Date published: Tuesday 6th October 2020 12:24
Manchester United plan to come back in for Ousmane Dembele in January if a certain condition is met, while talks between Tottenham and a prolific striker have been revealed, according to Tuesday’s Euro Paper Talk.
DEMBELE DEAL A JANUARY OPTION FOR MAN UTD
Manchester United could yet come back in for Ousmane Dembele in January, according to sections of the Spanish media.
The Red Devils attempted to recruit the winger on deadline day after failing to convince Borussia Dortmund to sell Jadon Sancho.
United only offered to sign Dembele on loan, and it was that lack of a guarantee at a permanent stay that saw the winger rebuff United’s bid.
As per Mundo Deportivo, the France winger did not accept their proposal to join on a temporary stint. That’s despite the player, according to the report, being well aware he’s no longer first choice at Barca.
However, all is not lost for either Dembele or United.
In fact, both Mundo Deportivo and Sport suggests a January transfer could yet be resurrected.
They state Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side will come back in for Dembele if he proves his fitness and gets minutes under Ronald Koeman in the meantime.
Furthermore, it’s claimed United did not want to gamble on a permanent deal now given his injury record. But a return to form and fitness in the coming months could lead to a more firm proposal.
The failure of Dembele to move also frustrated Barcelona. Their boss Ronald Koeman needed the former Borussia Dortmund man to move on in order to sanction a deal for Memphis Depay.
Despite Depay being on offer for just €12.5m, Barca were only able to bring him in were Dembele to accept his move to Old Trafford.
Bizarrely, Sport also claim Barcelona tried to offer Dembele a new deal prior to any loan move to United. It’s claimed that though was designed purely to maximise any future profit on the winger.
TOTTENHAM FAILED IN BELOTTI APPROACH
Torino sporting director Davide Vagnati has confirmed Tottenham tried and failed to sign Andrea Belotti during the transfer window. (Sky Italia)
PSG failed in a late attempt to convince Arsenal to let defender Sokratis join them on a free transfer on deadline day. (Telefoot)
A row is threatening to break out at Barcelona with Antoine Griezmann unhappy at being asked to play on the right of attack. That’s according to his France boss Didier Deschamps. (various)
Diego Simeone is reportedly raging at Arsenal after their swoop for Thomas Partey wrecked his Atletico Madrid midfield plans. (Libertad Digital)
ERIC GARCIA MAKES BARCELONA VOW
Manchester City rejected an offer from Barcelona of €16.5m plus add-ons for Eric Garcia on transfer deadline day. The defender, however, has told City he intends to leave and will seek a switch at the end of his contract. (Sport)
Leganes earned an unexpected €5m from the transfer of Thomas Partey from Atletico Madrid to Arsenal. The Madrid-based side retained a 10% sell-on clause for the Ghanaian. (AS)
Parma director Alessandro Lucarelli admits to not being happy after seeing Manchester United secure the signing of Amad Diallo before them. (Sky Sports Italia)
Barcelona have promoted Ronald Araujo and Riqui Puig to their first-team squad for the season. This comes after the sales of Jean-Clair Todibo and Rafinha. (Mundo Deportivo)
AND MORE FROM EURO PAPER TALK
Brazilian winger Douglas Costa has spoken of his delight at returning to Bayern Munich after three years at Juventus. The Brazilian says he is sure he’ll win more titles with the Bavarians. (Bild)
Barcelona have lost more than €200m (£181m) in revenue because of the coronavirus pandemic. (Sport)
Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira has completed a season-long loan move to Atletico Madrid, but there is no obligation to buy in the deal. (various)
Verona president Maurizio Setti says they “did something crazy” by signing Nikola Kalinic from Atletico Madrid on a permanent deal.(various)