7 Biggest Transfer Rumours Of The Day: Man Utd Chase £87m Striker

Jose Mourinho could add THREE world-class attacking talents to his squad this week.

Jose Mourinho
Jose Mourinho The Man Utd boss Image Getty Images

Manchester United are dominating the headlines today, after stepping up their pursuit of several high-profile players.

Jose Mourinho is keen to add a number of names to his squad, including an £87m-rated Italian striker and a £78m-rated Spanish forward.

Chelsea are also reportedly looking to offload one of their first team players in exchange for an experienced defender, while Spurs are also looking to boost their defensive options.

See the seven biggest transfer stories of the day below:

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Man Utd have Morata bid rejected

Alvero Morata
Alvero Morata The Real Madrid star Image Getty Images

According to Sky Sports News, Manchester United have had a £52.4m bid for Spanish striker Alvaro Morata rejected by Real Madrid. The 24-year-old has found first-team opportunities limited at the Bernabéu this year, and is thought to be one of the biggest priorities for United over the summer. While there is also talk of a possible

While there is also talk of a possible swap-deal involving David De Gea in the works, Jose Mourinho’s side will have to meet the club’s £78m valuation if they want to sign Morata in a stand-alone deal. 

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Chelsea offer huge part-exchange deal for Bonucci

Juve defender Leonardo Bonucci
Leonardo Bonucci One Napoli fan wasn't happy with Bonucci getting away with a butt to the head of the ref

Chelsea are reportedly stepping up their efforts to sign experienced Italian defender Bonucci from Juventus by offering a huge part-exchange deal. As

As The Sun reports, Bonucci’s former Juventus and Italy boss Antonio Conte is willing to offer £48m plus defensive midfielder Nemanja Matic to sign the 30-year-old. Bonucci is widely regarded as one of the best defensive talents in Europe and would certainly boost Chelsea as they return to Champions League football next season.

5

Man Utd chase £87m Striker

Andrea Belotti
Andrea Belotti The Torino star Image Getty Images

Manchester United will be forced to match Italian striker Andrea Belotti’s £87m buyout clause if they want to sign him from Torino, according to the Manchester Evening News. The 23-year-old has proven himself one of the

The 23-year-old has proven himself one of the best attacking options in Italy, scoring 26 goals in 34 appearances last season, and Jose Mourinho remains hopeful of bringing him to Old Trafford this summer.

4

Man Utd in Fabinho scoop?

Monaco's Fabinho
Monaco's Fabinho The Manchester United target Image Getty Images

Brazilian international Fabinho could be on his way to Old Trafford next season, after United boss Jose Mourinho reportedly entered negotiations with current club Monaco.

Spanish newspaper Marca broke the news, saying that United have made ‘remarkable advances in recent days’ and hope to sign the player for around £50m.

The versatile 23-year-old can play in central midfield or at right-back, and could be a good option for United going into next season.

3

Diego Costa leaving Chelsea?

Diego Costa celebrates a goal for Chelsea.
Diego Costa Time up for the Chelsea man? Image Getty

Maverick striker Diego Costa has revealed that he is ‘no longer needed’ by Chelsea. Despite being one of the side’s key players over the last two seasons, and scoring 20 goals in 35 games last term, the Spanish striker has revealed that Conte sent him a message breaking the news.

“I’m a Chelsea player, but they do not want me there,” Costa said after Spain’s 2-2 draw with Colombia on Wednesday. “Antonio Conte has told me by message that I do not follow at Chelsea and that’s it. Conte said he did not count on me for next season.”

The player signed for £32m in 2014, but will now be looking for a new club over the summer.

2

Man Utd and Chelsea fight it out for Lukaku

Romelu Lukaku But Mourinho may hold the key Image Julian Finney/Getty Images

Romelu Lukaku is reportedly set to turn down a £200,000 a week contract offer from Manchester United to sign for champions Chelsea.

Jose Mourinho’s side are doing all they can to bring the £80m-rated striker to Old Trafford, but the London Evening Standard reports that the striker is willing to take a smaller offer to sign for Chelsea. The Everton forward is one of the most sought-after players in the Premier League, having scored 25 goals last season.

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Spurs eye up German starlet

Matthias Ginter
Matthias Ginter The German international Image Getty Images

Tottenham are reportedly set to boost their defensive options over the summer by signing German international centre back Matthias Ginter from Borussia Dortmund.

As The Independent reports, Spurs could look to the 23-year-old following news that Kyle Walker is likely to move to Manchester City, as well as growing uncertainty surrounding Toby Alderweireld’s future. Ginter could be a good option for Spurs at around £15m.

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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.