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  • ​Neymar’s father has advised the 25-year-old Brazil forward to move to Manchester United to escape from the shadow of Barcelona team-mate Lionel Messi.

  • Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette, 25, has confirmed he will leave the Ligue 1 side at the end of the season – and has hinted at a move to join France team-mate Antoine Griezmann, 26, at Atletico Madrid.
  • Manchester City are close to signing Monaco defender Fabinho.
  • Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola is planning an £80m double move for Sporting Lisbon defensive midfielder William Carvalho, 25, and winger Gelson Martins, 22, who are both Portugal internationals.
  • City midfielder Yaya Toure, 34, is open to a move to Serie A this summer, according to his agent.
  • Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho wants to be reunited with Chelsea defensive midfielder Nemanja Matic, 28.

  • Tottenham are considering a £25m bid to re-sign 27-year-old Iceland midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson, who joined Swansea from Spurs in 2014.
  • Chelsea boss Antonio Conte will make Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez, 28, his top transfer target this summer, but the Gunners are prepared to let the Chile international run down his contract, which ends next year.
  • Chelsea will reportedly sell midfielder Kenneth Omeruo for £7m.
  • Chelsea defender David Luiz has splashed out £1.1m on luxury bracelets for Chelsea team-mates to celebrate winning title.
  • Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino believes Sigurdsson is a better and cheaper alternative to Ross Barkley, with Everton demanding £50m for the 23-year-old.

  • Ronald Koeman will consider freezing Ross Barkley out of his plans if the midfielder’s future is not resolved by the time that Everton return for pre-season training in July.
  • Chelsea will use pre-season to assess defender Matt Miazga, who spent the season on loan at Dutch side Vitesse, before deciding on the 21-year-old American’s future.
  • Real Madrid and Wales forward Gareth Bale has told the club’s board to sign 17-year-old compatriot Ben Woodburn from Liverpool.
  • Chinese Super League side Tianjin Quanjian claim they have a “verbal agreement” to sign a prolific striker from Europe – with Chelsea’s Diego Costa, 28, and Borussia Dortmund’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 27, among those linked with the club.
  • Manchester City’s Gabriel Jesus, 20, says the club should not sell fellow striker Sergio Aguero, 28.

  • Manchester City are ready to take on rivals Manchester United for the signature of Benfica’s 23-year-old goalkeeper Ederson.
  • Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe is hoping Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere’s loan spell with the Cherries this season will attract bigger names to the Vitality Stadium. Howe wants to sign three Chelsea players – goalkeeper Asmir Begovic, 29, and defenders Nathan Ake, 22, and John Terry, 36.
  • Sacked Watford manager Walter Mazzarri is planning a Premier League comeback – and claims he will speak fluent English when he lands his next job here.
  • Slaven Bilic will hold talks with West Ham bosses on Monday, but is expected to keep his job.
  • Arsene Wenger is poised to stay at Arsenal after indicating that he is now prepared to work with a new sporting director and accept changes in the club’s structure.
  • West Ham have triggered an option to keep Spanish goalkeeper Adrian, 30, at the club until 2019 but compatriot Alvaro Arbeloa, 34, will leave at the end of the season.

  • Southampton have joined the list of English clubs keeping tabs on Nigerian teen sensation Henry Onyekuru. The 19-year-old has caused a stir in Belgium, scoring 21 goals for top-flight side Eupen this season.
  • Crystal Palace have revealed their secret to Premier League survival this season – apple crumble and custard.
  • Aston Villa are preparing to offload Micah Richards, Tommy Elphick, Aaron Tishbola, Jordan Veretout, Carles Gil, Pierluigi Gollini, Jordan Amavi and Aly Cissokho to bankroll a push for promotion
  • Strasbourg and Amiens were promoted to Ligue 1 on Friday following an incredibly tight race in the French second division.
  • Six clubs entered the final day of the Ligue 2 season with a chance at winning the title, but Strasbourg came out on top with a 2-0 with over Bourg en Bresse Peronnas, edging Amiens and Troyes by a single point. The promotion is Strasbourg’s fourth in six years
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