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Wednesday’s transfer rumors – Ten Hag targets two major signings for Man Utd

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Ten Hag targets two major signings for Man Utd

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag is targeting summer transfer moves for a striker and a midfielder.

Ten Hag has made signing a new goalscorer a priority. His list of targets includes Napoli striker Victor Osimhen, Tottenham forward Harry Kane, and Ajax frontman Mohammed Kudus. He may also pursue Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong again. Borussia Dortmund’s Jude Bellingham is another possibility. [MEN]

Kovacic is a potential Man City target

Manchester City are considering a move for Chelsea midfielder Mateo Kovacic.

The 28-year-old Croatia international will have one year left on his contract this summer. Chelsea are determined to avoid him running down his deal. This may pave the way toward a summer transfer, alerting City. The club’s manager, Pep Guardiola, is a ‘big admirer’ of Kovacic. [Telegraph – subscription required]

Update on William Saliba & Arsenal contract talks

Two Bundesliga clubs eye a deal for Keita

Liverpool midfielder Naby Keita has attracted interest from Bundesliga clubs Borussia Dortmund and RB Leipzig.

The 28-year-old Guinea international is set to be available for a free summer transfer once his Liverpool contract ends. Dortmund are interested in doing a deal. Leipzig, a club Keita played for between 2016 and 2018, is another option. [Bild – in German]

Real Madrid’s top two summer transfer targets revealed

Borussia Dortmund midfielder Jude Bellingham and RB Leipzig defender Josko Gvardiol are Real Madrid’s main targets.

President Florentino Perez and the board are quietly working on reinforcements. They are also long-term admirers of Kingsley Coman (Bayern Munich), Harry Kane (Tottenham), and Mason Mount (Chelsea). [Diario Sport – in Spanish]

N’Golo Kante is ‘very close’ to new Chelsea deal

Laporte considering Man City exit

Manchester City defender Aymeric Laporte is open to leaving the club this summer.

The 28-year-old Spain international has only made six Premier League starts this season. Barcelona might be a potential suitor. The Blaugrana are looking for a long-term successor to the retired Gerard Pique. City may be willing to do a deal, as they have an eye on RB Leipzig center-back Josko Gvardiol. [Foot Mercato – in French]