Manchester United are ready to undergo a huge squad overhaul this summer, while Spurs have made their decision on a key defensive target, according to Thursday’s papers.
SOLSKJAER TELLS MAN UTD TO SIGN £250M QUARTET
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has reportedly been handed a £250million budget in the hopes of overhauling the Manchester United squad this summer.
According to a report in the Daily Mirror, the Norwegian has told the United board that he needs to make at least four signings this summer if he is to raise the current level.
The Red Devils were dumped out of the Champions League on Tuesday night at the hands of Barcelona, and with a top four finish in the league this season far from certain, talk of an overhaul is rife.
The report claims that Solskjaer ‘had identified key areas of his squad that need addressing before the Barca debacle’ and that Ed Woodward is ready to back the new boss.
Four players are named by the Mirror as being on Solskjaer’s shortlist, namely England trio Jadon Sancho, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Aaron Wan-Bissaka plus Ajax’s Matthijs De Ligt.
Meanwhile Antonio Valencia, Matteo Darmian, Marcos Rojo, Ander Herrera, Juan Mata and Alexis Sanchez have all been told that they can leave this summer, which will free up a substantial amount from the wage budget.
AND THE REST
Arsenal scouts have been watching Ajax’s David Neres, 22, as they join Liverpool and Juventus in showing interest in the Brazil striker. (Daily Mail)
France and Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba, 26, is set to join Chelsea’s Eden Hazard in moving to Real Madrid. (The Sun)
Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford, 21, is stalling on signing a contract extension at Old Trafford, with the England forward demanding £200,000 a week. (Daily Mail)
Marcus Rashford is hesitating over a new contract with Manchester United and demanding a £200,000 per week wage. (Daily Mail)
Tottenham have pulled out of the £69million race to land Ajax sensation Matthijs de Ligt. (Daily Star)
Chelsea and France forward Olivier Giroud, 32, is set to reject a 12-month contract extension offer to leave Stamford Bridge in the summer. (Daily Mirror)
Celta striker Maximiliano Gomez and Lazio defender Luiz Felipe are on Tottenham’s shortlist of potential signings this summer. (Daily Mirror)
Atletico Madrid are set to launch a £35million bid for Porto defender Alex Telles. (Daily Mail)
Former Bayern Munich and France star Willy Sagnol is eyeing a return to management with Celtic, his agent says.
Zenit St Petersburg want Chelsea’s 24-year-old midfielder Mateo Kovacic, who is at Stamford Bridge on loan from Real Madrid. (The Sun)