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Tuesday 18th February

  • Dortmund forward Erling Haaland wanted to sign for Manchester United
  • Haaland told Solskjaer of his desire to join Manchester United in December
  • Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish is Manchester United’s main target this summer
  • Man Utd is in advanced negotiations to appoint Antero Henrique or Ralf Rangnick

Consideration by Kai Havertz

Bayer Leverkusen will evaluate Kai Havertz this summer.

This is according to the sports director of the club Rudi Voller, who confirmed the interest in the talented German star.

Havertz, 20, has attracted the interest of some of the biggest European teams with Liverpool, Manchester United and Barcelona among those who seek to guarantee his services.

“I’m glad we still kept it [on to Kai Havertz] this year, “said Voller on the TV show “100% Bundesliga – Football at Nitro”.

“We will see what it looks like in the summer. He still has a contract until 2022 – these are, of course, the classic facts. There was already interest in the summer, but we told him it would be nice for him to be with us for another year. And that was the right decision. “

Timo Werner more recent

Liverpool was supported to complete the signing of Timo Werner by the Norwegian journalist and former Premier League striker Jan Aage Fjortoft.

The claim comes after Bayern Munich was linked in a move to the German striker, something Fjortoft wanted to close.

He tweeted: “The” Timo Werner at Bayern “- the rumor is making the rounds in the media carousel again. There is still no sign that Bayern is going to Werner.

“My understanding is still that Liverpool is the most likely destination if the player leaves RB Leipzig.”

Jack Grealish main focus

Manchester United has been linked in a move for Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish for several months, and now manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has made it United’s number one priority for the summer transfer window.

Sources close to Grealish have admitted that this summer may be the right time for the 24-year-old to leave his hometown.

Solskjaer is determined to sign Grealish at the end of the season, according to The Athletic.

United will likely sign Grealish in a reduced price deal if Dean Smith’s team is demoted, will come in late May. But if the Villani manage to avoid relegation, the club is expected to claim up to £ 80 million for Grealish.

Names in the frame

Manchester United is in advanced talks to appoint Antero Henrique or Ralf Rangnick as technical director at Old Trafford.

Regardless of who was nominated, Ed Woodward will still retain control of United’s purchases in the transfer window.

According to the Independent, an agreement with Henrique is close to the agreement.

During his time with Ligue 1 champions, Henrique oversaw the signatures of Kylian Mbappe and Neymar and is said to have been a big factor in Mbappe’s choice to move to Paris.

If an agreement for Henrique cannot be completed, United will turn its attention to Rangnick.

Plan of Lautaro Martinez

Barcelona are the favorites to sign Inter striker Lautaro Martinez.

This is according to the Italian publication Calciomercato, which claims that the two European giants share a “very good” relationship having had productive discussions when Inter Milan’s sporting director Piero Ausilio visited Barcelona last October.

The summits of Ausilio and Barcelona discussed Martinez and the Italian Stefano Sensi during these talks.

Now, the Spanish champions are focused on getting a deal on the line for Martinez, whom they consider Luis Suarez’s ideal long-term successor.

Football They claim that Barcelona will guarantee the Argentine star a £ 160,000 contract per week but will NOT fulfill Martinez’s £ 92 million release clause.

Instead, Barcelona intends to stagger their payments and offer players in exchange, including Arturo Vidal.

Jadon Sancho boost

Manchester United and Chelsea have received a boost in the pursuit of Jadon Sancho while Borussia Dortmund seems resigned to losing their protagonist.

Sancho is expected to return to the Premier League three years after leaving Manchester City when the transfer window reopens.

United and Chelsea are believed to be leading the 19-year-old signing race despite the £ 100 million price tag in the lead.

Dortmund gave British clubs a boost as they reportedly started to field a substitute.

According to the German newspaper Deichstube, Lucien Favre’s team hopes to sign Werner Bremen’s Milot Rashica.

Done deal: can sign

Borussia Dortmund announced the permanent signing of midfielder Emre Can from Juventus.

The 26-year-old, formerly Liverpool, joined the German club with a six-month loan agreement on the day of the transfer’s expiration in view of a permanent transfer.

And after Can made only three appearances for them, Dortmund activated that clause to sign the German national team with a four-year deal.

Dortmund tweeted: “Borussia Dortmund has activated the transfer of Emre Can from Juventus with a 4-year contract! Greetings to many others, Mr. Can.”

Kylian Mbappe at Real Madrid

Real Madrid may not be able to sign Paris star Saint-Germain Kylian Mbappe in the summer, according to Luis Figo.

Real was a huge admirer of Mbappe, who has already won three consecutive Ligue 1 titles and a World Cup trophy and has been declared as the next big football star.

Figo told RMC Sport at the Laureus Sports Awards in Berlin: “Mbappe is a young player, one of the best in the world, one of the most expensive.

“He is part of a team that has no financial problems, I don’t know if it will be possible to sign it. But it would be a great signing for Real Madrid. “

Bukayo Saka contract

Arsenal are looking to reward the Bukayo Saka starlet with a new contract, according to Atletico.

With Kieran Tierney injured, Saka shone in his absence after being invited to play left back by Mikel Arteta, advancing ahead of Sead Kolasinac in the peck order.

Though playing a more defensive role, the 18-year-old is still showing off his attacking skills as he added another assist to his 4-0 roundup over Newcastle, with an outrageous nutmeg skill Valentino Lazaro and then tee-up Nicolas Pepe.

His exploits attracted interest from Liverpool and Manchester United, but the Gunners hope to avoid any interest by tying the teenager to a five-year deal.

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