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Tuesday’s transfer rumors – Man Utd eye alternatives as Napoli set Osimhen transfer fee

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Man Utd eye alternatives as Napoli set Osimhen transfer fee

Napoli striker Victor Osimhen is no longer Manchester United’s top summer transfer target.

The Red Devils have cooled their interest after Napoli set a €100 million price tag on Osimhen. The 24-year-old Nigeria international still interests United, but he is no longer the top target. For now, the club board plans to look for cheaper strikers. [Florian Plettenberg – Sky Germany]

Chelsea refuse to give up Fernandez chase

The Blues refuse to throw in the towel in their pursuit of Benfica midfielder Enzo Fernandez.

Despite Benfica rejecting their transfer offers this month, Chelsea still want to do a deal. The Premier League club plans to make a fresh approach. Fernandez is under contract in Lisbon until 2027 and has a release clause of around €120 million. [Record – in Portuguese]

Arsenal complete €25m signing of Jakub Kiwior from Spezia

Could Bielsa replace Lampard at Everton?

Everton have held talks with former Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa.

The Blues are searching for a new manager after parting ways with Frank Lampard on Monday. Their decision came following Everton’s 11th defeat of the Premier League season last weekend to West Ham. The result left the club down in 19th place in the standings. [The Athletic – subscription required]

Barcelona make a move for Asensio

Real Madrid winger Marco Asensio has emerged as a potential free transfer target for Barcelona.

The Blaugrana have discussed a deal with Asensio’s agent, Jorge Mendes. There is no agreement at the moment. The player is still undecided on his future, with his Real Madrid contract to expire in the summer. Los Blancos have offered him an extension, but with a wage reduction. [Diario Sport]

Man City sign Maximo Perrone from Velez for €9m

Chelsea make an offer for Lyon defender

The Blues have tabled a transfer offer to Lyon for right-back Malo Gusto.

The 19-year-old Frenchman has become a key player for Lyon, making 15 starts in Ligue 1 this season. The French giants don’t want to sell him, but Chelsea are willing to test their resolve. [Foot Mercato – in French]