UNITED TO UP MORATA BID
Manchester United are set to increase their offer for Alvaro Morata to £60 million (S$107 million) after their first bid of around £52 million for the striker was rejected by Real Madrid.
Negotiations with Real have been ongoing this week, with the LaLiga and Champions League winners asking for about £78 million.
However, United are understood to be confident of persuading the Real president, Florentino Perez, to settle for a reduced fee if they can pay the majority of it up front.
CITY SNAP UP EDERSON
Manchester City have completed the signing of Brazilian goalkeeper Ederson from Benfica, the Premier League club announced yesterday.
The announcement came a week after Benfica said they had agreed to sell the 23-year-old to City for €40 million (S$62 million).
Ederson will officially become a City player on July 1. City did not disclose the length of his contract.
SPURS MULLING OVER GINTER MOVE
Tottenham Hotspur are considering a move for Borussia Dortmund and Germany centre-half Matthias Ginter. Mauricio Pochettino was interested in Ginter last summer, and the Spurs manager admires him for his tactical flexibility and comfort on the ball.
The 23-year-old is also a target for Bundesliga club Hoffenheim, who value him at around €17 million (S$26 million).