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  • ​Arsene Wenger has said he will announce his plans “very soon” after reaching a decision about his future as Arsenal boss. ‘I know what I will do.You will soon know’.

    • Monaco striker Kylian Mbappe, 18, has moved in front of Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann, 25, at the top of Manchester United’s list of transfer targets.
      • Manchester United have hired Brazil’s former chief scout as they renew their focus on unearthing young South American talent.
      • Real Madrid have added Leicester City’s Kasper Schmeichel to the goalkeeping shortlist for the summer.
      • Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho is also targeting the Leicester goalkeeper.
      • Real Madrid’s transfer chief Juni Calafat was present at the FA Cuo quarter-final match between Chelsea and Manchester United on Monday in order to scout goalkeepers David de Gea and Thibaut Courtois.

      • Manchester City are hopeful of completing a £30 million deal to sign Roma defender Antonio Rudiger. 
      • Pep Guardiola admits he has not picked Vincent Kompany because he doesn’t trust the Manchester City skipper to stay fit. 
      • Ryan Giggs has revealed his thoughts on Pep Guardiola at Manchester City and says the Spaniard will now know how big his job really is at the Etihad. 
      • World player of the year Carli Lloyd made her Manchester City debut as they beat Reading in the Women’s FA Cup fifth round. 
      • Inter are set to offer Chelsea manager Antonio Conte a £13 millon-a-year deal in a bid to lure him to San Siro. 

      • Inter and Sevilla have both made enquiries regarding the availability of Tottenham forward Heung-Min Son. 
      • Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino says 22-year-old striker Vincent Janssen “needed a wake-up to be reminded that the possibility of playing could arrive”. The Dutchman has started just five league games for Spurs. 
      • Tottenham have been linked with a move for Real Betis striker Antonio Sanabria as the club bid to find cover and competition for Harry Kane. 
      • Arsenal are plotting a summer move for RB Leipzig midfielder Naby Keita. 
      • Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin and PSG midfielder Marco Verratti are Barcelona’s top two summer transfer targets. 
      • Arsene Wenger believes 24-year-old midfielder Granit Xhaka’s “reputation” means he is picking up bookings and red cards more easily than rival players. 
      • Everton boss Ronald Koeman has urged Toffees fans not to boo contract rebel Romelu Lukaku. 
      • Everton reportedly believe Romelu Lukaku’s mother, Adolphine, is to blame for the striker’s refusal to sign a new contract at Goodison Park. 

      • Romelu Lukaku is “trying to stir the pot” to force a move away, says former Everton midfielder Leon Osman.
      •  Liverpool are battling Tottenham to land Porto striker Moussa Marega.
      • The agent of Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure, 33, says the former Ivory Coast international would be open to an offer from Manchester United. 
      • Manchester United have hired Brazil’s former chief scout as they renew their focus on unearthing young South American talent. 
      • Slaven Bilic is limping towards the end of the season, like West Ham, because he needs a hip replacement. 
      • Former Middlesbrough and Italy forward Fabrizio Ravanelli, 48, wants to become Boro’s new manager after Aitor Karanka was sacked. 
      • Ex-Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp, 70, is also keen on the job at Middlesbrough, who are three points from safety with 11 Premier League matches remaining. 
      • Middlesbrough winger Stewart Downing struggled for playing time under Aitor Karanka but caretaker boss Steve Agnew says the 32-year-old is “going to be a big part of the rest of the season for us”. 
      • Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho says “I know the names” when asked about the influence of some Middlesbrough players in the sacking of Aitor Karanka as the Teesside club’s manager. 
      • Manchester United and England forward Wayne Rooney, 31, still has plenty to offer his club and country and just needs to regain his confidence, says former Red Devils forward Dwight Yorke. 
      • Rooney was not named in Gareth Southgate’s latest Three Lions squad. 
      • Barcelona captain Andres Iniesta, 32, his given his backing to assistant coach Juan Carlos Unzue taking over from Luis Enrique as head coach of the Spanish champions. 
      • Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho’s hope of turning his loan move at Crystal Palace into a permanent deal rests on the Eagles staying in the Premier League. The 27-year-old Frenchman has not played for the Reds for 11 months. 
      • Manchester United’s Argentine defender Marcos Rojo was drug-tested following Manchester United’s Europa League win over FC Rostov, during which he was seen eating a banana. 
      • Andreas Pereira, currently on loan in La Liga with Granada, says he is in regular contact with Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho.
      •  Italian striker Pietro Pellegri has snubbed interest from Manchester United to sign a new contract with Genoa. 
      • Southampton manager Claude Puel has labelled 22-year-old midfielder James Ward-Prowse as the “ideal son-in-law”. 
      • Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata has admitted the Europa League is now his side’s priority. 
      • Aston Villa’s Spanish midfielder Carles Gil, 24, is keen to turn his loan at Deportivo La Coruna into a permanent move. Gil joined the Spanish club last July.
      •  Charlton Athletic’s 18-year-old midfielder Ezri Konsa is attracting attention from at least three Premier League clubs.
      •  Bristol Rovers right-back James Clarke, 27, suffered a “life-threatening” experience during Tuesday’s 3-0 League One defeat at Bury as a result of a nut allergy. 

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