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Tuchel rejects Bayern for Arsenal job


Thomas Tuchel has turned down the chance to manage Bayern Munich and will instead succeed Arsene Wenger at Arsenal, according to Kicker .

The Borussia Dortmund manager told Bayern officials last week that he had already signed for a club abroad, which is understood to be the Gunners.

Tuchel will link up with former Dortmund head of recruitment Sven Mislintat in north London, having worked with him in Germany.


Barca want Griezmann before World Cup


Antoine Griezmann Atletico Madrid

Barcelona are set to step up their pursuit of Antoine Griezmann in a bid to complete his move from Atletico Madrid before the World Cup, according to  Sport .

The Blaugrana have long been linked with France international Griezmann and are keen to get the deal done so as to avoid a bidding war later in the summer.

They are set to offer to pay Griezmann's €100 million release clause in two installments, with talks scheduled for the next few days.


Mourinho to sell Pogba to fund United overhaul


Paul Pogba Manchester United

Jose Mourinho has lost patience with Paul Pogba and will sell him to fund a transfer overhaul of Manchester United, reports the Mirror .

Pogba, who has been told to cut back on social media, could draw interest from Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid.

The sale of Pogba would free Mourinho up to pursue Toni Kroos and Raphael Varane and failing that, Marco Verratti and Marquinhos from PSG.


Rodgers refuses to entertain Arsenal rumours


Brendan Rodgers Celtic

Brendan Rodgers continues to be billed as a potential successor to Arsene Wenger at Arsenal, but the Celtic boss is in no rush to return to the Premier League.

The Northern Irishman has previously worked in the English top-flight with Swansea and Liverpool – carrying the Reds agonisingly close to title glory in 2013-14.

He is now flourishing in Scotland, with records and trophies aplenty collected during a productive stint at Parkhead, and revealed he has no desire to rush back to England's top flight.


Lemar hopeful of new Arsenal & Liverpool bids


Thomas Lemar France

Monaco star Thomas Lemar hopes Liverpool and Arsenal renew their interest in signing him after admitting he was "disappointed" at missing out on a move.

Arsenal saw a series of bids rejected for the France international last summer, and potentially would have signed him on deadline day had Alexis Sanchez's move to Manchester City not fallen through.

The 22-year-old was also the subject of a £70 million offer from Liverpool and has not given up hope of earning a similar deal this summer.


PSG hold talks with Conte’s representatives


Antonio Conte Chelsea

Paris Saint-Germain have held preliminary talks with representatives for Chelsea manager Antonio Conte about becoming the Ligue 1 club’s manager, according to the Guardian .

PSG’s Champions League elimination at the hands of Real Madrid likely spells the end for Unai Emery and Conte, who is also in the frame for the Italy gig, has seen his own position with the Blues come under fire.

The club consider Conte one of four option at this point, but should the Parisians decide to move forward, they will be able to offer the manager a salary of £10 million a year.


Salah to snub Real Madrid for new Liverpool contract


Mohamed Salah Liverpool

Mohamed Salah is set to snub interest from Real Madrid in favor of signing a new lucrative contract with Liverpool, according to the Mirror .

Salah’s incredible Premier League campaign has drawn the interest of the Spanish giants, but the Egypt winger has told friends he wishes to remain in England.

Liverpool are ready to reward Salah with a new deal that will pay him £200,000-a-week as Jurgen Klopp looks to build around the star.


Inter wrap up De Vrij deal


Stefan De Vrij Lazio

Inter have completed a deal to sign Lazio defender Stefan De Vrij this summer, according to  Gazzetta dello Sport .

The Netherlands international is out of contract at the end of the season and has long been linked with a move to the Nerazzurri.

And the San Siro outfit have now accelerated matters after Barcelona and Manchester City both showed an interest in the 26-year-old.


Mourinho wants Ronaldo


Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid

Jose Mourinho is ready to put past differences behind him and bring Cristiano Ronaldo to Manchester United, according to Diario Gol .

Recent setbacks, specifically the defeat to Sevilla in the Champions League, have Mourinho ready to take any player who he thinks can help him avoid the sack next season.

And Ronaldo has grown more amenable to a departure from Real Madrid in the last few days as he feels he has not received adequate support from club president Florentino Perez.


Everton eye Smalling


Chris Smalling Manchester United

Everton are eyeing a move for Manchester United defender Chris Smalling, according to the  Sunday Mirror .

Smalling has just 15 months left on his contract at Old Trafford, and is likely to be surplus to requirements as Jose Mourinho searches for fresh centre-back talent.


Arsenal and Chelsea to battle for Oblak


Jan Oblak Slovenia

Arsenal and Chelsea both have Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak on their wanted list this summer, reports the Sunday Express .

The Gunners have been regularly watching the Slovenian international, who has an £88 million release clause, and view him as the replacement for Petr Cech.

The Blues see Oblak as an option should Thibault Courtois leave for Spain, while Liverpool are also keeping an eye on the keeper.


Pastore: Neymar to Real Madrid a “media game”


Neymar PSG

Talk of Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar moving to Real Madrid are just manufactured by the media according to team-mate Javier Pastore.

Stories have circulated that the Brazil star is unhappy in his first season with the Ligue 1 club and is ready for a return to Spain, either with Madrid or his old club Barcelona.

However, Pastore, who himself is likely to depart PSG, claims Neymar has little desire to leave and it is instead a “media game.”

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Simeone views Pickford as Oblak replacement


Jordan Pickford Everton

Diego Simeone is preparing for life after Jan Oblak and is looking at Everton’s Jordan Pickford as a summer signing, according to Don Balon .

Oblak has admitted uncertainty over his Atletico Madrid future, and his departure would leave Axel Werner as the likely No.1.

However, Simeone would want competition for Werner and thinks Pickford would be the ideal choice to challenge for the top spot at Atletico.


Can to demand £200,000 per week salary


Emre Can Liverpool

Emre Can wants a significant bump in pay if he is to remain with Liverpool, according to the Mirror .

The Germany international, who is in the last six months of his deal, wants £200,000-a-week to renew terms at Anfield.

It is unlikely Liverpool will meet those requests, increasing the odds Can departs the Reds this summer, though more talks are expected.


Chelsea an option for Bale


Gareth Bale Real Madrid

Chelsea could become an option for Gareth Bale, if the Wales international decides to leave Real Madrid, claims  Don Balon .

Bale’s future at Madrid appears uncertain as he is no longer a guaranteed starter under Zinedine Zidane and he has long been linked with a move to Manchester United.

However, Chelsea could also be tempted to make an approach for Bale, if Madrid follow up their interest in Blues duo Thibaut Courtois and Eden Hazard.

Paris Saint-Germain is also a potential destination for Bale, should Madrid bid for Neymar, but a move to China has been ruled out by the former Tottenham winger.


Madrid made January Dzeko approach


Edin Dzeko Roma Shakhtar Champions League

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Real Madrid made an approach to sign Roma striker Edin Dzeko in the January transfer window, reports  Marca .

Chelsea had made a concerted effort to bring in the former Manchester City forward at the start of the year, and they were joined in the pursuit by Madrid.

However, with both clubs only offering a back-up role Dzeko decided to stay with Roma rather than accept a mid-season switch.

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