Improved Manchester United bids are set to see agreements reached for two top targets, Liverpool are launching a big-money offer to land a Dutch star Jurgen Klopp loves, while Tuesday’s Euro Paper Talk has news of a €30m Chelsea raid on Lazio.
MAN UTD PUSHING HARD TO SIGN RASMUS HOJLUND
Manchester United are closing on the signing of Rasmus Hojlund according to the latest reports in Italy.
Erik ten Hag is desperate to bring in more firepower this summer with only Marcus Rashford (30 goals) and Bruno Fernandes (14) getting into double figures for United last season.
And while the likes of Harry Kane, Victor Osimhen and Randal Kolo Muani have been linked, all three look too costly to pursue.
As a result, Ten Hag and Co are settling on a move for Atalanta’s Danish star Hojlund.
The 20-year-old striker enjoyed an excellent first season in Serie A, scoring 10 goals in 34 appearances. However, it is on the international stage, where he has reallt thrived, netting six times in as many games for Denmark.
As a result, United are now making a push to bring Hojlund to Old Trafford.
Per il Corriere di Bergamo, United’s opening bid of €46m has been rejected almost immediately. However, with Atalanta willing to sell for €60m, the €14m difference is described as ‘really thin’.
Per the report, Ten Hag is ‘willing to do anything’ to get his hands on the star. And despite Juventus’ late interest, there is a belief that a move to Manchester United is on the brink of being finalised.
Man Utd transfers: Andre Onana move close as Saudi talk is dismissed
United are also reportedly making rapid progress in their push to sign Andre Onana.
The Red Devils have settled on the Inter Milan stopper as their dream replacement for David De Gea. The long-serving Spanish star saw his contract at the club expire last week and a renewal has not been reached.
United have since held talks over a possible deal for Onana and have been encouraged by reports that the Champions League finalists are willing to sell. To that end, their asking price is reportedly fixed at €50m.
The Red Devils have seen an opening offer, worth just €25m, swiftly batted away by Inter.
And their hopes looked to have taken a nosedive amid claims Al Nassr were willing to meet his asking price.
However, il Gazzetta dello Sport is adamant that no offer from the Saudi side is on the table.
And while they claim United do not want to go above €40m to €45m, there is a belief an agreement can soon be reached.
That’s because there is a willingness of all parties to find common ground, with an agreement described as soon expected to arrive.
Furthermore, the report expects things to get moving on the Onana front today. Elsewhere, reports in Italy claim United’s improved offer has already been launched, with a bid of €40m, plus €5m in bonuses likely to be agreed.
Reports that the double deal will undoubtedly delight Ten Hag. Hojlund and Onana will likely be signings two and three for United with a move for Mason Mount also nearing conclusion.
KLOPP GOING ALL OUT TO BRING PERR SCHUURS TO LIVERPOOL
Liverpool are ready to launch a fresh bid to sign Torino defender Perr Schuurs after seeing an opening offer fail. Napoli are also keen on the 23-year-old Dutchman. The Reds’ latest offer will reportedly total €30m – with Jurgen Klopp deciding he wants Schuurs ‘at any cost’. (Tuttosport)
Barcelona are no longer pursuing a deal for Sofyan Amrabat following Fiorentina’s €35m demands. But the Blaugrana are pushing for a new midfielder and are instead pursuing Oriol Romeu, who is a far cheaper option. (Fabrizio Romano)
Arthur Melo, meanwhile, is hinting at a possible Barcelona return after confirming plans to leave Juventus this summer. (Mundo Deportivo)
Brighton are chasing the signing of former Rangers defender Calvin Bassey – and could seal a double raid on Ajax with Mohammed Kudus also a target. (Voetbal Primeur)
Leeds midfielder Marc Roca is on the brink of sealing a move to Real Betis, signing on a season’s loan with a view to a permanent move. Roca, 26, will take a drop in wages to leave Elland Road and secure a return to LaLiga. (various)
MAN CITY MOVE FOR ATLETICO STAR AS REPLACEMENT FOR STAR DUO
Manchester City are launching a €15m (£12.9m) bid to Atletico Madrid for Rodrigo Riquelme, in the event that either Bernardo Silva or Riyah Mahrez depart. (various)
Tottenham are hopeful of signing Clement Lenglet on a three-year deal from Barcelona after deciding to make his loan permanent. (Sport)
Inter Milan are targeting Atalanta’s €20m-rated Italy U21 goalkeeper Marco Carnesecchi as a successor to Man Utd target Andre Onana. (Sportitalia)
Juventus are chasing Athletico Paranaense goalkeeper Bento following the decision to upgrade both Matia Perin and Wojciech Szczesny. (Tuttomercatoweb)
Atletico Madrid are keen to offload three high earners in Saul Niguez, Thomas Lemar and Yannick Carrasco this summer. (Marca)
Fenerbahce playmaker Arda Guler is ready to accept Barcelona’s offer on a €17.5m move after deciding to reject Real Madrid and Sevilla. (various)
Arsenal are targeting a swoop for RB Leipzig’s 10-cap Germany defender Benjamin Henrichs. (Sky Sports Deutschland)
CHELSEA READY €30M RAID FOR LAZIO STAR MILINKOVIC-SAVIC
Chelsea are entering the race to sign Sergej Milinkovic-Savic with Todd Boehly preparing a €30m offer to Lazio. (Il Tempo)
Wolves remain open to selling Max Kilman this summer despite rejecting an initial €35m bid from Napoli. (90min)
AC Milan are closing on a deal with AZ Alkmaar for Tijjan Reijnders – and next want Davide Frattesi and Alvaro Morata. (Gianluca Di Marzio)
Inter are ready to battle Napoli for Udinese’s talented Serbian midfielder Lazar Samardzic. (Gazzetta dello Sport)
Wantaway Chelsea star Christian Pulisic is pushing to join AC Milan after declining the chance to sign for Lyon. (ESPN)
Bordeaux expect English forward Josh Maja to leave on a free transfer after rejecting their offer of a new deal. (L’Equipe)