Manchester bidding war for defender
According to Sky Sports News, both Manchester United and Manchester City are willing to pay £65 million for Harry Maguire.
The English international has performed impressively for club and country over the last couple of years, leading to strong interest from both the Red Devils and the Citizens. Jose Mourinho was a big admirer of Maguire during his tenure at Old Trafford, yet friction with the United board meant the former Hull defender has remained at the King Power.
Despite the 20 time capped Englishman potentially willing to take a step forward in his career, the Foxes are certainly not pushovers in negotiation as shown by how they persisted on £60 million for Riyad Mahrez.
It is suggested they will only accept bids around or in excess of £75 million for Maguire, something neither of the Top 6 clubs are likely to be entertained by.
Ndombele to Tottenham for club record fee
After not spending even a penny over the last two transfer windows, Spurs are certainly showing intent in this summer window s far.
First reported by Di Marzio, the North London side have agreed a club record £65 million deal for highly rated Lyon midfielder Tanguy Ndombele, who is expected to sign a five year contract with the side in the coming days.
After reaching the Champions League Final last season, it’s clear that the project at Tottenham is becoming far more appealing for players around Europe, whilst the burdens of financing the new stadium are slowly being eased on the club’s transfer budget.
The French international has been subject of significant interest from some of Europe’s top sides and Lyon’s acquisition of Jean Lucas from Flamengo all but confirms his exit from Ligue 1. This could prove to be a stellar signing for the Lilywhites, for the upcoming 2018/19.
Lampard to Chelsea negotiations begin
Derby County confirmed yesterday that they have given permission to Chelsea to speak to Frank Lampard regarding the managerial vacancy at Stamford Bridge.
The Blues’ all time top goalscorer, Champions League winner and arguably greatest ever player has been heavily linked by all major news outlets with a sensational return to the London side since Maurizio Sarri departed earlier this month.
Lampard helped the Rams finish in the playoff places on the final day of the Championship season before losing to Aston Villa in the playoff final at Wembley, just 90 minutes away from returning the side back to the English top flight.
Yet after just one season in professional management, the former England international is on the cusp of a dream return to the club where he was nothing short of world class. Derby will demand the £4 million buyout clause in his contract and negotiations are expected to go swiftly between both parties. Will Lampard be a success at Chelsea? Only time will tell.
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