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TOP STORY: United strike Alderweireld breakthrough
Manchester United have finally made progress in their protracted pursuit of Toby Alderweireld after finding a compromise with Tottenham over a £60 million fee, according to the Mirror.
The report states that the clubs have found common ground in the past two days and that the Belgian centre-back is now set to move to Old Trafford ahead of Thursday’s deadline.
United have also been linked to Harry Maguire and Yerry Mina, but Alderweireld’s experience and proven ability in the Premier League appears to have made him a priority for Jose Mourinho.
Who the Belgian would line up with, from Eric Bailly, Chris Smalling and Phil Jones, remains to be seen, but after weeks of grumbling, Mourinho appears to be moving toward landing one of his key targets before the season kickoff.
Chelsea plot late Ramsey move
Chelsea are preparing a late move for Aaron Ramsey ahead of next week’s deadline, with the Arsenal star no closer to extending his contract, the Express writes.
The Welsh midfielder, who is also admired by Liverpool, has a year remaining on his deal, and is rated at £35m.
The Gunners will be reluctant to allow a repeat of Alexis Sanchez’s situation last season, and Maurizio Sarri could turn to Ramsey to strengthen his squad.
Ramsey injured his calf before a preseason friendly against the Blues and is struggling to be available for the Gunners’ opener against Man City.
Milinkovic-Savic set for Lazio stay
Sergej Milinkovic-Savic appears set to stay at Lazio, according to Gianluca Di Marzio, after confirming his intention to remain in the Italian capital following the Biancocelesti‘s friendly defeat to Arsenal.
Chelsea and Real Madrid have been linked with the Serbian, whose value has been rumoured to be beyond £100m.
Despite Lazio failing to secure Champions League football, the 23-year-old has four years remaining on his deal, and the club’s £36m sale of Felipe Anderson has allowed them to place a monster price tag on his head.
— AC Milan have turned their attention to Paris Saint-Germain star Adrien Rabiot, claims Corriere dello Sport. The Rossoneri must first sell, but sporting director Leonardo has begun talks with the French club for the midfielder, who was previously linked to Barcelona.
— Roma have been offered highly rated Diadie Samassekou, Gianluca Di Marzio reports, with the RB Salzburg star a candidate for their need in midfield. Milan are also reportedly interested in the Mali international, but Roma appear intent on assembling one of the most talented young squads in Europe.
— Fulham will attempt to make two more ambitious signings following an excellent summer of activity, with the Mail reporting that the West London club have made an enquiry for Real Madrid left-back Theo Hernandez. The Cottagers have already signed Jean Michael Seri, Aleksandar Mitrovic, Alfie Mawson, Andre Schurrle, Maxime Le Marchand and Fabri, but Theo and Sampdoria star Dennis Praet could arrive late.