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Transfer Wrap: United demand £70m for Martial; Hammers reopen Pastore talks

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17 June

United demand £70m for Martial

Manchester United have slapped a £70-million price tag on Anthony Martial in an effort to keep the player according to the Star.

The 22-year-old forward, who is drawing interest from Tottenham Hotspur, Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid, wants to leave the English club as he is not considered a regular starter.

The French international, who has been left out of their World Cup squad, joined United in 2015 for £36 million.

Hammers reopen Pastore talks

According to Sky Sports, West Ham have restarted talks with PSG’s Javier Pastore.

It is reported that earlier talks with the 28-year-old attacking midfielder were halted after the player demanded a £190,000-per-week wage.

But the Hammers have returned with a £17.5-million deal, with PSG keen to sell the Argentine in order to comply with UEFA’s Financial Fair Play regulations.

Real bid £50m for Alisson

The Daily Mail wrote that Real Madrid have made an opening bid of €57 million for AS Roma’s Alisson.

Roma want to retain the Brazilian goalkeeper, who is also a target for Liverpool, and have valued him at €85 million.

In addition, Real Madrid also have their eye on Chelsea’s Thibaut Courtois as an alternative.

Boca Juniors hope for Barrios’ stay

According to the Independent, Boca Juniors are making a last effort to keep Wilmar Barrios until January despite interest from Tottenham Hotspur.

Boca have offered the 24-year-old midfielder a new deal with improved wages to keep him for their Copa Libertadores campaign.

But the Colombian international, who is currently playing at the World Cup, has a £14.5 million release clause.

Newcastle still keen on Kenedy

The Newcastle Chronicle wrote that Newcastle United are trying sign Chelsea’s Kenedy for a club record £20 million.

The 22-year-old winger, who can also play as a left-back, spent last season on loan at St James’ Park with manager Rafael Benitez a fan of the player.

The Brazilian footballer’s future remains in doubt at Chelsea with uncertainty over manager Antonio Conte’s future.