Wolves step up chase for Maitland-Niles
Wolves are set to make an improved second offer for Arsenal youngster Ainsley Maitland-Niles, reports the Express.
The Gunners want around ￡25 million ($33m) for the 23-year-old with Wolves’ initial offer falling well short of that sum.
Maitland-Niles made 32 appearances for Arsenal last season with Brighton and Newcastle also monitoring his situation at the Emirates.
Everton planning Romero swoop
Manchester United goalkeeper Sergio Romero has emerged as a target for Everton, claims the Mirror.
Toffees manager Carlo Ancelotti is eager to put pressure on Jordan Pickford in goal with Romero seen as an ideal option.
The Red Devils shot-stopper is also attracting interest from Leeds United.
Messi signing key to Guardiola’s future
Manchester City believe manager Pep Guardiola will re-sign with the club for a further three years if they manage to sign Lionel Messi, claims the Mirror.
Messi reportedly sought assurances from Guardiola that he wouldn’t be leaving the Etihad at the end of next season prior to green-lighting a potential move.
Aurier refuses Wolves move
Tottenham defender Serge Aurier turned down the chance to join Wolves as part of a deal for Matt Doherty, reports the Daily Star.
While Spurs are still expected to sign Doherty, Aurier prefers a move to AC Milan or Bayer Leverkusen.
Villa circling for Arsenal’s Martinez
Aston Villa are set to offer Arsenal ￡10 million (€11m/$13m) for goalkeeper Emi Martinez, according to the Independent.
The Gunners, however, are expected to demand up to double that fee if they are to let the Argentine leave.
Man Utd closing in on Van de Beek
Manchester United have emerged as favourites to sign Ajax midfielder Donny van de Beek, claims ESPN.
While Barcelona and Real Madrid have previously been linked with interest, the Dutchman is now more likely to move to Old Trafford.
Van de Beek was left out of Ajax’s squad for a pre-season game on Saturday due to uncertainty over his club future.
Barca planning Messi compromise with Man City
The Argentine looks bound for the Etihad
Barcelona believe Lionel Messi will sign for Manchester City and they are hoping to agree a ￡250 million (€280m/$333m) deal for the Argentine, claims the Mirror.
The revised transfer fee comes as City and Messi continue to investigate the chances of him leaving Camp Nou for free.
Barca are willing to accept players as part of the deal but want at least ￡120m (€134m/$160m) in cash so they can rebuild their squad.