ESPN reports that Barcelona has commanded Frenkie de Jong to depart for Manchester United in order to maintain his status as captain of the club. He has met with the Barcelona management in an attempt to persuade him to join Manchester United, where he would be reunited with his former Ajax manager Erik ten Hag.
New signings Franck Kessie and Raphinha have been unable to join the Catalans due to financial fair play regulations. Both Sergi Roberto and Ousmane Dembele have agreed to take pay cuts as part of new contracts that keep them at Camp Nou, thus the LaLiga club has to move De Jong.
For a total sum of £63 million, United has agreed to pay an additional £8.47 million in add-ons. In spite of these setbacks, Barcelona is said to owe De Jong roughly £17 million in unpaid salaries.
Xavi Hernández’s pre-season tour of the United States may or may not include the midfielder, who joined Barça from Ajax in 2019 for £86 million.
Manchester United has agreed to a deal in the region of €55 million for the Argentine international. As Martinez prepares to leave Ajax in order to join Manchester United, he turned down Arsenal’s interest.
ESPN has learned that the contract is contingent on international clearance and the issuance of a visa for Martinez. Nevertheless, there is hope that he will be able to go to Australia to train with Erik ten Hag’s team for the new season.
Both Manchester United and Crystal Palace will play at the MCG on Friday and Tuesday, respectively. Ten Hag and his team will fly to Perth on July 23 to play Aston Villa in the final match of the tour.
Man Utd ‘agree £72m deal with Barcelona for Frenkie de Jong – but face battle to convince midfielder to join’ https://t.co/hj2HEYzawx
— The Sun – Man Utd (@SunManUtd) July 14, 2022
Tottenham Hotspur is close to completing a deal for Djed Spence, according to The Athletic, with a medical scheduled over the next few days. On loan from Middlesbrough, the 21-year-old defender was a big part of Nottingham Forest’s promotion to the Premier League last season.
While Daniel Levy is said to be rushing to complete the deal, it is feasible that the initial sum of £12.5 million for the England U21 international might grow to £20 million if add-ons are included.
According to Sassuolo CEO Giovanni Carnevali, a deal has not been reached for Gianluca Scamacca despite a €40 million approach from West Ham United and a €35 million offer from Paris Saint-Germain, as reported by Fabrizio Romano. There is no urgency for the Serie A team to sell the much sought-after striker, and they will likely wait for a club to meet their €50 million asking price.
Disappointed to not get the win but great fighting spirit from the team🦁💪🏻 pic.twitter.com/qSysUpwoIe
— Frenkie de Jong (@DeJongFrenkie21) June 12, 2022
The absence of Martin Braithwaite from Barcelona’s pre-season tour of the United States has prompted him to seek a move away from the club. Barcelona midfielder Lionel Messi’s contract at the Nou Camp expires in 2024, according to Mundo Deportivo. Brentford and Real Sociedad have already expressed interest in the striker, who was left out of the Denmark squad for pre-season training camp.
As reported by L’Equipe, new PSG coach Christophe Galtier wants to bring Kephren Thuram back from Nice. Having worked with him at Nice last season, the new Parisiens manager is a big supporter of the 21-year- old’s.
Campos has reportedly discussed a move with Thuram’s father, Lilian Thuram, who is a former France national team star. Although his contract with Nice expires in 2025, the team intends to keep him for the upcoming season.
Media Foot claims that Lyon’s Lucas Paqueta is open to a move to Arsenal, as sporting director Edu seeks a move to the Emirates. The Gunners are expected to pay at least €50 million for the 24-year-old, who scored 11 goals and provided seven assists last season. Newcastle United had a €40 million bid rejected before the January transfer window. They have yet to make a formal bid for the Brazilian international.
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