MU contact Marco Asensio, Chelsea want to buy Rafael Leao, Newcasco intends to sign Ferland Mendy are the main football news today, December 31.
MU approaches Asensio target
According to sources from Spain, MU are in contact with Marco Asensio in the hope of completing the transfer in January 2022.
Sport said that Asensio had not reached an agreement to extend his contract with Real Madrid, so MU tried to entice the Spaniard.
Asensio is out of contract with Real Madrid at the end of the season. Therefore, the price that MU has to pay to bring him back to Old Trafford is not high.
Coach Erik ten Hag needs to add personnel to the MU attack after Cristiano Ronaldo leaves. Asensio is an option thanks to its versatility in gameplay.
In addition to MU, the representative of AC Milan also entered into negotiations with Asensio in an effort to defend the Italian football championship title.
Chelsea asked to buy Rafael Leao
Not only “blockbuster” Enzo Fernandez, Chelsea also want to recruit Rafael Leao to increase the power to compete for the big title.
Rafael Leao has a contract with AC Milan until the summer of 2024. He has repeatedly refused to sign a new contract because of salary issues.
The Portuguese player plans to leave the San Siro stadium to move to a larger environment.
Italian media revealed, Chelsea must compete fiercely with rivals Man City and PSG if they want Leao’s service.
Milan hope to receive 100 million euros from Leao – who has 9 goals and 10 assists this season.
Newcastle raise questions about signing Ferland Mendy
With an impressive streak of form – winning 6 consecutive matches in Premier Leagueincluding 4 clean sheets – Newcastle aims to win tickets to the Champions League.
Newcastle’s plan is to recruit Ferland Mendy to increase the competitive power in Europe’s most prestigious playground.
Coach Eddie Howe highly appreciates Ferland Mendy and believes the 27-year-old Frenchman will help Newcastle be more comprehensive in attack and defence.
Newcastle entice Mendy by promising him a salary much higher than the current figure – 4.6 million euros.
Real Madrid is ready to sell Mendy for at least 40 million euros. The Spanish Royals target Bayern Munich’s Alphonso Davies to strengthen the left wing.