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  • ​Zlatan Ibrahimovic is back at Manchester United and vowing to be fit by November, creating the intriguing possibility of the Sweden international being offered a short-term contract by United.
  • Chelsea are set to hijack Alvaro Morata’s transfer to Manchester United with a surprise bid for the Real Madrid forward.

  • The Blues could turn to Luis Enrique should Antonio Conte walk out as Chelsea boss over a transfer fallout.
  • However, Chelsea will step up contract talks in a bid to keep boss Antonio Conte.
  • Crystal Palace are expected to launch one last bid to tempt Sean Dyche to take over as their new manager.
  • Southampton want to appoint a new manager within 10 days – in good time before pre-season starts on 29 June – with Frank de Boer and Mauricio Pellegrino the two frontrunners.
  • Alternatively, Southampton are poised to recruit Mauricio Pellegrino as their new boss.
  • The Saints however have no interest in appointing Ryan Giggs as their new manager.
  • Belgium manager Roberto Martinez has been approached about the vacant manager’s role at Southampton.
  • AC Milan are set to make Joe Hart their Gigio Donnarumma replacement.
  • Juventus general manager Beppe Marotta has said they “have a duty” to consider signing a player as talented as Gianluigi Donnarumma if he is available, and confirmed they are close to signing Douglas Costa from Bayern Munich.
  • Manchester City will have to pay £500,000-a-week to unwanted trio Joe Hart, Samir Nasri and Wilfried Bony unless they offload them this summer.
  • Chelsea have agreed to sell Bertrand Traore to Lyon for £16.6m after he impressed on loan at Ajax last season.
  • Former Chelsea defender John Terry, 36, has been playing golf with Aston Villa boss Steve Bruce.

  • Manchester United are in talks with Lyon to sign Alexandre Lacazette.
  • United are weighing up a move for highly-rated Celtic left-back Kieran Tierney.
  • Liverpool has joined Manchester City in the race to sign Monaco full-back Benjamin Mendy.
  • The Reds are close to sealing a £35m deal with Roma for their 25-year-old Egypt and former Chelsea winger Mohamed Salah.
  • Roma have joined Serie A rivals Inter in the hunt for Manchester United full-back Matteo Darmian.
  • Juventus has pulled out of the race to sign Marco Verratti.
  • Marco Verratti has told Paris Saint-Germain that he has no interest in returning to the club after his holiday and wants to sign for Barcelona.
  • Arsenal are set to beat Everton to the £18m signing of Sander Berge, a 19-year-old Norwegian midfielder who plays for Belgian club Genk.
  • Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin has promised to donate £50 to victims of the Grenfell Tower fire for every minute he plays in Spain’s Under-21 European Championship campaign.
  • Gunners midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has grown frustrated at the club and could push for a summer exit.
  • Everton will have to pay Swansea £40m if they want to sign 27-year-old Iceland attacking midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson.
  • Malaga’s 21-year-old ex-Barcelona forward Sandro Ramirez has passed a medical at Everton and is on the verge of completing a £5m move to Goodison Park.
  • Bayern Munich are stunned by Alexis Sanchez’s wage demands (£420,000 a week) and suspect he’s trying to force a move to Manchester City.
  • Bayern hope to beat City to the signing of the England defender and will offer Walker £150,000 a week.
  • Leicester and West Brom are set for a transfer scrap over Man Utd star Chris Smalling.
  • Tottenham could move for Manchester United’s Chris Smalling, 27, with boss Mauricio Pochettino wanting cover at centre-back.
  • Spurs are to bid £15m for Swansea defender Alfie Mawson who could replace Toby Alderweireld at the back.
  • West Ham are trying to sign Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud.

  • Liverpool could be about to smash their transfer record [£61.3m (€70m)] with an ambitious bid for Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
  • Juventus could turn their focus to Emre Can and Nemanja Matic should the proposed deal for Sevilla’s Steven N’Zonzi become too complicated.
  • Monaco have completed the signing of Barcelona teenager Jordi Mboula, with the French side activating the forward’s €3m (£2.6m) release clause. The departure of the top goalscorer in last season’s UEFA Youth League has rocked the Catalans.
  • Atletico Madrid will make a move to re-sign former striker Diego Costa from Chelsea this week despite their transfer ban.
  • Inter Milan have moved closer to completing a deal for Milan Skriniar. Discussions have taken place with Sampdoria, but the San Siro club are now pushing ahead with their efforts to sign the defender.
  • Inter continue their quest to sign Roma defender Antonio Rudiger.
  • Juventus look to also be in  pole-position to sign Lazio forward Keita Balde.
  • AC Milan are in negotiations with Juventus for Brazilian goalkeeper Neto.
  • Milan’s quest to sign Lazio midfielder Lucas Biglia looks to have run into trouble.
  • Lazio are closing in on a deal for Atalanta play-maker Papu Gomez.
  • Bayern Munich and Manchester City are interested in signing Ivan Rakitic.
  • Alvaro Morata’s transfer to Manchester United is so advanced that Real Madrid still expect to sell the striker in the coming week, despite Ronaldo’s announcement that he wishes to leave the club. Morata himself expects the deal to be closed soon.
  • New Lille manager Marcelo Bielsa has enquired about Crystal Palace’s Steve Mandanda, with the former Marseille goalkeeper keen to leave the Premier League club after just one season.
  • Turkish giants Fenerbahce confirmed they are on the brink of signing Morocco midfielder Nabil Dirar from French Ligue 1 champions Monaco.
  • Celtic have made a €5.5m (£4.8m) offer for Lens defender Jean-Kevin Duverne, with the Scottish champions keen to get a deal for the 19-year-old over the line as other interested clubs start to circle.
  • Defender Philipp Wollscheid is set to leave Wolfsburg and return to Stoke City, with the Bundesliga club refusing to take up the option to sign the player permanently after spending last season on loan.
  • Ed Woodward reportedly has a list of four “fantasy signings” that he would like to bring to Manchester United if possible.
  • James Robson of the Manchester Evening News claims that Woodward has a shortlist of ‘fantasy’ signings, including one of Ronaldo’s teammates. He writes:
  • “Ronaldo is in a bracket of fantasy signings Woodward dreams of delivering to investors on the New York Stock Exchange that also includes Gareth Bale, Neymar and Thomas Muller.”
  • Ex-Manchester United forward Eric Cantona has criticised Antonio Conte over his handling of Spain forward Diego Costa. In reference to the text message he sent Costa, Cantona told the Chelsea manager: “Don’t ruin a team with your thumbs!”
  • Liverpool are still interested in signing Sporting Lisbon’s 22-year-old winger Gelson Martins, who the Portuguese club value at £44m.
  • Bournemouth are set to make a £6m move for Liverpool youngster Ryan Kent and also want Joe Gomez on loan.
  • Loris Karius is wanted by German club Augsburg, which is giving Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp a headache.
  • Galatasaray are keen on taking Manchester City defender Jason Denayer back to Turkey.
  • West Ham’s Enner Valencia is poised to quit the club to return to Mexico with Tigers UANL.
  • Sunderland will be forced to pay £9.2m to Inter Milan for Argentina attacking midfielder Ricky Alvarez, 29, after losing a court case.
  • Willy Caballero’s agent says the 35-year-old former Manchester City keeper does have an offer from Newcastle, but he has doubts over moving to the “cold but pretty” north-east.
  • Garry Monk has been handed an eight-figure war chest to fire Middlesbrough back into the Premier League, and he will use it to make a raid on former club Leeds.
  • Premier League new boys Huddersfield and Brighton both want Toulouse striker Ola Toivonen. The Swedish international, who can also play in midfield, is up for grabs for £3m.
  • Sunderland owner Ellis Short will sell the club for a cut-price of £85m after relegation.

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