Transfer News: Sheikh Jassim Eyes Lucrative Man United Transfers, Arsenal See €17m Boey Bid Rejected
Sheikh Jassim eyes lucrative Man Utd transfers
Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad al-Thani wants to rid of Man Utd’s rule that stops players being paid more than their team-mates should he become the club’s new owner.
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It would give Erik ten Hag more options in the transfer market with mega-money deals very much on the cards amid links with Neymar.
Arsenal see €17m Sacha Boey bid rejected
According to The Daily Mail, Premier League heavyweights Arsenal are eyeing a summer move for Galatasaray star Sacha Boey, and have seen a €17m bid for the highly-rated full-back dismissed by Galatasaray, with the Super Lig title-chasers seeking a fee close to €25m.
Earlier this week, Galatasaray’s vice-president, Erden Timur, travelled to London for talks over a deal for Boey.
Alexis Mac Allister’s father will fly to UK to seal ‘very advanced’ Reds transfer
According to reports in Argentina, Liverpool are nearing a deal to sign Brighton midfielder Alexis Mac Allister, with his father and agent said to have booked his flight to England next week to ‘accelerate and close’ the Anfield switch.
Liverpool are believed to have agreed personal terms over a contract until 2028 with Mac Allister, but they are yet to enter formal negotiations with Brighton, who are set to demand £70m for the World Cup-winning playmaker.
Man Utd baulk at Mount price
Man United have hit a stumbling block in their pursuit of Mason Mount with Chelsea unwilling to drop their asking price.
The Blues have slapped a £55m price tag on the midfielder, who is also of interest to Liverpool and Arsenal. United are currently his preferred destination but negotiations over any transfer could rest on his value with Chelsea set to stand firm despite his contract situation.
Mount has been in discussions with the west London club for much of the year but no agreement has been struck as he enters the final 12 months of his deal. United have several areas they want to strengthen, but may be against paying more than £50m for a player who could be available for nothing in a year, according to the Independent.
Verratti’s agent speaks out
Marco Verratti’s his agent Rafaela Pimenta has talked up a return to Italy with the midfielder’s PSG future far from certain.
“An Italian always wants to return home sooner or later, but I can’t say that this is the case for him. Now PSG must end the season, then we’ll see,” she told Calciomercato.com.