Transfer Rumour Round-Up: Manchester United Plan Bayern Munich Raid

The Old Trafford are looking to strengthen for next season following their Europa League cup final win.

Ander Herrera
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Manchester United feature heavily in today’s (March 25) transfer news, following their victory in the Europa League final against Ajax.

The Red Devils claimed a 2-0 on an emotional night in Stockholm, and it appears as though Jose Mourinho is wasting no time in strengthening his squad as they prepare for Champions League football next year.

See the seven biggest transfer rumours of the day below:

7

Bayern Munich Double-Swoop

Renato Sanches
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Manchester United are reportedly planning a summer raid on Bayern Munich, with Jose Mourinho  keen on a double move for 19-year-old Portuguese midfielder Renato Sanches and Brazilian winger Douglas Costa [according to corrieredellosport.it].

Tottenham are also rumoured to be interested in a double-move for the pair.

6

£50m for Ross Barkley 

Ross Barkley
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United are also rumoured to be considering boosting their attacking options with a £50m move for English playmaker Ross Barkley.

The unsettled 23-year-old has refused to sign a new contract with Everton, and could be on his way to Old Trafford next season [via the Daily Mirror].

5

William Carvalho to Newcastle

William Carvalho
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Newly promoted Newcastle are said to be eyeing up a move for Sporting Lisbon midfielder William Carvalho, according to Portuguese newspaper O Jogo

The 25-year-old has played 31 times for Portugal and been linked with the likes of Arsenal and Manchester United over recent years.

4

Antoine Griezmann for £85m

Antoine Griezmann
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Despite a move to Manchester United being heavily rumoured, Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo says Antoine Griezmann has not requested a move away from the club and he doesn’t think any team will be willing to match the forward’s £85m release clause. 

“There has been no approach from Manchester United and nobody has offered to pay the clause and I don’t think anyone will,” he told Radio RMC.

The news comes after Griezemann rated the chances of him joining the Old Trafford club as ‘6/10’.

3

Mario’s Turkish Delight 

Mario Mandzukic
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Mario Mandzukic is reportedly set to be offered £6m a year by Turkish side Besiktas, with West Ham also showing serious interest in the 31-year-old Juventus striker, Sport Mediaset reports.

The Croatian striker has scored 17 goals in 60 appearances with the Torino club.

2

Herrera heading home?

Ander Herrera
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New Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde is reportedly set to make Manchester United’s Ander Herrera his top transfer target, having worked with the 37-year-old at Athletic Bilbao, Spanish paper Sport claim.

Herrera would be playing Champions League football with united next season following the club’s Europa League final win last night, but the playmaker could allegedly be tempted away from Old Trafford over the summer.

1

Iheanach-no 

Kelechi Iheanacho
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Manchester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho could leave the Etihad in pursuit of first team football, after his agent revealed that other clubs are interested. Hi agent Olumide Olowu told Owngoalnigeria.com:

“It’s clear he won’t be sold to a direct title rival by Man City, so when I see the reported interest from Spurs. I know if it becomes official it will be dismissed outrightly, but West Ham, we will have to wait and see.”

The likes of West Brom, West Ham, Everton, Southampton, Borussia Dortmund and Hoffenheim are also being linked with a move for the 20-year-old.

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Loaded staff writer Harry Fletcher has covered news, sport and entertainment for several major websites across the UK. Follow him on Twitter at @Harry__Fletcher.