Manchester United want to bring down the cost of signing an £80m target by offering a squad man in exchange, while Man City are looking to re-sign a Spanish star, according to Tuesday’s newspapers.
UNITED OFFER PEREIRA TO LEICESTER AS PART OF MAGUIRE DEAL
Manchester United are willing to sacrifice Andreas Pereira in their bid to land Harry Maguire, according to a report.
Maguire has been linked with a move to Old Trafford for quite some time, as the Red Devils have been looking to bolster their defensive options. He was named last month by Teddy Sheringham as the one player United need to break the bank to sign.
However, the Foxes are seeking a world-record fee for a defender of £80m for the England man, and with Man City refusing to spend that on the 26-year-old, United appear to have been left as sole suitors.
Now, according to The Sun, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Co are exploring ways in which to reduce the outlay needed to sign Maguire – and the paper reckons Pereira has been used as a sweetener.
The Brazilian midfielder has been given 12 months to prove himself at Old Trafford with the club taking up the year-long option in his deal, but is not considered first choice and has a known admirer in Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers.
United value Periera at around £10m, but even then would still need to find another £70m to meet the Foxes’ demands for Maguire.
We exclusively revealed earlier this month that Leicester will sign Brighton’s Lewis Dunk as a replacement should any deal for Maguire go through.
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AND THE REST
Manchester City are weighing up a move for PSV Eindhoven’s Spanish left-back Angelino – a year after selling the 22-year-old (The Sun)
Real Madrid have made their opening move for Paul Pogba – and it appears that their £90m bid is some £60m short of Manchester United’s £150m valuation of the player (The Sun)
Manchester United are prepared to offer Paul Pogba a new mega-money contract of £500,000 per week in a bid to persuade their unsettled star to stay at the club (Daily Mail)
Frank Lampard is set for talks with Roman Abramovich on his yacht this week over the vacant Chelsea manager’s job (The Sun)
Manchester United scrapped their entire transfer policy strategy after being humiliated by bitter rivals Manchester City last season (The Sun)
Reading are under a soft transfer embargo – where they must get the green light by the EFL to make new signings (The Sun)
Aston Villa and Leicester are in a £10m battle to land Luton’s teenage full-back James Justin (Daily Star)
Marcus Rashford is ready to give Manchester United a huge boost by signing a long-term contract at his boyhood club (The Times)
Newcastle’s hopes of keeping their manager Rafael Benitez have been hit after he received an offer worth about £12m a year to take charge of Dalian Yifang in the Chinese Super League (The Times)
England’s women stand to earn more than £50,000 each in bonuses if they win the World Cup (The Times)
John Terry is among the candidates to be the next Derby manager as the Championship club prepares for life after Frank Lampard (Daily Mail)
Neymar is closing in on a Barcelona return with PSG set to accept at least one of Ousmane Dembele, Ivan Rakitic and Samuel Umtiti plus £90m, according to reports (Daily Mail)
Arsenal target Markus Schubert is poised to join Schalke (Daily Mail)
Burnley have launched a bid to sign 22-year-old Brentford striker Neal Maupay, who is priced at £20m (Daily Mail)
Aston Villa have asked about Huddersfield Town defender Terence Kongolo (Daily Mail)
Manchester United midfielder Fred is bidding to put his tough start to life at Old Trafford behind him ahead of an important season for the club (Daily Mirror)
Manchester United are close to agreeing a new contract with Spain midfielder Juan Mata (Daily Mirror)
Stoke boss Nathan Jones will turn to Barnsley for Wales keeper Adam Davies if Jack Butland leaves, amid speculation linking him with Aston Villa (Daily Mirror)
Charlie Gilmour is set to complete a move to Norwich after being linked with a move to boyhood heroes Rangers (Daily Record)
Mikael Lustig looks to be on his way out of Celtic and heading for a new adventure with KAA Gent (Daily Record)