FRENKIE DE JONG DEAL CLOSED FOR MAN UTD
Manchester United are finally close to striking a deal to sign Frenkie de Jong after he was said to have backed away from Barcelona’s demands.
The quest to bring the Dutch midfielder to Old Trafford has been going on for several weeks. He has been identified as a priority signing by Eric Ten Hag as he looks to bring in reinforcements in midfield.
This need has intensified after confirming the departures of Paul Pogba, Nemanja Matic, Juan Mata and Jesse Lingard.
However, reaching an agreement with Barcelona was not easy at all. In fact, United CEO Richard Arnold lifted the lid on the reasons behind the delay.
To that end, Barcelona have always made it clear that De Jong’s £73.8m (€86m) valuation has no room for negotiation.
That did not stop United from trying to close the deal by offering a series of incentives and additions to make up the shortfall. To that end, their offer of 51.5 million pounds (60 million euros) plus add-ons was not enough.
In fact, Barcelona is still holding fast, insisting that they want the entire fee as a guarantee up front.
Now, according to as such Those talks are finally coming to a close, with United agreeing to Barcelona’s demands.
Barcelona now wants to close the deal before June 30 in order to comply with FFP regulations by July 1.
as such, El Chiringuito TV He claims the deal is now “90 per cent done” with final negotiations likely to conclude this week.
Ten Hag wants a new defender after Frenkie de Jong
With a deal with De Jong poised to come to fruition, Ten Hag is reported to be turning his focus to signing a new defender.
right Now daily Mail He claims the United manager has made a shortlist of three names.
They claim two Ajax players make up that list, with Jurrien Timber their number one target.
Manchester United You could potentially pay up to £40m for the 20-year-old defender.
If they fail to land him, Pau Torres is said to be next in line.
Eric Ten Hag expects Frenkie de Jong to complete Manchester United transfer
Manchester United boss Frenkie de Jong expects to complete his move from Barcelona this summer, but why?
The Villarreal defender held talks with United last summer, only to sign Raphael Varane instead. He remains an important player, although his wages are likely to approach the £50m mark.
Finally, Ten Hag is also considering a move for Lisandro Martinez, who has also shone under Ten Hag at Ajax.
The Argentina international is also on Arsenal’s shopping list.
Ravenha waits for Barcelona while Tottenham moves
Ravenha has no intention of signing for Arsenal this summer, despite their offer and they will wait until they move to Barcelona. (dem)
However, Tottenham are ready to make a competitive bid for the Brazilian who will come close to Leeds’ asking price of £50m. (sports)
Newcastle are ready to launch a massive bid to sign Jules Conde and snatch him from under Chelsea’s noses. (Mundo Deportivo)
In turn, Chelsea are turning their attention to Matthijs de Ligt and believe he can defeat the Juventus defender. (Calcircato)
Everton are looking to beat the likes of Paris Saint-Germain, Barcelona and Genoa to sign young Vasco da Gama and Andre Santos. (Le10 Sport)
Arsenal and Newcastle continue to chase Fabian Ruiz amid allegations he will be sold by Napoli this summer. (Corriere dello Sport)
Marco Asensio Jacob to transfer Liverpool again
Marco Asensio would rather move to Milan than Liverpool if the Spanish winger left Real Madrid this summer. (dem)
Eintracht Frankfurt full-back Philip Kostik has emerged as a key target for Juventus as they look to beat Tottenham Hotspur. (Mundo Deportivo)
Inter Milan plan to sell AC Milan Skriniar to Paris Saint-Germain for 55.6 million pounds (65 million euros) before landing Gleeson Bremer for 34.3 million pounds (40 million euros). (Sport Italia)
Edinson Cavani is offering his services to Rayo Vallecano as he looks for a way out of Manchester United this summer. (dem)
AC Milan is turning its focus to Sassuolo’s Hamed Junior Traore, with Renato Sanchez demanding a signing with Paris Saint-Germain. (Gazzetta dello Sport)
Sadio Mane admitted that it was easy to leave Liverpool once he learned of Bayern Munich’s intentions to sign him this summer. (Build)
RUDIGER DEAL WILL SEE NACHO DEPART Real Madrid
Roma and Inter Milan are trying to persuade Real Madrid to sell Nacho Fernandez after Los Blancos’ deal to sign Antonio Rudiger. (Mundo Deportivo)
Valencia midfielder Goncalo Guedes is asking to leave so he can finish moving to Roma. (Sport Italia)
Milan stand ready to pinch the signing of Paulo Dybala from under Inter’s noses, as Spurs are reportedly still keen. (Gazzetta dello Sport)
PSG CEO Nasser Al-Khelaifi insists they are not looking to appoint Zinedine Zidane as their new manager this summer. (GFFN)
Chelsea are seeking a deal with Raheem Sterling after growing frustrated with Ousmane Dembele’s delay in finishing the move. (sports)
Manchester United are preparing an improved bid to bring striker Evanelson to Old Trafford with the help of Jorge Mendes.. (Journal de Notícias)
WEST HAM FLOP is ready to score for Borussia Dortmund
Borussia Dortmund are wrapping up their £31m takeover of Ajax striker Sebastian Haller as they continue to bolster their attack. (ESPN)
Fiorentina is in talks with Real Madrid over a deal to sign Luka Jovic on loan for one season. (Fabrizio Romano)
PSV Eindhoven is working on a deal to bring Luc de Jong back to the Netherlands from Barcelona. (sports)
Axel Witsel is ready to sign Atletico Madrid as a free agent from Borussia Dortmund this summer. (Mundo Deportivo)
Robert Lewandowski insists he wants to leave Bayern Munich this summer despite sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic’s desperate pleas for him to stay. (Sky Dutchsland)
Emerson Royal’s agent claims the defender has held talks with Atletico Madrid – but refuses to say whether his client will be leaving Tottenham.. (dem)