Inter Milan Set to lure £9m loan bid for Romelu Lukaku from Manchester United
Inter Milan are preparing a £9m offer to sign Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku on a two-year loan deal.
The deal would also include an option to buy the Belgium international for another £54m on a permanent basis.
Lukaku’s agent Federico Pastorello travel to Milan on Tuesday for talks with the club, who will be free to sign players on June 30 when they are released by UEFA from a Financial Fair Play (FFP) settlement agreement.
Wan-Bissaka Completed Man Utd Medical ahead of Friday announcement
Aaron Wan-Bissaka has completed his medical, and Man Utd are set for official announcement Sky Sports News source.
The 21-year-old defender left his hotel on Thursday morning to travel to Carrington in order to complete his medical ahead of his proposed move to United.
Wan-Bissaka’s fee is expected to be £45m plus £5m in add-ons, which are understood to be based on appearances.
Wan-Bissaka is expected to sign a long-term contract at Old Trafford and would become Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s second signing of the summer, following the acquisition of Daniel James from Swansea earlier in the season and will make him one of the costly player in Man Utd book.
Tottenham agree on a £65m deal with Lyon for Tanguy Ndombel
Tottenham have agreed to pay a club-record fee of around £65m for Lyon midfielder Tanguy Ndombele, Sky Sports source
The 22-year-old France international will sign a five-year deal and is due to undergo a medical in the next 48 hours. Tottenham have won the race for Ndombele who was also a target for other European top teams, the like of Liverpool, man city, Man Utd, etc
Liverpool sell Rafael Camacho to Sporting Clube de Portugal
Liverpool has completed the sale of youth-team player Rafael Camacho to Sporting Clube de Portugal for a fee in a region of £5m after completing the signing of Sepp van de Berg from Pec Zwolle.
The 19-year-old, who made only two senior appearances for the club in the FA Cup at Wolves and at home to Crystal Palace, had turned down the offer of a new contract.
Camacho has returned to his homeland after he refused to speak to Wolves, Schalke, and AC Milan because of concerns over game time, Liverpool then wanted to loan him out this season with the risk of losing the player for £270,000 compensation next summer.
Sepp van den Berg is the Reds’ first signing of the summer transfer window, the 17-year-old having sealed his £1.3million (€1.5m) switch from PEC Zwolle which they described as the new Virgil
Van den Berg was linked to Sampdoria bid £1.8m ($2.2m) for him in January, while this summer he was chased by Dutch champion Ajax, PSV Eindhoven as well as German champions Bayern Munich.
Van den Berg chose Liverpool, though. The work of sporting director Michael Edwards, head of recruitment Dave Fallows and, in particular, chief scout Barry Hunter was key, both in identifying the player as somebody with the potential to play first-team football at Anfield and then in convincing him that Merseyside was the place to be. They pressed home the idea that there is a genuine pathway for young players under Klopp, who is not the type of manager to stockpile players. The Reds, he was told, only sign those they believe have the potential to play for their first team.
Schalke goalkeeper Ralf Fahrmann a top target for Norwich City
Norwich is considering making an approach to Schalke for their top transfer target goalkeeper Ralf Fahrmann to provide competition to Krul.
The Canaries are understood to be searching for a goalkeeper to provide competition for Tim Krul after the Dutchman signed a new long term deal at Carrow Road following their promotion to the Premier League.
Manchester United to meet Sporting midfielder Bruno Fernandes’ agent
Manchester United are set to meet with the agent of Sporting midfielder Bruno Fernandes in an attempt to secure a £70m deal for the 24-year-old after being link with the player for several weeks
Manchester City transfer update
Manchester City linked Leicester defender-Maguire
The latest players Man City have been linked with…
Harry Maguire – Man City and Man United have told Leicester they are prepared to pay £65m for the England defender, Sky Sports News understands (June 26). The Leicester center back is set to seal an £80m switch to City, who will pay the England international £280,000-a-week to move to the Etihad (Mirror, June 24). If City succeeds in persuading the defender to come to the Etihad, Leicester will demand a fee that will match or exceed the £75m that Liverpool paid for Virgil van Dijk (Observer, June 23). Meanwhile, City look to have beaten United to the signing by penciling his medical into the diary (Daily Star, June 20); Leicester’s £90m valuation has put a hold on the England defender’s proposed transfer to City (Daily Mail, June 14); City have made the England defender their top target to replace Vincent Kompany this summer. (Manchester Evening News, June 7); while ‘United have asked Leicester about Maguire but believe the England international wants to join City’ (Daily Mail, June 7).
Atletico Madrid midfielder Rodri has rejected Bayern Munich in favor of City (Kicker, June 21); City are hoping for a positive response from the player after he asked for time to consider a £62m switch (Daily Mail, June 16); Bayern are also interested in the deal for the city target Rodri (SportBild, June 8); At City, The Atletico midfielder is seen to be the ideal long-term replacement for Fernandinho – and has a release clause of around £60m, (Sky Sports News, May 31).
Juventus sporting director Fabio Paratici has been in London to negotiate with City over the sale of Portugal full back (Daily Mail, June 27). City is on the verge of a deal for Cancelo – who will target Spurs’ Kieran Trippier as his replacement. (The Times, June 16); An agreement is in place that would see Juventus defender Cancelo become City’s first signing of the summer. (Gazzetta Dello Sport, June 15); The 24-year-old is expected to cost in excess of £50m. (The Record, May 23).
David Silva announces his final season at Etihad Stadium. David Silva has made Pep Guardiola even keener to sign Real Madrid’s Isco as the Spaniard’s successor. City would have to pay £72m (Marca, June 27).
Man City, Liverpool, and Juventus will go head to head to sign the Napoli center back Kalidou Koulibaly (Tuttosport, June 22).
Man City are interested in signing the Leicester playmaker James Maddison, who is valued at £60m. They could face competition from Manchester United, Liverpool and Tottenham for the services of the English start (Daily Star, June 5).
Man city has the Real Madrid Llorente on a three-man shortlist as they look to solve their ongoing search for a holding midfielder (Sky Sports News, May 31).
Joao Felix – City are willing to buy Felix and loan him back to Benfica next season in a bid to help them win the race to sign the £105m-rated striker (Daily Mirror, June 16); City will offer Felix a £5.5m-a-year contract (Record, June 9); City and rivals United are reportedly locked in a £120m battle for the youngster (Daily Express, June 4); City are interested in signing Benfica’s 19-year-old attacking midfielder, Sky Sports News understands (Sky Sports News, May 7).
Houssem Aouar – The Lyon midfielder has admitted he would be interested in playing under City manager Guardiola (Sky Sports News, May 27).
Patrick Vieira willing to speak to Newcastle over manager’s job
Patrick Vieira makes it clear that he could be happy to return to the premier league to manage Newcastle after Rafa Step down as their head coach.
- Patrick Vieira would be willing to speak to Newcastle as he plots a path back to the Premier League.
- Nathan Redmond is set to be rewarded with a bumper new contract at Southampton despite signing a five-year deal in 2016.
- Pep Guardiola has put Manchester City on alert after revealing he wants to return to Barcelona ‘sooner or take a break
- Mesut Ozil is set to stay at Arsenal next season as the club’s plan to offload their top earner stalls.