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Wednesday’s transfer rumors – Man Utd set to hijack £25m transfer after Ten Hag request

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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

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.

The 19-year-old Scot has impressed in Serie A, causing speculation over his future to grow. He has supplied five goals and one assist in 35 league games this season. [Daily Mail]

Ousmane Dembele ‘tempted’ to leave Barcelona

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]