Today’s transfer news is all about Manchester, with both United and City linked with big money transfers, while City are also considering a move for a young Scotsman.
Gareth Bale and Memphis Depay
Manchester United look like they will be rather busy this summer – the Manchester Evening News report that Louis Van Gaal is looking to spend £150million and bring in both Gareth Bale and Memphis Depay.
Paul Pogba and Kevin De Bruyne
Not looking to be outdone, the Manchester Evening News says that United’s rivals Manchester City will also have a busy summer as they look to sign both Paul Pogba and Kevin De Bruyne.
However, the paper reports that City will face competition from PSG for both players.
Spanish sports daily Marca is reporting that Real Madrid have set their sights on signing Paris Saint-Germain playmaker Marco Verratti.
Coach Carlo Ancelotti is looking to replace Sami Khedira and Asier Illarramendi and has reportedly told club president Florentino Perez that Verrati is the man he wants, although it is believed he will cost around €40million.
The Evening Telegraph have revealed that English Premier League giants Manchester City are considering a move for Dundee United youngster Harry Souttar.
The 16-year-old central defender already stands at 6ft 6in and has been capped at under-17 level for Scotland.
Harry’s older brother John had previously been watched by City, but we’ll come back to him in a minute…
PSG have completed the signing of full-back Serge Aurier from Toulouse.
The Ivory Coast international, had been linked with Arsenal and Tottenham but has been on loan at the Parc des Princes and has now signed a permanent deal.
Liverpool defender Glen Johnson has admitted he is unlikely to still be at Anfield next season.
The full-back is out of contract at the end of the season and, when asked if he was resigned to leaving Liverpool, Johnson told Sky Sports News: “Of course. I haven’t got a contract.
He was then asked whether he thought the situation might change and added: “We’ll have to wait and see. I don’t think so but we’ll have to wait and see.”
Adnan Januzaj, who has struggled to establish himself in Louis van Gaal’s team will be off to Everton on loan next season, according to the Sun.
Virgil van Dijk
The Daily Mail report Southampton are continuing to monitor Celtic defender Virgil van Dijk as they look to bolster their defence.
Sunderland and Everton had bids for defender turned down in January and are still monitoring his situation with Celtic believed to be looking for a fee in the region of £8-10million
John Souttar and striker Nadir Ciftci
Harry isn’t the only member of the Souttar family to be linked with a move today… Celtic are believed to considering a move for John Souttar and United team mate Nadir Ciftci.
The Tannadice club lost star duo Stuart Armstrong and Gary Mackay-Steven to the Parkhead club in January and following the success of the pair since their moves, the Daily Mail believes the Hoops are now set to return to Tannadice to further enhance their squad.
Central defender John Souttar has impressed in recent weeks after stepping into the United midfield.