Manchester United have opened talks over a deal to sign a Bayern Munich midfielder, while Chelsea are prepared to pay £27million for a new goalkeeper, according to Thursday’s paper gossip.
MAN UTD CLOSING IN ON TOLISSO DEAL
Manchester United have reportedly opened talks to sign Bayern Munich midfielder Corentin Tolisso.
The Red Devils are said to be gearing up for a busy summer transfer window, with Ed Woodward willing to back Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in the market.
And according to RMC Sport, as cited by the Daily Express, United could make Tolisso their first summer signing.
The report states that United have opened talks with the France international’s representatives over a deal, although Bayern are demanding at least £30million for the 25-year-old – despite the player starting just seven Bundesliga games this season.
RMC Sport adds that United face major competition from Inter Milan for the midfielder, with the Italian giants also ready for a summer spending spree.
As for other targets, the Red Devils continue to chase Jadon Sancho, despite Borussia Dortmund demanding £115m for the England winger, while Aston Villa’s star Jack Grealish and Birmingham City midfielder Jude Bellingham remain on their radar.
Solskjaer reportedly wants three major signings at the end of the season to compete for the Premier League title next time out.
AND MORE GOSSIP
Everton and Tottenham are looking to sign Kurt Zouma from Chelsea (Daily Express)
Manchester United may opt to pursue Barcelona ace Ansu Fati instead of Jadon Sancho because the deal would be cheaper overall (Daily Express)
Leicester have identified Southampton’s England defender Ryan Bertrand as the man they want if Ben Chilwell leaves for Chelsea (Daily Express)
The FA have dismissed a claim made by Shrewsbury Town against Liverpool and Jurgen Klopp over “ruining” the FA Cup tie between the two sides earlier this season (Daily Mirror)
Arsenal target Orkun Kokcu has admitted his agent is ‘busy’ as speculation mounts over a summer move to the Emirates for the Feyenoord midfielder (Daily Mirror)
Borussia Dortmund have admitted they are losing patience with their £115m rated England star Jadon Sancho (The Sun)
Bournemouth’s out-of-contract quartet Charlie Daniels, Simon Francis, Artur Boruc and Andrew Surman are all set to sign extensions to complete the season, but key man Ryan Fraser at this stage is not expected to follow suit (The Sun)
Andre Onana is set to join Chelsea or PSG this summer, with the Blues willing to splash £27m on the Ajax star (The Sun)
Stoke are in panic mode over boss Michael O’Neill’s Covid-19 diagnosis – with three of their players about to become dads (The Sun)
Real Madrid are set to join the race for Bayer Leverkusen wonderkid Kai Havertz amid Chelsea’s interest in the £70m-rated midfielder (Daily Mail)
Premier League clubs may give a nod to Black Lives Matter on their shirts and will hold a minute’s silence in honour of the NHS when football returns next week (Daily Mail)
EFL clubs are on a collision course with the PFA over plans to introduce salary caps next season, which the players’ union will vociferously oppose (Daily Mail)
Bayer Leverkusen sporting director Rudi Voller says the club “haven’t given up hope” that Kai Havertz will ignore interest from Chelsea and Manchester United to stay with them next season (Daily Star)
Jurgen Klopp could have his head turned by Bayern Munich, says former Liverpool star Steve McManaman (Daily Star)
Cristiano Ronaldo could leave Juventus this summer as the Serie A club look to ease their financial burden amid the coronavirus pandemic (Daily Star)
Manchester United have held a series of talks with the agent of Monaco forward Wissam Ben Yedder ahead of a potential summer move, according to reports (MEN)
Newcastle are being linked with a move for £8m rated Le Havre left back Umut Meras (Newcastle Chronicle)
Juventus may ask for Everton left-back Lucas Digne in a swap deal if the Blues follow up their reported interest in Adrien Rabiot, according to latest reports in Italy (Liverpool Echo)
Scottish football will be given one final chance to force through league reconstruction in a take it leave it offer from the SPFL board as an 11th hour revamp of the current four tier set-up could still be rushed through in time to save Hearts from the drop (Daily Record)
Dundee United are set to attempt to steal a march on Hibs by making the first move for Dunfermline striker Kevin Nisbet (Daily Record)
Rangers have failed in their league reconstruction bid to include Old Firm colt teams (Scottish Sun)