Football: Real Madrid close to signing the next Neymar
Real Madrid might have just beaten Barcelona to sign the wonder kid Rodrygo, who is being touted as the next Neymar. Manchester United are in the hunt for a new striker while Spurs are playing stubborn with the transfer of Toby Alderweireld. Here are the top transfer rumors and news from today's European papers.
According to reports in Spain, Real Madrid have reportedly sealed a deal to sign Santos kid Rodrygo for €45 million. Barcelona were also interested in the 17-year-old winger who is being compared to Brazil star Neymar. Despite his young age, Rodrygo has been one of the brightest stars of the Brazilian league this season with 5 goals in 9 games.
Manchester United are not willing to splash the cash on a new left-back this summer as their priority is to sign a striker. Jose Mourinho seems to be satisfied with his left-back options with Ashley Young and Luke Shaw to call upon. However, they want to sign an alternative to Lukaku, with Arnautovic and Mandzukic possible options.
West Ham United have placed a £60 million price tag on forward Arnautovic in an attempt to stop Manchester United from signing the 29-year-old. The Austrian has emerged as a top target for Jose Mourinho who wants to add another strong attacking player to his ranks. However, West Ham do not want to lose their striker.
Talks over the transfer of Toby Alderweireld from Spurs to Manchester United have reached an impasse, according to a report. Manchester United offered £55 million for the Belgian but Spurs are demanding more for their prized asset. Spurs are said to be interested in United forward Martial, which could help push a deal through.