Manchester United are considering a move to Serie A for a new striker as a precaution against the futures of Cristiano Ronaldo and Marcus Rashford, according to Friday’s Transfer Gossip, while Nottingham Forest have made a £20 million winger bid.
TAMMY ABRAHAM APPEARS ON MAN UTD RADAR
Manchester United are reportedly interested in signing Roma striker Tammy Abraham this summer.
Concerns about Cristiano Ronaldo’s future at Manchester United remain, and new reports claim PSG is interested in Marcus Rashford, which will undoubtedly shock Erik ten Hag and the club.
Ally McCoist and Simon Jordan of talkSPORT believe it makes sense for United to try to sign the England forward.
Last season, the 24-year-old scored 27 goals and added five assists in all competitions for Roma, who won the Europa Conference League.
United’s problem is that Chelsea has a £68 million buy-back option on the player they sold for £34 million last summer.
“Both Chelsea and Manchester United need centre forwards,” Jordan said. “Abraham scored 17 or 18 goals [in Serie A] for Roma last year; I’m not sure why he isn’t in the mix for Manchester United or Chelsea.”
The conversation with United begins with a transfer policy. What Manchester City is doing is acquiring the best players and developing them with the coach they have. “That is United’s job.”
Mourinho is unlikely to sanction Abraham’s departure.
Given what he’s trying to build at Roma, it’s unclear whether Mourinho will even sanction Abraham’s departure at this point.
Chelsea and Tottenham are also interested in forward Nicolo Zaniolo. To that end, Mourinho will not want to lose his two main attacking options this summer.
Much now depends on how Ronaldo and Rashford’s futures play out before September 1.
FOREST MAKE EMMANUEL DENNIS BID
Nottingham Forest have reportedly rekindled their interest in Watford striker Emmanuel Dennis but face competition from Brighton for Villarreal left-back Pervis Estupinan.
The newly promoted Premier League side have already spent in excess of £85million on new players this summer. However, Steve Copper still wants to strengthen his squad further.
Forest have identified both Dennis and Estupinan as potential targets they would like to sign before the window shuts on September 1.
A report from The Athletic claims the City Ground outfit have tabled a £20m opening offer for Dennis. That figure also includes any potential add-ons.
However, Watford are thought to be holding out for nearer to £25m for one of their top performers.
Dennis scored 10 Premier League goals for the Hornets last season despite their relegation. He can also play out wide or through the middle.
Forest may face a fight to get their man, however, with Everton and Villarreal also keen on the 24-year-old.
As for Estupinan, the attacking full-back has also been linked with Tottenham.
MAN CITY CONSIDERING KIERAN TIERNEY BID
Manchester City are still reportedly looking at left-back options, despite agreeing a fee with Anderlecht for Sergio Gomes.
The former Barcelona academy product is closing in on an £11million switch to The Etihad. However, reports on Friday suggest that another left-sided defender could join Gomes in Manchester.
Atletico Madrid’s Brazilian star Renan Lodi is one star being linked. But City could be ready to raid Arsenal for Scotland international Kieran Tierney instead.
Pep Guardiola’s spent most of the early part of the summer window chasing Marc Cucurella. However, the Brighton man eventually ended up at Chelsea in a £55m deal.
That forced the City boss to look at other targets and Tierney could be a genuine option.
Arsenal took Oleksandr Zinchenko from The Etihad this summer. And it was Ukrainian who got the nod over Tierney for the season-opening win at Crystal Palace.
At this stage, it’s unclear whether the Gunners are prepared to do business for Tierney. However, with the right-sided Joao Cancelo asked to fill in at left-back again for City at West Ham, it looks like Pep is determined to strengthen the position before the window shuts on September 1.