A boardroom row has led to Man United ending their interest in the Barcelona star this summer, while the Catalan giants are set to sign Bernardo Silva next summer…
Faith in AWB
Man United decided not to pursue the Sergino Dest deal this summer after director of football John Murtaug decided to back Aaron Wan-Bissaka, according to reports.
The Red Devils have been linked with a number of right-back players in the summer but transfer expert Fabrizio Romano recently revealed that Dest was ‘The only tangible option’ It was Man United. But, in the absence of any good offers for Wan-Bissaka, they decided not to pursue a deal with US International.
And the the athlete Claims A move to Manchester United in the summer was a “possibility” for Dest and “the Barcelona hierarchy liked the idea because they thought it could help push De Jong to Old Trafford”.
But the deal did not work out due to Murtog’s belief in Bissaka. the athlete Add:
“Dest was more suited to Tin Hag’s preferred style than Aaron Wan-Bissaka, and the manager wouldn’t have stopped Wan-Bissaka from leaving Old Trafford. But United’s director of football John Murtaugh backed the England international.
There was also some surprise in the Dest camp that Barcelona were asking for €20m, more or less than what the club paid two years ago. Barcelona’s negotiating position has not been good, given their general need to sell.
Barcelona search for Silva
Barcelona are reportedly planning a major move to bring Manchester City’s Bernardo Silva to La Liga next summer.
There were strong links in the summer transfer window as Barcelona sought Silva’s move But reports claimed that Man City told them they would have to pay €100m to sign him. Any deal of this magnitude would have been impossible for the Catalan giants to make this summer given their problems with registering players.
But now the Spanish publication sports He claims Barcelona are “unforgettable” about Silva with the Portugal international said to be “the only piece missing in the transfer market” for Blaugrana.
Barcelona were “willing to make an economic effort” to sign Silva in the summer, but the move ended up being “impossible” for them, leaving Silva waiting “a long time to realize his dream”.
The report adds that it “disturbed him that they left his operation in the last period of the summer market”, but Barcelona promised them “to return to the battle as soon as they have the opportunity to sign him”.
sports He insists that “a lot of work that had to be done has been completed” which would make a move next summer much easier as long as Barcelona can make room for him in their budget.
Egan to East London
Premier League side West Ham are reported to be interested in signing Sheffield United defender John Egan in January.
The Republic of Ireland international has been a rock at the heart of the Blades defense since 2018 as Egan was a key part of the team that finished ninth in the Premier League in the 2019-20 season. And now the Hammers are looking to move on to the Sheff Utd fan favorite.
the sun He claims West Ham will “take £12m to sign” Egan in the January transfer window after he was a “key target for Hammers boss David Moyes” in the summer window.
Sheffield United ‘rejected the deal’ but West Ham ‘will reconsider the deal in January’ despite the possibility of ‘holding out for a significant fee’.
And the rest…
Brighton are ready to discuss a new deal with Moises Caicedo, with Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal all expressing interest in the 20-year-old Ecuadorian midfielder… Bodu/Glimt’s Norwegian coach Ketil Knutsen and Roberto de Zerbe – former Shakhtar Donetsk coach – are among the names under review. Studying to be Brighton’s new manager… PSG is set to pay 90% of Mauro Icardi’s salary while the Argentine striker is on loan at Galatasaray this season… Leeds United are unlikely to renew their interest in Mba Dieng after missing a striker Marseille on Transfer Day… Carlo Ancelotti may be ready to sign a new deal at Real Madrid, as the club is said to be delighted with his impact and keen to see the Italian stay at the Bernabeu.