Manchester United are offered a Barcelona star in two swap deals for Old Trafford wrestlers, while Chelsea suffer a setback to get a player out of the door – both in every recent Euro Paper Talk.
MAN UTD OFFERED A TRANSFER TO COUTINHO
Barcelona have offered Manchester United the option of signing Philippe Coutinho in swap deals for either Anthony Martial or Edinson Cavani, according to a report.
Barcelona’s transfer target has gone from signing large sums of money to swap or loan deals following their massive financial struggles in recent seasons. Nevertheless, they are still interested in some of the best European players.
According to sport, Barcelona’s main goal is to sign a striker in the January transfer window. As such, club manager Mateu Alemany and CEO Ferran Reverter visited Manchester last week.
While they told his City counterparts about a deal for Ferran Torres, they did not miss the opportunity to assess a possible raid on United. Indeed, Martial and Cavani were in the sights of the duo in the discussions.
sport report that Barcelona have offered former Liverpool midfielder Coutinho to the Red Devils as part of separate swap deals for the pair. He is the club’s “wild card” option for transfers in its new approach. However, they received a blunt ‘no’ from United officials.
New interim Red Devils manager Ralf Rangnick and his club want to keep Martial and Cavani, despite their struggles for the game this season.
Martial has only played nine games this season, most of them being substitutes. He’s back in shape after a knee injury last season, but he hasn’t made his way down the side.
Cavani, meanwhile, was leading alongside Cristiano Ronaldo in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s system change before he was sacked. However, the Uruguayan also suffered from an injury.
As for Coutinho’s future at Barcelona, the 29-year-old’s contract expires in 2023 and he failed to fully impress after his cash transfer from Liverpool in 2018.
As such, Barca are looking to pass him off as a predictable defeat. Still, any departure that brings in funds would be welcome amid their financial woes.
The 18 matches of Ralf Rangnick in charge against Klopp, Tuchel and the statistics very contrasted
AND THE REST OF EURO PAPER TALK
Chelsea defender Malang Sarr’s agent has offered a transfer from his client to Inter, but Serie A has no interest. Suddenly, the representative looks elsewhere. (Gazzetta dello Sport)
Meanwhile, Chelsea could add another center-back to their ranks as they seek a deal for Barcelona’s Ronald Araujo. (Sport)
Corn Liverpool are also keeping a close eye on the Uruguay international as they seek to strengthen their ranks. (Sport)
Everton were among a crowd of teams to send a scout to watch Anderlecht left-back Sergio Gomez on Saturday. He scored twice against RSC Charleroi. (HLN)
Leicester, Borussia Dortmund, Ajax and Valencia are still interested in Hammarby IF winger Akinkunmi Amoo. (Full sport)
EURO PAPER TALK – BALLON D’OR REACTION
Toni Kross slammed the decision to hand over Lionel Messi a seventh Ballon d’Or, claiming instead that his Real Madrid teammate Karim Benzema should have won the award. (Mundo Deportivo)
Madrid midfielder Luka Modric could return to the Premier League in 2022. Manchester City are monitoring the situation of the former Tottenham man’s contract. (Super Sport)
The owner of Romanian club FSCB has said he wants to sell prodigy Ianis Stoica at a high price in the future, despite Arsenal’s reported interest now. (Digi Sport)
Arsenal and Tottenham are candidates to sign Atletico Madrid striker Alvaro Morata, whose agent has indeed started looking for a buyer for his client. (Todofichajes)
Tottenham boss Antonio Conte is ready to let go of Steven Bergwijn. Indeed, the manager opposed the transfer of the striker from PSV Eindhoven when he was at the head of Inter. (Football News)
LIVERPOOL EYE JUVENTUS STAR
West Ham have submitted an offer worth around € 20million (£ 17million) for Basel striker Arthur Cabral, whose departure in January is therefore approaching. (4-4-2.ch)
Flamengo is offering loaned Manchester United player Andreas Pereira psychological support to ensure he gets back on track after his mistake in the Copa Libertadores final loss to Palmeiras. (Globo Esport)
Liverpool are aiming for a move for Juventus midfielder Aaron Ramsey, but his arrival would only be to ensure competition and rotation. (Fichajes)
WOLVES INTERESTED IN THE 1 ACE LEAGUE
Wolves are still showing interest in a deal with Lille defender Sven Botman, who was a summer transfer target. (The Team)
Barcelona have reached a tentative deal with Ferran Torres but now have to work with Manchester City to sign the winger. (Sport)
The La Liga club have also offered a € 40million (£ 34million) transfer for RB Salzburg striker Karim Adeyemi. While spending is currently impossible for Barca, they are working on plans to release funds. (Sky Germany)