Paper Talk: £50m Man Utd defensive target set for medical this week

Date published: Monday 24th June 2019 8:18

Manchester United appear to have made a massive breakthrough in their bid to land a new £50m right-back, while Unai Emery wants to sign a £55m attacker, according to Monday’s papers.



Manchester United are reportedly preparing for Aaron Wan-Bissaka to have his medical at the club this week ahead of a summer transfer.

United are closing in on a deal to sign the Crystal Palace defender ahead of their pre-season tour of Australasia, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer keen to make him his second summer signing after the arrival of winger Daniel James from Swansea.

The right-back is keen on a move to Old Trafford this summer and all that remains now is for terms to be agreed between the Premier League rivals for his services.

Football Insider suggests that the 21-year-old could well have his medical in the coming days, following a ‘breakthrough in talks’.

Palace have previously turned down any United offers for Wan-Bissaka but it would appear that a bid of around £50m has done the trick for a United side that are looking to bounce back next season after a hugely disappointing 2018-19 campaign.


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Leicester City defender Harry Maguire is set to seal an £80m switch to Manchester City, who will pay the England international £280,000-a-week to move to the Etihad (Daily Mirror)

Barcelona legend Samuel Eto’o has urged Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah to quit European champions Liverpool and move to the Nou Camp if he has ambitions to be one of the best players in the world (Daily Mirror)

Arsenal have had a second bid rejected for Celtic defender Kieran Tierney, with the Scottish champions holding out for a fee of around £25m (Daily Mirror)

Arsenal boss Unai Emery will ask their board to break the bank to sign Crystal Palace forward Wilfried Zaha, who would be expected to cost around £55m (The Sun)

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Manchester United will trigger their 12-month extension option in Marcus Rashford’s contract to prevent an immediate exit from the England striker (The Sun)

Southampton have made a take-it-or-leave-it £14m offer for Birmingham City striker Che Adams (The Sun)

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has made a personal plea to Ed Woodward for the club to ‘speed up’ a deal for £63m-rated Sporting Lisbon midfielder Bruno Fernandes (Daily Star)

United are also confident they can beat rivals Manchester City to sign Leicester star Harry Maguire (Daily Star)

Manchester City striker Leroy Sane is set to snub the advances of Bayern Munich and sign a new contract at the Etihad (Daily Star)

Inter Milan and Manchester United are still some way off arriving at an agreement for the sale of striker Romelu Lukaku, with the Italians’ valuation at least £20m short of the £75m United want for him (Daily Mail)

Celtic have joined Rangers and Aberdeen in the fight to sign Derby County left-back Max Lowe (Daily Express)

Newcastle United are set to hold last-ditch talks in an attempt to persuade Rafael Benitez to extend his contract as manager (Evening Chronicle)

Aston Villa are set to step up talks to sign Bournemouth defender Tyrone Mings (Birmingham Mail)

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Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers has been told it is a waste of time to try to sign 26-year-old Scotland midfielder Callum McGregor from his former club Celtic (Scottish Daily Mail)

Dutch side AZ Alkmaar have confirmed they have held talks with Southampton midfielder Jordy Clasie (Daily Echo)

Oran Kearney’s spell as St Mirren manager looks to be over due to a breakdown in the relationship between him and chairman Gordon Scott, despite Kearney keeping the Buddies in the Scottish Premiership last season (Daily Record)


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