Cody Gakpo’s reputation has grown exponentially during the World Cup having netted three goals for the Netherlands in the group stage.
Manchester United, who are managed by ex-Ajax boss Erik ten Hag, were keen on the 23-year-old during the off-season but no move materialised.
The Red Devils have since parted ways with five-time Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo and are eager to bolster their forward options.
TOP STORY – PSV UP GAKPO ASKING PRICE
Manchester United are ready to make their move for Netherlands forward Cody Gakpo in January, according to The Sun.
However, Gakpo’s Dutch club PSV will demand £50million (€58m) for him, claims The Mirror, which is double what they wanted in the off season.
If that asking price is prohibitive, United may opt to switch their attention to Milan’s Rafael Leao, who is contracted until 2024.
– Real Madrid‘s plans to sign Leao will be deferred until 2024, according to Sport. Madrid’s sights are set on chasing Manchester City’s Erling Haaland, who reportedly has an exit clause from 2024, and Palmeiras teenager Endrick, who cannot move to Europe until he is 18, in 2024.
– Atletico Madrid are looking to sell Portuguese forward Joao Felix in January, reports Marca. Manchester United and Chelsea have been linked with the 23-year-old who is contracted until 2026.
– GiveMeSport’s Dean Jones claims Newcastle United are considering Chelsea midfielder Christian Pulisic, who is currently the subject of plenty of speculation.
– Arsenal are not making plans to sign a replacement for Gabriel Jesus whose World Cup was ended prematurely by a knee injury, despite there being no certainty on how long he will be out injured, claims Football Insider.
– La Gazzetta dello Sport reports that Inter are in the hunt for a midfielder and weighing up a move for Valencia’s United States international Yunus Musah, who caught the eye at the World Cup.
- Soccer News Like
- Be the first of your friends!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Soccernews.com is news blog for soccer with comprehensive coverage of all the major leagues in Europe, as well as MLS in the United States. In addition we offer breaking news for transfers and transfer rumors, ticket sales, betting tips and offers, match previews, and in-depth editorials.
You can follow us on Facebook: Facebook.com/soccernews.com or Twitter: @soccernewsfeed.