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- Manchester United chief Ed Woodward is ready to table a £45m bid for Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish
- Chelsea are in talks to sign Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak, with Frank Lamaprd desperate to replace Kepa Arrizabalaga
- Atletico Madrid have rejected Arsenal’s swap deal proposal which would see Thomas Partey head to the Emirates
Man Utd to table bid
Manchester United chief Ed Woodward is ready to table a £45m bid for Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish.
United are keen to sign Grealish, who fits their transfer philosophy of landing young, British talent.
However, Villa are set to demand around £80m for their talisman.
Despite Villa’s valuation, the Metro say United chief Woodward and co. have discussed tabling a £45m bid for Grealish.
Their offer would include around £10m worth of add-ons, meaning Villa could receive around £55m for their star man.
It’s claimed Villa will immediately reject that proposal from United.
Chelsea goalkeeper talks
Chelsea are in talks to sign Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak, with Frank Lamaprd keen to replace Kepa Arrizabalaga.
Italian journalist Nicolo Schira says Blues transfer chief Marina Granovskaia is working on the deal to bring Oblak to London.
He tweeted: “Chelsea could buy a new goalkeeper this summer.
“Blues are not satisfied of Kepa, who could leave and come back to Spain. The first choice of Lampard is Jan Oblak.
“Talks opened with agent of Atletico Madrid’s GK. The transfer is not simple, but Marina Granovskaia in action.”
Arsenal swap deal proposal
Atletico Madrid have rejected Arsenal’s swap deal proposal which would see Thomas Partey head to the Emirates.
The Gunners have offered £23m (€25m) plus out-of-favour midfielder Matteo Guendouzi.
However, the Guardian say Atletico will only sell Partey if his £45.5m release clause is met.
Atletico boss Diego Simeone wants to keep Partey, who has two years remaining on his current deal.
Liverpool transfer warning
Liverpool should strengthen while they are on top to allow new signings to bed into the club, claims Reds legend Graeme Souness.
“I think they should [strengthen],” Souness said on Sky Sports.
“I think the time to strengthen is when you are at the top and you’re not buying players who have to come in and be an immediate success.
“You can bring them in, have a good look at them as they did with Fabinho, as they did with Andy Robertson. So I think they should.”