Manchester United are nearing two impressive signings, with Jurrien Timber up first, as Erik ten Hag reshapes his squad, Antonio Conte is chasing a classy Belgian star for Tottenahm, while Wednesday’s Euro Paper Talk claims two top targets will reject moves to Arsenal.
MILINKOVIC-SAVIC, TIMBER DEALS NEARING FOR MAN UTD
Manchester United are reportedly making progress in their efforts to sign Sergej Milinkovic-Savic this summer.
New boss Erik ten Hag is seeking a new midfielder to fill Paul Pogba’s boots, with the star closing on a return to Juventus.
And that move will seemingly give United a free pass at landing long-term target Milinkovic-Savic.
The Serbian will likely leave Lazio this summer for a fee of around £66m. With two years left on his deal, Lazio have revealed they expect him to leave this summer.
Juve and United were the two sides in the mix – but the Bianconeri’s deal for Pogba will see their pursuit end.
Now il Corriere dello Sport claims his ‘divorce from Lazio seems inevitable’. Furthermore, they state that Maurizio Sarri and president Claudio Lotito ‘prefer selling him to Manchester United’.
As such, talks are seemingly underway over a deal to take the 27-year-old to Manchester United from Lazio. Indeed, the article states that is a transfer that the captial club are strongly willing to sanction.
Jurrien Timber transfer closing in
Milinkovic-Savic, however, looks unlikely to become the first signing made by Ten Hag at United.
That honour appears far more likely to fall upon Jurrien Timber.
The 20-year-old centre-half is likely to command a fee of around £30m, having impressed under Ten Hag at Ajax.
Jurrien Timber agrees terms and Man United lead Milinkovic-Savic race
Manchester United manager Erik Ten Hag will bring Jurrien Timber in from Ajax and aims to get Milinkovic-Savic deal sorted with Lazio
The United boss sees Timber as a perfect partner for Raphael Varane and an upgrade for the struggling Harry Maguire.
Now their prospects of landing Timber appear to have taken a leap forward.
That’s amid claims that United have now agreed personal terms with the player.
United are still to make an official approach to Ajax for Jurrien Timber. However, the Dutch giants are well aware of their interest and are expecting an offer to arrive imminently.
TOTTENHAM IN RUNNING TO SIGN AXEL WITSEL
Tottenham are vying to sign free-agent Axel Witsel – a player Jan Vertonghen has branded ‘unbelievable’ – with the midfielder’s deal at Borussia Dortmund expiring this summer. (Der Westen)
Victor Osimhen and Paulo Dybala will both reject Arsenal this summer following their likely Champions League miss. (Gazzetta dello Sport)
Manchester United are in pole position to sign Victor Osimhen this summer with the striker seemingly having played his last game for Napoli. (La Repubblica)
West Ham are awaiting a response from Torino striker Andrea Belotti, with Roma and FC Toronto also in contention to sign the Italy striker. (La Stampa)
Liverpool and Manchester United face disappointment with Ajax winger Antony preferring a summer move to Newcastle. (UOL)
Arsenal are preparing an offer to sign Udinese right-back Nahuel Molina this summer. (Ekrem Konur)
NEWCASTLE TO WATCH EVAN NDICKA IN EUROPA LEAGUE FINAL
Newcastle United remain interested in Eintracht Frankfurt star Evan Ndicka and will have scouts present at Wednesday’s Europa League final. (SportsBILD)
Inter Milan forward Martin Satriano has responded to rumours of a summer move to Tottenham. The Uruguayan appears happy to be on Antonio Conte’s radar. (Tuttomercatoweb)
Barcelona are ready to launch a bid to prise Chelsea target Jules Kounde from Sevilla – with Sergino Dest used as a makeweight. (Mundo Deportivo)
Brentford and Wolves are in touch with Eintracht Frankfurt captain Sebastian Rode over a possible move this summer. (SportsBILD)
Juventus will make Weston McKennie available for transfer this summer once the signing of Paul Pogba is sealed. (Tuttosport)
Jose Mourinho wants to spoil Arsenal and Tottenham’s plans for Paulo Dybala by bringing the attacker to Roma. (La Repubblica)
Real Madrid are lining up a deal for former Arsenal keeper David Ospina as a new No 2 goalkeeper. (Marca)
AND MORE FROM EURO PAPER TALK
Barcelona are reserving a £30m budget for Robert Lewandowski this summer amid claims he’s willing to leave Bayern Munich. (Mundo Deportivo)
Napoli are emerging as strong contenders to sign Miralem Pjanic this summer with Barcelona allowing him to leave. (Sport)
Chelsea target Matthijs de Ligt is close to signing a new deal to keep him at Juventus. (Sky Sports Italia)
Barcelona president Joan Laporta is offering Valencia their pick of Martin Braithwaite, Sergino Dest and Riqui Puig. (Mundo Deportivo)
Valencia, however, are refusing to sell left-back Luis Gaya and midfielder Carlos Soler to Barcelona this summer. (AS)
Angel Di Maria is moving to Juventus this summer, having agreed a one-year deal from PSG. (Goal)
Roma boss Jose Mourinho is looking to make departing Man Utd midfielder Nemanja Matic his first signing of the summer. (Calciomercato)
Barcelona are still expecting Ousmane Dembele to depart this summer, despite offering the winger fresh terms. (Catalunya Radio)