Euro Paper Talk: Man Utd record move for insanely talented star provokes Real Madrid decision; Man City transfer sets up huge winger move
Man Utd have been taking a look at a top Real Madrid talent and have now learned their chances of signing him, while an upcoming Manchester City transfer may have a huge consequence for one of their former players – all in Monday’s European transfer gossip.
REAL MADRID MAKE CAMAVINGA DECISION
Man Utd have been showing an interest in what could be a record-breaking move for Real Madrid star Eduardo Camavinga, it has been claimed.
Reports in Spain have indicated how Man Utd would be willing to spend big on the French midfielder, two years after he moved to Madrid from Rennes.
Camavinga is one of the most promising midfielders in La Liga at the age of 20. He is yet to become a regular starter for Real, but has earned a substantial amount of gametime. This season, he has started 14 times in La Liga and been subbed on a further 12 times.
Keen to continue their own midfield evolution – which included the signing of Casemiro from Real last summer – Man Utd have been considering Camavinga as a potential target.
Yet an update from AS and Marca journalist Mario Cortegana in The Athletic has revealed that Madrid are now ready to offer a contract extension to Camavinga. Indeed, preliminary talks have begun.
His current contract is due to expire in 2027, so there is no cause for alarm yet. However, Camavinga could soon be rewarded by Real with an improved salary, while the date of his contract expiry would move to 2029 or 2030.
Camavinga to cost a fortune
Furthermore, Los Blancos want to insert a €1billion release clause (around £875m) into his contract to ward off interest from other suitors like Man Utd.
That said, it has been claimed that Erik ten Hag’s team might be able to offer him a more prominent role more quickly.
Hence, Camavinga has a few things to consider before committing his long-term future to Real. Yet with 82 appearances for them already, he has been making decent enough progress at the Bernabeu to want to continue there.
Veterans like Luka Modric and Toni Kroos won’t be around by the time Camavinga’s contract ends. Therefore, he has every chance of stepping up in the years to come.
Man Utd may have to shift their attention elsewhere if Camavinga becomes out of reach, which it appears is going to be the case.
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MAN CITY SALE COULD CAUSE MAJOR WINGER TRANSFER
In order to sign Joao Cancelo permanently from Man City, Bayern Munich could sell Leroy Sane or Serge Gnabry. (Bild)
Frenkie de Jong has admitted he doesn’t think joining Man Utd will be his next step, since he is happy at Barcelona. (Ziggo Sport)
Liverpool are yet to decide whether to offload Caoimhin Kelleher and Fabio Carvalho. (Fabrizio Romano)
Juventus are considering the sale of Federico Chiesa, who has unnamed admirers in the Premier League. (Calciomercatoweb)
Paris Saint-Germain are no longer sure of whether they want to renew Lionel Messi’s contract or not. (L’Equipe)
Edouard Mendy could leave Chelsea in the summer, while they are being linked with Leeds’ Illan Meslier, but no final decisions have been made. (Fabrizio Romano)
Besiktas are ready to pay West Ham €2.2m (£1.9m) in order to sign Arthur Masuaku on a permanent basis. (Fanatik)
Gabri Veiga is open to leaving Celta Vigo in the summer and would prefer to join Arsenal. (Estadio Deportivo)
Juventus midfielder Adrien Rabiot could make a spectacular return to Paris Saint-Germain on a free transfer, with club directors speaking to his entourage. (Media Foot)
AND THE REST
Former Chelsea winger Eden Hazard has become the subject of links with Juventus and Inter Milan. (Calciomercatoweb)
Napoli winger Khvicha Kvaratskhelia is a target for PSG, who could offer up to €180m (£157.7m) to sign him. (Corriere Dello Sport)
Borussia Dortmund want to offer a new contract to Raphael Guerreiro – who has been linked with Leeds – to avoid losing him for free in the summer. (Ruhr Nachrichten)
PSG would be willing to make Real Madrid winger Vinicius Junior one of the best-paid players in the world with a salary of €33m (more than £555,000 per week). (Le10 Sport)
Sporting and Porto are both tracking Famalicao attacking midfielder Ivan Jaime. (Fabrizio Romano)
Inter are considering Bologna’s Marko Arnautovic – who briefly played for them in the past – as a potential successor to Edin Dzeko. (Calciomercatoweb)
Barcelona midfielder Franck Kessie was the subject of three offers in January, from English and Italian clubs. (Fabrizio Romano)
Salernitana want to activate their option to buy Everton target Boulaye Dia from Villarreal this summer. (Calciomercato.it)
Sevilla are ready to make a bid for Stuttgart full-back Borna Sosa. (Vamos Mi Sevilla)
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