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Transfer Gossip: Ten Hag wants Man Utd to shock Chelsea and snap up Croatia star; Arsenal learn Tielemans condition

Jonny Whitfield
Borna Sosa, Anton Stach Mainz v Stuttgart April 2022

Incoming Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag has identified a key Bundesliga target, while Arsenal learn a Youri Tielemans deal condition – both in all the latest Transfer Gossip.

MAN UTD WANT BORNA SOSA

Stuttgart left-back Borna Sosa is a firm Manchester United target for incoming new manager Erik ten Hag, according to a report.

United are facing a busy summer transfer window of both departures and arrivals. Departures will be the first priority to oversee, with a quintet of players definitely on their way out.

As for arrivals, left-back Brandon Williams is one such player who is coming back from a loan spell. The 21-year-old has spent the season at Norwich and impressed, despite the Canaries’ relegation from the Premier League.

Luke Shaw and Alex Telles are above Williams in the Man Utd pecking order. According to Kicker, though, Ten Hag wants a brand new signing at left-back.

Indeed, Stuttgart’s Sosa is on his radar following the 24-year-old’s impressive spell in the Bundesliga.

Chelsea are also after the five-time Croatia international, but Ten Hag reportedly wants the Red Devils to beat their Premier League rivals to the full-back.

Sosa moved to Germany from Dinamo Zagreb in 2018 and has subsequently made 82 appearances.

What’s more, 23 assists in that time is a solid record which has attracted Ten Hag’s attention.

Eight of those assists have come this season, while Sosa has also chipped in with two goals this term.

The left-back earned a new contract in November 2020 and those terms run until 2025.

TIELEMANS WANTS CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FOOTBALL

Youri Tielemans of Leicester City during the UEFA Conference League Quarter-Finals, Second Leg match between PSV Eindhoven and Leicester City at Phillips Stadion

Youri Tielemans wants to play Champions League football if he leaves Leicester this summer, a report has claimed.

The Belgian star has proved a fantastic signing for the Foxes, but his future at the King Power Stadium is the subject of growing speculation.

The 25-year-old’s contract runs out next summer and Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers has admitted doubt over whether the player will stay.

Tielemans reportedly has strong transfer interest from Arsenal, who are chasing another midfield signing this summer.

According to the Daily Mail, though, the midfielder is only keen to join a Champions League club.

The Gunners are currently winning their fight with Tottenham to finish fourth in the Premier League and qualify for Europe’s premier competition next season.

However, the battle could be decided in Thursday’s massive north London derby at Tottenham.

Leicester, meanwhile, have dropped off this season following recent fifth-placed finishes. And Rodgers has admitted that his team needs a shake-up this summer if they are to progress.

TRANSFER GOSSIP – POGBA EXIT SITUATION HEATS UP

Paul Pogba of Man Utd

Paul Pogba will reportedly have to take a sizeable pay cut if he wants to rejoin Juventus this summer.

The France international is leaving Manchester United as a free agent at the end of the season and so has options at his disposal.

Juventus made him a star across Europe in Turin when he left United the first time.

Indeed, it was such form that convinced the Red Devils to pay £89million to bring him back in 2016.

However, journalist Alfredo Pedulla reports that Pogba will have to accept a pay cut if he wants to move back to Turin.

The Serie A club signed him when he was in United’s reserves, but this time around their financial troubles have made a deal for the senior France international a struggle.

Elsewhere, Paris Saint-Germain have reportedly offered Pogba more and Real Madrid are also monitoring his situation.