Neither Barcelona nor Ajax are permitting Manchester United to maneuver full steam forward as they await their first signing.
BARCA PLAYING HARDBALL ON DE JONG
What occurs when an unstoppable drive meets an immoveable object? Who is aware of however that’s irrelevant right here as a result of we’re speaking about Manchester United and Barcelona, who’re nowhere near assembly both of these descriptions.
The 2 golf equipment have been in ‘direct contact’ about Frenkie de Jong (it appears like they need to have tried that earlier than), in response to Fabrizio Romano, however can’t agree on a payment as a result of Barcelona are insistent that they won’t promote for lower than €86m, which is round £74m. Manchester United might be declaring that Barcelona want the cash and they’re the Dutchman’s solely actual suitors so it appears we’ve an deadlock.
Manchester United and Barcelona have been in direct contact as we speak for Frenkie de Jong. Nonetheless no settlement on the payment, as Barça instructed Man Utd they gained’t promote FdJ for lower than €86m. 🚨🇳🇱 #MUFC
Barcelona need full payment assured, additionally due to La Liga guidelines to reinvest cash. pic.twitter.com/n6WBFk5Uxy
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 21, 2022
AJAX NOT PLAYING ANY KIND OF BALL
‘Ajax is not going to permit Erik ten Hag’s plan to rebuild Manchester United result in a mass exodus of the gamers he left behind in Amsterdam,’ claims the Mirror. They are saying that Ten Hag may need to decide on between Lisandro Martinez and Antony, ‘except United make Ajax a proposal that’s simply too good to refuse’. Presumably that supply can be ‘all the cash’.
Ajax have already turned down £30m for Martinez from Arsenal so any provide must be north of there (studies elsewhere have advised £35m), whereas Brazilian winger Antony is valued at greater than £50m. So any bid for the pair would presumably should exceed £85m, which is a good whack of cash for United if the finally relent on De Jong.
MINAMINO TO MONACO
Liverpool are on their solution to recouping the price of signing three gamers this summer time with Takumi Minamino set to hitch Monaco for an preliminary £13m that would rise to £15.5m with varied add-ons. That’s barely beneath the worth they wished to extract for the Japanese striker – who additionally Leeds and Southampton – however they’ve nonetheless doubled their cash.
Wednesday ought to see Liverpool full the sale of Sadio Mane to Bayern Munich for £32.5m however it’s now thought that Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will keep on the membership. They are going to be hoping to obtain bids for Neco Williams and Nat Phillips, most likely from the golf equipment promoted from the Championship.