Frenkie de Jong 'wants Man City transfer over Utd despite being offered £6m less', Lewandowski 'AGREES Barcelona deal'

FRENKIE DE JONG is reportedly ready to snub Man Utd and former boss Erik ten Hag for Man City.

That is despite the Premier League leaders offering the Dutchman £6m less than their crosstown rivals.

Robert Lewandowski has agreed a three-year deal with Barcelona, according to reports from Germany.

The Pole has rejected a new deal with Bayern Munich and is said to believe he can only win the Ballon d'Or by playing outside the Bundesliga.

Meanwhile Real Madrid are reportedly optimistic that Kylian Mbappe will be earning his living at the Santiago Bernabeu next season.

The French talisman is out of contract with Paris Saint-Germain this summer and continues to dwell over his renewal offer which includes a reported £84 MILLION signing on fee.

And there are reports that Paul Pogba's will be in Turin on Monday to meet with Juventus ahead of his imminent Manchester United exit.

Keep up to date with all the latest transfer news across the globe…

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  • Justin Lawrence

    Man United’s part-exchange plan

    Man United are reportedly hoping to use Anthony Martial in a part-exchange deal with Napoli’s Victor Osimhen.

    Napoli have already rejected an offer from the Red Devils for Osimhen.

    But United want to entice Napoli to the negotiation table by adding Martial into the mix as a makeweight, according to CaughtOffside.

    But United also have to fend off interest from Arsenal who are tracking the striker too.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Ex-Barcelona winger passes away

    Ex-Barcelona winger and Argentine under-20 international Maxi Rolon has died in a car crash which also claimed the life of his footballer twin brother Ariel, NATALIA PENZA WRITES.

    The pair were killed instantly after losing control of the Fiat Punto they were travelling in on a bend and smashing into a tree.

    The accident happened around 8am local time on Saturday on the main road between the towns of Pujato and Casilda in the Argentine province of Santa Fe.

    Barcelona said in a tweet as news of the tragedy involving its 28-year-old ex player emerged: “We are dismayed by the death of Maxi Rolon, a Barcelona youth football player from 2010 to 2016.

    “We express our deepest condolences and send full support to his family. Rest in peace.”

  • Justin Lawrence

    Lewandowski's contract debate with Bayern

    Robert Lewandowski has denied Bayern Munich's claims that they offered him a new contract.

    Bayern's sporting director Hasan Salihamidžić said that Lewandowski rejected a contract extension from the club.

    But Lewandowski insists that isn't the case as Bayern haven't presented him with an offer which is why he's decided to leave, according to Bild.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Lewandowski agent piles on pressure

    Robert Lewandowski's agent is piling the pressure on Bayern Munich to sell the striker to Barcelona, according to reports.

    Lewandowski has reportedly agreed a verbal three-year contract with Barca.

    But the two teams are yet to reach an agreement over the sale of Lewandowski.

    And the Poland international's agent Pini Zahavi, is said to be coaxing Bayern into letting Lewandowski leave for Spain, according to Sport1, via barcauniversal.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Haaland names better strikers

    Erling Haaland named the seven strikers he thinks were better than him.

    The Borussia Dortmund star, 21, burst on to the scene with a series of stunning displays over recent years with Red Bull Salzburg and now in Germany.

    Scoring goals for fun, Haaland made his transfer to the Bundesliga giants in the winter transfer window of 2020.

    And in an interview with VG in October of that year, the Norwegian sensation could only think of seven centre-forwards in world football better than him at the time – and it was some list.

    The seven was made up of five-time Ballon d'Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo and Robert Lewandowski from rivals Bayern Munich.

    Three of the remaining five strikers also ply their trade in the Premier League with Tottenham hero Harry Kane, Roberto Firmino of Liverpool and Chelsea man Timo Werner – who has struggled to replicate his form from Germany at Stamford Bridge.

    New Barcelona ace Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is on the list, as is the man he replaced at the Nou Camp, Sergio Aguero, who was forced to retire last year.

  • Ian Tuckey

    Xavi not worried by Lew's age

    Barcelona boss Xavi has insisted he is open to signing veterans amid the Catalan giants being linked with a move for Robert Lewandowski.

    Xavi is hoping to restore Barca to their former glory but the club's economic situation could slow down his plans.

    Barca have been linked with a move for 33-year-old Bayern Munich striker Lewandowski.

    The Poland international and Ballon d'Or 2021 runner-up would significantly bolster Xavi's attacking ranks.

    And Xavi has insisted he is open to signing veterans despite trying to build a youthful, competitive squad.

    Xavi brought Dani Alves, 38, back to the club on a free transfer.

    The Barca and Spain legend said: "I signed Dani Alves at 38.

    "It's not age, it's performance. Players take care of themselves so much and every year they are more professional.

    "Ibrahimovic, Modric, Dani Alves, they all have a very high performance at important clubs.

    "Cristiano [Ronaldo] and [Lionel] Messi too. Age is not a priority. If it improves us, that's the important thing."

  • Ian Tuckey

    Lew ‘agrees 3-year Barca deal’

    Robert Lewandowski has reportedly agreed a three-year contract with Barcelona.

    The Pole has been linked with a move to the Nou Camp after snubbing a new deal at Bayern Munich.

    He still has a year to run on his existing agreement with the Bundesliga side but they have now confirmed that the forward wants to leave them.

    The Times state that Lewandowski is set to join Barcelona.

    And they report that he has verbally agreed to sign a three-year contract with them.

    Now all that remains is for them to thrash out a transfer fee for him.

    Confirming that Lewandowski, who has scored 49 goals for the club this term, wants to go, Bayern’s sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic told Sky Germany: “I spoke with Lewa.

    “In that discussion he informed me that he does not want to accept our offer to extend the contract and that he would like to leave the club.

    “He said he wants to do something else. But our position has not changed.

    “The fact is he has a contract to June 30, 2023.”

  • Ian Tuckey

    Shaw waiting on bumper new £180k-a-week deal 

    EXCLUSIVE: Luke Shaw will be kept waiting on a fresh £180,000-a-week Old Trafford contract until his new manager has given the thumbs up, writes JOSHUA MBU.

    Shaw, 26, has just one more season left on his current deal and so far Manchester United bosses have been in no rush to come up with an extension.

    Instead United insiders insist the club will trigger their 12-month option to keep the left back until 2024.

    And that will give ten Hag the time to make an informed decision on whether the defender can be a part of his longer term plans.

    Shaw has had a stop-start Old Trafford career ever since his £32million signing from Southampton in 2014.

    Sparkling spells have been offset by serious injuries and a battle to win over former boss Jose Mourinho.

    And although he was back to his best last season, Ten Hag wants to assess him properly before committing to a long-term decision.

    United hold a similar view on Brazil midfielder Fred, 29, although they would be more willing to listen to offers this summer at the right price.

  • Ian Tuckey

    Gunners favourites to land Marquinhos

    Arsenal are tipped to beat Wolves to Sao Paulo winger Marquinhos.

    Atletico Madrid are also said to be keen on the 19-year-old.

    But respected journalist Fabrizio Romano believes the Gunners are preparing paperwork to sign Marquinhos.

  • Ian Tuckey

    'Sad' Tuchel felt sure Chelsea would win

    Thomas Tuchel claims he was sure Chelsea would win the FA Cup final – right up to Liverpool's final shootout penalty.

    The Blues boss praised his 'excellent' side for shutting out 'maybe the most dangerous attacking team in the world' as the Reds triumphed 6-5 on penalties after a goalless 120 minutes.

    And he revealed just how confident he was that they would come out on top – after Liverpool beat them the same way in February's Carabao Cup final.

    He told the Wembley press conference: "No regrets. I'm proud of the team.

    "We were sure we could make life for Liverpool difficult  – and we did again.

    "We struggled in the first 15 minutes then we were excellent and played a goalless draw against maybe the most dangerous attacking team in the world.

    "I was sure before the match and I was sure during the game we would win.

    "I was sure momentum was on our side and I was sure until the very last minute and unfortunately I was not right."

  • Ian Tuckey

    Gerro rules out exit for Hammers' target Watkins

    Steven Gerrard killed speculation his Aston Villa striker Ollie Watkins could join West Ham with two words: "Going nowhere," writes GREEME BRYCE.

    Hammers boss David Moyes has been linked with a big-money summer bid for the 26-year-old England striker, to ease the burden on sole striker Michail Antonio.  

    But Villa boss Gerrard dismissed it as a total non-starter and said: "We love Ollie and really enjoy working with him. 

    "To take this club where we need to take it we need goalscorers, we need top players and Ollie Watkins is a top player.

    "I will fight as hard as I need to fight if it ever comes up. But it's not going to because I know the owners and I know Christian Purslow (CEO) and Johan Lange (Director of Football) are on the same page.

    "We want to build this around the likes of Ollie Watkins. We are delighted with him.

    "He's our leading scorer this year so for me it doesn't make sense at all to even listen to speculation about Ollie Watkins. It's a straight no"

  • Ian Tuckey

    Park 'n ride to Cottagers

    Prem new boys Fulham are signing Oldham’s teenage centre half Damon Park in a bargain deal.

    Fulham have stepped in to agree a few with Latics for centre half Park, 16, who is tipped for big things at the club who dropped out of the EFL.

    Park has come through the youth ranks at Oldham and was spotted by the Londoners who are keen to pick up domestic talent for the future.

    Fulham will only pay around £150,000 up front for Park with extras based on achievements and appearances.

    Oldham Athletic recently fell out of the EFL.

    The Latics came 23rd in League Two amid off field turmoil.

  • Ian Tuckey

    Eze back into it for World Cup dream

    Crystal Palace midfielder Eberechi Eze is closing in on a late England call for the World Cup.

    The 23-year-old has come back with a bang after a long lay-off with Achilles tendon trouble.

    Ezehas dazzled lately and brings the kind of skills that could grace the international stage and add to the Three Lions group.

    Palace have been on the England watch-list because of midfielder Conor Gallagher and defenders Marc Guehi and Tyrick Mitchell.

    Now Eze is finishing the season strongly after a steady return to fitness since October.

    Southgate has Phil Foden, Mason Mount and Jack Grealish down the left side of his midfield and attack but Eze is now being seriously considered for a place.

    Eze can play wide and even move into the middle.

    He was on the brink of an England breakthrough before he was injured in training at the end of last season.

  • Ian Tuckey

    Villa bid to hijack Boubacar deal

    Aston Villa are planning a late move to snatch Marseille free agent Boubacar Kamara on a bumper deal.

    Villa chief Steve Gerrard is still looking for extra cover in midfield.

    And the highly-fancied Frenchman is the next big name in his sights.

    Kamara, 22, has been linked with several Premier League clubs.

    Manchester United have reportedly been keen on the France Under-21 ace.

    And big-spending Newcastle have also been rumoured to be watching him.

  • Ian Tuckey

    Signing Frenkie could be a De-saster

    Man United have been urged not to sign Barcelona star Frenkie De Jong.

    The midfielder isn’t the right fit for Man United’s set-up, according to Steve Nicol.

    He said: “If there’s one thing he doesn’t like it’s when there are people scurrying around him, closing him down, and I’m not so sure he’s the greatest at doing it the other way around.

    “So if he goes to Man United, how’s he going to get the ball? Because they don’t have anybody to get him the ball.”

  • Ian Tuckey

    Prem duo in for David

    Arsenal reportedly face a transfer battle for Jonathan David.

    The Gunners have been linked with a move for the Lille striker.

    But according to But! Football Club, West Ham and Aston Villa are also tracking David.

  • Ian Tuckey

    Marseille eye permanent Saliba deal

    Marseille manager Jorge Sampaoli wants to keep hold of Arsenal star William Saliba on a permanent basis.

    Sampaoli said, via talkSPORT: “William’s progress is linked to his development this season and the maturity he now has and his playing time.

    “He is now consistent, he’s grown up as a player.

    “In relation to his situation at the club, I hope that there is a possibility for us to retain a player like him, who knows the team.

    “But I don’t know if it depends on Olympique Marseille, William or Arsenal, I don’t know the possibilities in this case.”

  • Ian Tuckey

    PSG could offload four keepers

    PSG are planning to sell multiple goalkeepers this summer with the club set to make Gianluigi Donnarumma their undisputed No1.

    French outlet L’Equipe claim PSG have selected Donnarumma, 23, to be first choice next season ending his competition with Keylor Navas.

    Donnarumma has played 23 times in all competitions while Navas has featured on 25 occasions.

    As a result of the decision, the Costa Rican keeper could be set for a move away from the Parc des Princes with Newcastle and Juventus reportedly interested.

    Mauricio Pochettino’s side have been hoarding goalkeepers but reportedly now want to offload the majority of them – including Alphonse Areola, Sergio Rico and Marcin Bulka. All three have been out on loan this season.

  • Ian Tuckey

    Bayern in for Chelsea and Utd 'target' Dembele

    Bayern Munich reportedly added Ousmane Dembele to their list of summer transfer targets.

    The France winger, 24, is set to leave Barcelona on a free transfer when his contract expires this summer.

    Some of Europe's biggest clubs have been linked with a potential swoop for the star, including PSG, Manchester United and Chelsea.

    The Blues were planning to go all-out to sign the winger in the coming months, however, they now face some serious competition from Bayern Munich.

    According to Sky Sports, the German giants are very interested in signing Dembele and have already made contact with his representatives.

    Julian Nagelsmann is eager to sign a new forward who has the ability to make a difference in attack.

  • Ian Tuckey

    Bayern in for Chelsea and Utd 'target' Dembele

    Bayern Munich have reportedly added Chelsea target Ousmane Dembele – who has often been linked with Manchester United – to their list of summer transfer targets.

    The France winger, 24, is set to leave Barcelona on a free transfer when his contract expires this summer.

    Some of Europe's biggest clubs have been linked with a potential swoop for the star, including PSG.

    The Blues were planning to go all-out to sign the winger in the coming months, however, they now face some serious competition from Bayern Munich.

    According to Sky Sports, the German giants are very interested in signing Dembele and have already made contact with his representatives.

    Julian Nagelsmann is eager to sign a new forward who has the ability to make a difference in attack.

  • Ian Tuckey

    'Gunners win race for Hickey'

    Arsenal have beaten AC Milan and Napoli to Bologna left-back Aaron Hickey, reports in Italy suggest.

    It's claimed the Gunners have agreed terms with the twice-capped Scotland star.

    The Italians reportedly rate Hickey at around £21million after he hit five Serie A goals this season.

  • Ian Tuckey

    Arsenal line up 'opening bid for Jesus'

    Arsenal's pursuit of Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus is tipped to step up with an opening bid.

    Transfer guru Fabrizio Romano reckons City rate the Brazilian at between 50million to 80m euros – £42.5m to £68m.

    It's understood the Gunners have been in touch over Jesus over the past week.

  • Ian Tuckey

    Lew 'agrees 3-year Barca deal'

    Robert Lewandowski has reportedly agreed a three-year contract with Barcelona.

    The Pole has been linked with a move to the Nou Camp after snubbing a new deal at Bayern Munich.

    He still has a year to run on his existing agreement with the Bundesliga side but they have now confirmed that the forward wants to leave them.

    The Times state that Lewandowski is set to join Barcelona.

    And they report that he has verbally agreed to sign a three-year contract with them.

    Now all that remains is for them to thrash out a transfer fee for him.

    Confirming that Lewandowski, who has scored 49 goals for the club this term, wants to go, Bayern’s sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic told Sky Germany: “I spoke with Lewa.

    “In that discussion he informed me that he does not want to accept our offer to extend the contract and that he would like to leave the club.

    “He said he wants to do something else. But our position has not changed.

    “The fact is he has a contract to June 30, 2023.”

  • Ian Tuckey

    Toon head Utd and Chelsea in Ekitike race

    Newcastle are closing in on Chelsea and Manchester United target Hugo Ekitike.

    90min say the Toon believe they can soon complete a deal for the Reims striker, 19.

    It's claimed Newcastle wee hovering for Ekitike in January and that negotiations have continued.

    The teenager is enjoying a breakthrough season, with Reims 12th in Ligue 1.

  • Ian Tuckey

    Prem giants battle Barca for Lewandowski

    Robert Lewandowski wants to leave Bayern Munich this summer, the Bundesliga giants have confirmed.

    The Pole has been linked with a move to Barcelona, having snubbed a new deal at Bayern.

    Lewandowski's deal has one year left to run.

    Bayern sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic told Sky Germany: "I spoke with Lewa.

    "In that discussion he informed me that he does not want to accept our offer to extend the contract and that he would like to leave the club.

    "He said he wants to do something else. But our position has not changed.

    "The fact is he has a contract to June 30, 2023."

    According to The Times, Barca have agreed a three-year deal with Lewandowski and believe they can sign him for a fee between £25million and £35m.

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