MAN UTD TO REVIVE GRIEZMANN CHASE
Manchester United could revive their chase of Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann, with the club struggling to reach a deal with Real Madrid for Alvaro Morata, according to Metro.
The complicated search for a striker has seen Jose Mourinho’s side linked with Griezmann, Morata and Everton’s Romelu Lukaku.
Lukaku looks set to join Chelsea, however, while Real’s desire to land David de Gea as part of the deal for Morata is a major stumbling block for United.
UNITED INCREASE MORATA OFFER
Manchester United have increased their offer to sign Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata to £60 million, according to The Guardian.
The Red Devils saw an initial bid of £52m rebuffed by the Spanish champions but remain hopeful of signing the former Juventus forward
MADRID WON’T BID FOR DE GEA
Real Madrid have decided against making an offer for Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea this summer, according to Marca.
United’s reported €75 million (£65.1m) asking price for De Gea has put Real off making a bid and they will instead keep faith with Keylor Navas, as well as monitoring the situation of Gianluigi Donnarumma at AC Milan.
MADRID REJECT MAN UTD’S MORATA BID
Manchester United’s approach for Alvaro Morata has been rejected by Real Madrid, according to Sky Sports.
The forward was subject to a bid worth £52.4 million (€60m) by the Red Devils, but that has fallen short of the European champion’s asking price of £78m.
MADRID BRACED FOR €180M RONALDO BID
Real Madrid will receive a bid for Cristiano Ronaldo worth €180 million, A Bola reports.
Several clubs have been linked with the Ballon d’Or winner, with Manchester United, Paris Saint-Germain and Monaco among the sides battling for the star. There is also interest from China.
UTD & CHELSEA EYE DYBALA
Manchester United and Chelsea are both showing an interest in signing Juventus forward Paulo Dybala, according to Mundo Deportivo.
United are set to miss out on signing Antoine Griezmann following Atletico Madrid’s failure to appeal their transfer ban, and see Dybala as a potential alternative.
Chelsea, meanwhile, remain concerened they could lose Eden Hazard to Real Madrid despite his recent ankle injury and could require a replacement.
MAN UTD MAKE £113M MBAPPE BID
Manchester United have launched a £113 million bid for Monaco sensation Kylian Mbappe, according to The Daily Mail.
The report claims that both Manchester City and Real Madrid are both also in the race to sign the 18-year-old forward, although he is apparently set to snub a move away and stay in France.
MAN UTD NAME DE GEA PRICE
Manchester United are willing to let David De Gea join Real Madrid in the summer, but only if the Spanish giants meet their £80 million valuation of the goalkeeper.
The Spain international was on the verge of leaving for the Spanish capital in 2015, but a move failed to transpire when the clubs ran out of time on deadline day.
Real remain interested, however, and the Daily Mail say the Red Devils are willing to sell for the right price.
VALENCIA TARGET HERRERA
Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera has emerged as a target for Valencia, according to the Sunday Mirror.
The Red Devils are unwilling to sell the 27-year-old, but Valencia could bid in excess of £30 million to try and force United’s hand.
ZLATAN’S MAN UTD CAREER OVER
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has played his last game for Manchester United, according to the Express.
The Swede’s 12-month deal expires on June 30 and following his ACL rupture in April, the Red Devils have informed Ibra that he will not be offered a new contract.
REAL MADRID OPEN TO SELLING BALE TO MAN UTD
Real Madrid are prepared to negotiate with Manchester United over the potential sale of Gareth Bale, according to The Independent.
Real are keen to sign a marquee forward this summer, with Chelsea’s Eden Hazard and Monaco’s Kylian Mbappe both targets, and may well sell Bale in order to fund a spending spree.
The Welshman is unlikely to come cheap, however, with any deal likely to cost United around £100 million.
MAN UTD TO UP PERISIC BID
Manchester United are ready to make a €52 million bid for Inter Milan winger Ivan Perisic, Gazzetta dello Sport report.
United are interested in adding some more dynamism to their front line and have already offered €30m for the Croatia international, but they are now ready to firm up their interest with a bigger, more serious bid.
MAN UTD MAKE LACAZETTE MOVE
Manchester United have made an approach for Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette, according to L’Equipe.
The France international was all set to join Atletico Madrid, but the Liga outfit’s failure to overturn their transfer ban has seen that move fall apart.
And now United have moved ahead of Borussia Dortmund and Arsenal in the race for the 26-year-old.
MAN UNITED REJECT €60M MADRID BID FOR DE GEA
Manchester United have rejected a €60 million bid from Real Madrid for their star goalkeeper David de Gea, according to Sky Sports News.
The Spain international has long been targeted at the Santiago Bernabeu, but United are reluctant to sell and have said no once more as the summer transfer window kicks into gear.
MOU’S SECRET MORATA TALKS
Jose Mourinho has been in personal contact with Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata, Spanish outlet OkDiario reports.
It has been suggested that Milan are current favourites to sign the 24-year-old with a €60m bid, but Mourinho has allegedly told the Spain international that he can ensure he becomes ‘the best number 9 in the world’ at Manchester United.
MAN UTD MONITORING BALE
Manchester United are keeping an eye on Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale, Mundo Deportivo reports .
Should the 27-year-old not start the Champions League final on Saturday, the Red Devils hope that will be an indication that Bale will be for sale this summer.
LINDELOF TO COST MAN UTD £52M
Manchester United have been told they will need to splash €60 million (£52m) to sign Benfica defender Victor Lindelof, according to A Bola.
Jose Mourinho’s men were believed to be close to signing the Swedish defender in the January transfer market but opted to wait until the summer to pursue the deal.
However, Benfica are insisting that United activate his contract clause if they want to sign him ahead of 2017-18, which could lead to a protracted transfer saga should they be unwilling to spend so much.
MAN UTD LEAD ROSE HUNT
Manchester United are leading the chase for Tottenham full-back Danny Rose, according to the Daily Mirror .
The England international has also been linked with Manchester City, but they are now closing in on a deal for Monaco’s Benjamin Mendy.
HERRERA TO REJECT BARCA
Ander Herrera will reject the advances of Barcelona to commit his future to Manchester United, according to The Telegraph .
New Barca manager Ernesto Valverde is keen to sign Herrera, whom he worked with at Athletic Bilbao, but the midfielder will instead sign fresh terms with the Red Devils.
DE GEA OUT, VARANE IN
Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has set Real Madrid an ultimatum regarding their pursuit of David De Gea, according to Diariogol , with the Portuguese demanding Raphael Varane as part of any deal.
Varane is seen as the natural successor to Sergio Ramos at the Bernabeu and the Spanish capital club have a big decision to make on who they deem more important to their long-term future.
STOKE PLOT ROONEY BID
Premier League side Stoke City are launching a shock bid for Manchester United record goalscorer Wayne Rooney, according to the Daily Mirror .
The striker’s high wages would be funded by the club’s sponsorship with Bet365 and the move has been masterminded by former Old Trafford forward Mark Hughes, who now manages Stoke City.
Rooney has already turned down a January move to China and is widely expected to be leaving Man Utd this summer.
MAN UTD WON’T PAY FOR PERISIC
Manchester United are €15 million short of Inter Milan’s asking price for Ivan Perisic, according to Calcio Mercato .
The Croatian midfielder is reportedly interested in leaving Serie A for Old Trafford, but the clubs cannot currently agree a suitable transfer fee. Inter want €55m for the 28-year-old, but Jose Mourinho’s side have made an offer of just €40m for Perisic.
UTD & CHELSEA IN LUKAKU BATTLE
Everton striker Romelu Lukaku is at the heart of a heated transfer battle between Manchester United and Chelsea, Express reports.
The report suggests Chelsea had banked on freeing up funds by selling Diego Costa to a Chinese Super League Club, but the Spain international has made it clear that he will only move to Atletico Madrid if he is forced out of Stamford Bridge.
For Man Utd’s part, the revelation that Antoine Griezmann will not leave Atletico Madrid is sure to up the Red Devils’ interest in the Belgian.
ARSENAL LEADING BELOTTI PACK
Arsenal are interested in signing Andrea Belotti from Torino, according to The Sun , but will face competition from Chelsea and Manchester United.
The report claims the Gunners have registered the most interest in the 23-year-old goal machine, but with Man Utd and Chelsea also both hopeful of landing Romelu Lukaku, Arsenal could face a last-ditch battle for Belotti with whoever misses out on the Belgian.
MOURINHO DESPERATE TO SEAL KEANE DEAL
Jose Mourinho has urged the Manchester United board to act as fast as possible in completing the signing of Michael Keane, reports the Daily Mail .
The Burnley man is one of the Premier League’s highest-rated young defenders, and with precious few resources at the back Mourinho has set a £24 million deal as a priority this summer.
ZLATAN RULES OUT MLS MOVE
Zlatan Ibrahimovic is not contemplating a move to Major League Soccer and is determined to stay at Manchester United, according to the Daily Mail .
Ibra is currently a long-term injury absence at Old Trafford after rupturing his cruciate ligaments, and will be out of contract in June.
Despite reports linking him to MLS, the veteran striker is training non-stop in order to return at full strength towards the end of 2017 and wants to take up a one-year contract extension.
EVERTON CHIEFS DIVIDED OVER ROONEY TRANSFER
An internal dispute at Everton over a possible bid for Wayne Rooney could scupper his hopes of returning to his boyhood club, according to the Mirror .
Rooney began his career at Goodison Park as a teenager before moving to Manchester United, and remains a Toffees fan.
But not everybody at the Merseyside club is convinced his return would be a sound move, leaving the star in limbo amid further interest from the Premier League as well as MLS and China.
ROMA & MAN UNITED BATTLE OVER LINDELOF
Benfica’s Victor Lindelof is set to be the centre of a fierce bidding war this summer between two Champions League contenders, according to the Mirror .
The defender has long been linked with Manchester United, after a fine season in Portugal helped Benfica retain the Primeira Liga once more.
But they could face competition from Roma, who made the European competition due to their Serie A performance and will be looking to bolster their squad.
JAMES TO SNUB INTER
James Rodriguez wants to leave Real Madrid for Manchester United instead of Inter, but the two sides are unable to reach an agreement on a fee, Diariogol reports.
Inter are willing to pay the €60 million necessary to sign him but United will not go higher than €40m. The report claims James will not budge on his preferred destination and is willing to stay at Madrid for another year if a move to Old Trafford does not materialise.
MOURINHO KEEN ON LUCAS
Jose Mourinho hopes to sign a right winger this summer and has turned his attention to Paris Saint-Germain’s Lucas Moura, according to SportWitness .
The Manchester United boss is ready to lead the Red Devils’ second bid to sign the Brazilian due to the difficulty of luring Willian away from rivals Chelsea.
ROONEY SET FOR CSL MOVE
Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney is set for a lucrative move to the Chinese Premier League this summer, according to the Daily Mirror .
The England international has regularly been linked with the Far East in recent months is now said to have decided to cash in and end his time in the Premier League.
BARCA TARGET HERRERA
Barcelona are targeting a summer move for Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera, according to Sport .
Incoming Barca boss Ernesto Valverde worked with Herrera at Athletic Bilbao and is keen to add some steel to his new side’s midfield.
Herrera has just one year left on his current contract at Old Trafford, and the Blaugrana are hopeful they can convince him not to sign a new deal.
JUVENTUS ENTER RENATO SANCHES RACE
Juventus are ready to hijack Manchester United’s bid to sign Renato Sanches from Bayern Munich, report The Sun .
The young midfielder made just six starts this season and United are ready to launch another charm offensive as they bid to land the player they missed out on last summer.
Juventus, however, are also interested in securing his signature, and are ready to spend big as they look to become one of the most dominant forces in Europe.
SPURS & MAN UTD EYE COSTA
Tottenham and Manchester United are both interested in signing Douglas Costa from Bayern Munich, according to La Stampa via Calciomercato .
Juventus have opened the bidding for the winger, offering €25 million, but both Spurs and United are also monitoring developments and could yet rival the Old Lady for Costa’s signature.
RASHFORD TO NET PAY RISE
Marcus Rashford will net another £10,000 pay rise to his Manchester United contract this summer, according to the Sun .
The young striker signed a new deal last year which sees him bag incremental increases to his wages throughout its four-year term.
BARKLEY SET TO LEAVE EVERTON
Ross Barkley is set to leave Everton after failing to meet the deadline Ronald Koeman imposed for making a decision on his future, according to the Daily Mirror .
Tottenham and Manchester United are both interested in the midfielder, who is yet to sign a club-record deal worth £100,000 a week that the Toffees have put on the table.