Paper Talk: Man Utd scouted Sevilla sensation during Europa defeat; Arsenal agree defender deal

Manchester United scouted a Sevilla sensation during their Europa League loss, while Arsenal are close to a defender deal, according to Tuesday’s newspaper gossip.

 

MAN UTD TARGET SEVILLA LOAN STAR

Manchester United reportedly scouted their next left-back during the Europa League defeat to Sevilla on Sunday night.

Red Devils youngster Brandon Williams started the loss against the Spanish side in the absence of injured Luke Shaw.

But despite being handed a new deal this season, the 19-year-old is still regarded as a squad player at Old Trafford. With Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wanting more competition for Shaw.

To that end, the Manchester Evening News claims that United scouted Sevilla full-back Sergio Reguilon in Cologne.

The 23-year-old has spent the season on loan with Sevilla from Real Madrid and was named LaLiga Defender of the Year for his performances at the Andalusian side.

Reguilon was a constant threat down during Sunday’s game, causing the normally solid Aaron Wan-Bissaka issues all night.

The defender also provided an inch-perfect cross for Sevilla’s opening goal, his fifth assist of the season so far.

Despite his impressive showings for Sevilla, reports claim Real Madrid are willing to cash in on the defender this summer.

Zinedine Zidane splashed out £43million to sign Ferland Mendy from Lyon last summer and the Frenchman remains first-choice at the Bernabeu.

Reguilon was wanted by Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp this summer. However, the Reds were unwilling to meet Madrid’s £18m valuation and moved for Kostas Tsimkas instead.

Chelsea are also believed to have shortlisted the Spain international as alternative to the expensive Ben Chilwell.

Although Reguilon’s price may have gone up after his impressive display against United, he would probably represent more of a bargain than Chilwell – who is still valued at £80m by the Foxes.

 

ARSENAL CLOSING IN ON GABRIEL DEAL

Arsenal are edging closer to signing the Lille defender Gabriel after agreeing personal terms with the Brazilian. (The Times)

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Tottenham are expected to complete a shock move for Joe Hart as they look to recruit a homegrown reserve goalkeeper. (The Times)

Chelsea’s Marina Granovskaia has Frank Lampard the ‘green light’ for a triple defender swoop of Ben Chilwell, John Stones and Lewis Dunk. (Daily Star)

Six Man Utd stars ‘up for sale’ as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer tries to fund Jadon Sancho move. (Daily Star)

Barcelona’s incoming manager Ronald Koeman could make Ajax midfielder Donny van de Beek his first signing. (Daily Star)

 

LEEDS TOLD BATSHUAYI PRICE

Leeds will have to pay £20m to sign Chelsea’s Belgium striker Michy Batshuayi. (Daily Star)

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Arsenal are drawing up the paperwork for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s bumper new deal. (Daily Mail)

Barcelona will reignite attempts to re-sign Neymar from PSG as they look to recover from their Champions League exit. (Daily Mail)

Everton have asked about Watford midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure. (Daily Mail)

Wolves have rejected an offer from Juventus of Wales midfielder Aaron Ramsey plus cash for Mexican striker Raul Jimenez. (Clwb Pel-Droed)

Liverpool, Manchester City, Chelsea, Manchester United, Tottenham and Leicester have all asked Brighton about the potential price of centre-back Ben White. (The Sun)

Canadian Evangeline Shen is hoping to become Newcastle chairperson with her Bellagraph Nova Group trying to buy the club. (The Sun)

 

AND MORE GOSSIP

Manchester City could activate a £25m buy-back clause for Aston Villa’s Brazilian midfielder Douglas Luiz. (MEN)

Gauthier Ganaye has emerged as a shock late bidder to save crisis club Wigan Athletic. (The Sun)

David de Gea has backed himself to overcome the doubters despite the Manchester United goalkeeper facing a potential threat to his position from Dean Henderson next season. (Daily Telegraph)

Fulham are ready to sign Antonee Robinson – after the United States star snubbed a return to Everton. (The Sun)

Another company has come forward saying it has submitted an offer to buy Newcastle United following the collapse of the Saudi Arabia-led takeover of the club. (Daily Telegraph)

West Brom and West Ham have been told that a fee of about £2.7m would be needed to sign Istanbul Basaksehir’s Brazilian full-back Junior Caicara. (Birmingham Mail)

Brighton and Sheffield United are among the clubs chasing Almeria and Uruguay striker Darwin Nunez with the 21-year-old commanding a fee of about £14m. (Talksport)

 

 

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