Paper Talk: Man Utd strong favourites to seal powerful striker deal; Tottenham line-up perfect Lloris replacement
Manchester United have emerged as strong favourites to seal a £15m striker deal, while Thursday’s transfer gossip claims that Tottenham will swoop for an Old Trafford first-team regular this summer.
GHANA HOTSHOT MAN UTD BOUND
Man United are now the strong favourites to sign FC Nordsjaelland striker Kamaldeen Sulemana after talks this week.
It was revealed on Monday that a United delegation had flown out to Denmark for talks over the potential transfer of the Ghana international with chairman Tom Vernon.
Football Insider stated that the Red Devils had outbid fellow suitors Ajax for the versatile attacker, putting them firmly in the driving seat to seal a deal.
The Dutch giants have submitted a package worth £12m in total for Sulemana. However, United are willing to meet his £15m asking price.
However, the report adds that there are still plenty of hurdles to overcome, including red tape. Under the new post-Brexit transfer rules, Sulemana does not have enough points to currently gain a work permit.
However, that will change if the teenage forward makes one more competitive appearance for Ghana or if the Danish league climbs one place in the Uefa co-efficients.
Ghana are next in action on 8 June when they play against Morocco as part of their preparation for the African qualifiers for next year’s World Cup.
If Sulemana features in that match then a major stumbling block to United landing the starlet will be removed.
United have made the capture of the teen star a top priority after scouting him extensively this season.
Sulemana, who only joined Nordsjaelland in February of last year, has scored 10 goals and added seven assists in 28 appearances for the Danish outfit this term.
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TOTTENHAM LINE-UP PERFECT LLORIS REPLACEMENT
Tottenham are reportedly keen on securing Man Utd stopper Dean Henderson’s services next season. (Sky Sports)
Manchester City and United are both prepared to offer Harry Kane £300,000 per week in basic salary. (Daily Mail)
Barcelona president Joan Laporta has warned that major changes will be made at the club with decisions taken as early as next week. (Daily Mail)
David de Gea appears to have the backing from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to start in goal for Manchester United in next Wednesday’s Europa League final against Villarreal. (Daily Mail)
Italian champions Inter Milan are close to securing 275 million euros (£237m) in financing under a deal that will hand a minority stake to U.S. investment firm Oaktree Capital Group. (Daily Mail)
Raheem Sterling has put pen to paper on a new boot deal as the Manchester City star signs up with New Balance after seeing out his partnership with Nike. (Daily Mail)
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LEICESTER CLOSE TO DEAL FOR LILLE ACE
Brendan Rodgers is close to completing the capture of Lille midfielder Boubakary Soumare for around £15m. Leicester will also move for Ryan Bertrand. (Daily Telegraph)
Manchester United are looking at Southampton striker Danny Ings as a target during the summer transfer window to strengthen Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s attack. (Daily Telegraph)
Olivier Giroud’s agent has revealed AC Milan, Juventus and Roma have held transfer talks for the Chelsea striker. (The Sun)
Striker Ashley Barnes was arrested for drink-driving after Burnley secured their Premier League status. (The Sun)
Thousands of England fans have been left devastated. They have been told they will not get the Euro 2020 tickets they paid for. (The Sun)
Tottenham boss target Antonio Conte is set for showdown talks with the Inter Milan hierarchy on Thursday in an effort to clear up the uncertainty over his future. (Daily Express)
MORE TRANSFER GOSSIP
Harry Maguire is facing Europa League final heartache – with the defender unlikely to be fit to face Villarreal. (Daily Mirror)
A small number of Tottenham fans clashed with stewards after Spurs’ 2-1 defeat to Aston Villa as supporters were left furious at their treatment by the club. (Daily Mirror)
Wolves have confirmed Raul Jimenez will have to wear a protective headguard for the rest of his career but they expect him to be back in action next season after making a “remarkable recovery”. (Daily Mirror)
Chelsea fans could pay up to £870 to be at the Champions League final against Manchester City a week. (The Times)
Manchester City want to sign Harry Kane and plan to hold talks over a potential deal for the Tottenham striker. Kane is open to joining City but he and his suitors are aware that negotiations with Daniel Levy will be far from straightforward. (The Guardian)
Lewis Ferguson has stunned Aberdeen by handing in a transfer request after having a £1.2m move to newly-promoted English Premier League Watford rejected by the Dons. (Daily Record)
Chris Sutton hopes the shocking attack on Peter Lawwell’s home doesn’t put top-name players and managers off coming to Glasgow. (Daily Record)
Winger Santiago Moreno is reportedly being tracked by Rangers as the champions step up their summer signing plans. (Daily Record)
Cup finalists Hibs and St Johnstone are set to battle it out over Hamilton full-back Scott McMann. (Scottish Sun)
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