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Barca eye Martial & Sessegnon


Barcelona are plotting summer moves for Anthony Martial and Ryan Sessegnon, according to the  Daily Mail.

The Blaugrana are set to make a £60 million bid for out-of-favour Manchester United forward Martial while they are also monitoring the progress of Fulham teenager Sessegnon.

Barca are also confident of finalising a deal for Atletico Madrid's Antoine Griezmann as they plan for a busy summer of spending at Camp Nou.


PSG to make Casemiro move


Paris Saint-Germain are set to make a summer move for Real Madrid midfielder Casemiro, according to  AS.

The Ligue 1 champions are keen to bolster their midfield ahead of next season, with 34-year-old Thiago Motta not getting any younger.

And Brazil international Casemiro is seen as the ideal replacement after becoming one of Madrid's key players in recent years.


Mourinho to let Pogba depart


Jose Mourinho has lost patience with Paul Pogba and is set to let the Frenchman leave Manchester United this summer, reports the Daily Mail.

The 25-year-old France international has seen his place in the team come into question this season amid talk of a strained relationship with his manager. 

And Mourinho is now ready to sell the midfielder, with Anthony Martial, Matteo Darmian and Daley Blind also on the list of players the Portuguese manager will allow to depart Old Trafford. 


Zidane plays down Bale & Benzema exit reports


Zinedine Zidane remains convinced that both Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema have a future at Real Madrid.

Both players have struggled for fitness and form in the 2017-18 campaign, with reports suggesting that they will be moved on in the summer.

Zidane, though, does not think that either player is in "danger" of being sold by the club as he delivered a message of reassurance in his press conference on Tuesday.

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Neymar will stay at PSG - Emery


Unai Emery is confident Neymar will stay at Paris Saint-Germain beyond this season, despite ongoing reports of interest from Real Madrid.

PSG's elimination from the Champions League by Real Madrid has only added to the suspicion that Neymar wants to unite with the Spanish capital club and will look for a way out this summer.

However, the former Santos star is most likely to stay in France and could return to the field for them this season if his recovery continues smoothly.

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Tierney ignoring Man Utd transfer talk


Kieran Tierney continues to shrug off links to Manchester United, with a six-year contract at Celtic showing his “long-term” commitment to the Scottish champions.

The highly-rated full-back is just 20 years of age, while a senior bow when still in his teens brought him to the attention of heavyweight sides elsewhere .

Tierney has, however, grown accustomed to turning a deaf ear to transfer talk and believes the signing of fresh terms at Parkhead in October helps to highlight how his head has not been turned by talk of interest from afar.

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Leicester eye Grealish


Leicester City have made Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish a summer transfer target, according to the  Daily Mirror .

The 22-year-old has impressed for Villa in the Championship, and would likely be available for around £20 million should they fail to secure promotion back to the top-flight.


Mandzukic allowed to leave Juve amid offers


Mario Mandzukic is facing an uncertain future at Juventus Goal  understands, with the experienced striker approaching an important career crossroads.

Two offers from China have already been tabled , while interest is expected to be shown from England and Germany if the exit doors are opened at the Allianz Stadium.

Juve are prepared to let Mandzukic make the final decision on his future, with any proposals put to them set to be considered.

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Darmian welcomes Juventus interest


Matteo Darmian has welcomed the interest being shown in him by Juventus as he edges towards a summer move away from Manchester United.

Taken to Old Trafford by Louis van Gaal in 2015, the versatile defender enjoyed a productive 2016-17 campaign under Jose Mourinho.

The 28-year-old has, however, slipped back down the pecking order in the current campaign, making just 13 appearances, and is now wanted back in his native Italy by Juventus .

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Chelsea challenge Arsenal to Golovin


Chelsea are determined to beat Arsenal to the signing of CSKA Moscow midfielder Alexander Golovin,  Sport24  reports. 

Arsene Wenger is already tracking the 21-year-old, but Blues owner Roman Abramovich hopes to lure him to Stamford Bridge with a view to loaning him initially to Vitesse.


City to hand Guardiola £200m war chest


Manchester City's owners will sanction £200 million for Pep Guardiola to spend this summer, reports the Mirror.

The City boss will look to strengthen at centre-back, holding midfielder and forward as he attempts to turn his Premier League champions into Champions League winners as well. 

Thomas Lemar, Fred, Jorginho, Jean Michael Seri, Julian Weigl, Riyad Mahrez and Toby Alderweireld are just a few of the names City could target this summer. 


Man Utd set Martial price


Manchester United will only sell Anthony Martial if they receive a bid of at least €50 million, according to Calciomercato.com.

The France international has been frustrated by a lack of playing time this season, with clubs like Juventus and Bayern Munich linked with the 22-year-old. 

Jose Mourinho could sanction a sale for the forward, but he'll have to receive a significant offer to let Martial go. 


Barcelona step up Umtiti talks


Barcelona have recently made contact with Samuel Umtiti's representatives about a new contract, according to Mundo Deportivo.

The France centre-back is looking for an improvement on his current contract, which expires in 2021.

And, with Manchester United reportedly looking to swoop for Umtiti, the report states that Barcelona are more optimistic than ever that a new deal can be reached. 


Donnarumma offered to PSG


Agent Mino Raiola has offered his client Gianluigi Donnarumma to Paris Saint-Germain, reports France Football.

The Ligue 1 winners are thought to be targeting an upgrade to goalkeeper Alphonse Areola, and the 19-year-old AC Milan star could be the perfect candidate to fill the void. 

PSG have also sounded out other goalkeeping targets, including Atletico Madrid's Jan Oblak, Roma's Alisson and Chelsea's Thibaut Courtois. 


Rashford to delay contract talks


Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford will delay talks over a new contract due to a lack of playing time, according to The Sun.

The 20-year-old has two years remaining on his current deal, but has started just 14 of his 30 Premier League appearances this term.

Rather than pen fresh terms, Rashford wants to wait to see if Jose Mourinho will bring in even more attacking options this summer. 


Man City join Paulinho chase


Manchester City have joined the race for Brazilian teenager Paulinho, reports the Daily Mail.

The 17-year-old Vasco da Gama forward has broken into the first team this season, and has also impressed with the Brazil U-17 side. 

Atletico Madrid have already seen a £12 million bid rejected, with Vasco da Gama reportedly demanding £25m for the striker. 


Tottenham willing to sell Dembele


Tottenham are willing to sell midfielder Mousa Dembele this summer, according to the Mirror

The 30-year-old has put talks over a new contract on hold until after the World Cup, with the Belgium international's current deal having just one season remaining. 

Though Spurs won't actively look to move Dembele on, they will listen to offers, with Barcelona’s Andre Gomes and Atalanta’s Bryan Cristante identified as possible replacements.


Madrid willing to sell Ceballos to Liverpool


Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has given the green light to sell Dani Ceballos to Liverpool, claims Don Balon.

The 21-year-old midfielder has struggled for playing time in his first season at the Bernabeu, and Jurgen Klopp's side are interested in offering the Spain U-21 international an escape route. 

Perez, however, will only sanction a move if a buy-back clause is included in the deal. 


Man Utd and Arsenal scout Zivkovic


Representatives from Manchester United and Arsenal attended Benfica's match against Porto on Sunday to watch Andrija Zivkovic, reports O Jogo.

The Benfica winger has attracted interest from abroad with his strong displays since moving from Serbian side Partizan in 2016. 

Tottenham have also been linked with the 21-year-old Serbia international, as well as various sides from Germany. 


Lenglet could play for Barca - Montella


Sevilla manager Vincenzo Montella believes defender Clement Lenglet is good enough to play for Barcelona in the future. 

The Sevilla centre-back has impressed in La Liga this season, and the Catalan giants have been linked with a move for the 22-year-old. 

Though Montella said Lenglet may play for Barca some day, he also hopes the French defender stays with Sevilla in the near future. 

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Alexander-Arnold doubles his wages


Liverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold has triggerered an improved deal that has doubled his wages, reports the Mirror

The 19-year-old received a boost in his deal when he reached 30 senior appearances, with the right-back's rapid progress this season surprising even manager Jurgen Klopp.

Alexander-Arnold is now tied down to the Anfield club for the next four seasons. 


Guardiola set for new contract


Manchester City and Pep Guardiola are nearing a deal on a 12-month extension of the manager's contract, according to ESPN FC.

The Spanish boss has led City to Carabao Cup and Premier League titles in the second season of a three-year deal.

Though Guardiola has insisted he won't stay in England for a long period, he is reportedly willing to sign on for another year as City chase an elusive Champions League title. 

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Liverpool to step up Zielinski chase


Liverpool are prepared to step up their interest in Napoli midfielder Piotr Zielinski, according to Tuttomercatoweb

The 23-year-old Poland international is a long-term target of the Reds, who attempted to sign Zielinski while he was at Udinese before he instead joined Napoli in 2016.

Though Zielinski has made just 10 league starts this season, Napoli are still set to demand £57 million to let him go. 

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