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 are planning to make a cut-price bid for Tottenham Hotspur star Christian Eriksen in January, according to reports.
United were keen on signing him in the summer but a deal never materialised as it was clean that Eriksen was set on a move to Spain.
However, Eriksen’s preferred choice Real Madrid went for other options – such as Eden Hazard from Chelsea – and didn’t firm up their interest in him.
But it is thought that Eriksen was flattered by United’s interest so could be open to talks in the future.
Likewise, Red Devils boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer remains a fan of the Dane who could provide the creative spark that has often been missing from United recently.
United could make a cut-price offer in January as Eriksen would be entering the final six months of his contract with Spurs. Spurs could then sell or risk losing him for nothing in the summer.
The Sun says United could come back in with a lower bid than the £70 million they were offering in the summer.
Spurs, for their part, still want Eriksen to sign a new deal. He is a vital part of Mauricio Pochettino’s side and they will be loathed to lose him. However, if it becomes clear the 27-year-old wants to leave, they may decide to sell. But whether that would be to a Premier League rival remains to be seen.
Italian champions Juventus have made a bid for Paris St-Germain star Neymar as they try to gazump Spanish rivals Real Madrid and Barcelona.
Juve have offered PSG £95 million and forward Paulo Dybala, according to Spanish newspaper AS.
Neymar has been the subject of a tug-of-war for his signature by Barcelona and Real Madrid all summer, with various bids involving cash and a variety of players said to have been made and rejected by PSG.
Barca have recently loaned Philippe Coutinho to Bayern Munich so have a space in the squad free.
Madrid have been revamping their squad over the summer, spending more than £300 million on new players, but Neymar would be the icing on the cake.
It was thought the race was between the Spanish clubs but now Juventus are serious contenders. The prospect of Neymar and Cristiano Ronaldo in the same side would be mouthwatering too as they seek to finally win the Champions League.
However, whether PSG will sell is another matter. They have consistently rebuffed bids from Barcelona and Real Madrid and will want a deal worth north of the £198 million before they even consider selling one of their prized assets.
Paris St-Germain have rejected huge offers from both Real Madrid and Barcelona for their star forward Neymar.
The Spanish clubs are both desperate to do a deal – and Neymar is believed to want a to return to Spain – but the perennial Ligue Un champions are reluctant to sell.
Barcelona have reportedly offered PSG €100 million plus Philippe Coutinho. Meanwhile Madrid have reported made several player-plus-cash offers involving Gareth Bale, James Rodríguez and Ivan Rakitic. All have been rejected by PSG.
However, this is unlikely to be the final bid from either side. PSG are understandably holding out for as much as they can get and will want a deal worth at least as much as the £198 million they paid Barcelona for Neymar two years ago.
This transfer saga is likely to run until the transfer window closes on September 2