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Transfer Talk: Man United ready moves for Inter's Icardi, Juventus' Dybala

The transfer window for Europe's biggest clubs is closed, but click here for all the deals and keep track of who has joined the big boys. And Transfer Talk will continue to scour the world's media and set correspondents loose to see what's on the agenda for the summer.

United target Dybala or Icardi

On Saturday, we reported that Manchester United were ready to offload Romelu Lukaku in the summer, and now it appears they will pursue one of Serie A's top two scorers to replace him.

The Mirror reports that talks have taken place with Juventus and Inter Milan over the potential signings of Paulo Dybala and Mauro Icardi.

Both appear to be out of favour, with Icardi recently stripped of the captaincy by coach Luciano Spalletti.

It is believed Lukaku would be offered as part of any deal United can negotiate after falling down the pecking order under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.


23.11 GMT: That'll do it for Sunday's edition of Transfer Talk! Tune in tomorrow morning for a fresh batch of transfer news!

22.46 GMT: Some interesting transfer related news from the past as the Mirror reports that Cardiff City are threatening to sue agent Willie McKay for inflating the transfer fee for Emiliano Sala, who tragically lost his life last month.

Apparently Cardiff City executives are furious and are threatening to sue and/or avoiding having to pay the £15 million transfer fee after McKay admitted to "deliberately inflating" the transfer fee.

21.25 GMT: Manchester United's fascination with Napoli's Kalidou Koulibaly is no secret, but the Manchester Evening News reports that the Red Devils are prepared to smash the world record bid for a defender to get him--at £90 million.

The record currently is the £75 million that Liverpool paid for Virgil van Dijk.

20.28 GMT: One of the bigger transfer-related stories of the month has surrounded Inter Milan striker Mauro Icardi, as speculation has run wild, particularly after being stripped of the captain's armband. And according to The Mirror, Manchester United are now interested in him.

The Red Devils are prepared to move for Icardi as they feel it's time to move on from Romelu Lukaku. Watch this space.

19.32 GMT: Before signing with Ostersunds in Sweden, The Scotsman reports that ex-Manchester United prospect Ravel Morrison was in talks with Steven Gerrard's Rangers about joining the Scottish side, though nothing materialised.

18.29 GMT: West Ham United full-back Pablo Zabaleta has yet to confirm whether he'll play next year, so the Hammers are lining up Manchester United full-back Antonio Valencia as his replacement, according to the Daily Mail.

17.30 GMT: The Daily Mail have revealed that Manchester City are eyeing up Atletico Madrid's Saul Niguez as the long-term replacement for Fernandinho.

That'll be easier said than done though, as Atletico Madrid have slapped a £130 million price tag on the player who will be only two years into a nine-year deal at the end of the season.

16.30 GMT: Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak is hopeful that he will stay at the club after talks over a new deal began, reports in Spain have said.

15.30 GMT: Arsenal could be in contention to sign Ajax defender Matthijs De Ligt because he "has worked with Gunners legends Dennis Bergkamp and Marc Overmars and is a huge admirer of the Londoners," according to the Sun.

14.30 GMT: Bad news for Eden Hazard, potentially -- the Times says Real Madrid "have set their sights on signing Neymar" from Paris Saint-Germain in the summer, and if they manage to do that it would spell the end of Hazard's hopes of moving to the Bernabeu from Stamford Bridge.

13.45 GMT: French champions Paris Saint-Germain could make a summer move for Arsenal midfielder Matteo Guendouzi, who was with them as a schoolboy, the Express reports. It says PSG are monitoring the 19-year-old, who signed for Arsenal from Lorient last summer.

13.00 GMT: Arsenal could turn to Burnley goalkeeper Nick Pope when Petr Cech retires in the summer, according to the Sun. England international Pope has lost his place in the Burnley team since suffering an injury last year and the Sun reports that the Clarets are willing to let him move on.

12.15 GMT: Manchester United "are prepared to give David De Gea the largest basic pay package in English football history" in order to persuade him to sign a new contract, according to the Times, which says they are readying a £90 million deal and "increasingly confident" the goalkeeper will sign.

11.30 GMT: Neymar's father has brushed off continuing speculation that the Brazil star could return to Barcelona, telling broadcaster TF1: "Two people can speak for Neymar -- himself and myself. At no time have either of us spoken. Has anybody ever heard these words come out of our mouths? No. Barcelona is a great club, of course. We were happy there. But there was no phone call with Barca. This is absolutely false."

10.40 GMT: Managerial news now -- Manchester United remain keen on luring Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino to Old Trafford in the summer despite Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's success.

The London Evening Standard reports that United "will not be put off by the prospect of paying Spurs a compensation fee, which it is believed will exceed the £34 million value of the remaining four years of Pochettino's contract."

10.00 GMT: Ivan Rakitic is set to delay talks over a new Barcelona deal until the summer, Marca reports, saying this means his future "remains up in the air."

09.00 GMT: The fact that Premier League clubs hardly ever go shopping in the lower divisions these days hasn't deterred the Mirror from suggesting that either Manchester United or Arsenal might.

It says the duo are among a number of clubs keeping an eye on Birmingham's prolific forward Che Adams, who was strongly linked with a move to Burnley in the winter window.

Rabiot prefers Spain to England

The future of PSG midfielder Adrien Rabiot is set to become clear soon enough, Le Parisien reports.

Arsenal, Liverpool and Tottenham have all been linked with the midfielder, but Rabiot looks to have decided on Barcelona and is reported to have made a verbal agreement.

He'll have to battle with Sergio Busquets, Arthur, Kevin Prince-Boateng, Arturo Vidal and Frenkie De Jong for a place in Ernesto Valverde's starting lineup.

However, with Ivan Rakitic believed to be on his way out, Rabiot may feel he can be a direct replacement.

Top clubs in battle for Felix

The Daily Star suggests Manchester United will battle PSG for the signature of Porto's teenage sensation Joao Felix.

Described by some as "the next Cristiano Ronaldo," the 19-year-old is being tracked by a host of clubs, but United and PSG appear to lead the way.

With Solskjaer believed to be edging closer to a permanent contract at Old Trafford, Felix may feel his reputation for nurturing young players could be more advantageous than a move to the French capital.

City admirers of Atletico's Niguez

Staying in Manchester, this time on the blue side, City are hoping to prise Spanish star Saul Niguez away from Atletico Madrid, according to the Mirror

Niguez, however, is just two years into a nine-year contract -- yep, you read that right -- and is said to have a £130m buyout clause.

That could prove too much even for City's wealthy owners, but they see Niguez as an ideal replacement for Fernandinho.

Atletico boss Diego Simeone has recently signed a new contract extension and is unlikely to want to lose one of his key performers.


- Callum Hudson-Odoi's future took another twist on Saturday as Chelsea coach Gianfranco Zola told the winger he should be happy with the amount of playing time he's getting.

Hudson-Odoi played six minutes against Malmo in midweek and may not feature against Manchester United in the FA Cup, with Bayern Munich keen on him.

- Gareth Bale continues to pledge his future to Real Madrid despite being linked with a move back to England, but Calciomercato suggests AC Milan might make a move for the Wales international.


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