Juventus has offered three players in a bid to sweeten the deal to sign Paul Pogba, while Daniel Sturridge could be heading to another team in the Premier League, all in Friday’s papers.
UNITED OFFERED TRIO
Juventus are willing to offer Joao Cancelo, Blaise Matuidi and Douglas Costa to get their hands on Paul Pogba, according to reports in Italy.
The Italian champions believe they can convince United to lower their £150 million ($188m) asking price for the French midfielder by offering to send Joao Cancelo, Douglas Costa and Blaise Matuidi to Old Trafford.
United are believed to be insisting that Pogba’s price tag is £150million and in a bid to reduce that fee, Juve have offered right-back Cancelo, attacker Costa, 28, and midfielder Matuidi, 32.
Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola, who also represents Matuidi, has certainly has not ruled out an Old Trafford exit for Pogba saying earlier in the week: “There’s still nothing. Staying at Manchester United? I live my life day by day, we’ll see what happens.
“The end of this story hasn’t been written. We’re here today, I don’t know about tomorrow.”
The transfer of another right-back after recently spending £50million on Aaron Wan-Bissaka is unlikely to convince United while the ages of the other two players is hardly in fitting with United’s new model of attracting youthful players.
AND THE REST
Liverpool have swooped for 18-year-old Arsenal target Bilel Hassaini, according to latest reports from France. (Mirror)
Barcelona have made a £90m offer plus two players for Paris St-Germain’s Brazil forward, and former Barca player, Neymar, 27. (Sky Sports)
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez is trying to convince manager Zinedine Zidane to drop interest in Manchester United’s France midfielder Paul Pogba, 26, and play Gareth Bale instead because the club are struggling to sell the 30-year-old Wales forward. (Independent)
United striker Romelu Lukaku’s move to Inter Milan is in doubt as the Italian side are questioning whether the Belgium international, 26, is worth the £75m asking price. (Sun)
Manchester United are set to make their first bid for Sporting’s Portuguese midfielder Bruno Fernandes, 24, but face competition from Premier League rivals Tottenham Hotspur. (A Bola)
New Newcastle manager Steve Bruce is expected to hold talks with Sean Longstaff, 21, in the coming days, in an attempt to convince the English midfielder to resist any interest from Manchester United. (Sky Sports)
Arsenal are close to signing Gremio’s Brazilian forward Everton, 23, for 40m euros (£39.5m). (Marca)
The Gunners are hopeful of completing a loan deal for Real Madrid and Spain midfielder Dani Ceballos, 22. (Goal)
Palace are considering a bid for Arsenal’s full-back Carl Jenkinson, 27, as they seek a replacement for fellow Englishman Aaron Wan-Bissaka, who left for Manchester United. (Star)
Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder has revealed he is chasing a further four signings this summer as the Blades prepare for life in the Premier League. (Sheffield Star)
Ivory Coast forward Wilfried Zaha has told Crystal Palace he wants to leave the club, with Arsenal interested in the 26-year-old. (Sky Sports)
Callum Hudson-Odoi is in advanced talks with Chelsea and looks ready to commit to a five-year-deal in what would be a huge boost for Frank Lampard’s new reign at the club. (Mail)
Manchester United are sending their groundsman to Shanghai to make sure there is no repeat of the pitch farce that marred their last visit to China. (Mail)
Fulham midfielder Jean Michael Seri has joined Turkish club Galatasaray on a season-long loan.
Burnley will only sell Tom Heaton if their £12million valuation is met, amid ongoing interest from Aston Villa. (Birmingham Mail)
Hatem Ben Arfa may be on his way to Spain this summer after being released from Rennes. (L’Equipe)
Celtic defender Jozo Simunovic has become the subject of interest from Lille (Sun)
Fernando Llorente has been offered a contract at Fiorentina, after leaving Tottenham upon the expiration of his previous deal in June. (Mail)
Brazil star Everton Soares has fuelled rumours he could join Arsenal this transfer window after dropping two transfer hints on social media. (Mirror)
Benjamin Mendy has dealt Manchester City a blow by announcing he is set to miss the first month of the season. (Mirror)
Saint-Etienne centre-back William Saliba has decided to join Arsenal despite a late attempt by Tottenham to sign the France U20 international (Guardian)
Inter Milan are getting cold feet over paying £75m for Romelu Lukaku – leaving the striker in limbo and Antonio Conte fuming. (Sun)
Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is refusing to meet a £60m asking price for Real Betis midfielder Giovani Lo Celso. (Sun)
Tottenham are looking to break their transfer record for a second time this summer with a £70m bid for Real Betis’ 23-year-old Argentina midfielder Giovani lo Celso. (Mirror)
Laurent Koscielny is ready for a legal showdown with Arsenal after being told to take a 50 per cent pay cut. (Sun)
RB Leipzig are the frontrunners in the race to land Chelsea’s Ethan Ampadu on a season-long loan. (Sun)
Krystian Bielik is desperate to leave Arsenal after being told his contract will not be extended. (Sun)
Rafa Benitez rejected the chance to sign Joelinton as he didn’t want to spend £36m on a relatively unknown player. (Star)
West Ham are eyeing three strikers: Alfredo Morelos of Rangers, Tottenham’s Fernando Llorente and Porto’s Moussa Marega. (Star)
Andreas Pereira has urged Paul Pogba to stay at Manchester United and play a vital role in shaping the futures of the club’s emerging young players. (Telegraph)
Aston Villa are interested in signing former Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge on a free transfer and have already held talks with the 29-year-old England international. (Mirror)
West Brom are targeting Rotherham’s Nigerian centre-back Semi Ajayi, 25. (Express & Star)
Lille are set to launch a £5m bid for Celtic defender Jozo Simunovic. (Scottish Sun)
Celtic are on the verge of clinching a £1.6m deal for Hatem Abd Elhamed. (Scottish Sun)
Liam Ridgewell has admitted he would be willing to join Rangers after suggestions Steven Gerrard could be interested. (Daily Record)
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