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Wednesday, March 4
- Tottenham face a battle to keep hold of talisman Harry Kane
- Kane prefers a switch to Man Utd rather than remain at Spurs
- The Red Devils could complete the signings of Jadon Sancho and Jack Grealish
- The duo are expected to receive contracts offers of £200k and £150k respectively
Neymar to Barcelona
Barcelona are determined to complete the capture of Neymar this summer.
That’s according to Spanish publication Mundo Deportivo, who claim Brazilian superstar Neymar is now the club’s priority signing.
The Catalan giants had several attempts to bring Neymar back to the Nou Camp rebuffed by Paris Saint-Germain in the summer of 2019.
But they plan to try their luck again and an offer in the region of £157million is expected to be enough for PSG to sell.
Wanted: Jadon Sancho and Jack Grealish
Manchester United could complete the signings of Jadon Sancho and Jack Grealish.
That’s according to Bleacher Report, who believe the double capture is a realistic possibility for the 13-time Premier League champions.
The Borussia Dortmund winger is wanted by several European giants including Chelsea and Liverpool but United executives are ‘increasingly optimistic’ of signing the £100million-rated forward, who ‘loves the idea’ of an Old Trafford arrival.
The report claims Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side could even offer Sancho £200k per week AND the No. 7 shirt – previously worn by Cristiano Ronaldo, David Beckham and Eric Cantona.
Aston Villa’s Grealish, meanwhile, is now ahead of James Maddison in United’s list of potential transfer targets and could join for £60million and receive a £150,000 per-week contract.
- Man Utd backed to complete £160m double transfer, Harry Kane decision
Harry Kane interest
Tottenham face a battle to keep hold of talisman Harry Kane.
According to Goal, Kane would prefer a switch to Manchester United rather than remain at Spurs while Jose Mourinho carries out a total squad transformation.
It’s said that the England striker would be ‘reluctant’ to wait for Tottenham to rebuild and lack of Champions League football would leave him even more disillusioned.
Goal believe United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward would be encouraged by the news and that could lead to a mega-money offer in the future.
- Chelsea ace compared to Man Utd legend after Liverpool performance
Wayne Rooney targets FA Cup win
Wayne Rooney is out to deny Manchester United a record-equalling FA Cup triumph.
The striker, United’s record scorer, faces his former club with Derby in the fifth round on Thursday for the first time since returning from an 18-month spell at DC United.
“My time at Manchester United, I loved every minute of it. I am a Derby County player now and I want to win with Derby,” said England’s 53-goal record scorer.
“For that 90 minutes, or 120 minutes, obviously I want Manchester United to lose. Everyone will understand that I want Derby to win in this game and after that I will go back to being a Manchester United fan and wanting them to win.”
Spread your wings…
Manchester United transfer target Jack Grealish has been told by Steve McManaman to “spread his wings” and leave Aston Villa this summer.
The playmaker has been heavily linked with a switch to Old Trafford.
“I think he’s ready for the very top level of English football. Unfortunately, it all depends on what Aston Villa do this season,” McManaman told HorseRacing.net. “If they stay up then there’s a chance that Aston Villa may be able to hang onto him.
“Aston Villa and their fans won’t like to hear this but sooner rather than later he needs to spread his wings and leave I think.”
Ivan Rakitic to Atletico
Atletico Madrid are leading the race to sign Ivan Rakitic, Marca claim.
The Barcelona midfielder has fallen down the pecking order at the Nou Camp and looks certain to leave the club this summer.
The 31-year-old, who was linked with Manchester United in January, is said to want to remain in Spain.
And having made contact with Rakitic previously, Atletico Madrid believe they are leading the chase for his signature.
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