Manchester United have agreed a deal to sign Chilean boy wonder Angelo Henriquez report the Mirror. United held first option on the 18-year-old and have agreed to activate the clause after being impressed by his performances. The winger is on a run of eight goals in 10 games, and United have decided now is the time to bring him to Manchester. He still has a work permit to iron out, and the path to the first team may involve going on loan first, but he may just surprise us and make the transition quicker than we think. The deal could cost as little as £3 million.
Real Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuain has rejected an approach from Tottenham Hotspur according to the Mail. The Argentine was believed to be up for sale for around £25-30 million, with Chelsea, Manchester City, and Manchester United all interested. The 24-year-old wants to play Champions League football, and would rather stay at Madrid and be rotated than be first choice for Spurs. There is still a chance Chelsea could go back in for him if deals with other targets fall through.
Could Thomas Muller be persuaded to leave Bayern Munich? It's possible, according to this morning's papers. The attacker has spent much of the season on the bench, and despite scoring Bayern's Champions League Final goal, he is said to be in the mood to listen to offers. Muller is 22 and is approaching the stage where he needs to play regularly. Bayern would be loathe to lose him, and it would certainly require a big offer of £25 million plus to tempt him away. The right-sided player would find a home at Chelsea, while Manchester City might be just about the only other Premier League side who could afford him.
Hulk's move to Chelsea is progressing, but Porto are yet to receive an offer. The Brazilian striker is said to have agreed personal terms, and is desperate to force the move through. The two clubs are reported to be in disagreement over a £38 million transfer fee with Chelsea keen to knock it down towards £30 million, but Porto want as much as possible. The Mail say Hulk's representatives have told his club to accept the offer when it comes in, whatever it is as he is so keen to move on. Either way, it looks like Hulk will be a Premier League player soon and this is simply an awkward phase of negotiations.
Arsenal have been linked with Schalke midfielder Lewis Holtby. Holtby is half-German and half-English, and he told Talksport his aim is to play in the Premier League with Arsenal his club of choice. He is a former German under-21 captain and now 21 earned his first senior cap last year. He also told the radio station he would be open to a move to Everton one day as his mother is a fan of the club.
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