Manchester United have set their sights on an alternative Serie A star after conceding defeat in the race for Kim Min-jae, which could see them rival Tottenham, West Ham hope a Chelsea forward will be able to replace Gianluca Scamacca, while Monday’s EC Paper Talk includes Paris Saint-Germain hoping to land a big name from Tottenham.
MAN UTD, TOTTENHAM READY FOR TRANSFER MOVE
Man Utd and Tottenham look set to battle to sign a top-class Serie A defender after Erik ten Hag’s side missed out on Napoli’s Kim Min-jae.
Ten Hag recently decided on Kim as his ideal signing to improve Man Utd’s central defensive ranks. The South Korea international was expected to move to Old Trafford, where he would have competed with Lisandro Martinez and Raphael Varane for a starting place.
There were even claims that the move was a ‘done deal’ between Man Utd and Napoli. However, Bayern intervened in the pursuit of Kim last week and have snatched the player from Man Utd’s clutches.
According to the latest from transfer reporter Fabrizio Romano, Kim will be a Bayern player in the near future unless any of his other potential suitors come up with a lucrative contract offer at the last minute.
But it doesn’t look like Man Utd will do that they have identified two French defenders as alternative signings. And now Juventus’ Gleison Bremer can be added to that list.
Bremer was linked with Tottenham and Chelsea last summer, but he joined Juventus from Turin instead.
However, the Brazilian may finally end up in the Premier League this summer. On June 8, Italian outlet Transfer market revealed how the Spurs had been in contact with Bremer’s agent about a potential move.
And now the same source has come back with a big update on Bremer’s future. They reveal how Man Utd could scupper Spurs’ plans as the Red Devils are ‘particularly interested’ in signing the playerwhile Chelsea are also keeping an eye on him.
Ten Hag set on Brazil international
Man Utd have come to the realization that Kim will not move to Old Trafford and have instead decided that Bremer would be a good alternative.
As per Who scored, Bremer registered the most interceptions and clearances per match by any Juventus player in this period. He also managed the second highest number of blocks per game.
Bremer’s statistics are not only good, but he also has experience of playing at a high level, having featured for Juve in the Champions League and won three caps for the Brazilian national team. Plus, at 26, Bremer is entering his prime.
Juve do not want to lose Bremer, but if a bigger offer comes in the summer, they simply have to consider it. As such, they have set their asking price at €60m (£51m).
Should both English sides match Bremer’s price tag, he will likely have to decide between them. This is likely to leave Spurs disappointed as they cannot offer him any form of European football while Man Utd have qualified for next season’s Champions League.
CHELSEA MAN WANTED BY WEST HAM
West Ham hope to sign Armando Broja from London rivals Chelsea if Gianluca Scamacca returns to Italy by linking up with Roma. (Roma Giallorossa)
Erling Haaland tried to convince Jude Bellingham to sign for Manchester City, while Jordan Henderson spoke to the 19-year-old about joining Liverpool. However, Bellingham had already decided he only wanted a Real Madrid move next time. (Fabrizio Romano)
Journalist Jonathan Johnson is ‘not convinced’ that Galatasaray right-back Sacha Boey is ready to join Arsenal, even though he is still making a big impression across Europe with his performances in Turkey. (Caught Offside)
Liverpool are ‘ready to pounce’ for exciting Lecce teenager Patrick Dorgu. The left back is highly rated in Italy and currently plays for Denmark U19 at international level. (Calciomercato)
Bournemouth are making progress in their talks to sign Justin Kluivert from Roma. Kluivert has already given Bournemouth the green light to sign him. (AS Roma Live)
Kai Havertz is ‘very close’ to joining Arsenal from Chelsea in a deal expected to be worth £68million. Arsenal have ‘almost agreed’ personal terms with the striker. (Florian Plettenberg)
PSG IN BLOCKBUSTER TOTTENHAM RAID
Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi is pushing to sign Harry Kane from Tottenham. The English forward could replace Kylian Mbappe, who looks set to move to Real Madrid. (Le Parisien)
Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy has agreed personal terms with Saudi Arabian club Al Ahli. The transfer should have been completed this week. (Fabrizio Romano)
While Mendy is poised to leave Chelsea, striker Nicolas Jackson is edging closer to joining the Blues. Chelsea have agreed to pay his €35m (£30m) release clause while the player travels to London this week for his medical. (AS)
Lazio will soon open talks with Napoli to try to sign Polish midfielder Piotr Zielinski. (Daniel Longo)
Barcelona are on the verge of signing striker Vitor Roque from Athletico Paranaense, who has previously been a target for Arsenal and Chelsea. (Feel)
Newcastle have submitted Adrien Rabiot a contract offer in a bid to beat Man Utd to the Juventus star’s signature. (Corriere dello Sport)
CHELSEA PLAYER JUST WANTS ONE CLUB
Romelu Lukaku will reject all offers from Saudi Arabian sides as he only wants to sign for Inter from Chelsea this summer. (Sky Sport Italia)
Arsenal striker Folarin Balogun has revealed that he will not be sent out on loan next season. The Gunners must now decide whether to play him regularly or sell him. (various)
Morocco boss Walid Regragui has suggested that midfielder Sofyan Amrabat will soon ‘sign for a new club’. Tottenham are interested, but Atletico Madrid are the current favourites. (Football Espana)
Rangers have been told they will have to pay more than €6m. This comes after parent club Bayern canceled the original purchase option. (kicks)
Kyle Walker is in ‘advanced talks’ with Bayern after deciding he will join the German champions from Manchester City. (Sky Sport Germany)