Manchester United are eyeing a discounted transfer for a top centre-back, while Newcastle’s latest goalkeeper target has emerged – both in all the latest Euro Paper Talk.
MAN UTD EYE DAVID CARMO DISCOUNT
Manchester United may be able to get a cheaper deal for Braga centre-back David Carmo, according to a report.
New United boss Erik ten Hag has stepped up plans to bolster his defence as one of his top priorities in the early part of his tenure. And Ajax’s Jurrien Timber emerged as his first top target.
Ten Hag worked with his fellow Dutchman at the Eredivisie club, bringing the 20-year-old into the first team.
However, Timber has doubts over the amount of game time he would get at Man Utd and how that would affect his chances of making the Qatar World Cup.
As a result, Braga centre-back Carmo emerged earlier this week as a back-up option for Ten Hag. However, he is becoming more of a focus at Old Trafford given Timber’s doubts.
According to the latest from A Bola, Carmo has a €40million (£34million) release clause in his contract. However, the Portuguese newspaper adds that United can expect to get a cheaper deal than that.
Carmo’s transfer away from Braga ‘seems inevitable’, the source claims. The Portuguese club are therefore ready to accept a discount to ensure they get a sale and subsequent profit.
Like Timber at Ajax, Carmo has risen through the ranks at Braga.
The 22-year-old recently earned his first call up to the senior Portugal team and was an unused substitute for the 1-1 Nations League draw with Spain on Thursday.
Carmo has played 56 times for Braga and his contract runs out in 2025.
While Ten Hag is looking for new signings at the back, there is nevertheless uncertainty over the futures of Eric Bailly and Phil Jones.
AND THE REST FROM EURO PAPER TALK
Newcastle are looking to sign Porto goalkeeper Diogo Costa. While the Portuguese has a €60million (£51million) release clause, the Magpies can do a deal for €40million (£34million). (Jornal de Noticias)
Meanwhile, Arsenal made a €40million offer for Sassuolo striker Gianluca Scamacca in recent weeks. However, the Italian rejected the offer as he waits for an offer from elsewhere in Serie A. (Alfredo Pedulla)
The Gunners made an approach for Napoli striker Victor Osimhen before they lost their top-four Premier League place to Tottenham. Since then, though, Manchester City’s Gabriel Jesus has become Arsenal’s firm target. (Corriere del Mezzogiorno)
Bayern Munich have subsequently approached Napoli over Osimhen as they look to replace Robert Lewandowski. (Corriere dello Sport)
The lawyer for Romelu Lukaku has insisted that “there is nothing to comment on” following a reported meeting with Inter over a deal to take the Chelsea striker back to Serie A. (Sportitalia)
DE BRUYNE WELCOMES HAALAND DEAL
Kevin de Bruyne has welcomed Erling Haaland to Manchester City and is looking forward to the striker scoring goals. (Het Laatste Nieuws)
Rafael Leao’s contract renewal talks with AC Milan have become more complicated now that Man City are eyeing the Portuguese forward up. (Pianeta Milan)
However, Milan are edging closer to signing midfielder Renato Sanches from Lille. (Gazzetta dello Sport)
Atletico Madrid striker Alvaro Morata says that he has “options” and “preferences” following his loan spell at Juventus and doubt over his future in the Spanish capital. (Mundo Deportivo)
Sao Paolo director Carlos Belmonte has revealed that Arsenal chief Edu offered to pay for defender Marquinhos despite him approaching free agency, to strengthen relations between the two clubs. (Canal do Arnaldo e Tironi)
EURO PAPER TALK – LAUTARO MARTINEZ DECLARATION
Lautaro Martinez has insisted that he wants to stay at Inter next season, despite interest from Chelsea, Tottenham and Arsenal. (Fabrizio Romano)
porting midfielder Joao Palhinha feels he is certain to move on this summer, with Wolves close to a deal. For now, though, he wants to focus on international duty with Portugal. (O Jogo)
Southampton are close to signing Polish goalkeeper Mateusz Lis following him cutting ties with Altay and becoming a free agent. (Meczyki)
Ajax have made their first official bid for Tottenham forward Steven Bergwijn, whose Spurs future remains uncertain. (De Telegraaf)
Premier League newbies Nottingham Forest are battling Angers for Saint-Etienne defender Mickael Nade. (L’Equipe)
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