Transfer rumor roundup: Man Utd wants Bergwijn; Bournemouth after $16M CB
Manchester United is hoping to beat a host of teams to $32 million PSV Eindhoven attacker Steven Bergwijn.
The 21-year-old has 10 goals and nine assists this season after breaking out with nine and 11 last season.
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Bergwijn plays across the top of attack as a center forward or wing. He has a goal or an assist in 13 of his last 14 Eredivisie matches.
Inter Milan, West Ham United, and Tottenham Hotspur are among the other clubs linked with Bergwijn.
Bournemouth have reportedly seen a near $16 million bid for Brentford defender Chris Mepham, a Welsh international viewed as a piece to help fill the void caused by Simon Francis’ long-term injury.
Mepham, 21, was with Chelsea’s academy before moving to Brentford. Standing 6-foot-3, he has 48 appearances with a goal for the Bees.
Rafa Benitez and Newcastle continue to seek reinforcements in the market, with The Daily Mail reporting that the Magpies are nearing a breakthrough at left back in the form of Milad Mohammadi.
The 25-year-old Iranian plays for Russian side Akhmat Grozny, and is currently on international duty with Iran at the Asian Cup. He’s one of the mid-table side’s top performing players this season.
The Magpies have also joined West Ham in tracking Josh Maja, the Sunderland striker who is out-of-contract this summer. Maja, 20, has 15 goals in 24 League One matches this season.