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Sunday July 14
Sign Kylian Mbappe!
That’s the demand from Rio Ferdinand, who wants Manchester United to open their chequebook to sign World Cup winner Kylian Mbappe.
Mbappe, 19, made history today when becoming the youngest goalscorer in a World Cup final since Pele in 1958.
And former Red Devils defender Ferdinand wants him at Old Trafford.
“He is a superstar. It wasn’t a shock for him to do that in a World Cup Final,” Ferdinand said on BBC. “He is the guy that Cristiano and Messi are handing the crown over to. He will be on the Ballon d’Or podium for the next 10 years.
“I hope my old club is chasing him. I hope they’ve got their cheque book out, saying ‘whatever it costs, we’ll take you’.”
Chelsea are ready to challenge Manchester United for the signature of Sergej Milinkovic-Savic.
The Lazio midfielder has been a long-time target of the Red Devils, with Jose Mourinho’s men chasing the player since last summer.
The Serie A club were previously against selling Milinkovic-Savic to any European suitor.
But the club have relaxed their stance in recent times, and Chelsea are looking to take advantage.
According to Italian outlet Corriere dello Sport, the Blues have expressed an interest in the 23-year-old since Maurizio Sarri’s appointment.
Lazio are looking to rake in around €130m (£115m) for Milinkovic-Savic.
However, Corriere dello Sport report Chelsea may try secure a cash-plus-player deal.
Cesc Fabregas could be one player to depart Stamford Bridge this summer as Sarri makes wholesale changes.
Frankie De Jong interest
Barcelona have been told to fork out £44.2m to sign Ajax sensation Frankie De Jong, who is aware of the Spanish side’s interest.
Barcelona have De Jong on their radar and are hoping to push through a deal this summer or next.
Ajax are supposedly open to selling after agreeing to sign Daley Blind from Manchester United.
The Dutch club will pay United an initial £14m for their former defender, with the fee potentially rising to £18.5m.
The agreement between Ajax and United has raised Barca’s hopes that they can sign De Jong, as Express Sport reported on Saturday.
But Ajax will not let their young charge go without a fight.
According to Spanish newspaper SPORT, the Amsterdam club have slapped a £44.2m (€50m) price tag on the former Willem II defender.
Source : EXPRESS