United are also hoping to sign Adrien Rabiot after their disastrous defeat at Brentford, though a deal for Frenkie de Jong is now all but dead. Chelsea, meanwhile, are hoping to secure a triple swoop for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Wesley Fofana and de Jong.
Keep up to date with all of that and more, as Mirror Football brings you Monday’s transfer news.
Utd pull out of Rabiot deal
Manchester United have pulled the plug on signing Juventus midfielder Adrien Rabiot in the latest dramatic development in a chaotic summer transfer window at Old Trafford.
The 27-year-old Frenchman has been identified by Erik ten Hag as an alternative to top target Frenkie de Jong. The Manchester Evening News report that Rabiot’s ‘obscene’ wages demands led to his £15.2million move from Juventus collapsing, despite Red Devils football director John Murtough flying out to Turin in a bid to successfully conclude negotiations.
Read more here.
Tottenham sign Udogie
Tottenham have completed the signing of Destiny Udogie from Udinese, but the defender will spend the remainder of the 2022/23 season on loan with the Serie A club.
The 19-year-old defender, who plays as a left-wingback, has agreed a five-year contract with Spurs and is the club’s seventh summer signing. The Italy Under-21 international has joined for an initial fee of £15million, which can rise to £18m with add-ons, according to football.london.
Destiny Udogie has been loaned back to Udinese (Image:Tottenham Hotspur FC/Getty Images)
Dele Alli update
Everton have agreed a deal in principle to offload their January transfer window flop Dele Alli to Turkish club Besiktas.
The Blues have struck an agreement that would see the former England star join on an initial year loan deal, with a commitment to a permanent transfer, after boss Frank Lampard made the decision to ditch him swiftly. But the sticking point has come over the player’s money demands.
Read our Northern Football Correspondent David Maddock’s full piece here.