August 12, 2022

Matheus Nunes is the latest midfielder to be linked with a move to Manchester United, while Liverpool have realized their chances of signing Gavi are dwindling – all in Monday’s Euro transfer gossip.

MAN UTD ENTERS THE RACE FOR MATHEUS NUNES

Manchester United are ready to compete with neighbors Man City for the signing of Sporting CP midfielder Matheus Nunes.

It depends portuguese source Correio de Manha, who claim a deal could be completed for €50m (£42.7m) plus a player on loan. The identity of a potential counterpoise is not revealed.

Nunes has been linked with Man City in recent weeks. He has a major fan in the form of Pep Guardiola. However, Manchester United are now ready to provide competition in the battle for the services of the Portuguese star.

With Nemanja Matic, Paul Pogba and Jesse Lingard leaving their midfield this summer, reinforcements are needed. It will be important to find the right balance with existing players like Fred and Scott McTominay.

Nunes largely plays as a central midfielder but can sit out if needed. Therefore, he would replace Pogba more in terms of the specific position.

United could sign him by activating a €60m (£51.3m) release clause. However, Sporting are ready to accept slightly lower offers for a player under contract until 2026.

Man City still have a chance for Matheus Nunes

However, there is still a good chance that such an offer will come from City instead, who have just made a deal with Sporting over the future of Pedro Porro.

However, United have already negotiated with the Lisbon-based side. Therefore, Nunes could follow in the footsteps of Bruno Fernandes.

At 23, United believes in his potential. They could move after his commitments with Portugal at the end of the UEFA Nations League on June 12.

Nunes, who was born in Brazil, registered four goals and five assists in 50 appearances in the 2021-22 season. The next few months will tell if it was his last with Sporting or not.

LIVERPOOL QUIT FOR GAVI

Gavi are set to sign a new contract with Barcelona which means Liverpool have to put their pursuit on hold. (Sport)

Man City striker Gabriel Jesus wants an annual salary of €5m (£82,000-a-week) from his next club, amid links with Real Madrid. (Cadena Ser)

Man Utd are close to agreeing a deal with Barcelona for the transfer of midfielder Frenkie De Jong. (Sport)

Newcastle will attempt to sign Merih Demiral from Juventus if his Atalanta loan does not become permanent, in turn allowing Juve to target Kalidou Koulibaly from Napoli. (Calciomercato.it)

Fulham are showing great interest in €15m-rated left-back Alex Moreno, who could be Real Betis’ first sale this summer. (AS)

KEY WEEK FOR THE FUTURE OF TCHOUAMENI

Aurelin Tchouameni midfielder of Monaco, during the UEFA Europa League match at Stade Louis II, Monaco

Real Madrid will negotiate directly with Monaco over Aurelien Tchouameni’s future this week. (Fabrizio Romano)

Wolves are considering a double deal with Braga for David Carmo and Al-Musrati. (O Jogo)

Newcastle, Arsenal and Barcelona are interested in former Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata. (Calciomercato.it)

Goncalo Inacio is ready to reject Newcastle or Wolves in favor of trophy contention with Sporting CP. (To Bola)

Sassuolo has identified Agustin Alvarez as the successor to Arsenal striker Gianluca Scamacca. (Corrier Dello Sport)

AND MORE EURO TRANSFER

Angel Di Maria is waiting to see if Barcelona will make him an offer as he becomes a free agent, despite having close links with Juventus. (Mundo Deportivo)

AC Milan are more interested in Sven Botman than Inter target Gleison Bremer. (FCInterNews)

Napoli are keen on Valencia midfielder Carlos Soler, who is also a target for Barcelona and Atletico Madrid. (Mark)

Valencia, meanwhile, are ready to announce Gennaro Gattuso as their next manager. (Fabrizio Romano)

Inter Milan are in talks to sell midfielder Stefano Sensi to newly promoted Serie A side Monza. (Nicolo Schira)