this summer have led them towards Manchester City star Aymeric Laporte. (Fichajes)

Liverpool and Manchester United are chasing young Athletic Bilbao forward Nico Williams. (Football Espana)

TOTTENHAM TO OFFER STAR AS ZANIOLO MAKEWEIGHT

Joe Rodon at a Tottenham Hotspur match Credit: PA Images
Joe Rodon at a Tottenham Hotspur match Credit: PA Images

Tottenham are willing to offer defender Joe Rodon to Roma in a part-exchange deal for Nicolo Zaniolo. (90 min)

Real Madrid will only look to bring in a forward if both Marco Asensio and Borja Mayoral leave the club. (Cadena SER)

Lazio have started talks with Marcelo’s entourage as they explore a move for the former Real Madrid star. (La Gazzetta dello Sport)

Luis Suarez has been linked with Borussia Dortmund. The former Atletico Madrid striker is looking for a new club ahead of the 2022 World Cup. (Sky Sports Deutschland)

AC Milan are lining up Eintracht Frankfurt’s Evan Ndicka as an alternative to Tottenham star Japhet Tanganga. (Calciomercato)

RB Leipzig will let Ajax target Ilaix Moriba leave the club this summer but only on loan. (Fabrizio Romano)

MORE EURO TRANSFER GOSSIP

Mario Hermoso celebrating for Atletico Madrid Credit: PA Images
Mario Hermoso celebrating for Atletico Madrid Credit: PA Images

Atletico Madrid have agreed new contracts with Jan Oblak and Thomas Lemar. (Marca)

Napoli have reached an agreement with Bodo/Glimt striker Ola Solbakken. (Calciomercato)

Arsenal forward Marcelo Flores will continue his development in Spain after agreeing a loan move to Second Division side Real Oviedo. (ESPN)

Udinese star Nahuel Molina will be unveiled as a new Atletico Madrid player in the coming days. (Fabrizio Romano)

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