Paper Talk: Man Utd close in on €30m left-back; Chelsea target Real Madrid man; Ronaldo exit talk

Manchester United are closing in on the signing of Rayan Ait-Nouri, while Chelsea are chasing a Real Madrid defender and shock Cristiano Ronaldo exit talk, all in the papers.



Manchester United are looking to sign 19-year-old Angers left-back Rayan Ait-Nouri, according to FootMercato.

The defender has also attracted interest from Manchester City, but United are at the head of the queue with Angers preparing for the player’s exit.

Angers are close to completing a deal for left-back Oussama Falouh after already signing Souleyman Doumbia for the same position.

Ait-Nouri has visited England, accompanied by his agent and was able to visit the facilities of several clubs, believed to be City and United.

The Jorge Mendes-owned player who is under contract until June 2023 could become the most expensive player in the club’s history. Surpassing the €27m that Lyon paid for Jeff Reine-Adélaïde last summer.



Chelsea winger Willian, 31, has turned down a two-year deal with the club and has held talks over a free transfer to Arsenal, who are willing to offer the Brazil international the three-year contract he wants. (Guardian)

Arsenal are hopeful of announcing the signing of Chelsea winger Willian in a matter of days (ESPN Brazil)

Memphis Depay wants to leave Olympique Lyon this summer and Arsenal are in the hunt for his signature (TodoFichajes)

Arsenal are also keen on Bayern Munich’s Brazilian playmaker Philippe Coutinho, 28, and Atletico Madrid’s Ghanaian midfielder Thomas Partey, 27. (Times)

Arsenal forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang wants to see the club sign Barcelona’s French forward Ousmane Dembele, 23. (Le10 Sport)

Manchester United are edging close to signing 20-year-old Borussia Dortmund and England winger Jadon Sancho on at least a five-year deal. (Mail)

Tottenham face competition from Everton for Zeki Celik as they consider offloading Serge Aurier (The Times)

Alexis Sanchez, Jesse Lingard

Alexis Sanchez has agreed to rip up his £560,000-a-week Manchester United contract for a pay-off to join Inter Milan (Telegraph)

Arsenal are reportedly contemplating whether to make another approach for Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha. (Daily Star)

Inter Milan have agreed to buy Chile winger Alexis Sanchez, 31, for £13.5m from Manchester United and the deal will be announced after the Italian side’s Europa League game with Getafe on Wednesday. (Corriere della Sera)

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has made five defenders available for sale and will step up plans to sign Leicester City and England left-back Ben Chilwell, 23. (Times)

Chelsea will need to make Chilwell the world’s most expensive defender if they are to land his signature. (Mirror)

Paris St-Germain want to sell former Everton midfielder Idrissa Gueye and Wolves are interested in the Senegal international. (Le10 Sport)



AC Milan will face competition from Bayer Leverkusen for £30m-rated Norwich City defender Ben Godfrey, 22. (Sky Sports)

Lazio, Tottenham, RB Leipzig, Everton and PSV Eindhoven are all keen on South Korea centre-back Kim Min-jae, 23. (Gazzetta dello Sport)

Tottenham and England defender Danny Rose, 30, says he is “very happy” to stay at the club going into the final season of his contract. (Second Captains Podcast, via Guardian)

Aston Villa, Leeds United, Newcastle United and West Ham are interested in Crystal Palace and Republic of Ireland midfielder James McCarthy, 29. (90Min)

Arsenal are attempting to tie Emiliano Martinez to a long-term deal (The Sun)


Sergio Reguilon, Dani Carvajal

Chelsea have joined the race to sign Real Madrid defender Sergio Reguilon (Sky Sports)

Manchester United are happy to take a wait-and-see approach when it comes to a deal for Aston Villa playmaker Jack Grealish (Daily Mail)

Tottenham Hotspur want to make their money back and receive £23m for defender Serge Aurier this summer (Daily Mail)

Borussia Dortmund could be closing in on the signing of Manchester City prospect Jamie Bynoe-Gittens (Daily Mail)

Brentford winger Said Benrahma isn’t thinking “at all” about his future ahead of the Championship playoff final (Sky Sports)

Danny Ings has been backed as the man to replace Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang at Arsenal should he leave this summer. (Daily Star)

Liverpool look set to miss out on signing Thiago Alcantara from Bayern Munich with PSG preparing a £27m swoop. (Daily Star)

Chelsea’s squad is bracing for a Frank Lampard-led revolution this summer, with the Blues boss reportedly set to oust four defenders amid 10 potential sales. (Daily Mail)

Tottenham have not rekindled talks with Inter Milan over Tanguy Ndombele. (Daily Mail)


Manchester City are expected to finalise their first summer signing today by landing Ferran Torres from Valencia. (Daily Mail)

The Premier League has given the green light to clubs still left in Europe to potentially miss the first two weeks of next season. (Daily Mail)

lorian Kamberi has rejected a two-year deal from Rangers to sign for Swiss Super League runners-up St Gallen. (Scottish Sun)

Alfredo Morelos’ move to Lille is in the balance – and could depend on whether the French club land their No 1 target, Gent’s Jonathan David. (Scottish Sun)

Former Arsenal midfielder Josh Dasilva is being monitored by the Gunners as Mikel Arteta looks to build his squad for next season. (Daily Star)

Cristiano Ronaldo TEAMtalk

Cristiano Ronaldo was an seeking an exit from Juventus to join PSG before the coronavirus halted progress on a possible move. (France soccer)

Manchester United are close to signing Lille defender Gabriel Magalhaes. (Italian journalist Emanuele Cammaroto)

Newcastle United defender DeAndre Yedlin could be heading back to the MLS with his contract at the Premier League club expiring in 12 months. (


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