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Jose Mourinho is close to agreeing a deal to take over at Manchester United. The Portuguese coach will go head-to-head with his long-time rival Pep Guardiola, who is taking charge at Manchester City.

Manchester United are ready to make a world record £144 million for Barcelona star Neymar, with the player’s father indicating that a mystery club had made an approach.

Juventus boss Max Allegri has agreed a four-year deal to become Chelsea manager in the summer.

Valencia have begun talks with former manager Rafa Benitez regarding a return to the club at the end of the season following Gary Neville’s disastrous rein.

Zinedine Zidane has agreed a deal to remain as Real Madrid manager until 2018 after an impressive start to life in the hotseat at Santiago Bernabeu.

Jorge Mendes says United have agreed a £45million deal to sign Benfica prodigy Renato Sanchez in the summer

Manchester City defender Aleksandar Kolarov, 30, is reconsidering a potential move to a Serie A club this summer because he wants to work with new manager Pep Guardiola.

City sporting director Txiki Begiristain and chief executive Ferran Soriano “courted” football agent Pere Guardiola to persuade his brother Pep to become the Premier League club’s new manager.

Pep Guardiola wants Schalke’s Leroy Sane, who is also a target for Liverpool, to be his first signing as City boss.

Santiago Canizares says Gary Neville should apologise to supporters and resign as manager after Valencia were thumped 7-0 by Barcelona.

Liverpool target Alex Teixeira is weighing up an offer from Chinese outfit Jiansu Suning, who are willing to pay his €50 million release clause. Guangzhou Evergrande are also interested in the Shakhtar Donetsk forward.

Liverpool and Arsenal are set to battle to sign Bayer Leverkusen striker Javier Hernandez in the summer after making him their prime attacking target.

Diego Simeone has been left angered by the surprise sale of striker Jackson Martinez to Guangzhou Evergrande as he is unable to sign a replacement until the summer.

Atletico Madrid will look to cover the departure of Jackson Martinez to Guangzhou Evergrande by making a summer bid for Juventus striker Alvaro Morata.

Atletico Madrid was not in last-minute talks to bring Radamel Falcao nor Diego Costa back from Chelsea, although there could be movement in the summer transfer window, Enrique Cerezo told Cadena SER’s El Larguero show.

Atletico’s president Cerezo, said Martinez, who has joined Chinese side Guangzhou Evergrande, “was not at the level of these circumstances” and that the transfer “was the best for everyone.”

The Madrid club has however won their appeal on Thursday and Filipe Luis’ three-match ban for his lunge into Barcelona’s Lionel Messi during the 2-1 defeat to Barcelona last weekend was reduced to one match by the Spanish Federation’s appeals committee.

Chelsea could miss out on Paris Saint-Germain attacker Ezequiel Lavezzi with the Argentine being lined up for a move to China
Lavezzi is out of contract at PSG at the end of the season and a number of clubs across Europe are keen on signing the attacker on a free transfer in the summer.

Juventus have begun their planning for the summer transfer window and have identified Valencia midfielder Andre Gomes and Monaco attacker Bernardo Silva as targets.

Havard Nordtveit of Borussia Monchengladbach may choose to leave his club in the summer. Borussia Dortmund and several British clubs are interested in the defensive midfielder from Norway.

Real Madrid midfielder Casemiro is debating his future at the club after telling those close to him he is unhappy at being left out of the starting XI by Zinedine Zidane.

Arsenal remain in the hunt for Real Madrid midfielder Isco and are prepared to make an offer of €30 million in the summer window.

Atletico Madrid insists Arsenal and Chelsea target Antoine Griezmann will not be sold

Inter rejected a bid from Liverpool on deadline day for striker Mauro Icardi. The Reds offered in excess of €30 million but were rebuffed.

Marseille want to activate on-loan Newcastle playmaker Remy Cabella’s £6million buy-out clause

Porto goalkeeper Iker Casillas is a target for Major League Soccer franchise New York City FC.
New York City, under head coach Patrick Vieira, are keen to strengthen their squad after a disappointing first campaign last season in MLS.
Manchester’s City’s sister club already have former Chelsea star Frank Lampard, Italian playmaker Andrea Pirlo and ex-Barcelona striker David Villa in their squad.

New Bayern Munich loan signing Serdar Tasci, 28, missed his own presentation at the club after suffering a minor concussion in his first training session.

Chinese outfit Shanghai Shenhua are set to make a €91 million offer for Zenit St. Petersburg striker Hulk.

Former Porto and Inter Milan full-back Alvaro Pereira, who was headed from Estudiantes to Getafe on loan until the end of the season, will see his La Liga start delayed after he was issued an eight-match ban by the Argentinian Football Federation for his role in a brawl during Sunday’s friendly between La Plata rivals Gimnasia and Estudiantes.

Lazio will have to play their next two Serie A fixtures with part of the Stadio Olimpico closed following incidents of racist chanting in their 2-0 defeat to Napoli on Wednesday.
That fixture was halted for three minutes and 40 seconds in the second half by referee Massimiliano Irrati, who wanted an end to be brought to the chanting from home fans in the direction of Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly. The game proceeded without any further interruption, although some of the chanting continued, according to Irrati in his report of the game.

Martin Caceres may have played his last game for Juventus after tearing his Achilles tendon during Wednesday night’s 1-0 win over Genoa.
Caceres, who is out of contract in the summer, is set to miss up to eight months after being forced to leave the field on a stretcher.

Chelsea goalkeeper Asmir Begovic, 28, is prepared to leave the club in the summer becoming increasingly frustrated at the lack of playing time at Stamford Bridge.

Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge, 26, has returned to full training but the England international is unlikely to feature in Saturday’s Premier League match against Sunderland at Anfield.

Turkish club Fenerbahce claim Liverpool will not sell Lazar Markovic, 21, even if they offer the Reds £20m for the on-loan Serbia winger.

Leicester City came close to selling Premier League top scorer Jamie Vardy, 29, to Championship side Sheffield Wednesday six months ago in a £5m deal.

The Foxes made an ambitious January transfer window bid to sign former Ballon d’Or winner Ronaldinho, 35, who is a free agent since leaving Fluminense in September.

Former England defender Ashley Cole’s move to LA Galaxy will see the 35-year-old receive just £4,000-a-week in wages.

West Ham are in talks with Barcelona about arranging a friendly on 3 August as their first match at the Olympic Stadium.

Southampton’s Kenya midfielder Victor Wanyama, 24, is stalling on a new contract at St Mary’s amid interest from Arsenal and Tottenham.

The Premier League’s bottom club Aston Villa are making contingency plans in case Remi Garde quits as manager.

Jack Wilshere is closing in on a return to action for Arsenal after stepping up his recovery from yet another injury.

Tomas Rosicky may have played his final match for Arsenal as the midfielder’s thigh injury is worse than first feared.

Benik Afobe says he would have scored goals with Arsenal had he be given the chance by Arsene Wenger.

Sam Allardyce hopes Whabi Khazri can have the same impact at Sunderland as Jay-Jay Okocha and Youri Djorkaeff did at Bolton.
Khazri, a £9million capture from Bordeaux, made an impressive debut as a half-time substitute in the Black Cats’ 1-0 home defeat by Manchester City on Tuesday evening, showing flashes of the talent in which the club invested so heavily.

Vincent Kompany is closing in on a Manchester City return after stepping up his comeback from a calf injury.

Claudio Ranieri says Jamie Vardy needs to continue his form into next term before he can be considered as good as Sergio Aguero.

Liverpool fans are planning the first ever walkout at Anfield after the club increased ticket prices for next season.

Crystal Palace striker Emmanuel Adebayor, 31, insists he does not deserve his reputation as a disruptive influence and says the Eagles’ supporters “already love me”.

Palace have been hit by a double injury blow as James McArthur will not play again this term, while Jason Puncheon faces a “long period” out.

Adam Bogdan has been dropped from Liverpool’s Europa League squad and young goalkeeper Danny Ward has been added to the list.

West Ham defender Doneil Henry is hoping to secure another loan move after injuries curtailed his spell at Blackburn Rovers

Serge Gnabry will be loaned back out by the Gunners, with Championship trio Fulham, Brighton and Charlton interested in the attacking midfielder.

West Brom captain Darren Fletcher, 32, says Swansea fans taunted him over his career-threatening bowel condition.

Baggies goalkeeper Ben Foster has urged his team-mate Saido Berahino, 22, to quit social media “and delete all that rubbish”.

Aston Villa forward Jordan Ayew has apologised on Instagram following his red card for elbowing West Ham defender Aaron Cresswell at Upton Park on Tuesday.

Sunderland’s new signing Dame N’Doye, 30, says his experience of a Premier League relegation battle with Hull City last season will prove invaluable during his loan spell at the Stadium of Light.

A French artist has opened an exhibition featuring photos of Zinedine Zidane’s last 100 days as a footballer.


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