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Wednesday's big transfer rumours: Manchester United see offer for Ligue 1 star rejected

Nicolas Pepe Manchester United

What the papers say

Paris Saint-Germain have reportedly moved ahead of Juventus in the race to sign Tottenham’s Danny Rose. The Sun reports that the French side believe they have the advantage in a £20million deal for the left-back.

Manchester United have warned Inter Milan that the clock is running down in their bid to sign Romelu Lukaku, the Daily Mail reports. The Italian side had an initial £54 million bid rejected over the weekend and are considering an improved offer, the paper says. United would want to replace the striker if he is sold but, with just two weeks until the Premier League transfer deadline, time is running out.

Romelu Lukaku

Inter Milan are said to be keen on landing Romelu Lukaku (Martin Rickett/PA)

Tottenham’s chairman is prepared to increase Toby Alderweireld’s price up to £40 million if his release clause is allowed to expire on Friday, the Telegraph claims. That could then accelerate Manchester United’s bid to sign Leicester’s Harry Maguire, the paper says, as they have earmarked Alderweireld as one of their top back-up options should they fail to land Maguire.

United have reportedly identified Sergej Milinkovic-Savic as their top choice to replace Paul Pogba should he leave the club. The Mirror says reports in the Spanish media suggested United have already earmarked the Lazio midfielder as a target. Meanwhile, The Sun says United have been given a boost amid reports Lazio have agreed to sell the 24-year-old for the right price. The Serie A side would settle for between £70 million and £80 million for Milinkovic-Savic, the paper adds.

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Reiss Nelson: The Arsenal youngster has attracted attention from Hertha Berlin, The Sun reports. The German club are keen on landing the 19-year-old on a season-long loan to help bolster their attack for the new season, the paper adds.

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Sean Longstaff: Manchester United are set to launch a £30 million bid for the Newcastle midfielder, according to the Mirror. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has made the 21-year-old a priority signing, but the Toon value him at £50 million, the paper says.

Nicolas Pepe: Lille have reportedly rejected a proposal from Manchester United for the 24-year-old. The Mirror says reports in the French media indicate Lille have turned down the offer. Arsenal, Liverpool and Everton have also been linked with the 24-year-old, with Lille said to want around £70million for him.

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