City to rival United for Kroos, Lewandowski wants a move to Madrid, Spurs eyeing Martial and more: Transfer round-up, February 24, 2018
Good evening and welcome to Sportskeeda's latest transfer news and rumours roundup. Despite the season now entering, it's business end, top clubs are also keeping their eyes open on potential transfer targets.
And as always, there are stories which make headlines irrespective of the transfer window being open or shut. On that note, let's take a look at all the top transfer news that made headlines on February 24, 2018:
Manchester clubs to battle for Toni Kroos
Manchester City have reportedly entered the race for Real Madrid's Toni Kroos and are set to rival Manchester United for the German's signature. After battling it out for Alexis Sanchez in January, the bitter rivals will now renew their rivalry in the summer for Kroos.
El Confidencial has reported that Kroos is looking for a new challenge in his career after spending four years in Spain. Pep Guardiola has been a huge admirer of the midfielder and is hence ready to fight it out with Mourinho for signing the 28-year-old.
Samuel Umtiti considering a move to Manchester United
According to Don Balon, Samuel Umtiti is pondering over the idea of changing loyalties in the summer. The central defender has a release clause of €60 million with talks over a new deal reportedly hitting a roadblock.
Umtiti wants to earn €8 million per year to commit to the Catalans whereas Barcelona are not looking to offer more than €6 million which has opened the gates for United to swoop in for the Frenchman.