Manchester United will make an impressive £165m triple swoop this summer, while Liverpool have been given a free run to sign a £50m-rated striker, according to Saturday’s newspapers.
MAN UTD GROWING CONFIDENT OF TRIPLE SWOOP
Manchester United are seemingly in a strong position and are ready to push through the signings of three of English football’s brightest stars, according to multiple reports on Saturday.
According to the Daily Mail, United believe they can win the race to the signing of £80m defender Harry Maguire. That’s because City are reluctant to meet Leicester’s asking price for the England man, and with the Foxes refusing to budge, United look like being the only side capable of landing the 26-year-old this summer.
The paper also suggests United are also going down a similarly ‘simply throw money at the problem’ route in persuading Crystal Palace to sell star right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka.
United have had an opening bid of £40m rejected for the player by the Eagles, with the south-east London club responding by placing a £60m fee on his head. Now the paper claims United are ready to meet their valuation and make the 21-year-old the world’s most costly full-back.
United’s third target is another name which cropped up earlier this summer in the shape of Newcastle midfielder Sean Longstaff.
The Daily Mirror reports that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s interest in the player is genuine and that the club are confident they can reach a £25m agreement with the Geordies for the midfielder, whose arrival will free up the departure of Fred.
The potential triple swoop is given further substance by the Daily Express, who claims Ed Woodward has assured Solskjaer he will be supported in the transfer market this summer and given the funds he needs to sign his top targets.
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AND THE REST
Bayern Munich have cooled their interest in Liverpool target Timo Werner, turning their attention to £50m rated Leroy Sane (Daily Mirror)
Former Arsenal midfielder Edu, national team co-ordinator with Brazil, is set to become the Gunners’ technical director after the Copa America (Daily Mirror)
West Ham defender Angelo Ogbonna has emerged as a transfer target for Serie A club Bologna (Daily Mirror)
Millwall have made a £2.5m bid for Portsmouth winger Jamal Lowe (Daily Mirror)
Fulham striker Aleksandar Mitrovic is on the verge of a move to Real Betis, who look set to beat West Ham to his signature (Daily Mirror)
Jasper Cillessen has admitted his release clause is causing him problems as the Netherlands goalkeeper tries to navigate a Barcelona exit (Daily Mirror)
Aston Villa have been told to forget a £14m move for Leeds star Kalvin Phillips (Daily Mirror)
Celtic’s move for Motherwell midfielder David Turnbull looks to have broken down over personal terms (Daily Mirror)
Arsenal will demand £10.6m from Borussia Dortmund for France defender Laurent Koscielny with a £27m bid planned for St Etienne youngster William Saliba (Daily Star)
Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren, 29, could be set for a move to AC Milan with his agent flying to meet with the Serie A side (Daily Star)
Everton are closing in on a permanent deal for Andre Gomes from Barcelona (Daily Star)
Chelsea are set to make a formal approach to Derby County after earmarking Frank Lampard as their preferred candidate to succeed the Juventus-bound Maurizio Sarri (The Guardian)
Paris Saint-Germain are believed to be offering Matthijs de Ligt a long-term contract worth £11m per year (Daily Mail)
Frank Lampard wants Didier Drogba as part of his backroom staff if he takes the reins at Chelsea (The Sun)
Arsenal are stepping up their efforts to sell Germany midfielder Mesut Ozil (The Sun)
UEFA is considering ring-fencing the Champions League final to a handful of Europe’s top stadia (The Sun)
England may have to play their game against Bulgaria in October in a partially closed stadium after their opponents were charged by UEFA (The Sun)
Willian is on the brink of signing a new two-year deal at Chelsea amid revived interest from Barcelona this summer (The Sun)
Tottenham, Liverpool, Leicester City and Manchester City are all no longer interested in £50m Sporting Lisbon playmaker Bruno Fernandes (The Sun)
Real Madrid bosses do not think Paul Pogba is worth the kind of wages they would pay Kylian Mbappe or Neymar (The Sun)
Arsenal will offer Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette over £200k-a-week each over fears the in-demand strikers might leave (The Sun)
Arsenal are close to missing out on the signing of Austria international Valentino Lazaro, as Inter have jumped the queue with a £16m bid (Daily Record)
Jordy Clasie is set to leave Southampton and return to Holland with AZ Alkmaar (Daily Record)