Manchester United given green light to make incredible £155m transfer raid in next six days

Manchester United are watching on as Premier League clubs scramble to get a boatlod of transfer deals done before June 30 – and could look to capitalise with a monster move of their own.

Four clubs – Newcastle United, Everton, Aston Villa and Chelsea – look to be playing their own version of transfer swaps, but without the Panini sticker books, as they race to get business completed in time to comply with the Premier League’s Profit and Sustainability Rules (PSR).

Chelsea and Villa’s business looks to see Ian Maatsen move from Stamford Bridge to Villa Park in a £37.5million deal that will see the Blues bank virtually all of that fee in their profit column, given the player has been on their books since he was 16. For Villa, they can amortise that fee over five years, meaning only £7.5million is outlayed in this year’s accounts.

In return, Chelsea are set to sign Omari Kellyman – an 18-year-old striker now valued at just shy of £20m. The teenager was only bought by Villa from Chelsea for £600k a year ago and has since played just 715 minutes of football in the Premier League 2 and 35 minutes in the Premier League, yet has seen ‘his value’ rocket by around £19m.

Villa are also involved with Everton in a similar process. They have signed Lewis Dobbin from the Toffees for £10m, despite his transfer valuation currently sitting around £2m. Going the other way, Everton have bought Tim Iroegbunam from Villa for a fee of £9m, despite his Transfermarkt valuation being £4m.

Everton and Newcastle are also in dialogue. Dominic Calvert-Lewin is eyed by the Magpies in a £20m swoop while young winger Yankuba Minteh – only bought for £4m from Odense 12 months ago – could potentially move in the opposite direction. The Gambian forward impressed on loan at Feyenoord last season and has incredibly had a £40m price tag slapped on his head, with the likes of Marseille, Borussia Dortmund and Roma linked with him.

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