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As he enters the last months of his Manchester United contract, France midfielder Paul Pogba, 29, has received an offer from Paris St-Germain, but the Ligue 1 club has offered less money than United.
At Manchester United, the French international earns £290,000 a week. The contract is slated to end in June 2022, and Man United has offered him a new contract. (MEN)
Despite indications that Kylian Mbappe, a 23-year-old France attacker, is close to accepting a new contract with PSG, Real Madrid remain optimistic about signing him this summer.
PSG had reportedly offered Mbappe a two-year contract extension worth €50 million ($55.3 million) per season, as well as a €200 million ($221 million) loyalty incentive, according to a story in Le Parisien. (90min)
Harry Kane, the England striker for Tottenham Hotspur, would be interested in hearing from Manchester United this summer before deciding on his long-term future.
The striker’s contract, at £200,000 per week, runs out in 2024. According to ESPN, Spurs want Kane to stay and are attempting to reach an agreement on new terms, but it is uncertain at this time if Kane will be prepared to negotiate or push for a move. (The Athletic)
Barcelona is interested in signing Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski, 33, who is seeking a three-year contract.
The present contract of the Polish striker is slated to end in 2023. There has been a lot of talk about Lewandowski’s future in Bavaria during the last several weeks. However, according to transfer news specialist Fabrizio Romano, the Polish striker is still open to staying at Bayern. (Sport)
Wilfried Zaha, 29, of the Ivory Coast, will be the subject of proposals from Crystal Palace. (Mail)
Gareth Bale, the 32-year-old Welsh forward, will leave Real Madrid at the conclusion of the season, but his agency has stated that no decision has been made regarding his future. (Deportes Cuatro, via Mirror)
Darwin Nunez, a 22-year-old Uruguay striker for Benfica, is being pursued by a number of clubs, including Manchester United and Atletico Madrid. (Telegraph)
Liverpool are on the verge of completing three new signings. Fulham’s Portuguese midfielder Fabio Carvalho, 19, Celtic’s Scottish winger Ben Doak, 16, and Derry City’s 15-year-old Irish winger Trent Kone-Doherty have all agreed to join the Reds. (Football Insider)
Manchester City are hoping to sign England midfielder Phil Foden, 21, to a new contract before the conclusion of the season. (90min)
Barcelona has met with the agent of France winger Ousmane Dembele in an attempt to begin talks with the 24-year-old, who cost £135 million in 2017 and is out of contract this summer. (Mail)
Jurrien Timber, a 20-year-old Dutch defender, and Antony, a 22-year-old Brazilian winger, could join Manchester United this summer if Erik ten Hag is appointed manager. (Mike Verweij, via Express)
Ralf Rangnick, United’s interim manager, might use his connections at RB Leipzig to bring Austrian midfielder Konrad Laimer, 24, to Old Trafford. (Bild, via Express)
Manchester United’s hunt for a new manager has progressed to the point where a definitive decision between Ajax coach Erik Ten Hag and PSG’s Mauricio Pochettino is expected soon. (The National)
Ten Hag, a Dutchman, has been in contact with United and has received information from them, including information on the club’s transfer budget and potential signings. (Fabrizio Romano, via Express)
Should Ten Hag be appointed at Old Trafford, former England manager and United assistant manager Steve McClaren is being considered as Ten Hag’s number two. (Guardian)
Real Madrid is leading the race to sign Aurelien Tchouameni of Monaco, with Manchester City also keen in the 22-year-old France midfielder. (Telegraph)
Newcastle United are considering selling Allan Saint-Maximin, a 25-year-old French attacker, this summer. (90min)
According to his father, Argentina striker Gonzalo Higuain, 34, who plays for Inter Miami, a Major League Soccer team owned in part by David Beckham, will retire at the end of the current season. (Marca)
Hugo Ekitike, a 19-year-old French striker from Reims, is Newcastle’s top attacking target this summer. (Football Insider)
The Magpies have a seven-player transfer wishlist, which includes Everton forward Dominic Calvert-Lewin, 25, who plays for England. (Mirror)
However, Newcastle are poised to miss out on one target, as AC Milan have signed terms with Lille’s Sven Botman, a 22-year-old Dutch centre-back, following negotiations last week. (90min)
Despite Manchester United and Liverpool’s interest, Uruguayan defender Ronald Araujo, 23, is close to signing a new long-term contract with Barcelona, according to his agency. (ESPN)
Tottenham are set to exercise their option to sign Dejan Kulusevski, a 21-year-old Swedish winger, from Juventus as soon as possible this summer. (Mail)
Spurs can invoke a clause in his contract that allows them to sign Kulusevski on a permanent basis for £25 million rather than waiting until his loan expires, when the option might cost £33.5 million. (Times)
Christian Pulisic, a 23-year-old American winger for Chelsea, has dismissed reports linking him with a move away from Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea signed the USMNT international in January 2019, and he was loaned back to Borussia Dortmund for six months before signing a contract until the summer of 2024.(Metro)
When Alex Runarsson, 27, returns to Arsenal after a loan spell with Belgian side Leuven in the summer, the Gunners will want to sell him. (Football London)
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