Man Utd are pushing for a swap deal after opening talks to sign the right-back from Barcelona; Nottingham Forest launch new £30m midfielder bid
Manchester United are in talks to sign a right-back from Barcelona and are ready to offer their own defender in return, while Saturday’s Transfer Gossip claim Nottingham Forest will make an increased bid of £30million to land a midfielder.
BARCELONA RIGHT BACK DEST IN UNITED TALKS
Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag has a right-back role as a major and is ready to move after talks began to sign Barcelona star Sergino Dest.
Diogo Dalot beat Aaron Wan-Bissaka for the starting role in the season opener against Brighton. However, Ten Hag wants more on the attack option in the position – and that’s where Destination corresponds to the invoice.
The USA international played under Ten Hag at Ajax, with the Dutchman knowing his strengths well.
And now the Spanish publication SPORT claims that negotiations are ongoing between Barca and United.
The Catalan giants are desperate to get rid of some of their stars due to their financial situation. And Dest is considered consumable, which is good news for Ten Hag and United.
The report states that Barcelona want £17m for the player they paid £17.5m for in 2020.
United offer Diogo Dalot in exchange for Dest
However, SPORT adds that United and are unwilling to match these fees and instead offer Dalot in exchange.
The problem is, however, that Barca want a cash deal, so there may be tense negotiations to follow.
Dest bagged three assists in 31 games in all competitions for Barca last season. However, only 21 appearances have come in La Liga where he failed to find a regular starting spot.
He did, however, play a full season under Ten Hag in Holland and, like Tyrell Malacia, the Red Devils boss seems to be a huge fan of the players he knows.
FOREST WILL LAUNCHE A FRESH MORGAN GIBBS-WHITE OFFER
Nottingham Forest are set to launch a new £30m bid for the Wolves midfielder Morgan Gibbs Whiteaccording to DailyMirrorafter rejecting £25m plus add-ons.
Molineux boss Bruno Lage has revealed that Gibbs-White “wants to play for Wolves”, despite serious interest in the player from Forest this summer.
Reports have emerged that the 21-year-old is in fact keen on a move to the City Ground after impressing on loan at Sheffield United last season.
Gibbs-White scored 12 goals and had nine assists for the Blades, helping them qualify for the Championship play-offs.
However, Lage claims the talented midfielder actually wants to stay at Wolves beyond the end of the summer transfer window. He also added that the club are doing their best to tie him down to a new contract.
“I want to keep him and Wolves want to keep him,” Lage said of the player. “We’re trying our best. He wants to play for Wolves, it’s just about finding the best deal. Let’s just hope we can make it a good result for everyone.
FULHAM RIVAL CELTIC FOR BAMBA DIENG
Fulham have reportedly joined the race to sign Marseille striker Bamba Dieng.
The Senegalese star has appeared on the radars of many clubs this summer, including Scottish champions Celtic.
However, 90 minutes claims the Cottagers are still after a striker after losing new signing Manor Solomon to a long-term injury.
Former Chelsea and Arsenal striker Willian has also been linked following his departure from Corinthians. Rumors also continue to grow over a potential deal for Roma’s Justin Kluivert.
But it looks like Dieng is a realistic option and will cost around £15million.
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