With only three weeks remaining of the transfer window, clubs are making late pushes for their transfer targets in the hope of stealing a bargain.
There is plenty of business still to go, with Tottenham making the biggest waves with a potential move for their former star Gareth Bale.
But there is still plenty of other deals in the works, and it’s all in today’s Rumour Mill…
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MBARGAIN FOR MBAPPE?
Manchester United and Liverpool could get Kylian Mbappe for just £111million next summer – but Real Madrid appear favourites for his signature.
It emerged at the weekend that the 21-year-old striker has told Paris Saint-Germain he wants to leave at the end of the season.
That instantly alerted a host of European big guns, with United, Liverpool, Man City and Madrid all believed to be readying their moves.
Mbappe has less than two years remaining on his contract at Parc des Princes.
And despite being valued at £400m currently, AS claims that could force PSG to sell him for the reduced price of £111m once he enters the final 12 months of his deal.
And that price would certainly enable the Premier League teams interested in the hotshot to mount a move.
However, it has also been claimed last night the star only has his heart set on joining one club.
And that is the LaLiga champions Real Madrid.
Mbappe’s admiration for compatriot Zinedine Zidane, the boss of the Bernabeu side, and his long-term ambition to play for Los Blancos are said to be key behind his decision.
And he also reportedly believes his dream of winning both the Champions League and Ballon d’Or would be more achievable with the Spanish side.
SPURS STEAL ANOTHER UTD TARGET
Tottenham are reportedly close to agreeing a deal for Real Madrid left-back Sergio Reguilon.
The news will come as a blow to Manchester United who had been keen to bring the 23-year-old to Old Trafford.
But according to The Athletic, it is Spurs who are in pole position to prise the Spanish international away from the Bernabeu.
They state that Tottenham and Los Blancos are nearing an agreement for Reguilon that will see the player permanently joining the North London outfit.
Zinedine Zidane is happy for the defender – who starred on loan at Sevilla last season – to leave as he has Marcelo and Ferland Mendy to count on.
Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano has claimed that Real want to include a buy-back clause in Reguilon’s contract – something United were unwilling to accept.
He tweeted: “Tottenham have a made an official bid to Real Madrid for Sergio Reguilon.
“Manchester United are in talks with Real but *won’t* accept to pay €30m (£27.5m) and *won’t* accept any the ‘buy back clause’ asked by the Spanish club.
“Today afternoon, Tottenham made an official bid for €30m (£27.5m) to Real for Reguilon.
“#THFC have accepted also the “buy back clause” and the ‘pre-emption clause’ [refused both by #MUFC], so Real Madrid can match any other bid in the future to bring back Reguilon.
“Reguilon deal is not completed yet – battle is on, but Tottenham have an agreement with Real Madrid and are now working to agree personal terms with the player.
“Man United have the ‘ok’ by Reguilon, but there’s *no* agreement with Real. #THFC hope to convince him.”
VILLA’S WEEK GETS EVEN BETTER
Emiliano Martinez has sent out a lengthy and touching goodbye message to Arsenal fans ahead of his £20million switch to Aston Villa.
The FA Cup final hero keeper “could not be happier to leave through the front door” with his head held high as the Gunners’ longest-serving player.
Argentinian Martinez has completed a medical and agreed a four-year Villa deal worth around £60,000 a week.
And in an Instagram post the 28-year-old revealed his pride at departing the Emirates on a high after previous “frustration” amid six loan spells away.
The news comes after captain Jack Grealish committed his future to the club with a new long-term deal.
This article was originally published by The Sun and reproduced with permission.