Man Utd agree terms with Chelsea midfielder Mount ahead of transfer talks – Paper Round

United agree terms with Mount

The Telegraph believes Manchester United will probably soon make a deal for Mason Mount after they agreed personal terms with Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount.

Mount, along with Tottenham striker Harry Kane, is wanted by Erik ten Hag ahead of the new Premier League season.


Kane will run down contract if he does not get Man Utd move – Paper Round


The paper reports: “Manchester United have agreed personal terms with Mason Mount and are now expected to sign the Chelsea midfielder.

“Mount is also wanted by Liverpool and Arsenal and it would be a serious blow for Jurgen Klopp, in particular, if he joins United. The Liverpool manager has targeted Mount and Brighton’s Alexis Mac Allister as he rebuilds his midfield, while Arsenal are pushing for Mount’s best friend, West Ham United captain Declan Rice, who is also wanted by Bayern Munich coach Thomas Tuchel.

“A transfer fee is yet to be agreed by United for Mount, but Telegraph Sport revealed on Tuesday that United manager Erik ten Hag is confident he can persuade the 24-year-old to join and is pushing the club’s hierarchy to get the deal over the line.

“Ten Hag regards Mount as one of two key signings in the forthcoming window and will play him as a No 8. The other signing he desperately wants is a striker and his dream transfer still remains Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane.”

City close in on Kovacic

With the departure of Ilkay Gundoga looking likely, Manchester City are also in the market for a Chelsea midfielder.

The Mirror states that they are in talks for Mateo Kovacic, who has a year left on his current contract at Stamford Bridge, with his current side looking to balance the books.

“Manchester City and Chelsea have opened talks over the transfer of Mateo Kovacic,” the report claims.

“The Croatian international has just a year left on his contract at Stamford Bridge and will be allowed to depart as the Blues look to thin out their bloated squad. Chelsea have given City permission to discuss personal terms with Kovacic.

“It is expected that the two clubs will reach an agreement over a fee and that Kovacic, 29, will move to the Etihad to join the Premier League champions.

“Other clubs have been monitoring Kovacic’s situation in west London, but he is understood to be keen on a new challenge and particularly to work with Pep Guardiola. The City boss has long been an admirer of the ex-Real Madrid and Inter Milan midfielder.”

Newcastle linked with Felix move

Newcastle United might need Atletico Madrid to compromise on a deal for Joao Felix. The forward’s Chelsea loan ended swiftly at the end of the season and there is no hope of him coming back to Stamford Bridge.

The Sun writes that Newcastle could be his next destination, assuming his £200,000-a-week wages are settled some how.

The paper says: “JOAO FELIX could be on his way straight back to England after being offered to Newcastle.

“The Portuguese forward was stunned to be bombed out by Chelsea as soon as the season finished and is now in limbo.

“Atletico are ready to strike another loan deal with a modest fee plus the players wages of around £200K a week covered.

“That would be a sticking point as Toon boss Eddie Howe admits his club does struggle on pay. A split on the salary may have to be agreed.”

Lunin may depart Real

Andriy Lunin hopes to move on from Real Madrid after it became apparent that he has little chance of dislodging ThibautCourtois.

Real are looking for a replacement for the Ukrainian, who is out of contract at the end of the season, and Spanish newspaper Marca reports David Soria, out of contract at Getafe next month, is an option.

“Luninwants to play and he knows that it is really difficult for him at Real Madrid to do so,” explains the outlet. “He wants to leave and Real Madrid are already looking for a replacement. Last year, in similar circumstances, Ospina was first on the list of Los Blancos as was the young Pole Slonina, who now belongs to Chelsea. Now, the first name that has been talked about is that of David Soria, Getafe’s first-choice goalkeeper whose contract expires in a month.

“The Ukrainian goalkeeper feels that his time at the club is coming to an end. After playing and doing well at the start of the season, he was ostracised as soon as Courtois recovered. The goal he has set himself is to feel like a goalkeeper again and to regain his lost confidence, and that means looking for a destination away from Madrid.

“Lunin’s contract with Real Madrid expires in 2024 and although it will not be the main problem, the club will ask for something in return for his departure.”


Bayern ignite Rice race with £95m offer, Kane to Man Utd blocked – Paper Round

29/05/2023 AT 22:04


Barcelona line up Messi, Martinez, Gundogan and Guimaraes for summer spree – Paper Round

29/05/2023 AT 05:31

Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy has one condition to sell Harry Kane

Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy holds the key to Harry Kane’s potential transfer to Manchester United, with the striker needing to convince Levy to allow him to leave the club this summer, reported by mirror. Despite Kane’s desire for a move, Levy is firm in his refusal to sell the star player to a Premier League rival.

Manchester United’s return to the Champions League next season has made them eager to secure Kane as their top target for the striker position. With manager Erik ten Hag seeking reinforcements up front and the potential departures of Antony Martial and Wout Weghorst, Kane has emerged as their primary focus.

Kane’s contract with Tottenham expires next year, making this transfer window the last opportunity for the England captain to negotiate with other clubs. However, Levy’s determination to avoid selling Kane to a direct Premier League competitor poses a significant obstacle to any potential transfer. Tottenham values their star player at £100 million.

The Evening Standard reports that Kane will only be sold if a suitable offer comes from a foreign club, as Levy refuses to allow him to join another Premier League team. This stance could prove costly for Spurs, as they risk losing their greatest goalscorer and prized asset on a free transfer next summer if he doesn’t sign a new contract.

After an impressive season scoring 30 goals, Kane has amassed 213 Premier League goals in his career, just 47 shy of Alan Shearer’s all-time record of 260 goals. If he continues at his current rate, Kane could become the league’s all-time top scorer within the next two seasons.

Levy is known for his tough negotiating style, with former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson describing dealings with the Spurs chairman as “more painful than my hip replacement.” Levy emphasizes that the decision to sell a player depends on various factors, including the player’s character and the team’s overall cohesion.

The standoff between Kane and Levy adds an intriguing twist to the transfer saga, leaving Kane’s future uncertain as he seeks a move away from Tottenham this summer.

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Kane will run down contract if he does not get Man Utd move – Paper Round

Kane determined to make United move

The Sun reports that Harry Kane is willing to wait out his contract at Tottenham and leave on a free transfer next season if he does not get the move he wants.

The England international has a year left on his current deal and wants to move to Manchester United this summer.


Bayern ignite Rice race with £95m offer, Kane to Man Utd blocked – Paper Round


The paper writes: “HARRY KANE will stay at Spurs for a final season — if he cannot get a move to Manchester United.

“Tottenham are more open to selling Kane to a foreign club than a top-flight rival with Bayern Munich huge admirers of the striker.

“But that does not interest Kane, who rattled in another 30 top-flight goals this season and has a year left on his contract.

“United are the only viable English option this summer with Kane, who has been at Spurs since age 11, not willing to risk his reputation with the fans by moving to arch- rivals Chelsea or Arsenal.

“Newcastle are not in a position to spend north of £100million on one player, despite their Saudi riches.”

Liverpool target Thuram signing

Liverpool are keen to sign Kephren Thuram from Nice this summer, the Mirror reports.

The decision comes as they look to bring in midfielders to replace James Milner, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Naby Keita.

The newspaper claims: “Liverpool are plotting a move to sign French midfielder Khephren Thuram this summer.

“Jurgen Klopp is set to strengthen his midfield department when the transfer window re-opens, with James Milner, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Naby Keita all set to leave the club at the end of June. Arthur will also return to Juventus at the end of his disastrous season-long loan spell.

“Liverpool are pushing to secure the services of Nice ace Thuram. The 22-year-old has impressed in the middle of the park for Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s Nice this season, making 48 appearances, scoring twice. Thuram, who is the son of France legend Lillian and brother of fellow Liverpool target Marcus, is a destructive midfielder who can operate from box-to-box.”

More midfielders interest Liverpool

As well as Thuram, the Telegraph believes that Liverpool are in the market for two other midfielders.

They are interested in Alexis Mac Allister of Brighton, and Chelsea’s Mason Mount, who has a year left on his contract.

“Liverpool have confirmed the appointment of Jorg Schmadtke as sporting director at Anfield ahead of the transfer window opening to help the club move quickly in the summer market,” the paper says.

“Schmadtke’s role is still subject to his work permit being finalised but the process is seen as a formality and he is expected to start work on June 1. Liverpool wanted him in place for a smooth transition from Ward in what is expected to be a busy summer of transfer activity.

“The club has an interest in Brighton’s Alexis Mac Allister and Chelsea’s Mason Mount in the midfield area. It is understood that work has already started on summer recruitment and that it will be overseen by Schmadtke once he starts work in a month.”

Real have long list of strikers

Spanish newspaper Marca reports on the list of forwards that Real Madrid are interested in.

The debate inside the club is whether to aim for experience or potential, giving a wide range of names as a result.

The outlet writes: “Real Madrid are preparing to make a signing in the upcoming summer transfer market in order to strengthen their attack. However, there are internal uncertainties within the club regarding the direction they should take.

“The debate revolves around whether to focus on young talent with long-term potential or experienced players who can make an immediate impact. The discussion remains open, and the club is actively considering various options.

“The list of potential targets continues to grow rapidly. Players such as Harry Kane, Roberto Firmino, Julian Alvarez, Marcus Thuram, Joselu, Goncalo Ramos, Rasmus Hojlund, Kai Harvertz, Kolo Muani, Victor Osimhen, and Karim Adeyemi have all been mentioned.

“Additionally, the young players from Real Madrid academy, Alvaro Rodriguez and Juanmi Latasa, who is currently on loan at Getafe are also being considered as options to beef up the attack.”


Barcelona line up Messi, Martinez, Gundogan and Guimaraes for summer spree – Paper Round



Real Madrid offered Kane in swap deal for Hazard – Paper Round

26/05/2023 AT 00:44

Golden Shoe: Kane macht das Rennen hinter Haaland – Osimhen verpasst die Top drei

In den großen Ligen ist die Saison beendet, das Rennen um den Golden Shoe war schon längst entschieden. Platz zwei war noch heiß umkämpft – mit dem besseren Ende für Harry Kane. Die Bundesliga spielte in diesem Jahr keine Rolle.

Sicherte sich im Golden-Shoe-Ranking Platz zwei hinter Erling Haaland (re.): Harry Kane.

Sicherte sich im Golden-Shoe-Ranking Platz zwei hinter Erling Haaland (re.): Harry Kane.


Mit starken 36 Toren stand Erling Haaland an der Spitze des Goldenen Schuhs, der in jedem Jahr von den European Sports Media (ESM) für den besten (Liga-)Torjäger Europas vergeben wird. Der Norweger holt sich die Trophäe, obwohl er im letzten Liga-Spiel von Manchester City nicht mehr eingreifen konnte. Ohne den 22-Jährigen, der wie etliche andere Stars für das Champions-League-Finale geschont wurde, ging ManCity beim FC Brentford (0:1) leer aus.

Haaland wird es verschmerzen können, Platz eins war ihm schon vorher sicher. Der zweite Rang dagegen war umkämpft, Harry Kane und Kylian Mbappé lieferten sich vor dem letzten Spieltag ein Kopf-an-Kopf-Rennen, das Tottenhams Kane mit einem Doppelpack beim 4:1 bei Leeds United und nun 30 Toren (60 Punkte) für sich entschied. Mbappé bereitete zwar das Tor von Lionel beim abschließenden 1:1 von Paris St. Germain vor, bleibt aber bei 28 Treffern sowie 56 Punkten stehen und muss sich mit Platz drei begnügen.

Osimhens Doppelpack reicht nicht mehr – Gnabry nicht in den Top 50

Der englische Meister ist mit Sieger Haaland in den Top drei vertreten, der französische Titelträger mit Mbappé, der italienische Champion SSC Neapel hat einen Platz auf dem Golden-Shoe-Treppchen verpasst. Und das, obwohl Victor Osimhen beim abschließenden 2:2 in Bologna doppelt für Napoli traf – 25 Tore, 50 Punkte, Platz 5. Der deutsche Meister FC Bayern, der in Serge Gnabry mit 14 Toren seinen besten Schützen hatte, ist nicht einmal in den Top 50 vertreten.

Überhaupt spielte die Bundesliga in dieser Saison überhaupt keine Rolle. Hatte Robert Lewandowski, der im Trikot der Bayern die letzten zwei Jahre den Golden Shoe mit 41 (2020/21) und mit 35 Toren (2021/22) gewann, noch das Fähnchen des deutschen Oberhauses hochgehalten, mussten sich die kicker-Torjäger-Kanonen-Gewinner Niclas Füllkrug (Werder Bremen) und Christopher Nkunku (RB Leipzig) mit jeweils 16 Toren (32 Punkte) – der geringste Wert in der BL-Geschichte – mit Rang 26 zufrieden geben.

Auch bei Lewandowski lief es bei seinem neuen Klub FC Barcelona, mit dem er spanischer Meister wurde, persönlich nicht so rund wie die vergangenen Jahre. Die polnische Tormaschine brachte es “nur” auf 23 Treffer. Rang eins in Spanien, Rang sieben im ESM-Ranking.

Rekordsieger Messi gleichauf mit Füllkrug und Nkunku

Und wie lief es bei Rekordgewinner Lionel Messi, der sechsmal die Trophäe in seinen Schrank stellen durfte? 16 Tore steuerte der argentinische Weltmeister-Kapitän, den Barcelona gerne wieder zurückhaben möchte, zum Titelgewinn von PSG bei und reihte sich neben Füllkrug und Nkunku auf Platz 26 ein.

Golden Shoe 2022/23 (Stand: 30. Mai 2023)

Platz Spieler Verein Tore Faktor Punktzahl

1 Erling Haaland Manchester City 36 2 72

2 Harry Kane Tottenham Hotspur 30 2 60

3 Kylian Mbappé Paris Saint-Germain 28 2 56

4 Alexandre Lacazette Olympique Lyon 27 2 54

5 Victor Osimhen SSC Napoli 25 2 50

6 Jonathan David Lille OSC 24 2 48

7 Robert Lewandowski FC Barcelona 23 2 46

8 Enner Valencia Fenerbahce SK 28 1,5 42

Lautaro Martinez Inter Mailand 21 2 42

10 Ivan Toney Brentford FC 20 2 40

Habib Diallo Racing Straßburg 20 2 40

Folarin Balogun Stade Reims 20 2 40

Lois Openda RC Lens 20 2 40

14 Mohamed Salah FC Liverpool 19 2 38

15 Amahl Pellegrino FK Bodö/Glimt 25 1,5 37,5

16 Artem Dovbyk SK Dnipro-1 24 1,5 36

Callum Wilson Newcastle United 18 2 36

Wissam Ben Yedder AS Monaco 18 2 36

Karim Benzema Real Madrid 18 2 36

20 Malcom Zenit St. Petersburg 23 1,5 34,5

Kyogo Furuhashi Celtic Glasgow 23 1,5 34,5

22 Terem Moffi FC Lorient 17 2 34

Elye Wahi Montpellier HSC 17 2 34

Marcus Rashford Manchester United 17 2 34

25 Mehdi Taremi FC Porto 22 1,5 33

26 Niclas Füllkrug Werder Bremen 16 2 32

Boulaye Dia US Salernitana 16 2 32

Rayan Philippe FC Swift Hesperange 32 1 32

Lionel Messi Paris Saint-Germain 16 2 32

Joselu Espanyol Barcelona 16 2 32

Christopher Nkunku RB Leipzig 16 2 32

32 Lawrence Shankland Heart of Midlothian 21 1,5 31,5

Jean-Pierre Nsamé Young Boys Bern 21 1,5 31,5

34 Mbaye Diagne Fatih Karagümrük 20 1,5 30

Martin Ödegaard FC Arsenal 15 2 30

Hugo Cuypers KAA Gent 20 1,5 30

Quincy Promes Spartak Moskau 20 1,5 30

Kevin van Veen FC Motherwell 20 1,5 30

Gabriel Martinelli FC Arsenal 15 2 30

Amine Gouiri OGC Nizza 15 2 30

Antoine Griezmann Atletico Madrid 15 2 30

Randal Kolo Muani Eintracht Frankfurt 15 2 30

Borja Iglesias Real Betis 15 2 30

44 Dominik Stolz Swift Hesperange 29 1 29

45 Fabio Borini Fatih Karagümrük 19 1,5 28,5

Jakub Reznicek FC Zbrojovka Brno 19 1,5 28,5

Anastasios Douvikas FC Utrecht 19 1,5 28,5

Marko Livaja Hajduk Split 19 1,5 28,5

Goncalo Ramos Benfica Lissabon 19 1,5 28,5

Mauro Icardi Galatasaray 19 1,5 28,5

Cedric Itten Young Boys 19 1,5 28,5

Xavi Simons PSV Eindhoven 19 1,5 28,5

Bayern ignite Rice race with £95m offer, Kane to Man Utd blocked – Paper Round

Bayern’s £95m Rice offer

Bayern Munich have thrown the race to sign Declan Rice this summer wide open after the Mirror reported the German champions are launching a £95m offer for the West Ham midfielder. Rice will be allowed to leave the Hammers if their asking price is met, and amid interest from Premier League clubs Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester United and Chelsea, the England international is said to have spoke to Bayern boss Thomas Tuchel recently as he considers his options.

“Rice is expected to inform West Ham that his preference is to move to Arsenal this summer. The Gunners want Rice to replace Granit Xhaka, who looks set to join Bayer Leverkusen,” the Mirror writes.


Barcelona line up Messi, Martinez, Gundogan and Guimaraes for summer spree – Paper Round


“However, Rice is believed to have held talks with Bayern boss Tuchel in recent days and the lure of joining one of Europe’s heavyweights could prove a tempting proposition. It is also unclear at this stage how much Arsenal are willing to pay to land Rice this summer.”


Spurs to block Kane to Man Utd

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy will not allow Harry Kane to leave for a Premier League rival this summer, the Mirror reports, a decision that hinders Manchester United’s hopes of signing the forward. Even though Kane is out of contract next summer, Levy is willing to take the risk – even if the England captain ends up leaving on a free in 12 months’ time.

“Tottenham will certainly not give up on keeping Kane beyond his current deal as they believe his loyalty plus also the incentive of closing in on the Premier League goals record – he is now just 47 behind Alan Shearer’s 260 – could persuade him to stay even longer,” the Mirror writes.

“Kane, who turns 30 in July, also knows that he could have the pick of his clubs next year as a free agent when, if he did decide to leave, he would also command a mega contract.”


PSG sound out Odegaard

Paris Saint-Germain are interested in a shock move for Martin Odegaard, the Daily Mail reports. The Arsenal captain was central to their title challenge, scoring 15 times as the Gunners finished second behind Manchester City. And with Arsenal out to build on this improved campaign under Mikel Arteta they are reluctant to sell this summer, and also boast a transfer budget that would not require such big-same sales in the upcoming window.

“Odegaard is key to Mikel Arteta’s plans going forward and is also happy with life in London,” the Mail writes.

“Arsenal have a transfer budget of around £180m plus sales – but don’t want Odegaard to leave as they look to go one better than second place next season.”


Fulham want Fred

Fulham are in the running to sign Fred from Manchester United this summer, the Daily Mail reports. Fulham boss Marco Silva waited to speak with Fred after their meeting at Old Trafford on the final day of the Premier League season on Sunday, and with United willing to listen to offers for the 30-year-old midfielder, a move to London could be in the offing for the Brazilian.

The Mail adds: “There are likely to be further departures from United this summer, with Anthony Martial, Harry Maguire, Eric Bailly, Brandon Williams and Alex Telles amongst those who could leave.

“Donny van de Beek and Anthony Elanga could also depart. Phil Jones and Axel Tuanzebe are out of contract and goalkeeper Dean Henderson, who has been on loan at Nottingham Forest, may depart permanently. There haven’t been any discussions about keeping Wout Weghorst once his loan from Burnley comes to an end and the same applies to Marcel Sabitzer, who is on loan from Bayern Munich.”


Real Madrid offered Kane in swap deal for Hazard – Paper Round

26/05/2023 AT 00:44


Man Utd ready to launch early summer bids for Kane and Mount – Paper Round

24/05/2023 AT 22:32

Manchester United legend Roy Keane reveals the most important transfer for the Red Devils

Manchester United legend Roy Keane has shared his thoughts on the club’s potential transfer targets, expressing doubts about the pursuit of Mason Mount but endorsing the idea of signing Harry Kane, reported by

Recent reports have linked Manchester United with interest in Mount, Kane, and their England teammate Declan Rice as manager Erik ten Hag aims to strengthen the squad for a title challenge next season. When asked about the transfer links on Sky Sports, Keane expressed uncertainty about Mount’s form and suggested that he has “gone off the boil” in recent years. However, he acknowledged the midfielder’s potential for a comeback and recognized his qualities.

Keane, known for his no-nonsense approach, emphasized the importance of signing a striker and stated that Kane would be the most exciting option for Manchester United. He also mentioned Declan Rice as a potential decent signing. However, he acknowledged the difficulty in acquiring Kane from Tottenham, given the club’s reluctance to sell to a direct rival.

Both Mount and Kane have just one year remaining on their contracts with Chelsea and Tottenham, respectively, which could make them available for transfers this summer. Manchester United’s pursuit of a striker is a key priority in the transfer market, with neither Anthony Martial nor Wout Weghorst meeting expectations this past season.

As the season concludes, Manchester United will shift their focus to the summer transfer window. The impending takeover of the club by either Sir Jim Ratcliffe or a Qatari consortium led by Sheikh Jassim could also impact the club’s transfer dealings, adding further intrigue to their plans.

Fans will eagerly await Manchester United’s moves in the transfer market, as the club aims to strengthen the squad and challenge for major honors in the upcoming season.

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Barcelona line up Messi, Martinez, Gundogan and Guimaraes for summer spree – Paper Round

Barcelona want three free transfers

Lionel Messi leads the list of free transfers that Barcelona are aiming for as they look to strengthen ahead of next season under Xavi Hernandez.

Despite winning La Liga this year, they remain in financial difficulties, so they need to keep their spending down and if they can avoid transfer fees, that will help.


Real Madrid offered Kane in swap deal for Hazard – Paper Round

26/05/2023 AT 00:44

The Mail writes: “Lionel Messi, Inigo Martinez and Ilkay Gundogan make up the holy trinity of free transfers that Barcelona want to build their summer around – one legend and two top internationals that will excite supporters and improve the quality of the team that has just won the league.

“Making it happen will not be easy and depend largely on how much slack they are cut by La Liga and how successful their attempts at selling players are.

“The club have to make up a £174million [€200m] deficit in order to move with freedom in the transfer market, free from the shackles of La Liga’s 40 per cent rule that will otherwise oblige them to spend only £35million [€40m] of every £100million they bring in by either increasing revenue or reducing costs.”

Barcelona set to spend big for Guimaraes

Fresh from helping Newcastle United secure Champions League football, Newcastle’s Bruno Guimaeraes is a big-money target for Barcelona.

The Sun reports that the Spanish champions hope to bring in the Brazilian to reinforce their squad, which could help Newcastle balance their books.

“BARCELONA want to sign Newcastle star Bruno Guimaraes this summer,” the paper begins.

“The Catalan giants believe that the Brazilian ace can help catapult them back into Champions League contention.

“Selling Guimaraes would help Newcastle further strengthen their squad within the parameters of Financial Fair Play.

“And they would expect to command a club-record fee for a sale should they let him depart.

“Barca accept that Guimaraes is likely to cost around £87million to prise away from the Toon.”

Maguire set for Serie A move

After Chris Smalling, Harry Maguire could become the latest English Manchester United defender to find a new home in Serie A.

The Mirror believes that four clubs – Juventus, AC Milan, Inter Milan and Roma – are all interested in taking the player on loan.

“Out-of-favour Manchester United defender Harry Maguire wants more starts next season after being linked with a loan move to either one of four Italian giants.” the report claims.

“Juventus, AC Milan, Inter and Roma have all been tipped to make a move for Maguire, who’s ended up as fifth-choice centre-back under manager Erik ten Hag. The England international, 30, was handed a rare start by Ten Hag for Sunday’s 2-1 win at home to Fulham which confirmed a third-place finish for United, as the Premier League campaign drew to a close.”

Ten Hag wants more money

Erik ten Hag noted that other teams in the league spent big this season, and that had cost him the signature of Cody Gakpo, and that Newcastle had also outspent him in the winter, as did Arsenal and Chelsea.

The Telegraph reports that Ten Hag hopes for more investment this summer, which should help him secure Harry Kane.

The paper writes: “United refused to sanction a £44 million deal for Cody Gakpo, one of Ten Hag’s leading forward targets, with the manager instead having to settle for underwhelming loan deals for striker Wout Weghorst, who did not score a league goal, midfielder Marcel Sabitzer and goalkeeper Jack Butland. By contrast, Newcastle paid Everton £40 million for Anthony Gordon, Arsenal spent over £50 million on Leandro Trossard, Jakub Kiwior and Jorginho and Chelsea invested over £250 million.

“Ten Hag wants to add Harry Kane, the £100 million Tottenham striker, among others, but there is not thought to be a great deal of optimism within the corridors of power that a deal can be done for the England captain at this stage.”


Man Utd ready to launch early summer bids for Kane and Mount – Paper Round

24/05/2023 AT 22:32


United make De Gea fresh offer to keep goalkeeper at Old Trafford – Paper Round

21/05/2023 AT 05:35

Manchester United is ready to offer $120million for Harry Kane

Manchester United is reportedly prepared to make a substantial offer of $120 million to Tottenham Hotspur for the services of star striker Harry Kane, reported by mirror. However, the Red Devils have reservations about whether Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy will be open to negotiating a deal.

Kane, 29, is entering the final year of his contract and has previously expressed a desire to win major honors. Manchester United, under the leadership of manager Erik ten Hag, sees Kane as their top target for the upcoming transfer window, with the player believed to be interested in a move to Old Trafford. Yet, Levy is known for being a tough negotiator, and it remains uncertain whether Tottenham would prefer to risk losing their star player on a free transfer next year rather than cashing in now.

According to reports, Manchester United is aware of the challenges involved in persuading Levy to sell Kane, but they remain confident that a bid in the region of £100 million would be sufficient to secure the striker’s services if Tottenham is willing to engage in negotiations.

Erik ten Hag, having guided Manchester United to Champions League qualification and a trophy in his first year in charge, is eager to strengthen his squad further. He recognizes the need for a quality No.9 and sees Kane as the ideal candidate. However, Manchester United is also exploring alternative options, with Napoli’s Victor Osimhen being considered as a potential target.

As the Premier League season comes to a close, Ten Hag’s transfer plans are still uncertain due to the ongoing uncertainty surrounding the club. However, Manchester United remains determined to bolster their attacking options and will actively pursue a deal for Harry Kane if the opportunity arises.

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Ten Hag macht Druck: “Wir brauchen bessere Spieler”

Manchester United kehrt in die Champions League zurück. Doch für größere Ziele fordert Erik ten Hag Verstärkungen – und befeuert damit Spekulationen.

Erik ten Hag (Mi.) fordert Verstärkungen bei ManUnited - spekuliert wird unter anderem über Neymar (li.) und Mason Mount (re.).

Erik ten Hag (Mi.) fordert Verstärkungen bei ManUnited – spekuliert wird unter anderem über Neymar (li.) und Mason Mount (re.).

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Der Erste war John Bentley 1912/13, der bisher letzte ist seit Mittwochabend Erik ten Hag: Erst fünf Trainer haben es geschafft, ihre erste Saison bei Manchester United gleich unter den ersten vier Mannschaften der Tabelle zu beenden. Ten Hag, der vor der Saison von Ajax Amsterdam gekommen war, gehört damit schon jetzt zu den Gewinnern dieser Premier-League-Spielzeit – zumal er am 3. Juni gegen Manchester City nach dem Ligapokal auch noch den FA Cup gewinnen könnte.

Trotzdem trat der 53 Jahre alte Niederländer nach dem entscheidenden 4:1-Heimsieg gegen den FC Chelsea als Mahner auf. “Das ist eine gute Basis, auf der man aufbauen kann, aber die Ansprüche müssen wachsen”, sagte er. “Wir müssen im Sommer mit diesem Kader arbeiten, aber wir müssen ihn im Transferfenster auch verstärken. Wir wollen um den Meistertitel mitspielen, doch wir müssen realistisch sein. Es ist da, was da ist. Wir sind noch weit davon entfernt, es ist noch viel zu tun. Wir brauchen bessere Spieler, wenn wir um die Spitze mitspielen wollen.”

Gegen Chelsea hatte ten Hag die jüngste ManUnited-Startelf der Premier-League-Geschichte ins Rennen geschickt – mit durchschnittlich 23 Jahren und 238 Tagen. Im Sommer soll dieses Fundament auf dem Transfermarkt weiter ausgebaut werden, allen voran mit einem zentralen Mittelfeldspieler und einem Stürmer.

Neymar? Kane? Rice? Mount?

Spekulationen gibt es unter anderem um Neymar, über dessen mögliche Verpflichtung Vertreter von ManUnited bereits mit Paris St. Germain gesprochen haben sollen. Ten Hag wollte die Gerüchte um den 31-jährigen Brasilianer, den PSG wohl zu verabschieden bereit wäre, am Mittwoch weder bestätigen noch dementieren. Auch Tottenham-Torjäger Harry Kane wird seit Monaten mit einem Wechsel ans Old Trafford in Verbindung gebracht. Im Mittelfeld gelten Kanes englische Nationalmannschaftskollegen Declan Rice (West Ham) und Mason Mount (Chelsea) als Kandidaten.

Vieles könnte auch davon abhängen, wie sich der Poker um einen möglichen Eigentümerwechsel beim englischen Rekordmeister entwickelt. Der katarische Scheich Jassim Bin Hamad Al Thani und “Ineos”-Boss Sir Jim Ratcliffe hatten Angebote abgegeben. Weiterhin ist jedoch unklar, ob die bei den Fans unbeliebte Glazer-Familie am Ende tatsächlich Anteile verkauft und, falls ja, wie viele.

Jamie Redknapp urges Harry Kane to leave Tottenham Hotspur

Former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Jamie Redknapp has urged England captain Harry Kane to leave the North London club this summer. The striker has been linked with a move to Manchester United in the upcoming transfer window.

In an interview with Sky Sports, Redknapp said, “It’s the facts. It feels Spurs are a shambles, if you are Harry Kane with one year to go, this is the time to leave. He has to push now.”

“(Manchester) United might get someone, he missed Man City a few years ago, right now, he needs to push with one year on contract to go somewhere.”

Kane has been the only shining light of a disappointing season for Tottenham Hotspur. The 29-year-old has scored 28 Premier League goals, second only to Erling Haaland in the charts. The Tottenham captain has one year left on his deal with his boyhood club.

After coming through the ranks during the Mauricio Pochettino era, Kane has scored 278 goals in 434 games for Spurs. He has netted 211 goals in the Premier League, which is second only to Alan Shearer in the Premier League all-time goalscoring charts. He has also overtaken Wayne Rooney as the greatest goalscorer for England National Team. 

Considering Manchester United’s lack of quality upfront, they want Kane at Old Trafford. Manchester City almost secured the signing of the England captain two seasons ago, but Kane remained at North London. 

It would boost their transfer dealings now that Manchester United has secured their Champions League qualification. Moreover, it could prove fundamental in deciding Kane’s fate this summer, as Tottenham Hotspur may not be in Europe next season. 

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