During summer transfer window, Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United were connected with a move for Mexican star and PSV Eindhoven playmaker Hirving Lozano.
If the latest reports in the press are anything to go by then the Premier League giants have are once more looking to finally lure him.
According to the Spanish daily sports newspaper Sport, the Red Devils have stepped up the chase to land the 23-year-old star, who was in fantastic form for the Dutch club in the last campaign. In 29 league matches, he netted 17 goals and provided 11 assists.
He started every match for the national side at the World Cup and provided a crucial assist vs South Korea and netted the winning goal against Germany.
As far as this campaign is concerned, Lozano has already scored 4 goals in 5 league outings for PSV Eindhoven.
As per the provided Sport link, the Eredivisie champions do not want to lose their key man even for a fee worth €40-50 million.
However, it must be remembered that Hirving, whose current contract will expire in 2023, has got a release clause of just £31 million.
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is reportedly desperate to bring the Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar to Old Trafford and will press ahead with a swoop at the end of the season.
The Red Devils were strongly connected with Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale during the summer transfer market, but the Welshman now looks sure to stay at the Santiago Bernabeu for the long term.
Neymar’s future at Parc des Princes is less secure, however, with the Brazil international winger believed to be open to leaving the club, he joined from La Liga giants Barcelona in the summer of 2017.
The winger, who is the most expensive player in world football, has netted 32 times in 36 appearances for Paris Saint-Germain since his arrival from Camp Nou.
Real Madrid have long been registered with an interest, but according to the Spanish weekly sports magazine Don Balon, Manchester United have made Neymar their number one target in 2019, with head coach Jose Mourinho desperate to secure his services.
Neymar netted 28 goals in 30 appearances for the Parisians last season before a broken foot ended his season, but he recovered to represent his country at the 2018 World Cup.
Barcelona have told central midfielder Ivan Rakitic that they won’t be improving his current contract this campaign and may have to wait until next season to be offered improved terms.
The Croatia international key man, who played a starring role as Croatia got to the final of the World Cup, has been heavily connected over the summer with a move to the likes of Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United.
Blaugrana president Josep Maria Bartomeu spoke to radio show ‘El Transistor‘ about Ivan’s future and claimed that the club would have to wait to offer the midfielder a new deal.
“This season we will not be able to make the gesture that Rakitic is asking of us,” Bartomeu said. “Next season we can look at it in relation to new revenue.”
Ivan even reportedly turned down a move to Paris Saint-Germain as he showed loyalty to the Catalan club and will be disappointed by the latest news.
The 30-year-old star joined Barcelona from the Spanish side Sevilla in 2014 for a reported £17 million and has since been an essential player for the club.