Manchester United hope to spend around £150m this summer on two quality signings, while West Ham have a three-man English striker shopping list, according to Tuesday’s transfer gossip.
SOLSKAJER HAS THREE-MAN WANTED LIST
Manchester United are targeting £150m worth of new talent this summer in the shape of Jadon Sancho, Raphael Varane and Antoine Griezmann, claims a report.
United have done well to close the gap at the top this season, but still remain some distance behind Manchester City.
Indeed, recognising their need to reduce the margin, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looks set to spend heavily this summer.
According to the Daily Express, via Eurosport, Solskjaer wants to boost his attack and also sign an experienced centre-half.
Sancho has been on United’s shopping list for some time. However, there is a growing feeling he could leave Borussia Dortmund this summer for a fee close to £90m.
Should they fail, however, Griezmann is emerging as a genuine Plan B.
It’s claimed a fee as low as £50m could secure the signing of the Frenchman with Barcelona crippled by debts.
The France international has scored 12 goals and assisted 10 others under Ronald Koeman this season.
Griezmann would prefer to stay, it is understood. But with Barcelona looking to rid themselves of his wages, a move could be pushed upon him.
Finally, United are also keen on Varane. With just 12 months left on his deal this summer, Real Madrid will be looking to offload the Frenchman. He would still cost around £60m. At 27, he’s seen as being in his prime and an ideal partner for Harry Maguire.
He was linked with Liverpool on Monday – but the Express believes United look a more likely next destination.
WEST HAM KEEN ON ENGLISH STRIKER TRIO
West Ham hope to sign Tammy Abraham, 23, from Chelsea in the summer, with Eddie Nketiah and Ivan Toney also on their wanted list. (Daily Star)
Chelsea are facing interest from Premier League and European rivals in top scorer Tammy Abraham. The Blues are yet to open negotiations with him over a new contract. (Daily Telegraph)
The Premier League is becoming swamped with players hooked on sleeping pills, The Sun can reveal. (The Sun)
FIFA is already flogging tickets for the Qatar World Cup Final for a whopping £42,270. (The Sun)
Newcastle midfielder Kyle Scott has travelled to the US to try to win a move to FC Cincinnati. (The Sun)
BALE, TOTTENHAM RENEWAL TALK
Real Madrid hope Gareth Bale’s form will persuade Tottenham to extend his stay for the final year of his contract next term. (The Sun)
Manchester United youngster Iestyn Hughes is wanted by other Premier League teams on a free transfer, according to reports. (The Sun)
Nigeria are trying to persuade Bournemouth star Arnaut Danjuma to switch allegiances from the Netherlands. (The Sun)
Liverpool may be without Mohamed Salah for the start of the next Premier League season. (Daily Mirror)
Manchester United can no longer attract the world’s best players, according to Andy Cole. (Daily Mirror)
BALOGUN FUTURE AWAY FROM ARSENAL
Folarin Balogun’s future will be away from Arsenal, with the forward seeking to leave due to a lack of minutes. (Daily Mirror)
Mason Greenwood is running out of time to win a place in England’s senior squad for this summer’s Euros. (Daily Mirror)
Manchester United transfer target Andre Silva is to be linked with the Red Devils. (Daily Mirror)
Bayern Munich will win the race to sign Napoli’s Kalidou Koulibaly. (Daily Mirror)
AND MORE TRANSFER GOSSIP
Liverpool legend Kenny Dalglish has backed the appointment of Steven Gerrard as Jurgen Klopp’s replacement. (Daily Express)
Liverpool have emerged as a leading contender to sign Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane. (Daily Express)
Premier League clubs have discussed reforms to the transfer window that would permit players under the age of 21 to leave on loan after deadline day. (Daily Mail)
Zlatan Ibrahimovic will miss a return to Old Trafford with AC Milan next week due to injury. (Daily Mail)
Liverpool are likely to return to Budapest to play their Champions League round-of-16, second-leg tie with RB Leipzig. (The Times)