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Wednesday’s transfer rumors – Man Utd’s transfer plans revealed amid Qatari takeover bid

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Man Utd’s transfer plans revealed amid Qatari takeover bid

Manchester United won’t be doing much spending in the summer transfer window despite a potential takeover in the coming months.

Sheikh Jassim Bin Hamad Al Thani has lodged a takeover bid for the club, debt-free. The Qatari banker plans to invest in the squad if his offer is successful. However, because of the Financial Fair Play (FFP) regulations, United may have to limit their summer spending. [ESPN]

Chelsea edge closer to new Kante deal

Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante is close to signing a new contract at the Premier League club.

The 31-year-old France international’s current deal at Stamford Bridge expires this summer. This led to rumors of a free transfer to teams like Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain. However, as Kante nears his return from a hamstring injury, he appears willing to extend his seven-season spell in west London. [Telegraph – subscription required]

Javi Gracia becomes the new Leeds United manager

Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha is open to joining a Saudi Arabian club on a free summer transfer.

The 30-year-old is unlikely to extend his £130,000-per-week deal at Palace. The contract expires this summer. Despite ‘serious interest’ from AC Milan, he may opt to go to the Saudi Pro League instead. Cristiano Ronaldo’s Al Nassr, Al-Hillal, and Al-Ittihad are interested. [Evening Standard]

Wirtz is on Barcelona’s wishlist

Barcelona are interested in a potential future transfer bid for Bayer Leverkusen attacking midfielder Florian Wirtz.

The 19-year-old German is recapturing his best form after almost a year sidelined with a knee injury. He feels joining Barcelona would be a dream. However, while Barca have shortlisted him, their restricted finances mean a summer transfer would be difficult. They will instead focus on contract extensions and signing free agents. [Diario Sport – in Spanish]

Mohamed Elneny signs a new one-year deal at Arsenal

Two Inter full-backs could leave this summer

Inter Milan wing-backs Robin Gosens and Denzel Dumfries could be on their way out of the Serie A club this summer.

The duo’s respective performances this season have not impressed Inter. The Nerazzurri are open to selling them in the summer transfer market to raise funds for new wing-backs. [Gazzetta dello Sport – in Italian]