The German international is wanted by Italian league champions Milan, according to reports from GOAL, and there is an imminent cut-price deal. Mario Gotze, the man who famously scored Germany’s winning goal at the 2014 World Cup, is wanted by Serie A champions Milan, GOAL has learned, with a cut-price deal in the pipeline. Mario Gotze was a target for Serie A champions Milan in 2020, coming off his second spell with Borussia Dortmund. Still, he decided to join Roger Schmidt in Eindhoven at the time. PSV could potentially join in for Belgian forward Divock Origi. A man who has suffered a humiliating fall from grace since the back-to-back World Cup-winning exploits have rebuilt his reputation within the Netherlands.

Ajax thinks it has the edge over Man United over Erick Ten Hag’s attempts to lure Jurrien Timbers with Ten Hag at Old Trafford. De Telegraaf reports that it is a known fact Erik ten Hags wants to rejoin Jurrien Timber next season, with Manchester United reportedly considering Ajax PS34million valuation not an irresistible issue. No doubt Eric ten Hag likes names who will either be starters for XIs or at the very least offer a competitive challenge which raises squad standards.

There’s no surprise there, really, given Manchester United’s defensive woes this season. While Eric Bailly may be moving on, it will be fascinating to see what a pair of additions mean for Harry Maguire, Rafael Varane and Victor Lindelof. Manchester City could strengthen further, both in terms of credentials but also in terms of European ambitions, by making the proper transfers elsewhere, and it would be safe to say that Marc Cucurella from Brighton and Calvin Phillips from Leeds would be sensible squad additions, should they indeed eventually be brought in.

Ten Hag gave him his debut at Ajax and chose him to play over 30 games in all tournaments for the team this past season. He has also selected Ajax’s talent of the year. If the boss wants Timber, he needs him and sees him as a starter right away; Timber must take him at his word and be brave enough to make the transfer right away. Timber looked to have two thoughts about a possible relocation earlier this week, and he was in no hurry.

Jurrien Timbers has suggested that he has some unfinished business with Ajax, although that does not entirely shut the door on Manchester United. Jurrien Timber gave an open interview that included his thoughts on moving to Man Utd amid claims talks about the PS43m transfer from Ajax. Manchester United-bound defender Jurrien Timber has been linked with Manchester United at Old Trafford.