PSG CONTACT FABINHO
PSG have reportedly contacted Monaco midfielder Fabinho with regards to a move to the French capital. It could be a blow for United who are still in negotiations with Monaco over the Brazilian. Monaco prefer selling one of their star players to Manchester United over PSG, who are direct title rivals. Fabinho’s versatility is one of his major plus points and he fits the bill of a Mourinho player.
DARMIAN TALKS SCHEDULED
Jose Mourinho will hold a one-on-one meeting with Matteo Darmian after the club regroups for pre-season. Juventus are keen on Darmian and the player himself is said to be enticed by the chance to play for Italy’s best club. Darmian is also looking for regular first-team opportunities in his favored right-back position and wants to improve his chances to make Italy’s World Cup squad. Mourinho is desperate to hold on to Darmian as he sees him as a vital squad player with the ability to play in multiple positions.
MATIC MEDICAL SCHEDULED
Nemanja Matic is scheduled for a medical at Carrington in the next 48 hours with Chelsea and United close to agreeing a £40m deal. Matic will earn about £150k-a-week as Chelsea lineup Tiemoue Bakayoko as his replacement. Mourinho brought him back to Chelsea for a second spell in 2014 and is set to buy him back for almost double the price.
Manchester United are preparing a £40m package for Radja Nainggolan as he eyes an exit from AS Roma. United have been in touch with the player’s representatives and are set to initiate contact with Roma if reports are to be believed. Nainggolan is willing to stay at Roma if the right offer is not made. Chelsea were interested in the Belgian last summer and it is yet to be seen how they react to this piece of transfer news.
PERISIC ALTERNATIVE LINED UP
Manchester United are eyeing Fiorentina’s Federico Bernardeschi as an alternative to Ivan Perisic. United will be making inquiries about the Italy u-21 International soon with a package in the range of £40m expected to be enough to bring him to Manchester. Bernardeschi had a breakout season and has reportedly rejected his club’s offers of a new deal. Juventus are also interested in Bernardeschi with the Old Lady in pole position.
IBRA TO ATLETICO?
Atletico Madrid are interested in signing Zlatan Ibrahimovic on a free this summer and offer him club facilities as he continues his rehabilitation. Ibrahimovic is out of contract in a few days but continues to train at United’s training center. While he is unexpected to make a decision on his next club soon, a number of clubs have made offers for the Swede.