Transfer news and rumours LIVE: Depay 'wants Barcelona stay'

GOAL takes a look at the biggest transfer news and rumours from the Premier League, La Liga, Serie A and around the world

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    Monaco won't budge on Tchouameni price

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    Man City interested in Pogba (Daily Mail)

    Manchester City are considering a move for Paul Pogba on a free transfer when the Manchester United star sees his deal run out at Old Trafford this summer, says the Daily Mail.

    The France international could become one of a select group of players to cross the divide in the city from red to blue - and would arguably become the most infamous one to do so if any deal was struck.

    Pep Guardiola wishes to bolster his central midfield options and Pogba - who cost a world record fee at the time of his return to United in 2016 - could well be the man.

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    Suarez could make Barca return

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    Mendes clause yet to be triggered

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    Bale still in D.C. United contact

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    Messi doesn't need MLS move - Charlotte boss Ramirez

    Lionel Messi need not finish his career in Major League Soccer to help expand the game in the USA, says Charlotte FC boss Miguel Angel Ramirez, with the Spaniard suggesting the Argentine's public figure has already helped grow the sport stateside.

    The Paris Saint-Germain forward, fresh off the success of a Ligue 1 title in his first season away from Barcelona, has been linked with a move to MLS to finish up his career, with just a year left on his deal at Parc des Princes and a final World Cup with Argentina looming.

    Yet Ramirez does not think that the attacker needs to wrap up his time playing his trade in the competition, arguing that his global reach and reputation has already enhanced the game's reputation.

    Read the full story on GOAL here!

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    Sevilla enter race for Lo Celso

    Sevilla have entered the race for Tottenham midfielder Giovani Lo Celso, according to Todofichajes.

    The Argentine has impressed on loan at Villarreal during the second half of the campaign, helping Unai Emery's side reach the Champions League semi-finals.

    Villarreal are keen to make the move permanent but fear they will be priced out of a deal, with Sevilla now ready to make a move for the 26-year-old.

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    Arsenal have eyes on Melo

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    Yems leaves Crawley

    Crawley have confirmed manager John Yems has left the club my mutual consent.

    Yems was suspended by the League Two club last month following allegations about his behaviour towards the players.

    The Football Association confirmed earlier this week that it was investigating allegations of discriminatory words and conduct by Yems.

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    Blues eye Bremer

    Chelsea are considering a move for Torino's Gleison Bremer as they seek a replacement for Antonio Rudiger, according to Football.London.

    The Blues have sent scouts to watch the Brazilian in action this season ahead of potential summer move.

    Rudiger will leave the club when his contract expires at the end of the season, with Real Madrid expected to snap up the Germany international.

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    Pulskamp signs new deal

    Sporting Kansas City goalkeeper John Pulskamp has signed a new three-year deal through to 2025, with the option of a further year.

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    Potter eyed as potential Conte replacement

    Brighton boss Graham Potter is Tottenham's number one target should Antonio Conte quit the club this summer, reports the Telegraph.

    Conte was only appointed Spurs boss in November but his long-term future is uncertain, especially if the club fail to qualify for the Champions League.

    If the Italian does move on then Potter is top of Tottenham's shortlist to succeed him, though they would have to pay a release fee of around £10 million ($12.5m)

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    Barca close to agreeing Gavi deal

    Barcelona are close to agreeing terms on a new contract with wonderkind Gavi, reports Marca.

    Barca officials met with the 17-year-old's agent on Friday where a breakthrough was made in talks.

    There is still some difference in terms of basic wage, but both parties are keen to reach an agreement.

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    Eriksen considering Bees stay

    Christian Eriksen is giving serious thought about staying at Brentford beyond the end of this season, reports the Telegraph.

    Eriksen has impressed since making an emotional return to football in January after suffering a cardiac arrest playing for Denmark at Euro 2020.

    Leicester and former club Tottenham are keen to sign the 30-year-old when his short-term Brentford contract expires this summer, but he may end up extending his stay in west London instead.

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    Hammers eye Brownhill

    West Ham are considering a summer move for Burnley midfielder Josh Brownhill, reports 90Min.

    Hammers boss David Moyes ihas turned his attentions to the former Bristol City player as he seeks cover for Declan Rice and Tomas Soucek.

    The Clarets would be reluctant to let Brownhill leave but much will rest on whether they can avoid relegation from the Premier League.

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    Man Utd ask about Reims striker Ekitike (ESPN)

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    Manchester United have, according to ESPN, asked about the potential availability of Reims striker Hugo Ekitike.

    The Red Devils are, however, set to face competition for the highly-rated 19-year-old from Bayern Munich, Arsenal and Newcastle.

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    Barca plotting bid for Wirtz in 2023

    Florian Wirtz remains one of the hottest prospects in world football, with Fichajes reporting that Barcelona are plotting to table a bid for him in 2023.

    The 19-year-old Bayer Leverkusen starlet has been linked with leading sides across Europe, but he is not rushing into a move that could harm his development.

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    Chelsea frustrated in pursuit of Haaland (Express Sport)

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    Express Sport claims that Chelsea have been left “frustrated” as restrictions in place at Stamford Bridge are preventing them from joining the race for Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland.

    The Blues are said to be open to the idea of offloading Romelu Lukaku again, after seeing him struggle back in west London, with the plan being to bring in another prolific frontman – such as one being heavily linked with Manchester City and Real Madrid.

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    West Ham want Broja deal with Chelsea

    West Ham are ready to make Armando Broja their top striker target for the summer window, reports The Sun.

    The 20-year-old has impressed on loan at Southampton this season and could be offloaded by Chelsea over the summer as he faces fierce competition for places at his parent club.

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    Morata & Felix back on Barcelona’s radar

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    According to ARA, Atletico Madrid forwards Alvaro Morata and Joao Felix are back on Barcelona’s radar.

    The pair have seen moves to Catalunya mooted in the past, and the Blaugrana may rekindle interest in the Spain and Portugal internationals when another window swings open.

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    Southampton set sights on City keeper Bazunu

    Sticking with goalkeepers and Manchester City-owned star Gavin Bazunu is said to be a target for Southampton.

    TalkSPORT claims that the 20-year-old Republic of Ireland international could be targeted by the Saints as Fraser Forster is set to hit free agency at the end of the season.

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    Juve keen on loan deal for Chelsea keeper Kepa

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    Juventus are, according to football.london, keen on striking a loan deal for Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga.

    Barcelona are also said to be sniffing around the Spain international, who is struggling for game time in England, as they wait to discover whether big-money bids will be lodged for Marc-Andre ter Stegen this summer.

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    Leeds talks with Phillips & Raphinha put on hold

    Leeds have put contract talks with Kalvin Phillips and Raphinha on hold as they battle for Premier League survival, reports 90min.

    The former has been linked with Manchester United of late, while the latter is said to be interesting Barcelona and West Ham.

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    New Arsenal contract for Arteta

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    Pique tried to buy Paris club

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    Barcelona defender Gerard Pique has revealed he fronted a consortium which attempted to buy French league club Red Star FC.

    Pique told L'Equipe: “We were on the verge of buying Red Star. Unfortunately, we arrived a little late in the negotiations, but I went to Paris, I saw the stadium, I spoke with Patrice Haddad, the owner at the time.

    "It interested me because it has been going well since we bought FC Andorra. We recovered the club in the fifth division and today we are first in division three. We are looking to replicate this model in another club.

    "Red Star, for its history, its spectacular supporters, its stadium being renovated, we immediately liked it. We made a very good offer at the last minute but it didn't happen."

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    Chelsea keen on extending Mount contract

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    Chelsea remain keen on agreeing a contract extension with Mason Mount as questions are asked of his future at Stamford Bridge, reports ESPN.

    Sanctions imposed on renewals and incoming transfers are hampering the Blues’ cause at present, but the intention is to thrash out fresh terms with a home-grown England international midfielder.

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    Araujo explains rejecting offers for Barca stay

    Ronald Araujo has explained why he rejected offers to remain at Barcelona long term.

    The centre back was subject to numerous offers with his former contract due to expire in 2023, but instead the Uruguayan signed a new deal at Camp Nou.

    Araujo told Sport: “It was always my wish. The renewal is a great happiness. I am in the best club in the world and it’s a reward for the work done. The confidence that the club has in me means that I am doing things well.”

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    Sevilla looking to lure Lenglet away from Barca

    Sevilla are looking to lure Clement Lenglet away from Barcelona in the summer transfer window, reports Fichajes.

    The French defender, who has slipped down the pecking order at Camp Nou, previously spent 18 months with the Andalusian club between January 2017 and July 2018.

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    Spurs 'keeping tabs on Eriksen'

    Tottenham are watching Christian Eriksen ahead of possibly re-signing the midfielder this summer, according to Caught Offside.

    Eriksen has impressed for Brentford since returning to the Premier League in January, having suffered cardiac arrest at Euro 2020 last summer.

    However no official contact has been made over the 30-year-old yet and Leicester are also said to be keeping tabs.

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    Newcastle 'interested in Agalarov'

    Newcastle considered signing Ufa striker Hamid Agalarov in the January transfer window and could renew their interest in the summer, according to Sport24.

    The 21-year-old has 18 goals in 24 Russian Premier League appearances this season, even as Ufa battle against relegation.

    Newcastle have been linked with various attacking signings following their takeover by a Saudi-led consortium.

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    Depay 'wants Barcelona stay' (Fabrizio Romano)

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    Barcelona forward Memphis Depay wants to continue at the club next season despite speculation he could be sold to alleviate the club's financial issues, according to Fabrizio Romano.

    The 28-yera-old has another year left on his contract, but has fallen down the pecking order at Camp Nou since the arrival of Xavi as manager.

    But Romano told the FIVE YouTube channel: "As he has said in public, he wants to continue at Barca and wants to prove himself next season. His current mission is to stay since he wants to play in the Champions League."

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    Spurs & Newcastle monitoring Pickford

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    Tottenham and Newcastle are both monitoring Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford - according to talkSPORT.

    The Toffees may be open to selling the 28-year-old this summer as they seek to raise extra funds for a squad overhaul.

    Much could depend on whether Everton are relegated or not, but Spurs and Newcastle are both keeping an eye on Pickford's situation with a view to launching respective bids when the market reopens.

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    Aston Villa interested in Mainz defender St. Juste

    Mainz centre-back Jeremiah St. Juste is the subject of interest from Aston Villa - according to Jornal de Noticias.

    West Ham and Leicester have also been linked with the 25-year-old along with Sporting CP, who are thought to be the frontrunners for his signature at the moment.

    Steven Gerrard is eager to strengthen his defence by adding St. Juste to his ranks, though, and Villa may look to steal ahead of Sporting in the coming weeks.

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    Mourinho wants Wan-Bissaka at Roma

    Roma boss Jose Mourinho wants to bring in Manchester United full-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka - according to The Sun.

    The Giallorossi's current squad already contains former United star Chris Smalling, while ex-Chelsea man Tammy Abraham leads the line upfront.

    Mourinho is eager to add another Englishman to his ranks this summer and Wan-Bissaka may be available after a frustrating 2021-22 season at Old Trafford.

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    Napoli target Brighton loanee Ostigard

    Napoli have identified Brighton loanee Leo Skiri Ostigard as a transfer target - according to Calciomercato.

    The 22-year-old is currently on loan at Genoa, and has made 11 Serie A appearances for the club since January.

    Ostigard has impressed enough to alert Napoli, who could offer him the chance to stay in Italy this summer as they seek a replacement for Axel Tuanzebe following his disappointing loan from Manchester United.

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    Roma set Zaniolo asking price

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    Roma have set their asking price for Italian midfielder Nicolo Zaniolo - according to Calciomercato.

    Milan and Juventus have both been linked with the 22-year-old, who is also attracting interest from the Premier League.

    Zaniolo is still under contract at Stadio Olimpico until 2024 and Roma won't let him go for less than €50 million (£43m/$53m).

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    Frankfurt agree deal for Antwerp left-back Buta

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    Chicago Fire confirm Mueller's arrival from Hibernian

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    Man City add De Jong to transfer wishlist (Sun)

    Manchester City want to complete deals for Borussia Dortmund's Erling Haaland and Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong this summer - according to The Sun.

    The Premier League champions are confident of winning the race for Haaland ahead of Real Madrid with the striker happy to agree to personal terms on a move to the Etihad Stadium.

    De Jong, meanwhile, has long been admired by City boss Pep Guardiola, and Barca may be tempted to sell if the Manchester outfit launch a bid as they continue to try and cut costs.

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    Orlando City announce Gaston Gonzalez signing

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    Mbappe's mother rubbishes PSG extension reports

    Kylian Mbappe's mother Fayza Lamary has labelled reports that the Paris Saint-Germain star has agreed to a two-year contract extension "completely false".

    As it stands, Mbappe is set to become a free agent when his current deal at Parc des Princes expires on June 30, and he has been strongly linked with a move to Real Madrid.

    GOAL has confirmed that PSG have stepped up talks over a renewal, but no agreement has been reached as of yet, which his mother has now come out to reiterate publically.

    Read the full story here.