Manchester United are reportedly ready to make a record move for French international defender Raphael Varane ahead of the upcoming transfer window scheduled to start as from January 1.
Raphael Varane plays his club football for Champions League holders Real Madrid at the moment.
The 25-year-old was part of the Real Madrid side that won three successive Champions League titles under the guidance of France football legend Zinedine Zidane.
He was also an integral member of the France squad that won a second World Cup title this summer.
Varane and the French team won the 2018 FIFA World Cup tournament in Russia via a 4-2 victory over surprise finalists Croatia in their final clash in Moscow.
According to the report from London Evening Standard via Daily Star, Manchester United chief executive, Ed Woodward is ready to make Raphael Varane the most expensive defender in the history of world football.
Liverpool star Virgil Van Dijk currently holds the record after the Reds paid Southampton £75m to secure his services in January.
Woodward would have to pay more than that transfer fee for Varane who has a Real Madrid contract that does not expire until 2022.
Manchester United are in need of defensive reinforcements after their poor start to the season.
The Red Devils have been able to keep just two clean sheets in 13 Premier League games this term.
Chelsea transfer target admits EPL dream
West London outfit Chelsea have received a boost in their choice of German Bundesliga outfit Eintracht Frankfurt star Luka Jovic as a summer transfer target.
Luka Jovic has been in form for the German Bundesliga outfit this season, having scored a total of 25 goals this season, with two of the goals coming against the West London outfit in the semi-final of the Europa League.
The quality of Luka Jovic was evident to the Blues team when they faced his side in the Europa League game. He is a strong attacker who has an eye for goals.
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Luka Jovic has been on the wish list of the Blues team for a very long time and a deal is suspected to go down as soon as possible, after claiming that he would like to have another experience in other European leagues.
However, Chelsea will have the opportunity to land their start target if the transfer ban on the club would be lifted.
Confirmed: Man Utd Target Told He Can Leave Bayern
Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness has told out-of-favour defender Jerome Boateng that he can leave the club this summer.
In an interview monitored by German newspaper SportBild, Ulises Hoeness adviser Bayern Munich defender Boateng to seek an exit in his quest for regular first-team football.
Jerome Boateng struggled for game time at Bayern Munich under manager Niko Kovac who preferred the centre back partnership of Niklas Sule and Mats Hummels for the majority of their games this season.
Niko Kovac led German Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich to a domestic double with Sule and Hummels as his first choice centre back partnership.
Jerome Boateng provided two assists in 20 league games enroute to a seventh successive German Bundesliga title for Bayern Munich.
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The Bavarian giants sealed the league title on the final day of the season with the 5-0 thrashing of Europa League semifinalists Eintracht Frankfurt at home.
Bayern Munich finished just two points ahead of nearest challengers and rivals Borussia Dortmund on the league table.
Jerome Boateng also made three appearances in the German Cup which Bayern won by beating fellow top flight club RB Leipzig 3-0 in the final played on Saturday.
The 30-year-old German centre back was linked with a move to Manchester United at the start of the just concluded season but he opted to stay with Bayern Munich.
Manchester United are desperately in need of a new defender and they could resurrect their interest in him this summer.
Revealed: Man City Join £40m Race To Sign Arsenal Target
Premier League champions Manchester City have reportedly joined the race to sign highly rated AS Monaco midfielder Youri Tielemans.
This is according to the publication from the stables of popular English news outlet The Sun.
French giants Monaco are open to the sale of the Belgian international player whom they have slapped a £40m price tag on.
Youri Tielemans was one of the best players for Monaco as they battled relegation during the first half of the just concluded season before he joined Leicester City on loan for the remainder of the season.
The 22-year-old spent the second half of the season with the Foxes after joining them on loan from French Ligue 1 giants AS Monaco during the winter transfer window.
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Youri Tielemans was linked with a loan move to other Premier League sides like Manchester United and Arsenal before the Foxes swooped for him.
He went on to impress for Leicester City during his short-term loan spell.
Youri Tielemans scored three goals and also provided four assists for Leicester City in 13 games in the Premier League.
He could be the direct replacement for Ilkay Gundogan at Manchester City with the future of the German international midfielder in serious doubt after helping the Citizens to an unprecedented treble.
Gundogan has one year left on his Manchester City contract at the moment.
Manchester United Switch Attention To Benfica Star After Koulibaly Snub
Premier League giants Manchester United have reportedly turned their attention to Benfica defender Ruben Dias after they were frustrated in their attempt to sign Kalidou Koulibaly from Italian Serie A giants Napoli.
This is according to the publication from popular English news outlet Daily Mirror which revealed that the Red Devils have moved their attention to Ruben Dias who’s a more realistic option than Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly.
It was revealed that Napoli have slapped an asking price of £150m as they attempt to rebuff potential suitors like Manchester United.
The Red Devils are not the only ones interested in the aforementioned Koulibaly.
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Major European clubs like Real Madrid and Barcelona have also been mentioned as potential transfer destinations for the Senegalese international centre back.
Recent reports claimed that Spanish La Liga giants Real Madrid have made a £79m bid for Koulibaly and it remains to be seen whether Napoli will buckle under the pressure from the Los Merengues.
Ruben Dias is the alternative to Kalidou Koulibaly for Manchester United who are in the market for a new centre back after the poor defensive showings of the just concluded season.
Manchester United had one of the worst defensive records in the Premier League after conceding 54 goals in 38 games.
Elseid Hysaj awaits Sarri decision to determine transfer
Latest reports have claimed that the Italian Serie A outfit Napoli star Elseid Hysaj seeks to leave Naples in this summer transfer window with his bags already packed but he has got limited options.
Italian Serie A outfit Inter Milan were earlier interested in the signature of the star player but their interest seems to have cooled off and a deal stalled which makes the West London outfit Chelsea as the only possible destination for him.
However, Elseid Hysaj’s possible move to the West London outfit Chelsea largely depends on the future of manager Maurizio Sarri at Stamford Bridge, knowing that a deal might not be possible if the Italian boss is sacked.
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There have been speculations that the former Napoli boss would be sacked by the Blues’ owner if he fails to deliver the Europa League finals title against Arsenal later in the week.
Elseid Hysaj has got a good relationship with the Blues boss as they had worked together in the past which is a basis for their wish to work together again.
However, Elseid Hysaj has ‘only Sarri left’ as he wants out from Serie A but that will not happen if the Blues boss is sacked.
Juventus won’t stop Man United transfer move for £88m playmaker
It has been reported by the Italian Serie A outfit Juventus will not stop the transfer of their star player Paulo Dybala to English Premier League outfit Man United ahead of the coming summer transfer window.
The Red Devils have been linked with the signature of the Juventus man and the club are willing to let go of him with the hope that they can be able to beat Real Madrid for the signature of their former player.
Paul Pogba remains the center of all of the speculations regarding Paulo Dybala as the Red Devils are hoping to secure the Juventus man as a replacement should they part ways with the World Cup winner.
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The France international has not hidden his wish to quit Man United after publicly declaring that he would love to work under football legend Zinedine Zidane at Real Madrid and it is claimed that he has been working with his agent to have a deal sealed.
However, the Red Devils have begun preparation for the signature of a replacement for the former Juventus star midfielder as they are in doubt to keep him with the speculations over his move increasing by the day.
Manchester United Ruled Out Of De Ligt Race
Premier League giants Manchester United have reportedly been ruled out of the race to sign highly rated Ajax Amsterdam defender Matthijs De Ligt during this summer’s transfer window.
According to Sky Sports sources, De Ligt won’t be joining Manchester United this summer.
It was revealed that the player’s head has been turned by the advances from Barcelona.
The new development leaves the Spanish champions as the clear favourites in the race to sign the Dutch international centre back.
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Earlier reports had claimed that Manchester United are edging closer to a deal after offering the player a lucrative contract in the attempt to lure him to the Premier League.
The Red Devils were said to have offered the player around £350,000 on a weekly basis in addition to a £70m transfer fee.
Matthijs De Ligt has set his sights on linking up with international teammate Frenkie De Jong at Barcelona this summer.
Both players are on the books of Ajax but De Jong has already sealed a move to the Catalan giants as at January and he’s expected to join them this summer.
Matthijs De Ligt was instrumental to the double domestic feat achieved at Ajax Amsterdam this season in addition to reaching the Champions League semifinals.
Real Madrid to try lock on Virgil Van Dijk
Spanish La Liga outfit Real Madrid are making efforts to try their luck on Liverpool star defender, Virgil Van Dijk as they seek to snap him up in the coming summer transfer window.
It has been reported that the Spanish outfit are set to lose their star defender Sergio Ramos as he is already been linked away from the club.
It is, therefore, claimed that should he leave the club, the La Liga giants will make efforts to snap up Vigil Van Dijk as a replacement.
Virgil Van Dijk has been impressive since he joined Liverpool from Southampton. He has been able to give manager Jurgen Klopp’s team a solid defence as they recorded the highest number of clean sheets with just a defeat in the entire English Premier League season.
However, two English Premier League outfits Liverpool and Man United are already being linked to secure the signature of the Legendary central defender.
It is therefore unsure if the Merseyside outfit will want to part ways with the former Southampton Defender especially now that manager Jurgen Klopp has vowed that he will not allow any of his player to move away from the club in this summer transfer window.
Liverpool preparing bid for Diego Llorente
English Premier League outfit Liverpool have already indicated interest in the signature of Spanish La Liga outfit Atletico Madrid defender Diego Llorente and they are reportedly preparing an offer for him ahead of the summer transfer window.
The latest report claims that the Reds team are already preparing the sum of €25 million which is expected to be accepted by the Spanish La Liga side.
The Merseyside outfit have got one of the best defence in entire Europe with the former Southampton defender Virgil Van Dijk and Joe Gomez but there is a need to strengthen ahead of the coming summer transfer window.
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Reports claim that Diego Llorente is likely to leave the club for a new challenge in the English Premier League and manager Jurgen Klopp is interested in working with him so as to challenge for the English Premier League title against Man City.
Meanwhile, the wait continues for Liverpool as they lost out of the English Premier League title again this season with a point behind Man City – they have not won the domestic league since 1989.
However, there are claims the contract talks could stall as a result of failure to agree on personal terms between the two parties.
Liverpool expected to sign Joao Pedro this summer
English Premier outfit Liverpool are reported to have confirmed the availability of Fluminense forward Joao Pedro ahead of the summer transfer window.
It has been reported that English Premier League outfit Watford are close to confirming the signing of the 17-year-old attacker who is said to be available for the sum of £2 million.
However, the Reds team have been handed a major boost as they are told that they still stand a chance to win the signature of Joao Pedro should they submit an offer as soon as the summer transfer window is opened.
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The available report claims that Joao Pedro is expected to join the Hornets in January 2020 and that can be hijacked by Liverpool in this summer transfer window.
Liverpool are reported to have watched the youngster in action and are convinced about his quality to help the team’s attack.
Pedro is also regarded as a player that can help Liverpool in the future as he is still young and has a lot of potentials to showcase.
With England international Daniel Sturridge set to leave the club, he could be replaced by the South American in the attack with the hope getting a first team shot.
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