Here’s your round-up of all the latest transfer gossip from across the Premier League for Saturday, September 26.
Man Utd’s triple signing plan in final days
Manchester United aim to make three signings potentially worth more than £160m before the transfer window closes on October 5, according to various reports.
With transfer deadline day looming a week on Monday, United are closing in on a £12m deal for left-back Alex Telles after the player asked Porto to lower their £18m asking price, according to the Guardian. Telles will become a free agent next summer.
United are also determined to sign a centre-back, with various outlets identifying £60m RB Leipzig defender Dayot Upamecano as the preferred target. He’s the man Rio Ferdinand has today urged United to sign ahead of anyone else.
And finally, the Jadon Sancho saga will end one way or the other with the latest suggestion United have submitted their final offer of £90m (£75m plus £15m add-ons).
United’s aim at the start of the transfer window was to bring in a centre-back, left-back and attacking player.
Leeds waiting on James decision
Leeds United’s interest in Daniel James received a boost at the weekend after the Welshman was left out of the matchday squad for Manchester United’s clash with Brighton on Saturday.
A move away has previously been played down in this window, but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s decision to leave the Welshman out will only intensify suggestions that his future lies away from Old Trafford.
An official approach has not yet been made by Leeds, amid suggestions they could now be looking at a potential loan move.
There’s a growing feeling that United will have a decision to make on the winger’s future, particularly given their ongoing interest in Jadon Sancho.
And, according to the Daily Star, United could well make their stance clear to Leeds over the course of the coming days.
Liverpool keen on Reyna
Liverpool are keeping a close eye on Dortumund teenager Giovanni Reyna, according to reports in Germany.
Bild claim the Premier League champions are one of several big clubs keeping tabs on the 17-year old, who has emerged as one of Europe’s most exciting young talents.
Reyna is set to extend his contract at Dortmund until 2023 when he turns 18 in November, but the Reds believe the American is capable in following in the footsteps of Christian Pulisic in moving to England, and may well be tempted to make a move.
Inter desperate to land Kante
Serie A giants Inter Milan have made Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante their top transfer target this summer.
But, according to Gazzetta Dello Sport, they will need to sell some of their current squad in order to meet Chelsea’s £46m asking price.
Chelsea have spent over £200m in this window in order to freshen up their squad ahead of the coming season, and it seems that departures are likely.
Inter believe Kante is the ideal candidate to anchor their midfield this season, but there is clearly plenty of work to be done before a deal can be completed.
Lyon president confirms Aulas bid
Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas says Arsenal have made an offer for Houssem Aouar, but insists it’s currently way below the club’s valuation of the player.
Reports had previously claimed that the 22-year old had agreed personal terms with the Gunners ahead of a £32m bid, but Aulas has since taken to Twitter to set the record straight.
“At Lyon there will be very few departures: for Houssem, Arsenal is much too far from his value: we count on him to make a big game in Lorient and lead OL in Champions League next year.”
It’s believed that the French giants are holding out for a bid closer to £55m.