Manchester United Transfer News (13 June) – Today’s Manchester United transfer news features a shock move for Kylian Mbappe, concerns over Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s offer, and revelations of De Gea’s replacement.
Manchester United transfer news – Kylian Mbappe has requested a transfer to Manchester United in the event of his departure from Paris Saint-Germain
A report from the Madrid newspaper El Pais stated that influential Qatari figures around Paris Saint-Germain, which is headed by Nasser Al-Khelaifi, informed Kylian Mbappe to move to Manchester United. This comes with Qatari businessman Sheikh Jassim making an offer to own Manchester United. Sheikh Jassim is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Qatar Islamic Bank. Given the possible Qatari ties between the two clubs, the report may contain some superficial truth in this matter, but what does Mbappe think? El Pais says the global striker finds the idea “interesting”. Even with this, it still appears that the most likely destination for Mbappe remains Real Madrid.
Manchester United transfer news – Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s bid composition has been described as confusing
iNews reported that Sir Jim Ratcliffe, the owner of INEOS, was optimistic about his bidding rival, Sheikh Jassim, due to the details of Ratcliffe’s bid. Ratcliffe is willing to let the Glazers keep a percentage ownership of Manchester United but wants a clause for the Glazers to sell their stake by 2026. The process, according to iNews, is seen as confusing to insiders at the club because it is difficult to assess the ownership stake in the future. Furthermore, it was reported that Ratcliffe plans to use loans and bonds from banks to finance the club’s operations which can only cause problems with an asset of such great value.
MANCHESTER UNITED TRANSFER NEWS – Jan Sommer highlights potential David De Gea replacement
TalkSPORT’s Alex Crook reports that Manchester United are planning to increase their interest in Bayern Munich player Jan Sommer. The Swiss goalkeeper is expected to leave Bayern this summer, with Manuel Neuer set to return before next season. Crook reports that Jordan Pickford and Andre Onana are also on the club’s shortlist, but Sommer is seen as a much cheaper alternative, given his age. However, the most likely outcome remains David De Gea signing a contract offer on the table from United, but that has yet to happen.