United must pay £50m for Dier
Manchester United will have to pay Tottenham Hotspur £50 million if they want to sign midfielder Eric Dier, the Telegraph reports.
It says Spurs chairman Daniel Levy’s valuation “is more than United expected to pay for the 23-year-old England international.”
Dier has emerged as a leading target for United boss Jose Mourinho, who “regards him as the long-term replacement for Michael Carrick.”
The Telegraph adds that Mourinho “has made it very clear that he wants Dier,” who also played in defence for Spurs last season but is seen as a key component of a revamped Old Trafford midfield.
United, though, will have to dig deep to bring him to Manchester, with the player having signed a new deal in September and Levy unwilling to budge from his valuation.
Chelsea confident over Courtois deal
Thibaut Courtois might have turned down Chelsea’s initial contract offer, but there’s no need for Blues fans to worry, says the Evening Standard.
Courtois has been linked with Real Madrid, but the Standard says both the Belgium international and Chelsea have “a willingness to come to an agreement.”
Further negotiations will take place when Courtois returns to London for preseason, after “both parties agreed amicably to resume discussions in July.”
The Standard reports that Courtois, who has two years of his contract to run, “is looking for in the region of £200,000 a week” and adds Chelsea’s confidence that a deal will be struck was demonstrated when they sold No. 2 Asmir Begovic to Bournemouth, with Willy Caballero set to arrive as backup keeper.
Meanwhile, Chelsea have had a £55.2m bid for left-back Alex Sandro turned down by Juventus, according to the Mail.
However, the report says the Brazil international “has been told the club will not stand in his way if he makes it clear he wants to move.”
Hammers keen on Kone
Sunderland defender Lamine Kone is a wanted man and West Ham want him most, according to the Mirror.
It says the Hammers “are in pole position to land Kone” and believe they can seal a deal for around £10m, despite the fact that Sunderland are looking closer to £15m.
The centre-back is keen to leave the Stadium of Light following Sunderland’s relegation and is also interesting West Bromwich Albion, who were “priced out of a move for Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho” and could lose Jonny Evans, a target for Leicester, in the summer.
Real Madrid say forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 32, has not told the club he wishes to leave. (ABC – in Spanish)
However, the Portugal striker is not planning to return to Spain after playing at the Confederations Cup in Russia. (Record – in Portuguese)
Ronaldo told his agent Jorge Mendes two months ago that he wanted to leave Madrid. (AS)
Paris St-Germain would be favourites to sign Ronaldo if he does move as the French club held secret talks with agent Jorge Mendes hours before the forward helped Real Madrid win the Champions League. (Daily Mail)
Chelsea are not prepared to give Antonio Conte greater control over their recruitment policy, amid suggestions the manager is growing frustrated with a lack of summer signings. (Guardian)
But the Blues have no intention of allowing Conte to leave and will support him in the transfer market, with deals for four players – including Everton’s 23-year-old striker Romelu Lukaku – set to take spending up to £250m.(Daily Mirror)
Chelsea have had a £55.2m bid for Juventus left-back Alex Sandro rejected but the Italian club will let the 26-year-old leave if he says he wants a move. (Daily Mail)
Tottenham are preparing to sell Kevin Wimmer but want £20m for the 24-year-old Austria defender. (Sun)
Manchester City reserve keeper Willy Caballero, 35, is likely to be confirmed as Chelsea’s first signing of the summer.(Evening Standard)
Tottenham have told Manchester United that they will have to spend £50m to sign their 23-year-old England midfielder Eric Dier.(Daily Telegraph)
United are being offered the chance to sign AC Milan keeper Gianluigi Donnarumma, 18, as their stopper David de Gea, 26, has apparently started house hunting in Madrid. (Diario Gol via Daily Express)
Arsenal will go back to Lyon with an improved bid of close to £50m for France striker Alexandre Lacazette, 26. The Gunners had a £30m offer rejected last summer. (Daily Telegraph)
Lyon are in advanced negotiations over a loan deal for Chelsea’s 21-year-old forward Bertrand Traore, who spent last season at Ajax. (Evening Standard)
Juventus right-back Dani Alves, 34, has been strongly criticised by the club’s fans after suggesting forward forward Pablo Dybala, 23, should leave to further his career. (Il Giornale – in Italian)
Former Arsenal and Manchester United striker Robin van Persie, 33, is close to leaving Fenerbahce and sealing a move back to Feynoord in his native Netherlands. (FR12.nl – in Dutch)
West Ham are interested in signing Middlesbrough’s 21-year-old winger Adama Traore, but Boro do not need to raise money from sales. (Teesside Gazette)
Inter Milan will hold out for £45m from Manchester United for Croatia winger Ivan Perisic, 28, but the Red Devils’ valuation is closer to £30m. (Manchester Evening News)
Bayern Munich attacking midfielder Douglas Costa, 26, is set for a £26m move to Juventus, where he has agreed a four-year deal.(L’Equipe – in French)
Arsenal are set to try to beat Everton to sign AC Milan forward M’Baye Niang, 22, who was on loan at Watford last season.(Hertfordshire Mercury)
Birmingham are still waiting to hear if former Chelsea captain John Terry, 36, has accepted their offer of close to £100,000 a week. (Daily Mirror)
Swansea remain in talks with Turkish side Galatasaray over the sale of striker Bafetimbi Gomis, 31, who spent last season on loan at French side Marseille. (Wales Online)
Hull and Newcastle are both keen to sign Chelsea’s 19-year-old striker Tammy Abraham on loan. (Sun)
Manchester City have given manager Pep Guardiola £300m for transfers this summer but refuse to spend £70m on Southampton centre-back Virgil van Dijk, 25. (Manchester Evening News)
La Liga side Malaga could be priced out of a deal for Swansea striker Borja Baston, 24. The Swans hope to recoup a large chunk of the club-record £15.5m fee they paid for the Spaniard last summer. (Wales Online)
Real Sociedad are interested in signing Manchester United winger Adnan Januzaj but know they face competition for the 22-year-old. (Daily Express)
Stoke are yet to receive any offers for Giannelli Imbula, a month after manager Mark Hughes said the 24-year-old midfielder, who was a club-record signing in February 2016, could leave this summer.(Stoke Sentinel)