Transfer rumours and paper review – Wednesday, June 22: Man United make new £28m move for Dortmund star, Liverpool keen on Real Madrid starlet?

22 Jun

Here are the top transfer-related stories in Wednesday’s newspapers and online…


Manchester United have made an increased £28million move for Henrikh Mkhitaryan. The Old Trafford giants have upped the ante in their attempts to land the Borussia Dortmund midfielder with a significantly improved second offer. And there is increasing confidence a deal for Mkhitaryan will be agreed. (Daily Mirror)

Chelsea have made their move for Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly with a £19.2million bid. The Blues are huge fans of the 24-year-old centre-back. But Napoli want £30million for their Senegalese centre-back and have already rejected Chelsea’s offer. (Daily Mirror)

Willian is set to sign a bumper new contract at Chelsea. And that will be bad news for his former boss Jose Mourinho, who was desperate to take the Brazilian to Manchester United. (The Sun)

Real Madrid have slapped a staggering £60m price tag on Alvaro Morata after taking advantage of a clause to re-sign the striker from Juventus. It has already scared off Arsenal who believe that is way too much and it could leave a straight fight between Manchester United and Chelsea. (Daily Mirror)

Gareth Bale will return to Spain after the European Championship to a ‘contract for life’ at Real Madrid. The news will scupper the interest from Premier League powerhouses but shows once again the growing presence of Bale as one of the world’s very best players. (Daily Mail)

Jurgen Klopp is keen to bring Real Madrid youngster Martin Odegaard to Liverpool. The German boss is ready to bring in a host of fresh talent during his first summer transfer window in charge of the club. And Klopp is interested in young midfielder Odegaard. (Daily Express)

Liverpool have no intention of joining the race to sign Newcastle United winger Andros Townsend. The Reds have been linked with a move for the England international, who has a £10.5million buyout clause. However, Jurgen Klopp is not in for Townsend and is  instead keen on securing the services of Southampton’s Sadio Mane, who would command a fee of around £30million. (Liverpool Echo)

Borussia Moenchengladbach are prepared to break their £11.5m transfer record to sign Chelsea youngster Andreas Christensen permanently. (Daily Mirror)

Manchester City want to sign Schalke wonderkid Leroy Sane by tomorrow – but Bayern Munich are holding up the deal. The German star’s representatives have been holding talks with Schalke since yesterday to finalise the £40m move. Bayern have made a last-ditched attempt to snap-up the 20-year-old – but don’t want to sign him until next season. (The Sun)

Juventus have confirmed that they are yet to receive any bids for Manchester Unitedand Real Madrid target Paul Pogba. (Daily Mirror)

Nice midfielder Nampalys Mendy has had a medical with Leicester ahead of a £12million move. Foxes boss Claudio Ranieri is also pursuing a move for £12.7million Juventus midfielder Mario Lemina. (Daily Mirror)

Watford remain determined to keep Troy Deeney from joining Leicester and have reiterated the striker is not for sale following a meeting on Tuesday. The Hornets have rejected two bids for their captain from the Foxes after turning down Leicester’s latest offer of £25million offer at the weekend. (Daily Mail)

West Ham have had a £2.3million bid rejected for Besiktas midfielder Atiba Hutchinson. (Daily Mirror)

Blackburn Rovers are in talks over a move for former Manchester United midfielder Nick Powell. The 22-year-old was released by United at the end of the season and is available as a free agent. (Daily Mail)

And here are the latest talkSPORT.com headlines…​

Zlatan transfer latest: Striker has already SIGNED for Manchester United, talkSPORT told

Chelsea transfer latest: Blues join West Ham and Everton in chase for Juventus misfit striker Simone Zaza

Nuri Sahin set for Jurgen Klopp reunion at Liverpool? Galatasaray also interested in Borussia Dortmund misfit

Newcastle transfer news: Napoli and Roma readying moves for Magpies star Moussa Sissoko

Manchester United transfer news: Red Devils rivalling Inter Milan for Ezequiel Garay

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