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Euro Paper Talk: Man Utd prep irresistible bid for dream Ten Hag signing as second deal for Real Madrid veteran gathers pace

Luca Modric, Karim Benzema, Lucas Vazquez, Real Madrid in Champions League action v PSG at Bernabeu Stadium

Manchester United are readying an massive offer for Erik ten Hag’s top January target, while a Real Madrid star soon following, Arsenal want to sign a talented Brazilian teenager, while Wednesday’s Euro Paper Talk claims Napoli are surprisingly set to pounce for a Leeds-linked winger.


Manchester United are reportedly ready to launch an enormous offer to sign Denzel Dumfries in January.

The Netherlands star enjoyed an excellent World Cup with his country, though did give away a soft penalty in the quarter-final exit to Argentina.

However, his prowess at the other end only served to underline why demand for the player is so high.

Indeed, the right wing-back finds himself strongly linked with the likes of Tottenham and Chelsea, both of whom are huge admirers. Reports in Spain on Wednesday also suggest that Barcelona are ready to join the race for his signing.

In an ideal world, Inter Milan would not want to sell, but they know the vast riches from the Premier League could convince them otherwise.

And now, according to Calciomercato, Manchester United are ready to go all in with a huge offer for the star. The move is being driven by Erik ten Hag, who seemingly believes Dumfries will be a dream addition to his backline.

And while Diogo Dalot has been performing well, he feels the Dutchman would be a substantial upgrade.

Inter are reportedly starting the bidding at £43m (€50m) for Dumfries. However, the report claims United are ready to launch an irresistible opening gambit of £51.6m (€60m) to get his signing locked down.

Claims that United are ready to make their move are also backed up by Italy’s RadioRadio.

Ten Hag wants Karim Benzema to follow Denzel Dumfries signing

Ten Hag will not stop with the capture of Dumfries, either, with reports linking them to Karim Benzema growing louder.

The Red Devils are of course exploring the market to sign would-be replacements for Cristiano Ronaldo.

A number of options are reportedly under consideration but now reports in Spain suggest their chances of landing Benzema are gathering pace.

The veteran striker – the reigning Ballon d’Or winner – falls out of contract at Real Madrid in summer 2023. Talks over an extension are yet to see an agreement reached – and that is where United seemingly come in.

They are reportedly preparing an enormous salary package to tempt the player to Old Trafford. And Ten Hag reportedly thinks that, even though he turns 35 this week, Benzema would be the ideal addition to his forward line.

As such, they are seemingly readying an approach to lure him to Old Trafford.

It’s not clear whether they want him from the summer on a pre-contract, or in January by offering Real a fee.


Arsenal are on the trail of Palmeiras wonderkid Messinho, though his £43m (€50m) release clause may prove problematic. (Goal)

The Gunners continue to pursue Mykhaylo Mudryk with talks underway over a potential £56m (€65m) move to Emirates. (Fabrizio Romano)

Atletico Madrid are ready to make contact with Antonio Conte with the Tottenham manager their dream successor to Diego Simeone. (various)

Jude Bellingham’s family continue to assess all options after claims he has already opted for a move to Liverpool were dismissed. (Fabrizio Romano)

Al Nassr coach Rudi Garcia claims he would welcome the chance to work with Cristiano Ronaldo amid links to the former Man Utd attacker. (AS)

Chelsea are ready to make contact with Juventus over a deal to sign Serbian striker Dusan Vlahovic. (CBS Sport)


Liverpool are ready to hold talks with the agent of Sofyan Amrabat as a move to Anfield becomes more of a possibility. (Foot Mercato)

Chelsea are willing to pay Dortmund a fee of £8.6m (€10m) for Youssoufa Moukoko in January, rather than wait until the summer to sign him for free. (Sport)

Real Madrid are abandoning plans to sign Erling Haaland in 2024 amid claims they will instead sign Brazilian starlet Endrick. (Sport)

Arsenal youngster Marcelo Flores will be remaining with Real Oviedo in January amid claims he may return to the Gunners. (AS)

Leicester are seeking a fee of around £7.75m (€9m) for Dennis Praet with Torino looking to pounce. (Tuttosport)

Liverpool are leading the chase to sign Italy defender Giorgio Scalvini, with Atlanta ready to sell the £35m-rated defender. (Gazzetta dello Sport)


Napoli are preparing a surprise bid to sign Adama Traore, also linked with Leeds, with his Wolves deal due to expire in the summer. (Alfredo Pedulla)

Lazio and Espanyol are locked in a battle to sign Real Madrid forward Mariano Diaz following news he can leave the Bernabeu. (Mundo Deportivo)

Barcelona are chasing Boca Juniors midfielder Alan Varela as a potential replacement for the long-serving Sergio Busquets. (Sport)

Barcelona are yet to hold any talks with Lionel Messi over an emotional return to the Nou Camp this summer. (Cadena Ser)

Real Madrid believe they still can land Jude Bellingham with main rivals Liverpool unlikely to be able to afford both the Dortmund teenager and Enzo Fernandez. (Marca)

Nottingham Forest are in talks to cut short Loic Bade’s loan from Rennes with the defender likely to sign for Sevilla instead. (El Chiringuito)