The latest transfer rumors from around the footballing world, including Premier League, La Liga, Serie A, Bundesliga, Ligue 1, and much more.
Man Utd set to hijack £25m transfer after Ten Hag request
Manchester United plot to hijack AC Milan’s £25 million (€30m) transfer for Lille defender Sven Botman.
Erik ten Hag allegedly met with the director of football John Murtough, long-time Ajax assistant Mitchell van der Gaag and Steve McClaren in Amsterdam last week to discuss transfer targets.
The new manager is a fan of Botman’s and views the 22-year-old Dutchman as somebody who could strengthen the defense. [Football Insider]
Barcelona to swap Depay for Lewandowski?
The Blaugrana could offer forward Memphis Depay to Bayern Munich in exchange for Robert Lewandowski.
Lewandowski is open to a transfer this summer. Bayern are reluctant to part with the striker, but Barcelona remain keen to sign him. The La Liga club would pay up to €35 million for the Poland international. [Mundo Deportivo – in Spanish]
Kylian Mbappe’s €50m wage demands denied
Kylian Mbappé wants some time to announce his final decision, matter of days. ⭐️🇫🇷 #Mbappé
More. From Mbappé’s camp and family they deny Joan Laporta’s statement about “€50m net salary per season”.
Mbappé’s camp says they have never opened any negotiation with Barça/Laporta. pic.twitter.com/25hqiUTkio
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) May 17, 2022
Juventus make their move for Pogba
The Bianconeri have offered Paul Pogba a three-year contract worth €7.5 million per season to return to the club.
The 29-year-old midfielder will be available for a free summer transfer, as his Manchester United contract will have expired. His representatives reportedly met Juventus on Monday. [Goal]
Brentford to rival Arsenal for Hickey
Bologna wing-back Aaron Hickey is set to be the subject of a transfer battle between London-based clubs Arsenal and Brentford.
Ousmane Dembele ‘tempted’ to leave Barcelona
Joan Laporta: "Ousmane Dembélé would like to stay but he is very tempted by other options that he may believe are superior."
"We made an offer because Xavi, and I too, love Ousmane." pic.twitter.com/QulH4UnZ37
— FC Barcelona Fans Nation (@fcbfn_live) May 17, 2022
Brighton star subject of a £30m bid from Man City
Manchester City may make a £30 million (€35m) bid to sign Brighton full-back Marc Cucurella.
Citizens boss Pep Guardiola views the 23-year-old Spaniard as an ideal fit for the left-back position. City have already confirmed a deal to sign Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund this summer. [Daily Mail]