Latest Football News 

  • Atletico Madrid have agreed a €45 million deal with Monaco for versatile Brazilian Fabinho.

  • Real Madrid have confirmed their initial travelling party for their preseason preparations in the United States this summer, with reported Chelsea target Alvaro Morata included but club captain Sergio Ramos staying behind for now.
  • Liverpool are reported to have contacted Angel Correa’s representatives to offer the Atletico Madrid star a five-year deal at Anfield.
  • Tottenham could hijack Leicester’s move for Manchester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho, 20, in order to speed up 27-year-old England defender Kyle Walker’s move to Etihad Stadium.

  • The Foxes are ready to off-load striker Islam Slimani, 29, for a cut-price fee in order to fund their move for Iheanacho, but West Bromwich will not be renewing their interest in the Algeria forward.
  • Marseille have not given up hope of agreeing a deal to sign Moussa Sissoko from Tottenham.
  • Deportivo La Coruna president Tino Fernandez has admitted that the club have found a move for Arsenal forward Lucas Perez all but beyond them.
  • The chances of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain signing a new Arsenal deal are virtually nil.
  • Arsene Wenger says anybody would be interested in signing Kylian Mbappe and admitted he is keen on further acquisitions this summer.
  • Wenger has rubbished reports Alexis Sanchez has told Arsenal he wants to leave this summer.
  • Arsene Wenger has confirmed new signing Alexandre Lacazette, 26, will make his debut for the Gunners during their pre-season tour, with the France forward set to feature against Sydney FC on Thursday.

  • And Wenger is refusing to sell France striker Olivier Giroud, 30, until the futures of Sanchez and Monaco’s Thomas Lemar are resolved.
  • Arsenal are ready to battle Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester City for Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk.
  • Wayne Rooney will make his first appearance since re-signing for Everton when they play a friendly in Tanzania on Thursday.
  • Manchester United passed up the opportunity to move for Alexandre Lacazette before landing Romelu Lukaku.
  • United will not offer striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 35, a new contract despite allowing him to continue his recovery from knee surgery at their Carrington training base.
  • And the club are yet to meet Inter Milan’s asking price for Croatia winger Ivan Perisic, 28, but a deal – for a fee of between £45m and £50m – is expected to be completed in the next week.
  • Paris Saint-Germain are seriously considering making a move to bring in defender Eliaquim Mangala from Manchester City.

  • PSG coach Unai Emery met with Kylian Mbappe’s entourage last weekend in an attempt to convince the Monaco striker to move to the Parc des Princes.
  • Marseille have not given up hope of agreeing a deal to sign Moussa Sissoko from Tottenham.
  • West Ham remain hopeful of sealing a deal for Joe Hart in the next few days, with Slaven Bilic keen on the Manchester City and England goalkeeper.
  • Inter Milan have reportedly added Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic to their summer shopping list.
  • Inter and Manchester United are still keeping a close eye on Radja Nainggolan’s situation at Roma.
  • ​Juventus have offered €8.5million to sign Wojciech Szczesny, with a deal between Arsenal and the bianconeri close to happening.

  • AC Milan defender Mattia De Sciglio is Juventus’ transfer priority to replace Dani Alves.
  • Milan are closing in on the signing of Lucas Biglia.
  • Valencia are trying to convince Kurt Zouma to move to the Mestalla after agreeing a near €10 million fee with Chelsea.
  • Thomas Vermaelen, Douglas and Munir El Haddadi will return to Barcelona training on Wednesday, but sources have told ESPN FC that Barca are prepared to let all three leave.

  • West Ham target Munir El Haddadi will leave Barcelona permanently this summer. The 21-year-old is also interesting Southampton, Crystal Palace and Schalke.
  • New Porto boss Sergio Conceicao has told Swansea target Vincent Aboubakar that he wants him to be part of his squad for the upcoming season.
  • Chelsea will be not be opening the door for Diego Costa to return to their first-team fold.
  • Roma coach Eusebio Di Francesco has criticised new Liverpool winger Mohamed Salah for suggesting Radja Nainggolan will be next to leave the Giallorossi.
  • Manchester United are looking to generate £30 million from a permanent transfer for Anthony Martial, rather than a loan.
  • United are ready to reward Ander Herrera with a new contract after telling Barcelona the midfielder is not for sale.

  • Hertha Berlin have signed goalkeeper Jonathan Klinsmann – the son of Jurgen Klinsmann- to a professional contract.
  • Schalke want Eintracht Frankfurt left-back Bastian Oczipka but the club are not keen on letting him go. If they fail to land him, they’ve lined up Real Betis star Riza Durmisi as an alternative.
  • Former Fulham forward Bryan Ruiz has been told he doesn’t form part of Sporting Lisbon’s plans for the upcoming season.
  • Manchester City are one of four top European clubs ready to pay the £27m release clause in the contract of Real Sociedad centre-back Inigo Martinez, 26.
  • Leicester boss Craig Shakespeare has held talks with winger Demarai Gray, 21, over his future and wants the winger to stay at the club amid interest from Tottenham, Liverpool and Everton.

  • Rafa Benitez has demanded Newcastle United make an improved bid for Norwich City winger Jacob Murphy, 22.
  • Barcelona defender Gerard Pique showed off his karaoke skills in an Instagram post – but it would appear his vocal skills are not quite as strong as those of his Grammy award-winning partner Shakira.
  • Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba pushed a television reporter into a swimming pool when playing rock, paper, scissors with her and Romelu Lukaku in Los Angeles.
  • Middlesbrough are in pole position to beat Newcastle to the loan signing of Liverpool winger Sheyi Ojo.
  • West Ham and Everton are set to go head-to-head for the signing of  Juventus midfielder Stefano Sturaro.
  • Swansea midfielder Jack Cork, 26, has joined up with Burnley at their Irish training camp in order to complete his £10m move from the Welsh side.
  • Burnley are the latest club to show an interest in Sunderland defender Lamine Kone, 28. The Ivory Coast centre-back is seen as a replacement for Michael Keane, who recently joined Everton.

  • Newcastle United are reportedly weighing up a bid for PSG goalkeeper Alphonse Areola.
  • Newcastle United-linked defenders Kieran Gibbs, 27, and Carl Jenkinson, 25, have been left out of Arsenal’s 25-man pre-season squad for their tour to China and Australia.
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