Manchester United are eyeing a shock double raid on PSG, while Barcelona have ruled themselves out of a move for a €25m Liverpool target, according to Thursday’s European papers.
MAN UTD EYE STUNNING DOUBLE RAID ON PSG
Manchester United have been offered the signing of Paris Saint-Germain star Adrien Rabiot this summer, a report claims.
The French international, who has allegedly fallen down the pecking order at the Parc des Princes, has been linked with a move to Liverpool, while Chelsea and Tottenham are also said to be keen.
Recent reports have suggested that the 23-year-old is said to prefer a move to Real Madrid, where he could be part of a reconstruction under Zinedine Zidane, who recently began his second spell as the club’s head coach.
However, the latest reports claim that United have been offered Rabiot as the Frenchman is seemingly struggling to find interested parties.
The report also claims that the Red Devils are interested in his team-mate Thomas Meunier, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer set on signing a right-back this summer.
MAN UTD SUBMIT INSANE BID TO WIN DE LIGT RACE
Manchester United have reportedly submitted what can only be described as a ludicrous offer to Matthijs de Ligt in an effort to win the race for the €70m Ajax defender.
De Ligt, just 19, has emerged as one of European football’s most-sought after defenders after an incredible season with the Dutch champions.
The player is widely believed to be hoping to join Barcelona, who his Ajax teammate Frenkie De Jong is also due to sign for this summer.
But with Barcelona struggling to agree terms for De Ligt, thanks in no small part to his agent Mino Raiola trying to engineer him a bigger package elsewhere, United have now submitted an incredible offer to lure the teenager to Old Trafford.
According to Sport, United have offered De Ligt an incredible €14m a year deal over a five-year contract – a salary that would equate to £235,000 a week – and more than double what Barcelona had been willing to pay.
Furthermore, it’s suggested United have topped Barcelona’s offer of €65m to Ajax by a further €5m in an effort to convince Ajax to do business with United first and foremost; the argument being that United see the player as someone who will only get better and the man they want to build their side around – potentially for the next decade.
Sport also believes the offer puts United firmly at the front of the queue to sign De Ligt – quite the turnaround given the player was reported to have scoffed at the Red Devils’ approach earlier this year.
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AND THE REST
Oleksandr Zinchenko is eyeing a new contract at Manchester City after proving to be a lucky charm for the club during an historic treble-winning run in 2018-19. (Sport360)
Christian Benteke wants to stay at Crystal Palace despite £15million interest from Chinese club Shandong Luneng Taishan. (Goal)
Manchester United made an enquiry into signing new Borussia Dortmund attacker Julian Brandt, but learned a deal had already been completed.
Andre Silva does not want to stay at AC Milan as Krzysztof Piatek’s understudy. (Calciomercato)
Bayern Munich are working on a deal to sign Manchester City forward Leroy Sane, president Uli Hoeness has revealed.
Ajax have announced teenager Naci Unuvar has signed a new deal through to 2022.
Arsenal are expected to lodge €20m offers for Espanyol defender Mario Hermoso in the coming week – but PSG and Bayern Munich are also keen (AS)
Liverpool look like being beaten to yet another target with Ajax winger David Neres poised to join Atletico Madrid in a €50m deal. Other Reds targets Julian Brandt and Thorgan Hazard moved to Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday (AS)
Manchester City are closing in on the signing of Juventus right-back Joao Cancelo, who will join Pep Guardiola’s side in a €50m deal ahead of interest from Man Utd (Record)
Atletico Madrid have been handed a boost by the news that Saul Niguez will remain at the club this summer and the player has no wish to quit irrespective of Man City or Man Utd potentially meeting his €150m exit clause (Marca)
Paris Saint-Germain striker Kylian Mbappe is unhappy with his status at the club and feels he has less influence than teammates and would still welcome a move elsewhere, despite the French club’s denials (AS)
Wolves have launched a bid to sign Porto striker Moussa Marega, who is rated at €40m. Roma are also keen on the powerful frontman (A Bola)
Agent Jorge Mendes is working on a deal to get Andre Silva a move away from AC Milan, with the Italian side open to the possibility of a swap deal (Calciomercato)
Paris Saint-Germain defender Marquinhos has reportedly shown a willingness to joining Juventus this summer (Gazzetta dello Sport)
Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic has admitted he “would love” to be on the same team as departing Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann (Marca)
Barcelona are closing in on the signing of Groningen’s teenage midfielder Ludovit Reis in a deal worth in the region of €8m (Sport)
Inter Milan are hoping to beat Barcelona to the signing of Sao Paulo winger Helinho (UOL Esporte)
Filipe Luis – who is out of contract at Atletico Madrid this summer – has offered himself to Barcelona (Sport)
Real Madrid are looking at Torino no. 9 Andrea Belotti as a possible alternative to Luka Jovic (Chiringuito)
Barcelona have denied reports they made a €25million offer for Celta Vigo forward and Liverpool target Maxi Gomez (Mundo Deportivo)
Galatasaray have reached an agreement to sign Ryan Babel, who spent the second half of this season with Fulham (Turkish-Football)