Man Utd are facing a battle with Dutch giants Ajax to sign a highly-rated Ghana winger this summer, while Everton are ready to make a move for a Fulham midfielder, according to Sunday’s papers.
UNITED BATTLING AJAX FOR WINGER
Dutch champions Ajax are reportedly trying to steal a march on Manchester United in the pursuit of promising Ghana winger Kamaldeen Sulemana.
Ajax’s director of football and former Arsenal winger, Marc Overmars, is set to travel to Denmark on Monday to watch the 19-year-old in action for his club Nordsjælland against FC Copenhagen.
According to the Mail on Sunday, the Amsterdam outfit have already had a £10million bid turned down for the winger in the January transfer window. However, they are ready to up their offer to fend off interest from United’s transfer chief Matt Judge and German club Bayer Leverkusen.
Sulemana, who can play on either wing, rose to prominence in Ghana’s Right to Dream Academy, who own Nordsjaelland and use them as a shop window for their most promising young players.
Ajax signed 20-year-old Mohammed Kudus from Nordsjaelland last summer, with the player helping them to a 35th Eredivisie title win this season.
Sulemana is tipped to become the most successful footballer from Ghana since Michael Essien starred at Chelsea.
He has scored five goals in his last five games in Denmark and was named the league’s Player of the Month for April. He also made his international bow back in October.
United did land wingers Amad Diallo and Facundo Pellestri last summer, but they are still on the hunt for more young, attacking talent.
Sulemana certainly fits the bill in what they are looking for. However, it looks like the Red Devils will have to act quickly to beat Ajax to the punch.
EVERTON CHASING FULHAM ACE
Everton are considering a move for Fulham midfielder Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa. (Daily Mirror)
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is refusing to give David de Gea any guarantees that he will keep his place in Manchester United’s team for the Europa League final. (Daily Mirror)
Borussia Dortmund star Jadon Sancho is unsure about his future at the German club amid Premier League move talk. (Daily Mirror)
Manchester United transfer target Declan Rice has dropped a huge hint that he could depart West Ham in search of European football. (Daily Mirror)
Mikel Arteta believes he will be given the chance to continue as Arsenal manager next season. (Mail on Sunday)
BELLINGHAM ON UNITED’S RADAR
Manchester United are keen to sign England midfielder Jude Bellingham from Borussia Dortmund this summer. (MEN)
Manchester United will offer Uruguayan striker Edison Cavani a £2.5m pay rise to keep him for another year. (Sun on Sunday)
Arsenal are sticking with Mikel Arteta and will back him with funds for a summer spending spree. (Sun on Sunday)
Barcelona are on red alert as Xavi is poised to leave his role as coach at Al Sadd. (Sun on Sunday)
Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martinez has admitted he was close to moving to Barcelona. (Sun on Sunday)
Christian Eriksen has revealed he is desperate to stay at Inter Milan. It comes just six months after he was begging the club to sell him. (Sun on Sunday)
MORE TRANSFER GOSSIP
Sheffield United midfielder Sander Berge, who has been linked with Arsenal, Aston Villa and Everton, could leave Bramall Lane for £35m because of a relegation clause in his contract. (Yorkshire Live)
Arsenal fear more fan fury if they fail to tie down teenage prodigy Kido Taylor-Hart to a new deal. (Sun on Sunday)
UEFA are seriously considering Boris Johnson’s offer to bring the Champions League final to Wembley. Insiders are now giving London a “50/50 chance” of hosting the game. (Sunday Telegraph)
Newcastle United have extended Swiss defender Fabian Schar’s contract, with the 29-year-old due to remain at the club until 2022. (Chronicle)