Football transfer rumours: Tottenham to offer £ 17.5 m for Schalke’s Max Meyer?

Sadly, only one British national newspaper that resulted in this morning with a transfer gossip story, and even more of a repackaging of the existing rumor that the real freshly picked organic gossip. Still, here at the Mill we take what we are, which is the Sun claim that Chelsea are “closing in on a £100m one-two punch of the Juventus stars Leonardo Bonucci and Alex Sandro”, with Antonio Conte “ready to pounce” on £45m-rated Bonucci as well as of the Brazilian left. Although we have read elsewhere that the Real Madrid, as they so often do, might come to be clumsy in this happy picture and spoil everything.

Liverpool are still secretly working on a deal to sign Virgil van Dijk, but the Sky of Italy now insist that Chelsea have submitted a formal offer to Southampton and are very much in the driver’s seat, but it seems unlikely that even someone as deep pockets as Roman Abramovich wants to spend £105m of his soft-earned fortune on two new centre-halves when he already has three perfectly well that the title of success (in fact, the Goalkeeper of Chelsea, believes the interest is in the landing either Bonucci or Van Dijk, but not both). One of Chelsea’s other targets, to the east of Monaco, Tiemoué Bakayoko, for which they have now agreed a sum of £35.2 m, according to the post, then they are going to sell Bertrand Traore to Lyon for £16m.

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Juventus meanwhile work on defensive reinforcements, with Dani Alves the first choice of members of their rear-guard to depart. Manchester United is Matteo Darmian, this is the man they want to fill the Brazilian right-side groove, and, apparently, the Italian has apparently personally called Jose Mourinho to plead with the tactician, Portuguese to consent to his departure. Mourinho is also a reflection on the defensive reinforcements, with Globo Esporte in Brazil as saying that United, Barcelona and Juventus have made offers for the Paris Saint-Germain, marquinhos, whose Mancunians ” was somehow the most generous, amounting to some £62m (though they say he will stay in France for another year). During this time, in Spain Don Balon report that Bonucci is likely to end up in Madrid, leaving Raphael Varane clear also head to Old Trafford in return for a “more than generous economic”. Having already paid £ 30 million for Benfica Victor Lindelof this would let the Glazers spending £[insert large number here]m-soft won a fortune on three new centre-halves when they already have several perfectly average.

Last summer, Tottenham had called someone who works for Schalke and asked politely about the availability of Max Meyer, and the German club has informed that it would take £39m taken out of their clammy grasp. This summer, they tried again, and apparently have been informed that the price has fallen to a gift of € 17.5 m, following the 21-year-old, by his refusal to sign a new contract to replace the one that expires next summer. This is the music to Tottenham’s ears in form, and in addition supported by the belief that Liverpool’s capture of Mo Salah takes them out of the market, Londoners are prepared to take action. In Addition, they want the Fiorentina midfielder Matias Vecino.

The Team has news of a “secret conversation that changes everything”, between Zinedine Zidane and Kylian Mbappé, in which the Real Madrid coach has volunteered to give up one of his choices to three-man front line of Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema to ensure that there will be a Mbappé-shaped hole in the upcoming season of XI. “At the outset, not entirely convinced by the arrangement of Madrid for the project, precisely because he was afraid of not having much game time, Mbappé emerged from the enthusiastic conversation,” they write. It is a blow for Arsenal, that is the Mirror report “believe that they can land Mbappé in a recording contract this summer” (the Mail, on the contrary, asserts that “the Gunners hopes of landing the talented teenager are fading”). Still, on the positive side, the Gunners are also closing in on Alexandre Lacazette, and a dear young French forward is surely enough, even if – again according to the Mirror, “Manchester City belief is growing that they can land Alexis Sanchez in a deal potentially worth £ 50 million”.

And now, for news from clubs outside the top six: Leicester are in the process of negotiating with Norwich over a deal for the 18-year-old striker Benny Ashley-Seal, which has not yet made his first team debut for the Canaries but it is apparently very good. And stoke’s £12m bid for Middlesbrough’s Ben Gibson is not even close to high enough.