Premier League clubs wary of Man Utd’s financial might
A number of Premier League clubs are worried Manchester United are primed to bounce back strongly from the coronavirus pandemic due to their strong financial position.
According to the Mirror, other top-six clubs believe the Red Devils could enjoy real success in the wake of Covid-19 with most other sides forced to scale back their transfer plans.
Man City set to beat Man Utd to Almada
Argentine prodigy Thiago Almada is leaning towards joining Manchester City rather Manchester United, claim The Sun.
A long-time target of Pep Guardiola, the midfielder is set to cost around £15 million ($18m) and favours a move to the Etihad after seeing Carlos Tevez star there.
Arsenal join race for Neto
The Gunners are eyeing the Brazilian
Barcelona goalkeeper Neto has emerged as a target for Arsenal, report the Express.
The Brazilian shot-stopper has been told he won’t be needed at Camp Nou next season, sparking interest from Chelsea, Ajax and Sevilla.
Mikel Arteta is now also eager for the Gunners to make a move but the club are wary they could be priced out of a move for the 30-year-old, who would only be used as back-up to Bernd Leno.
Aston Villa hold firm on Grealish price
Manchester United will be forced to pay £80 million ($97m) for Aston Villa star Jack Grealish this summer regardless of whether his current club gets relegated, according to the Mirror.
The Red Devils were hoping to cash in on Villa’s possible relegation and sign Grealish for a smaller sum at season’s end but that is now unlikely.
Should Villa avoid the drop, the club also remain keen for him to stay on another season.
Chelsea favourites to sign Bogarde
Feyenoord’s talented teenager Lamare Bogarde is inching towards a move to Chelsea, claim Football Insider.
The 16-year-old has also been targeted by Tottenham and Arsenal but the Blues believe they are now front-runners to land the defender.
While a Premier League move appears most likely, a host of European clubs including Borussia Dortmund, Schalke, Juventus and AC Milan are all monitoring the situation.
Zaha in Newcastle’s sights
Crystal Palace star Wilfried Zaha is on Newcastle’s transfer radar, according to The Sun.
Should the club’s Saudi takeover be approved, Newcastle will have money to spend in the summer and have made initial inquiries into the availability of Zaha.
Former Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino is also in the club’s sights and the Argentine has previously expressed interest in the Palace attacker.
Man Utd targeting Tolisso
The Red Devils are eager to sign another Frenchman
Bayern Munich midfielder Corentin Tolisso is a summer target for Manchester United, reports the Express.
The Frenchman is keen to test himself in the Premier League and Bayern are open to selling a player that has only started seven Bundesliga games this season.
United tried to sign Tolisso on loan in January but are now keen to land him permanently should he prove his fitness after recent ligament surgery.
The likes of Inter, Juventus, Napoli and Atletico Madrid are also reportedly looking at making a move for Tolisso in coming months.