Transfer round-up August 8: Newcastle, West Ham eyeing Maguire and McTominay, Bayern Munich set for Kane's fourth bid

In the 2023 summer transfer window, football enthusiasts internationally are going through a range of emotions due to unexpected alterations in club compositions.

Harry Maguire and Scott McTominay in a file photo; Credit: Twitter@ManUtd
By Animesh | Aug 9, 2023 | 3 Min Read follow icon Follow Us

In the 2023 summer transfer window, football enthusiasts internationally are going through a range of emotions due to unexpected alterations in club compositions. Players are departing and signing up with new teams, resulting in a highly charged period for fans. Amidst all the updates, a significant and captivating event has captured the spotlight in the football realm. Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) is actively navigating the summer transfer market, having reportedly turned down a €40 million offer from Al Hilal for Italian midfielder Marco Verratti. PSG is reportedly seeking a higher fee, around €70-80 million, for Verratti. While personal terms were seemingly agreed upon with Al-Hilal, the player’s future hangs in the balance as PSG mulls over potential bids in the desired range, introducing uncertainty to his move to the Saudi Arabian club.

Nottingham Forest’s pursuit of Arsenal’s Matt Turner has cast doubt on Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson’s potential move to the club. Forest’s bid for Turner could impact Henderson’s transfer, causing ripple effects for both players and potentially reshaping Arsenal’s plans as well. The ongoing transfer window is now colored by questions surrounding Turner’s move, his role at Forest, and the wider implications. Franck Kessie’s departure from Barcelona to Saudi Pro League’s Al-Ahli is imminent, marked by a scheduled medical examination. Kessie’s decision to leave is driven by reduced playing time under Xavi’s management. The trend of players moving to the Middle East continues, with Kessie’s move confirming Barcelona’s financial gain after his initial free transfer last year.

Read more- Transfer round-up August 6: PSG reject Al-Hilal’s Marco Verratti bid, Nottingham Forest closing in on Arsenal’s Matt Turner

Newcastle, West Ham eyeing Harry Maguire and Scott McTominay

England defender Harry Maguire is reportedly willing to move to West Ham if a transfer fee is agreed with Manchester United. West Ham manager David Moyes aims to strengthen his squad after Declan Rice’s departure. The club has made bids for Maguire and Scott McTominay, both rejected by Manchester United. Talks are ongoing, with Maguire’s fee closer to compromise than McTominay’s. Recent reports indicate that Newcastle is also expressing interest in acquiring both of these players. Nevertheless, no official bids have been made as of yet. Maguire lost his starting place last season due to poor performance, and his club captaincy was stripped. A move to West Ham could revive his career and secure his place in England’s squad for the 2024 European Championships. Maguire is open to the move, needing regular playtime to achieve this goal.

Bayern Munich set for Harry Kane’s fourth bid

Bayern Munich is contemplating a fourth bid for Tottenham’s Harry Kane, who has set a deal deadline. Despite three failed attempts, Bayern remains keen on the striker. The club’s last offer of £87m, with add-ons, was rejected as Tottenham’s Daniel Levy seeks £100m upfront, as per reports. A fresh bid is being considered, mindful of the need for time to secure replacements. Kane’s move would come with a significant pay increase to reported £400,000 weekly. He’s set a week’s end deadline for transfer resolution but won’t leave after the Premier League begins. If a deal fails, Bayern might face competition for Kane’s 2024 free agency.

Harry Kane sets deadline for this weekend

Harry Kane has set a weekend deadline for his potential transfer to Bayern Munich, although he appears increasingly inclined to remain with Tottenham Hotspur. He aims for resolution before Tottenham’s Premier League opener against Brentford on Sunday. A recent take-it-or-leave-it offer from Bayern was met with no response due to Spurs chairman Daniel Levy’s absence. Kane’s focus lies on the upcoming season and his pursuit of Alan Shearer’s Premier League goalscoring record, where he’s 47 goals behind. Kane’s camp has indicated a decision preference by the week’s end to ensure no disruption after the Premier League kick-off. The situation now depends on Bayern and Levy’s actions.

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