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  • ​Arsene Wenger is to stay on as Arsenal boss and then bid to sign Stoke goalkeeper Jack Butland.

  • Wenger has moved to deny reports that Paris Saint-Germain have offered him a two-year contract to take over at Parc des Princes. 
  • “I formally deny it. It is not true.”
  • Alexandre Lacazette tops Arsenal’s striker shortlist ahead of a summer rebuild in north London.
  • Atletico Madrid are hoping to convince Antoine Griezmann to stay by making a grand gesture of signing Alexandre Lacazette to play with him instead of replacing the Frenchman.
  • Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has told France Football that a new-found maturity and control of his emotions has made him a better manager, and he no longer obsesses over results as he did earlier in his career.
  • Long nicknamed “The Special One,” Mourinho, when asked what he has become since taking over United, replied: “I would say, ‘The Calm One.’

  • Manchester United are interested in signing Arsenal midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain this summer.
  • Arsenal are reportedly monitoring the situation of £15.6million Schalke midfielder Leon Goretzka.
  • The race to sign Atalanta midfielder Franck Kessie is well and truly on, with Chelsea and Manchester United showing interest.
  • Chelsea target Sergej Milinkovic-Savic is about to commit his immediate future to Lazio.
  • Monaco midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko favours a move to Chelsea this summer.

  • Leicester striker Jamie Vardy says he has received death threats and his family have been targeted since Claudio Ranieri was sacked as manager.
  • Phil Jones has pulled out of the  England squad after picking up an  injury in training ahead of the trip to Germany.
  • Mesut Ozil has withdrawn from  Germany’s friendly against England  in Dortmund, alongside Julian  Draxler and Mario Gomez.
  • Barcelona want Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri to replace Luis Enrique when the Spaniard steps down at the end of the season.
  • Alternatively, Athletic Bilbao boss Ernesto Valverde and Enrique’s assistant manager Juan Carlos Unzue are the club’s preferred options.
  • Manchester City are close to agreeing a partnership deal with a Uruguayan club.
  • Nicolas Otamendi could be bound for Real Madrid.

  • Manager Diego Simeone is free to leave Atletico Madrid this summer. Reports had suggested the Argentine had a €50 million release clause in his contract, but it has now been confirmed that is not the case were Inter or Arsenal to make their move.
  • Liverpool are the latest club to show an interest in signing Burnley defender Michael Keane.
  • Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is determined to seal a summer deal for Roma star Leandro Paredes,
  • Tottenham are leading the race to sign Ross Barkley from Everton.
  • Everton are about to step up their chase for Genoa striker Giovanni Simeone.
  • The Toffees are eyeing La Liga pair Cedric Bakambu and Willian Jose as potential replacements for Romelu Lukaku.
  • West Ham are interested in signing Wayne Rooney if Man Utd allow him to leave this summer.
  • The Football Association have rejected Hull City’s appeal over Tom Huddlestone’s red card against Everton. Huddlestone, who has featured in 27 of Hull’s 29 league matches this season will miss fixtures against West Ham, Middlesbrough and Manchester City.
  • Crystal Palace have their eyes on Napoli defender Ivan Strinic.
  • A Crystal Palace fan who tried to punch the Eagles’ 35-year-old defender Damien Delaney during a 4-0 home defeat by Sunderland has avoided a football banning order.
  • Manchester United will offer Marcos Rojo a 12-month contract extension. The 27-year-old defender’s deal expires in 2019.
  • Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is dismayed that Wales counterpart Chris Coleman did not call him before selecting 17-year-old winger Ben Woodburn.
  • Adam Lallana, 28, apologised to his team-mates in the Liverpool dressing room after failing to score what could have been a winning goal against Manchester City on Sunday.
  • Watford are closing in on a permanent move for Everton midfielder Tom Cleverley.
  • Newcastle United are set to launch another raid for Fulham talisman Tom Cairney in the summer.
  • Sunderland will make a move for Hibernian striker Jason Cummings in the summer.
  • Sunderland boss David Moyes says he started Jack Rodwell, 26, over Didier Ndong, 22, in midfield against Burnley on Saturday because he “felt the game suited more Britishness”.
  • The president of Udinese believes Napoli will make a decision on the future of forward Duvan Zapata, a West Brom target, in the summer.
  • West Brom boss Tony Pulis will be offered a new contract at the end of the season.
  • Roma’s 40-year-old captain Francesco Totti has been offered a role as director at the club.
  • Hull City’s Italian defender Andrea Ranocchia, who is on loan from Inter Milan, says he has yet to see the sun since he arrived at the end of January. “It rains practically every day. I really miss pasta, too,” he adds.
  • Nice striker Mario Balotelli missed the first two minutes of his side’s match with Nantes on Saturday because he had difficulty untying his laces.
  • Bradford’s co-owner says the club would sell tickets for £1 if they were to reach the Premier League.
  • Former Walt Disney Corporation chairman Michael Eisner is in negotiations to take over League Two club Portsmouth.
  • Sir Alex Ferguson has admitted that he regrets his squad selections for the 2008 and 2011 Champions League finals.

“My problem in the 2008 final, maybe I even regret it to this day, was I left Ji-sung Park out completely in the final.

“At Wembley, I did it to Dimitar Berbatov and he took it badly. He didn’t deserve it,” he said.


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