FOOTBALL RUMOURS: United target Lozano, Matuidi and Pogba, Foxes to land Musa? Palace up Benteke bid
The latest transfer rumours from the world of football on Tuesday, 5th July 2016 . . .
Manchester United are in transfer talks to sign Hirving Lozano, according to the Mexico winger’s club Pachuca. Lozano has scored 21 goals in 91 appearances in Liga MX. (Sky Sports).
Blaise Matuidi could be on the verge of a shock move to Manchester United after reports claimed he had flown to England for talks. The Paris Saint-Germain star has played a key role in helping France reach the semi-finals of Euro 2016. (the Sun).
Crystal Palace are confident their improved £31.5million bid for Liverpool striker Christian Benteke will be successful. Palace had an initial offer of £25m rejected last week for the Belgium forward, but are now hopeful the new bid, worth an initial £27m plus add-ons, will be given the green light by the Reds. (Daily Express).
Jose Mourinho has launched a charm offensive to try to persuade Paul Pogba that his future lies in Manchester rather than Madrid. Friends of the Juventus and France midfielder have told Sportsmail that he would prefer a switch to Real Madrid over a return to United. However, Old Trafford officials believe the Spanish giants are undecided on whether to make what would be close to a world-record move for Pogba. (Daily Mail).
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has reportedly identified Romelu Lukaku and Alexandre Lacazette as his top two striker targets. Wenger is keen to bolster his attacking options ahead of next season and was left reeling by Jamie Vardy. (Daily Express).
Premier League champions Leicester City have agreed a deal with CSKA Moscow to sign Nigeria forward Ahmed Musa, according to the player’s agent. The 23-year-old, who joined CSKA in 2012 and scored 54 goals in 168 games, is set to sign for what BBC Sport understands is a Foxes club-record fee. (BBC Sport)