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Man Utd bid £43m for Martinez, Arsenal in for Paqueta



Ajax has rejected Arsenal's initial offer for Lisandro Martinez holding out for 50 million euros

Manchester United have made an improved £43m offer for 24-year-old Ajax defender Lisandro Martinez in a bid to beat Arsenal to the Argentina centre-back’s signature. (Mail)

Amid intense speculation over 37-year-old Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo’s future, Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag has recognised the need to strengthen his team’s attacking options, while the Dutchman remains keen on adding a right-back and centre-back. (Manchester Evening News)

Arsenal are interested in Lyon’s 24-year-old Brazil midfielder Lucas Paqueta, who has also been linked with Newcastle(Media Foot – in French)

Chelsea‘s Moroccan playmaker Hakim Ziyech, who has been linked with AC Milan, has announced his decision to part ways with agent Nakhli Mondial after 12 years with the 29-year-old saying he wants to “take full control of my professional future”. (Ziyech’s Instagram)


Barcelona boss Xavi wants to re-sign France winger Ousmane Dembele, 25, who is a free agent after his contract at the Nou Camp expired. However, the club’s sporting director Mateu Alemany would prefer a move for Leeds‘ Brazilian attacker Raphinha. (Mirror)

And Barca have submitted a ‘final offer’ of £47m for 25-year-old Raphinha, who has also been linked with Chelsea and Arsenal(Sport – in Spanish)

Arsenal are interested in re-signing Algeria midfielder Ismael Bennacer from AC Milan with the 24-year-old having left the Gunners to join Empoli in 2017. (Calciomercatoweb – in Italian)

West Ham are weighing up a £13m move for Roma‘s Netherlands forward Justin Kluivert, 23. (Gazzetta dello Sport via Team Talk)

The Hammers have been turned down by Villarreal’s Dutch winger Arnaut Danjuma, 25. (Goal)


Paris St-Germain have met Sassuolo to discuss a move for Italy striker Gianluca Scamacca but no agreement has yet been reached. The 23-year-old has also been linked with Newcastle. (Fabrizio Romano)

Southampton are looking to sign Manchester City and Burkina Faso defender Issa Kabore, 21, on loan but face competition from Nottingham Forest. (Mail)

Roma are considering making a bid for Crystal Palace and Ivory Coast forward Wilfried Zaha, 29. (Fabrizio Romano)

Bournemouth are in talks to sign Tottenham‘s 23-year-old English defender Japhet Tanganga, who has also attracted interest from Napoli and AC Milan(Athletic – subscription required)


Nigeria midfielder Joe Aribo, 25, is close to joining Southampton from Rangers for an initial £6m. (Fabrizio Romano)

Millwall have agreed to sign Leeds United’s English midfielder Jamie Shackleton, 22, on loan. (Football Insider)

Southampton are interested in signing Manchester City and Burkina Faso defender Issa Kabore, 21, on loan. (Fabrizio Romano)

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