Ozil ready to commit to Arsenal deal
Mesut Ozil looks “ready to commit” to a new Arsenal contract, says Arsene Wenger, with the Gunners boss cautiously optimistic that a deal will be done.
The Germany international is yet to extend his stay at Emirates Stadium past the end of the season and will drop into the free agent pool this summer if no fresh terms are agreed.
Arsenal have already seen Alexis Sanchez head through the exits after failing to resolve his future, and the Premier League heavyweights are eager to avoid a repeat with another key figure.
Mou mocks Man City over Alexis transfer failure
Jose Mourinho mocked Manchester City's claims they turned away from Alexis Sanchez when it became apparent United were going to land him.
“Alexis reminds me a little bit of the metaphor — when you see the tree with amazing oranges at the top of the tree but cannot get there," he said, using an interesting fruit analogy to poke fun at Pep Guardiola's team.
“You say, ‘Oh, I got the lower ones because I don’t like the ones at the top’. But you do like the ones at the top. They’re so nice, so orange, so round, so full of juice. But you can’t get there.
“So you say, ‘I don’t want to go there’ or ‘I didn’t like it, I prefer the other ones.’ It reminds me of that story.”
Kroos considers Madrid exit
Toni Kroos wants Real Madrid to sign his former Bayern Munich team-mate David Alaba at the end of the season, claims Don Balon .
Germany international Kroos is reportedly considering leaving Madrid in the summer, and is of interest to Manchester City, Manchester United and Juventus.
He is concerned about the competitiveness of the current Madrid squad, but feels the signing of Alaba would go a long way to alleviating his worries.
Ronaldo leaving depends on Neymar
Cristiano Ronaldo will only be allowed to leave Real Madrid if the Spanish giants sign Neymar, according to AS .
The Spanish outlets claims that Ronaldo wants to join Manchester United, but that Los Blancos will only allow that move to happen if the club lands Neymar in the summer.
The report also claims that Ronaldo could be used as part of the deal to land the Brazilian star, keeping him from making the jump back to the Red Devils.
Mourinho's midfield shortlist
Jose Mourinho has Borussia Dortmund pair Christian Pulisic and Julian Wiegl on his shortlist of midfield transfer targets for the summer, claims the Manchester Evening News .
Manchester United are expected to seek reinforcements in that area as Marouane Fellaini and Michael Carrick get set to move on/retire.
Napoli's Jorginho is another option being considered by the Red Devils.
Mou rules out Seri signing
Jose Mourinho insisted Manchester United will not make any more signings before the January transfer window closes amid links with Nice midfielder Jean Michael Seri.
The Portuguese boss, who signed a new contract with the club on Thursday , also claims that his side will have a short summer window.
Alexis missed drug test with Arsenal
Alexis Sanchez could be in hot water for missing a drug test with Arsenal on Monday, according to the Daily Mail.
According to the report Sanchez or Arsenal could be held accountable under the 'whereabouts' rule, with the Chilean having travelled to Manchester to complete a deal with Man United while his whereabouts details showed him as still being in London.
A player can face an extensive ban if he has three whereabouts failures in 12 months, though no comment on the situation has been made by the FA or Arsenal, while UEFA have denied any involvement.
Mourinho rules out return for Ronaldo
Jose Mourinho has poured "water on the fire" by refusing to entertain the idea that Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo could be brought back to Manchester United.
It had been suggested that the door could be opened to an emotional reunion, with the Portuguese forward now 32 years of age and caught up in the struggles currently being endured by Real.
Mourinho, though, has said on the matter: "[I'll pour] water on the fire: Cristiano is the type of player everyone wants but only one can have. That is Real Madrid, that's my feeling."
Mourinho signs new Man United deal
Jose Mourinho has signed a new contract with Manchester United, the club announced on Thursday.
The manager has extended his stay until at least 2020, with an option in place to remain a further year beyond that date.