Transfer round-up August 28: Tottenham Hotspur eyeing Brennan Johnson, Bayern Munich to propose McTominay-Gravenberch swap with Manchester United

In 2023's summer transfer window, there's been a lot of exciting news for football fans gloablly.

Brennan Johnson in a file photo; Credit: Instagram@brenjohnson_
By Animesh | Aug 28, 2023 | 3 Min Read follow icon Follow Us

In 2023’s summer transfer window, there’s been a lot of exciting news for football fans gloablly. Clubs are making surprising choices, like getting new players and letting go of old ones. These decisions can make fans really happy or sad, making the sport even more emotional. One interesting thing is all the exciting updates about player transfers in football. West Ham United has reopened talks with Manchester United for center-back Harry Maguire reportedly after an initial £30 million offer failed due to contract terms. West Ham is now willing to offer more as Maguire seeks a significant payout to leave. Despite his contract until 2025, Maguire desires a higher fee than the alleged £6 million offered by Man United and considers becoming a free agent in 2025. Despite losing the captaincy, he aims for more playtime under Ten Hag’s defensive changes.

As per reports, Manchester City is reportedly confident in signing Wolves’ midfielder Matheus Nunes. Wolves rejected an initial £47 million offer, with City planning a second bid around £60 million due to De Bruyne’s injury and Stones’ absence. Doku and Bernardo Silva are in, and Guardiola eyes another central midfielder before the deadline. Nunes caught Liverpool’s attention but performed well at Wolves despite fewer goals and assists. Sheffield United finalized signing striker Cameron Archer from Aston Villa for an alleged amount of £18 million. Archer, 21, will debut against Lincoln City in the EFL Cup after transfer delays prevented an earlier appearance. Archer brings pace, agility, and goal-scoring ability, marking his departure from Villa after 13 years, where he scored four goals in 14 senior appearances.

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Tottenham Hotspur eyeing Brennan Johnson

Tottenham is reportedly planning a late bid for Nottingham Forest’s Brennan Johnson in this summer’s transfer window. Johnson played a crucial role in Forest’s Premier League survival last season, contributing eight goals and three assists. Tottenham aims to enhance their attacking options but Forest reportedly demands £50 million. Spurs are seeking to negotiate a lower fee before the window closes after a reported initial bid of around £40 million was rejected. Johnson’s preference for a move to Spurs has been indicated to close friends, despite interest from Chelsea and West Ham. Tottenham, under Ange Postecoglou’s direction, are focusing on outgoings, with over 30 first-team players on the roster.

Bayern Munich to propose McTominay-Gravenberch swap with Manchester United

Bayern Munich is reportedly interested in securing a loan deal for Manchester United’s Scott McTominay, potentially involving Ryan Gravenberch in a swap arrangement. McTominay, sidelined at Old Trafford, is sought after by Bayern to address their midfield needs. Bayern’s coach, Thomas Tuchel, sees McTominay as a fit for their defensive midfield requirements. The loan could include an option to buy at the end of the season. Bayern might offer Gravenberch to United in exchange, as the Dutch midfielder seeks more playing time. Gravenberch reuniting with his former Ajax coach Erik ten Hag at United is a possibility. Despite willingness to loan Gravenberch, Bayern is confident in his abilities.

Paris Saint-Germain submit improved bid for Randal Kolo Muani

Paris Saint-Germain has reportedly submitted an improved offer for Eintracht Frankfurt striker Randal Kolo Muani. Despite Frankfurt reportedly rejecting a €70m offer, PSG is making persistent efforts to sign him before the window closes. They have now allegedly offered €80m including bonuses for the 24-year-old, who desires the move. According to reports, Frankfurt demands €100m, which PSG deems unrealistic. To potentially lower the price, PSG might include striker Hugo Ekitike in the deal, despite recently signing him. PSG hopes to pair Kolo Muani with Dembele and Mbappe. AC Milan is also interested, but PSG would prioritize Frankfurt’s interest in Ekitike. Kolo Muani has been prolific, scoring 23 goals and providing 17 assists in 46 matches for Frankfurt last season.

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Transfer round-up August 26: Folarin Balogun set to join AS Monaco, Altay Bayindir set to undergo second Manchester United medical

Transfer round-up August 23: Manchester City considering offer for Matheus Nunes, Manchester United closing in on Jean-Clair Todibo

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