Latest Football News 

  • ​Bayern Munich are seeking Alexis Sanchez as the man to kickstart their bid to compete directly with Spanish giants Barcelona and Real Madrid.

  • Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has made Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez his top summer transfer target.
  • Arsenal will reportedly put a £50million asking-price on Alexis Sanchez’s head should he refuse to sign a new deal and leave the club this summer.
  • Manchester United have emerged as favourites to sign Mesut Ozil this summer as Jose Mourinho looks to reunite with his former Real Madrid midfielder.
  • United could be without seven first-team players when they host West Brom on Saturday. 
  • Striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic and midfielder Ander Herrera are suspended, while defenders Phil Jones and Chris Smalling, midfielders Paul Pogba and Marouane Fellaini, and striker Wayne Rooney are nursing injuries.
  • Eden Hazard is learning Spanish as he continues to be coveted by Spanish giants Real Madrid.
  • Should Madrid be successful in prising away Hazard, Chelsea will target Monaco’s Bernardo Silva as his replacement.

  • Arsenal are considering a €15 million (£13m) bid for Sporting and Portugal goalkeeper Rui Patricio.
  • Liverpool have been dealt a huge blow with the news midfielder Adam Lallana is set to miss Saturday’s Merseyside derby after sustaining a thigh injury on England duty.
  • Chelsea are confident they will sign 15-year-old Rangers midfielder Billy Gilmour, who is attracting interest from other clubs.
  • Chelsea star N’Golo Kante has revealed he nearly didn’t join Leicester City because he wanted to go to Marseille.
  • Everton are looking at 21-year-old Orlando City striker Cyle Larin as they search for a potential replacement for 23-year-old forward Romelu Lukaku, who is refusing to sign a new contract.
  • Romelu Lukaku “owes Everton one more season” reckons former Blues striker Tony Cottee. The striker, 23, is yet to sign an offer of a new contract.
  • Everton have the chance to overtake Liverpool as the biggest club in the city according to ex-Reds striker Stan Collymore.

  • Louis van Gaal could return to football, with the Netherlands open to working with the former Manchester United manager following the sacking of national boss Danny Blind.
  • Manchester United are discussing a deal for 15-year-old midfielder Will Vint, the son of Everton’s academy director.
  • United must qualify for the Champions League if they are to sign Monaco midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko.
  • Sir Alex Ferguson believes the Europa League offers an easier route into next season’s Champions League than the top four for Manchester United.
  • Southampton are eyeing a move for Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho, as they look to replace Chelsea target Virgil Van Dijk.
  • Jesse Lingard has confirmed he is in talks about extending his contract with Manchester United.

  • Aston Villa boss Steve Bruce wants Manchester United goalkeeper Sam Johnstone in a £3million permanent move.
  • Manchester City are reportedly keeping tabs on Southampton defender Cedric Soares ahead of a potential summer swoop.
  • Liverpool are taking no risks in their preparations for Saturday’s Merseyside derby by hiring a private jet to return Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino from international duty in Brazil.
  • Reds’ defender Dejan Lovren says players at the club would welcome a move for Inter Milan winger Ivan Perisic, 28.
  • Tottenham fans have started an online petition calling for former midfielder Darren Anderton to be given a testimonial – 13 years after he left the club.
  • Moussa Sissoko, 27, has insisted he does not want to leave Tottenham during the summer despite struggling to make the grade at White Hart Lane.
  • Franck Ribery, 33, claims he rejected offers from Chelsea, Barcelona and Real Madrid before committing his long-term future to Bayern Munich.
  • West Brom have made an enquiry about the availability of Montpellier striker Steve Mounie ahead of the summer transfer window. Leicester and Middlesbrough are also keen on the 22-year-old.
  • England manager Gareth Southgate says Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha was the first player he went to see after getting the job permanently, but the 24-year-old had already decided to play for Ivory Coast.
  • Sunderland striker Jermain Defoe has revealed part of the reason for his success in returning to international football aged 34 is due to sessions in a cryotherapy chamber.
  • England manager Gareth Southgate says Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha was the first player he went to see after getting the job permanently, but the 24-year-old had already decided to play for Ivory Coast.
  • A friendly fixture between Ivory Coast and Senegal was abandoned on Monday due to a series of pitch invasions, one of which saw a player dragged to the ground.
  • Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder has revealed how buying £100-worth of beer for his players helped turn their season. The Blades are top of League One and closing in on promotion to the Championship.
  • West Ham will rival Juventus and  Sevilla in the race to sign Steven Zuber from Hoffenheim.
  • Everton are asking football fans from around the world to send in their well wishes to defender Seamus Coleman, who suffered a horrific leg break while on international duty. The club wants fans to send their messages via email, social media, or by mailing a card or letter.

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