Transfer Talk: Man Utd swoop on Real target Yoro with €60m bid

The summer transfer window won’t reopen in Europe for another month, but there are plenty of moves in the works and gossip swirling around. Transfer Talk brings you all the latest buzz on rumours, comings, goings and, of course, done deals!

TOP STORY: Man Utd make early move for Yoro

Manchester United have made an approach to sign Lille defender Leny Yoro, according to Marca.

The Red Devils are reported to have made an offer worth close to €60 million for the 18-year-old, amid hopes of beating Real Madrid to his signature.

Los Blancos have been tracking Yoro for some time, but they are said to have informed his representatives that they need to be patient if they want to make the switch to the Santiago Bernabeu, with the LaLiga club not prepared to go all out for him just yet.

Manchester United believes that Yoro could play a key role in helping rebuild their squad but are aware that they had to move quickly to secure him, with Paris Saint-Germain also watching the situation. The young centre-back, who has played for France at every youth level, has previously informed Real Madrid of his desire to join them, but it looks as though he must resist the temptation of a move to Old Trafford should Lille allow talks over personal terms to take place.

Yoro made 37 appearances across all competitions for Les Dogues last season.

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PAPER GOSSIP

– New Fenerbahce manager Jose Mourinho is plotting a move for Tottenham Hotspur forward Son Heung-Min, reports Team Talk. Just 12 months are remaining on the 31-year-old’s contract, and the Super Lig side are reported to be evaluating a potential move for his signature to take advantage of the ongoing uncertainty. Spurs boss Ange Postecoglou is believed to see Son as a key member of his project.

– Paris Saint-Germain have joined the race for Manchester City forward Julián Álvarez, says Fabrizio Romano. Atletico Madrid were previously reported to be tracking the 24-year-old, and it is believed that several other gid European clubs are interested. Talks are expected to take place with Álvarez’s representatives soon, with the Citizens keen to keep him at the Etihad Stadium.

– An offer of at least €60m will be required by Atalanta for midfielder Teun Koopmeiners, reports Gazzetta dello Sport. Juventus are reported to be one of the sides at the front of the queue for the 26-year-old, who is also believed to be on the radar of Liverpool. The Netherlands international was a key player for La Dea last season, contributing to 17 goals in 34 league matches.

Bayer Leverkusen are interested in a move for Juventus winger Matìas Soulè, says Nicolo Schira. The 21-year-old is said to be looking to stay with the Bianconeri amid the expected appointment of Thiago Motta as manager, but they are believed to be willing to let him go if they receive an offer of around €45m.

– Multiple clubs are in the race for AFC Bournemouth defender Lloyd Kelly, according to Sky Sports. Newcastle United are in talks with the 25-year-old, but they could face competition from both Atletico Madrid and AS Roma. Kelly is set to become a free agent when his contract with the Cherries expires later this month.