Euro Paper Talk: Arsenal to shatter Ten Hag by signing Danish duo in spectacular €90m double deal; Leeds to sign outstanding Spanish winger
Arsenal are plotting a sensational double Danish raid that will elevate the club into Champions League contention, Leeds are set to land one of Barcelona’s brightest prospects, while Wednesday’s Euro Paper Talk claims Chelsea and Juventus are discussing a huge swap deal.
RASMUS HOJLUND HEADING TO ARSENAL AS PRICE EMERGES
Arsenal are reportedly leading the chase to sign Rasmus Hojlund this summer – though any deal now comes with a lofty price.
The Atalanta striker is enjoying a spectacular season after smashing in 17 goals in 36 games in all appearances. That tally includes an impressive five goals in just two games for Denmark – form which has seen him draw comparisons to Erling Haaland.
And although the Serie A side only signed the 20-year-old last summer, the chance to make a quick killing is not lost on them.
Indeed, they paid Sturm Graz just €17m for his services – but now they are willing to cash in for more than three times the price.
To that end, Ekstra Bladet claim Atalanta are putting a £44m – £52.8m (€50m – €60m) fee on his head.
That has seen the striker linked with a move to Manchester United, with the player recently admitting his affection for the Red Devils.
And while Erik ten Hag is an admirer, he is reportedly keen to pursue other targets – namely Victor Osimhen and Harry Kane – first.
Now reports in Italy claim a move to Arsenal looks to be on the cards.
The Gunners are reportedly willing to pay a large percentage of his asking price up front, giving them an advantage over all their rivals.
To that end, Calciomercato reports the Gunners are now favourites to seal his signature.
Arsenal want Jesper Lindstrom to follow Hojlund this summer
Indeed, sporting director Edu is seemingly ready to act fast to get that deal done. And the speed of that move will seemingly prevent any hopes Ten Hag has of moving for the striker.
And he will not be the only Danish star moving to Arsenal this summer, either, it seems.
To that end, Germany’s Sport1 claims the Gunners are also stepping up plans to recruit Eintracht Frankfurt star Jesper Lindstrom.
The midfielder is earning himself a sparkling reputation in the Bundesliga with some excellent displays. He has 14 goals from 70 appearances and is often one of his side’s best performers.
But the report claims they will be unable to resist an approach from Arsenal for the 23-year-old.
And Sport1 claims an offer of £26.3m (€30m) will be enough to convince them to sell.
If Arsenal complete both deals, they will be landing two of Denmark’s top generational talents for a combined £79.1m (€90m).
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LEEDS WILL WIN RACE FOR BARCELONA’S AKHOMACH
Leeds United are the outstanding favourites to sign Barcelona youngster Ilias Akhomach ahead of Arsenal and AC Milan. (Sport)
Roberto Mancini is emering as a ‘serious option’ for Tottenham amid claims he is set to leave his job as Italy coach. (La Repubblica)
Manchester United’s teenage forward Victor Musa is reportedly on Athletic Bilbao’s radar this summer. (Luis Calabor Nunez)
Napoli are willing to activate Gabri Veiga’s €40m exit clause – but the midfielder is only dreaming of a move to Arsenal. (Faro De Vigo)
Ansu Fati’s father says he will meet with agent Jorge Mendes to discuss his future at Barcelona and amid rumours of interest from Man Utd. (Cadena Cope)
Alessandro Bastoni will be sold by Inter Milan this summer after rejecting the chance to open talks on a new deal. Chelsea, Tottenham and Manchester City are among the Italian’s suitors. (Gazzetta dello Sport)
Leicester, Fulham and Wolves are ready to rival Liverpool, Real Betis and Monaco in the hunt for Lorient midfielder Enzo Le Fee. (90min)
Manchester United target Denzel Dumfries is changing agents to try and force through a summer move from Inter Milan. (Fabrizio Romano)
GLADBACH STAR RESPONDS TO LINKS WITH MAN UTD AND CHELSEA
Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Kouadio Kone is playing down rumours linking him with Chelsea and Man Utd. (Le Parisien)
Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Christian Pulisic, Trevoh Calobah, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Hakim Ziyech are wanted in Italy, with Chelsea ready to offload the sextet this summer. (Calciomercato)
Man Utd and Man City target Rafael Leao must tell Milan by Easter if he plans to sign a new deal – or he will be put up for sale. (Gazzetta dello Sport)
Fulham are leading several English clubs in pursuit of Borussia Monchengladbach’s USA defender Joe Scally. (Tom Bogert)
Jose Mourinho is deciding to remain with Roma until his contract ends in 2024, amid links to Newcastle and PSG. (Corriere dello Sport)
Eden Hazard’s troubling spell at Real Madrid will finally end this summer with a surprise move to Fenerbahce. The former Chelsea man is also reportedly on Newcastle and Arsenal’s radar. (Sport)
Bayern Munich are emerging as genuine contenders to sign Mason Mount this summer as he prepares to leave Chelsea. (various)
Tottenham’s prospects of appointing Wolfsburg’s Niko Kovac as their new manager have suffered an immediate rejection. (WAZ)
CHELSEA AND JUVENTUS IN TALKS OVER MENDY, VLAHOVIC SWAP
Chelsea and Juventus are ready to open talks over a swap deal involving goalkeeper Eduoard Mendy and striker Dusan Vlahovic. (Calciomercato)
Brentford are identifying Freiburg goalkeeper Mark Flekken as potential replacement for David Raya following his links to Man Utd and Tottenham. (Kicker)
Atletico Madrid are pondering a move to bring Angel Di Maria back to LaLiga this summer with his Juventus deal expiring. (various)
Zinedine Zidane is ready to return to management this summer after a two-year hiatus – and a third spell at Real Madrid cannot be ruled out. (Sport)
Man City are still waiting to discover whether Ilkay Gundogan will sign a new deal or move to Barcelona. (Fabrizio Romano)
Liverpool are willing to pay up to £60m to sign Napoli defender Kim Min-jae following strong links to Man Utd. (RAI Sport)
Goalkeeping coach Luis Llopis and fitness coach Antonio Pintus are facing the axe at Real Madrid this summer. (Marca)
Coventry striker Viktor Gyokeres has responded to transfer rumours following claims he is wanted by Leeds and West Ham in a £25m move. (Fotboll Skanalen)
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