Football transfer rumours: João Felix to Manchester United for £100m? | Football
João Félix, the 19-year-old Benfica ahead, is in the type of shape that used to be sure to draw in any person’s realize. In every of his remaining 3 league appearances he has scored and assisted a objective, serving to his staff to Five-1, Four-2 – over Sporting, no much less – and 10-Zero wins. And in accordance to the Sun he has been watched “on a number of occasions” by means of scouts representing Manchester United, who’ve purchased some respectable Portuguese youngsters prior to now and really feel in a position to dip their toe into that marketplace as soon as once more. United “are looking to launch a bid in the next transfer window” and Benfica “would be willing to sell the youngster”, with the one factor status in the best way of a very simple deal being the truth that As Águias worth him at an eye-popping £100m. “The club went to see Félix in action and it was all positive,” an Old Trafford supply tells the Sun. “He is definitely someone who is increasingly of interest.”
Manchester City in the meantime have “stepped up their pursuit of Lyon midfielder Tanguy Ndombele”, additionally in accordance to the Sun, with City decided to outbid Manchester United and Juventus for the 22-year-old, who they see as the perfect alternative for Fernandinho. They are it sounds as if making ready a £70m be offering – a case of Tanguy and money, most likely.
The entrance web page of lately’s Tuttosport carries the headline: “Dybala-Salah – it’s serious”, the paper suggesting that Juventus would be at liberty to give Liverpool €50m and Paulo Dybala in trade for Mo Salah. The fascinating and likewise somewhat frightening factor about this tale, lately taking Italy by means of typhoon, is that it began proper right here within the Rumour Mill. On Monday Barry Glendenning reported a hearsay he had picked up “on the outer reaches of cyberspace”, an offer that Juventus had earmarked Salah because the £175m alternative for an underperforming Dybala. Fast ahead a few days to Wednesday, and the story had unfold its tentacles around the Apennine Peninsula. “The news broke on Monday in the Guardian, and yesterday was picked up in the Middle East, where it was reported with great prominence,” Tuttosport wrote. “Talk was of a monster offer of £175m – double the amount Juve spent to bring in Cristiano Ronaldo, who competes with Leo Messi for the title of the world’s No1. That is a figure that Juventus could obviously not pay in cash alone, which is why there is now talk of a player exchange.” This, readers, is how pretend (or a minimum of wildly unreliable) information will get began.
This morning, then again, Tuttosport double down at the tale. They have achieved some investigating, tapped assets expectantly considerably extra dependable than the Mill’s, and claim: “Its serious”. Meanwhile Corriere dello Sport document that Manchester City are in a position to sign up for the combat to signal Dybala, Ferran Soriano having been noticed in Rome when Juventus performed Lazio remaining month. “At least at the moment Juventus do not appear willing to let him go,” they document, “but you could probably tempt them with a large offer of €100-€120m.”
Tuttosport are large on Anglo-Italian player-swap offers in this day and age, additionally mentioning that Douglas Costa is “the key” that might free up Paul Pogba. United have already introduced Juventus €60m for the Brazilian, and although Costa is formally off the marketplace Juve would possibly let him pass if they are able to get Pogba in go back. The Frenchman continues to agitate for a transfer: “He contacted Juventus and had planned his return even in January,” Tuttosport say. United “no longer seem willing to get rid of the player” however that would possibly no longer prevent him attempting: “Although he has regained his smile at United, apparently he has not changed his mind.” Costa could also be one among 4 gamers named by means of the Mirror amongst “United’s four main summer targets”, along Napoli’s Kalidou Koulibaly, Fiorentina’s Nikola Milenkovic and Atlético Madrid’s Lucas Hernández.