Man Utd transfer news: Ajax defender Jurrien Timber made the Premier League side’s priority signing – Paper Talk | Transfer Center News

All the headline stories and transfer rumors from Thursday’s national papers…

DAILY MAIL

Manchester United are watching defender Jurrien Timber closely and have made the Ajax player their priority in the summer transfer window despite holding two rounds of talks with Braga centre-back David Carmo.

Newcastle agree a deal to sign Reims striker Hugo Ekitike for around £36m including add-ons.

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Jurrien Timber played with new Man Utd boss Erik ten Hag at Ajax

Inter Milan have been told Romelu Lukaku is ready to accept a multi-million pay cut if it facilitates his return on loan from Chelsea.

Paul Pogba will walk away with a £3.78million loyalty bonus when he leaves Manchester United as a free agent at the end of the month.

Huddersfield want an explanation from refereeing bosses over a penalty appeal which they say could have cost them £200million.

Mesut Ozil won’t leave Fenerbahçe this summer despite his continued exclusion from the club’s first team, according to his agent.

Manchester City received a major boost on Wednesday when famed manager Carlos Vicens reversed his decision to leave the Premier League champions.

Gareth Southgate is ready to give Tammy Abraham the opportunity to cement his place as Harry Kane’s World Cup understudy in the upcoming Nations League fixtures.

Abraham, Roma
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Tammy Abraham has had a superb season for Roma

ECB acting chief executive Clare Connor has agreed to step down from her role on several key MCC committees after concerns about possible conflicts of interest were raised by several county chairmen.

THE SUN

Manchester United have opened talks with Barcelona over a £50million bid for Frenkie de Jong.

Leeds remain hopeful that Kalvin Phillips will sign a new deal with them, despite interest from Manchester City.

Wolves are closing in on signing Sporting Lisbon midfielder Joao Palhinha.

Lucas Torreira has told Arsenal he wants to stay with Fiorentina even though the Italians haven’t triggered their option to buy him.

Brentford have put Max Aarons and Aaron Hickey on their summer transfer shortlist.

Aaron Hickey
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Aaron Hickey impressed for Bologna in Serie A

Police are investigating allegations of death threats made against referee Jon Moss after the Championship play-off final between Nottingham Forest and Huddersfield.

DAILY MIRROR

Newcastle skipper Jamaal Lascelles could return to newly promoted Nottingham Forest, eight years after swapping the City Ground for St James’ Park.

Jose Mourinho’s Roma are set to make a £30million bid to sign Aston Villa midfielder Douglas Luiz.

Bournemouth are monitoring Matt Ritchie’s situation at Newcastle and will act if he is deemed surplus to requirements.

Sunderland want to re-sign Tottenham youngster Jack Clarke after his successful loan spell at Wearside.

THE TELEGRAPH

Mike Riley, the Premier League’s chief referee, is in a battle to save his job, with a potential compromise option being a return to English play for Howard Webb in a referee management role.

Dustin Johnson has been paid around £100million by Greg Norman to secure his surprise registration in the Saudi-backed rebel golf league.

THE ATHLETIC

Aston Villa acted at the start of the summer and, if Steven Gerrard is successful, three new signings could follow.

Sevilla's Diego Carlos during the Champions League Group G game against VfL Wolfsburg
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Diego Carlos has signed for Aston Villa from Sevilla

DAILY EXPRESS

Arsenal are reportedly close to sewing their first signing of the summer in the next 10 days.

Manchester United and Tottenham have been dealt a blow after Milan Skriniar committed his future to Inter Milan as he outlined his career plan.

DAILY RECORDING

Jim Goodwin is ready to wield the Aberdeen transfer ax as the club’s underachievers have been told they will be out.

Forgotten Celtic defender Osaze Urhoghide faces a nervous transfer pending game as KVO Oostende assess a permanent swoop this summer.

Cameron Carter-Vickers is waiting for Celtic and Tottenham to reach an agreement over his long-term future after agreeing personal terms with the Premiership champions on a permanent deal.

THE SUN OF SCOTLAND

Celtic have been credited with an interest in signing Shamrock Rovers starlet Aidomo Emakhu.

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