Manchester United are in a transfer battle for a Serie A star whose price tag has been set, while Arsenal’s hopes of another deal are over – both in all the latest Euro Paper Talk.
MAN UTD EYEING FABIAN RUIZ
Manchester United are in a four-way Premier League tussle to sign Napoli midfielder Fabian Ruiz this summer, according to a report.
The Spain international has a year left on his contract but looks unlikely to renew at this stage. In fact, reports at the end of May claimed he rejected Napoli’s latest offer of an extension.
Further reports said that he has also rejected Newcastle because he feels there are greater opportunities out there.
According to the latest from Corriere dello SportMan Utd, Manchester City and Arsenal are firmly in the mix to sign Ruiz.
Despite the 26-year-old reportedly rejecting Newcastle, they still also fancy their chances of signing him.
Napoli are also willing to sell and want € 30million for Ruiz. They are demanding an initial € 25million followed by a further € 5million in bonuses and add-ons.
United are after a midfielder this summer to plug their gaps in that area. Four midfielders including Paul Pogba are all leaving Old Trafford this summer.
Ruiz is therefore an alternative target to Barcelona’s Frenkie de Jong, who is the top aim for Man Utd boss Erik ten Hag.
Fabian Ruiz wanted by four Premier League clubs this summer
Fabian Ruiz is wanted by Arsenal, Manchester City, Manchester United and Newcastle this summer for bargain fee of € 30m.
Arsenal have already added to their midfield this summer, with Fabio Vieira signing from Porto. However, they are after another more senior option, with Ruiz a candidate alongside Leicester’s Youri Tielemans.
Man City boss Pep Guardiola has history of trying to sign Napoli midfielders. He lost out to Chelsea over a deal for Jorginho but Corriere dello Sport Guardiola claims is now in for Ruiz.
Ruizwho has 15 Spain caps, scored seven goals and set up five others in 38 Napoli appearances last season.
AND THE REST FROM EURO PAPER TALK
Barcelona goalkeeper Neto has turned down Arsenal interest. In fact, the Spaniard plans to reject all advances and stay at Camp Nou. (Sport)
Chelsea could appoint Atletico Madrid sporting director Andrea Berta as they prepare to lose transfer chief Marina Granovskaia. (AS)
The Blues and Sevilla made fresh contact with the agent of Sevilla defender Jules Kounde on Monday. However, the three parties could not come to a transfer agreement for the center-back. (ABC Sevilla)
Juventus have put transfer talks with Paulo Dybala on hold as they chase Romelu Lukaku’s return from Chelsea. (Sky Italy)
But Dybala’s move to Milan is uncertain because of the agents fees his agent is demanding. (Gazzetta dello Sport)
MANE BACKED TO FLOURISH AT BAYERN
Departing Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius thinks Sadio Mane will flourish at Bayern Munich, labeling it a “crazy” signing for the Bundesliga champions. (beIN Sports)
Karius added that he feels he has “developed as a person” because of his lack of Liverpool game time. (beIN Sports)
Man Utd, Chelsea and Newcastle will have to pay at least € 20million (£ 17million) for Adrien Rabiot. The Juventus midfielder has asked to leave, with Premier League interest subsequently rising. (Tuttosport)
Torino are keen on signing West Ham striker Nikola Vlasic but hope to negotiate the Hammers’ asking price down. The option of a loan move with an option to buy has therefore emerged. (Cronaca Qui)
Tottenham and Marseille are still keen on Barcelona defender Clement Lenglet. However, the La Liga club want the duo to pay all of the Frenchman’s wages. (Sport)
EURO PAPER TALK – REAL MADRID DUO HAVE DOUBTS
Spurs also have Stuttgart striker Sasa Kalajdzic on their radar. Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund previously had interest in the Austrian, but they have backed out of the hunt. (Picture)
Wolves have joined the hunt for River Plate midfielder Enzo Fernandez. AC Milan are keen, but Lille’s Renato Sanches remains their top priority. (Sky Italy)
Milan have between € 45million and € 50million to spend on new signings this summer. (Il Giornale)
Francisco Trincao wants to move to Sporting from Barcelona, following his loan spell at Wolves last season. (AS)
Marco Asensio and Dani Ceballos are keeping tabs on interest from elsewhere amid doubts over their Real Madrid futures. (Brand)