African All Stars Transfer News & Rumours: Manchester United launch record bid for Kalidou Koulibaly

Goal brings you all the latest news, rumours and deals related to African stars across the world

Man Utd launch record bid for Koulibaly

Manchester United have tabled a record £90 million bid for Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly, per the Mirror.

The 27-year-old has been a long term target for the Red Devils as they look to strengthen their back-line in the summer.

The report claims that the Red Devils still have the offer on the table but might need to outprice Koulibaly who has a buyout clause of €150m/£129m.

Chelsea & Leganes close to agreeing Omeruo deal

Kenneth Omeruo is close to making a permanent switch to LaLiga as Chelsea and Leganes edge closer to an agreement, according to Brila.

Following an impressive debut campaign in the Spanish top-flight, Omeruo is keen on staying with the Green Cucumbers and both teams are interested in making the deal happen.

Omeruo is yet to make an appearance for the Blues since he moved to Stamford Bridge in 2012 and has been sent out on multiple loan spells to five different clubs.

Besiktas interested in Niasse

Turkish Super Lig side Besiktas are interested in signing Everton striker Oumar Niasse, reports Fanatik.

Niasse who is currently on loan at Cardiff City met with a former Besiktas board member Erdal Torunogullari at the Football for Peace gala award in London on Monday and the meeting has fueled the Black Eagle's interest in the 28-year-old.

The Senegal international is yet to open his goal account for the Bluebirds after playing nine games since his January switch.

Bayern & Dortmund battle for Ziyech

As the race for Bundesliga title heats up between both teams, Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund are also competing for the signing of Ajax star Hakim Ziyech, according to Sport .

Ziyech who is under contract through 2021 has been a key part of Erik ten Hag's squad with his involvement in 28 goals in 32 outings this season.

The German giants face Chelsea, Arsenal, Everton and Roma in the race to secure the services of the Morocco international.

Man Utd target Gueye to replace Herrera

Everton midfielder Idrissa Gueye has been identified as the potential replacement for Ander Herrera at Manchester United, Evening Standard reports.

Herrera's contract is set to expire at the end of the season and is reported to be considering a move to PSG.

Gueye was a target for French outfit in the January transfer window but Everton were reluctant to release the combative midfielder. However, with Herrera's imminent departure, the Red Devils are ready to persuade the Goodison Park outfit for the Senegal international.

Inter Milan join Pepe's chase

Inter Milan have opened discussion with Lille over the signing of Nicolas Pepe in the summer, according to Le10Sport .

With 18 goals and nine assists in the Ligue 1 this season, Pepe's scintillating form has alerted top European clubs but the Italian side will have to beat off interest from Bayern Munich to get a deal done.

Slimani to leave Leicester

Leicester City are prepared to release Islam Slimani this summer, and have valued the striker at £10m, according to Daily Star .

The Foxes spent close to triple of that fee when they brought him to the club in 2016, but the Algeria international does not appear to be part of new boss Brendan Rogers' plans.

Slimani has spent the season on loan at Fenerbahce, scoring once in 15 Turkish Super League appearances.

Besiktas and Sporting Lisbon are said to be interested in his signing in the summer 

RB Leipzig to make move for Abraham

RB Leipzig are ready to make a £30 million move for Chelsea loanee Tammy Abraham in the summer, Football Insider reports.

Abraham has impressed scouts from the German club with his outstanding displays that have seen him score 23 times in 35 Championship games this term.

With Timo Werner's set to depart in the summer, RB Leipzig have lined up a move for Abraham but will need to wait for Chelsea's success in their appeal against Fifa transfer ban. 

Zaha reacts to Man Utd return rumours

Wilfried Zaha has reinstated his commitment to Crystal Palace by squashing reports of a return to Manchester United this summer.

Back in 2013, Zaha joined the Red Devils as Sir Alex Ferguson's final signing but struggled for game time under David Moyes which made him return to Selhurst Park – initially on loan and then in a permanent transfer.

Following his significant impact in Roy Hodgson's team this season, the Ivorian star has been linked with a second stint at Old Trafford with Borussia Dortmund also eyeing move as a replacement for Chelsea-bound Christian Perisic.

Read more here on Goal