🤑 Transfer gossip: Huge Havertz hint? United's Sancho alternative?


Padraig Whelan

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Well, the English season is (almost) over after yesterday’s dramatic FA Cup final action.

But you know what that means? The transfer season is just getting warmed up …

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Manchester United are apparently eyeing a surprise name in the event that they can’t pull off a deal for Jadon Sancho, with the MEN claiming they are monitoring Chelsea’s Callum Hudson-Odoi very closely.

Bayer Leverkusen boss Peter Bosz has dropped a curious clue about the future of captain Kai Havertz but he doesn’t seem confident about keeping him.

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“I talk to Kai a lot and he’s handling the daily rumours very well,” he told Deutschen Presse-Agentur. “I know what he wants to do but I can’t say when a call will be made. It could be today, next week or maybe not at all.”

After being made aware of speculation that he’ll be placed up for sale this summer, Barcelona centre-back Samuel Umtiti reportedly has no intention of departing, say Sport, particularly with three years left on his deal.

Paolo Maldini dropped a big hint on Saturday night after Milan’s win over Cagliari that striker Zlatan Ibrahimović will soon sign a new deal to remain next season.

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Lazio are closing in on the €20 million acquisition of Real Madrid forward Borja Mayoral to add depth to an attack that is headlined by European Golden Boot winner Ciro Immobile.

The Athletic report that Leeds are eager to strengthen defensively ahead of their Premier League return by signing teenager Yasser Larouci from champions Liverpool.

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There is, supposedly, a new suitor in the Thiago sweepstakes as French outlet Le10Sport claim Paris Saint-Germain are readying a €27 million bid for his services.

The Daily Express have both Chelsea and Leeds fighting it out for Brentford’s Said Benrahma but the Blues have already spent big in attack, while the Bees will be under no pressure to sell if they’re promoted.

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In other Chelsea news, the Star on Sunday make the claim that they’ve identified the man they want if they do offload Kepa this summer – Nick Pope of Burnley.

Manchester United are the latest side to be linked with a move for Monaco defender Benoît Badiashile, say TF1, with Real Madrid also credited with an interest.

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They already have David de Gea on the books as the highest-paid goalkeeper in the world.

And Dean Henderson is arriving back to challenge him after a very successful spell on loan at Sheffield United.

So another goalkeeper isn’t needed at Old Trafford – making The Sun’s link with a club hero’s son, in this case Kasper Schmeichel, seem particularly nonsensical.

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On the transfer front, Lille moved quickly to sign their Victor Osimhen replacement as Burak Yilmaz arrived.

Highly-rated Spurs youngster Troy Parrott also departed, joining Millwall on a season-long loan deal.

Elsewhere, Arsenal won the FA Cup and Eddie Howe left Bournemouth after eight years in charge.