Football transfer rumors: Man City and Tottenham eyeing Nathan Aké? | Football


Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur are ready to duke it out in a battle to secure the services of Bournemouth central defender Nathan Akis. French sports daily The team claims Pep Guardiola's Premier League champions have the edge and will sign the 24-year-old Dutch international for up to £ 40m. Rumor Mill regular Harry Maguire City and Manchester United and could have been more than twice that amount.

Following his sensational return of two goals in 32 appearances for Huddersfield Town last season, Steve Mounie is a striker in demand. Newcastle, Crystal Palace, Watford and Bournemouth have made all the inquiries about the availability of the Benin international, who signed from Montpellier for around £ 12m two years ago.

The head of Marko Arnautovic The Exorcist after being turned by yet another offer from China is spinning in an entirely dissimilar way. The West Ham striker has failed to force through to move to Guangzhou Evergrande last January, but now he has determined to fulfill every kid's dream of playing Chinese Super League on a four-year deal worth £ 40m. With Lucas Perez and Andy Carroll gone from the club, West Ham are a little light up front and will only sell their sulky strikers if they can find an adequate replacement. West Brom’s Salomón Rondón and Porto’s Moussa Marega are currently inching their way across Manuel Pellegrini's radar.

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Speculation that Alexandre Lacazette could be heading to the exit door of the Arsenal his Barcelona-bound compatriot Antoine Griezmann at Atlético Madrid. With a budget of just £ 45m to spend on new players and say need of some defenders and a Wilfried Zaha, Arsenal boss Una Emery needs to offload several players in a bid to bolster his transfer kitty.

Atlético are also interested in taking Willian off Chelsea 's hands are reported to have had a bid of £ 35m laughed out of Stamford Bridge. Currently serving a two-window transfer, Chelsea will be able to sell their Brazilian winger. Knowing he has the club over, the 30-year-old is holding out for a two-year deal which is giving him two to his advancing years.

Manchester United have held talks with Barcelona regarding the future of central defender Samuel Umtiti, who is available for a fee of £ 45m. Liverpool with a view to taking Ousmane Dembélé off their hands, but The team is not interested in going anywhere.

And finally, Manchester United are ready to riff, be-bop and scat all over the pain of Newcastle fans by ramping up their interest in Magpies midfielder Sean Longstaff. Ole Gunnar Solskjær wants his overdue to seal a deal for the £ 25m-rated 21-year-old before he takes his team on their pre-season tour of Australia next Sunday.