Date of publication: Friday 8 February 2019 8:26
Manchester United has reduced the search for the center-bottom to three names, while Chelsea scouts watched a trio of Portuguese stars in the Lisbon derby, according to Friday's newspapers.
UNITED NARROW CENTER-BACK SEARCH THREE
The search for Manchester United for a new central defender was reduced to three names before the start of the summer.
According to a report in the Daily mirror, Kalidou Koulibaly of Napoli, Skriniar Milanese of Inter and Joachim Andersen of Sampdoria are the three players in question.
Koulibaly is widely regarded as the main goal of the United and is said to be open to a move, although the Serie A team would take almost 80 million pounds for the Senegalese cap.
however, the MEN argues that the United States continues to monitor two other names, in Skriniar and Andersen – while also the latter he said he was an important target for Tottenham.
It is believed that Ed Woodward is working on the plans for the summer transfer window, despite the uncertainty about the next permanent manager of the club.
A central defender remains a priority, however, after the failed moves for the likes of Toby Alderweireld, Harry Maguire, Jerome Boateng and Diego Godin while Jose Mourinho was in charge at Old Trafford.
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AND THE REST
Manchester United players stand in line to sign new offers in the belief that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be appointed permanent director (The Sun)
Chelsea sent scouts to see Benfica Joao Felix, Ruben Dias and Sporting Bruno Fernandes in the Lisbon derby this week (The Sun)
Daniel Levy has three weeks to prepare for the new Tottenham stadium – or face Wembley for the rest of the season (The Sun)
Manchester United will try to strengthen its defense this summer and will be linked to a change for the RB star Leipzig Dayot Upamecano (Daily Mirror)
Linesman Simon Beck has not formalized a Premier League game this weekend after his offside error allowed Liverpool to score the goal in the 1-1 with West Ham (Daily Mirror)
Marcus Rashford is concluding a new deal with Manchester United that could earn £ 50m in five years (Daily Star)
Manchester United offensive midfielder Andreas Pereira talked to Santos about a move last month (Daily Star)
RB Leipzig wants to extend the loan agreement of the young Arleal Emile Smith Rowe beyond the end of the season (Daily Star)
Manchester United have identified Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane as their main transfer target this summer (Daily Star)
Jose Mourinho will hold talks with the director of Inter Beppe Marotta to become a second time manager of the Italian club (Daily Mail)
More than 100 Molde officials and staff members were invited to the Manchester United Champions League date with Paris Saint-Germain to support Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, currently "on loan" at Old Trafford (Daily Mail)
Real Madrid remains confident to secure Eden Hazard from Chelsea for less than 100 million pounds and could use Isco or Marco Asensio as part of an agreement (Daily Mail)
Leicester City is struggling to hold on to James Maddison between Tottenham's ever-growing interest (Daily Express)
Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed how Paolo Maldini's father, Cesare, has blocked his move from Milan to Manchester United in the years & # 90; (Daily Mail)
Chelsea president Bruce Buck wrote Steve Parish and Ed Woodward to help him find a new Premier League CEO after being frustrated by the recruitment process (Daily Mail)
Claude Puel has declared that Leicester City will not hold contractual talks with the captain of Wes Morgan, winner of the Premier League, until the end of the season (Daily Express)
English football now produces better boys than Germany, according to Borussia Dortmund director Michael Zorc (Daily Telegraph)
Ander Herrera is very excited to stay at Manchester United while discussions on a new contract continue to progress (The Independent)
Paul Heckingbottom and Michael Appleton are the only two candidates left to replace Neil Lennon as manager of Hibernian (Daily Record)
Celtic defender Jozo Simunovic will find out on Friday if he has to take further action for the challenge with Oli Shaw in Hoops' 2-0 win over Hibs (Daily Record)
Motherwell faces a battle to keep the rising star Jake Hastie in the Sky Bet Championship, Norwich City, Leeds United and West Brom title contenders, all of whom have seen him recently (Daily Record)