Sheffield United 'willing' to meet asking price for Newcastle United target as Manchester City 'eye' £80m defender

We’re just 24 hours away from the restart of the Premier League season having been suspended since March.

Tuesday, 16th June 2020, 9:19 am
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But as we countdown to tomorrow’s restart, speculation is showing no signs of slowing down when it comes to Sheffield United and the upcoming transfer window – or in Newcastle United’s case, a takeover.

As ever, we’re sharing the latest rumours from around the top-flight – so scroll and click through the pages to see the latest news and gossip from around the web:

Leicester City are ready to renew their interest in Burnley defender James Tarkowski this summer, though face competition from Crystal Palace. (Daily Mirror)

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Brighton and Hove Albion are lining up a double swoop for Tavernier brothers James and Marcus, who play for Rangers and Middlesbrough, respectively. (90min)
Leeds United are keeping close tabs on Tottenham Hotspur defender Juan Foyth after indications he is looking for a new team. (Football Insider)
Chelsea have formally opened talks to sign Brentford winger Said Benrahma. Arsenal and Leicester have also expressed an interest. (RMC Sport via Daily Express)
Manchester United are ‘seriously considering’ launching a summer swoop for Bayer Leverkusen winger Leon Bailey, who is valued around £40m. (Daily Mail)
Ali Jassim, a close business associate with the owners of Manchester City, has emerged as a key player in discussions to finalise the Toon takeover. (New York Times)
A decision by the Premier League surrounding the £300m takeover of Newcastle United is expected this week, with one PL executive claiming ‘it’s a flip of a coin’. (Forbes)
Newcastle United have enquired about Benfica midfielder Florentino Luis, however AC Milan are leading negotiations with a £35m price tag suggested. (Daily Mail)
The agent of £80m-rated Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly has told his client Liverpool, Manchester United, Manchester City and Newcastle are interested in his services. (AreaNapoli)
Sheffield United will not be deterred by Club Brugge striker Emmanuel Dennis’ asking price of£22.5m while Newcastle United are also interested. (Voetball)