Euro giants fight for 22-year-old gem; Reds luring WC megastar
MANCHESTER United may not want him, but Chelsea, Bayern and Dortmund all have their eye on Anthony Martial!
Staying in Manchester, Jose Mourinho has realised that he may have to boot one of his existing defenders if he wants to free up spending for Harry Maguire.
Meanwhile, noisy north west neighbours Liverpool are looking to bring a World Cup star to Merseyside.
All that and more in this edition of Rumour Mill!
CHELSEA AND BAYERN WANT MARTIAL!
According to Sky Sports, Chelsea, Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich are all interested in signing Manchester United's Anthony Martial this summer.
Martial, currently in the United States on United's pre-season tour, has a year remaining on his contract, and has apparently told United boss Jose Mourinho he wants to leave the club.
It is understood United's hierarchy are not interested in selling the France international forward, and could trigger the extra year option in his contract until 2020.
VILLA SET PREMIUM PRICE FOR GREALISH
Steve Bruce says Aston Villa should now be able to "name their price" on midfielder Jack Grealish after investment into the club was revealed.
Egyptian billionaire Nassef Sawiris and American businessman Wes Edens are set to take charge at Villa Park after making what is reported to be a "significant investment" in the Sky Bet Championship club.
Sky Sports understands Villa and Tottenham have held talks over a deal for the 22-year-old, whose position as one of Villa's highest earners has made him most vulnerable in a potential cost-cutting position.
The Telegraph in the UK reports that Grealish is set to inform the new owners that he wants join Spurs and pursue his dream of playing in the Champions League.
REDS OFFICIALS CLOSE-IN ON VIDA
Liverpool officials are expected to fly over to Turkey to hold talks with Besiktas over a £27 million (AU$48 million) bid for Domagoj Vida.
Croatia's star centre-back helped his country reach the World Cup final, and ultimately caught the attention of Premier League clubs doing so, with West Ham, Everton and now Liverpool all being linked to the 29-year-old.
According to the Daily Star, Reds representatives are expected to land in Istanbul within the next few days.
NAPOLI EXPRESS INTEREST IN DARMIAN
Manchester United's Matteo Darmian is one of a number of fullback options Napoli are considering moving for this summer, confirmed the club's president Aurelio De Laurentiis.
The Italian international is entering the final year of his contract at Old Trafford and has outlined a desire to play more regularly next season.
De Laurentiis has confirmed Napoli are looking to sign a right fullback, with PSV Eindhoven's Colombian international Santiago Arias one of a number of options they are looking at in addition to Darmian.
OUT WITH THE OLD AND IN WITH THE NEW AT UNITED
In a bid to clear the way for a £65 million (AU$115 million) move for Harry Maguire, Jose Mourinho must first offload one of his other central defenders.
Maguire is a highly sought-after target by Mourinho, and are United ready to launch another bid for the 25-year-old, according to The Mirror.
But Mourinho has been made aware he must free up some more funding by letting one of his existing defenders go, with Marcos Rojo the likely fall-guy.
REINA SIGNS FOR AC MILAN
Pepe Reina has officially joined AC Milan - after returning from his post-World Cup break.
The Spanish goalkeeper signed for the Rossoneri after three years at Napoli.
The club announced the arrival of the 35-year-old shot-stopper on Twitter, with the ex-Liverpool ace now heading to USA with his new teammates.
- The Sun