Latest Football News 

  • ​Manchester United are close to signing Atletico Madrid’s France striker Antoine Griezmann, 26, with a potential transfer fee of £86m.

  • Chelsea have apparently agreed a £155.5 million mega deal to sign Barcelona star Neymar but Antonio Conte has blocked the transfer.
  • Real Madrid hope to sign Belgium forward Eden Hazard, 26, and goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, 24, from Chelsea this summer.
  • Leicester and Algeria forward Riyad Mahrez, 26, has held talks with Barcelona and wants to make a £35m move at the end of the season.
  • Barcelona forward Neymar says his Brazil team-mate Philippe Coutinho would “totally fit” in with the La Liga side’s style of play, as the Spanish champions step up their interest in the 24-year-old Liverpool midfielder.
  • Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli has been banned for three European matches after being sent off against Gent at Wembley in the Europa League in February. Alli was dismissed for a challenge on Brecht Dejaegere in the 2-2 draw.
  • Manchester City have been fined £15,573 by Uefa for incidents in the home leg of their Champions League last-16 tie with Monaco on 21 February.
  • Barcelona have held talks with out-of-favour Real Madrid and Spain midfielder Isco, 24, about a dramatic move this summer.

  • Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema has asked France coach Didier Deschamps for an explanation on why he was not selected for Saturday’s World Cup qualifier against Luxembourg.
  • Ex-Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri will get a special award from the Italian Football Federation for leading Leicester City to a shock Premier League title last season.
  • The 65-year-old Italian was sacked in Februarywith the club in a relegation battle.
  • He will receive a Panchina d’Oro (Golden Bench) award next week.

  • Claudio Ranieri is set to be offered a return to management with Serie A strugglers Palermo. Italian Ranieri would be Palermo’s fifth manager of the season if he replaces Diego Lopez.
  • Manchester United and Chelsea have both shown an interest in signing Juventus midfielder Claudio Marchisio.
  • Arsenal are set to battle Tottenham to sign Schalke midfielder Leon Goretzka this summer. The 22-year-old has rejected a new deal at the Bundesliga outfit and Schalke are now ready to sell this summer.
  • Manchester City are eyeing a £40M move for Kingsley Coman with Pep Guardiola ready to spend £200m revamping his squad this summer.
  • West Ham will offer 28-year-old New Zealand centre-back Winston Reid a new contract worth about £70,000 a week at the end of the season.
  • The Hammers are weighing up a raid  for Bournemouth’s Josh King in the summer.
  • Recently recalled England striker Jermain Defoe, 34, wants to quit Sunderland to return to former side West Ham, according to Arsenal legend Ian Wright.

  • Manchester City will make a world record £130m bid for AC Milan’s 18-year-old Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma.
  • Manchester United winger Adnan Januzaj says he does not know where he will be playing next season. The 22-year-old Belgium international is on loan at Sunderland.
  • Falkirk defender Tony Gallacher, 17, says that being linked with Barcelona has “messed with his head”.
  • Michy Batshuayi’s agent has refused to rule out the striker leaving Chelsea this summer.
  • An Arsenal fan is plotting a sensational crowdfunding campaign to raise £904m to buy the club from owner Stan Kroenke.
  • Bournemouth’s players and staff have made the most of the international break, taking each other on in a go-karting session as part of a warm-weather training camp in Dubai.
  • Stoke manager Mark Hughes wants to invest in youth this summer and that means Phil Bardsley, Glen Johnson and Charlie Adam could go.
  • Alex Neil, who was recently sacked by Norwich, says he has no interest in succeeding Gordon Strachan as Scotland manager.
  • Young British players are not being challenged enough or developed in the right way, says Belgium and former Everton boss Roberto Martinez.
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