Man Utd, Chelsea ‘test the ground’ over signing Inter Milan star – €30m+ needed to seal transfer

Date published: Monday 4th July 2022 10:02 - Lewis Oldham

Man Utd-linked Dumfries

According to reports, Man Utd and Chelsea have ‘tested the ground’ over signing Inter Milan full-back Denzel Dumfries this summer.

The right-back made a name for himself during his spell at PSV between 2018 and 2021.

Dumfries was linked with a move to Everton last summer before he signed for Inter Milan for an initial fee of €12.5m.

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The Dutchman grabbed five goals and seven assists in 45 appearances for Inter Milan across all competitions last season. He is also a regular for the Netherlands, having been capped 35 times since 2018.

Sport Mediaset (via Sport Witness) are reporting that Dumfries is now worth ‘at least double’ €12.5m. They add that Inter Milan would not sell him for a fee less than €30m.

It is said that Man Utd, Chelsea and Bayern Munich have all ‘tested the ground’ over signing him this summer.

The same report also notes that Dumfries’ Inter Milan teammate – Stefan de Vrij – is another target for Man Utd.

Elsewhere, Cristiano Ronaldo has been informed of a “sexy” transfer option amid reports linking him with a move to Chelsea from Manchester United.

Lothar Matthaus made over 400 appearances for Bayern Munich during his playing career. He thinks a move to the German club for Ronaldo “would be sexy”:

“Of course, that would not be a transfer with a view to the future. He’s 37 and would always make headlines,” Matthaus wrote for Sky Germany.

“I’m also not sure if he fits into Bayern Munich’s system. But he’s still an outstanding goalscorer.

“He’s one of the best strikers of all time and would certainly score around 30 goals. Refinancing through jersey sales and the like would be guaranteed.

“Ronaldo to Bayern would be sexy! At least you should think through the options and play through them once.

“If you at Bayern are of the opinion that Cristiano Ronaldo is still physically able to really help for a year or two and that you can invest the transfer fee generated for Lewandowski more or less one-to-one in the Portuguese megastar, I would think about it.”


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