Manchester United to get world-class Real Madrid midfielder for Paul Pogba, Liverpool in race for Chelsea target and more Premier League transfer news: April 28, 2019

Manchester United v Manchester City - Premier League
Manchester United v Manchester City - Premier League

Hello and welcome to the Premier League transfer news of the day! Here are the top stories of the day surrounding the Premiership!

Manchester United should sign defender

Former Liverpool star Danny Murphy thinks that Manchester United should look to sign Toby Alderweireld from Tottenham. The Belgian had previously been linked with the Old Trafford outfit but couldn’t agree upon a fee with Spurs.

However, the former Southampton star is going to be available for £25 million in the upcoming transfer window and Murphy thinks that United should trigger it because they need an experienced center-back like Virgil Van Dijk is for Liverpool and Vincent Kompany for Manchester City.

“Let's start at the back. If Toby Alderweireld has a £25million buy-out clause from Tottenham as reported, go and get him,” he said.
“He'll bring experience and knowhow, a 30-year-old at the peak of his powers who can provide leadership for United as Virgil van Dijk has done at Liverpool or Vincent Kompany has given for years at City.”

He then went on to state that the Red Devils should also think about the future and sign someone who has the potential to be one of the best players in the world somewhere down the line.

As a result, he has suggested the Red Devils to sign Ajax star Matthijs De Ligt, who has been linked with a move to Barcelona.

“However United shouldn't just think here and now. They need to pay big bucks for players who can provide their spine for the next decade.
“If Ajax's Matthijs de Ligt, 19, hasn't yet signed on the dotted line for Barcelona, try to intercept and get him to Old Trafford. United need world-class quality. De Ligt isn't the finished article but in two or three years, he'll be the best.

Neville endorses Tielemans

Leicester City v AFC Bournemouth - Premier League
Leicester City v AFC Bournemouth - Premier League

Former Manchester United defender Gary Neville thinks that Youri Tielemans would be a good signing for a top six club. He believes that a lot of top six clubs need their midfield renovated.

Neville thinks that the midfielder would be available for only £40 million and has already proven himself in the Premier League, making him a very good signing. He also believes that it would be very difficult for the Foxes to keep the superstar since there are many clubs that may want him.

“On Tielemans, I think the issue that Leicester will have is that there are midfields in the top six that need strengthening,” he said.
“Twenty-one-year-old, available they say for £40m. He’s proved himself in the Premier League, almost like a dress rehearsal at Leicester.
“Leicester could struggle to keep him because of the fact that other clubs may want him.”

Ashley Barnes to Liverpool?

Chelsea FC v Burnley FC - Premier League
Chelsea FC v Burnley FC - Premier League

Burnley forward Ashley Barnes has revealed that Jurgen Klopp told him that he would sign him for Liverpool next season if he scores against Manchester City. The match, however, ended 1-0 in favour of the Citizens.

He stated that Liverpool fans have sent him messages and that it would mean a lot if Burnley win against City. He then revealed that Jurgen Klopp sent him a text saying that he might sign him for the Reds if Barnes is able to score against the Etihad outfit.

“I’ve had a few messages yesterday from Liverpool fans making a joke of it but it’s all good,” the 29-year-old told the Burnley Express. “It would mean everything [to win against City].
“Klopp has even given me a sly text to say that if I score he might sign me for next season – so I might be on the move!”

De Ligt on the move

Juventus v Ajax - UEFA Champions League Quarter Final: Second Leg
Juventus v Ajax - UEFA Champions League Quarter Final: Second Leg

One of the most sort after defenders in the world right now is Matthijs De Ligt. He has been linked with Real Madrid, Barcelona, Liverpool and both Manchester clubs but according to the player himself, he hasn’t made decision regarding his future, stating that he is only focused on finishing this season with Ajax right now.

He also added that he doesn’t think he would be more expensive than Frenkie De Jong as the latter is a midfielder and they are usually more expensive than defenders. He, however, doesn’t know anything for sure yet as the final decision lays in the hand of Ajax.

“I haven't made a decision yet so I don't know [if I will stay],” he said. “I am only focused on the last games of the season for now. We still have a lot to play for so let's finish this season in a good way.”
“Will I be more expensive than Frenkie? I don't think so, no,” he said. “Normally teams spend more money on midfield players than defenders. I really don't know. It's up to Ajax, it's not something that I decide. We shall see.”

Stories of the day

Real Madrid CF v SD Eibar - La Liga
Real Madrid CF v SD Eibar - La Liga

Liverpool are ready to renew their interest in Lyon star Nabil Fekir after almost signing him last year. The Frenchman was close to joining the Merseyside outfit last summer but the move collapsed at the very last moment.

However, the Reds are ready to bring up their interest again as they are back in the hunt for him with Chelsea, Real Madrid and Juventus in the race.

The main story of the day, however, goes to Manchester United. While they may be set to lose Paul Pogba to Real Madrid this summer, there might be a silver lining for the Red Devils.

According to reports from Spain, Real Madrid are going to put Toni Kroos in the deal to bring the Frenchman to the Santiago Bernabeu. The final decision, the report adds, is on the soldier of manager Zinedine Zidane.

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