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Tottenham consider deal to sign Juventus star Paulo Dybala in return for Christian Eriksen

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Tottenham Hotspur are thinking about making another move to sign Juventus forward Paulo Dybala in January and are open to Christian Eriksen moving the other way as part of the deal.

Spurs wanted to sign Dybala in the summer but failed to agree a deal with the Italian champions.

However, Mauricio Pochettino remains interested in his fellow Argentine and could go back for him in January, according to Tuttosport in Italy.

The publication further claims that Spurs could be willing to let 27-year-old Eriksen move the other way.

Eriksen stayed publicly that he was looking for a new challenge in the summer after spending six years in north London. However, despite attracting interest from a number of top European clubs and Manchester United, no deal was forthcoming.

Eriksen is in the final year of his contract and could leave for nothing next summer. With little sign of the Dane signing a new deal – despite Spurs’ best efforts to tempt him – they may decide to cash in on him in January.

However, Spurs could face competition for Dybala. Paris St-Germain have been rumoured to be interested and could also return with a bid for the player who has been unsettled in Turin since the arrival of Christiano Ronaldo.

Juventus eye January move for Manchester United keeper David de Gea

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Italian champions Juventus are planning to make a move to sign Manchester United star David de Gea in January if his contract situation isn’t sorted out.

Spanish international de Gea is out of contract next summer and has so far stalled on signing a new deal at Old Trafford. Talks shave been ongoing for more than a year but a resolution isn’t in sight.

Juventus bosses are aware of this and know that from January de Gea will be able to sign a pre-contract with other clubs.

The Turin-based side have form with this sort of move, having signed Aaron Ramsey from Arsenal and Emre Can from Liverpool for nothing after their deals ran out.

Ligue Un champions Paris St-Germain are also thought to be monitoring the situation. Both clubs could afford the rumoured £350,000 a week de Gea wants.

Real Madrid have had an interest in de Gea for years – almost signing him in 2015 – so could also come in for him.

While United want to keep hold of their keeper, and remain in talks with him and his representatives, they are thought to be lining up a replacement if he does go. Atletico Madrid’s Jan Oblak is thought to be top of their wish list, but it would take a mighty offer to get Diego Simeone to part with one of his key players.

Manchester United in line to sign Antoine Griezmann if he decides to leave Atletico Madrid

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Manchester United are at the front of the queue to sign striker Antoine Griezmann this summer if he decides to quit Atletico Madrid, according to reports in Spain. 

Spanish news outlet Sport are behind the claim, reporting that Griezmann is unhappy at Atletico and is seeking a move. If so, this is quite a turnaround given that only a few months ago he pledged his future to the club after interest from Barcelona.

Atletico were knocked out of the Champions League by Juventus last week and are 10 points behind Barcelona in La Liga. But more than that, the rumoured impending departures of Diego Godin and Lucas Hernandez have made Griezmann consider his future too.

United have been linked with Griezmann in the past and Jose Mourinho tried to sign him but the French International decided to stay at the Wanda Metropolitano.

However, a signing such as this would be a statement for United as they seek to close the gap to Manchester City and Liverpool.

Of course, other sides would also be interested in signing him including Bayern Munich and, inevitably, Paris St-Germain.

He would also likely come with a heavy fee. Griezmann turns 28 tomorrow so is at the peak of his career and is also under contract, so it would likely take a bid of north of £100 million to secure his signature.

Paris St-Germain to join Bayern Munich in race to sign Chelsea starlet Callum Hudson-Odoi

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Paris St-Germain are said to be interested in signing Chelsea’s highly-rates youngster Callum Hudson-Odoi this summer, according to reports. 

German champions Bayern Munich offered Chelsea £35 million for the 18-year-old in January but the club rebuffed them, saying they wanted him to stay.

It is expected that Bayern will come back in with another bid for Hudson-Odoi again in the summer. But now PSG are also thought to be preparing a bid as well, according to The Sun.

Hudson-Odoi is cutting a frustrated figure at Stamford Bridge currently. He submitted a transfer request in January and it is believed he wanted to go to Bayern but Chelsea blocked his request.

At the time, it was said that if he stayed he would get more first-team action. However, since then Hudson-Odoi has played just 13 minutes in the Premier League. Manager Maurizio Sarri has yet to start him in a league match, despite the Blues’ paucity of options up front. The only match he has started since January is an FA Cup win against Sheffield Wednesday, in which he scored. He was an unused substitute in Chelsea’s cup loss to Manchester United earlier this week.

No new contract negotiations have started and whether Hudson-Odoi stays or goes may be dependent on if he gets a run in the first-team between now and the end of the season. Another factor could be if a new manager arrives – there is speculation that Sarri could be sacked soon after a run of poor results.

Barcelona target Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata for summer transfer

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Spanish giants Barcelona are keeping a close eye on Juan Mata’s contract negotiations and may swoop if he doesn’t agree a deal with Manchester United, according to reports.

Mata’s contract with United expires at the end of June, and Barcelona have met with his representatives this month to sound him out about a potential move, Goal reports.

United are still in talks with the 30-year-old about a new deal and are hopeful that he will sign.

However, with interest from Barca – as well as other clubs such as Paris St-Germain (inevitably) – Mata could have his head turned.

Mata has made 208 appearances for United since joining in 2014, scoring 44 goals. However, he hasn’t been a regular starter this season – only 9 of his 15 appearances have been from kick-off – and could be tempted by a move where he would get more minutes on the pitch.

For Barca and others, the fact Mata would be available on a free would be a big incentive – a player of proven quality such as him would be very pricey in today’s market.