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Paper Talk: Glazers out to build bridges with double £168m Man Utd raid; Poch makes Tottenham star No 1 transfer aim

Manchester United’s owners, the Glazer family, hope an astonishing £168m double deal will supress fan frustration, while Wednesday’s transfer gossip has news of a Mauricio Pochettino raid on Tottenham and Leeds United links to a Holland U21 winger.


Under-pressure Manchester United owners the Glazer family are ready to sanction a huge summer of spending in an attempt to quash fan fury.

Tensions between United fans and their owners, the Glazers, has rarely been higher. The club are badly in debt and efforts to join the failed European Super League went down like a cup of cold sick.

Indeed, Avram Glazer did not do himself any favours when asked to apologise to disgruntled fans.

However, The Sun claims they want to build some bridges with supporters by sanctioning a £90m bid for Harry Kane.

The striker is at something of a career crossroads this summer and could force a move from Tottenham.

The England captain is frustrated by Tottenham’s ongoing trophy failures. But even if he pushes for a move, £90m may not be enough. Still, The Sun claims they will test the waters by lodging an opening bid.

The Glazers won’t stop with just Kane either.

As per the Daily Express, United will also move again for Jadon Sancho when the transfer window reopens.

Reports suggest that Dortmund’s asking price for the England winger has dropped. While they were seeking £107m last summer, he now looks set to leave for just £78m.

That has sparked United’s interest once again, though it seems they will have to now battle Chelsea.

Whether the reported £168m double swoop also appeases supporters remains to be seen. However, some observers believe the capture of Kane could steer United towards title glory.


PSG manager Mauricio Pochettino is set to make Tottenham star Dele Alli his top midfield target this summer. (Daily Express)

Liverpool have been offered the chance to sign Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti. (Daily Express)

Eden Hazard is set to complete his Stamford Bridge return by starting for Real Madrid against Chelsea on Wednesday night. (Daily Telegraph)

PSG players angrily accused referee Bjorn Kuipers of swearing at them during their Champions League semi-final defeat at the Etihad Stadium. (Daily Telegraph)

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Holland U21 winger Noa Lang is being linked with Leeds, though they face competition for his signing. (Daily Telegraph)

West Ham and Crystal Palace are chasing a summer move for RB Leipzig striker Hwang Hee-chan. (Daily Telegraph)

Anderlecht, Nice and Wolfsburg are chasing Wolves forward Owen Otasowie on loan next season, should he be allowed to leave. (Daily Telegraph)

Joe Allen will leave Stoke City this summer, a year before his contract expires. (Daily Telegraph)

Jose Mourinho was appointed Roma boss on Tuesday, with Tottenham still having to pay £10m compensation. (The Sun)


Chelsea are reportedly ready to extend manager Thomas Tuchel’s contract. (The Sun)

Chelsea have reportedly joined Manchester United in the chase for Jadon Sancho. (The Sun)

Former Inter Milan president Massimo Moratti believes Chelsea anchorman N’Golo Kante would make the newly-crowned Serie A winners “exceptional”. (The Sun)

Nicolas Anelka has quit as sporting director of French fourth-tier club Hyeres after three months after coronavirus held up their ambitious plans. (The Sun)


Norwich have joined the race to loan Brandon Williams this summer. (The Sun)

Manchester City’s battles over Financial Fair Play may not be over after it emerged the club and the Premier League are involved in secret legal proceedings over alleged regulation breaches. (The Independent)

Jack Grealish has told Aston Villa fan Prince William that he intends on being back playing within 10 days. (The Independent)

Tottenham are braced for another transfer window of trying to find a willing and able striker back-up to Harry Kane, with Carlos Vinicius set to return to Benfica. (Daily Mail)

Former Marseille boss Andre Villas-Boas is likely to make his World Rally Championship debut in Portugal later this month. (Daily Mail)


Romelu Lukaku has revealed he has been plotting with Eden Hazard and Thibaut Courtois on how to knock Chelsea out of the Champions League on Wednesday night. (Daily Mail)

The Manchester United Supporters’ Trust has seen a surge in membership over the past fortnight as the opposition to the Glazers’ ownership of the club grows. (Daily Mail)

Sol Campbell has emerged as a leading candidate to become the next England U21 manager. (Daily Mirror)

Lionel Messi is facing a probe by La Liga and Catalan government officials after hosting a barbecue for the Barcelona squad. (Daily Mirror)

Manchester United could make a move for Aston Villa keeper Tom Heaton if David de Gea leaves in the summer. (Daily Star)


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