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In an effort to outbid Arsenal for the services of 24-year-old Ajax center-back Lisandro Martinez, Manchester United has increased its offer to £43 million. (Mail)
Erik ten Hag, the manager of Manchester United, has acknowledged the need to bolster his team’s offensive options amid persistent rumors regarding the future of 37-year-old Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo. However, the Dutchman is still interested in bringing in a right-back and a center-back. (Manchester Evening News)
Ten Hag wants to prevent Ajax from paying £13 million to RB Leipzig to re-sign Dutch striker Brian Brobbey. Prior to signing with the Germans in 2021, the 20-year-old passed through the Eredivisie team’s academy. However, he returned to Ajax on loan for the second half of the previous season, netting seven goals in 11 league games. (Times)
Lucas Paqueta, a 24-year-old Brazilian midfielder now playing for Lyon who has also been linked to Newcastle, is of interest to Arsenal. (Media Foot – in French)
Hakim Ziyech, a Moroccan playmaker for Chelsea who has been linked with AC Milan, has decided to end his 12-year relationship with agent Nakhli Mondial, saying he wants to “take full control of my professional future.” (Ziyech’s Instagram)
French winger Ousmane Dembele, 25, is a free agent after his contract at the Nou Camp expired, and Barcelona manager Xavi wants to re-sign him. Raphinha, a Brazilian attacker who currently plays for Leeds, is Mateu Alemany’s preference. (Mirror)
Additionally, Barca has made a “final offer” of £47 million for Raphinha, a 25-year-old player who has previously been linked to Chelsea and Arsenal. (Sport – in Spanish)
Ismael Bennacer, a 24-year-old Algerian midfielder who formerly played for Arsenal before joining Empoli in 2017, is being pursued by Arsenal from AC Milan. (Calciomercatoweb – in Italian)
West Ham is considering a £13 million transfer for 23-year-old Dutch attacker Justin Kluivert of Roma. (Gazzetta dello Sport via Team Talk)
Wilfried Zaha, a 29-year-old forward for Crystal Palace and the Ivory Coast, is a potential target for Roma. (Fabrizio Romano)
Japhet Tanganga, a 23-year-old English defender currently playing for Tottenham, is being pursued by Bournemouth in addition to Napoli and AC Milan. (Athletic)
Joe Aribo, a 25-year-old midfielder from Nigeria, is about to go from Rangers to Southampton for an initial £6 million. (Fabrizio Romano)
Jamie Shackleton, a 22-year-old English midfielder for Leeds United, has agreed to join Millwall on loan. (Football Insider)
Issa Kabore, a 21-year-old defender for Burkina Faso and Manchester City, is a potential loan target for Southampton. (Fabrizio Romano)
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