FOOTBALL RUMOURS: United ponder Pogba move, Jesus for City? Foxes chase Mendy
Here are the football rumours for Monday, June 20 , . . .
Manchester United are considering whether to reignite their interest in former midfielder Paul Pogba. The French international has been linked with moves to Manchester City and United over the past 12 months but Real Madrid have now emerged as favourites to lure him away from Juventus. Negotiations between Real and Juve are ongoing, with the Italian giants reportedly demanding a world record fee of £95m for the 23-year-old talent. However, according to AS, Real are reluctant to pay more for Pogba than they did for Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo, which may open the door for Jose Mourinho and United.
Manchester City have made a £16.7m bid for Palmeiras forward Gabriel Jesus. Barcelona and Juventus have also made offers for the 19-year-old, one of Brazil’s most promising youngsters. (One World Sports).
Manchester City’s pursuit of Borussia Dortmund’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has hit a snag, with the German club refusing to budge on their £65million valuation of the player. City are refusing to pay that amount of money, despite incoming City boss Pep Guardiola’s fondness of the striker. (Daily Mirror).
Leicester City are leading the race to sign Nice midfielder Nampalys Mendy, the Mercury understands. City have been tracking the 23-year-old Frenchman for some time and are understood to have had a bid accepted, reported to be in the region of £10 million. (Leicester Mercury).
Arsenal are reportedly set to make a £14.8million offer for Napoli full-back Elseid Hysaj. The Gunners are said to have accepted his valuation has increased from £11.6m after learning of rival interest from two Spanish clubs. (Daily Express)
Southampton have made a shock approach to former Italy keeper Walter Zenga to replace Ronald Koeman. Owner Katherine Liebherr gave the green light for the approach to the 56-year-old Zenga. (The Sun).