Manchester United increase Onana bid, Xhaka seals Leverkusen move


Manchester United have increased their bid for André Onana to €50m (£42.7m). Internazionale want €60m for the goalkeeper but talks are continuing and sources believe a compromise could be agreed at €55m.

United’s latest offer was of about €45m plus add-ons for the Cameroon international, who had agreed personal terms on a long-term deal. An initial verbal bid worth a total of €45m was rejected on Wednesday.

Erik ten Hag wants Onana to take over from David de Gea as United’s first choice. De Gea’s contract has expired but the 32-year-old is due to hold talks over a possible renewal.

Granit Xhaka has completed his €25m move to Bayer Leverkusen from Arsenal on a five-year contract. Clearance was given by Arsenal after they concluded an agreement to sign Declan Rice from West Ham in a £105m deal.

“We are saying goodbye to a fantastic player and person loved by all of us,” said Arsenal’s manager, Mikel Arteta. “It has been an incredible journey together for him and he has given absolutely everything for this club.”

Jurriën Timber is due for a medical with Arsenal on Friday to complete his move from Ajax. The defender will cost €40m plus €5m in easily achieved add-ons and has agreed a deal to 2028. Reiss Nelson has signed a new four-year contract at Arsenal.