Transfer round-up August 31: Liverpool set to bid for Ryan Gravenberch, Sofyan Amrabat set to undergo Manchester United medical

This year's summer transfer window comes with an exciting wave of news for football fans worldwide.

Ryan Gravenberch in a file photo; Credit: Instagram@ryanjiro_
By Animesh | Aug 31, 2023 | 3 Min Read follow icon Follow Us

This year’s summer transfer window comes with an exciting wave of news for football fans worldwide. Clubs are making surprising changes, such as bringing in new promising players and seeing experienced ones leave. These choices have the ability to evoke joy or sadness among supporters, adding intense feelings to the sport. The most captivating updates revolve around the recent player transfers in the football domain. Manchester City’s progress in negotiations with Wolverhampton Wanderers over midfielder Matheus Nunes is notable. After their pursuit of Lucas Paqueta faltered, Nunes became Pep Guardiola’s preferred choice. According to reports, despite Wolves rejecting bids around £47m and holding at £60m, a verbal agreement has been reached, likely involving Tommy Doyle and a 50% share of future sales. Nunes aims to bolster City’s midfield after Gundogan’s exit and De Bruyne’s injury.

Chelsea eyes Manchester City’s Cole Palmer due to attacking shortages from injuries to Nkunku and Broja. Considering Arsenal’s Emile Smith Rowe initially, Chelsea now targets Palmer and faces competition from West Ham and Brighton. Pep Guardiola emphasized deciding Palmer’s future. Chelsea might pursue Palmer vigorously as a summer signing, despite City’s rivalry. Arsenal’s Nuno Tavares heads for a Nottingham Forest loan with a reported £12 million permanent option. Tavares shone at Marseille last season. Seeking playtime due to Tierney’s loan, he can boost Forest’s attack. Success could mean an Arsenal return or a Premier League deal, as Arsenal needs defensive reinforcement against top clubs.

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Liverpool set to bid for Ryan Gravenberch

Liverpool is reportedly making a formal move for Bayern Munich’s Ryan Gravenberch, despite recent midfield signings. The Dutchman was earlier linked with Anfield but faced Bayern’s resistance. With under 48 hours left in the window, Liverpool has reopened talks, having allegedly agreed on personal terms. A report states that Liverpool plans to submit an official bid, informing Bayern. Gravenberch arrived at Bayern last year but has seen limited action this season. An alleged fee of around £30m might convince Bayern to part ways with him. The player is interested in the move, facilitated by Liverpool’s sporting director Jorg Schmadtke.

Sofyan Amrabat set to undergo Manchester United medical

Fiorentina has reportedly granted Sofyan Amrabat permission to travel to England for a medical with Manchester United. After weeks of speculation, Man United initiated talks with Fiorentina regarding the 27-year-old Moroccan midfielder. Initially offering a loan deal which was reportedly rejected, the English club has now made progress in negotiations. Amrabat’s current contract with Fiorentina expires next summer, but they have the option for a 12-month extension. Man United is looking for a loan move with an eventual purchase obligation. Valued allegedly around £30m due to contract details, Amrabat has attracted interest from various clubs, including Barcelona following his impactful role in Morocco’s World Cup journey.

Bayern Munich eyeing Joao Palhinha

Bayern Munich has reportedly submitted a £50m bid for Fulham’s midfielder Joao Palhinha. Amid Thomas Tuchel’s efforts to reshape the squad, several players have joined Bayern, replacing departures. Uncertainty lingers around Tuchel’s midfield choices, with Ryan Gravenberch’s potential move to Liverpool. Amid links to other players, Bayern is focusing on securing a deal for Palhinha, reportedly offering £50m. Palhinha, crucial for Fulham with his physicality and tackling, prefers a move to Bayern. Fulham aims to find a replacement before agreeing to the transfer. While Fulham has midfield options, Alex Iwobi might be signed from Everton, though lacking Palhinha’s defensive strengths.

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Transfer round-up August 29: Manchester United eyeing Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Benjamin Pavard set to join Inter Milan

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

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