Latest Football News 

  • ​Spain’s Prosecutor’s Office in Madrid has filed a tax fraud lawsuit against Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo.
  • Ronaldo is being prosecuted for allegedly defrauding the Spanish authorities of more than 3 times the amount as Lionel Messi, 14.7 million euros between 2011 and 2014.

  • Manchester United have made a “very important offer” for Alvaro Morata, the Real Madrid striker’s agent has said.

  • Everton have agreed a fee totalling £30m with Sunderland for goalkeeper Jordan Pickford.
  • Manchester United target Antoine Griezmann has agreed to extend his contract with Atletico Madrid until June 2022, according to the Spanish club’s president Enrique Cerezo. The 26-year-old’s release clause of €100 million is to remain the same.
  • Manchester City are set to begin talks with Tottenham over the potential signing of Kyle Walker, and hope to strike a deal for as little over £40m as possible.
  • Former Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 35, has started talks over a move to LA Galaxy.
  • Inter Milan and Croatia forward Ivan Perisic, 28, says he is interested in a move to Manchester United.
  • Arsenal have been told to pay 55 million euros (£48.7m) plus 12million euros (£10.6m) in add-ons if they want to sign Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette, 26.

  • Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez, 28, fears the Gunners will block him moving to Manchester City – leaving Bayern Munich as the Chile international’s only option.
  • Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is to be allowed to retain all of his backroom staff for next season by the club’s hierarchy.
  • Chelsea boss Antonio Conte turned down an incredible 10-year contract offer at Inter Milan.
  • Antonio Conte has told Cesc Fabregas, 30, that he is part of his plans at Stamford Bridge, with fellow midfielder Nemanja Matic, 28, more likely to be sold.
  • Diego Costa, 28, is prepared to go on loan for the first half of next season in order to secure a transfer to Atletico Madrid.

  • Chelsea could make a £45m move for Napoli striker Lorenzo Insigne, 26, if they lose playmaker Eden Hazard, 26, to Real Madrid.
  • The Blues are not willing to meet the £70m asking price for Real Madrid’s Colombia attacking midfielder James Rodriguez, 25.
  • Liverpool have rejected a £1m offer from Championship side Derby County for 24-year-old defender Andre Wisdom.
  • Liverpool’s Brazil forward Philippe Coutinho, 25, has described speculation linking him with a move to Spanish giants Barcelona as “complicated”
  • Juventus are interested in signing Leicester’s Algeria winger Riyad Mahrez, 26
  • Tottenham are keen on the Foxes’ 20-year-old England Under-21 forward Demarai Gray.

  • Nantes president Waldemar Kita has confirmed former Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri is one of four candidates to be the French club’s next manager.
  • Paris Saint-Germain are aiming to scupper Manchester United’s hopes of signing Andrea Belotti by beginning negotiations for the 23-year-old Torino and Italy forward.
  • Marco Verratti will try to push through a move away from the Parc Des Princes this summer.
  • Javier Pastore, another PSG maestro, is contemplating leaving the club with both Milan teams interested in bringing him back to Serie A.

  • AC Milan want to bring Fiorentina attacker Nikola Kalinic to the San Siro. The Croatian striker is valued at close to the €30million mark and Milan manager Vincenzo Montella is a keen admirer.
  • Ajax want about 30m euros (£26.5m) for 24-year-old midfielder Davy Klaassen, who has been linked with Everton.

  • Malaga striker Sandro Ramirez had already passed his medical for a move to Atletico Madrid before the club’s transfer ban put that deal in danger. The former Barcelona attacker travelled to England on Sunday to negotiate terms with Everton.
  • Everton are eyeing a move for Saint-Etienne’s Guinea defender Florentin Pogba, 26, the elder brother of Manchester United midfielder Paul.
  • Championship side Aston Villa are keen to sign former Chelsea and England captain John Terry, 36.
  • Former Chelsea goalkeeper Asmir Begovic hopes ex-Blues central defender John Terry, 36, will join him at Bournemouth this summer.

  • Arsenal have reportedly seen bid of £10.6million for Simon Kjaer rejected by Fenerbahce. Fener have upped their asking price from £13M to £17M.
  • Paris Saint-Germain are ready to make Real Madrid an ‘offer they can’t refuse’ in an attempt to beat Manchester United to the signing of Gareth Bale.
  • Manchester United have ended their efforts to bring Fabinho to the club this summer – and will instead focus their energies on signing Nemanja Matic from Chelsea.

  • Chelsea and Manchester United both want Borussia Dortmund defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos.
  • Real Sociedad have ramped up negotiations to sign Manchester United winger Adnan Januzaj.
  • Barcelona have an eight-player shortlist of Douglas Costa, Philippe Coutinho, Riyad Mahrez, Vitolo, Gelson Martins, Ismaila Sarr and Gerard Deulofeu, to strengthen their wide options.
  • Real Madrid centre-back Pepe is on the verge of sealing a free-transfer move to PSG.
  • New Zenit St Petersburg boss Roberto Mancini has been linked with a move for Roma midfielder Leandro Paredes.
  • Juventus are moving ahead in the race to sign Fiorentina play-maker Federico Bernardeschi, who is also being tracked by Chelsea and Manchester United.
  • Lazio are interested in taking AC Milan’s French striker M’Baye Niang.
  • Nice have snubbed a second offer from Roma of around £22m for Arsenal and Tottenham target Jean-Michael Seri.
  • Southampton have agreed a £250,000 fee to sign Barnsley right-back Jason McCarthy.
  • Stoke are closing in on promising Hull left-back Josh Tymon.
  • Joe Hart will have to lower his wages by £75,000 to seal a loan move to West Ham.
  • Crystal Palace missed out on hiring Marco Silva partly because chairman Steve Parish was on holiday.
  • Brighton Huddersfield and Celtic are in a three-way tussle to sign Spurs’ Josh Onomah on loan.
  • Reported Tottenham and Everton  target Hakan Calhanoglu ‘wants to play in England or Italy’.
  • Southampton want to sign Lech Poznan central defender Jan Bednarek, 21, in what could be a record deal for a Polish club.
  • Newcastle United are of interest to a Chinese consortium for a potential takeover.
  • Newcastle striker Aleksandar Mitrovic, 22, admits he could leave the club this summer if the right offer come in for him, with Turkish club Fenerbahce being linked with the Serbia international.
  • New Middlesbrough manager Garry Monk is planning talks to try to persuade centre-back Ben Gibson, 24, to stay with the club as they try to win promotion back into the Premier League at the first attempt.
  • Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham, 19, says he is undecided about whether to join Brighton or Newcastle on loan.
  • Hull City boss Leonid Slutsky wants to make Chelsea defender Tomas Kalas his first signing. The Czech international, 24, impressed on loan at Fulham last season.
  • Burnley winger George Boyd, 31, is set to leave on a free transfer this summer and has been linked with Derby County.
  • Stoke have had no interest in defender Philipp Wollscheid and may have to lower their demands or subsidise his wages if they want to offload the 28-year-old.
  • A picture of Lionel Messi in Ibiza has fans asking what is wrong with his unusually shaped knee.
  • Sweden midfielder Sebastian Larsson is believed to have been offered a new deal by Sunderland but the out-of-contract 32-year-old will wait to see what other offers he gets before deciding on his future.
  • Roma legend Francesco Totti has told reporters he is going on holiday for two years.
  • A Mexican second-tier side have been ridiculed by supporters after announcing the signing of a player called Andres Iniestra.
  • Athletic Bilbao defender Yeray Alvarez has left Spain’s under-21 squad after a medical check-up revealed that his testicular cancer has returned, his club announced on Tuesday.
  • South Korea president Moon Jae-in has suggested North Korea could be part of a bid from several countries in north-east Asia to co-host the 2030 World Cup.

  • Tottenham pair Dele Alli and Harry Kane are both individually worth more than Barcelona forward Lionel Messi, according to a new report.
  • Huddersfield Town’s stadium is set for a debut on video game Fifa later this year.
  • Former Tottenham captain Gary Mabbutt has returned home from hospital after undergoing heart surgery.
  • A memorial service will be held at Chinese club Beijing Enterprises on Tuesday for former Newcastle United player Cheick Tiote.
  • Gabriel Heinze says he was once knocked out by former Manchester United team-mate Roy Keane during their time at Old Trafford.
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Latest Football News 

  • ​Real Madrid’s Spain striker Alvaro Morata, 24, has agreed to join United and is waiting for the two clubs to agree a fee of around £60m before making the move to Old Trafford.

  • Morata’s representative, Juanma Lopez, had talks with Real Madrid representatives on Friday to pave the way for the former Juventus player’s move to United.
  • Sweden defender Victor Lindelof will complete a £35million five year move to Manchester United on Wednesday.
  • Manchester United have made a bid of £70m for Torino’s 23-year-old Italy forward Andrea Belotti.

  • AC Milan are reluctant to meet Diego Costa’s wages of £200,000-plus a week as the Chelsea striker seeks a new club after being told he is no longer part of Antonio Conte’s plans.
  • Chelsea must pay Juventus £52m for Brazil defender Alex Sandro, 26, who has three years left on his contract with the champions of Italy.

  • Inter Milan want £44m for Manchester United target Ivan Perisic.
  • Zenit St Petersburg have reportedly  joined the race to sign Tottenham  and Juventus target Douglas Costa  this summer.
  • Manchester United are interested in beating Liverpool to the signing of Sporting Lisbon forward Gelson Martins.
  • West Ham are trying to sign £17m-rated Chelsea forward Bertrand Traore. 

  • But the Hammers face competition from fellow top-flight side Everton for Bertrand Traore, while Borussia Monchengladbach, Lille, Lyon and Schalke are also interested in him.
  • West Ham boss Slaven Bilic is weighing up a £7.5m move for Toulouse forward Martin Braithwaite.
  • Tottenham are eyeing PSG full-back Serge Aurier as a replacement for Man City target Kyle Walker.
  • Arsenal are fighting to keep starlet Chris Willock with Manchester City circling as his contract expiry nears.
  • Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez, 28, says his agent “will see” to his future as he concentrates on playing for Chile in the Confederations Cup.
  • Liverpool starlet Joe Gomez is a target for new Premier League rivals Brighton.
  • Newly promoted Brighton will listen to offers for Northern Ireland midfielder Oliver Norwood, 26, just one year after signing him from Reading.
  • Sunderland keeper Jordan Pickford will consider an offer from Everton – but only once his England U21 duty is over.
  • Black Cats owner Ellis Short wants to sell the club and the Stadium of Light oufit are in positive talks with a prospective German consortium.
  • Former Sunderland and England striker Kevin Phillips, 43, is the new favourite to take charge of the Black Cats.
  • Sean Dyche remains the favourite for the Crystal Palace job despite them sounding out Frank de Boer.
  • Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk held talks with Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp and received videos on how he would be used in the Reds team prior to the Anfield club ending their interest in the 25-year-old.
  • Premier League newcomers Huddersfield will try to sign Leeds United’s New Zealand forward Chris Wood, 25, for £15m.
  • Leicester City are close to signing non-league defender Sam Hughes, 20, from National League side Chester for £125,000.
  • Newcastle United are closing in on the £8.7m signing of French defender Florian Lejeune, 26, from Spanish club Eibar.
  • Newcastle United’s Scotland defender Grant Hanley, 25, and Middlesbrough’s Spanish defender Daniel Ayala, 26, are both wanted by Sheffield Wednesday.
  • Premier League newcomers Huddersfield will try to sign Leeds United’s New Zealand forward Chris Wood, 25, for £15m.
  • Reading hope manager Jaap Stam will sign a new two-year contract when he returns from holiday.
  • Bolton want to sign Newcastle United winger Sammy Ameobi, 25, after the former England Under-21 international’s successful loan at Wanderers in 2016-17.
  • Aston Villa have had a £500,000 bid for Stoke’s Republic of Ireland midfielder Glenn Whelan, 33, turned down but the Championship club remain confident a deal can be done.
  • Boxing champion and Everton fan Tony Bellew says his next fight will be against whichever manager lures striker Romelu Lukaku away from Goodison Park
  • Fans of Premier League clubs can  expect fewer Saturday afternoon  kick-offs but more matches on  television from the 2019-20  season.

Latest Football News 

  • ​Leicester’s Nigeria striker Ahmed Musa, 24, has agreed a deal with Fenerbahce and is expected to complete a £17.4m move to the Turkish club.
  • Manchester United’s pursuit of Alvaro Morata has intensified. The Real Madrid striker is reportedly top of the  summer wishlist at Old  Trafford after the club released Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The news comes the same day Morata’s agent, Juanma Lopez, claimed he did not know whether the striker would be in Spain next season.

  • Morata may have agreed a deal to join Manchester United.
  • Liverpool transfer target Marco Asensio has revealed he has no plans to leave Real Madrid. The 21-year-old playmaker, who scored in the Champions League final win over Juventus, wants to become a starter for Zinedine Zidane’s sideand earn “a lot of minutes”.
  • Barcelona are planning to offer Lionel Messi a blockbuster deal that includes a stunning €400million release clause.
  • Chelsea want to sign Everton’s Senegal midfielder Idrissa Gueye, 27, but the Toffees are not interested in selling.
  • Leonardo Bonucci’s agent was  spotted in London last week as  talk of a move to Chelsea hots up.
  • However, Leonardo Bonucci says rumours he is set to join Chelsea are purely media speculation.
  • AC Milan are reported to be interested in signing former Arsenal and Liverpool target Andre Silva from Porto.

  • AC Milan have reached an agreement with Andrea Conti over the player’s summer move to the San Siro
  • Chelsea’s Diego Costa, 28, is in talks over a £40m move to AC Milan after the Spain forward revealed the Premier League champions want to sell him.
  • Blues boss Antonio Conte’s decision to get rid of his top-scorer by text, and Costa going public on the private exchange, has shocked the Chelsea board and is set to cost the club millions.
  • Costa has pleaded with Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich to save his career at Stamford Bridge.
  • Bayern Munich will offer Arsenal’s 28-year-old Chile forward Alexis Sanchez £350,000 a week as they look to beat Manchester City to his signature.
  • Arsenal are confident Spain defender Hector Bellerin, 22, will stay at the club despite reports he could move to Barcelona this summer.
  • Juventus hope to land Bayern Munich’s Douglas Costa, a top target for the Turin-based club, but know any deal hinges on the Bundesliga champions signing Alexis Sanchez. Massimiliano Allegri reportedly considers the Brazilian to have the perfect profile for his system.
  • The Serie A champions have also targeted Sevilla midfielder Steven N’Zonzi. It’s another summer of change at the Spanish club and Juventus feel they can take advantage of this with a €25million offer for the midfielder.
  • Juve are set to be busy in the market. As well as Costa and N’Zonzi they’re also interested in Keita Balde Diao, and are prepared to go to war with AC Milan for his signature.
  • Porto have accepted a settlement agreement that includes a €700,000 fine and a restriction on the number of players in their Champions League squad from next season after failing to comply with Financial Fair Play regulations.
  • Iker Casillas’ representatives have offered the Porto goalkeeper’s services to a number of La Liga clubs, including Sevilla. The former Real Madrid shot-stopper was linked with a move to the Premier League in May but it appears as though a return to Spain may be on the cards.
  • Borussia Monchengladbach look to be closing in on the signature of BSC Young Boys midfielder Denis Zakaria. The 20-year-old appears set to pen a deal with the Bundesliga outfit until 2022 as the club look to fill the Mahmoud Dahoud shaped hole in their midfield.
  • Paris Saint-Germain are confident of landing long-time Chelsea  transfer targetJames Rodriguez. The 25-year-old Colombian wants to leave Real Madrid in search of first-team football and the Ligue 1 giants feel their existing relationship with Rodriguez’s club and agent Jorge Mendes puts them at the front of the queue for his signature.
  • PSG are very interested in signing Manchester United target Jan Oblak from Atletico Madrid and are ready to pay €75million.
  • Monaco forward Valere Germain is a transfer target for Ligue 1 rivals Marseille. The two clubs have been in negotiations for a number of weeks and the lure of first-team football appears to have been enough to convince the striker to move.
  • Sevilla’s president says the Spanish club are in negotiations to sign Manchester City’s 31-year-old winger Jesus Navas, and they would also like to sign City forward Nolito, 30.
  • Claudio Ranieri and Frank de Boer are in talks with Crystal Palace about their manager’s job.
  • Former Arsenal midfielder Patrick Vieira, 40, is in pole position to take over as new manager of French club Saint-Etienne.
  • Southampton will not let Netherlands defender Virgil van Dijk, 25, leave for less than £70m. Chelsea and Manchester City are interested after Liverpool pulled out of the race.
  • Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney, 31, is considering seeing out the remaining year of his £250,000-a-week contract at the club instead of taking a pay-cut to join Everton.
  • Hoffenheim have extended the contract of their highly-rated head coach Julian Nagelsmann until 2021.
  • Brighton and Hove Albion have agreed a fee with Valencia for Australian goalkeeper Matthew Ryan, who spent last season on loan in Belgium at Genk.
  • Brighton, Newcastle, Watford and Stoke are interested in signing Arsenal’s England defender Kieran Gibbs, 27, although the Gunners could be forced to lower their £15m asking price.
  • Norwich City will sign Darmstadt’s Bosnia and Herzegovina midfielder Mario Vrancic, 28, for around £650,000. Vrancic made 23 appearances as Darmstadt finished bottom of the Bundesliga in 2016-17.
  • A football fan spoiled his general election ballot paper by scrawling ‘Wenger Out’ on it in reference to Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger.
  • FIFA will not take any action against Saudi Arabia after their national team declined to participate in a minute’s silence in memory of last weekend’s deadly attacks in London.

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  • ​Southampton are set to sack manager Claude Puel and target former Borussia Dortmund boss Thomas Tuchel as his replacement.

  • Real Madrid have rejected a £52.4m (€60m) offer for striker Alvaro Morata from Manchester United.
  • Manchester United are interested in signing Borussia Dortmund forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
  • Real will receive a bid for Cristiano Ronaldo worth €180 million, with Manchester United, Paris Saint-Germain and Monaco among the sides battling for the star. There is also interest from China.
  • Jermain Defoe has confirmed he will leave Sunderland and rejoin former club Bournemouth once his summer break is over.
  • Liverpool are ready to pay Real Madrid’s £52 million asking price for James Rodriguez.

  • Mohamed Salah has underlined his wish to join Liverpool this summer after posing for a photo alongside fans holding up the club’s shirt.
  • The Reds will refuse to pay over the odds for Roma winger Mohamed Salah, 24.
  • Monaco are set to tie down 18-year-old striker Kylian Mbappe to a new contract.
  • Mario Balotelli will be a Borussia Dortmund player next season, according to the 26-year-old former Nice striker’s agent.
  • Former Chelsea captain John Terry, 36, has held talks with Eddie Howe over a £100,000-a-week move to Bournemouth.
  • Brighton have withdrawn their interest in former England skipper Terry because of the defender’s wage demands.
  • Arsenal are hopeful of securing the £50m signing of Lyon’s France striker Alexandre Lacazette, 26, with the offer of a £200,000-a-week contract.
  • Olivier Giroud has warned he will not tolerate another season sitting on the Arsenal bench.

  • Romelu Lukaku is set for a dramatic return to Chelsea– three years after they sold him.
  • Sevilla are interested in Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi, 23.
  • Manchester United hope to seal the transfer of winger Ivan Perisic, 28, for well below his market value because of Inter Milan’s pressure to bring in £26m by 30 June to meet Financial Fair Play regulations.
  • United will reportedly listen to offers of just £8m for Adnan Januzaj this summer.
  • Manchester City have joined the race for Juventus full-back Alex Sandro.
  • City want to sign four full-backs this summer, with England international Bertrand, Tottenham’s Kyle Walker, 27, and Monaco’s Benjamin Mendy, 22, all on their shortlist.

  • Liverpool are set to miss out on  Swiss defender Ricardo Rodriguez,  who is reportedly flying to Italy to  finalise a £15m move to AC Milan.
  • The Red’s attempts to sign Virgil van Dijk have suffered a hefty knockback after a ‘fuming’ Southampton reportedly raised their asking price to £75million.
  • Daniele De Rossi has said he does not expect to play beyond the end of his Roma contract in 2019 and could join Gianluigi Buffon in retiring from international duty after the 2018 World Cup.
  • Emil Forsberg will not be leaving RB Leipzig this summer, the club’s director of football Ralf Rangnick has insisted.
  • Manchester United target Victor Lindelof has downplayed speculation linking him with a move to Old Trafford this summer.
  • Real Madrid have reportedly cooled their interest in Chelsea star Eden Hazard, and now will go all out to sign Kylian Mbappe instead.
  • Inter Milan legend Javier Zanetti has revealed Manchester United wanted to sign him during Sir Alex Ferguson’s time in charge.
  • Ajax are considering a move for Reading boss Jaap Stam after manager Peter Bosz joined Borussia Dortmund.
  • Elite players need at least six days between matches if they are to reduce the risk of injury, according to new research.
  • Southampton owner Katharina Liebherr has become embroiled in an investigation by the German tax authorities that could increase the pressure on her to sell the Premier League club.

  • West Ham are locked in talks for £4m-rated Mexican winger Jurgen Damm.
  • Everton manager Ronald Koeman will be allowed to spend a club record amount in the summer transfer window, with the Dutchman also set to offload a number of highly paid players.
  • Aleksandar Mitrovic is likely to become the first victim of Rafa Benitez’s summer shake-up at Newcastle.
  • Nottingham Forest and Birmingham are interested in taking former Everton midfielder Lee Carsley, 43, on as a coach.
  • Cambridge United beat Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund and Lyon to win a European trophy… at under-9 level.

Latest Football News 

  • ​Real forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 32, has told Manchester United that he will never rejoin them.

  • Arsenal have confirmed that Bosnia-Herzegovina international Sead Kolasinac will join the club on a free transfer when his contract at Schalke expires on June 30.

  • The 30 year old left-back will become an Arsenal player on 1 July when the transfer window opens.
  • Bayern Munich have joined Manchester United and Chelsea in the race to sign Everton striker Romelu Lukaku, 24.
  • Romelu Lukaku says he and his agent “have an agreement” with another club, telling Sky Sports that he intends to remain in the Premier League.
  • Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata, 24, is Manchester United’s top transfer target as Belgium international Lukaku and Torino striker Andrea Belotti, 23, are too expensive.
  • Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane and defender Sergio Ramos, 31, do not believe the club need to make a move for Manchester United keeper David de Gea, 26.
  • Arsene Wenger has been spotted in Nice with chief executive Ivan Gazidis as speculation mounts that the Gunners could make a move for 18-year-old Monaco striker Kylian Mbappe.
  • But Real Madrid have made a world-record £118m bid for the France international.

  • Manchester United have reportedly launched a £113million bid to beat their rivals to the signing of Monaco striker Kylian Mbappe.
  • The Gunners are close to agreeing a new deal with winger Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, 23.
  • Real Madrid defender Pepe, 34, is set to leave the Spanish giants and sign a two-year contract with Paris St-Germain.
  • He is angry with Real because they only offered him a one-year extension. He admitted that he did have an offer from PSG, but also Inter and clubs from England.
  • Real Madrid’s victorious Champions League and La Liga squad are expected to share the biggest bonus in football history – around £2m each.
  • Fernando Torres is close to a move to Mexican club Queretaro from Atletico Madrid.
  • Barcelona are refusing to pay €50m (around £44m) for Benfica full-back Nelson Semedo. The Spanish club are keen to make a deal, but only if the asking price is lowered.
  • Barcelona are trying to help Neymar acquire a Spanish passport this summer, so they can then sign more non-EU players. Previously linked with a €150m (around £131) move to PSG, he is currently in America enjoying the NBA Finals.
  • Lionel Messi has told new boss  Valverde that the club should target one of Philippe Coutinho or Riyad Mahrez to enhance their creativity, with PSG star Marco Verratti another name the Argentine has suggested.
  • Hector Bellerin has admitted that it “fills him with joy” to hear of links to Barcelona
  • “I don’t think there are many players who say no to Barcelona,” Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen has said while on international duty with Denmark. However, he does say that in two or three years he could stay at Spurs if they continue to progress.
  • Fabio Coentrao is set to move on loan to Sporting this summer, with Real Madrid paying 90% of the defender’s wages. 
  • So the Portuguese club only need to pay €350,000 (around £305,000) for the season.
  • If Milan can’t land Alvaro Morata after Manchester United got involved with the Spanish striker, they will make a bid for Borussia Dortmund’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, linked with a move to Paris Saint-Germain.
  • Juventus have picked out the three targets that could help Max Allegri stay in Turin. Monaco’s Fabinho, Douglas Costa of Bayern Munich andLazio forward Keita Balde. Their budget is set at €128m (around £111m).
  • Dortmund, under new boss Peter Bosz, are set to make a €15m (around £13m) move for Arsenal target Maximilian Philipp. The deal will include a plus a €5m (around £4m) bonus for the 23-year-old midfielder.
  • Napoli are interested in Udinese full-back Silvan Widmer as a replacement for Liverpool-bound  Faouzi Ghoulam.
  • Radja Naingollan has refused to rule out a summer move to Manchester United amid reports he has emerged as a £50million target for Jose Mourinho.
  • Chelsea target Kostas Manolas will renew his contract at Roma.
  • Roma have targeted a move for Sassuolo star Domenico Berardi to replace Liverpool-bound winger Mohamed Salah.
  • After a trip to visit with Inter Milan’s Chinese owners, Luciano Spalletti is set to dip into the transfer market and two targets are supposedly PSG’s Adrien Rabiot and Fiorentina’s Fernando Bernardeschi.
  • Arsenal and Tottenham have joined Manchester City in the pursuit of Monaco full-back Djibril Sidibe.
  • Paris Saint-Germain are looking at the possibility of joining Arsenal in the race for Monaco striket Kylian Mbappe.
  • Hoffenheim have reportedly joined Liverpool and Tottenham in the race to sign Schalke forward Max Meyer.
  • Emre Can’s agents have again proposed the Liverpool midfielder for a move to Juventus.
  • Manchester City have made a significant step in their pursuit of Southampton left-back Ryan Bertrand.
  • United have Joe Hart on their shortlist of potential goalkeeping options should they sell David de Gea to Real Madrid.
  • Manchester United and Chelsea are both showing an interest in signing Juventus forward Paulo Dybala.
  • Everton boss Ronald Koeman wants Spanish forward Gerard Deulofeu to return to Goodison Park
  • West Brom have been boosted in their pursuit of Valencia striker Alvaro Negredo, 31, after the Spaniard revealed his desire to remain in the Premier League following a loan spell at Middlesbrough.
  • Manchester United, Tottenham and Everton are all showing interest in 16-year-old Bolton Wanderers midfielder Max Broughton.
  • Newcastle United have won the race to sign Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham, 19, on loan.
  • Chelsea manager Antonio Conte still hopes to land Juventus centre-back Leonardo Bonucci, 30, after spells together with Juve and Italy.

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  • ​Chelsea forward Eden Hazard will miss the start of the Premier League season after having surgery on a broken ankle.

  • Real Madrid have switched their focus from signing Chelsea star Eden Hazard to reported Arsenal target Kylian Mbappe.
  • Everton have told Chelsea they would like Michy Batshuayi as part of any deal to take Romelu Lukaku back to Stamford Bridge.
  • Everton are ready to rival Fiorentina for the signature of Genoa striker Giovanni Simeone,

  • Manchester United are said to be monitoring developments amid reports Bayern Munich’s Renato Sanches could be on the move this summer.
  • Anthony Martial’s agent has poured scorn on speculation linking the Manchester United forward with an exit this summer.
  • Barcelona hope Lionel Messi’s friendship with Angel Di Maria can help them beat Juventus to the signing of the PSG star. Ernesto Valverde plans to bring the player to the club as a replacement for reported Arsenal target Arda Turan.
  • Barcelona, however, could instead sign Borussia Dortmund star Ousemane Dembele. The departure of coach Thomas Tuchel and the imminent sale of Pierre-Emerick  Aubameyang have convinced the 20-year-old to move to Spain.
  • Barca are in pole position to sign Hector Bellerin from Arsenal after it was claimed Manchester City do not want to spend the €50m (£43.7m) fee needed to sign him.
  • Barcelona are set to decide on the future of Gerard Deulofeu by the end of June. The Everton player, who spent the second half of the season on loan at AC Milan, wants to concentrate on the UEFA U21 championships, which end on June 30, before making a decision.
  • Lazio have given an ultimatum to  their Juventus, Liverpool & AC Milan  target Keita Balde and told him that they want a definite answer on his  future by the end of the week.
  • Everton may end their interest in Lazio’s Dutch defender Stefan de Vrij amid concerns over his fitness.

  • PSG are readying an approach to make Juventus coach Max Allegri their new boss and are willing to hand him €10m-a-year (£8.7m) contract to tempt him with a move to the French capital.
  • AC Milan hope to seal moves for Lucas Biglia of Lazio and Ricardo Rodriguez, the Wolfsburg left-back, this week.
  • The family of Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma have told the teenager to sign a new deal at the club. The 18-year-old has been the subject of huge transfer speculation but his parents are keen for him to stay with the club who have nurtured him in their youth academy.
  • Former Italy striker Antonio Cassano will join Hellas Verona this summer, having spent the past season frozen out at Sampdoria.
  • Juventus have agreed a deal in principle to sign Wojciech Szczesny for €16m (around £14m) from Arsenal. The Italian champions have reached agreement with the Poland international over a four-year contract worth £3.5m per season.
  • Francesco Totti could receive an offer to extend his playing career in Italy, if he is willing to first undergo a trial with Serie B-bound Pescara.

  • Juventus, Manchester City, Manchester United and PSG have all expressed an interest in Douglas Costa, with Bayern Munich ready to accept €40m (£34.9m) for the Brazilian winger.
  • Benfica will sell left-back Fernando Marcal this summer, with Fenerbahce emerging as his most likely destination.
  • AC Milan are considering making a bid for Chelsea striker Diego Costa after Alvaro Morata ruled out a return to Serie A.
  • Liverpool have agreed personal terms with Mohamed Salah but are yet to agree a fee with Roma.
  • Liverpool will meet Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette’s representatives in a bid to beat Manchester United to the 26-year-old’s signature.

  • The Reds are interested in Red Bull Leipzig midfielder Naby Keita but the German club insist they will not sell the 22-year-old.
  • Leipzig forward Timo Werner, 21, is also a target for Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp.
  • Manchester City have held talks with Tottenham and are confident of completing a £40m move for 27-year-old right-back Kyle Walker.
  • Arsenal striker Yaya Sanogo has confirmed that he is leaving the club after four years.
  • Arsene Wenger has told fans to expect no more than three signings this summer.
  • Celtic hope to sign on-loan Manchester City midfielder Patrick Roberts, 20, on a permanent deal.
  • Stoke winger Ramadan Sobhi was the unfortunate victim of an Egyptian prank show – the 20-year-old thought he was drowning in quicksand and about to be eaten by a Komodo dragon.
  • Birmingham City manager Harry Redknapp could sign former Republic of Ireland striker Robbie Keane on a free transfer after watching the 37-year-old in Michael Carrick’s testimonial game.
  • Ex-Russia boss Leonid Slutsky, who has been strongly linked with Hull City, says Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is helping him get a job in England.
  • Wolves are set to miss out on 21-year-old Rio Ave midfielder Filip Krovinovic to Benfica.
  • Everton have been linked with a move for Chelsea full back Baba Rahman – but fresh claims suggest a potential deal could fall through because of the Ghanaian’s injury issues.
  • England have reached the U20 World Cup semi-finals for the first time in 24 years after beating Mexico 1-0 in a manic quarter-final.
  • Crystal Palace are preparing for a summer transfer window battle with Leicester City in the race to sign Anderlecht defender Kara Mbodji.
  • It is realistic that Crystal Palace could break the norm and appoint a foreign manager, according to former Eagles owner Simon Jordan.
  • Swansea City are being linked with a move for £12m-rated PSV defender Santiago Arias.
  • Simon Grayson has been installed as the new favourite for the Sunderland manager’s job.
  • However, Aberdeen are braced for an approach from Sunderland for manager Derek McInnes over the next 48 hours.
  • Newcastle United are said to have an interest in Sporting Lisbon left-back Marvin Zeegelaar.
  • Former Tottenham Hotspur captain Gary Mabbutt is to have heart surgery, the Premier League club said on Monday.

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  • ​Real Madrid are open to negotiating with Manchester United for Gareth Bale, 27, this summer, with the La Liga champions keen on replacing the forward with Monaco’s Kylian Mbappe, 18, or Chelsea’s Eden Hazard, 26.
  • United are prepared to part with a world record £100million to bring Bale back to the Premiership. 
  • Gareth Bale has told teammates he’s open to a Manchester United move.
  • Hazard has ruled out leaving Chelsea for two more years and will be offered a new £300,000-a-week deal.
  • Meanwhile, the Blues are weighing up a bid for 34-year-old Juventus defender Dani Alves.

  • Antoine Griezmann, 26, turned down a ‘now or never’ ultimatum from Manchester United to stay at Atletico Madrid.
  • However, Ryan Giggs reckons  United could still sign the player  this summer.

  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 35, has been told by Manchester United that he won’t be offered a new contract for next season.
  • United could use former Everton forward Wayne Rooney, 31, in a player-plus-cash deal for striker Romelu Lukaku, 24.

  • Jose Mourinho is keen on bringing Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane, 24, to United, which could pave the way for goalkeeper David de Gea to move the other way.
  • Real Madrid are expected to make a formal bid for De Gea, 26, after the Champions League final.
  • Cristiano Ronaldo says David de Gea is a “very good” goalkeeper but has given his backing to Real Madrid No 1 Keylor Navas.
  • Gianluigi Donnarumma is resisting a new contract at AC Milan because he wants to have an exit route should the new project under Chinese ownership not pay off. That has alerted Manchester United, who are wary of a possible David de Gea departure.

  • Inter will sell Manchester United target Ivan Perisic if there is an offer of €50m (£43.7m). But Manchester City, Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain are also interested in the Croatian.
  • Juventus have agreed a deal with Arsenal to sign Wojciech Szczesny for €16m (£14m). He is seen as the long-term heir to Gianluigi Buffon.
  • Bayern Munich are confident of signing 28-year-old Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez.
  • Paris Saint-Germain have cooled their interest in Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez. They are not willing to pay the €320,000 (£280,000) weekly salary he asked for.
  • However, Arsene Wenger has again reiterated that Arsenal have no intention of selling Alexis Sanchez or Mesut Ozil.
  • Juventus have agreed a deal with Arsenal to sign Wojciech Szczesny for €16m (£14m). He is seen as the long-term heir to Gianluigi Buffon.
  • Gunners goalkeeper David Ospina, 28, could complete a transfer to Turkish side Fenerbahce next week.
  • Arsenal are willing to take a £4m loss on forward Lucas Perez after signing the 28-year-old for £17m 12 months ago.
  • Benjamin Mendy, Kyle Walker, Virgil van Dijk, Alexis Sanchez and Kasper Dolberg are all Manchester City transfer  targets. If they pull off the deals they want, Pep Guardiola’s side are likely to outspend all of the Bundesliga teams put together this summer.

  • Manchester City are closing in on a deal to sign Monaco defender Benjamin Mendy, 22, but an agreement has not yet been reached.
  • Torino are close to agreeing a four-year contract with Paris Saint-Germain goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu. The 30-year-old will replace Joe Hart, whose loan spell in Italy will not be made permanent.
  • Borussia Dortmund and Chelsea are set to test Celtic’s resolve with moves for £30m-rated striker Moussa Dembele, 20.
  • AC Milan are in talks to sign the Celtic striker Dembele.

  • Ajax coach Peter Bosz is set to be the new Borussia Dortmund coach, replacing Thomas Tuchel.

  • Inter Milan are expected to name Luciano Spalletti as their new coach next week.
  • With Jorge Sampaoli leaving for Argentina, all the signs pointed to former Celta Vigo manager Eduardo Berizzo taking charge. Despite his presence at the training ground and giving the okay to re-signing Jesus Navas, he is thought to be disappointed with the offer the club has made him and may look elsewhere.

  • AC Milan have completed the signing of Atalanta midfielder Franck Kessie, who was on the radar of several Premier League clubs, on a two-year loan deal with an obligation to buy the player.
  • Milan have agreed terms with Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata, 24, but are yet to agree a fee for the Spain international.
  • Atletico Madrid are “very close” to sealing a January 2018 deal for Chelsea star Diego Costa, according to reports in Spain.
  • Frustrated Chelsea are ready to abandon their pursuit of Tiemoue Bakayoko to focus on Lyon’s  Corentin Tolisso.
  • Mario Balotelli will be a Marseille transfer target if they fail to sign Bafetimbi Gomis permanently from Swansea.
  • Nigerian striker Henry Onyekuru has confirmed that Arsenal have made an offer to secure his services.  The 19-year-old had a breakthrough campaign in the Belgian top-flight in 2016-17, scoring 24 goals in all competitions for Eupen.
  • Hector Bellerin is Barcelona’s main transfer  targetto strengthen at right-back. But a deal is complicated by Arsenal wanting to involve Arda Turan in any negotiations. The Catalan club would rather sell him to the lucrative Chinese market.
  • Arsene Wenger has admitted  Arsenal are interested in signing  Leicester winger Riyad Mahrez.
  • Victor Lindelof insists his ‘focus is on Benfica’ amid renewed Manchester United interest.
  • Liverpool have priced Crystal Palace out of a move for defender Mamadou Sakho after asking for £30m for the 27-year-old.
  • Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish has played down a summer move for the Liverpool defender.
  • Arsenal will reportedly rival neighbours Tottenham and Juventus for Monaco forward Thomas Lemar this summer.
  • Barcelona are in advanced talks to sign Nelsen Semedo from Benfica.
  • Liverpool, Roma and Juventus have all made approaches for Barcelona’s Rafinha.
  • Barcelona have put a £26million asking price on the head of the Brazil midfielder.
  • Liverpool are continuing negotiations to sign Mohamed Salah from Roma and are also interested in acquiring forward Keita Balde Diao from Lazio.
  • Liverpool will nearly double Mohamed Salah’s wages as they  look to close a deal for one of their  prime summer transfer targets.  Liverpool had a £28m rejected on  Thursday.
  • Representatives from Cruz Azul will fly to Spain on Wednesday to try and convince Fernando Torres to make the move to Mexico.
  • West Ham’s highly-rated teenage prospect Reece Oxford is joining German top-flight club Borussia Monchengladbach on a season-long loan.
  • Burnley are prepared to offer manager Sean Dyche a new contract to stop him joining Crystal Palace this summer.
  • Newcastle are ready to offer goalkeeper Willy Caballero, 35, a contract when he leaves Manchester City this summer if Napoli’s demands are excessive for number one target Pepe Reina, 34.
  • Aly Malle, 19, has left Watford to join Italian side Udinese on a five-year deal, having only signed for the Hornets last summer.
  • Burnley are eyeing Reading defender Liam Moore as a potential replacement for £25m Michael Keane.
  • West Ham have joined Watford and newly-promoted Newcastle in the £7.7m chase for relegated Hull’s Poland international winger Kamil Grosicki.
  • West Brom boss Tony Pulis has joined Premier League rivals in a battle for Arsenal full-back Kieran Gibbs.
  • Brighton are ready to make a £2m move for Fulham midfielder Kevin McDonald.
  • Adnan Januzaj will be told by Manchester United next week that he has no future at the club, with both Marseille and Lyon showing the strongest interest.
  • Chelsea’s teenage goalscorer Tammy Abraham will hear from Brighton and Newcastle before the striker makes a decision on where he is going on loan next season.
  • Swansea City are set to offer midfielder Leon Britton a one-year contract extension after his pivotal role in keeping the club in the Premier League last season.
  • Miguel Layun is on his way out of Porto and is a Roma, Espanyol and Newcastle transfer target. The 28-year-old former Watford full-back wants to play in Europe and has ruled out playing for another Portuguese club.
  • Nolito is a Sevilla transfer target. But Manchester City want to sell him permanently, while the Spanish club want a loan deal.
  • Carlton Cole has denied reports his spell in Indonesia is over after playing just 105 minutes for Persib Bandung.
  • Italian football might have looked very different over the last two decades if an impressionable 12-year-old had not been captivated by the Cameroon goalkeeper at the 1990 World Cup.
  • Gianluigi Buffon played as an attacker back then but the performances of Thomas N’Kono – playing in his third World Cup – inspired him to try life as a goalkeeper.
  • “All the eyes of the world were on players like Diego Maradona and Gary Lineker, but I was mesmerised by Thomas N’Kono,” said Buffon.

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  • Yaya Toure has signed a new one-year deal which keeps him at Manchester City for an eighth season.

  • Manchester City have agreed a deal to sign Benfica goalkeeper Ederson Moraes for €40 million (£34.7m), on a five-year contract , the Portuguese side have announced.
  • Ederson becomes the most expensive goalkeeper in history, surpassing the £33m Juventus paid Parma for Gianluigi Buffon in 2001.
  • However, City are keen to stress that it’s not a world record as the amount in Euros, which is how they paid Benfica (€40m), is lower than how much Juve paid for Buffon (€53m) in 2001.

  • Ajax have re-signed their former striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar on a one-year contract after his departure from German side Schalke.
  • Huntelaar, 33, played for the Dutch giants between 2006 and 2008, scoring 105 goals.

  • Darren Fletcher will join Stoke when his West Brom contract ends this summer.
  • Atletico Madrid have reacted angrily to the Court of Arbitration for Sport’s (CAS) rejection of their appeal of a transfer ban imposed by FIFA, saying they feel “discriminated against” by an “unfair ruling” which causes “irreparable damage” to their club.
  • Antoine Griezmann has made an apparent pledge of allegiance to Atletico Madrid hours after Manchester United cooled their interest in a summer transfer. 
  • “Now more than ever #Atleti #All together.”
  • The transfer ban defeat kills Costa’s bid and ends Manchester United’s Griezmann hopes.
  • Liverpool are emerging as favourites to land Alexandre Lacazette after his  chances of joining Atletico Madrid  took a serious nosedive.
  • The Anfield club are reportedly in talks for Mohamed Salah in a deal that will set them back a club record £43million.
  • The Egypt star struggled during his time in the Premier League with Chelsea, but has become a major asset at Roma, where he struck 19 goals and notched an impressive 12 assists as the club finished as runners-up in Serie A to Juventus.
  • Gareth Bale has reportedly threatened to leave Real Madrid this summer if he is not included in their starting line-up in Saturday’s Champions League final.
  • ​Franck Kessié is set to complete a €28 million move to AC Milan.
  • Stefano Pioli is expected to terminate his Inter contract today, freeing him to take the Fiorentina job.
  • There could be a twist in Manchester United’s attempts to sign Ivan Perisic from Inter Milan this summer. The arrival of a new manager at the nerazzurri could throw a spanner in the works – Roma boss Luciano Spalletti.
  • Real Madrid are prepared to break the transfer world record to sign Eden Hazard from Chelsea for £100 million.
  • Chelsea are reportedly preparing an opening offer for Juventus left-back Alex Sandro.
  • Chelsea are set to move for Lyon midfielder Corentin Tolisso and could send centre-back Kurt Zouma back to the Ligue 1 side as part of the deal.
  • The Juventus, Inter and Napoli target Corentin Tolisso is “ready” to leave Lyon.
  • Manchester United have rejected a €60 million bid from Real Madrid for their star goalkeeper David de Gea.
  • Jose Mourinho has been in personal contact with Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata.
  • AC Milan will offer €60 million to Madrid for Alvaro Morata.
  • Milan are ready to offer €80 million for Torino striker Andrea Belotti.
  • Manchester City have until 2020 to  re-sign Enes Unal after agreeing a  buy-back clause into their deal to sell him to Villarreal.
  • Manchester City are set to target Monaco again for their second summer signing in defender Benjamin Mendy – according to his family.
  • City will bid more than £50m for Southampton centre-back Virgil van Dijk and are prepared to offer the 25-year-old Dutch international a five-year contract worth £180,000 a week.
  • Liverpool have offered Gael Clichy a two-year deal ahead of the expiry of his Manchester City deal.
  • New Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde does not have any interest in signing Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho.
  • Paris St-Germain have agreed a £61m deal to sign Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 27, after offering £168,000 a week in wages.
  • But, Dortmund has denied the report.
  • Gunners forward Alexis Sanchez, 28, and midfielder Mesut Ozil, 28, both want in excess of £350,000 a week to stay at the club. Both players are entering the final year of their contracts.
  • Manchester City are increasingly confident they will win the race for Alexis Sanchez – but Pep Guardiola has not ruled out a move for Kylian Mbappe.
  • Arsenal are in the race to sign Monaco star Kylian Mbappé.
  • However, the Monaco Mbappe, 18, will turn down Pep Guardiola and City this summer for the chance to work with his idol Zinedine Zidane at Real Madrid.
  • Manchester United are leading the race to sign Monaco star Fabinho.
  • Jose Mourinho is prioritising moves for both Real Madrid star Alvaro Morata and Everton frontman Romelu Lukaku.
  • If Lukaku does leave, Everton want Malaga striker Sandro to replace him.
  • Everton’s hopes of landing Sandro Ramirez have been given a boost after Atletico Madrid’s transfer ban was upheld.
  • The Toffees are close to completing a deal for Southampton’s 27-year-old right-back Cuco Martina.
  • Leicester City are determined to get the best deal possibly for Riyad Mahrez and have slapped a £50 million pricetag on the playmaker’s head.
  • Wojchiech Szczesny could be staying in Serie A next season as Juventus consider a £14 million bid for the on-loan Arsenal goalkeeper.
  • Current Porto keeper and former Real Madrid captain Iker Casillas has been offered to Paris Saint-Germain.
  • Chelsea boss Antonio Conte wants Paris Saint-Germain’s Alphonse Areola as Thibaut Courtois’ backup at Stamford Bridge.
  • The Blues are reported to have agreed a £42million fee with Monaco for the signing of midfield powerhouse Tiemoue Bakayoko.
  • Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic, 28, wants to be reunited with former manager Jose Mourinho at Manchester United.
  • The Premier League champions are confident of keeping defender Cesar Azpilicueta, 27, who has been linked with a move to La Liga giants Barcelona.
  • Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger  has been given the task of finding his successor, with Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe in pole position to take over.
  • Crystal Palace have contacted Mauricio Pellegrino, 45, about replacing Sam Allardyce as manager. The Argentine, who was Rafael Benitez’s assistant at Liverpool, stepped down as Alaves boss this week.
  • Besiktas are still interested in signing out-of-favour Sunderland winger Jeremain Lens, who spent last season on loan at fellow Turkish side Fenerbahce.
  • Wolfsburg are set to complete their first transfer of the summer window by signing Hertha Berlin and USA defender John Brooks.
  • Pepe Reina’s agent is in talks with Napoli over the goalkeeper’s future at the Serie A side, amid interest from Newcastle United where the 34-year-old Spaniard would be reunited with former boss Rafael Benitez.
  • Metz teenager Ismaila Sarr has enjoyed a fine breakthrough season in France’s top flight this season and could make the jump to Newcastle.
  • PSG star Angel Di Maria is open to a  move to Barcelona this summer.
  • Juventus and Inter are also interested in signing Di Maria.
  • ​Radja Nainggolan does not want to leave AS Roma but he is also still waiting on a contract extension.
  • Inter Milan are rumoured to have reached a verbal agreement with AS Roma defender Antonio Rudiger, who has also been a target for Chelsea and Man United.
  • Italian agent Mino Raiola has revealed that there have been several offers for young AC Milan goalkeeper Gigio Donnarumma.
  • Liverpool have reportedly pulled out of the race to sign Fulham youngster Ryan Sessegnon – to seemingly leave Tottenham in pole position to land the player.
  • Atletico Madrid’s 19-year-old defender Theo Hernandez failed to turn up for France Under-21 duty, and is apparently on the beach instead.
  • West Ham have appointed former Arsenal and England physio Gary Lewin as the club’s head of medical services.
  • The Hammers have announced a record number of season ticket renewals for the 2017/18 season.
  • The trial for a fourth substitute to be allowed in extra time will be extended to four Uefa tournaments this summer, the governing body has announced.
  • Bulgarian Bogdan Dochev – the assistant referee who failed to spot Maradona’s Hand of God goal against England at the 1986 World Cup – has died aged 80.
  • The remains of deceased Brazilian football legend Garrincha are missing, members of his family say.
  • The remains of the winger, who died in 1983 aged 49, may have been lost in an exhumation, relatives told O  Globo.

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  • ​Midfielder Michael Carrick will be staying with Manchester United until at least June 2018 after signing a new one-year contract.

  • Manchester United are in talks with Inter Milan about the potential signing of Croatia winger Ivan Perisic. Inter have set a price of €55million for the 28-year-old Croatia international, but United have so far bid just  €40million for Perisic.

  • Chelsea are also interested in signing Ivan Perisic from Inter Milan.
  • Manchester United are poised to offer manager Jose Mourinho a new five-year contract.
  • Manchester City are planning to open talks with manager Pep Guardiola over a long-term deal beyond the three-year contract he signed on his arrival last summer.
  • Meanwhile, Guardiola is facing pressure from City’s owners to bring back Joe Hart after the 30-year-old’s season-long loan at Torino.
  • Arsene Wenger thinks his 35 years in management means he remains the right man for Arsenal, although his future remains unclear.
  • Chelsea and Arsenal are interested in Italy international Belotti, who could cost £85m.
  • Stoke are preparing a £45m package to sign striker Wayne Rooney, 31, from Manchester United. Their sponsors Bet365 will fund the £45million package for Rooney, with former United man Mark Hughes desperate to get the 31 year-old on board.

  • Rooney is looking at moves to China or the United States after Everton cooled their interest in the England captain.

  • Luis Enrique insists he is feeling “no sorrow” as he departs Barcelona after leading them to more silverware. 
  • “No sadness at all, total joy,” he said after the game.
  • Diego Costa says the only club he would leave Chelsea for is his old side Atletico Madrid.
  • Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo says Antoine Griezmann will stay at the club, despite interest from Manchester United.
  • Jose Mourinho has urged vice-chairman Ed Woodward to tie up a quick deal for Burnley defender Michael Keane.
  • Injured out-of-contract Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 35, has several offers from other clubs and will definitely stay in Europe, according to his agent.

  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic is ready to talk about extending his stay at Manchester United after ruling out a move to the MLS.
  • West Ham have put in an offer for Manchester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho.
  • The Hammers are prepared to meet the £140,000-per-week wage demands of Everton’s England midfielder Ross Barkley, 23.
  • Tottenham and Everton both want Hull City defender Harry Maguire, 24.
  • Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham are interested in signing Celtic striker Moussa Dembele, 20, but face competition from AC Milan.
  • Liverpool are ready to challenge Manchester clubs City and United for the signature of Monaco left-back Benjamin Mendy, 22.

  • Manchester United face competition from Roma for Benfica and Sweden central defender Victor Lindelof, 22, who is valued at £35m.
  • Valencia have given up on keeping Manchester City defender Eliaquim Mangala, 26, with City not willing to accept an offer of below the £15.7m option in his loan contract.
  • Rafa Benitez wants to bring Napoli’s Pepe Reina back to the Premier League with Newcastle.
  • Newcastle target Michy Batshuayi, 23, has refused to rule out a loan move next season – insisting he is prepared to “go wherever Chelsea” send him.
  • Burnley are considering a move for Everton striker Oumar Niasse, 27, who has hardly played for the Toffees since a £13m move last year, but scored five goals while on loan at Hull for the second half of this season.

  • Marco Reus is facing six months out with cruciate ligament damage picked up in Borussia Dortmund’s 2-1 DFB Pokal final win against Eintracht Frankfurt, according to a report in Bild.

  • Marseille are stepping up their bid to sign Laurent Koscielny.
  • AC Milan have emerged as rivals to Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham in the race to sign Celtic striker Moussa Dembele.
  • Manchester City and Arsenal are chasing Dinamo Zagreb starlet David Colina.
  • Romelu Lukaku is at the centre of a world-record £100m tug-of-war between Chelsea and Manchester United.
  • Tottenham have offered £2m for Espanyol goalkeeper Pau Lopez, but the Spanish club want £3m for the ‘keeper currently on loan at White Hart Lane.
  • Ally McCoist wants the Sunderland job and a chance to link up again with the Black Cats’ chief executive, Martin Bain.
  • Neil Warnock has emerged as a surprise candidate to take over at Sunderland.

  • Sunderland will make an official move for Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes in the next 48 hours.
  • Crystal Palace may have to pay Fulham around £5m in compensation if they want to secure the services of boss Slavisa Jokanovic, as the Serb does not have a release clause in the contract he signed with the Cottagers in February.
  • Huddersfield Town manager David Wagner will be offered a new £2.5m-a-year contract if his side beat Reading in Monday’s Championship play-off final.
  • Former Barcelona and Juventus defender Martin Caceres is in talks with Celtic and Leicester after deciding to quit Southampton.
  • Swansea and Brighton have  stepped back into the chase for Arsenal target Henry Onyekuru, the goalscoring winger from Belgian side Eupen.
  • Swansea are poised to make a bid for Las Palmas midfielder Roque Mesa, as they look to replace £30m-rated Gylfi Sigurdsson.
  • West Ham want to sign Sunderland keeper Jordan Pickford and use Adrian as a makeweight in a deal worth around £25m.
  • A young sports physiotherapist has died just days after retiring from Mansfield Town FC due to a terminal cancer diagnosis. Matt Salmon, 25, had worked for the club for three-and-a-half years, mainly as the academy physio.

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  • ​Inter want to complete an ambitious double swoop for Real Madrid duo Pepe and James Rodriguez.

    • But, James Rodriguez wants to leave Real Madrid for Manchester United instead of Inter, but the two sides are unable to reach an agreement on a fee,  Diariogol reports.
    • Manchester City have sealed a move for Monaco midfielder Bernardo Silva, making the Portugal midfielder the club’s first addition of the summer. The 22-year-old’s transfer was announced on Thursday, and it will be finalised when the window opens on July 1. City confirmed that Silva will sign a five-year deal.
    • City will continue their summer spending spree with moves for England and Tottenham full-back Kyle Walker, 26, and Monaco and France defender Benjamin Mendy, 22.
    • City boss Pep Guardiola has upset his old club Barcelona by targeting three of the Spanish club’s academy players- Pablo Moreno, Nico Gonzalez and Ansu Fati.
    • Meanwhile, Yaya Toure is close to signing a new one-year deal with Manchester City.
    • Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger will sign a new two-year contract regardless of the result of Saturday’s FA Cup final.
    • Chelsea counterpart Antonio Conte, meanwhile, is set for a new £40m contract at Stamford Bridge plus a large transfer fund to add to his Premier League-winning squad.
    • Real Madrid are eyeing a move for Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci.

      • Only a world-record offer in excess of £50m would tempt Juventus to part company with 30-year-old defender Leonardo Bonucci.
      • Jose Mourinho hopes to sign a right winger this summer and has turned his attention to Paris Saint-Germain’s Lucas Moura.
      • United are reportedly planning to muscle their way to a move for Liverpool’s top transfer target Virgil van Dijk this summer.
      • Chelsea and Brazil midfielder Willian, 28, says he is not interested in a move to the lucrative Chinese Super League and wants to become a British citizen.
      • Brazil and Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho, 24, would be “an ideal player” for Barcelona, says national manager Tite.
      • Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann has dismissed reports he has already agreed to leave this summer but stopped short of committing his future to the club.
      • Liverpool are ready to break their club transfer record to land £50m-rated RB Leipzig midfielder Naby Keita.
      • AC Milan have reportedly threatened to bench highly-rated young goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma if he fails to sign a new deal.
      • Rivals Inter Milan and AC Milan have reportedly joined Juventus in the race for Arsenal target Corentin Tolisso.

        • Barcelona have reportedly stepped up their interest in Manchester United target Marquinhos ahead of a summer move.
        • Francesco Totti has reportedly  accused Roma of forcing him to stop playing football.
        • Juventus have met with Angel Di Maria’s new agent Pablo Sabbag to discuss the potential transfer of the Paris Saint-Germain winger to the Bianconeri, with Inter Milan also interested. No decisive moves have been made yet, though.
        • Alvaro Morata has flown to Milan to seal a move to the Rossoneri, with the Spanish International striker set to be paid a salary of €7.5million a year at the San Siro.
        • German legend Ottmar Hitzfeld expects Borussia Dortmund to part ways with Thomas Tuchel this summer, revealing there is “no dialogue at all” between the manager and managing director Hans-Joachim Watzke.
        • Schalke are targeting Chelsea’s Bertrand Traore after the Burkina Faso forward spent a successful season on loan at Ajax, scoring 14 goals for the Amsterdam side over the course of the campaign.
        • Ahead of his final match in charge of Barcelona, Luis Enrique refused to rule out a return to the Catalan club in the future. He is expected to take a sabbatical year, but “never say never” on the 47-year-old one day sitting on the Camp Nou bench again.
        • Marseille have approached Rubin Kazan over a potential move for former Arsenal and Barcelona midfielder Alex Song, although no firm offer has been made.

          • Thomas Lemar is a target for Tottenham Hotspur, with the Premier League club expressing a “keen interest” in the midfielder to AS Monaco. However, they will face competition, with Juventus also interested.
          • Everton are not expected to take up the option to sign Enner Valencia permanently, having brought in the 27-year-old Ecuador winger on a season-long loan from West Ham in August.
          • Former Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri, 65, is being approached to replace Garry Monk at Leeds.
          • Monk and another ex-Leicester boss, Nigel Pearson, are both interested in taking over at Middlesbrough, with the club keen to speak with both of them.
          • Former Newcastle manager Alan Pardew has ruled out managing Sunderland while admitting he is ready for a new challenge.
          • Tony Pulis has been told by West Brom owner Guochuan Lai he will have a club record budget for new signings this summer.
          • Burnley chairman Mike Garlick has hailed Sean Dyche’s five years at Turf Moor and describes him as one of the best managers in the club’s history.
          • Tony Pulis is considering his future at West Brom because of persistent criticism from fans, despite securing a top-ten Pemier League finish.
          • Deportivo La Coruna president Tino Fernandez has confirmed the La Liga side are in talks to re-sign Arsenal striker Lucas Perez.
          • Watford midfielder Dion Pereira, 18, is wanted by West Ham and Newcastle.
          • Guillermo Varela has hit back at Eintracht Frankfurt after he was suspended and fined by the club for getting a tattoo against the coach’s wishes. 
          • He said: “I wonder what Real Madrid would have to do with Sergio Ramos. He gets tattooed every week. I can’t explain why I’ve been punished so hard.”
          • “I’ve been nailed to the cross as if I’d violently attacked the coach or done something else.”
          • Gary Cahill admits he was close to joining Arsenal before fate intervened and got him hooked on trophies at Chelsea.
          • Tottenham have sold more than half of the 9,000 premium season-tickets that will be available when their new stadium opens for the 2018/19 season.
          • Juventus forward Pablo Dybala is improving his weaker right foot – by writing with it. The 23-year-old Argentina international puts a pen “between my big toe and the little one” and scribbles away.

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          • ​Jose Mourinho has handed Ed  Woodward a list of four players – Antoine Griezmann, Romelu Lukaku, Andrea Belotti and Michael Keane – to sign in a £300m spending spree.
          • PSG midfielder Blaise Matuidi is on Jose Mourinho’s radar.

          • Monaco star Bernado Silva reportedly arrived in Manchester on Thursday night, with City said to be favourites to sign the playmaker. Silva, 22, has arrived in Manchester for a medical and to complete talks over a move to the Etihad Stadium in a deal that could be worth around £65 million.
          • City are also set to make a move for his Monaco teammate Benjamin Mendy.
          • Manchester City announced on Thursday that a string of players will leave the club this summer, with Bacary Sagna, Gael Clichy, Jesus Navas, and Willy Caballero all moving on.
          • The foursome join Pablo Zabaleta as players with expiring contracts to leave the club this month. Yaya Toure and Tosin Adarabioyo are also out of contract, and manager Pep Guardiola has said a decision on their futures will be revealed soon.

          • Mario Mandzukic has committed his future to Serie A champions Juventus until June 2020. Mandzukic, 31, has scored 11 goals for Juve in all competitions this term, while registering another eight assists.
          • Lionel Messi has agreed to terms with Barcelona over a new four-year contract worth €40m a year.
          • Barcelona are targeting a summer move for Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera.
          • But, United will not sell the Spain midfielder Herrera, 27, to Barcelona.
          • Manchester City are back in the race for Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin, who is also a major target for Barcelona.
          • Arsenal’s Laurent Koscielny and Chelsea’s Kurt Zouma are reportedly among Marseille’s transfer targets.

          • Arsenal have offered a new contract worth £270,000 a week to Alexis Sanchez in a bid to keep the forward at the club.
          • The Gunners are eyeing a move for Borussia Monchengladbach winger Thorgan Hazard.
          • Diego Costa will cost Tianjin Quanjian a world-record £152m if his move to China goes ahead this summer.
          • Chelsea will only sell 28-year-old striker Diego Costa if a bidder meets their £60m valuation.
          • Manchester United are ready to activate Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann’s £86m release clause.
          • United are confident of signing Griezmann by the end of June and have already agreed a “hugely persuasive” financial package with the 26-year-old’s representatives.
          • Manchester United’s 31-year-old forward Wayne Rooney has two offers from China that would be worth £50m in salary over two years.
          • Monaco are set to join Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham in the race for Leicester winger Riyad Mahrez.

          • West Ham have signed defender Pablo Zabaleta on a free transfer. Zabaleta has agreed a two-year deal at London Stadium.
          • West Ham are hoping Pablo Zabaleta can help lure Kelechi Iheanacho to the club for £25m.
          • Manchester City and Manchester United have jointly pledged £1m to an emergency fund set up to support the victims of Monday’s attack in the city.
          • Chelsea star David Luiz has revealed he took a pay cut to return to Chelsea last summer and says he  took a “risk” in returning, but the ”risk” has paid off.
          • Arsenal made an approach to sign  Miguel Almiron last summer, now the Paraguayan is tearing it up for  Atlanta United.
          • Newcastle United are plotting a £39 million bid for Sporting midfielder William Carvalho, but face competition from West Brom.
          • Brighton hope to beat Newcastle to the loan signing of 19-year-old Tammy Abraham after both clubs were given permission to speak to the Chelsea striker.
          • Timmy Abraham, the 15-year-old brother of Tammy, has joined Fulham from Charlton Athletic.

          • Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata, a target for Manchester United and Chelsea, is close to agreeing a £52m move to AC Milan.
          • Stoke forward Marko Arnautovic is a £15m transfer target for AC Milan and Paris St-Germain.
          • Juventus are preparing an offer for 23-year-old Monaco and Brazil midfielder Fabinho, a target for Manchester United and Manchester City.
          • The Serie A champions are pulling out of the race for Arsenal, Inter and Napoli target Corentin Tolisso.
          • Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has asked to leave Borussia Dortmund.
          • Napoli striker Arkadiusz Milik organised a Tinder ‘date’ with four fans, who got to join the 23-year-old on a tour of the club’s stadium.
          • Andres Iniesta has placed doubt over his future after revealing that there is a chance that he may not end his career at Barcelona.
          • Reported Liverpool transfer target Leon Goretzka has poured cold water over reports linking him with a move to Bayern Munich.

          • Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha has signed a five-year contract extension with the Premier League club.
          • Former England boss Fabio Capello says United are “not an exciting team” and need more than just France international Griezmann.
          • After talks with FC Porto this week, former Hull City boss Marco Silva looks set to turn down a move to Portugal because he wants to continue his career in the Premier League. Crystal Palace are the most likely destination.
          • Former club captain Nigel Pearson is expected to get the Middlesbrough job, but Garry Monk is also a candidate after resigning from Leeds United.
          • Ex-Boro boss Aitor Karanka is the favourite to replace Monk at Elland Road.
          • Chris Coleman has dismissed rumours linking him with the vacant Palace job and says he wants to remain with Wales until the 2018 World Cup.
          • West Brom will have to pay £35m if they want to sign Watford striker Troy Deeney, 28, this summer.
          • Leicester City and Everton are also considering moves for Deeney.

          • Liverpool will have to pay up to £60m if they are to sign RB Leipzig’s 22-year-old midfielder Naby Keita.
          • Liverpool goalkeeper Alex Manninger, 39, will retire after the club’s post-season tour to Australia – and is considering becoming a joiner.
          • Everton could sign defender Cuco Martina, 27, on a free transfer after he was released by Southampton.

          • Manchester United right-back Antonio Valencia has been rewarded for an impressive season with a new contract, the Premier League club have announced.
          • Valencia, 31, only signed a new one-year deal in January. But after becoming a key part of Jose Mourinho’s team, the Ecuador international has signed a further extension which will keep him at Old Trafford until at least 2019 with the option of another year.
          • He was voted United’s Players’ Player of the Year this season after playing 43 times and captained the team in the final of the Europa League in Stockholm on Wednesday night.
          • Claude Makelele has signed a new contract to remain part of Paul Clement’s coaching staff at Swansea City.
          • The former French international joined the Swans in January on a short-term deal which was due to expire this summer but has now committed his immediate future at Liberty Stadium.
          • Swansea City striker Fernando Llorente, 32, says he held talks with Chelsea manager Antonio Conte in January, but would now be open to a return to Spain.
          • Watford want to make 24-year-old Genk and Gambia defender Omar Colley their first summer signing.
          • Jose Mourinho has named his price for goalkeeper David de Gea. The Portuguese boss wants €75m (£65m) from Real Madrid for the Spaniard, or rumoured Chelsea  targetAlvaro Morata plus €25m (£21.7m). Although it seems the striker is set on a move to AC Milan.
          • Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo’s scheduled appearance in London this weekend has been postponed after the UK terror threat level was upgraded in the wake of the Manchester terrorist attack.

            • Angel Di Maria could be moving to Inter Milan in the summer. The Nerazzurri are offering Paris Saint-Germain €50m, that’s more than Juventus. Manchester  United transfer target Ivan Perisic could move in the opposite direction.
            • Napoli are ready to do battle with Paris Saint-Germain for Manchester City full-back Gael Clichy, who is available on a free.
            • Napoli have also targeted Bayern Leverkusen goalkeeper Bernd Leno as a replacement for current number one Pepe Reina.
            • Jerome Boateng has told SportBild he plans to remain at Bayern Munich next season, amid reports he wanted assurances about his future at the club.
            • Eliaquim Mangala will not be part of Manchester City’s plans next season. On loan at Valencia, the French defender’s entourage has been told by Txiki Begiristain that he doesn’t fit into Pep Guardiola’s plans. He will cost around €20m, which would rule out a permanent move to Valencia.
            • Arsenal striker Lucas Pérez will hold talks with Arsenal this summersays his agent. The player is unhappy with the lack of minutes he received and his priority would be to return to Deportivo if the situation doesn’t look like improving.

              • Chelsea transfer target Franck Kessie is close to signing for AC Milan, the clubs have already had talks and a medical is on the horizon.
              • Milan are also interested in Lyon’s Corentin Tolisso, but he looks set to move to Inter or Juventus.
              • Nice are unclear whether or not Mario Balotelliwill sign an extension on his initial one-year deal and it has emerged that Marseille could be an option for the former Liverpool striker. They are looking for a replacement for Bafetimbi Gomis and the Italian striker has paid tribute to the OM fans in the past.
              • An agent representing Real Madrid’s new signing Vinicius Junior says Barcelona offered a better financial package to the player, but the youngster was more attracted by the football project outlined by Los Blancos.
              • Madrid announced this week that they had signed Vinicius, 16, from Flamengo, with the reported €45 million transfer effective in July 2018 when the Brazil youth international turns 18.
              • Reports from Italy suggest that former Leeds United patron Massimo Cellino is considering a takeover move for Serie A side Genoa.
              • Derby want to sign Burnley winger George Boyd on a free transfer, with the 31-year-old Scotland international yet to agree a new deal with the Clarets.
              • Fans can now be buried in a wooden replica coffin of Real Madrid’s Bernabeu stadium.

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              • ​Ajax’s starting XI that faced Manchester United in the Europa League final is the youngest ever to be named for a major European final.
              • Ajax coach Peter Bosz selected a side with an average age of 22 years and 282 days to face United in Stockholm on Wednesday.

              • Bayern Munich have dropped a  major hint they could sign Alexis  Sanchez – but say they won’t be  railroaded into spending over the  odds.
              • But, Manchester City players are convinced Sanchez, and Tottenham and England defender Kyle Walker, 26, will join them for a combined £100m.
              • Manchester United are reported to an agreement in place that will see Croatian winger Ivan Perisic move to the club this summer in a €50m deal.
              • Inter Milan are chasing Sassuolo defender Francesco Acerbi.
              • Real Madrid and Colombia playmaker James Rodriguez, 25, is more likely to join Chelsea than Manchester United.

              • Marcus Rashford will net another £10,000 pay rise to his Manchester United contract this summer.
              • Chelsea have cancelled Sunday’s planned victory parade following security advice in the wake of the Manchester terror attack.
              • AC Milan want to finalise Gianluigi Donnarumma’s new deal as soon as possible, amid reports Juventus are ready to rival Man City and Man Utd for his signature.
              • Milan are leading the chase to sign reported Chelsea transfer target Alvaro Morata this summer. Real Madrid are reportedly willing to sell the player if any club meets their €60million (£51.65m) asking price.
              • AC Milan are also interested in signing  Barcelona defender Aleix Vidal.
              • Milan are also poised to make a move for Roma midfielder Radja Nainggolan – a long-term target of Chelsea.
              • French champions Monaco have beaten Premier League rivals to the capture of sought-after Belgian midfielder Youri Tielemans on a five-year contract.
              • Monaco’s 18-year-old France forward Kylian Mbappe has told any interested clubs he will only move if he is guaranteed regular playing time.
              • France full-back Bacary Sagna claims he is in the dark about his future, with his Manchester City contract set to expire next month.
              • Sampdoria are the latest Serie A club linked with a summer move for Mario Balotelli.
              • West Ham and West Brom both want 27-year-old Manchester United and England defender Chris Smalling.
              • The Hammers will bid for Chelsea and Belgium striker Michy Batshuayi, 23, and 20-year-old Manchester City and Nigeria forward Kelechi Iheanacho.
              • Lionel Messi has reportedly instructed Barcelona not to waste their time bringing Everton midfielder Gerard Deulofeu back to the club this summer.

              • A 21-month jail term handed down last year to Barcelona and Argentina footballer Lionel Messi has been confirmed by Spain’s Supreme Court, but he is unlikely to go to prison.
              • Messi and his father Jorge, who manages his finances, were both convicted in 2016 of defrauding Spain of €4.1m (£3.5m; $4.6m) in taxes.
              • Jorge Messi’s jail term was reduced because he paid some of the taxes.
              • But in its decision on Wednesday, the court said: “It defies logic to concede that someone who earns a large income does not know that he must pay taxes on it.”
              • Middlesbrough goalkeepers Victor Valdes and Brad Guzan are both set to leave the relegated Premier League club. Valdes, 35, will leave Boro at the end of June after his deal was terminated a year early by mutual consent.
              • Guzan, 32, had already agreed to join MLS side Atlanta United in January.
              • Eintracht Frankfurt have suspended on-loan Manchester United right-back Guillermo Varela after he got a tattoo against the club’s advice.
              • Varela, 24, suffered an inflammation as the result of the tattoo and will now miss Saturday’s DFB Pokal final against Borussia Dortmund.
              • Frankfurt also announced in a statement that they now have no interest in making the deal permanent.
              • Newcastle have confirmed the  permanent signing of Chelsea  winger Christian Atsu for an  undisclosed fee, believed to be  £6million.
              • Newcastle and Everton are  reportedly keen on signing Sporting  Lisbon star Ruben Semedo, who  could be available for a cut-price  £13million.
              • Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe has no interest in signing Chelsea defender John Terry, 36, on a free transfer.
              • Craig Shakespeare has flown to France for talks with Leicester City’s owners as he closes in on the permanent manager’s role.
              • Chelsea boss Antonio Conte is set to sign a new contract to stay at Stamford Bridge after Saturday’s FA Cup final.
              • Former Sunderland boss David Moyes is interested in the Scotland job if Gordon Strachan leaves after June’s World Cup qualifier against England.
              • Hull manager Marco Silva is set to leave the club and become Porto boss.
              • Four-time Champions League winner Clarence Seedorf wants to manage in England and would be willing to take on the right “project” with a Championship club.
              • Former Sunderland striker Kevin Phillips, who is a first-team coach at Derby County, wants to start his managerial career with the Black Cats.
              • West Ham are reportedly ready to test Manchester United’s desire to keep hold of Anthony Martial.
              • Former Manchester United winger Memphis Depay, 23, has had to pay a tax bill of about £20,000 for one of his sports cars after being pursued by HM Revenue & Customs.
              • Marcus Rashford will net another £10,000 pay rise to his Manchester United contract this summer.
              • West Ham are bracing themselves for a summer fight with Marseille for another of their top stars – £20m record-signing Andre Ayew.
              • West Ham United have made a £120,000 bid for Lincoln City defender Sean Raggett.
              • Premier League new boys Brighton are plotting a move for Hertha Berlin’s Japan international midfielder Genki Haraguchi.
              • Attacking midfielder Siem de Jong will return to Newcastle next season after PSV decided against making the Dutch 28-year-old’s loan deal permanent.
              • Tottenham are plotting another swoop on Ajax – this time for Kasper Dolberg.
              • Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure and his agent will donate £100,000 to help the victims of the Manchester Arena attack.
              • Southampton expect a decision from the Premier League next week on whether Chinese investors can complete a £200m takeover.
              • Italian businessman Andrea Radrizzani has completed his takeover of Leeds United, ending Massimo Cellino’s three-year spell as the club’s owner.
              • Leeds United midfielder Ronaldo Vieira has committed his future to the club by signing a new four-year contract to remain at Elland Road.
              • Leeds United are considering a move for former Middlesbrough boss Aitor Karanka should talks over an extended deal with Garry Monk fail to see an agreement reached.
              • Former Premier League striker Nile Ranger has been jailed after admitting online banking fraud.
              • The 25-year-old Southend United footballer was sentenced to eight months for conspiracy to defraud by obtaining bank details and transferring money.
              • Ranger played for Newcastle United, England Under-19s, Swindon Town and Blackpool, before moving to Southend United in August.
              • Joey Barton has been released by Burnley, one month after being banned from football. Barton, 34, was suspended for 18  monthsafter admitting a Football Association charge in relation to betting.
              • Chelsea defender Cesar Azpilicueta has described reports linking him with Barcelona as “flattering” but insists he is happy at Stamford Bridge.
              • Former Arsenal midfielder Abou Diaby is set to be released by Marseille next month after two injury-hit seasons with the French side.
              • Chinese club Tianjin Quanjian have denied holding talks with Diego Costa, 28, over a move for the Chelsea and Spain striker.
              • Championship side Queens Park  Rangers are battling to hold onto  teenage midfielder Josh Bowler,  with Everton trying to sign him.
              • Daniel Sturridge scored a goal and bagged an assist as Liverpool strolled to a 3-0 friendly win over A-League champions Sydney FC in Australia on Wednesday.
              • Jurgen Klopp’s side, who had only arrived in Australia some 11 hours prior to kick-off, began the match with two club legends — Steven Gerrard and Jamie Carragher — in the starting XI, which gave the match somewhat of a testimonial atmosphere.
              • Alberto Moreno doubled Liverpool’s advantage 10 minutes later, latching on to a sumptuous chip from Roberto Firmino before drilling past a despairing Danny Vukovic.

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              • Barcelona are reportedly preparing to sell Manchester United target Neymar in the summer.
              • Barca are believed to have concerns about the Brazilian’s lifestyle and will offload the 25-year-old as long as his £170million release clause is met.

              • ​Juventus have made their loan signing of winger Juan Cuadrado from Chelsea permanent in a £17m deal.
              • Arsenal have opened talks with Belgian club KAS Eupen over signing 19-year-old Nigerian Henry Onyekuru. Everton, Southampton and West Brom are also interested in the striker.
              • The Gunners are preparing a move for Real Madrid right-back Danilo.
              • Alexis Sanchez’s agent is in talks with Bayern Munich after the German champions agreed to meet both the player and Arsenal’s financial demands.
              • Bayern are prepared to pay $65 million (£50m) to sign the Chilean and hand him a $14.5m-a-year (£11.2m) contract but Manchester City also remain interested.

              • Arsene Wenger will look to bring Hulk back to Europe from Shanghai SIPG if Alexis Sanchez leaves the club this summer.
              • Sunderland striker Jermain Defoe, 34, has begun talks with Bournemouth over a possible transfer.
              • Defoe could join the Premier League side on a free transfer after West Ham, who bid £6m for the England forward in the winter, ended their interest.
              • Manchester United are mulling over a £20 million bid for Everton playmaker Ross Barkley.
              • United are interested in signing central defenders Raphael Varane.
              • Chelsea and Bayern Munich have both joined the race to sign Tottenham defender Kyle Walker.
              • West Ham’s Manuel Lanzini is a shock target for champions Chelsea.
              • Real Madrid have agreed a deal worth €45 million to sign Flamengo prodigy Vinicius Junior. The 16-year-old Brazil youth star will not be able to officially make the switch to Spain until his 18th birthday but an agreement that will see Madrid pay two-thirds of the fee up front has been struck and will be announced this week.
              • Pepe is one of a number of players likely to leave Real Madrid this summer, according to AS, with Inter his most likely destination.
              • Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has made Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante his No.1 transfer target.
              • Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has flown to Abu Dhabi for end-of-season talks with Khaldoon Al Mubarak.
              • Chelsea will begin negotiations this week with Monaco over France midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko, 22.
              • Conte is pleading with the Chelsea board to offer a deal to keep Spain player at the club.
              • The Blues boss is fighting to keep Diego Costa at Chelsea.
              • Manchester United are reported to  have made the first move to sign  in-demand defender Marquinhos by  lodging a £60m bid for the PSG star.
              • United have been given hope of signing Renato Sanches and Douglas Costa after both players endured a tough season at Bayern Munich.
              • Former Real Madrid captain Iker Casillas could make a summer switch to Liverpool.
              • Liverpool are leading the race for Arsenal midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.
              • Atletico Madrid want to sign Monaco and Brazil player Fabinho. Manchester City are also rumoured to be interested in the 23-year-old, who can play at right-back or in midfield.
              • Former Liverpool and Chelsea striker Fernando Torres, 33, will stay at Atletico Madrid for another year and could be first choice if the club’s transfer ban is not lifted.
              • Monaco, Newcastle and West Ham will battle it out for Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi this summer.
              • Craig Shakespeare has begun talks with Leicester City over the extension of his managerial contract.
              • Leicester will listen to offers for £15m flop Ahmed Musa this summer.
              • Jose Mourinho is open to offers for England defender Chris Smalling, 27.
              • Man Utd and Man City have paid tributes to all those killed and injured in Monday night’s terror attack at Manchester Arena.
              • Gael Clichy has said he will leave Manchester City next month. The former Arsenal and France left-back, 31, has been with the club for six years.
              • Everton have agreed a £25m deal with Swansea for midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson, 27, but the Iceland player wants more than £120,000 a week to sign.
              • Juventus are reportedly pondering a move for Barcelona legend Andres Iniesta this summer.
              • Juve are preparing to renew the contract of much sought-after left-back Alex Sandro.
              • Roma midfielder Leandro Paredes, who has been strongly linked with a move to Liverpool, is reportedly wanted by AC Milan.
              • Roma have joined AC Milan in the race for Atalanta attacker Alejandro Gomez.
              • Barcelona are set to re-sign Gerard Deulofeu for €12 million from Everton.
              • Real Madrid won’t stop striker Alvaro Morata from leaving this summer.
              • Atletico Madrid midfielder Koke is set to commit his long-term future to the club.
              • Leicester City are working on a deal to sign former Arsenal target Samuel Chukwueze from his Nigerian club Diamond Academy.
              • Inter Milan are to make a summer move for Roma star Antonio Rudiger, who is also a target for Chelsea.
              • Besiktas star Anderson Talisca is ready to snub Manchester United and stay in Turkey.
              • Fiorentina are set to make a move for West Ham midfielder Pedro Obiang.
              • Napoli full-back Faouzi Ghoulam is on the radar of Paris Saint-Germain this summer.
              • Napoli are chasing Manchester City free agents Gael Clichy, Bacary Sagna and Pablo Zabaleta.
                • Watford are targeting former Bayer Leverkusen coach Roger Schmidt to take over as manager following Walter Mazzarri’s exit from the club.
                • Claudio Ranieri has been put off managing Watford after the way his pal Walter Mazzarri was treated.
                • Leicester are preparing to battle it out with Crystal Palace for Belgian side Anderlecht’s Senegal international defender Kara Mbodji.
                • The Foxes are also trying to snap up centre-back Harry Maguire on the cheap from relegated Hull, as he only has 12 months left on his contract.
                • Former Scotland and Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes is Sunderland’s No. 1 target to replace David Moyes.
                • Arsenal’s Laurent Koscielny is to serve a three-match suspension after his appeal against his sending-off in Sunday’s win over Everton was dismissed by the Football Association.
                • Former Barcelona president Sandro Rosell has been arrested on Tuesday as part of a money laundering investigation, police have confirmed to a number of Spanish publications.
                • Police investigating suspected tax fraud have raided the headquarters of Paris Saint-Germain and the homes of Angel Di Maria and Javier Pastore, a French official says.
                • Southampton do not expect a final decision on Claude Puel’s future until later this week but Marco Silva does not feature on their current list of possible successors.
                • Tim Sherwood is set to leave his role as director of football at Swindon.
                • Norwich are set to name Borussia Dortmund reserve boss Daniel Farke as their new manager.
                • Diego Maradona claims Roma legend Francesco Totti is the best player he has ever seen.
                • A psychic cow in Holland – who has an 85% success rate – has predicted that Ajax will beat Manchester United in the Europa League final on Wednesday.

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                • ​Walter Mazzarri is to leave Watford after Sunday’s final game of the season at home to Manchester City.

                  • Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale, 27, could be set for a premier League return with Manchester United this summer.
                  • The Wales international would prefer to move to Old Trafford rather than re-joining Tottenham or champions Chelsea.

                    • Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been offered a staggering £824,000-per-week deal to join Chinese Super League club Tianjin Quanjian.
                      • Chelsea are ready to join the battle for £40m Tottenham defender Kyle Walker.
                      • Ruben Loftus-Cheek will demand a loan move away from Chelsea after growing disillusioned with the limited opportunities he has been given by Antonio Conte this season.
                      • Michael Carrick is close to agreeing a one-year contract extension with Manchester United after holding encouraging talks with the executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward.
                      • Man Utd boss Jose Mourinho is not on the verge of signing James Rodriguez from Real Madrid, despite reports in Spain and Colombia claiming he has agreed personal terms.

                        • Manchester United will offer Paris Saint-Germain £60m for Marquinhos – to keep him out of the grasp of Barcelona.
                        • Paris St Germain will slug it out with Chelsea and Manchester United for Santos star Thiago Maia.
                        • Real Madrid will beat Manchester United to the signing of 18-year-old Monaco forward Kylian Mbappe, which could pave the way for Chelsea to sign striker Alvaro Morata, 24, from the La Liga giants.
                        • Arsene Wenger wants Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham and the forward is prepared to quit Stamford Bridge if he is not in Antonio Conte’s first-team squad next season.
                        • Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina, 28, has revealed he is looking to leave the Gunners.

                          • RB Leipzig are keen on signing Man City’s Jadon Sancho and Chelsea’s Dominic Solanke.
                          • Napoli have identified a new understudy for Spanish goalkeeper Pepe Reina and have targeted 18-year-old Rok Vodisek of Olimpia Lubiana.
                          • AC Milan are back in the running to sign Torino striker Andrea Belotti, who has an £84m buy-out and has also been linked with Man Utd, Chelsea and Arsenal.
                          • Milan also remain keen on Alvaro Morata, amid fresh talk the Chelsea and Manchester United target could leave Real Madrid this summer.
                          • Roma defender Kostas Manolas has told the club he wants to remain in the capital while speaking at the club’s end of season awards dinner. The Greek star has been linked with Inter Milan, Arsenal and Manchester United.

                            • Germany international Benjamin Henrichs has pledged his future to Bayer Leverkusen by signing a two-year contract extension.
                            • Villarreal want Olympiacos defender Alberto Botia to replace AC Milan-bound star Mateo Musacchio and are plotting a €5m swoop on the Greek side.
                            • Real Madrid’s Mateo Kovacic has emerged as target for Roma.
                            • Real Madrid are set to rival Liverpool for Bayern Munich defender Jerome Boateng.
                            • Fiorentina have made contact with Palermo over striker Ilija Nestorovski. The 27-year-old Macedonian international has also been linked with Everton.
                            • Sampdoria chiefs are set for a summit meeting over their summer transfer strategy with highly-rated Czech striker Patrik Schick top of the agenda. Reports in Italy suggest Spurs are set to submit a bumper bid for the striker, having watched him once again in their weekend clash with Chievo.

                              • Manchester United and Real Madrid are  battling it out to sign Benfica youngster Umaro Embalo. The 16-year-old, who can play as a striker or as a winger.
                              • France striker Alexandre Lacazette has been given the green light to leave Lyon – but he is ready to snub Arsenal for Atletico Madrid.
                              • Leicester will bid for Hull centre-back Harry Maguire, amid strong interest from promoted Newcastle in their captain Wes Morgan.
                              • Leicester City owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha has bought the Belgian second-flight club Oud-Heverlee Leuven.

                                • Southampton, Everton and Newcastle are battling to bring Montpellier winger Ryad Boudebouz to the Premier League.
                                • Everton appeared to drop a big hint over Ross Barkley’s future by having him play a big role in the official launch of next season’s kit on Wednesday night.
                                • The Toffees have placed a £50m price tag on Barkley.
                                • Manchester United are set to re-sign Michael Keane from Burnley in a £25m deal this summer – two years after selling him for £23m less.
                                • David de Gea may have played his last game for Man United after Jose Mourinho indicated that Sergio Romero and Joel Pereira will be in goal for the club’s remaining games this season.

                                  • West Ham forward Manuel Lanzini, 24, says he is not interested in leaving London Stadium, despite interest from Arsenal and Liverpool.
                                  • Defender Pablo Zabaleta, 32, will join West Ham on a free transfer when he leaves Manchester City at the end of the season.
                                  • Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish says the Eagles will enter  negotiations with Liverpool for  defender Mamadou Sakho, 27
                                  • Everton are exploring whether or not to sign Las Palmas central defender Mauricio Lemos, 21, as part of a summer spend that could top £75m.
                                  • Manchester, Chelsea, Tottenham, Arsenal and Manchester City will all reportedly have scouts in attendance for Wednesday night’s Coppa Italia final between Juventus Lazio.
                                  • The English trio will have representatives there to check on Lazio striker Keita Balde, while Arsenal and Manchester City will watch Juventus wing-back Alex Sandro.
                                  • Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk, 25 is one of Chelsea’s primary summer targets, with manager Antonio Conte set to spend more than £200m on at least six new signings.
                                  • Claude Puel is receiving no reassurances about his Southampton future ahead of an end-of-season review next week.

                                    • Bournemouth are prepared to offer Chelsea defender John Terry, 36, a two-year contract to ensure he continues playing next season.
                                    • Swansea City are also keen on signing Chelsea captain Terry.
                                    • Francesco Totti is considering a move to the United States to join former team-mate Alessandro Nesta at NASL club Miami FC. The 40-year-old’s 25-year Roma career comes to an end in two weeks.

                                      • Tottenham are tracking 23-year-old Freiburg forward Maximilian Philipp.
                                      • West Brom will make a second bid for Benfica’s Brazilian defender Jardel, 31.
                                      • Reading booked their place in the Sky Bet Championship play-off final after beating Fulham 1-0 (2-1 on aggregate) in a closely matched semi-final.

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                                      • ​Barcelona’s remarkable turnaround against Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League on Wednesday, which was sealed by a stoppage-time Sergi Roberto goal, provoked a micro-earthquake in the Catalan city.
                                      • Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool are among several European clubs tracking 16-year-old Vancouver Whitecaps winger Alphonso Davies.

                                      • Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann has said that he has no plans to leave the club and called the constant questioning over whether he will go to Manchester United tiresome.
                                      • The first Clasico between Barcelona and Real Madrid to be played on U.S. soil is set for July 29 at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami as part of the International Champions Cup.
                                      • Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has said Barcelona coach Luis Enrique’s change in reputation from “idiot” to “hero” in such a short space of time sums up management today.

                                      “It just sums it up that two weeks ago he was an idiot and everyone said you have to leave, so he said, ‘OK, I go.’ Today he is a hero. That sums up the job,” Wenger said.

                                      • Manchester City are keen on signing Juventus defender Dani Alves this summer.
                                      • City full-back Bacary Sagna is open to a summer move to West Ham.
                                      • Manchester United striker Zlatan  Ibrahimovic has been talking to Los Angeles Galaxy about a move that  would see the 35-year-old become  the highest-paid player in MLS  history, says former USA defender  and president of the American club.
                                      • United target Felipe  Anderson is now contented with  life in Rome and is looking forward to trying to help his Lazio team win the Coppa Italia.
                                      • The agent of Galatasray’s Bruma confirms there have been Premier League “offers” for the winger with Manchester United & Tottenham believed to be interested.

                                      • Chelsea are weighing up a £26 million bid for Inter Milan winger Antonio Candreva.
                                      • Chelsea are set to announce a new contract for midfielder Nemanja Matic as soon as next week.
                                      • Nemanja Matic is the subject of attention of Juventus once again with the Serbian also  being monitored by Barcelona.
                                      • Liverpool centre-back Joe Gomez has emerged as a surprise transfer target for La Liga side Real Madrid.
                                      • Napoli’s Belgium winger Dries Mertens, 29, met Manchester United representatives for two hours in the lobby of a hotel in Italy earlier this week to discuss a potential move.
                                      • Manchester United are set to miss out on Paris St-Germain and Italy midfielder Marco Verratti, 24, who was one of manager Jose Mourinho’s top targets.
                                      • Schalke left-back Sead Kolasinac is wanted by Arsenal and Chelsea.

                                      • Chelsea forward Eden Hazard, 26, is ready to reject an offer from Real Madrid as he is settled in London and loyal to Blues manager Antonio Conte.
                                      • Blues defender John Terry, 36, will consider joining another Premier League club this summer, despite turning down Stoke City and West Bromwich Albion in January.
                                      • Steven Gerrard, 36, could join the England coaching set-up, combining it with his role at Liverpool, and has already had initial talks with senior FA figures.
                                      • Everton boss Ronald Koeman has revealed he has held talks with England midfielder Ross Barkley, 23, about committing his future to the Toffees.
                                      • Everton are set to make a summer swoop for Bury’s 16-year-old midfield starlet Callum Styles.
                                      • Chelsea and Manchester City target Leonardo Bonucci, 29, has made peace with Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri following a recent dispute that led to the Italy defender being left out of the club’s recent Champions League match against Porto.
                                      • Atletico Madrid reportedly will send scouts to monitor Giovanni Simeone – the son of their coach Diego – with a view to making a move.
                                      • Porto starlet Diogo Dalot is the centre of a tug of war between Barcelona and Real Madrid.
                                      • French football journalist Julien Laurens says a move to Paris St-Germain for Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger “has to be on the table”.
                                      • Arsenal are eyeing a move for Anderlecht starlet Youri Tielemans amid interest from Europe’s elite.
                                      • Bayern Munich forward Douglas Costa, 26, has again admitted he is not happy at the German champions and is on the lookout for another team next season, with Juventus the Brazil international’s likely destination.
                                      • Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers says he has never heard of Pedro Caixinha, the Portuguese coach who was has been cleared to take charge at Rangers.
                                      • Manchester City are still making millions of pounds from image rights deals they said they had forfeited three years ago to help comply with Uefa Financial Fair Play rules.
                                      • Aitor Karanka says he was hurt by Middlesbrough fans calling for him to resign as manager but insists he will not step down, despite the club’s struggles.
                                      • Paris St-Germain’s players and their families were threatened by angry fans when they returned to the French capital after Wednesday’s 6-1 Champions League defeat in Barcelona.
                                      • Mauricio Pochettino is on a list of managers interesting Paris Saint-Germain and will be considered should they decide to replace Unai Emery at the end of the season.
                                      • Arsene Wenger is set to hand starts to Lucas Perez, Kieran Gibbs, David Ospina and Gabriel for Arsenal’s FA Cup tie with Lincoln.
                                      • Steve Bruce has emphasised that Chris Samba is not on trial at Aston Villa.
                                      • Joe Hart has admitted he is “surplus to requirements” at Man City.
                                      • Nicklas Bendtner was reportedly paid around £1.3m a year by Nottingham Forest before departing the club for Rosenborg.
                                      • Kyle Naughton has been ruled out of Swansea City’s relegation six-pointer against Hull City.
                                      • Former Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri will not be out of work for long, it appears. The Italian, sacked by City just over a fortnight ago, is reportedly attracting interest from numerous clubs around Europe.
                                      • Lazio are considering selling reported Manchester United target Keita Balde Diao.
                                      • Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has suggested that Erik Lamela may not play again this season. Lamela has not featured for Spurs since October 25 as first a hip problem and then a family accident involving his brother kept him on the sidelines.
                                      • Jurgen Klopp has said that Roberto Firmino is a doubt for Sunday’s game with Burnley, while Jordan Henderson and Daniel Sturridge have been ruled out through injury.
                                      • West Brom boss Tony Pulis is set to enter talks with the club over another contract extension but has stressed there is “no rush”.
                                      • UEFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against Barcelona after supporters breached the pitch after Sergi Roberto’s dramatic 95th-minute winner against Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday.
                                      • Fifa president Gianni Infantino says Craig Bellamy’s football academy in Sierra Leone “sold hope” to children only to let them down. The academy, run by ex-Liverpool forward Bellamy’s foundation, was closed in September.
                                      • The regional president of Madeira has described critics of the renaming of the island’s airport in honour of Cristiano Ronaldo of “a lack of manners.”
                                      • Last year, it was announced that the airport would be renamed the Cristiano Ronaldo Aeropuerto after the Real Madrid star — born in the Madeiran capital Funchal — had captained Portugal to the 2016 European Championship.

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                                      Former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho, 53, has signed an agreement with Manchester United to become their next boss.

                                      The Chinese Super League want to bring Jose Mourinho on board to advise the league about how to improve the standard of football and their world appeal, after a January of making headlines for lavish signings.

                                      Chelsea have turned down a £57m offer from Chinese side Jiangsu Suning for Brazil midfielder Oscar, 24.

                                      Atletico Madrid want to sign Chelsea striker Diego Costa, 27, this summer to ensure manager Diego Simeone stays at the club and does not consider a move to Stamford Bridge.

                                      However, Inter Milan will move for Simeone at the end of the season if Roberto Mancini fails to lead the Nerazzurri to the Italian Serie A title.

                                      Gary Neville, 40, will see out the season in charge of Valencia but the Spanish club have sounded out their former boss Rafael Benitez, 55, for the 2016-17 season.

                                      Liverpool forward Daniel Sturridge, 26, will leave Anfield in the summer after growing fed up with the public criticism of his desire to play.

                                      Arsenal should sign former England defender John Terry, 35, if Chelsea let him go, says former Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp.

                                      Danny Welbeck played an hour of Arsenal’s U21 encounter with Brighton on Friday having been out for almost 10 months with a knee injury.

                                      Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has urged president Florentino Perez to stump up the funds to sign Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba.

                                      The Spanish giants are ready to utilise their €35 million buy-back clause on Juventus striker Alvaro Morata, believing that the forward will have sell-on value even if he does not become a first-team regular.

                                      Gareth Bale is set to miss out on Sunday’s La Liga trip to Granada as he continues his rehabilitation work on a calf injury.
                                      Bale scored his 11th goal in eight games with an early header in Jan. 17’s 5-1 La Liga win over Sporting Gijon at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, only to leave the pitch just before half-time with what was diagnosed as his fifth calf muscle injury in his two-and-a-half years at Madrid.

                                      Tomas Rosicky will be sidelined for up to three months with his latest injury, Arsene Wenger said on Friday, but the Arsenal manager still hopes to see the midfielder play for the club again.

                                      Alex Teixeira has criticised Liverpool for failing to make a firm proposal to sign him, and has explained his surprise move to Jiangsu.

                                      Exiled Man United keeper Victor Valdes holds no grudge against Louis van Gaal, despite being made to train away from the first team….

                                      Louis van Gaal has delivered updates on five injured Man United stars – and wants Luke Shaw to return in time for the Europa League final

                                      Angel Di Maria doesn’t want reminding of his “sad experience” at Man United as he looks to drive PSG on to domestic and European success.

                                      Arsenal should sign former England defender John Terry, 35, if Chelsea let him go, says former Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp.

                                      Tottenham’s 19-year-old England midfielder Dele Alli is to have tests after he was forced off at half-time on Tuesday against Norwich because he was feeling “dizzy”.

                                      Spurs’ lack of “winners in their team” could cost them the chance of winning the Premier League this season, according to former captain Sol Campbell, 41.

                                      Stoke could lose striker Marko Arnautovic for £12.5m this summer as the Austria international has a buy-out clause in his contract.

                                      Potters chairman Peter Coates says the board will continue to back manager Mark Hughes by spending more money, despite the club record £18.3m signing of Giannelli Imbula, 23, on deadline day.

                                      Manchester United are set to close an entire tier of Old Trafford due to lack of interest in the club’s Europa League tie with Midtjylland on 25 February.

                                      The German football federation has opened legal proceedings against Franz Beckenbauer, former members, and FIFA in a bid to limit potential damages arising from the 2006 World Cup corruption affair.

                                      Sunderland’s relegation fight takes them to Liverpool on Saturday – four days after hosting title hopefuls Manchester City. “Big games coming thick and fast! Time for the boys to rest & recover ahead of our trip to Anfield this weekend,” tweetedBlack Cats boss Sam Allardyce.

                                      Ian Ayre has defended Liverpool’s owners on their proposed ticket hike – and had these interesting words of caution for disgruntled fans.

                                      Leeds United manager Steve Evans, 53, says he will resign if the club do not mount a promotion challenge next season.

                                      Former Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers says he offered Jurgen Klopp “any help he needed” when he met his successor for the first time.

                                      On-loan Sunderland midfielder Yann M’Vila, 25, has hinted he would like to extend his stay on Wearside from Russia’s Rubin Kazan at the end of the season.

                                      Leeds United manager Steve Evans, 53, says he will resign if the club do not mount a promotion challenge next season.

                                      The Premier League’s bottom side Aston Villa will have to pay winger Charles N’Zogbia, 29, an extra £1.3m after failing to offload him in January.

                                      Stoke City’s Spanish defender Marc Muniesa, 23, has changed his diet and footwear to avoid becoming the latest player at the club to get injured.Stoke City’s Spanish defender Marc Muniesa, 23, has changed his diet and footwear to avoid becoming the latest player at the club to get injured.

                                      Celta rebuffed an offer from Barcelona to take Nolito on loan this January. For the attacker to depart, a club will need to meet his €18 million buy-out clause, and Arsenal could be willing to do so in the summer.

                                      Manchester City have agreed to not sign Barcelona’s star names following the arrival of Pep Guardiola as manager, though fringe players would be allowed to move to the Etihad Stadium.

                                      After their 7-0 trouncing of Valencia in the semi-final first-leg, Barcelona are set to ask the Spanish authorities to host the Copa del Rey final at the Santiago Bernabeu, the home of rivals Real Madrid.

                                      A Rochdale fan travelled 10,000 miles from Australia to watch a match at Spotland – only for it to be postponed because of a frozen pitch.

                                      Southern League Division One South and West club Bridgwater Town sacked manager Paul West – before reinstating him two hours later.

                                      Everton manager Roberto Martinez is set to reward full-back Bryan Oviedo with a new contract following his recent good form.

                                      While his Arsenal team-mate Petr Cech opts for the drum kitand Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp prefers ‘heavy metal football’,Gunners forward Alexis Sanchez enjoys relaxing at home playing the piano. The Chile international posted this photo of him on Thursday on his Instagram page.

                                      On 4 February 2006 Alan Shearer broke Jackie Milburn’s all-time Newcastle scoring recordwith his 201st goal. Former England striker Shearer used the hashtag #dreamscometrue as he marked the 10th anniversary on Thursday with a message on Twitter.