Transfer Summary: Leicester City close to defender deal, Manchester United target Upamecano – originally published on Sportslens.com
We are in week six of the Premier League summer transfer window and it seems that Manchester United is finally about to sign for the first time.
The Red Devils have reached an agreement with Ajax to buy midfielder Donny van de Beek, and a deal worth £ 35.7 million plus add-ons could close this week ( The Guardian ).
Let's take a look at the current transfer stories.
Top Transfer Stories:
Manchester United could pursue the signing of Van de Beek with the purchase of a new center-back. RB Leipzig's Dayot Upamecano has emerged as the main transfer target for manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, despite the fact that the Frenchman signed a new three-year deal last month ( ESPN ).
Leicester City is about to land a replacement for the late Ben Chilwell. They are said to be in advanced negotiations with Atalanta to purchase Timothy Castagne. The Foxes are hoping to close a £ 18 million deal plus bonuses before the Belgian moves to international service (HLNs Kristof Terreur ).
Chelsea hit the headlines this summer on a spending spree of over £ 130m on five signings. You have now reached an agreement with Bayer Leverkusen to purchase Kai Havertz. The West London giants initially pay the German 72 million pounds, a further 18 million pounds in the form of add-ons ( Goal.com ).
The Bundesliga team Schalke 04 is the youngest club to be interested in signing Emiliano Martinez from Arsenal. David Wagner's team are considering a deal for the Argentine after Alexander Nubel, the goalkeeper of choice last season, moved to Bayern Munich at the beginning of the summer ( Sky Sports ).
Tottenham Hotspur's goal is to strengthen the center-forwards division this summer. The north London team had previously been attributed an interest in Bournemouth's Callum Wilson, and it now appears they are also interested in signing his strike partner in Josh King ( TalkSPORT ).
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