What the papers say
Manchester United could reportedly miss out on landing Gareth Bale this summer. The Guardian reports that the 29-year-old is set to stay at Real Madrid to become Cristiano Ronaldo’s successor as the team’s talisman. The Welshman is expecting positive talks with new coach Julen Lopetegui in the next few weeks, the paper adds.
Meanwhile, United are looking to splash out £92million for Croatia World Cup wingers Ivan Perisic and Ante Rebic, according to reports. The Sun says Inter Milan’s Perisic, was has long been admired by United boss Jose Mourinho, has been linked with a £48million move to Old Trafford, while Rebic, who plays for Eintracht Frankfurt in Germany, has also made it onto Mourinho’s radar. Rebic could cost the club as much as £44m, the paper adds, with Arsenal also said to be interested in the 24-year-old.
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Giorgian De Arrascaeta: Newcastle and Celtic are keeping tabs on the Uruguay World Cup star, according to The Sun. Several European clubs are said to be interested in the Cruzeiro playmaker after he helped steer his country to the competition’s quarter-finals.