Man Utd News Summary: World-class No.9 on Radar, Transfer Blow, Battle For South American Defender

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Man United face bidding war to sign £86m world-class no.9

Man Utd face bidding for o secure services of Inter Milan centre-forward Mauro Icardi as Real Madrid ready to splash big money on £86m proven goalscorer.

Serie A giants are ready to sell the South American forward following a drawn-out contract standoff that has been leaked in public and has drown speculations that Argentinian forward could leave the club for a cut-price deal.

The Italian giants feared to lose Icardi for a cut-price fee this season but Spanish media outlet Marca claims that Man Utd and Real Madrid ready to battle to secure services of Argentinian forward.

The Los Blancos are willing to go big with their offer for the former Sampdoria forward it is reported, as they want to bolster their offensive end for the next campaign and identified Icardi as an ideal replacement for Karim Benzema who has failed to become a team leader since the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo.

The Red Devils are also eyeing up Icardi and ready to match the Los Blancos’ bid. However, they seem to have an advantage in the race as Ole Gunnar Solskjaers side could offer Romelu Lukaku in exchange for Argentina international forward.

The 26-year-old forward has scored 122 goals in 210 games for San Siro giants. However, he was recently stripped of the captaincy and hasn’t played a single minute in the last month.

This term despite the limited time on the pitch Icardi has managed to found back of the net 15 times in 28 games.

Man Ud in danger to miss out signing of in-demand French midfielder

Serie A champions Juventus are about to enter the bidding for highly-rated Lyon playmaker Tanguy Ndombele, according to the reports from France.

The 22-year-old midfielder is already believed to be a top transfer target for Manchester United and Man City.

The Red Devils are rumoured to have made contact with Ligue 1 giants ahead of the summer move for the 22-year-old midfielder as they are desperate to see off competition from direct PL rivals Man City but now it seems that they will face another battle with Juventus.

Italian outlet Rai Sport claimed that French midfielder is also a target for Serie A champions Juventus, though, with Massimiliano Allegri looking to further bolster his midfield options, despite already agreeing on a contract to sign free agent midfielder Aaron Ramsey.

However, it is reported that the Ligue 1 giants are holding out for around £78m for the Frenchman, which could prove prohibitive to any deal from Serie A champions perspective.

Ndombele has joined Lyon from Amiens last term and has already racked up 55 Ligue 1 games and his fine form has attracted the interest of top European teams.

Meanwhile, Manchester United attacking midfielder Juan Mata is reportedly on the brink of signing a new long-term contract with 20-time English champions.

The Spanish midfielder has been with the Red Devils since January 2014, founding back of the net 44 times and providing 36 assists in 213 games for the Red Devils.

The 30-year-old’s current deal will expire this summer, but, and it had been reported that the Spanish playmaker would depart from the club on a free transfer after the end of the current campaign.

Liverpool joined Man Utd in their pursuit of Ajax in-demand star

Liverpool are ready to battle Arsenal and Manchester United for securing services of Dutch giants Ajax full-back Nicolas Tagliafico.

Argentina international defender has been previously tipped to make a switch to The North London this summer, while Real Madrid have identified him as a replacement for Marcelo.

The Argentine defender has played 31-games for Ajax across all competitions this campaign managing to found back of the net five goals and providing five assists in an impressive season thus far.

Despite having Andrew Robertson at the left-back position, Don Balon reported that the Merseyside Reds and Manchester United are now favourites to secure the services of ARsneal in-demand defender.

Atletico Madrid have been also rumoured with signing the Ajax left-back.

The Agent of Tagliafico, Ricardo Schlieper, recently claimed that the Los Blancos want the 26-year-old South American defender to replace Marcelo after the end of the current campaign.

He told Radio Rivadavia: “There are rumours about Real Madrid interest because Marcelo will join Juventus.

“Nobody has called me yet but there have been contacts with other clubs. He has two years left in his contract with Ajax and Tagliafico has no release clause.

“Ajax have already decided a minimum price for top European clubs. A top Spanish team is very interested. That said. I think the time has come for Tagliafico to make a step ahead in his career”.

Meanwhile, Liverpool and Manchester United also eyeing move for another Ajax defender Matthijs de Ligt.