Man Utd are looking to bring in a Premier League striker in the summer, while Arsenal are plotting a ‘shock bid’ for a La Liga star…
NO PAIN NO KANE
Man Utd have made Tottenham striker Harry Kane their “top priority” in the summer transfer window, according to reports.
Widespread reports claim that Man Utd won’t sign any players on a permanent basis over the winter transfer window with loans their only option. They have already strengthened with the signing of Wout Weghorst on a temporary deal until the end of the season but it’s unlikely he will be involved in any long-term plans.
However, Man Utd are likely to spend again in the summer with a takeover looming and the prospect of an increased transfer budget. And now the Daily Mail claims that the Red Devils are eyeing a ‘stunning summer swoop’ for Spurs striker Kane with the England international entering the last year of his contract at the end of the season.
The Spurs forward was initially keen to leave the club in 2021 but he was eventually forced to stay after the London club set his valuation at around £150m. Manchester City were interested in him at the time but they have since recruited Erling Haaland and Julian Alvarez.
Kane verbally committed his future to Tottenham but he has not penned a contract extension ahead of the expiry of his deal at the end of the 2023/24 campaign. The Englishman has at least appeared happier at the club since Antonio Conte took over and he has been in great form this term, scoring 15 goals in 20 Premier League appearances.
The Daily Mail adds that Man Utd are ‘interested in a mega summer swoop’ with a new centre forward ‘top’ of Erik ten Hag’s ‘summer recruitment plans’. The newspaper have been told that ‘United chiefs have already started exploring the particulars attached to a potential move for Kane at the end of the season. Sources have indicated that Kane is open to joining United, news that will encourage Old Trafford chiefs.’
Despite only having a year left on his contract in the summer, Tottenham are ‘set to place a minimum £85million price tag on Kane’ with Bayern Munich also reportedly interested.
SHOCK ARSENAL LOAN
Premier League side Arsenal are preparing a shock loan offer for Real Madrid midfielder Eduardo Camavinga, according to reports.
The France international is still only 20 but he has been used sparingly under Carlo Ancelotti at Real Madrid with Camavinga starting just five La Liga matches this campaign.
And the Evening Standard claim that Premier League leaders Arsenal are ‘plotting a shock bid to sign’ Camavinga on loan until the end of the season.
Arsenal announced yesterday that Brighton winger Leandro Trossard had joined the club, while Spezia centre-back Jakub Kiwior is understood to be close to joining too as Mikel Arteta looks to boost his squad ahead of the run-in.
The Evening Standard adds that Arsenal are ‘interested in signing Camavinga on loan to bolster their squad for the rest of the season’ but it is ‘unclear if Real Madrid would sanction a loan move’.
AND THE REST…
Chelsea are stepping up attempts to agree a new contract with Mason Mount in the face of the growing prospect of Liverpool trying to buy the 24-year-old this summer…Hakim Ziyech is keen to move from Chelsea and join Barcelona this month…Liverpool are still in talks with Roberto Firmino over a new short-term contract, and the 31-year-old says he intends to stay at the club…Thomas Tuchel is unlikely to take the job at Tottenham if it became available because the German is aiming for Barcelona or Real Madrid as his next step…Bournemouth have asked Roma about a loan move for left-back Matias Vina with the 25-year-old out of favour under Jose Mourinho.