Juventus join race for Manchester United target Erling Haaland

Juventus join race for Manchester United target Erling Haaland

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Juventus make Haaland offer

One of Europe’s most in-demand players, Salzburg’s Erling Haaland, has a new suitor according to Corriere dello Sport.

The Italian outlet reports that Juventus have put forward a contract believed to be worth around €3 million per season in wages for the Norway international.

The teenage sensation lit up this season’s Champions League group stage, scoring eight goals in six appearances — sending scouts across Europe scrambling in the process. Sources have told ESPN that Manchester United are ready to make a formal offer for the 19-year-old in January, while Salzburg’s sister club RB Leipzig have a “good feeling” about Haaland after meeting with the striker and his representatives on Wednesday.

Both clubs, however, will now fear that they have been gazumped by Serie A’s Old Lady, who may well see Haaland as the natural successor to Cristiano Ronaldo.

Dybala set to stay at Juventus

Juventus forward Paulo Dybala looks set to stay at the club following a breakthrough in recent contract negotiations, Calciomercato reports.

Just a matter of months ago it seemed like the Argentina international was destined to leave the Italian giants after falling out favour in Turin. It was recently confirmed that negotiations had begun between both parties over his future, but it wasn’t quite clear as to whether or not anything would come from it.

It seems like the higher-ups have now decided to take the plunge and offer Dybala a new deal, committing to featuring him in the first team even more regularly.

Chelsea set Alonso price tag at €30m

Premier League side Chelsea have put a €30m price-tag on left-back Marcos Alonso, Tuttosport reports.

The defender has been heavily linked with a move away from the Blues over the course of the last few weeks, with Inter Milan leading the charge in the race for his signature. The Italian side — led by Alonso’s former boss Antonio Conte — wanted a deal that was structured slightly differently, most likely a loan with an option to buy, which could create a bump in the road.

Alonso has lost his place in Frank Lampard’s starting XI at Stamford Bridge this season, leading to him looking into his options.

Tap-ins

– Juventus forward Mario Mandzukic is in no hurry to make a decision regarding his future, Calciomercato reports. The popular Croatia international has been linked to a number of different potential moves across the last few months from Qatar, to China, to Major League Soccer and beyond. AC Milan are the latest club to throw their name into the hat but, for now, Mandzukic is playing coy.

Tuttomercatoweb is reporting that Manchester United have made contact with the representatives of Napoli star Dries Mertens over a potential transfer. The veteran has enjoyed a long and successful career in Italian football, but now it appears as if his future lies elsewhere as a direct result of the ongoing turmoil at the club.

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