Transfer News: Real Madrid lining up late £102m Mbappe bid, Roma make breakthrough in Abraham talks
Real Madrid ‘lining up late £102m Kylian Mbappe bid’
Real Madrid are reportedly planning a £102 million bid for Kylian Mbappe to test PSG’s resolve.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side are at risk of losing the striker for free in a year since he is yet to pledge his future to the Parc des Princes club beyond 2022, The French giants reportedly hoped that the arrival of Lionel Messi would persuade Mbappe to sign a new contract in Paris, but a recent report stated that the Frenchman was instead ‘worried’ about Messi’s arrival. Real Madrid is preparing a last-ditch bid to recruit Mbappe this summer, according to journalist PacoJo Delgado, and are willing to pay PSG a nine-figure fee.
Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Braut Haaland ‘dreaming of Premier League move’
Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Braut Haaland is said to be ‘dreaming’ of a move to the Premier League.
Over the summer, the Norway international have been heavily linked with Manchester City, Manchester United, and Chelsea, among others, but Dortmund has priced potential bidders out of a transfer this time, However, in the summer of 2022, a £68 million release clause in Haaland’s contract will come into play, with both Manchester clubs, Bayern Munich, and Real Madrid likely to rekindle their interest and compete for his talents.
Roma ‘make breakthrough in Tammy Abraham talks’
Following a breakthrough in discussions, Roma is reportedly getting closer to completing a deal for Chelsea forward Tammy Abraham.
Chelsea has re-signed Romelu Lukaku for a club-record fee of £97.5 million from Inter Milan, and the Serie A champions are set to recruit Roma’s Edin Dzeko as a replacement, In exchange, Roma are rumored to be considering a move for Chelsea’s out-of-favor striker Abraham, who is also wanted by Arsenal and West Ham United.
Arsenal to open talks over Freddie Woodman deal
According to a report, The Gunners are preparing to hold negotiations with Newcastle United goalkeeper Freddie Woodman about a possible transfer.
The Gunners are looking for a new number one this summer to give German goalkeeper Bernd Leno more competition, Mikel Arteta’s main target had been Sheffield United’s Aaron Ramsdale, but the north London club are unwilling to match his £35 million asking price and is now looking for other options.
Juventus close to finalising Manuel Locatelli signing
Juventus are reportedly closing in on a deal to sign midfielder Manuel Locatelli from Sassuolo.
The 23-year-old, who was a standout performer for Italy at European Championship 2020, has been strongly linked with a transfer away from the Neroverdi, with Arsenal and Juve reportedly leading the race to sign him, Locatelli prefers a transfer to Juventus, according to Goal, and the Bianconeri are confident that a deal can be finalized on Friday.