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Wednesday’s transfer rumors – United vs Chelsea for £120m Sancho

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All the transfer rumors from around the footballing world, the Premier League, La Liga, Serie A, Bundesliga, Ligue 1 and much more.

Borussia Dortmund want £120m for England winger Jadon Sancho.

The battle for his signature at that kind of money means it’s a two-horse race.

Manchester United and Chelsea are set to go head to head. (Mirror)

Van Dijk in line for a pay raise, but will it be enough?

Liverpool are set to offer Virgil Van Dijk a new and improved contract.

The deal would see the Dutch defender earn more than £150,000 a week.

The hope is, it will stave off the possibility of the player looking at the lure of big money on offer from some of Europe’s other Elite.

The question is will that be enough? (Football Insider)

Mertens is to make a Premier League move this summer.

Napoli’s Dries Mertens will reject any further contract offer from the Italians.

He is intent on making the move to the Premier League.

The Belgian striker will be available on a free transfer.

The likes of Chelsea, Manchester United and Arsenal have all registered a firm interest in acquiring the player. (Mail)

Chelsea watching Ziyech intently.

Frank Lampard and Chelsea will monitor and scout Hakim Ziyech of Ajax for the remainder of the season.

The Stamford Bridge club failed to lure the Moroccan international during the January transfer window.

They will then decide whether or not to return with an improved offer. (Telegraph)

Liverpool is increasingly interested in Vinicius.

Carlos Vinicius of Benfica has emerged as a top target for Liverpool.

The 24-year-old Brazilian striker has apparently been watched on multiple occasions by Anfield scouts.

The level of interest in the player has significantly increased given what Jurgen Klopp and his staff have seen. (O Jogo, via Sport Witness)

Tottenham want Ake

Spurs are preparing a £40m bid for Bournemouth defender Nathan Ake.

There is a first refusal clause in the player’s contract from when he was sold to the Cherries by Chelsea.

It is unclear if Frank Lampard harbors an interest in bringing the Dutchman back to Stamford Bridge. (Express)

Ajax to bolster their youthful team with experienced Vertonghen

Ajax has become experts at producing youthful teams. Their secret has been integrating a couple of seasoned veterans in the mix.

Currently, that position is held by the likes of Daily Blind.

Next season they are hoping to introduce Jan Vertonghen from Tottenham on a free transfer. The Belgian would bring some much-needed experience and stability to the defense. (Guardian)

Mourinho scouting his next opponent and his next signing in one.

Jose Mourinho was at RB Leipzig’s game against Bayern Munich.

He was there to scout both his side’s next opponent in the Champions League, as well as their defender Dayot Upamecano.

The French defender has emerged as one of the Portuguese tactician’s number top targets for the summer.

They will, however, face competition for his signature from Arsenal and Bayern Munich (Mirror)