JUVENTUS PULL OUT OF MATIC MOVE
Juventus have ended their interest in Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic, leaving the door open for Manchester United to complete a deal, says Corriere dello Sport.
The Blues have set a £40 million price for the Serbia international, with Juve not willing to match that.
Antonio Conte is happy for Matic to reunite with United boss Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford, having completed a deal for Tiemoue Bakayoko earlier this month.
ASENSIO WANTS MADRID REWARD
Marco Asensio wants to be rewarded by Real Madrid for his progress last season following interest from Arsenal, Manchester United and Juventus, according to Don Balon.
Madrid president Florentino Perez is determined not to sell Asensio, but the forward is looking for an important role in Zinedine Zidane’s team and a contract matching the terms which the likes of Arsenal and United can offer.
RONALDO URGES NEYMAR TO JOIN MAN UTD
Cristiano Ronaldo has urged Neymar to snub a move to PSG, and instead wait for a transfer to Manchester United, according to a report from Diario Gol .
The two players have been in contact via WhatsApp regarding Neymar’s potential move to the Ligue 1 giants.
However, Ronaldo believes that such a transfer would be a step down for his Brazilian counterpart, and instead believes he should move to Old Trafford.
MAN UTD WANT BOLTON KEEPER
Manchester United are ready to bid for Bolton Wanderers’ teenage goalkeeper Jake Turner, reports The Sun .
The 18-year-old has yet to start a first-team game for Bolton and has also been linked with Everton, but United view Turner as a potential first choice in years to come.
CHELSEA TO BEAT MAN UTD TO BRAZILIAN
Chelsea are aiming to beat the likes of Manchester United and AC Milan to the signing of Fluminense forward Richarlison, claims Gianluca Di Marzio .
The Brazilian has recently been watched by United, Milan and Sampdoria, but Chelsea are now reportedly favourites to conclude a deal.
VERRATTI OPEN TO MAN UTD MOVE
Wantaway Paris Saint-Germain Marco Verratti has named Barcelona as his first-choice destination, but is open to a summer transfer to Manchester United, according to the Express .
The Italy international midfiedler is looking to force his way out of Paris, having spent five seasons in the French capital.
Jose Mourinho is determined to add a central midfielder to his squad before the start of the 2017-18 Premier League season but will have to spend a substatial amount for the €100 million-Barca target.
MAN UTD TURN TO VIDAL
Manchester United have turned to Bayern Munich’s Arturo Vidal in their search for a new midfielder, according to the Daily Star .
United look set to miss out on Nemanja Matic and Eric Dier, and are hoping to hijack Vidal’s projected move to Inter.
RASHFORD ON MADRID SHORTLIST
Real Madrid have drawn up a shortlist of striker targets should they fail to land Kylian Mbappe this summer, according to Diario Gol .
Among them are Manchester United youngster Marcus Rashford, Borussia Dortmund’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and RB Leipzig’s Timo Werner.
MATIC SET FOR £50M UTD MOVE
Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic has been given permission to complete a £50 million move to Manchester United, according to the Daily Telegraph .
Blues owner Roman Abramovich has sanctioned the deal having previously rejected an offer of £35m from the Red Devils.
WOLFSBURG’S PERMANENT MARTIAL MOVE
Wolfsburg have asked Manchester United about the chances of landing Anthony Martial on a permanent deal, according to kicker .
Any chance of a loan offer have been knocked out, while the chances of a full transfer for the French forward are reportedly limited.
MAN UTD EYE BAYERN’S SANCHES
Manchester United are looking to beat AC Milan to the signature of Renato Sanches from Bayern Munich, according to the Guardian .
Jose Mourinho was linked with a move for the Portugal midfielder after Euro 2016, but failed in his pursuit of the teenager. If he cannot sign Eric Dier from Tottenham, he will once again move for Sanches, with Bayern Munich prepared to sell for £40 million.
WOLFSBURG WANT MARTIAL ON LOAN
Wolfsburg have made an approach to Manchester United to take Anthony Martial on loan from, according to Kicker .
The France international has long been linked with a move away from Old Trafford, and the German side are confident they can secure his services for a season.
CHELSEA & MAN UTD TRACK BARKLEY
Chelsea and Manchester United could spark a bidding war with Tottenham for Everton midfielder Ross Barkley, according to The Times .
Barkley has a year left on his contract at Goodison Park and has been tipped to leave this summer, although Everton’s £50 million valuation is deterring potential bidders.
Tottenham are reportedly favourites to sign the England international, but Chelsea and United are now keeping close tabs on Barkley’s situation.
UNITED MAKE VERRATTI CONTACT
Manchester United have held initial talks over a move for Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Marco Verratti, according to TuttoMercatoWeb .
The Old Trafford hierarchy have met with the Italy international’s representatives as they ready themselves to battle Barcelona for his signature.
ROONEY TO BE OFFERED MAN UTD ROLE
Wayne Rooney will return to Manchester United when he retires as an ambassador to the club, according to the Sun .
The former club captain ended his long association with the Red Devils to return to Everton in July.
But he could yet make a comeback at Old Trafford, albeit in an off-field role, while the club also discussing the possibility of erecting a statue in his honour.
NEYMAR TOLD TO LEAVE BARCA
Neymar is being encouraged to leave Barcelona by one element of his entourage so that he can step out of the shadow of Lionel Messi, claims Sport .
The Brazilian moved to Camp Nou in 2013 and is under contract until 2021, with his current release clause standing at €200 million.
The likes of Manchester City, Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain are all expected to be interested if Neymar becomes unsettled enough to look to leave Barcelona.
MAN UTD DEMAND KROOS FOR DE GEA
Manchester United are demanding that Real Madrid include Toni Kroos in any deal for David de Gea, reports the Daily Mirror .
The Spanish giants are apparently still interested in signing De Gea, although Jose Mourinho will apparently not allow him to leave unless the German is included as a makeweight.
PERISIC LEAVES INTER CAMP
Ivan Perisic has left Inter’s training camp amid strong transfer links with Manchester United, Calciomercato reports.
The Italian outlet claims the player is suffering from a dental abscess and that negotiations between the Red Devils and the Nerazzurri have not progressed since a bid of €45m was rejected.
Regardless, the news that the Croatian has removed himself has fans questioning whether the deal has moved forward, with Man Utd eager to get the transfer resolved as soon as possible.
MOURINHO WANTS VARANE
Jose Mourinho is looking to bring Raphael Varane to Mancheser United as part of an exchange deal involving David De Gea, according to Don Balon .
Real Madrid have not given up hope of signing the United goalkeeper, though the Red Devils are reluctant to sell their number one.
Should the situation change, however, Mourinho will look to use Real centre-back Varane as part of the deal.
SMALLING TO BE SOLD BY MAN UTD
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has given the green light for Chris Smalling to be sold during the transfer window, reports The Sun .
Mourinho has already signed Victor Lindelof from Benfica this summer and is keen to further improve his defensive options before the end of August.