Paper Talk: Man Utd working on three blockbuster transfers that will have fans drooling

Date published: Monday 17th May 2021 8:20 - James Marshment

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Manchester United are working on three huge summer signings to take them to the next level, Martin Odegaard wants assurances from Arsenal, while Monday’s transfer gossip claims Leeds, Southampton and Burnley are chasing a Newcastle star.

KANE JUST THE START FOR MAN UTD

Manchester United are reportedly working hard to get three blockbuster transfers done this summer in a bid to push them towards Premier League glory next summer.

United still have work to do to secure runners-up spot this season to runaway leaders Man City. Damaging home defeats to Leicester and Liverpool in their last two games have left them exposed.

But, according to the Daily Express, work is already going on behind the scenes to make three huge signings this summer.

And despite the securing of Edinson Cavani to a new deal, they claim Harry Kane remains their No 1 target. As per the report, it’s believed this summer remains possibly their best chance to bring the Tottenham hot-shot to Old Trafford.

The striker has serious doubts over his future. And coupled with the global financial crisis, it’s thought United could yet sign him for a bargain price. That said, any deal would still set them back well over £100m!

In addition to Kane, the paper insists United remain very much on the trail for Jadon Sancho. It was reported over the weekend that they are preparing an initial £64.6m bid for the winger.

Furthermore, there appears a gentleman’s agreement between Dortmund and Sancho that he can move this summer for the right price.

And finally, it’s claimed United also have placed Raphael Varane as their top defensive target. The France stalwart looks set to leave Real Madrid with just 13 months left on his deal. He’s a long-term target for United and could cost around £60m.

United hope Varane could do for their defence what Ruben Dias has done for Man City.

LEEDS AMONG SUITORS FOR JACOB MURPHY

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Southampton, Leeds and Burnley are keeping a close eye on Jacob Murphy’s Newcastle future. (The Sun)

Manchester City have been told they can have Lionel Messi if they pay him £500,000-a-week after tax. (The Sun)

Liverpool are reconsidering a move for Borussia Dortmund and England forward Jadon Sancho, according to reports. (The Sun)

Lille star Sven Botman has admitted he would be “lying” if he claimed Manchester United’s interest doesn’t flatter him. (The Sun)

Crystal Palace hope to snap up Romanian centre-half Radu Dragusin from Juventus at the second attempt. (The Sun)

Borussia Dortmund are opening the door to Manchester United signing Jadon Sancho – but Erling Haaland is staying. (Daily Star)

ODEGAARD WANTS ARSENAL ASSURANCES

Arsenal have learned Martin Odegaard will “want assurances” before making his loan move permanent. (Daily Star)

Leicester’s FA Cup final hero Youri Tielemans is close to signing a new contract with Foxes. (Daily Telegraph)

Burnley have alleged that Ezgjan Alioski made a racist gesture to Dwight McNeil during the 4-0 defeat by Leeds United on Saturday. (The Times)

The government is considering an independent regulator for English football, according to Nigel Huddleston, the sports minister (The Times)


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AND MORE TRANSFER GOSSIP

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Willian looks likely to join David Luiz in exiting Arsenal this summer. (Daily Mail)

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane played down reports linking him with an exit from the club following his side’s 1-0 victory at Athletic Bilbao. (Daily Mail)

Harvey Elliott has returned to Liverpool training after a successful loan spell with Blackburn Rovers. (Daily Mirror)

Arsenal owner Stan Kroenke has again insisted they will not listen to any offers for the club. (Daily Mirror)

Aberdeen have rejected a £2m bid from Watford for Lewis Ferguson. (The Scottish Sun)

 

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