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  • ​James Rodriguez is set to be  announced as a Manchester United player imminently.

  • But, Zinedine Zidane refused to be drawn into discussions over James Rodriguez’s future at Real Madrid, insisting he and the squad are interested only in Wednesday’s crucial La Liga clash with Celta Vigo. 

“James is here, that’s not up for question. He’s with us,” he said. 

“He didn’t train [on Tuesday] because he has a knock, but James is here and we’re thinking just about the three games we have left this year.”

  • Premier League champions Chelsea are also interested in Rodriguez, and Real Madrid want 75m euros (£63.8m) for him.
  • Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward will address investors Tuesday ahead of a potential-record summer spending spree.
  • Woodward has sanctioned the Red Devils to trigger Antoine Griezmann’s £85m release clause, along with moves for Tottenham’s Eric Dier, Burnley’s Michael Keane and approaches for either Torino’s Andrea Belotti or Everton’s Romelu Lukaku. In total, such a transfer haul would likely cost the Red Devils well over £200m.

  • Galatasaray are lining up a bid for on-loan Middlesbrough striker Alvaro Negredo, 31, after the Spaniard returns to Valencia at the end of the season.
  • Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini, 29, has held talks with Trabzonspor before he enters the final year of his contract at Old Trafford.

  • Malaga defender Martin Demichelis will retire at the end of the season. The 36-year-old left Manchester City last summer and joined Espanyol, before starting his second spell at Malaga in January.
  • Sporting Lisbon have announced the signing of Mattheus, the son of Brazil World Cup winner Bebeto, from Estoril. Mattheus, who spent two seasons at Estoril after moving over from Brazil side Flamengo, has signed a five-year contract with the 18-time Primeira Liga champions.

  • Arsenal have won the race to sign Schalke left-back Sead Kolasinac, with the Bosnia and Herzegovina international set to join on a free transfer on July 1.
  • Real Madrid could move to sign Manchester United target Antoine Griezmann if Gareth Bale forces his way out of the club.
  • Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola says he would have been sacked had he had his current season with previous clubs Barcelona or Bayern Munich.
  • City are stepping up their interest in AC Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma, and are favourites to sign the 18-year-old this summer.
  • Inter Milan want Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino to replace the sacked Stefano Pioli, and the Serie A club’s representatives will be in London this week to discuss a deal worth £8.5m per year.
  • However, Chelsea manager Antonio Conte remains Inter’s first choice, with Atletico Madrid’s Diego Simeone, Roma’s Luciano Spalletti and Napoli’s Maurizio Sarri also on the shortlist.
  • Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is reportedly considering a move to China.

  • Chinese Super League side Tianjin Quanjian have made a huge offer to try and land the Borussia Dortmund hitman.
  • Gus Poyet has admitted he would “love” to take Diego Costa to China but believes Chelsea team-mate John Terry may struggle to seal a lucrative move.
  • Liverpool will let Mamadou Sakho leave at the end of his loan spell at Crystal Palace this summer – but want at least £30m for the 27-year-old France centre-back.
  • Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool’s manager, is aiming to spend the money from Sakho’s sale on a new centre-back – either Burnley’s Michael Keane, 24, or Southampton’s Virgil van Dijk, 25.

  • Newcastle have snap up Chrustian Atsu from Chelsea for a fee of £6M.
  • Former Newcastle manager Alan Pardew could be in line to become manager of Sheffield Wednesday. The 55-year-old is fancied to take over at Hillsborough regardless of how Carlos Carvalhal’s side get on in the Championship play-offs.
  • Wolves are set to sack manager Paul Lambert and are lining up former Middlesbrough boss Aitor Karanka as his replacement.
  • Juventus are ready to offer striker Mario Mandzukic a contract extension.
  • ​Juventus stars have given the club green light to sign Radja Nainggolan but the Belgian wants to stay at AS Roma.
  • The Italian champions are reportedly ready to make an opening bid of around €25million for Barcelona squad player Rafinha.

  • Liverpool are also lining up a €20m bid for Rafinha.
  • Inter Milan are reportedly open to selling star midfielder Ivan Perisic for a fee in the region of €60million euros.
  • Bayern Munich midfielder Joshua Kimmich wants to leave the club and Man City and RB Leipzig are tracking him.
  • Isco has asked Real Madrid to  abandon a move for Chelsea  forward Eden Hazard.

  • Alexander Nouri has agreed a contract extension with Werder Bremen to will remain the head coach of the club.
  • Paul Clement will urge Swansea’s  owners not to cash in on prized  assets Fernando Llorente and Gylfi  Sigurdsson.
  • Huddersfield are plotting a move for Chelsea youngster Izzy Brown if they seal promotion to Premier League.
  • Everton are considering a bid for Las Palmas centre-back Mauricio Lemos, 21, as part of a £75m summer outlay also involving Swansea midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson, 27, plus Burnley defender Keane and striker Andre Gray, 25.
  • Ronald Koeman, the Everton manager, is also keen on West Ham’s 24-year-old attacking midfielder Manuel Lanzini.
  • Reports of a £26m Liverpool bid for Gremio striker Luan, 24, have been dismissed by the Brazilian club’s president.
  • Former Chelsea midfielder Oscar says he would be “delighted” if the club’s striker Diego Costa joined him in the Chinese Super League.

  • Everton have expressed an interest in signing Chelsea left-back Baba Rahman, though the 22-year-old is poised to return to Schalke on loan.
  • Celtic are prepared to part with star Moussa Dembele and are targeting from Chelsea youngster Dominic Solanke and Spain Under-19 and Real Madrid B forward Dani Gomez as his replacement.
  • West Bromwich are keeping close tabs on Celtic midfielder Stuart Armstrong.

  • Paul Pogba will miss Man Utd’s game at Southampton after being granted compassionate leave following the death of his father.
  • Ryan Giggs says Manchester United should consider a Robin van Persie-style move for Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez this summer.
  • Manchester United offer the worst value for money in the Premier League in terms of points earned versus wage bill. While Tottenham Hotspur have won the most.
  • United are predicting record revenues of up to £570m this year, despite spending the season outside of the Champions League.
  • Real Betis are in talks with Man City about signing Spain forward Nolito.

  • Southampton will offer forward Jay Rodriguez, 27, to promoted Newcastle, despite the former Burnley player having two years left on his contract.
  • Southampton manager Claude Puel has dismissed recent stories linking Hull boss Marco Silva with his job at St Mary’s
  • Dele Alli says he can’t guarantee where he will be next season, but “can’t see many better places” than Tottenham.
  • Former Newcastle manager Alan Pardew could be in line to become manager of Sheffield Wednesday. The 55-year-old is fancied to take over at Hillsborough regardless of how Carlos Carvalhal’s side get on in the Championship play-offs.
  • Paul Clement will urge Swansea’s  owners not to cash in on prized  assets Fernando Llorente and Gylfi  Sigurdsson.
  • Stoke chairman Peter Coates has offered his backing to under-pressure manager Mark Hughes.
  • Christopher Samba may become Harry Redknapp’s first signing as Birmingham manager.
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