Thursday's big transfer rumours: Concerns over Marcus Rashford's Manchester United future
A reported contract impasse has cast the young England striker's Old Trafford future into doubt
What the papers say
The future of MarcusRashford at Manchester United has been called into question, with the Daily Mirror reporting that talks have stalled between the striker and the club over a new contract. The paper reports that Rashford, who has scored 10 times this season, is demanding wages of £200,000 a week.
Sticking with Manchester United, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be given £250 million over the summer to build the team, the Daliy Mirror says. Jadon Sancho, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Aaron Wan-Bissaka are said to be on the wishlist alongside Ajax’s Matthijs De Ligt – although Barcelona seem to have nailed down the Dutchman.
Arsenal and Juventus are interested in bringing in Brazil striker David Neres, reports the Daily Mail. Neres was in the Ajax side which dumped Juventus out of the Champions League earlier this week.
The Gunners are also said to be interested in bringing in Mainz defender Jean-Philippe Gbamin should their bid to sign Samuel Umtiti from Barcelona fall through, according to the Daily Mirror.
Bournemouth have expressed an interest in re-signing Newcastle winger MattRitchie, the Chronicle says. The Scotland international was the subject of a reported £17 million bid from Stoke over the summer, but the two sides could not reach a deal.
Social media round-up
EXCLUSIVE: Real Madrid step up bid to land Hazard and Pogba in dream double transfer swoop | @mcgrathmikehttps://t.co/NjLsQb3fw4pic.twitter.com/KSkWUQhiL5— The Sun Football (@TheSunFootball) April 17, 2019
Kovacic eyed for transfer after struggling at Stamford Bridgehttps://t.co/mgvNp4Y6BTpic.twitter.com/jQ8m8lpxbC— The Sun Football (@TheSunFootball) April 17, 2019
Players to watch
Malcom: Barcelona are looking to land Marcus Rashford, with the Brazilian heading to Old Trafford as part of a swap deal, Mundo says.
Benito Raman: Everton and Arsenal are both interested in landing the Fortuna Dusseldorf striker who is valued at £15 million, Sport Bild says.
Adrian Akande: The 15-year-old, currently on the books at Chelsea, is wanted by both Ajax and RB Leipzig, reports the Daily Mirror.
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