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Chelsea to use Batshuayi in Pulisic bid


Chelsea are hoping Borussia Dortmund’s interest in keeping Michy Batshauyi will boost their hopes of signing Christian Pulisic, claims the Daily Mail .

Batshuayi has been quick to make an impact during his loan spell at Dortmund, with reports claiming the Bundesliga club want to sign the striker on a permanent basis.

If Dortmund do make a permanent push for Batshuayi in the summer, then Chelsea are ready to use that interest as leverage in their bid for Pulisic.

Man Utd fan Pulisic, who has also been linked with the likes of Liverpool and Real Madrid, is one of football’s best young players, and Chelsea are eager to steal a march on their rivals to sign the USA international.


Liverpool want Ceballos to replace Coutinho


Dani Ceballos Real Madrid

Liverpool have found their Philippe Coutinho replacement at Anfield, with Dani Ceballos the ideal choice for Jurgen Klopp according to Don Balon .

Coutinho left the Reds in January to join Barcelona for €160 million, but Klopp has not yet used that money to bring in a new midfielder, preferring to bide his time and wait until the summer.

Ceballos is seen as a suitable candidate for Coutinho's former role in the Liverpool XI, and is reportedly unhappy with a lack of first-team opportunities under Zinedine Zidane at Santiago Bernabeu.


Werner open to Man Utd move


Timo Werner RB Leipzig

Germany forward Timo Werner has revealed which clubs he would be interested in moving to when he leaves RB Leipzig.

The 21-year-old is one of the most prolific goalscorers in the Bundesliga and has been linked with a number of top European clubs as a result.

He listed Premier League sides Manchester United and Manchester City as being attractive propositions, while also indicated that he would not be averse to a move to La Liga.

Read the full story on Goal.


Fekir is Arsenal's top summer target


Nabil Fekir Lyon

Lyon midfielder Nabil Fekir has emerged as Arsenal's priority signing for the summer, according to the Daily Mail

Arsene Wenger is willing to pay £45 million for 24-year-old attacker, who has scored 16 goals and added five assists in Ligue 1 this season. 

Wenger hopes to complete a deal for Fekir before the World Cup starts, with the midfielder set to play a big role for France in Russia. 


James open to Premier League move


James Rodriguez Bayern Munich

James Rodriguez would be willing to make a move to Arsenal or Liverpool over the summer, reports Don Balon .

The Colombian playmaker joined Bayern Munich on a two-year loan from Real Madrid in 2017, but is prepared to cut that agreement short and make his way to the Premier League.


Man Utd plotting Real Madrid raid


Luka Modric Real Madrid

Manchester United want to bring in a new midfielder over the summer and have Real Madrid duo Toni Kroos and Luka Modric in their sights, claims The Express .

Jose Mourinho has admitted that he will be seeking a replacement for Michael Carrick when the window re-opens, and he is plotting a raid on his former employers at Santiago Bernabeu.


Liverpool monitor Wanyama


Victor Wanyama, Tottenham

Liverpool are keeping an eye on the status of Tottenham midfielder Victor Wanyama, according to the Daily Mail.

Wanyama has been used primarily as a substitute by Tottenham since returning from a long-term injury, and the Reds could be in need of central midfield reinforcements this summer should Emre Can depart. 


Who could Real spend summer war chest on?


Neymar Real

Real Madrid are expected to overhaul their squad in the summer, with the Liga giants reported to have a €600 million budget at their disposal.

Who will they spend that on, with the likes of Neymar, David de Gea and Eden Hazard having been heavily linked with moves to Santiago Bernabeu?

Goal takes a look at those who could figure prominently on the Blancos' shopping list.


Barca monitoring Geubbels


Ernesto Valverde Barcelona

Barcelona are mulling over an approach for Lyon starlet Ludovic Geubbels, according to Mundo Deportivo .

The highly-rated 16-year-old forward is attracting interest from across Europe, with Barca joining the likes of Manchester United and Arsenal in monitoring his situation in France.


Robben outlines future plans


Arjen Robben Bayern Munich

Arjen Robben has no retirement plans but is unable to confirm whether he will be penning fresh terms at Bayern Munich or making a fresh start elsewhere.

The 34-year-old has been working on short-term deals at the Allianz Arena, with the latest of those set to expire in the summer.

Find out what he has had to say on his future here.


Liverpool to sign a striker?


Mane Firmimno Salah Liverpool

Liverpool boast a fearsome front three of Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane but still need to sign a striker, says John Barnes.

The former Reds star has said: "As funny as it may seem, I think if they could get a centre forward, a penalty box player and play Firmino slightly deeper, I think it will be better for the balance of the team."

Read the full story on Goal.


Arsenal join race for Werner


Timo Werner RB Leipzig

Arsenal have joined the race to sign RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner, according to The  Sun.

The 21-year-old has emerged as one of Europe's top prospects, and the Gunners had scouts in attendance Thursday as Wermer scored two goals against Napoli in the Europa League. 

Werner is already a target for Chelsea, Manchester United and Liverpool.


Man Utd keeping tabs on Seri


Jean Michael Seri Nice

Manchester United have continued to monitor the progress of Nice midfielder Jean Michael Seri ahead of a possible summer move, according to the Daily Mail .

The Red Devils sent scouts to Nice's Europa League match against Lokomotiv Moscow on Thursday, and are hoping to land Seri in the summer ahead of interest from several of Europe's biggest sides. 

The 26-year-old's release clause is thought to be in the region of £33 million. 


Chelsea plotting Felipe Anderson move


Felipe Anderson, Lazio, Serie A, 22072017

Chelsea are planning a summer move for Lazio midfielder Felipe Anderson, according to  Il Messaggero  via talkSPORT

The 24-year-old Brazilian has impressed in Serie A in recent seasons, and the Blues see him as a good candidate to fill their need for another creative midfielder. 


Man Utd will sign midfielder – Mou


Jose Mourinho Manchester United Newcastle United Premier League

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho says his side will sign a midfielder in the summer. 

Michael Carrick is retiring following the season, leaving the Red Devils with a void to fill in the centre of the park. 

Read the full story on Goal!


Madrid not interested in Pogba


Paul Pogba Manchester United

Despite reports that Real Madrid are monitoring Paul Pogba, the Manchester United star is not a target for the Blancos, according to Sky Sports .

The French midfielder has seen his form dip over recent weeks, leading to speculation that he could be eyeing a move away from Old Trafford in the summer. 


Willian dreams of Barca or Madrid move


Willian Chelsea Hull City

Chelsea star Willian has admitted that a move to Real Madrid or Barcelona is “everybody’s dream."

The 29-year-old is under contract at Stamford Bridge until 2020, and also confessed that a move back to former club Corinthians also crosses his mind occasionally. 

Read the full story on Goal!


Candreva nearly moved to Chelsea – agent


Candreva Inter Serie A

Antonio Candreva came close to leaving Inter to join Chelsea last winter, his agent Federico Pastorello has revealed

Pastorello has also admitted that the Italy international could be on the move after this season if Inter don't qualify for the Champions League. 

Read the full story on Goal! 


Liverpool agree personal terms with Alisson


Alisson

Liverpool have reached an understanding over personal terms with Alisson's agent, reports ESPN FC

The Roma goalkeeper has emerged as one of the top shot-stoppers in Europe, and the Brazilian's agent will now attempt to come to terms with Roma on a deal worth around €70 million.


Vermaelen backs Luis Enrique for English job


Luis Enrique Deportivo Alaves Barcelona Copa del Rey 05272017

Barcelona defender Thomas Vermaelen says the club's former coach Luis Enrique would do well in the Premier League.

Luis Enrique has been linked with potential vacancies at Chelsea and Arsenal, and has been on sabbatical after leaving Barca at the end of last season.

Read the full story on Goal!


Everton to move for Ilicic


Josip Ilicic Atalanta

Everton have their sights set on a summer move for Atalanta midfielder Josip Ilicic, according to Calciomercato.

The 30-year-old attacking midfielder has caught the eye in his first campaign with Atalanta, but the Serie A side are reluctant to let the Slovenian move abroad after just one season. 


Move to China? Iniesta is still needed at Barca


Andrés Iniesta Barcelona La Liga 01282018

With rumours swirling over a possible move to China, Goal's Ben Hayward says Barcelona still needs Andres Iniesta. 

Iniesta has been with the club since 1996 and has shown he still has an important role this season under Ernesto Valverde, playing more minutes than he did last year under Luis Enrique. 

Read the full article on Goal!

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Bayern and Chelsea join Icardi race


Mauro Icardi Inter

Bayern Munich and Chelsea have joined the chase for in-demand Inter striker Mauro Icardi, reports Internews.it .

Inter have offered Icardi a new deal worth €7.5 million annually in an attempt to keep the Argentine, but the 24-year-old is holding out for €10m per year. 

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