Euro Paper Talk: City agree €200m deal for Barca star; Mourinho to upset Man Utd fans with £100m sale

Manchester United are ready to cash in on a £100m star in a move that is sure to upset fans, while Man City are thought to have struck a €200m deal to sign a Barcelona star, according to Wednesday’s European papers.

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Jose Mourinho is ready to sanction the surprise sale of Marcus Rashford this summer, according to reports in the Spanish media.

With both Rashford and Anthony Martial both seeing their first-team chances impacted this summer by the arrival of Alexis Sanchez in January, it is believed one of the players could be allowed to move on.

And according to Don Balon, the Portuguese coach is ready to push Rashford towards the exit door as he believes the striker would attract a larger fee than his teammate – with a switch to Real Madrid being touted.

The report suggests the sale of Rashford could earn them as much as a £100million windfall – with Mourinho ready to invest the money in strengthening his central defence and central midfield.

However, the sale of Rashford would unlikely go down well with United’s faithful, with the homegrown talent a favourite of their supporters.

Real are in the market for new strikers this summer and it’s claimed they have long admired Rashford and will make the move if United give them any indication they are willing to sell.

It was indicated on Tuesday that the England striker is becoming frustrated by ‘bit-part’ role under Mourinho and could seek a move if the situation does not improve.

Martial, meanwhile, also remains in a state of flux with the Frenchman also being sidelined by the signing of Alexis Sanchez in January.

The former Monaco man has reportedly laid down his requirements about staying at Old Trafford beyond this season, with five clubs all linked with his signature.

Manchester City have agreed a £174.5m (€200m) summer deal to sign Pep Guardiola’s “ideal player” Sergio Busquests, with his wages expected to be £180,000 a week (Don Balon)

Arsenal will launch a €40million move for long-term target Karim Benzema this summer, with the potential arrival of the France striker leaving Alexandre Lacazette facing an early exit from north London (El Confidencial)

Manchester City and Juventus target Isco is expected to leave Real Madrid this summer but his destination is undecided (Don Balon)

Juventus will open talks with Real Madrid over a double deal to sign Mateo Kovacic and Isco just as soon as their Champions League tie has been decided (Corriere di Torino)

Gareth Bale has bought a house in England and has opted for a return to Tottenham this summer (Don Balon)

Manchester United target Samuel Umtiti still has no official new contract offer on the table from Barcelona – enhancing talk he could move on this summer (RAC1)

Lionel Messi turned on both Umtiti and Jordi Alba after their surprise exit to Roma, with reports suggesting the Argentine claimed the France defender was ‘distracted’ by talk of interest from Man Utd (Diario Gol)

RB Leipzig and Napoli are competing to sign upcoming West Ham forward Marcus Browne (Kicker)

Benfica are expecting a call from Besiktas over the permanent transfer of Talisca. The Brazilian has also been linked with Man Utd, Liverpool and Wolves (A Bola)

Celta Vigo are targeting a summer move for Huddersfield Town’s Danish midfielder Philip Billing (Onda Deportiva Galicia Sur)

Andres Iniesta admitted he might have played his last Champions League match after Barcelona’s shock quarter-final exit to Roma (Marca)

Memphis Depay, Domenico Berardi and Jose Maria Callejon head AC Milan’s summer shopping list (Calciomercato)

Real Madrid have agreed a €5m deal to sign teenager Ramon de Araujo Siqueira from Fluminense (Marca)

Fernando Torres is most likely to head to the USA when his contract at Atletico Madrid ends this summer. The former Liverpool man has also been linked with Newcastle and Celtic (Marca)

Reports in Spain claim that some of Philippe Coutinho’s team-mates have been left disappointed with his start at Barcelona (Diario Gol)

Juventus are ready to open talks with Chelsea after being given an indication that the Blues are prepared to sell Alvaro Morata after just one season (Corriere dello Sport)

Former AC Milan defender Paolo Maldini has declared an interest in becoming part of the coaching set-up for the Italy national side (Sky Italia)

Reported Real Madrid-target Reiss Nelson is set to sign a renewal to his contract with Arsenal (Diario AS)

Atletico Madrid are keen on bringing Juan Bernat back to Spain, with the left-back reportedly unhappy at Bayern Munich (AS)

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Juventus striker Mario Mandzukic could be the next big name from Europe to head to China (Tuttosport)

Unai Emery is being linked with Real Sociedad if he is, as expected, replaced as PSG coach this summer (France Football)

Juventus have set a 10-day deadline to land Tottenham midfielder Mousa Dembele after growing irked waiting for Emre Can (Tuttosport)

Bas Dost wants to leave Sporting Lisbon this summer, with the Dutch striker linked with a move back to the Bundesliga to join Borussia Monchengladbach, while Newcastle are also interested (Record)