MORNING TRANSFER NEWS ROUND-UP
Tottenham are confident of keeping Harry Kane this summer – while Real Madrid are optimistic of signing Paul Pogba NEXT year.
Spurs reportedly rate Manchester City’s chances of luring England skipper Kane “virtually impossible” – as Daniel Levy sticks to his £150million valuation of the Premier League’s most reliable striker.
It’s understood City initially bid £75m plus £25m add-ons for Kane.
But having nabbed Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish for the same £100m price, Etihad chief Pep Guardiola might be reluctant to completely obliterate that English club-record fee in the same transfer window.
Meanwhile, it’s claimed Real have begun clearing the way to land Manchester United midfielder Pogba on a free transfer at the end of the season.
The first big step in reducing the Bernabeu wage bill was letting Martin Odegaard join Arsenal for £30m.
Arsenal are reportedly now open to offers for TEN PLAYERS this month – including captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
But the Gunners also hope Atletico Madrid reduce their £34m asking price for Kieran Trippier because boss Mikel Arteta is desperate for a new right-back.
And Brazilian giants Corinthians are said to be preparing a bid for Arsenal wideman Willian, 33.
Elsewhere, speculation over Real and Manchester United legend Cristiano Ronaldo has spiralled since he was DROPPED for Udinese’s 2-2 draw with Udinese on Sunday.
Lastly, Manchester United full-back Brandon Williams has joined Premier League new boys Norwich on loan for the rest of the campaign.