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Man Utd consider £50million Varane bid


Manchester United are considering a bid worth £50 million for Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane, reports the Mirror.

Manager Jose Mourinho is keen to bolster United's defence, with Varane emerging once again on the club's radar.

But Madrid will not let their centre-back go cheap, while Toby Alderweireld and Samuel Umtiti are also on Mourinho's shortlist for the summer window.


Man Utd fear Di Maria repeat with Alexis


Alexis Sanchez Manchester United Manchester United fear Alexis Sanchez will flop at the club in a repeat of the Angel Di Maria fiasco, reports the Daily Mail .

Alexis cuts a sullen, solitary figure at United and often eats alone in the canteen, with several sources claiming he appears to be having second thoughts over his move to Old Trafford from Arsenal.

The Chile international earns £600,000-per-week, but United are worried he may turn out like Di Maria, who spent a single season at the club under Louis van Gaal.


Chelsea join Alderweireld race


Toby Alderweireld, Tottenham

Chelsea have entered the race to sign in-demand Tottenham defender Toby Alderweireld, according to the Daily Mirror .

Alderweireld, 29, will enter the final year of his Spurs deal at the end of the season with negotiations over a contract extension having stalled.

Chelsea have reportedly targeted Alderweireld, who has also been linked with Manchester United, Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain, with the futures of Gary Cahil and David Luiz uncertain.


'Real-linked Lewy should stay at Bayern'


Robert Lewandowski Bayern Munich

Real Madrid-linked Robert Lewandowski should stay put at Bayern Munich this summer, according to Xabi Alonso.

Speculation regarding a possible move to Madrid has intensified since Lewandowski changed his agent, teaming up with Pini Zahavi in February .

However, Alonso - who played alongside Lewandowski at Bayern - believes his former team-mate should remain at the Allianz Arena.

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Eriksen 'very happy' at Spurs


Christian Eriksen Tottenham Hotspur

Christian Eriksen insists he is "very happy" at Tottenham amid increased speculation linking him with a move to La Liga.

Barcelona and Real Madrid have both been credited with an interest in the Denmark international, whose national team manager Age Hareide, claimed that the 26-year-old would be a star for either club .

The midfielder has responded, however, insisting that he has not considered the possibility of leaving Spurs.

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Simeone meets Dybala in Madrid


Paulo Dybala Juventus

Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone met with Juventus striker Paulo Dybala in the Spanish capital on Monday, according to Radio Marca .

Dybala has spent time in Madrid after being left out of the latest Argentina squad and he met his compatriot Simeone for a meal and chat on Monday evening.

Atletico’s city rivals Real Madrid have previously been linked with a move for Dybala, with the likes of Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain also rumoured to be interested.


Griezmann wants future sorted before World Cup


Antoine Griezmann Atletico Madrid

Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann wants his future resolved before joining up with France for the World Cup in June, with Barcelona reportedly eager to make a move for him.

Griezmann had been strongly linked with a transfer to Manchester United in pre-season, before ultimately opting to remain in Madrid .

Now Barca are favourites to sign Griezmann, amid reports he is their primary target for next season and the striker just wants his future sorted early so he can concentrate on France's World Cup campaign.

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Bayern consider Pochettino


Mauricio Pochettino

Bayern Munich sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic has proposed Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino as a candidate to be the club’s next coach, reports Sport Bild .

Jupp Heynckes will leave his interim role at the end of the season and former Bayern midfielder Dietmar Hamann claimed last week that contact had been made with Pochettino .

Salihamidzic has put forward Pochettino’s name in talks with Karl-Heinz Rummenigge and Uli Hoeness, although a deal currently appears unlikely.


Malcom 'dreams' of Bayern move


Malcom Bordeaux

Bordeaux winger Malcom says he "dreams" of playing for Bayern Munich.

The 21-year-old has been heavily linked with a number of top European clubs, including the likes of Arsenal and Tottenham.

Malcom, who has contributed eight goals and six assists to Bordeaux this season, has decided to seek pastures new, and would be keen to join Bayern.

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 Madrid to offer €60m for Alisson


Alisson Roma

Real Madrid are set to make a €60 million offer to land Roma goalkeeper Alisson, according to  Corriere dello Sport.

The 25-year-old has drawn plenty of attention for his performances for the Serie A club this season, with Liverpool reported to be strongly interested.

But the Champions League holders are hoping that a bid of €60m and a five-year contract worth €5m per season will lure Alisson to the Bernabeu. 


Arp rejects Bayern offer


Jann-Fiete Arp

Hamburg’s teenage striker Jann-Fiete Arp has rejected Bayern Munich’s first offer to move to the Allianz Arena, reports Bild.

Arp is one of the brightest prospects in European football and has also attracted interest from the likes of Chelsea following an eye-catching last 12 months.

He is under contract until 2019, with Hamburg keen to agree an extension through to 2023, while Arp wants to wait to see how the team develop under new coach Christian Titz before making a decision on his future.


Wilshere will give Arsenal another chance


Jack Wilshere Arsenal

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere will give Arsenal another chance to offer him the contract he desires to keep him in north London, according to The Sun.

The 26-year-old's contract expires at the end of the season, and he has rejected the Gunners' current offer of a 25 per cent pay cut.

Wilshere is set to depart if Arsenal don't improve their offer but he will give them another chance, as he prefers to stay with Arsene Wenger's side. 


Wright: Salah will 'court attention'


Mohamed Salah Liverpool

Ian Wright believes it will be difficult for Mohamed Salah to turn down Real Madrid as he continues to star for Liverpool.

"Anyone that has come into the Premier League and scored that amount of goals, you're going to court that kind of attention," he told  Sky Sports .

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Chelsea and Atletico eye Gulacsi


Peter Gulacsi Leipzig

Chelsea and Atletico Madrid are both keeping an eye on RB Leipzig goalkeeper Peter Gulacsi, reports ESPN FC.

The two teams have established incumbents in Thibaut Courtois and Jan Oblak, but both goalkeepers have been linked with moves away in the summer. 

And Hungary international Gulacsi, 27, has emerged as an option for both sides should either of their goalkeepers depart. 


PSG sporting director met with Courtois


Thibaut Courtois

Paris Saint-Germain sporting director Antero Henrique met Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois last month to discuss a potential move, reports Le Parisien.

The Belgium international has been linked with a move to Real Madrid this summer, but the Ligue 1 giants are hoping to swoop in and land Courtois to replace Alphonse Areola as their No. 1. 


Pavard dreaming of Real Madrid & Barca


Benjamin Pavard

Stuttgart defender Benjamin Pavard has admitted that he one day dreams of representing one of Europe's biggest clubs, like Barcelona or Real Madrid. 

The 21-year-old's reputation is on the rise, as he has been rewarded for his form in the Bundesliga with a call-up to the France national team. 

Read what Pavard told Goal about his future ambitions.


Milan to return for Belotti and Auba 


Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Arsenal

AC Milan will return for previous targets Andrea Belotti and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang this summer, reports  Corriere dello Sport.

The Serie A side attempted to sign the two strikers last summer, but were unable to land either player.

But Milan now feel that Torino striker Belotti will be more affordable after a sub-par season, while Aubameyang could be lured from Arsenal despite only moving to north London in January. 


Pizarro has interest in Spain, Italy


Rodolfo Pizarro Chivas

Two clubs in Italy and one in Spain are interested in signing Chivas attacker Rodolfo Pizarro, according to  MedioTiempo .

Chivas would sell the 24-year-old for between $8 million-$11 million, though the report also says the club is yet to receive an official offer.


Arsenal to make another move for Forsberg


Emil Forsberg RB Leipzig

Arsenal will make another move for RB Leipzig midfielder Emil Forsberg this summer, according to German football expert Raphael Honigstein, via The Sun.

Appearing on the Totally Football Show podcast, Honigstein claimed the Gunners would make a move for the Sweden international after seeing a bid rejected last summer. 

"He is still a guy who really wants to go to the Premier League," Honigstein said of Forsberg. "He was very upset when Arsenal’s offer was turned down straight away by Leipzig.

“I think [Arsenal] will come back in for him because he has got a lot of talent."


Juventus scouting Ginter


Matthias Ginter Borussia Monchengladbach

Juventus are interested in Borussia Monchengladbach defender Matthias Ginter, according to  Corriere dello Sport.

The Serie A champions sent scouts to watch the 24-year-old last weekend, with a view towards a summer bid. 

Ginter is valued for his versatility, with the Germany international able to play multiple positions across the back line and also in defensive midfield. 


Vermaelen set for new Barca deal


Thomas Vermaelen Barcelona

Barcelona are set to extend defender Thomas Vermaelen's contract for an additional year, according to Sport

After several injury-ravaged seasons, the 32-year-old has returned to the fold for the Catalans this season, making 16 appearances in all competitions. 

And Vermaelen's performances have reportedly convinced Barcelona to offer him an additional year on his deal, which is set to expire at the end of next season. 


Arsenal & Liverpool offered Fekir hope


Nabil Fekir

Nabil Fekir will ensure he maintains a positive relationship with Lyon if he goes on to fulfil his dream of playing for an elite European club, according to his agent.

Lyon captain Fekir has enjoyed an outstanding season in Ligue 1, scoring 16 goals and reportedly attracting interest from a number of sides, including Liverpool and Arsenal.

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Martinez confirms impending Inter move


Lautaro Martinez Racing

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Racing forward Lautaro Martinez has confirmed he is on the verge of completing a move to Inter.

The 20-year-old, who just earned his first Argentina call-up, has been linked with a move to the Serie A side for some time, though Borussia Dortmund made a late bid for the up-and-coming forward. 

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