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Wolves beat United to highly-rated Brazillian teenager

David Ornstein of The Athletic claims Wolves have won the race to sign Pedro Lima from Sport Recife.

The 17-year-old was linked with some Premier League clubs, including Manchester United.

Lima has made eight senior appearances in Brazil’s second division.

The right-back is set to sign a five-year deal at Wolves.

Former Manchester United striker Andy Cole believes Everton are right to demand £70million for Jarrad Branthwaite.

The England international has agreed on personal terms with United, but an agreement must be met with Everton before a deal can materialise.

Cole was asked whether Everton were right to put a £70m price tag on Branthwaite. The former striker told Betfred:

“100%. He’s 21 years old, Manchester United have offered £35 million plus add-ons, so why would Everton try and do them a favour and say that it’s a fantastic deal for them, especially when you consider the problems they have.

“Every centre-half that Manchester United has bought in the last 10 years, they’ve overpaid for. They’ve spent a fortune on them, so what’s going to change now? To get him out of Everton, it’s going to cost you more than £35 million plus add-ons.”

Reds contact PSG over Xavi Simons

Manchester United are among the clubs to have contacted Paris Saint-Germain over the signing of Xavi Simons.

L’Equipe cite interest from Arsenal, Bayern Munich and Man City as well as United.

PSG are not interested in selling the highly-rated 21-year-old, who is at Euro 2024 with the Netherlands. They intend to loan Simons out like they did last season when he joined RB Leipzig.

Simons scored 10 goals and registered an impressive 15 assists for the German outfit.

Leipzig’s Dutch midfielder #20 Xavi Simons looks on during the German first division Bundesliga football match between RB Leipzig and FC Bayern Munich in Leipzig, eastern Germany on September 30, 2023. (Photo by Ronny Hartmann / AFP) / DFL REGULATIONS PROHIBIT ANY USE OF PHOTOGRAPHS AS IMAGE SEQUENCES AND/OR QUASI-VIDEO (Photo by RONNY HARTMANN/AFP via Getty Images)
Everton value Jarrad Branthwaite at more than £70m

Manchester United had an opening bid for Jarrad Branthwaite – worth approx £35million plus add-ons – turned down by Everton.

According to Sky Sports, Everton value Branthwaite at more than £70m.

United are now discussing what steps to take next. Should the Reds make a new bid or consider their options before walking away?

If there’s truth in this, Everton risk pricing Branthwaite out of a dream move to the biggest club in English football.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – APRIL 24: Jarrad Branthwaite of Everton celebrates scoring his team’s first goal with Abdoulaye Doucoure during the Premier League match between Everton FC and Liverpool FC at Goodison Park on April 24, 2024 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images)
Barcelona reject €30m offer for Fermin Lopez

Manchester United have had a €30million bid turned down by Barcelona for midfield ace Fermin Lopez.

Diario Sport – as cited by Get Football News Spain – claims United have been in touch in the hope of bringing Lopez to Old Trafford.

However, Barcelona are reluctant to sell for that amount and it has been rejected.

The 21-year-old was called up to the Spain side for Euro 2024 after enjoying a breakthrough season at Barcelona, scoring eight La Liga goals.

Spain’s forward #25 Fermin Lopez controls the ball during the training session of Spain’s national football team ahead of the UEFA Euro 2024 football Championship at the team’s base camp in Donaueschingen on June 13, 2024. (Photo by LLUIS GENE / AFP)
Rangnick on Olise

Former Manchester United interim manager Ralf Rangnick is a fan of Michael Olise.

The Crystal Palace star missed out on a place in France’s Euro 2024 squad, but he’s never been called up to the national team.

Rangnick, who has led Austria to the European Championship, made it no secret that he ‘loves’ Olise.

Rangnick said: “He has never been called up by France but I love Michael Olise. If only he had Austrian origins!

“He is an exceptional player. He is quick, a strong dribbler, technically gifted and he works when he loses the ball. Whenever I saw him play, he had a smile on his face.”

Ahead of Austria’s defeat to France on Monday night, Rangnick added: “I am not unhappy that Deschamps didn’t call him up!”

LONDON, ENGLAND – MAY 19: Michael Olise of Crystal Palace reacts during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Aston Villa at Selhurst Park on May 19, 2024 in London, England. (Photo by Alex Davidson/Getty Images)

Good morning and welcome to the Stretty News live blog for transfer news, bringing you updates throughout the summer transfer window.

According to reports last night, Crystal Palace want £65m for United-linked defender Marc Guehi.

The centre-back is starting for England at Euro 2024, meaning that a couple of strong performances could put him in the shop window.

Guehi is one of many centre-backs being linked with a summer move to United.

England’s defender #06 Marc Guehi and Serbia’s forward #07 Dusan Vlahovic vie during the UEFA Euro 2024 Group C football match between Serbia and England at the Arena AufSchalke in Gelsenkirchen on June 16, 2024. (Photo by KENZO TRIBOUILLARD / AFP)
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