Paper Round: Man Utd target English quartet next summer
Manchester United have been linked with four English players, while AC Milan are set for a huge takeover. It’s Tuesday’s Paper Round.
United eye English quartet
Paper Round’s view: Going back in for another Leicester player, you would imagine United will have learned their lesson. The Foxes do not budge. They got exactly what they wanted for Harry Maguire, and United know the club will play hardball again. Attracting Sancho from Dortmund is a different story. Let’s see where United finish first, and whether Solskjaer’s even in a position to draw up a wish list in 12 months’ time.
AC Milan braced for takeover
Paper Round’s view: The man who pledged more than £180m towards Notre Dame’s reconstruction is clearly keen on reviving old European relics. His investment would help Milan become a dominant force in world football once more, should his offer be genuine, of course. You can only imagine Elliot Management will give it serious consideration.
Paper Round’s view: When you look at England’s attacking options, there is an opportunity for an out-and-out striker to make their claim as Harry Kane’s deputy. Callum Wilson is up there, so too Marcus Rashford if you want to play him centrally, but no English forward is on a hotter streak than Abraham. It’s hard to see Southgate not picking him in October, while a Euro 2020 spot will be very much his if he can maintain his form.
Serge Aurier insists he is “feeling calm and happy to stay” at Tottenham despite wanting to leave during the summer. The full-back made his first appearance of the season over the weekend, assisting twice in Spurs’ 4-0 win over Crystal Palace, and he said he is glad to have a second chance at the club.
Paper Round’s view: All well and good after the window closes, and after no club were reportedly interested in him. Luckily for Aurier, his biggest competition is Moussa Sissoko being shoved back to defence with Kieran Trippier gone – a fortunate situation for the Frenchman to find himself in.