Man Utd eye Milan star, Mbappe pens Real Madrid deal, Isak to Chelsea truth: FootballTransfers recap

Tom Weber
Tom Weber
  • Updated: 19 Feb 2024 21:55 GMT
  • 6 min read
Erik ten Hag, Man Utd, 2023/24

Monday delivered some huge transfer news as Manchester United began their pursuit of an AC Milan star.

Plus, Kylian Mbappe has reportedly signed his Real Madrid deal and Chelsea are in for Newcastle star Alexander Isak - or are they? There's plenty to cover, so let's jump right in.

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Exclusive: Man Utd eye Reijnders

FootballTransfers has been told that Man Utd boss Erik ten Hag is keen on AC Milan midfielder Tijjani Reijnders.

Exclusive: Portsmouth want Brighton starlet

FootballTransfers is also able to reveal that Pompey have reignited their interest in Brighton youngster Marc Leonard.

Mbappe signs Real deal

According to reports in Spain, Kylian Mbappe has already signed his Real Madrid contract.

But where will Mbappe play and what about Vini Jr? Well, Carlo Ancelotti might have another trick up his sleeve.

Kylian Mbappe and Vini Jr
© IMAGO - Kylian Mbappe and Vini Jr

After snapping up Mbappe, Los Blancos also want his best friend.

The Frenchman's move to Spain has led to some collateral damage at Arsenal.

Chelsea in for Isak?

Fabrizio Romano has poured cold water on reports linking Chelsea with Newcastle sharpshooter Alexander Isak.

However, the Blues are still looking at potential Victor Osimhen alternatives and have found one in Serie A.

Rodgers a serial bottler?

Brendan Rodgers is at risk of suffering a repeat of his Liverpool nightmare at Celtic.

Man Utd good or just lucky?

Gary Neville believes Man Utd will make it into the Champions League this season, but they're underlying numbers suggest their recent form isn't sustainable.

Transfer news

Finally, let's finish up with some more transfer news from around the world. Xabi Alonso is wanted by Liverpool and Bayern, but what's his most realistic next destination?

Xabi Alonso
© IMAGO - Xabi Alonso

Speaking of Bayern, a spectacular replacement is being lined up for Thomas Tuchel.

The German coach's relationship with Joshua Kimmich is said to be broken after the latter had a bust-up with assistant coach Zsolt Low.

Kimmich getting pushed out of Bayern could be good news for Barcelona and a similar situation is also developing at Napoli, much to the Catalans' delight.

West Ham are struggling to convince their in-demand technical director to stay amid Liverpool interest.

Ajax's poor season is pushing one of their biggest stars towards Man Utd.

The Red Devils are on the verge of losing a key man in what will be a historic transfer.

Man Utd have been linked with Leny Yoro, but there's another Lille player - a very familiar one - they should sign instead.

Lastly, a Liverpool player has admitted that he could follow Jurgen Klopp out the door this summer.

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