Sadio Mane is set to travel to Bayern Munich on Tuesday to undergo medical tests before joining the club on an imminent transfer away from Liverpool. Former Manchester City and Liverpool keeper David James cannot see why Gabriel Jesus is considering joining Arsenal this summer. Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus reportedly would instead join champions league winners La Liga side Real Madrid than Arsenal and Mikel Arteta this summer. Arsenal is said to have hedged Arsenal’s gamble to sign Gabriel Jesus by also making a bid for ex-Chelsea failure Alvaro Morata; the Atletico Madrid forward has spent the past two years on a long-term loan with Juventus, which is looking to make that arrangement permanent this summer.
Manchester United was among the Premier League sides enquiring last season about the availability of Real Madrid forward Vinicius Junior, according to reports in Spain. Manchester United and Arsenal both had expressed an interest in taking Tammy Abraham back to the Premier League. Darwin Nunez is said to be joined Liverpool rather than Manchester United, with the Mirror Football exclusive reporting that Nunez wants to keep playing in Europe’s top-flight next season. Timber, Ajax’s current starter, is highly rated amongst the best players in the division, with both United and Liverpool heavily linked.
Pep Guardiola describes current Ajax star Timber as the perfect fit at City. A big-money move to Manchester’s blue-side would be far more palatable given their historical rivalry with United. Manchester United would have the opportunity for Champions League football again, and finally, some real identity and structure for their team. They insisted, following the departures of Darwin Nunez, Calvin Ramsay and Fabio Carvalho, that they would not be signing any more players this summer. That is because Dortmund already lost one of their key players to Manchester City’s signing of Erling Haaland and did not want to lose Jude Bellingham to a similar window.
Manchester United are set to renew their bid to sign Dutch midfielder Frenkie De Jong from Ajax, but the clubs are still about PS 15m apart in valuation. Starting what is probably already the most talked-about transfer of the summer transfer window, Man United are looking to persuade Frenkie de Jong to switch the Nou Camp for Old Trafford. With Eric Ten Hag set to manage United this summer, United could become a much more dangerous proposition on the transfer market next time around. Pau Torres is reportedly in United’s transfer wishes, along with Tottenham. Gabriel Jesus, in particular, remains open to leaving City, and his representatives have been said to have held talks with Arsenal in recent months.