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TOP STORY: Sanchez to Inter making quick progress
The Guardian previously claimed on Thursday that that Inter were confident of agreeing a season long loan deal for the Manchester United forward.
The situation appears to have escalated rather quickly, with the Chilean now understood to be hopeful of completing a move to the San Siro in the next few days — where he will reunite with ex-Red Devils teammate Romelu Lukaku.
In his 18-month spell at Old Trafford, Sanchez has scored just three league goals — a mark dwarfed by his impressive feat of 60 league goals in 115 Premier League appearances for Arsenal.
The Argentina centre-back was left frustrated on the Premier League’s deadline day this month, when United refused to let him join Everton, and the 30-year-old is still looking for a way out of Manchester.
United value Rojo at £25 million, with two years remaining on the most recent contract that the defender agreed with the club in March 2018, but the specifics of a deal with Turkish side Fenerbahce are as yet unclear.
Milan have apparently enquired about a loan deal with an option to buy the right-back, who joined Spurs from Paris Saint-Germain two summers ago.
That said, Spurs are not renowned for their own depth, so selling the Ivory Coast international may not be something that manager Mauricio Pochettino feels inclined to do.
Ribery became a free agent this summer and is yet to find a new club, but 90Min have reported that Everton have been offered a chance to acquire the 36-year-old.
Everton owner Farhad Moshiri has a liking for big-name players — having long chased striker Diego Costa — but sporting director Marcel Brands and manager Marco Silva have not yet come to a decision on pursuing the Frenchman.
The midfielder’s agent, Mino Raiola, has apparently been working on facilitating the move for months, but United are unlikely to sell, having allowed both Ander Herrera and Marouane Fellaini to leave in the past year.
PAPER TALK (by Stephen Wright): Patient Madrid prepare Eriksen bid
It’s thought that the Spanish giants will tactically wait until closer to the end of the window before making a bid in an effort to force Tottenham Hotspur’s hand.
Last season, Spurs chairman Daniel Levy gave the go-ahead for Moussa Dembele to leave the club rather than run down his contract and depart on a free transfer. With Eriksen only having 10 months remaining on his Tottenham deal, the North London club may be forced to take that approach again.
A week ago, Mauricio Pochettino admitted that Eriksen’s whereabouts beyond the summer transfer window remains uncertain.
Lozano’s Napoli arrival around the corner
After rumours all summer long, Calciomercato is reporting that PSV Eindhoven and Mexico winger Hirving Lozano will finalise a more than $45 million move to Napoli. Lozano, 24, is expected to undergo a medical at Napoli on Wednesday and if all goes well will sign with Carlo Ancelotti ‘s side.
The Pachuca product known as “Chucky” has set the Eredivisie ablaze since arriving in 2017, amassing 40 goals and 23 assists in 79 games with the Dutch outfit.
At $45m, Lozano would become PSV’s record sale and also the most expensive Mexican transfer ever, surpassing Raul Jimenez‘s recent permanent move to Wolves. Lozano has scored nine goals in 35 games for El Tri and has been tipped for a move to a bigger club, with Barcelona and Chelsea previously linked.
– Everton winger Yannick Bolasie has got Turkish clubs Besiktas and Trabzonspor asking after his services, The Sun reports. Toffees boss Marco Silva does not include Bolasie as part of his plans at Goodison Park, but his £10 million release clause has proved somewhat problematic, putting both Southampton and Crystal Palace off making the investment earlier this summer.
– With Philippe Coutinho on his way to Bayern Munich from Barcelona for a season-long loan, the Brazilian star’s ex-club Liverpool are set for a £18 million windfall. The German club have agreed to pay Coutinho’s £11m wages as well as the loan fee, but the Daily Mail reports that the latter amount will go to the Merseysiders.