Roma ‘set to beat Tottenham and Manchester United’ for Ajax sensation
Roma are now the front runners ahead of Tottenham and Manchester United to sign Ajax sensation Justin Kluivert.
The 19-year-old has chipped in with 10 goals and five assists this term to emerge as one of the finest prospects in European football.
France Football believe the Giallorossi are in talks with the youngster’s agent, Mino Raiola, about a move to the Olimpico.
It would be a blow to Spurs, who are reportedly negotiating with the Dutch giants themselves, and United, with Jose Mourinho a known admirer of the forward.
Sporting director Monchi will aim for a more successful second summer window in charge of Roma after giving the green light to sell Mo Salah to Liverpool for a knockdown fee of just £35m.
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Jose Mourinho will embark on a £250million-plus summer rebuild in the wake of Manchester United’s trophyless season. Mourinho has informed executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward of his targets, which include Tottenham and Belgium centre-back Toby Alderweireld. His midfield options include Shakhtar Donetsk’s Fred, Jorginho of Napoli and Nice’s Jean Michael Seri. United are also weighing up a summer move for Real Madrid star Gareth Bale, who has been out of favour at the Bernabeu, while a deal for Juventus full-back Alex Sandro is said to be moving closer.
Marouane Fellaini has been offered a three-year deal by Italian giants AC Milan. The Belgian midfielder has decided to leave Manchester United, despite the Old Trafford club offering him a new deal.
Jack Wilshere has indicated he is ready to sign the new three-year contract with a 12-month option he’s been offered to stay with boyhood club Arsenal. He had big offers from Everton and promoted Wolves while AC Milan and Juventus were also keen.
FA Cup final match-winner Eden Hazard refused to discuss his future after Chelsea’s Wembley victory over Manchester United. It leaves the Blues sweating on their star player, with Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid both watching developments.
Chelsea keeper Thibaut Courtois has admitted he could leave this summer, after warning the FA Cup winners must spend big to keep up with champions Manchester City.
Promoted Wolves are set to fight it out with Napoli to sign Sporting Lisbon’s Portugal goalkeeper Rui Patricio.
Tottenham are ready to sell £11million misfit Georges-Kevin N’Koudou. The winger, has made only 23 Spurs appearances since joining them two years ago and also flopped at Burnley after a January loan move. Ligue 1 clubs Bordeaux and Lille have declared an interest.
Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce is eyeing a raid on his previous club Hull for full-back Moses Odubajo.
New QPR boss Steve McClaren wants to raid two of his old clubs — Derby for striker Chris Martin and Nottingham Forest for winger Jamie Ward.
Liverpool want Lucas Torreira from Sampdoria, but will face competition from Napoli ( Gazzetta )
Man United will make a £35m move for Anderson Talisa ( O Jogo )
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