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  • Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata, 24, has been left in limbo in the wake of United’s deal for Lukaku, having been convinced he was set to leave Spain for Old Trafford.
  • Belgium international Romelu Lukaku has agreed a long-term contract worth £250,000 a week with Jose Mourinho’s side.

  • Everton are waiting on Manchester United to meet their total demands over the sale of Romelu Lukaku, which could amount to £90m.
  • Chelsea are expected to step up their interest in Lukaku, 24, despite United agreeing a £75m fee with Everton for the striker.
  • Antonio Conte’s future at Chelsea is in doubt because the Italian is furious at the club’s summer transfer failings.

  • Chelsea could face a striker crisis after Diego Costa, 28, started to say his goodbyes to his team-mates, having been told he is not part of Conte’s plans for next season.
  • The Premier League champions have turned their attention to Swansea striker Fernando Llorente, 32, after missing out on a loan move for the Spaniard in January.
  • Swansea City are braced for a revised £32m bid from Everton for midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson, 27.
  • Wayne Rooney is willing to take a pay cut in order to facilitate his transfer from Man Utd to Everton.
  • Everton goalkeeper Joel Robles is increasingly close to returning to Spain, with Malaga, Deportivo La Coruna, Las Palmas and Getafe all keen on the 27-year-old who has also been linked with Huddersfield.
  • The Toffees want to bring 19-year-old Wolfsburg forward Anton Donkor back to the club on loan after his spell at Goodison Park was cut short last season.
  • Real Madrid have held secret talks with PSG midfielder Marco Verratti, 24.
  • Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has admitted the club are interested in signing Chelsea transfer target Marco Verratti. Although he says the Italian wants to leave PSG, he is willing to wait until his current contract, which runs to 2021, runs out.
  • The tension between Marco Verratti and PSG is building. His agent Donato Di Campli has described the midfielder’s position as “like in prison”. The player wants to join Barcelona, but the French giants are holding firm. PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi reportedly told Di Campli that the owners of the club would never forgive him if he agreed to sell the Italian.
  • Frank de Boer is keen to bring goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen to Selhurst Park this summer, but only if current back-up Steve Mandanda leaves Crystal Palace. The Dutchman has a €60m (£53m) release clause in his contract.
  • Paris Saint-Germain are willing to match any offer that Real Madrid make for Monaco’s Kylian Mbappe this summer.
  • Monaco’s battle to keep Mbape at all costs has ruffled some feathers within the squad. The club are willing to make him their highest paid player and are promising to build the team around him. Benjamin Mendy, Fabinho and Lemar are apparently not pleased with reliance on the French teenager.
  • Arsenal have made a €45m (£39.76m) bid for Monaco’s Thomas Lemar.
  • Gianluigi Donnarumma is close to agreeing a new deal with AC Milan. The teenager will sign until 2021 and there will be a release clause included, due to be between €75m (£66.3m) and €80m (£70.72m).
    • Inter Milan have completed the signing of defender Milan Skriniar from Sampdoria on a five-year contract.
    • Inter are reported to be interested in signing Arsenal star and Manchester City target Alexis Sanchez.
    • Juventus second-choice goalkeeper Neto, who had been a target for Watford, is set to have a medical at Valencia ahead of a €9million move.
    • The Italian champions are closing in on a big summer signing as they look to land Brazilian winger Douglas Costafrom Bayern Munich. They are not done there, and hope to also capture exciting Italian winger Fernando Bernardeschi from Fiorentina.
    • Chelsea transfer target Alex Sandro is close to agreeing a €70m (£61.87m) move from Juventus to Paris Saint-Germain. The 26-year-old scored three times and added four assists in 27 appearances as the Old Lady won Serie A.
    • Fiorentina’s director of sport Pantaleo Corvino has confirmed that La Viola midfielder Borja Valero wants to move to Inter this summer.
    • Watford could move for Napoli left-back Ivan Strinic, 29, and 26-year-old Sassuolo striker Gregoire Defrel.
    • Bayern Munich are hopeful of extending the contract of former Chelsea transfer target, Arturo Vidal, to 2021, making him one of the highest earners at the club.
    • Naby Keita appears set to stay in Germany with his employers RB Leipzig saying none of their key players are for sale.
    • Former Blackburn Rovers striker Anthony Modeste is set to move to China and join Tianjin Quanjian for €37.5m (£33.15m).
    • Arsenal are interested in 19-year-old Eintracht Frankfurt midfielder Aymen Barkok.
    • French side Marseille are leading contenders to sign Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud, 30, in a £24.7m deal after the Gunners completed a club record deal for Alexandre Lacazette.
    • The Gunners are refusing to meet Leicester City’s valuation for winger Riyad Mahrez but the 26-year-old is still expected to leave the Foxes this summer.
    • Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has treated his staff and their families to a luxury holiday in Sardinia after winning the Premier League title.
    • Sir Alex Ferguson has told friends he would have signed former Chelsea defender John Terry on a free transfer if he was still Manchester United manager.
    • Barcelona have had a £22m bid for former Spurs midfielder Paulinho, 28, rejected by his current club Guangzhou Evergrande.
    • Stoke City goalkeeper Jack Butland, 24, says he would have to “consider” any approach from Manchester United.
    • Southampton goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga is close to leaving the club with several sides interested in either a loan or permanent deal for the 25-year-old.
    • Manchester City have been awarded a fee worth up to £1.75m for 17-year-old striker Tyrese Campbell. The son of former Arsenal and Everton forward Kevin Campbell left the club for Stoke City last summer.
    • Stoke City face a wait to sign Fabian Delph, 27, as the midfielder needs to sort out contractual issues at Manchester City before they will release him.
    • West Ham are confident forward Manuel Lanzini, 24, will sign a new contract worth £70,000 a week.
    • Former Cheltenham Town loanee and Tottenham Hotspur flop Yuri  Berchicheis in Paris to complete a move from Real Sociedad. The 27-year-old left back failed to make a first-team appearance during his three-year stay at Spurs. He played 35 times in La Liga and PSG will pay around €12m (£10.6m) for his services.
    • Fulham are closing in on the signing of attacker Diego Rolan from Bordeaux.
    • Demarai Gray, 21, wants assurances from Leicester about his first-team prospects amid growing interest in the England Under-21 international from Liverpool and Tottenham.
    • Middlesbrough are interested in signing 24-year-old Derby County defender Cyrus Christie.
    • QPR have agreed to sell 18-year-old winger Josh Bowler to Everton in a deal worth up to £4m.
    • Manchester United were forced to delete a tweet that showed midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan advertising the new home shirt as fans said the Armenian looked “pregnant”.
    • Two McDonald’s workers managed a selfie with Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney who was making his way through the restaurant’s drive-through.
    • Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo has unveiled two sets of brand new crystal football boots to commemorate his time at Manchester United and Real Madrid.
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