Transfer Gossip: Man Utd learn Osimhen answer as cash and two-player swap bid emerges; Arsenal to eclipse Liverpool to sensational midfielder coup
Manchester United have seen their chances of signing Victor Osimhen nosedive following a cash plus two player swap approach, Arsenal will beat Liverpool to a Real Madrid star, while Saturday’s Transfer Gossip has news of a huge Manchester City bid for a Barcelona attacker.
PSG TO GAZUMP MAN UTD TO VICTOR OSIMHEN DEAL
Manchester United are in serious danger of missing out on the signing of Victor Osimhen, with PSG now moving into pole position for his blockbuster signing.
The Red Devils are in the market for a new centre forward this summer and have a five-man wanted list. That list is headed by Kane, with Napoli star Osimhen very much their preferred Plan B option.
However, with United hopes of signing Kane taking a nosedive on Saturday morning, it now seems they are also in danger of missing out on Osimhen.
That’s after reports in France claimed the Ligue 1 giants are also obsessed with signing the Nigerian. Indeed, with Lionel Messi likely to quit this summer, they want Osimhen to form a new-look attacking trio alongside Neymar and Kylian Mbappe next season.
Napoli value Osimhen, who has blasted in 25 goals in 29 appearances this season, extremely highly. And reports claim they are looking for a fee in the region of £132m (€150m) this summer to consider his sale.
As per RMC Sport, PSG are now preparing an incredible offer that even hard-nosed president Aurelio De Laurentiis will see as impossible to ignore.
And the French giants are reportedly preparing to offer throw in two players, as well as a huge wedge of cash to make the move happen.
PSG make huge move for Man Utd target Osimhen
To that end, both Argentinian duo Mauro Icardi and Leandro Paredes are being offered to Napoli in exchange.
Icardi has struggled in Paris, but still boasts an excellent goals record with 182 goals in 359 career appearances. And he’s showed he’s still got the golden touch with nine from 15 during his loan at Galatasaray.
Parades, meanwhile, has been on loan with Juventus this season, making 24 appearances in all competitions. They would love to make the midfielder’s move permanent – but Paris Saint-Germain seemingly have other ideas.
And with the two clubs having gone business last summer with Fabian Ruiz moving, it seems another blockbuster move is on the cards.
Osimhen is also reportedly keen on playing with Neymar and Mbappe and is seemingly open to the idea of moving to PSG.
That will reportedly end Manchester United hopes of a deal with Erik ten Hag now likely to have to look elsewhere.
The Red Devils do though have a five-strong target list and will reportedly now look at options three, four and five as alternatives.
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ARSENAL SET TO MAKE MASSIVE MOVE TO LAND TCHOUAMENI
Arsenal are ready to launch a huge offer to snare Real Madrid midfielder Aurelien Tchouameni – much to Liverpool frustration.
The France midfielder moved to the Bernabeu last summer from Monaco in a deal worth £70.4m (€80m).
And the 23-year-old opted for a move to Los Blancos ahead of Liverpool, who had also pushed hard to sign the midfielder.
Tchouamemi has made an excellent start to life with Real, featuring in 32 games in all competitions.
However, he appears to have fallen down the pecking order in recent weeks with compatriot Eduardo Camavinga upsurping him in the side. And with Real Madrid ready to go all out for Jude Bellingham this summer, the prospect of Tchouameni leaving is emerging.
Liverpool will certainly be an option to sign him if Real do decide to sell.
However, reports in Spain claim it is Arsenal who are leading the charge. And the offer of Champions League football is almost certain to sway the deal their way.
Liverpool, by contrast, are facing a tough task in securing a top-four finish. And with potentially only Europa League football on offer, the Reds will likely miss out on signing the Frenchman.
Per the report, Arsenal will offer Real their money back for the star in order to seal the deal.
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MAN CITY PLOTTING HUGE MOVE TO SIGN BARCELONA SUPERSTAR
Manchester City are plotting to sign Barcelona star Ansu Fati this summer, according to a report.
The Spain winger is reportedly one of the players Barca are willing to offload in the wake of financial difficulties.
They need to raise €200m to meet with FFP regulations and amid sanction from La Liga. That has seen their chances of adding new signings put on ice and has also resulted in Gavi’s contract being downgraded making him a youth team player again instead.
Now Fati, previously a target for Manchester United, is on Manchester City’s radar.
Per Football Insider, Pep Guardiola is plotting to bring the Etihad this summer.
And the chances of a move to Manchester City have been raised following recent events. That’s after the 20-year-old’s father admitted his anger at his son’s lack of minutes this season under Xavi.
Barca brought in Raphinha in a £58m deal from Leeds last summer. And the Brazilian is now one of the first names on the teamsheet, much to Fati snr’s frustration.
“If it was up to me, I would take him [to another team]. As a dad, I am angry. Seeing Ansu play so little winds you up a little bit. And sometimes I think as a father, not a coach,” said his father.
And while Fati himself would prefer to fight for his place at Barcelona, the matter looks set to be taken out his hands.
He has been on the club’s books since the age of 10. But a big-money deal, reportedly in the region of £45m, will convince them to sell.
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