Manchester United will reportedly switch attention to Real Madrid attacker Gareth Bale if they can’t sign Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund this summer.
According to the Daily Star, Bale is expected to leave Real Madrid this summer after growing frustrated with his lack of match action in the Spanish capital and Manchester United could be his next destination.
Gareth Bale was previously targeted by Manchester United but the Red Devils were not able to sign him. The Welsh international opted to join Real Madrid ahead of Manchester United in the summer of 2013 for a then world-record fee of £85m.
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Manchester United and former manager Jose Mourinho wanted to sign Bale in 2017 but the player decided to stay at Real Madrid.
Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho is the long-term target for Manchester United these days but they have not been able to reach the £108m asking price for the England international.
For Bale, Real Madrid will let him go according to the report mentioned above if they can get just £15m. He has two years left on his existing deal at the Estadio Santiago Bernebeu.
He earns around £600,000 on a weekly basis and Real Madrid are ready to foot half of the salary for him to join the Red Devils.
Lyon Set New Reduced Price For Aouar As Arsenal Close In On Deal
French Ligue 1 team Lyon have reportedly set a new reduced price for their prized asset, Houssem Aouar as per the reports from the media.
Arsenal are the only club to make an offer for the Frenchman with Lyon keen to sell him to raise funds amidst the financial hit taken as a result of the Coronavirus Pandemic.
The specific report from ESPN stated that Lyon have been forced to lower their asking price for Aouar from £55m to between £36m and £41m.
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The latest Arsenal bid of £32m was also reported though the offer is expected to be turned down by Lyon. The transfer is very much on as the Gunners are a few millions away from the new asking price set by the former French champions.
Arsenal had earlier made an offer for Houssem Aouar in July and it was rejected. Young Gunners midfielder Matteo Guendouzi plus cash was first offered by the North London club for the Lyon skipper before the new bid of £32m lodged earlier this week.
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has been the one championing the bid for Houssem Aouar and the player is also ready to sign for the Gunners in the absence of bids from other big European clubs.
EPL: In-demand Brewster Closing In On Anfield Exit
Premier League champions Liverpool are set to lose the services of young striker Rhian Brewster as the England junior international is expected to leave before the transfer market shuts.
Independent revealed that fellow Premier League side Sheffield United are leading the race to sign Brewster and that Blades boss Chris Wilder has already held discussions with his Liverpool counterpart Jurgen Klopp over the player.
Crystal Palace and Brighton and Hove Albion are the other Premier League sides keen to sign Rhian Brewster whom Liverpool have placed a £25m transfer fee on his head.
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The Reds sent Rhian Brewster on loan to Swansea City during the second half of the last campaign and the striker showed his quality with 10 goals in 20 appearances for the Welsh team.
His goals fired Swansea City into the Championship playoffs before they were eliminated in the semi-finals by Brentford.
Rhian Brewster continued that form into this season as he scored twice in the first friendly game played by the Reds vs Red Bull Salzburg.
The young attacker is available for a transfer following the arrival of Diogo Jota last week.
Jota, 23, is ahead of Rhian Brewster in the attacking positions after his multi-million pounds move from Wolves.
EPL: Centre-back Refuses To Rule Out Premier League Move Amidst Man United Transfer Rumours
RB Leipzig centre back Dayot Upamecano has refused to rule out a transfer out of his German club despite signing a new contract at the end of last season.
Manchester United are reportedly eyeing a move for the 21-year-old defender who told French news portal Telefoot that anything can happen in a football season when he was asked about a potential transfer.
French international Upamecano was linked with Arsenal, Bayern Munich and a lot of other clubs earlier this year before he penned a new deal at RB Leipzig at the end of a successful Champions League campaign.
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The Frenchman was named in the Champions League team of the season for his outstanding performances in the colours of RB Leipzig whom he helped reach the semi-final of the competition for the first time.
RB Leipzig were eliminated in the last four by French giants Paris Saint Germain (PSG).
In his new contract at RB Leipzig, Dayot Upamecano has a €42m release clause for next summer.
Manchester United might not wait till next summer for the player with the Red Devils looking to sign a new centre back. A bid of €50m plus could be enough to prise him away from RB Leipzig this summer.
EPL: Man United Preparing Final Jadon Sancho Offer
Manchester United are said to be preparing a final offer for Borussia Dortmund star Jadon Sancho according to the newest reports in the media in the United Kingdom (UK).
It’s an open secret that Sancho is top transfer target in this year’s summer transfer window and they have spent the most of it pursuing a deal for him.
The Daily Mirror has stated that the Red Devils are preparing a take it or leave it offer for Jadon Sancho.
Manchester United are ready to offer an initial fee of £75m plus £15m in add-ons for the player.
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The total transfer offer of £90m is still a long way from the £108m valuation of the player by his club, Borussia Dortmund.
Manchester United tried to meet up with the August 10 ultimatum set for the club by Borussia Dortmund on the Jadon Sancho transfer but they were unable to meet up mainly due to the lack of agreement with his agent. Personal terms and agent fees have now been sorted out leaving Manchester United to agree a fee with Dortmund for the 20-year-old England international.
Jadon Sancho scored 17 goals and provided 16 assists in 32 league outings for Borussia Dortmund last season but it was not enough as the club missed out on the league title to rivals Bayern Munich.
Report: Greek Super League giants Show Interest In Liverpool Defender
Liverpool defender Yasser Larouci is on the radar of Greek Super League giants Olympiacos according to Inside Futbol.
Olympiacos are in the market for a new left-sided defender after the departure of Kostantinos Tsimikas to Liverpool earlier this summer.
The Reds paid around £11.8m for the signing of Tsimikas and it was the first transfer made by the Premier League champions.
The Merseyside giants have since added the duo of Thiago Alcantara and Diogo Jota to their squad.
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Thiago Alcantara has signed for Liverpool in a £27m deal including add-ons, while Diogo Jota left Wolves for Liverpool in a £45m transfer, add-ons inclusive.
Larouci is unlikely to get much action at Liverpool this season as the likes of Andy Robertson, Kostantinos Tsimikas and Neco Williams are all ahead of him for the left-back spot.
The 19-year-old Le Harve Academy graduate has one year left on his Liverpool contract and it’s like the Reds are keen to cash in on him this summer rather than let him leave for free at the end of this season.
Yaser Larouci has a better chance of featuring in the first team at Olympiacos in Greece than at Anfield where competition for places is very stiff.
Seven Trapped In The Pipeline: Man United In/Out Transfers Reach Fever Pitch
Manchester United have found the goings tough in the current transfer window but a lot of movements in and out of the club can still happen between now and the end of the window in a little over a week’s time.
For now, four incoming transfers and three outgoing transfers are in the pipeline as per the various reports in the British media.
Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho is the undisputed top transfer target for the Red Devils and the long-running transfer saga has been resurrected in the last few hours after the club made an offer of £75m plus £15m for the winger.
Juventus winger Douglas Costa is their alternative for Sancho but they face competition for him from Wolves who want him as a replacement for new Liverpool signing Diogo Jota.
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There has been little or no development in the potential transfer of FC Porto left-back Alex Telles to Manchester United in the past few hours. He has one year to run on his existing deal with the Portuguese giants.
Dayot Upamecano is a centre back target for Manchester United and they may have to pay over €50m for him in this transfer window as per the report from The Peoples Person. He has a €42m release clause in his RB Leipzig contract but it won’t be active until next summer.
For outgoings, Leeds United are interested in signing Daniel James from Manchester United, while Inter Milan want to sign Chris Smalling after the centre back’s successful loan spell at AS Roma last season.
Third choice Manchester United goalkeeper Sergio Romero is also a target for Everton with Toffees shot stopper Jordan Pickford under pressure to perform.
EPL: Man United Eyeing £13.7m Bargain Transfer For Barcelona Player
Barcelona defender Jean-Clair Todibo is the latest player to be linked with a move to Premier League giants Manchester United in this transfer window.
Manchester United found out that the centre back position could be a problematic one after their first league game ended in a disastrous manner.
Jean-Clair Todibo is a centre back by trade and can also feature in other defensive areas.
Mundo Deportivo stated that Manchester United won’t have to pay over the odds for the 20-year-old as Barcelona are only demanding for £13.7m.
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Manchester United lost their league opener last weekend as they were beaten 3-1 at home by Crystal Palace and Swedish international Victor Lindelof was at fault for the three goals conceded.
Lindelof partnered club-record signing Harry Maguire at the heart of the Manchester United defence during the Palace game.
Apart from Todibo, Inter Milan defender Milan Skriniar, RB Leipzig star Dayot Upamecano etc. have all been mentioned as a possible centre back signing at Manchester United.
Jean-Clair Todibo has suffered from a lot of injury problems in recent seasons but his quality is not in doubt as he showed during his loan spell at Schalke 04 in the German top flight.
The injury ended his loan spell at Schalke 04 abruptly last season.
EPL: Man United Legend Backs Club Stance Over ‘Crazy’ Jadon Sancho Fee
Manchester United legend Andy Cole has backed his former club over their reluctance to pay the outrageous transfer fee demanded by German Bundesliga team Borussia Dortmund for their top target, Jadon Sancho.
England international Sancho is the priority target for the Red Devils in the present transfer window but they have not been able to make any headway after Borussia Dortmund slammed a €120m (£108m) transfer fee on him.
When asked about Dortmund’s valuation of the player, former Manchester United striker told PA news agency that it is crazy money.
According to him, Manchester United are right not to bow to the outrageous demands of Borussia Dortmund.
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Andy Cole also revealed that he wants thr club to strengthen the team in both the central defence and central striker positions.
The ex-Fulham, Blackburn Rovers and Newcastle United player was satisfied with the current crop of players in the Manchester United midfield.
He said that the Manchester United midfielders can hold their own against any midfield in the Premier League.
Manchester United have found it tough in the present transfer window after making just one signing since the start of the window in July.
Dutch international Donny Van De Beek is the only major arrival.