Man Utd Round-Up: Swap Deal, Transfer Blow, Battle For Valencia Forward

By | June 1, 2020

Real Madrid preparing to offer Man United four players to sign Paul Pogba

La Liga giants Real Madrid are reportedly planning to offer Man United four players in an attempt to secure the services of French midfielder Paul Pogba ahead of the 2020-21 season.

Pogba’s future at Old Trafford remains the subject of much speculation, however, the financial impact of the coronavirus outbreak means that teams are unlikely to be able to afford to pay straight cash to sign the world-cup winning playmaker.

According to The Sun, Los Blancos are still keen on to lure the 27-year-old midfielder at Santiago Bernabeu and are ready to offer the 20-times English champions, four players, in a bid to secure a summer move.

The report claims that Zinedine Zidane’s side are prepared to make James Rodriguez, Lucas Vasquez, Martin Odegaard and Brahim Diaz available for transfer ahead of next campaign.

Rodriguez, Diaz and Vazquez have all struggled for regular action with the Los Blancos this season, however, Odegaard has excelled during a loan spell at La Liga outfits Real Sociedad, founding back of the net seven times and providing eight assists in 28 appearences.

Serie A also continues to be rumoured with a move for Paul Pogba, who will see his current contract at Old Trafford end next summer. However, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side do have the option of activating an additional 12 months.

Man Utd set to make summer move for 20-year-old La Liga forward next month

Liverpool and Manchester United are reportedly preparing to make a summer move for Valencia forward Ferran Torres.

The 20-year-old winger has been in stunning form for Los Che during the 2019-20 season, founding back of the net six times and providing seven assists in 35 games in all competitions.

The Spaniard’s current deal at the Mestalla will end next summer, though, and there has been widespread rumours surrounding his future over the last few months.

Barcelona, Borussia Dortmund and Real Madrid are among the teams believed to be interested in the forward ahead of the 2020-21 campaign.

However, according to Fichajes, the Red Devils are also firmly in the hunt for the Spain U-21 international, with the Red Devils believed to be prepared to make a ‘firm offer’.

Torres has managed to found back of the net four times in 25 La Liga games this season, while he also managed to score two goals and two assists in six Champions League group-stage games for Albert Celades’s side.

Man Utd and Liverpool also eyeing a move for another La Liga star Pau Torres.

Villarreal defender has been tipped to depart from the Estadio de la Cerámica ahead of the next campaign and Premier League thought to be his favoured destination.

Man Utd could miss out signing of box-to-box Serie A midfielder

Tottenham Hotspur have reportedly joined Man Utd and Chelsea in the hunt for Lazio midfield star Sergej Milinkovic-Savic.

The 25-year-old Serbian midfielder has again been in stunning form for his Italian club during the 2019-20 season before it had been suspended following the coronavirus pandemic, Savic has managed to found back of the net five times and provided seven assists in 31 games in all competitions.

Chelsea and Manchester United have recently rumoured with a move for the 25-year-old playmaker, who has a deal at Stadio Olimpico until the end of the 2023-24 campaign.

However, according to Calciomercato, the Spurs are also exploring the possibility of luring the Serbia international midfielder in the Premier League when the transfer window will be re-opened in the summer.

Lazio sporting director Igli Tare recently suggested that Milinkovic-Savic will be free to depart from the club this summer if he wishes, although the Serie A giants are believed to demanding fee around £80m for his signature.

The huge price tag on Serbian midfielder’s head could give Man Utd and Chelsea edge over Tottenham to get the deal done for the Serbian midfielder.

Tottenham are also believed to be planning a move for Southampton midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg.