Transfer News Roundup: Manchester United ready to offer £79m for Marco Verratti


With all the domestic campaigns done and dusted, it is time for every club to focus on the transfer market and improve their chances of doing well next season.

Although the transfer window officially opens on the 1st of July, almost every club has started working on their deals and new signings are being confirmed every day. Here at Soccerlens, in our daily transfer news roundup column, we will bring you the latest stories from over the last 24 hours.

Manchester United plot record breaking move for Marco Verratti

Manchester United have been linked with several central midfielders over the last few weeks and the latest name linked with a move to Old Trafford is that of the Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Marco Verratti.

The Italian is a world class talent and is already one of the best central midfielders around. If he fulfills his potential, he could very well end up as the best midfielder around and Manchester United are hoping to sign him up right now.

According to latest rumours, Manchester United are prepared to offer a Premier League record fee of 79 million pounds for the PSG star this summer.

It is highly unlikely that the French champions will sanction a move for their best midfielder, especially with Ibrahimovic leaving. The Swedish striker is also expected to join Manchester United.

The Red Devils have been linked with Pjanic, Pogba and Kroos as well.

Eden Hazard and Courtois trying to convince Nainggolan

Chelsea stars Eden Hazard and Thibaut Courtois are trying to convince Radja Nainggolan about a move to Stamford Bridge.

“Thibaut Courtois and myself would love him to come to Chelsea,” Hazard said.

“I think he is one of the best midfielders in the world.”

The Roma midfielder is a target for the Blues and Conte is willing to break the bank for him.

Recently, the player confirmed that Chelsea have submitted an offer for him and that he will consider a move because an offer from Chelsea is a big deal for him.

Nainggolan has been one of the best players in Serie A over the last couple of seasons and would add much needed steel to the Chelsea midfield alongside Matic and Fabregas.

Conte has been an admirer of the Belgian since his Juventus days and is prepared to sign him now for his new side.

Liverpool plot swap deal for Sadio Mane

Liverpool have been linked with a move for the Southampton winger Sadio Mane.

The Saints winger scored 15 goals last season and would be a fantastic addition to Jurgen Klopp’s side. The Reds are in desperate need of pace and goals from out wide and Mane would be a great option.

However, Southampton are not looking to sell cheap and Liverpool might have to pay close to their transfer record in order to land Mane.

According to latest rumours, Liverpool are plotting a swap deal for the Premier League winger. The Reds are prepared to offer cash plus Jordon Ibe for Mane.

Ibe has failed to impress since the arrival of Klopp and despite his obvious talent, the player lacks the intelligence and decision making to make the grade at a top club like Liverpool.

It remains to be seen whether Southampton will accept a swap deal. Their managerial situation has complicated any potential transfer for Mane now and any deal is likely to be completed once a new manager is in place.


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