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  • ​Manchester United have stepped up their interest in Monaco’s 18-year-old forward Kylian Mbappe and midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko, 22, after their goals helped eliminate Manchester City from the Champions League.

  • Arsenal sent scout Gilles Grimandi to watch Monaco’s Mbappe and 22-year-old left-back Benjamin Mendy.
  • However both English sides will face competition from Barcelona if they decide to move for Mbappe.
  • Bayern Munich midfielder Joshua Kimmich is top of Pep Guardiola’s summer transfer shortlist.
  • Manchester City are set to target Real Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas this summer.
  • City have been linked with a move for 23-year-old Benfica goalkeeper Ederson, who has a £43.6m release clause in his contract.
  • Manchester City captain and defender Vincent Kompany has lost the trust of manager Guardiola and will be sold in the summer.
  • Former Leicester City boss Nigel Pearson is favourite to become the next Middlesbrough manager after Aitor Karanka’s sacking.
  • However, Boro are discussing whether to make a move for Guus Hiddink, 70, who has twice been Chelsea interim boss.
  • United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 35, has refused to rule out a return to Italy with Napoli. Ibrahimovic’s former clubs include AC Milan, Inter Milan and Juventus.
  • Chelsea captain John Terry, 36, will not be offered a new contract when his current deal expires in the summer but could be given a coaching or ambassadorial role by the club.
  • Former Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp, 70, has applied to become Ghana’s national coach.
  • Southampton are considering a summer move for Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart.

  • Arsenal supporters plan to hire a plane to tow a banner protesting against a new contract for boss Arsene Wenger when the team play at West Brom on Saturday.
  • Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is keen to sign Barcelona star Rafinha.
  • Arsene Wenger has dismissed fresh talk linking his right-back Hector Bellerin with a return to former club Barcelona
  • Arsenal and Tottenham are keen on French defender Florian Lejeune,  25, who is playing in Spain for  Eibar. Lejeune has a release clause  of just £8.7m.
  • Tottenham are planning summer moves for Everton midfielder Ross Barkley and Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha.
  • Manchester United chief Ed Woodward met agent Mino Raiola on Thursday for “transfer talks” over Romelu Lukaku.

  • Everton have their eye on Genoa’s 21-year-old striker Giovanni Simeone, son of Atletico Madrid boss Diego, to replace Lukaku if necessary.
  • Everton are still in the hunt for Cypriot star Pieros Sotiriou – but they face a huge battle for his signature.

  • Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has  added AC Milan ace Suso to his  wish list and the club have given  him the go-ahead to sign four  players this summer.
  • Chelsea captain John Terry, 36, will not be offered a new contract when his current deal expires in the summer but could be given a coaching or ambassadorial role by the club.
  • Liverpool have won the race to sign Fulham teen sensation Ryan Sessegnon, beating off competition from Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham.
  • Tottenham are reportedly ready to splash £25million on Inter Milan midfielder Marcelo Brozovic.
  • Sunderland should reappoint Roy Keane as boss if the club are relegated, says former Black Cats striker Stephen Elliott.
  • West Bromwich Albion and Hull City are interested in signing Blackburn Rovers captain Jason Lowe.
  • Watford and Lyon are both keeping a close eye on Lille full-back Hamza Mendy.

  • Manchester United have been fined £20,000 by the Football Association for failing to control their players in last Monday’s FA Cup quarter-final defeat at Chelsea.
  • Gareth Bale returns from a two-match  suspensionas Spanish leaders Real Madrid aim to move five points clear of Barcelona at the top of La Liga.
  • The Wales forward, 27, is named in Zinedine Zidane’s 20-man squad for the trip to seventh-placed Athletic Bilbao.
  • Defensive trio Raphael Varane, Pepe and Fabio Coentrao are all injured.
  • Sam Allardyce has lauded Mamadou  Sakho’s arrival at Crystal Palace but  admits a permanent deal would  require a “big negotiation”.
  • Mauricio Pochettino says Harry Kane  feels optimistic about his ankle  injury and has joked about returning in less than a month.
  • Manchester City have become the first Premier League team to announce a shirt sleeve sponsor for next season.
  • A new rule comes into force next season allowing clubs to have a secondary sponsor on the sleeves of their shirts and at Pep Guardiola’s weekly news conference, City announced a deal with South Korean tire manufacturer Nexen Tire.
  • Guardiola was joined by injured duo Ilkay Gundogan and Gabriel Jesus, who modelled shirts with the logo on them, as well as England international Jill Scott from City’s women’s team.
  • Dom Dwyer is now a United States citizen. The England-born Sporting Kansas City forward took the Oath of Allegiance during his naturalization ceremony at a court house in Kansas City, Missouri on Thursday.
  • Dwyer, 26, has lived in the United States since 2009 and has held a green card since 2012.
  • Yaya Toure’s agent has revealed he  has opened negotiations with other  clubs over the Manchester City  midfielder’s future.
  • Mexico has named its squad for upcoming World Cup qualifying games against Costa Rica and Trinidad & Tobago, with four notable absences.
  • LA Galaxy’s Giovani dos Santos, Porto’s Jesus “Tecatito” Corona, Eintracht Frankfurt’s Marco Fabian and Pachuca’s Hirving Lozano all missed out through injury, leaving El Tri boss Juan Carlos Osorio light in the wide positions.
  • Goalkeeper Brad Guzan will miss the United States’ World Cup qualifiers against Honduras and Panama while awaiting the birth of his child.
  • Colorado’s Tim Howard, the Americans’ No. 1 goalkeeper at the last two World Cups, becomes the likely starter for the matches at San Jose, California, on March 24 and at Panama four days later.
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