Manchester United's second bid for Mason Mount has been swiftly countered by Chelsea
According to reports, Manchester United's second bid for Mason Mount has been swiftly countered by Chelsea, with a significant £15 million difference separating the two clubs. The talented English international appears increasingly likely to depart Stamford Bridge this summer as Chelsea aims to generate funds through player sales.
Earlier this month, Erik ten Hag's team had their initial bid of £40 million promptly rejected by Chelsea. The latest update from The Athletic reveals that United's improved second bid, amounting to £50 million, has also been turned down.
However, there seems to be potential for an agreement in the near future, as Chelsea appears to have reduced their asking price. The report suggests that Chelsea countered United's second offer by requesting an upfront fee of £60 million, along with an additional £5 million.
Man City star Gundogan says 'yes' to Barcelona
Ilkay Gundogan, the talented midfielder of Manchester City, appears to be on the verge of leaving the Etihad Stadium this summer. Reports suggest that he has expressed his consent to a move to Barcelona. Despite being City's captain last season and leading the team to an impressive Treble, Gundogan was recently listed among the released players by the club.
According to journalist Toni Juanmarti, the player has communicated his desire to join Barcelona. Although Gundogan has also been linked with Chelsea and Arsenal, Barcelona is now actively pursuing his services and working against the odds to secure his signing and complete the registration process.
However, if Barcelona fails to finalize the deal in the next few days, the player intends to have the freedom to explore other options for his future destination.
Manchester City has successfully finalized the signing of Mateo Kovacic from Chelsea
Fabrizio Romano reports that Manchester City has successfully finalized the signing of Mateo Kovacic from Chelsea. The transfer is set to involve an initial payment of £25 million, with an additional £5 million contingent on Pep Guardiola's team securing trophies. Personal terms were agreed upon several weeks ago, and the player expressed his desire to join the Etihad Stadium throughout the process.
Arsenal is nearing a deal with Chelsea to acquire striker Kai Havertz
According to The Athletic, Arsenal is nearing a deal with Chelsea to acquire striker Kai Havertz. The agreement is reportedly valued at around £65 million, and both clubs are currently collaborating to finalize the structure of potential payments and additional clauses. Personal terms have already been settled, and a medical examination will be conducted prior to the completion of the deal.
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