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Man City and Arsenal battle for Iniesta


Both Manchester City and Arsenal are looking to convince Andres Iniesta to move to the Premier League rather than transfer to a Chinese club, AS reports.

Iniesta will leave Barcelona this summer after winning 31 trophies at the club, and Pep Guardiola is eager to bring him to City having worked together at Camp Nou. Similarly, the 33-year-old could link up with former boss Luis Enrique if the Spaniard is appointed at Arsenal.

Ligue 1 giants PSG are also in the race to sign Iniesta, who has spent his entire playing career at Barcelona up until now.


Man Utd looking to sign Fred this summer


Manchester United are looking to sign Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Fred after local rivals Man City pulled out of the race, according to the Manchester Evening News .

The Brazil international was a target for City in January until Pep Guardiola decided to strengthen his defence instead, bringing in Aymeric Laporte from Athletic Bilbao.

United have contacted Fred's representatives about a summer move, and Jose Mourinho sees the 25-year-old as the perfect addition to his midfield with Michael Carrick retiring and Marouane Fellaini expected to leave.


Man Utd ready mega Ter Stegen bid


Manchester United are preparing to make a move for Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen, Don Balon reports.

Jose Mourinho's side are apparently fearful of losing David de Gea to Real Madrid in the summer and are making contingency plans should their current No.1 head for Spain.

And the Red Devils are reportedly willing to pay as much as €150m for the Barcelona keeper, with star man Lionel Messi apparently worried the Catalans will part with the Germany international for that kind of money.


Man Utd still want Rose


Tottenham's Danny Rose remains a transfer target for Manchester United, the Evening Standard reports.

The England international has struggled for game time since recovering from a serious knee injury, but Jose Mourinho is still keen to sign the full-back.

Additionally, it is said that the Portuguese boss is willing to listen to offers for out of favour defenders Matteo Darmian and Luke Shaw ahead of the new season.

Spurs, meanwhile, have placed Fulham's Ryan Sessegnon high on their own summer wishlist.


Batshuayi interested in Dortmund talks


Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi is interested in discussing a summer permanent move to Borussia Dortmund,  Goal  understands.

The Bundesliga's efforts to secure an option to buy on their loan deal were rejected outright in January by Chelsea, but Batshuayi’s nine goals in 14 games have only strengthened Dortmund’s resolve to make a deal happen.

Chelsea will likely wait until after the World Cup to begin talks and could ask for as much as £50 million , as they aim to profit on the growing value of their loan star.

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Gazidis wants Arteta to replace Wenger


Arsenal's chief executive Ivan Gazidis believes Mikel Arteta could be the right man to replace Arsene Wenger at Arsenal, Sky Sports   claims.

Arteta, a former Gunners captain, has been working alongside Pep Guardiola at Manchester City and has seen his stock as a potential manager rise as a result.

Raul Sanllehi, head of football operations at the club, is said to prefer former Barcelona coach Luis Enrique, while head of recruitment Sven Mislintat has eyes for Hoffenheim manager Julian Nagelsmann and Schalke's Domenico Tedesco.


'Man Utd were looking at Germany trio'


Manchester United had identified Mats Hummels, Marco Reus and Ilkay Gundogan as potential transfer targets prior to Sir Alex Ferguson’s departure, claims Rene Meulensteen.

Ferguson was stepped down as United manager on the back of a 13th Premier League title triumph, David Moyes was appointed as his successor and attention shifted elsewhere in the recruitment market.

That change in direction led the Red Devils away from three star turns in Germany who were all on the books of Borussia Dortmund at the time.

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City allow Stones to leave


Manchester City will allow defender John Stones to leave the club this summer, according to  The Sun .

The England international has not started a Premier League game since January having fallen down the pecking order under Pep Guardiola.

Both Arsenal and Liverpool have been touted as potential destinations, with City keen to recoup most of the £47.5 million they spent on the centre-back in 2016.


Man Utd defender to stay at Villa


Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is prepared to let Axel Tuanzebe spend another season on loan at Aston Villa, according to The Sun .

Tuanzebe joined Villa on loan in the January transfer window, but has made just five appearances for the Championship club.

However, Mourinho wants Tuanzebe to continue his development at Villa next season, irrespective of whether Steve Bruce’s side clinch promotion to the Premier League.


Fee holding up Rafinha move


Barcelona's transfer fee demands are holding up a permanent move to Inter for Rafinha, Calciomercato   reports.

The midfielder has stated he is happy in Milan and would like to stay, but the player's buyout clause of €35 million plus an additional €3m in bonuses is proving an issue for the Serie A club.

The Brazilian is said not to feature in Ernesto Valverde's plans for the Blaugrana, but sporting director Robert Fernandez is a keen admirer of the 25-year-old and will not settle for a cut-price deal.


Valverde considering Barca future


Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde is considering leaving Camp Nou this summer, according to  AS .

Despite guiding the Blaugrana to the Copa del Rey and managing them to the verge of an unbeaten Liga season, the former Athletic boss could yet walk away at the end of his first season in charge.

The 54-year-old is at odds with the Barca board following their quarter-final exit from Champions League and could now walk away.


Messi tells Neymar: Join Man Utd!


Lionel Messi has told former Barcelona team-mate Neymar to join Manchester United this summer, according to  Don Balon .

Neymar is set to leave Paris Saint-Germain and has two offers - one from United and one from Real Madrid.

Messi, though, is keen for the Brazil international not to sign for Barca's main rivals and instead has advised him to move to Old Trafford.


New Arsenal boss given limited funds


Arsene Wenger's managerial replacement at Arsenal will only have around £50 million to spend on their squad this summer, according to the  Daily Telegraph .

With Wenger set to step down at the end of the season, the hunt is on for a new coach to take the reins at the Emirates Stadium.

But following the club-record arrivals of Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang over the past 12 months, funds are tight at the Gunners.


West Ham make massive Isco bid


West Ham have had a huge €90 million offer for Isco accepted by Real Madrid, according to  Don Balon .

The Spain international has not always been first choice at Santiago Bernabeu this season and could look to leave this summer.

Manchester City have shown an interest but have not offered anywhere near the same amount as the London Stadium outfit.


Mou to give up De Gea for Ronaldo


Jose Mourinho is willing to use David de Gea as part of a swap deal to bring Cristiano Ronaldo to Manchester United, according to  Diario Gol .

Mourinho is keen to reunite with Ronaldo, whom he managed at Real Madrid, and is willing to allow De Gea to leave given his goalkeeper's urge to move to Santiago Bernabeu.

Should Madrid reject that, however, then Paul Pogba could be offered instead of De Gea.


Bale holds Inter talks


Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale has held talks with Inter regarding a move this summer, according to  Don Balon .

The Wales international is set to leave Santiago Bernabeu following a frustrating season with injuries and a lack of form.

And the San Siro outfit want to unite Bale with Mauro Icardi as they look to make a splash both domestically and in Europe once again.


Athletic keen on Llorente reunion


Athletic Club are keen on bringing Tottenham striker Fernando Llorente back to Spain this summer, according to the  Daily Mirror .

The Spain international has struggled to establish himself at Spurs given the form of Harry Kane up front.

And Llorente, who left Athletic for Juventus in 2013, would be open to making the move back to Bilbao.


Leipzig asked for Alexander-Arnold


RB Leipzig were keen to take Liverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold to Germany back in January, according to  The Times .

The full-back has impressed during his first full season in the first team at Anfield, with some even calling for him to go to the World Cup with England.

And it has been revealed Leipzig asked for the youngster to be included after Liverpool bid to bring Naby Keita to Merseyside at the turn of the year rather than wait until the summer.


Man City close to Jorginho


Manchester City are closing in on a deal for Napoli's £50 million-rated midfielder Jorginho and are ready to splash the cash on a marquee signing if the possibility presents itself.

Goal understands City want to make just two signings this summer as they look to build on their Premier League-winning campaign. 

They are pursuing a deep-lying midfielder - now likely to be Jorginho - and a forward; the same positions they attempted to strengthen in January.

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Bayern to block Lewandowski sale


Bayern Munich are set to block Real Madrid's move for striker Robert Lewandowski this summer.

The Poland international is keen to move on from the Bundesliga champions this summer.

And Madrd see him as an upgrade on Karim Benzema as they aim to bolster their forward line.

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Liverpool told 'sack of money' won't land Alisson


Liverpool and Real Madrid have been warned by Roma president James Pallotta that “a sack of money” will not be enough to land in-demand goalkeeper Alisson.

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The Brazil international has become a much sought-after commodity on the back of his consistent showings for club and country.

But Roma have maintained throughout the regular rounds of transfer talk that they have no intention of selling .

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