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  • ​Arsenal have offered Mesut Ozil a £280,000-a-week contract to stay at the club, but fellow midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain looks increasingly likely to leave in the summer – with Manchester City and Manchester United interested.

  • Ozil, 28, has reportedly not responded to the latest contract offer from Arsenal of £200,000 a week.
  • Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic has agreed a new contract, tying him to the Spanish champions until 2021. The 28-year-old Croatia international will sign the deal, which has a £109m (125m euros) buyout clause, on Friday.
  • Tottenham defender Ben Davies has signed a new contract that will keep him at the club until 2021. The 23-year-old joined Spurs from  Swansea in 2014and has made 68 appearances in all competitions.
    • Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 35, thought to earn around £11m a year at Old Trafford, is wanted by several clubs in the USA, with LA Galaxy seeking to make the Swede the highest paid player in MLS history.
    • Manchester United and Real Madrid target Paulo Dybala, 23, is frustrated with ongoing contract talks at Juventus and the Argentine is said to be disgusted at boss Massimiliano Allegri’s recent decisions.
    • However, Allegri will bring Dybala with him to Arsenal if the Italian takes over from Arsene Wenger next season.
    • Monaco want £52m for 22-year-old midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko, who is a reported target for Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United.
    • Chelsea are confident manager Antonio Conte will sign an improved deal extending his contract past 2019 – but the Blues will delay an announcement until after this season’s Premier League title is secured.
    • The agent of Chelsea target Kalidou Koulibaly has cast doubt on whether the 25-year-old Senegalese defender will remain at Napoli much longer.
    • Manchester City will target Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 27, if Sergio Aguero leaves the Etihad at the end of the season.

    • Roma midfielder and Chelsea target Radja Nainggolan has admitted a move is possible in the future but insists he is happy at the club.
    • Leonardo Bonucci spent 24 hours discussing a move to Manchester City – his wife has revealed.
    • Liverpool have joined Juventus in the race to sign Real Madrid defender Danilo.
      • Serbia international Alexsandar Mitrovic, 22, who has scored only four league goals this season, looks set to leave Newcastle in the summer – after being dropped from their last two squads.
      • The Arsenal hierarchy remain supportive of Wenger, despite the 10-2 aggregate Champions League humiliation at the hands of Bayern Munich and believe he can prove he deserves to stay on beyond the end of the season.
      • Carlo Ancelotti has insisted that 19-year-old Renato Sanches will not be leaving Bayern Munich at the end of the season despite failing to make an impact so far.
      • Barcelona are scouting Chelsea trio Marcos Alonso, Cesar Azpilicueta and Nemanja Matic, as well as Arsenal right-back Hector Bellerin, in preparation for a summer overhaul when current boss Luis Enrique departs.
      • Chelsea defender Alonso has joked that team-mate Diego Costa is a ‘traitor’ after the striker played for the Brazilian team in an inter-club match in training. Costa was born in Brazil but represents Spain in international football. His latest switch did not pay off as Chelsea’s Spaniards won.
      • Juventus are closely monitoring the progress of Athletic Bilbao attacker Inaki Williams.
      • Chelsea are in talks to sign MLS starlet Kelechi Onyewuenyi.
      • Rangers ‘manager-elect’ Pedro Caixinha finally looks set to arrive in Glasgow before Sunday’s Old Firm match at Celtic, with stand-in boss Graeme Murty expected to remain in charge this weekend. Rangers officials are thought to have spoken with the players at the training ground on Wednesday about the ongoing search for a new boss and a director of football.
      • West Ham continue to chase Saint-Etienne right-back Kevin Malcuit.
      • A host of Bundesliga teams are keen to bring Liverpool star Emre Can back to Germany.
      • Paris Saint-Germain have joined Arsenal, Man City and Tottenham in the race to sign Real Madrid’s out-of-favour midfielder Isco.
      • FIFA president Gianni Infantino says Barcelona’s remarkable comeback victory over Paris Saint-Germain showed football’s law makers should be careful with adjusting the rules.
      • Infantino added that video assistant referees (VARs) will ensure “clear mistakes” will be corrected, although he refused to comment on the controversial penalty award for a foul on Luis Suarez that resulted in Barca’s fifth goal.
      • Gianni Infantino has  claimed that a potential USA World  Cup bid could be affected by  President Trump’s travel ban.
      • According to Bing.com, Zlatan Ibrahimovic was the most searched for player through internet searches over the past seven days, his elbow on Bournemouth’s Tyrone Mings and his opponent’s earlier stamp on the Swede provng something of an search engine sensation.
      • The second-most popular player was his United team-mate Paul Pogba – presumably after another ordinary display – while Wayne Rooney came in at No 3. Harry Kane, who put in a brilliant two-goal performance for Spurs on Sunday was fourth – with Jamie Vardy of Leicester, fifth.
      • Marouane Fellaini has ruled out a move to China after being linked with a move to the Chinese Super League in February.
        • Bournemouth have been fined £35,000 after admitting a breach of Football Association anti-doping rules.
        • Paris St-Germain say a police investigation is under way after fans angrily confronted players at Bourget Airport following their Champions League elimination to Barcelona.
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