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Manchester United ‘offered Phil Jones in Issa Diop bid’

Manchester United offer Phil Jones to West Ham United in their attempts to sign Issa Diop, according to a report. Manchester United reportedly offered Phil Jones to West Ham United in their attempts to sign Issa Diop. United are said to have identified Diop as a potential summer signing, with the Red Devils reportedly offering £45m plus a player for the former Toulouse youngster over the weekend. According to The Sun, the Red Devils player in question was Jones, who only signed a new contract with the 20-time English champions in February. However, the report claims that the Hammers rejected the offer as they have no intention of selling Diop this summer and are also not interested in bringing Jones to the London Stadium. Manuel Pellegrini‘s side, though, would seemingly be open to a...

Report: Aston Villa to launch Axel Tuanzebe bid

Aston Villa want to sign Manchester United defender Axel Tuanzebe on a permanent deal this summer, according to a report. Aston Villa reportedly want to sign Manchester United defender Axel Tuanzebe on a permanent deal. The England Under-21 international spent time on loan with Villa during the 2017-18 campaign before returning to Villa Park last term, making 30 appearances in all competitions. United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reportedly wants to have a close look at the 21-year-old during pre-season ahead of a potential first-team role with the Red Devils during the 2019-20 campaign. According to the Daily Mail, though, Villa will fight hard to land the centre-back on a permanent deal, although the newly-promoted club are currently unsure whether United would be prepared to sell. Tuanzebe...

Manchester United see £40m bid for Issa Diop rejected?

West Ham United do not intend to sell Issa Diop and have knocked back a player-plus-cash offer from Manchester United, according to a report. Manchester United have reportedly had a player-plus-cash offer for Issa Diop turned down by West Ham United. The Red Devils are rumoured to have switched focus to Diop due to Leicester City‘s huge asking price for top target Harry Maguire. According to The Mirror, United offered £40m plus an unknown player to West Ham, but the Irons have knocked them back. Diop joined the London side from Toulouse in a £22m deal last summer and the report indicates that they are determined to keep hold of him. However, the player himself could hand in a transfer request to force through a move to Old Trafford. If that is the case, West Ham would still allegedly...

Liverpool make £40m bid for Manchester United target Bruno Fernandes?

Liverpool reportedly look to steal a march on domestic rivals Manchester United by submitting a bid of £40m for in-demand Sporting Lisbon midfielder Bruno Fernandes. Liverpool have made a £40m offer for in-demand Sporting Lisbon midfielder Bruno Fernandes, according to a report. Fernandes’s form during the 2018-19 campaign is understood to have caught the attention of a number of Europe’s biggest clubs, with particular interest from the Premier League. Manchester United have been heavily linked with a move for the 24-year-old, while Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City are also thought to be monitoring his situation. However, Portuguese outlet Correio da Manha claims that Liverpool have now tried to steal a march on their domestic rivals by submitting a bid of almost £40m. The...

Barnsley accept Stoke City bid for Liam Lindsay?

Stoke City reportedly agree a £2m fee with Barnsley for Celtic target Liam Lindsay. Stoke City have reportedly agreed a fee of just over £2m for Barnsley centre-back Liam Lindsay. The Potters are thought to have beaten a host of sides, including Celtic, West Bromwich Albion, Derby County, Middlesbrough and Brescia, to the 23-year-old, who moved to Barnsley two years ago. The Scot, who came through the ranks at Partick Thistle, featured heavily in the Tykes’ successful promotion campaign from League One last term, making 46 appearances and scoring two goals in all competitions. According to the Daily Mail, Lindsay will undergo a medical at Stoke this week after terms were agreed between the two Championship sides. Nathan Jones‘s side finished firmly in the middle of the Champion...

Manchester City ‘make bid for Eibar goalkeeper’

Premier League champions Manchester City are reportedly considering a summer bid for veteran Eibar goalkeeper Asier Riesgo. Eibar goalkeeper Asier Riesgo has reportedly emerged as a surprise transfer target for Manchester City. A long-term injury to Claudio Bravo has forced Arijanet Muric to play second fiddle to Ederson this season, preventing the youngster from gaining regular action with NAC Breda in the Eredivisie. However, Muric is now being linked with a season-long loan switch to Nottingham Forest, a deal which would leave City needing to enter the market for another backup stopper. According to The Sun, that has resulted in City looking to secure a deal for Riesgo, who will turn 36 years of age in October. The veteran is available on a free transfer after spending the last four yea...

Manchester United to bid £25m for PSV Eindhoven’s Denzel Dumfries?

Manchester United turn focus to PSV Eindhoven right-back Denzel Dumfries after being quoted high prices for Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Thomas Meunier, a report claims. PSV Eindhoven defender Denzel Dumfries has reportedly been eyed up by Manchester United in their search for a new right-back. The Red Devils are believed to be looking to strengthen in that troublesome position ahead of the 2019-2020 campaign. United have apparently already made contact with Paris Saint-Germain and Crystal Palace over Thomas Meunier and Aaron Wan-Bissaka respectively, but they have been quoted high prices for both players. The Sun suggests that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer‘s attention has now turned to Dumfries, who is available for around £25m. Dumfries started 40 games for PSV in Eredivisie and the Champions Leag...

Norwich City ‘line up £5m bid for Strasbourg striker’

Norwich City are reportedly closing in on a £5m deal for Strasbourg striker Nuno da Costa as their first permanent signing of the summer. Norwich City are reportedly in line to make Strasbourg striker Nuno da Costa their first permanent signing following their promotion back to the Premier League. The Canaries have made no secret of the fact that they will have severely limited funds available to strengthen this summer but are said to be prepared to spend £5m of their budget on Da Costa, who netted eight times in Ligue 1 last term. The 28-year-old, who has also been monitored by Brighton & Hove Albion, moved to Strasbourg from Valenciennes in 2017 for just £500,000 and is entering the final two years of his contract. According to The Sun, Norwich are in pole position to land the Cape V...

Arsenal have second bid for Alexis Claude-Maurice rejected?

A report claims that Arsenal are tempted to make a third approach for Alexis Claude-Maurice after having an improved £14m bid knocked back. Arsenal have reportedly fallen short with their second offer for Lorient forward Alexis Claude-Maurice. The 21-year-old scored 14 goals and chipped in with four assists in 16 Ligue 2 appearances last season. With only around £40m to spend on new signings this summer, Unai Emery is rumoured to have made a move for Claude-Maurice earlier this month. Lorient rejected that £6.1m bid and, according to Get French Football News, Arsenal have now been unsuccessful with their second approach. The report claims that the Gunners’ improved offer was in the region of £14m. Despite again being knocked back, it is suggested that the North London outfit are not ...

Manchester United ‘make £3.5m bid for Hannibal Mejbri’

Manchester United reportedly make a £3.5m bid for youngster Hannibal Mejbri, who is keen to leave Monaco. Manchester United have reportedly lodged an offer of £3.5m for Monaco youngster Hannibal Mejbri. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is focusing his attention on first-team additions this summer as United aim to improve on this season’s sixth-placed finish in the Premier League standings. There is still interest in building for the future, according to Le Parisien, with the English side having made a formal bid for Mejbri. The family of the 16-year-old have been pushing for the teenager to be allowed to leave Monaco, although The Legal Committee of the Football League (LFP) have ruled in favour of the club. However, while Mejbri still has two years left on his contract, United are said to be pr...

Arsenal lining up bid for Brazilian teen Reinier Jesus?

Arsenal are reportedly looking to sign Reinier Jesus from Flamengo, despite the Brazilian teen’s release clause being set at £60m. Highly-rated Flamengo youngster Reinier Jesus has emerged as a rumoured transfer target for Arsenal. The Gunners have been scouting the Brazilian market to unearth a hidden gem due to their small budget, which is rumoured to be around the £40m mark after missing out on Champions League football. Tuttomercatoweb claims that Jesus is one of the players on Unai Emery‘s radar, though his release clause currently stands at £60m and Flamengo will need convincing if they are to let him leave for less. Jesus has been likened to Brazilian great Kaka and was linked with a switch to Real Madrid earlier this year. Due to FIFA rules, however, the youngster will ...

Arsenal ‘one of three English clubs to make Ivan Perisic bid’

Arsenal, Leicester City and Wolverhampton Wanderers all make approaches for Inter Milan attacker Ivan Perisic, according to a report. Arsenal, Leicester City and Wolverhampton Wanderers have all reportedly made approaches for Inter Milan attacker Ivan Perisic ahead of the 2019-20 campaign. Perisic, who helped Croatia reach the final of the 2018 World Cup, scored nine times and contributed eight assists in 45 appearances for Inter last season. According to FC Inter News, Perisic’s agent Nelio Lucas is keen for the attacker to move to the Premier League, which has led to Arsenal, Leicester and Wolves all making bids. Inter are reportedly keen to sell Perisic this summer to make room for new signings, with a potential swap deal for Manchester United’s Romelu Lukaku also being ment...

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