Manchester United are finally close to sealing a mammoth deal for Frenkie de Jong, with three more Erik ten Hag targets revealed, Raphinha has made his decision amid claims Tottenham are launching a bid, while Wednesday’s Euro Paper Talk claims that Newcastle are ready to snatch a big-money Chelsea target.
THE AGREEMENT OF FRENKIE DE JONG IS CLOSED FOR MAN UTD
Manchester United are finally closing in on a deal to sign Frenkie de Jong after he reportedly backed down in the face of Barcelona’s demands.
The search to bring the Dutch midfielder to Old Trafford has been ongoing for several weeks. He has been identified as a priority signing by Erik ten Hag, as he looks to bring in midfield reinforcements.
That need has intensified following the confirmation that Paul Pogba, Nemanja Matic, Juan Mata and Jesse Lingard are leaving.
However, reaching an agreement with Barcelona has not been easy. Indeed, United CEO Richard Arnold has lifted the lid on the reasons behind the delay..
To that end, Barcelona have always made it clear that their £73.8m (€86m) valuation of De Jong has no room for negotiation.
That hasn’t stopped United from trying to tear down the deal by offering a series of incentives and add-ons to make up the shortfall. To that end, its offer of £51.5m (€60m) along with add-ons has fallen short.
In fact, Barça remains unmoved and insists that it wants the full fee as a guarantee in advance.
Now, according to WHAT these talks are finally coming to an end, with United giving in to Barcelona’s demands.
Barca now want to close the deal before June 30 in order to comply with their FFP regulations before July 1.
As such, The Chiringuito Television they say the deal is now ’90 per cent done’ and final negotiations are likely to conclude this week.
Ten Hag wants a new defender after Frenkie de Jong
With a de Jong deal now close to being finalized, Ten Hag is reportedly focusing on signing a new defender.
Now him daily mail He claims that the United manager has drawn up a list of three names.
They claim that two Ajax players make up that list, with Jurrien Timber as their number one target.
manchester united He will probably have to pay up to £40m to sign the 20-year-old defender.
If they don’t, Pau Torres is said to be next in line.
Erik Ten Hag hopes Frenkie De Jong completes Manchester United move
The Manchester United manager expects Frenkie De Jong to complete his move from Barcelona this summer, but why?
The Villarreal defender held talks with United last summer, only for them to sign Raphael Varane instead. He remains a player of interest, although his fee is likely to be closer to the £50m mark.
And lastly, Ten Hag are also considering signing Lisandro Martinez, who also impressed under Ten Hag at Ajax.
The Argentine international is also on Arsenal’s shopping list.
RAPHINHA WAITING FOR BARCELONA WHILE TOTTENHAM MAKES A MOVE
Raphinha has no intention of signing for Arsenal this summer, despite their offer, and will wait for him to move to Barcelona. (brand)
However, Tottenham are set to make a rival offer for the Brazilian who will come close to Leeds’ £50m asking price. (Sport)
Newcastle are ready to launch a gigantic offer to sign Jules Kounde and snatch him from Chelsea’s nose. (Sports world)
Chelsea, in turn, are turning their attention to Matthijs de Ligt and believe they can sign the Juventus defender. (Calciomarket)
Everton are looking to beat PSG, Barcelona and Genoa with the signing of youngster Vasco da Gama Andrey Santos. (Le10 Sport)
Arsenal and Newcastle continue to pursue Fabian Ruiz amid claims that Napoli will sell him this summer. (Corriere dello Sport)
MARCO ASENSIO ATTACKS THE TRANSFER OF LIVERPOOL
Marco Asensio would rather move to AC Milan than Liverpool if the Spanish winger leaves Real Madrid this summer. (brand)
Eintracht Frankfurt full-back Filip Kostic is emerging as a prime target for Juventus as they look to beat Tottenham with his signing. (Sports world)
Inter Milan plan to sell Milan Skriniar to PSG for £55.6m (€65m) before snapping up Gleison Bremer for £34.3m (€40m). (Sport Italy)
Edinson Cavani is offering his services to Rayo Vallecano as he looks for a route away from Manchester United this summer. (brand)
AC Milan are targeting Sassuolo’s Hamed Junior Traore, with claims that Renato Sanches is signing for PSG. (Gazzetta dello Sport)
Sadio Mane admits it was easy to leave Liverpool once he learned of Bayern Munich’s intentions to sign him this summer. (Image)
RUDIGER DEAL SEES NACHO LEAVING REAL MADRID
Roma and Inter Milan are trying to persuade Real Madrid to sell Nacho Fernandez following Los Blancos’ deal to sign Antonio Rudiger. (Sports world)
Valencia midfielder Goncalo Guedes is asking to leave so he can finalize his move to Roma. (Sport Italy)
AC Milan are set to steal the signing of Paulo Dybala from under Inter’s nose, and Tottenham are said to remain interested as well. (Gazzetta dello Sport)
PSG chief executive Nasser Al-Khelaifi insists they are not looking to appoint Zinedine Zidane as their new manager this summer. (GFFN)
Chelsea are seeking a deal for Raheem Sterling after being frustrated by Ousmane Dembele’s delays in finalizing a move. (Sport)
Manchester United prepare an improved offer to bring striker Evanilson to Old Trafford, under the guidance of Jorge Mendes. (News Journal)
WEST HAM FLOP ABOUT TO SIGN FOR BORUSSIA DORTMUND
Borussia Dortmund are closing in on a £31m capture of Ajax striker Sebastian Haller as they continue to beef up their attack. (ESPN)
Fiorentina are in talks with Real Madrid about a deal to sign Luka Jovic on a season-long loan. (Fabrizio Romano)
PSV Eindhoven are working on a deal to bring Luuk de Jong back to the Netherlands from Barcelona. (Sport)
Axel Witsel is set to sign for Atlético Madrid as a free agent from Borussia Dortmund this summer. (Sports world)
Robert Lewandowski insists he wants to leave Bayern Munich this summer despite desperate pleas from sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic for him to stay. (German sky)
Emerson Royal’s agent says the defender has had talks with Atletico Madrid but refuses to say whether his client will leave Tottenham.. (brand)