A new day, new rumours to excite the fans, springing a few surprises as well. Here is a roundup of the most exciting transfer news from today:
Manager Jose Mourinho has told Manchester United bosses he wants £100m-rated Tottenham striker Harry Kane, 23, and not former United favourite Cristiano Ronaldo, reports the Sunday Mirror
Having been in a controversy regarding the same transfer earlier, Liverpool have been told by Southampton that they will need to pay £70m to prise defender Virgil van Dijk, 25, away this summer, if Sunday Express is to be believed.
In a new twist to this already messed up transfer, Lyon’s president says Arsenal will have to improve their bid to €65m (£57m) if they want to sign 26-year-old forward Alexandre Lacazette. Arsenal, however want the striker, and are expected to give in to Lyon’s demands.
Borussia Moenchengladbach are keen to sign Tottenham forward Vincent Janssen, 23, who failed to make an impression in his first season at White Hart Lane following a £17m move from AZ Alkmaar.
In what would be a major disappointment for Chelsea fans, Bournemouth are set to sign Chelsea’s 22-year-old defender Nathan Ake for £20m; although the Blues have agreed a deal in principle with Monaco for 22-year-old midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko, and hope to complete the £35.1m signing next week, if Evening Standard is to believed.
Paris St-Germain are preparing a bid in excess of £60m for Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero, 29,as they look to regain the Ligue One title this year from Monaco.
Arsenal have opened contract talks with 23-year-old midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, who previously looked set to depart from the Emirates Stadium. Meanwhile, Arturo Vidal has once again urged Alexis Sanchez to leave Arsenal and join him at Bayern Munich, inviting the ire of Gooners everywhere.
Former Tottenham midfielder Paulinho, 28, says Barcelona want to sign him, but he is happy at Chinese club Guangzhou Evergrande.
Highly rated Schalke midfielder Leon Goretzka has been linked with both Arsenal and Bayern – although the latter have little demand after signing Corentin Tolisso.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic, whose contract at Manchester United hasn’t been renewed, and is now a free transfer prospect, looks set to become the latest convert to Major League Soccer
Monaco, desperate to hold on to the senasation, have offered Kylian Mbappé a 900% pay rise in bid to keep him. New deal would take him from €18k to €162k/w, parity with Falcao.