London refusals hamper Manchester United’s summer shopping following club’s withdrawal from Tottenham’s Harry Kane pursuit, £40M bid rejection from Chelsea for Mason

The summer shopping spree has begun for clubs all over the world. Many clubs all over the world are on the market in order to strengthen their squads for the upcoming soccer season, with Premier League giants Manchester United being one of them. 

The Red Devils will be taking part in the upcoming Champions League, and manager Erik Ten Hag has claimed on multiple occasions that they will be challenging for titles. However, with Cristiano Ronaldo leaving the club in January, and Anthony Martial’s worrying injury records, United are in dire need of bolstering their attacking lineup. 

Goalkeeper, midfielder, and striker are Erik Ten Hag’s top transfer window priorities, but so far, neither have materialized. Take a closer look at the Red Devils’ summer transfer activities below:

Manchester United pull out from Harry Kane race following Tottenham’s stiff stance

United manager Erik ten Hag was focused on bringing in a top-tier striker this summer, and Harry Kane was at the top of his wish list; Spurs are unwavering in their demand for £100 million to part with the England captain.

However, due to Tottenham’s high asking price for a player who will turn 30 next month and only have one year left on his contract, as well as the difficulties of negotiating with Spurs chief Daniel Levy, United see the deal as unlikely to go through at this time.

Chelsea rejects cut price £40M bid from United for Mason Mount

In addition, Chelsea “immediately rejected” Manchester United’s initial offer for Mason Mount, who has only one year remaining on his contract. The offer is thought to be worth £40 million.

United are not willing to overpay for the 24-year-old Chelsea academy graduate in his final year of his current contract. If the transfer does not go through, United will pursue other options, including a move for Brighton & Hove Albion midfielder Moises Caicedo. 

Takeover turmoil continues with summer transfer window on the horizon

The Glazers’ confirmation that they were open to selling Manchester United was almost seven months ago, but the takeover process continues to drag on.

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Two parties are vying for ownership of the club; the first is the British billionaire Sir Jim Ratcliffe, and the second is the Qatari banker Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad Al Thani. While Ratcliffe seeks a controlling interest, the latter is more interested in absolute power.

Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad Al Thani and Sir Jim Ratcliffe are waiting for the Glazers to announce their final decision this week. The American family must settle on a full sale, handing over control in exchange for a majority investment, selling off a minority stake, or making no deal at all. Sheikh Jassim is rumored to be able to help Ten Hag’s summer transfer plans if he is elected to take over the club.

There is widespread anticipation among Manchester United supporters for updates on the takeover and any potential new player signings. Who do you think Manchester United would target next? Let me know in the comments!


Tanzeem Rahman

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Tanzeem Rahman is a soccer writer and an editor at SportsZion. Tanzeem's love for the sport began by watching and admiring Cristiano Ronaldo in his early Manchester United days. Having graduated from Germany as an Electrical Engineer, Tanzeem has watched multiple high-profile games throughout Europe from the gallery. His knowledge and enthusiasm for the sport, as well as sublime english proficiency has been an asset to SportsKnot. Outside of his duty, Tanzeem is a gamer, and loves to spend time watching Anime and reading Manga.


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