Man United and Real Marid target Sergej Milinkovic-Savic on the brink of Juventus move

David Cooper 29/06/2018
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Sergej Milinkovic-Savic is edging towards a move to Juventus despite interest from Manchester United and Real Madrid.

The Lazio midfielder is keen on joining the reigning Serie A champions this summer, according to Premium Sport (via Calciomercato).

The 23-year-old impressed in Serbia’s ultimately short-lived World Cup campaign in Russia and is ready to decide his future.

Milinkovic-Savic is likely to command a fee of 100million but given his immense potential, suitors have not been discouraged by that price tag.

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Man United handed boost as Chelsea turn down Barcelona's £50m bid for Willian

David Cooper 29/06/2018
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Barcelona‘s pursuit of Chelsea winger Willian took a major blow on Friday.

The Premier League club have rejected a £50million bid from the Catalans for the Brazilian.

Willian is currently with the Brazil squad at the World Cup in Russia as they prepare to face Mexico in the round of 16.

Barcelona are keen on adding him to their roster as they look to bolster their attack. However, Chelsea’s dismissal of their latest bid is good news for Manchester United who are also tracking the 29-year-old.

Jose Mourinho is known to be a huge admirer of the former Shakhtar Donetsk player and is confident of luring him to Old Trafford after making a similar swoop for Nemanja Matic last summer.

Willian enjoyed an impressive individual campaign at Chelsea this past season as he registered 12 goals and 13 assists in all competitions. However, he’s yet to produce his best for Brazil in Russia.

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Barcelona preparing big-money raid for Ajax star Frenkie de Jong

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Frenkie de Jong featured against Man United in the 2017 Europa League final.

Barcelona are set to step up their interest in young Ajax star Frenkie de Jong, according to Sport.

Blaugrana are big admirers of the 21-year-old midfielder, who has emerged as one of the most promising talents in European football.

Reportedly, the La Liga giants could come up with a bid in the region of €40m for his services this summer.

Following talks between the Barcelona board and coach Ernesto Valverde post-season, De Jong was identified as a key target though negotiations have yet to begin over any potential transfer.

Indeed, Ajax Sporting Director Marc Overmars recently went on record to say that the club wants the former Willem II youth product to stay in Amsterdam.

The Dutch club don’t necessarily need to sell the midfield man just yet, having allowed 19-year-old forward Justin Kluivert to join Roma.

In the coming days, Barca are also set to conclude deals for Sevilla star Clement Lenglet and finally get Arthur’s protracted move from Gremio over the line.

So far, only Gerard Deulofeu has left Camp Nou, with the winger joining Watford, meaning that they would have to trim the squad further in other areas.

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