Gossip: Man Utd and Real in battle for Everton striker


Yesterday, Richarlison was in our worst Premier League XI of the season according to Whoscored’s ratings. So of course it tallies up that today the Everton striker is being linked with Manchester United.

The Brazilian has scored only four goals this season and none in the league yet for Frank Lampard. But that hasn’t put off United, according to Goal.

The Red Devils reportedly see Richarlison as the younger face of their front line, with doubts over Cristaino Ronaldo’s future while Edinson Cavani has had his bags by the door since he signed a one-year deal last summer.

But United aren’t the only ones interested in Richarlison. Apparently Real Madrid, managed by the Brazilian’s former coach Carlo Ancelotti, are also sniffing around the ex-Watford forward

What of Cavani? The Uruguay veteran can’t wait to get away from Old Trafford while he counts down the days and swerves the away games before he becomes a free agent in the summer.

Gazzetta dello Sport reckons Inter Milan want the former PSG and Napoli star, but only if they can shift the final year of Alexis Sanchez’s salary off their books. Good luck with that.

Inter are also being linked with a move for Paulo Dybala, who will become a free agent at the end of the season when his Juventus deal expires. Calciomercato credits Inter and AC Milan with an interest in the Argentina attacker, who is refusing to sign a reduced contract offer with Juve.

Calciomercato‘s Juve snout is also keeping busy with a report over Arsenal’s renewed interest in Arthur.

The Gunners were heavily linked with the Brazil midfielder in January but the Old Lady refused to do business unless Mikel Arteta agreed to a season-and-a-half-long loan deal.

But Arsenal are still said to be keen and will look to resurrect talks in the summer.

Newcastle appear to be looking a little closer to home, with deals in the pipeline for a goalkeeper and a defender.

The Daily Express says the Magpies will swoop on Bournemouth to take centre-back Lloyd Kelly for a fee in the region of £12million. Eddie Howe was in charge of the Cherries when they signed the 23-year-old from Bristol City in 2019 for a similar fee, so Bournemouth may well tell the Toon to return with a better offer.

Newcastle are also still interested in Dean Henderson, who is currently picking splinters on Man Utd’s bench. Fabrizio Romano says the 25-year-old wants to be a starter somewhere next season before everyone forgets his existence and he is currently one of three keepers on Newcastle’s list of targets.