Fabrizio Romano Transfer News: Man Utd SURPRISE, Zirkzee UPDATE, Omorodion, Duran to Chelsea LATEST

Robin Bairner
Robin Bairner
  • 19 Jun 2024 11:30 BST
  • 5 min read
Fabrizio Romano, Here We Go

Fabrizio Romano has revealed the latest transfer news from Manchester United and Chelsea, with the Red Devils planning a surprise move as the Blues look to seal a deal for either Jhon Duran or Samu Omorodion in attack.

In addition, Man Utd are also seeking to do a deal for Bologna striker Joshua Zirkzee, but according to Romano, the situation is not as advanced as has been suggested elsewhere.

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Milan are still in the lead for the Netherlands hitman, but the Red Devils are making enquiries.

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Taking to YouTube, Romano said: “I can confirm the situation on Joshua Zirkzee. AC Milan remain the favourites in this story. They agreed almost everything with him in terms of the player side. They’ve told Bologna that they’re willing to pay the release clause of the player, €40m. But they don’t have the agreement of Zirkzee’s agent on the commission.

“Milan are still in control of the deal on the player’s side but they don’t have the agreement of the agent.

“Meanwhile, other clubs are entering the race. There are not so many strikers available on the market for that price. This is why, if Milan want to close the deal, they’ll have to be fast.

“Manchester United have made an inquiry to Zirkzee to understand how the deal will work. How much is the clause? €40m. When is the clause valid? July. How is the situation between Milan and the player? Still open.

“He’s not the only option, but they’re considering him. He’s in consideration but still not an advanced negotiation.”

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Shock transfer

Romano also revealed that Man Utd are plotting a shock summer deal, with Erik ten Hag’s side now targeting a position it had been thought would not be a big priority.

“It will be a busy summer, but in the last 24-48 hours, Man Utd have started some enquiries on the market for a new midfielder,” he says. “They’re looking at the opportunities in the midfield, especially as Casemiro leaving Manchester United is still a strong possibility. They’re assessing options.

“Keep a back on left-back, centre-back, striker but also midfield.”

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Casemiro is still expected to leave Man Utd in the summer
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Chelsea still working on Olise as striker targeted

At Chelsea, meanwhile, there are parallel talks ongoing for strikers Duran and Omorodion currently, even if the Blues’ main priority lies elsewhere.

“We know that the top target as a winger is still Michael Olise, with Chelsea working on this deal, activating their best possibilities to reach a deal. They’re trying to find a deal with Olise on personal terms and then find a solution on personal terms with Crystal Palace. The priority is on the player’s side,” Romano confirmed.

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“Chelsea want a striker, especially with Benjamin Sesko no longer being on the market after he extended his contract with RB Leipzig. He was the top target for Chelsea, United and Arsenal.

“Now they have two options on the table. Jhon Duran from Aston Villa remains a possibility and Samu Omorodion from Atletico Madrid.

The answer was very clear: ‘No. No chance. It’s not happening.’ This is what Atletico Madrid told Chelsea.
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“Omorodion is a striker who they signed one year ago for less than €10m. They sent him on loan to Alavaes and did very well. He’s a physical striker and a traditional No.9.

“Many clubs are looking at him. West Ham already had a bid rejected.

“Chelsea have presented a proposal. The bid was worth €30m plus add ons up to a total package of €40jm. The answer was very clear: ‘No. No chance. It’s not happening.’ This is what Atletico Madrid told Chelsea. A very strong position.

“Chelsea are still talking to the player. Atletico Madrid want to keep the player, they believe he can do fantastically next season. But we know with Chelsea we never know what happens. They can attack the situation again. Contact is still taking place.

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“For Jhon Duran, they already have the green light from the player. He wants to go to Chelsea but he also has other options. The only way for Chelsea to make it happen – this is a decision they have made – is with players included in the deal, Ian Maatsen or others.

“But for Omorodion, he is very happy at Atletico Madrid. He would like to wear Atletico Madrid’s shirt after they trusted him when he was not well known one year ago. But now it’s on Chelsea. They want to reach an agreement with the player and maybe try against with Atletico Madrid.

“Chelsea have also asked Enzo Maresca what he wants to do with Jhon Duran.”

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