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Italy boss Antonio Conte has agreed a deal in principle to take charge of Chelsea this summer.

Juventus have identified outgoing Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini as Massimiliano Allegri’s replacement if the Italian decides to leave the club for Chelsea.

Allegri is happy at the club despite reports he could leave to become the next Chelsea manager this summer, the Italian’s agent has said.

Jose Mourinho has found a house in Manchester and is now in the process of customising the new residence to suit his needs ahead of taking charge at Manchester United.

Paris Saint-Germain striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been offered to Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane ahead of his contract being up in June.

Chelsea winger Eden Hazard might have been linked with a move to Paris St-Germain, but the 25-year-old would only think about leaving the Stamford Bridge club to join Real Madrid.

Manchester United have sent scouts to watch Braga winger Rafa Silva, 22, who has a £15.5m release clause in his contract.

The Red Devils face a potential cost of £10m if they sack manager Louis van Gaal.

Chelsea have offered Willian a new four-year deal worth £120,000 a week to fend off any summer interest in the player.

Pep Guardiola will consider adding Mikel Arteta to his Manchester City backroom team if the Arsenal midfielder calls time on his career this year.

Guardiola insists he would not judge his time at the Bundesliga club as a failure if he does not win the Champions League this season.
The Catalan, who departs for Manchester City in the summer, has led Bayern to back-to-back Bundesliga titles, as well as to the DFB Pokal, the UEFA Super Cup and the FIFA Club World Cup.
The Champions League is lacking from that list and after falling at the semifinal stage in each of the past two seasons, the pressure is mounting for him to win it this term.

Valencia president Layhoon Chan has hinted Gary Neville has a long-term future at the La Liga club – and admits they “took refuge” in him.

Reported Arsenal target Sven Bender has signed a contract extension that will keep him at Borussia Dortmund until 2021.

Neymar has reached a contract agreement with Barcelona and has signed a new deal until 2021. The Brazilian will be the club’s second-highest earner behind Lionel Messi.

Real Madrid’s president Florentino Perez spent the whole of January trying to seal a deal for Jose Mourinho to return this summer.

Forward Luis Suarez arrived at Barcelona airport for their trip to London to face Arsenal in the Champions League on Tuesday… without his passport.

Napoli missed the chance to reclaim first place from Juventus after being held to a 1-1 Serie A draw by AC Milan at the Stadio San Paolo.
The Azzurri were dislodged from top spot by Juve following last week’s defeat in Turin, but the Bianconeri were subsequently held to a goalless draw in Bologna.
A two-point gap was there to be bridged and Lorenzo Insigne briefly boosted Napoli above the reigning champions with a first-half opener. Champions League-chasing Milan had not come to Naples to lie down, however, and minutes later snatched a point thanks to Giacomo Bonaventura.

Goals from Chris Smalling, Juan Mata and Jesse Lingard ensured Manchester United avoided an upset and eased into the FA Cup quarter-finals with a 3-0 win at Shrewsbury.

The result ensured manager Louis van Gaal avoided further misery, and his side will now host West Ham for a place in the semi-finals.

Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea has suffered no serious injury to his hurt knee, manager Louis van Gaal confirmed on Monday.
Although the Spaniard was not named in the squad for Monday night’s FA Cup match against Shrewsbury Town, United are hoping that he could be back for Thursday night’s crucial Europa League game against FC Midtjylland.

The Copa del Rey final will be played at the Vicente Calderon in Madrid on May 22, the Spanish Football Federation has confirmed.
Barcelona take on Sevilla at Atletico Madrid’s stadium, the RFEF board announced on Monday in Las Rozas, Madrid.
Barca preferred the larger venue of Real Madrid’s Santiago Bernabeu, but the stadium was unavailable because of a Bruce Springsteen concert.
They had picked the date knowing Sevilla could be in action on May 18, should the two-time defending champions reach the Europa League final once again.

Juventus are monitoring the form of Atletico Madrid full-back Javier Manquilo, who is currently on loan at Marseille.

Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon paid tribute to his Bayern Munich counterpart Manuel Neuer, but said it is premature to name him as one of the world’s best.
When Juve face Bayern in the last 16 of the Champions League on Tuesday night, two of the best goalkeepers in circulation will be standing at opposite ends of the field.
Buffon, 38, is widely regarded as the best of his generation while Neuer, nine years his junior, is pioneering a new goalkeeping style which has won him many fans and much recognition.

Liverpool are set to neogtiate with Malaga over a deal to bring midfielder Ignacio Camacho to Anfield after watching him during Sunday’s draw with Real Madrid.

John Terry will reject all offers from the Chinese Super League with Shanghai SIPG and Jiangsu Suning both interested.

Former Aston Villa and Rangers boss Alex McLeish has agreed to coach Zamalek, the Egyptian club have announced.

Aston Villa supporters are planning a mass walkout at the next three Villa Park matches to protest about the way the club is being run. Fans have been asked to leave their seats in the 74th minute.

Former Manchester United midfielder David Beckham has said that he wants Jose Mourinho back in the Premier League as soon as possible.

Leicester midfielder N’Golo Kante, 24, could be get a call-up by France after national team manager Didier Deschamps said “we’re following him”.

Former Scotland international Don Hutchinson feels handing the Newcastle captaincy to Jonjo Shelvey, 23, “would be the making of the midfielder”.

Ex-Everton full-back Michael Ball says goalkeeper Joel Robles is the club’s undisputed number one now ahead of regular Tim Howard.

Howard, 36, wants a four-year deal worth more than £14m to join MLS side Colorado Rapids. The American is currently on a £70,000-a-week deal at Goodison Park.

Swansea have been linked with a move for Italian striker Stefano Okaka, 26, who currently plays for Belgian side Anderlecht.

Crystal Palace winger Yannick Bolasie, 26, wants Emmanuel Adebayor to score his 100th Premier League goal in order to see the striker’s dance

Premier League leaders Leicester City have sent scouts to Portugal to watch Benfica striker Kostas Mitroglou, who is on loan from Fulham.

Alexandre Pato has a “golden opportunity” to prove himself at the top level of European football with Chelsea, according to Brazil legend Zico.
Pato, 26, moved to Stamford Bridge on loan from Corinthians in January but has yet to feature for the Blues as he undergoes what interim manager Guus Hiddink has described as a “preseason” regime at Cobham to improve his fitness.

Shanghai SIPG manager Sven Goran Eriksson is predicting that China could win a World Cup within the next 15 years.
China are currently ranked 93 in the FIFA World Ranking and last qualified for a World Cup in 2002 when they failed to claim a point in the group stage.

Police have made an arrest as they investigate the incident that saw West Brom’s Chris Brunt hit by a coin.

A Leeds supporter claims he was paid by the club to post positive messages on social media about under-fire owner Massimo Cellino

Crystal Palace are eyeing a move for Newcastle United starlet Liam Gibson

Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein’s lawyers have gone to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in an attempt to get Friday’s FIFA presidential election postponed, with a decision on his request for transparent voting booths expected by Thursday morning.
Prince Ali is one of five candidates trying to succeed Sepp Blatter, Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim al-Khalifa, Gianni Infantino, Tokyo Sexwale and Jerome Champagne are the other four candidates vying for the position, which is set to be decided in Zurich this week.


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