Manchester United make €65m bid for Inter's Skriniar

Manchester United have made an offer of €65 million for Inter Milan defender Milan Skriniar, according to Tuttosport.
United have been targeting a number of centre-backs in 2020, and, in particular, the dependable Slovakian is a player who has been continually linked with a move to Old Trafford. However, the Reds' chances of a move appeared to have been scuppered when Skriniar put pen to paper on a new deal at the San Siro.

However, Tuttosport suggests Inter may now consider selling Skriniar as a result of the 25-year-old struggling to fit into Antonio Conte's back three. Skriniar has had a disappointing spell in the past few months and, as a result, his asking price might be lower than it was six months ago, which is why United have made their new offer.

United aren't alone in their admiration for the player, though, with rivals City also interested as well as Real Madrid and Bayern Munich, which means Inter will have to evaluate any offers they receive this summer.

***: AC Milan have joined a host of top clubs interested in signing Real Madrid flop Luka Jovic this summer, according to Mundo Deportivo.

Serbia international Jovic joined Madrid for €60m last summer, following a season in which his 27 goals in 49 games propelled Eintracht Frankfurt to the semifinals of the Europa League. However, this season he has scored just two goals for Los Blancos.

Reports in England have linked Chelsea and Leicester City with a move for the 22-year-old, with the latter club only willing to pay around half what Madrid parted with for Jovic a year ago.

The Mundo Deportivo report claims that Milan are far from the only Italian club interested in Jovic with Inter Milan, Juventus and Napoli also keeping tabs on the striker. 

***: Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly spoke at length to Gazzetta Dello Sport about his future at the club (see 10.49 BST), but he also talked about the prospect of Lille striker Victor Osimhen coming to the club.

Nigeria international Osimhen has caught the eye this season, scoring 17 goals in 35 appearances including Champions League matches against Chelsea.

The 21-year-old's season is now over after the 2019-20 campaign in France was ended early due to the coronavirus pandemic, but he had already shown enough to attract attention from Premier League clubs Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Tottenham as well as Napoli.

Senegal defender Koulibaly said:

It's true he called me. We talked about racism. I told him he wouldn't have these problems coming to Naples, that he'll choose the right city. I've also felt the bitterness of racist insults, but never in Naples. I reassured him: I told him that, if he comes, he'll have made the best choice.

***: Sunday's north London derby will play a pivotal role in deciding Harry Kane's future at Tottenham, according to the Sun.

Spurs find themselves out of the running for a place in top four and have only won two matches since the Premier League restart.

The report claims that the Spurs captain is growing tired of the club's failure to win a trophy and he will seriously consider his future if Arsenal finish above them for the first time since 2016.
The Gunners would go four points clear of their fierce rivals with victory on Sunday.

***: It has been suggested that Manchester United could look to sign Barcelona's Ousmane Dembele if they cannot land Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund this summer.

***: Two former England captain -- Steven Gerrard and John Terry -- have both been linked with the managerial vacancy at Championship club Bristol City. The club, owned by billionaire Steve Lansdown, sacked Lee Johnson last week after a run of nine games without a win.

The Sunday Express reports that Rangers boss Gerrard is among the names being considered to fill the role at Ashton Gate.

***: Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly has told Gazzetta Dello Sport that he would be happy to end his career at the club despite long being linked with a move to one of Europe's biggest clubs.

Premier League clubs Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United as well as Spanish giants Real Madrid and French champions Paris Saint-Germain have all been strongly linked with interest in the 29-year-old over the past few seasons. However, the Senegal international has remained at the Stadio San Paolo, and is open to the idea of remaining there until he retires.

***: Manchester City are considering offering striker Sergio Aguero a one-year extension to keep him at the Etihad until 2022, the Sunday Mirror reports.

Aguero's current deal is due to expire at the end of next season, and the Argentina international has often spoken of his desire to return to his homeland for a second spell at boyhood club Independiente.
The 32-year-old, who is out of action having undergone a knee operation two weeks ago, has scored 180 Premier League goals since he arrived at City from Atletico Madrid in 2011.

***Barcelona are reportedly weighing up moves for Tottenham duo Ryan Sessegnon and Tanguy Ndombele, according to the Daily Star.

However, they're reporting that Spurs boss Jose Mourinho has no intention of selling Sessegnon to anyone this summer, even though the England U21 international rarely figures in the north Londoner's starting lineup.

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