Euro Paper Talk: Man Utd ready loan approach for Nigeria attacker to complete deadline day for Erik ten Hag

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Victor Osimhen of SSC Napoli during the Serie A football match between Torino FC and SSC Napoli at Olympic Grande Torino Stadium Credit: PA Images
Victor Osimhen of SSC Napoli during the Serie A football match between Torino FC and SSC Napoli at Olympic Grande Torino Stadium Credit: PA Images

Manchester United are looking to make a sensational late loan swoop for Victor Osimhen, Leeds United have a new plan to attract Cody Gakpo, while Thursday’s Euro Paper Talk claims Aston Villa and West Ham are chasing a Marseille defender.

VICTOR OSIMHEN MAY MAKE LATE MOVE TO MAN UTD

Manchester United are reportedly looking to complete what will be a very satisying transfer deadline day by capturing Victor Osimhen.

The Red Devils have had to bide their time to land their top targets this summer following Erik ten Hag’s appointment. He has made five signings so far, with Antony completing a huge £86m switch on Thursday morning. He joins Tyrell Malacia, Lisandro Martinez, Christian Eriksen and Casemiro as new additions at Old Trafford.

And with Cristiano Ronaldo now staying at United, it has – ultimately – proven a pretty satisying window for Ten Hag.

However, their spending might not be done just yet, with reports in Italy indicating one final big deal may be on the cards.

That’s according to Italian outlet Corriere dello Sport, who claims a deal to take Osimhen to United could yet go through.

The story is picked up by the Manchester Evening News, who claim the move could go through on an initial loan in order to beat the deadline.

United, though, will reportedly have to agree to a £86.4m (€100m) obligation to buy Osimhen next summer for the move to go ahead.

Napoli were reportedly hoping to take Ronaldo to the Diego Maradona Stadium on loan as part of the deal.

However, that appears unlikely now with the veteran Portuguese star staying put.

It remains to be seen if United can pull off a coup for Osimhen, however, especially given his agent cooled the claims just last week.

He has scored 30 goals in 66 appearances for Napoli and it seems unlikely they would sanction a loan exit.

LEEDS UNITED MAKE NEW CODY GAKPO TRANSFER PLAN

Cody Gakpo of PSV celebrates his goal during the Dutch Eredivisie match between Feyenoord and PSV at Stadion Feyenoord Credit: PA Images
Cody Gakpo of PSV celebrates his goal during the Dutch Eredivisie match between Feyenoord and PSV at Stadion Feyenoord Credit: PA Images

Leeds will try again in January for Cody Gakpo, with the winger deciding to stay at PSV despite advances from the Whites on Thursday. (Fabrizio Romano)

Leeds’ failure to sign Gakpo this month has been put down to Louis van Gaal who warned the winger he’s risking his World Cup place moving to Elland Road. (Dagblad)

Marseille defender Duje Caleta-Car has flown to London ahead of a possible move to one of West Ham, Aston Villa or Southampton. (La Province)

Nottingham Forest want to sign Rennes defender Loic Bade and Strasbourg striker Ludovic Ajorque on deadline day. (Foot Mercato)

Leeds United are looking into a possible deal to sign Flamengo centre-forward Pedro on transfer deadline day. (Fabrizio Romano)

Arsenal are willing to terminate Hector Bellerin’s contract with a surprise return to Barcelona in the offing. (Mundo Deportivo)

CHELSEA FAIL IN JOSKO GVARDIOL MISSION

Josko Gvardiol, RB Leipzig, seen in action during the UEFA Europa League match between Real Sociedad and RB Leipzig at Reale Arena in San Sebastian Credit: PA Images
Josko Gvardiol, RB Leipzig, seen in action during the UEFA Europa League match between Real Sociedad and RB Leipzig at Reale Arena in San Sebastian Credit: PA Images

Josko Gvardiol has signed a new deal with RB Leipzig after seeing a £75m Chelsea approach rejected. (various)

Espanyol are closing on the loan signing of Martin Braithwaite from Barcelona. (Sport)

Chelsea continue to push for a deadline day deal for Edson Alvarez, with the Mexican keen to make a £43m move. (De Telegraaf)

Josip Ilicic is a free agent after having his contract with Atalanta terminated by mutual consent. (various)

Lucas Ocampos has finalised a move to Ajax on an initial loan deal worth €4m with the option to make permanent for €16m next summer. (Marca)

LIVERPOOL CLOSE IN ON ARTHUR SIGNING

Arthur Melo during a warm up with Juventus Credit: PA Images
Arthur Melo during a warm up with Juventus Credit: PA Images

Liverpool will solve their need for a new midfielder by securing the season-long loan signing of Arthur Melo from Juventus. (Sky Italia)

Salernitana have finalised the signing of Krzysztof Piatek on loan from Hertha Berlin with an option to buy. (various)

Sevilla have confirmed the signing of Adnan Januzaj on a free transfer, with the former Man Utd man signing a four-year deal. (various)

James Rodriguez has offered himself to Valencia following their signing of Edinson Cavani. (El Chiringuito)

Jordi Alba has rejected a move to Inter Milan after the Serie A side agreed a deal with Barcelona. (Cadena Cope)

Chelsea are on the verge of sealing a deal for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – with Marcos Alonso moving the other way. (Sport)

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