Man Utd are optimistic there won’t be much competition if they move for Declan Rice, but Arsenal will fight them for Lautaro Martinez…
MAN UTD’S HOPE FOR FREE RACE AT ‘NEW INCE’
Having gave some of their departing stars a farewell On Monday night, Manchester United’s attention turns to a huge summer. When they feel they could have a “flawless run” on their biggest target…
United’s interest in Declan Rice is well established but it was thought the Red Devils would have plenty of hurdles to overcome. First, West Ham will demand a fee in excess of £100m; second, they cannot offer Champions League football next season, unlike their rivals for Rice’s signature.
But ESPN says United believe they will have no competition to land the England star. Manchester City are concerned about the prospect of signing Erland Hallandwhile Chelsea’s ownership issues, coupled with them having priorities elsewhere, give the Red Devils a unique opportunity to sign the ‘new Paul Ince’.
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UNITED, ARSENAL TARGET PREFER BARCA OPTION
United are also reportedly interested in Ruben Neves, who they eyed at the weekend when he was hung up at half-time in Wolves’ 3-0 home defeat to Brighton.
Arsenal are also keen on the Portuguese midfielder who, like Rice, is valued in the region of £100m by his club.
But Neves would prefer to move elsewhere. sport says the 25-year-old wants to join Barcelona this summer, by which time he will have two years left on his contract with Wolves.
EVERTON OPEN TO OFFERS FOR RICHARLISON
United and Arsenal have also been credited with an interest in Richarlison as they seek to bolster their attacking ranks.
The Brazilian is set to leave Everton this summer with the Toffees ready to cash in whether they are relegated or not.
Football Insider claims Everton would accept an offer of over £50m for the striker who turns 25 next week. Richarlison moved to Goodison from Watford in 2018 in a deal that could have been worth up to £50million, with the striker entering the final two years of his contract.
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ARSENAL, UNITED FOR DUEL ON INTER STRIKER
Arsenal, however, could prioritize a move for Lautaro Martinez this summer as the Gunners have renewed interest in the Argentine star.
Mikel Arteta wants two strikers and The temperature says Martinez is on the Arsenal manager’s wishlist along with Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Gabriel Jesus.
Martinez has another 17 goals this season, with United also sniffing around the 24-year-old. Apparently, the Red Devils offered Inter £42m in cash with Anthony Martial to sweeten the deal. Which probably doesn’t have the effect United were hoping for.