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‘Man Utd need six big players, not a director of football

2019-05-04T21:19:41Z

Paul Scholes considers directors of football to be a “waste of time” and believes Manchester United should focus on adding “six big players” to their squad rather than another part of the backroom team.

Numerous figures with ties to United, such as Rio Ferdinand and Edwin van der Sar, have been linked with a demanding directorial role.

Scholes, however, is not convinced that such a position needs to be filled, with Solskjaer aware of what is required and more than capable of delivering on his remit by himself.

Read what he had to say right here on Goal!

Premier League clubs targeting Rangers' Tavernier

2019-05-04T20:04:30Z

Rangers full-back James Tavernier has the eye of multiple Premier League clubs according to the Daily Mail.

Brighton and Southampton are both deciding whether to bid on Tavernier, who has scored 13 goals this season in the Premiership, with Burnley also interested.

Rangers do not want to lose their captain, but offers of around £8 million ($11m) would force them to listen.

Man United 'keeper Henderson unlikely to leave permanently

2019-05-04T19:30:08Z

Sheffielf United are hopeful they can land the player for their Premier League return, but admit it's likely to be on-loan.

The 22-year-old is keen on a return to the club he helped gain promotion, but sees his long-term future at Old Trafford, as does Blades boss Chris Wilder.

"He's a Manchester United player and there's not talk of a permanent. We believe it will be a loan," Wilder said.

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Rhian Brewster to get Liverpool chance

2019-05-04T19:00:53Z

Jurgen Klopp is said to be keen to give the 19-year-old a chance to back up Roberto Firmino.

Metro reports Daniel Sturridge will leave the club when his contract expires and that the manager doen't believe Divock Origi is consistent enough.

Brewster travelled with Liverpool to Barcelona in midweek after a 14 month injury layoff and Klopp wants to keep a pathway to the first team open for him, and may not sign another striker, the paper reports

Real Sociedad not interested in signing Everton flop permanently

2019-05-04T18:20:47Z

Sandro Ramirez is set to return to Everton as Real Sociedad have dismissed the idea of making his loan move permanent, reports Mundo Deportivo.

The 23-year-old forward has not scored since November 2017 for Everton against Atalanta.

Ramirez is under contract at Goodison Park until 2022 after joining the club in the summer of 2017.

Manchester United in for Juve's Joao Cancelo

2019-05-04T17:40:38Z

Manchester United are in talks to sign unsettled Juventus right back Joao Cancelo according to Nicola Schira of Gazzeta dello Sport.

The Italian journalist tweeted that the 24-year-old has a bad relationship with Juve coach Max Allegri and that his agent, Jorge Mendes is in talks with the Old Trafford club.

 

Real Madrid willing to spend €60m on Ajax star Van de Beek

2019-05-04T17:01:41Z

Real Madrid are prepared to meet the €60 million asking price for Ajax star Donny van de Beek, Marca reports.

The 22-year-old has catapulted to the top of the shopping list for several of Europe's top teams amid Ajax's incredible run to the Champions League semi-finals.

Real Madrid are the latest team to show interest in the Netherlands international and seem willing to beat any fellow suitors by matching the Dutch side's valuation.

Bobic denies Jovic will join Real Madrid

2019-05-04T16:34:59Z

Eintracht Frankfurt have not agreed to sell Luka Jovic to Real Madrid this summer, sporting director Fredi Bobic says.

Reports in Spain say a €60 million summer deal has been reached between the two clubs, but the Bundesliga side's director insists there has not been any contact never mind an agreement.

"There has been no contact with Real Madrid," he told ESPN FC. "For once, I don't have to use a white lie, they really haven't been in touch yet. I know them very well."

Reis agent confirms Barcelona move

2019-05-04T16:06:33Z

Groningen midfielder Ludovit Reis has agreed a move to Barcelona, his agent has confirmed.

The Camp Nou outfit have been following the 18-year-old since September and moved to snap him up recently, agreeing a fee with the Eredivisie side.

And his agent, Alexander Bursac, has confirmed that a move has been arranged.

"The clubs are out. For Ludovit this is of course very beautiful," he said. "A top transfer. We will hear this weekend or Monday when we fly to Barcelona to complete the transfer.

"We still have to sit down for the details, but we want the head coach to see Ludovit working so that he gets an impression of his level, and whether he is able to tap Barcelona's level."

Mourinho scouting Lille players for next team - Lopez

2019-05-04T15:34:41Z

Lille president Gerard Lopez has distanced the club from reports they want to appoint Jose Mourinho as coach in the near future, insisting he is instead scouting the French side's players for his next club.

Mourinho has been out of work since December, when he was sacked by Manchester United. He has since been spotted at Lille's stadium and there have been reports he is set to join the club next summer.

But Lopez insists that is not the case, suggesting the 56-year-old instead has his eye on a few players he wants to sign for the next team he takes over.

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Man City considering Sane sale

2019-05-04T15:00:00Z

Guardiola prepared to part with winger

Manchester City are considering moving Leroy Sane on this summer, according to the Daily Record.

The Germany international winger is said to have a strained relationship with manager Pep Guardiola and the Blues may be open to offers in the next transfer window.

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Napoli plotting approach for Ake

2019-05-04T14:45:00Z

Napoli are the latest side to express an interest in Bournemouth defender Nathan Ake, reports Gazzetta dello Sport.

The Netherlands international has been linked with a return to Chelsea in the recent past, but a £25 million ($33m) switch to Serie A is now being mooted.

'Sign Rabiot, sell Mkhitaryan & Iwobi'

2019-05-04T14:15:00Z

Arsenal have been urged to snap up Adrien Rabiot when his contract at Paris Saint-Germain comes to a close, with Charlie Nicholas also calling on Unai Emery to offload Henrikh Mkhitarya and Alex Iwobi.

The former Gunners star has told Sky Sports: "Adrien Rabiot will be a free-agent and been linked with different clubs, but I would take him. He has the quality and is of decent level, which Arsenal need."

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Man Utd to see Navas door open

2019-05-04T13:45:00Z

Manchester United will be given the opportunity to sign Real Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas this summer, claims The Telegraph.

Amid the uncertanity surrounding David de Gea's future at Old Trafford, a proven performer who has slipped back down the pecking order at the Santiago Bernabeu could be acquired.

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Wenger offered to Newcastle

2019-05-04T13:15:56Z

Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has seen his services offered to Newcastle, according to The Chronicle.

With Rafa Benitez's future at St James' Park being called into question, agents of several high-profile coaches have been in contact with the Magpies.

Lucas Leiva signs new Lazio deal

2019-05-04T12:57:09Z

Lazio have extended the contract of former Liverpool defender Lucas Leiva, the club have announced.

The 32 year-old, who left the Reds to join the Serie A side in 2017, has signed a deal until 2022. 

Lazio have had a disappointing campaign this term and are currently mired in mid-table with four games to go.

Emery looking for homegrown talent in summer window

2019-05-04T12:36:34Z

Unai Emery will look to rebuild his Arsenal squad with a spine of British-born players this summer, according to the Sun

The manager's budget is likely to be stretched during the summer transfer window, and he could have as little as £40million to spend if the club fail to qualify for the Champions League.

A clutch of British names have left the club in recent seasons, with Jack Wilshere, Kieran Gibbs and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain all having departed and Aaron Ramsey set to leave for Juventus in the summer, but club bosses are eager to reintroduce a homegrown core. 

Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Wilfried Zaha and Ryan Fraser are all names that have been linked with the club.

Barcelona want Lacazette

2019-05-04T11:55:08Z

La Liga giants eyeing Arsenal striker

Barcelona are considering a move for Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette, according to Mundo Deportivo.

The France forward scored twice against Valencia as the Gunners put one foot in the Europa League final on Thursday, and has emerged as a surprise target for the Spanish champions should they fail in their bid to lure Antoine Griezmann to the Nou Camp. 

The Spanish champions could offer up Andre Gomes and Samuel Umtiti as makeweights in any deal.

Kieran Trippier's wife spotted in Naples

2019-05-04T11:39:26Z

Kieran Trippier's wife has traveled to Naples to scout out possible schools for the couple's children, according to Sky Sport Italia.

Napoli have reportedly already made a bid for the Tottenham and England full-back, and the presence of Charlotte Trippier in the city - as reported by Italian journalist Massimo Ugolini - suggests that a possible deal is on the cards.  

Barca to sign Reis

2019-05-04T11:17:15Z

Barcelona have agreed a deal to sign Ludovit Reis from Dutch side Groningen for €7.7m (£6m / $7.8m), report De Telegraaf.

The 18-year-old, who is of Slovakian heritage, will sign a five-year deal with the Spanish champions in the summer before joining up with his new teammates in time for pre-season.

Reis will start next season with Barca's B side but the club are hopeful of him making the step up to the first team soon.

Frankfurt want Diaz in exchange for Jovic

2019-05-04T10:52:43Z

Eintracht Frankfurt want Real Madrid striker Mariano Diaz in exchange for Luka Jovic, according to Marca.

The Dominican has found playing time limited since returning to the Bernabeu from Lyon, and Real could be persuaded to offload the forward in order to land the highly sought-after Serb Jovic.

Barca eyeing up Cillessen replacements

2019-05-04T10:20:00Z

Barcelona have identified a number of possible replacements for second-choice goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen - amongst them Ajax's Andre Onana - according to Marca.  

Barca are interested in bringing their former academy 'keeper Onana back to Spain, with Cillessen eager to move in search of regular first-team football.

Also on the club's radar are Switzerland international Jan Sommer and Betis 'keeper Pau Lopez.

Milan lining up Gasperini as Gattuso replacement

2019-05-04T09:51:56Z

Gian Piero Gasperini has emerged as a candidate to replace Gennaro Gattuso as manager of AC Milan, according to Il Corriere dello Sport.

The Atalanta boss has taken the team from Lombardi to within touching distance of the Champions League, and his work has attracted the attention of Milan bosses Leonardo, Paulo Maldini and Ivan Gazidis. 

The club are reportedly already decided that Gattuso has no future at San Siro, and will move to replace him even if the team qualify for next season's Champions League.

De Ligt's Barca move on hold

2019-05-04T09:25:22Z

Matthijs De Ligt's proposed move from Ajax to Barcelona has been left in the balance after the defender's agent upped the asking price, according to Tuttosport.  

Mino Raiola believes his client's stock has risen dramatically since negotiations with the Spanish champions first began, and wants the terms of any deal to reflect that. 

That stalling of talks has alerted Juventus, who are also eager to enter into discussions the with the Dutch defender over a move.

Benitez close to Newcastle deal

2019-05-04T09:08:32Z

Rafa Benitez suggested he is close to agreeing a deal to stay on as Newcastle manager, as reported in the Guardian

Speculation continues to circulate that the Spaniard could leave the club when his current deal expires at the end of the season, but the former Liverpool boss has insisted that he has every intention of remaining on Tyneside. 

“I am positive that we are talking and everybody knows what is my idea," said Benitez. "At least we can move forward a little bit. I would like to see this club growing and growing, and going where I think it deserves to be.”

Mourinho eyeing PSG

2019-05-04T08:38:43Z

Jose Mourinho is keen on taking over at Paris Saint Germain - but could also be tempted by Roma, according to L'Equipe.

The former Manchester United boss has been out of work since leaving Old Trafford on 17 December but could be coaxed back into management to replace Thomas Tuchel at the Parc des Princes.

Any possibility of the Portuguese joining Roma would be contingent on their qualification for next season's Champions League

Berahino wants Stoke exit

2019-05-04T08:11:33Z

Saido Berahino's agent says the 25-year-old is ready to walk out on Stoke City in order to join Fenerbahce in Turkey, report the Express & Star.

The former England under-21 international has had a torrid time since leaving West Brom for the Potteries - having once been a big-money target for Tottenham - and is eager to seek a fresh start. 

'Painful rebuild' awaits Spurs - Pochettino

2019-05-04T07:28:49Z

Manager Mauricio Pochettino says that a "painful" rebuilding job awaits Tottenham before their squad is at the same level as their new stadium, as quoted in the Evening Standard.  

Spurs finally took up residence in their new ground last month after massive delays, and hosted Ajax there in the first leg of their first European Cup semi-final since 1962.

And Pochettino has told reporters that he may go looking for "better furniture" for his "amazing house", suggesting he is ready to embark on a summer of spending.

Monk dismisses Albion link

2019-05-04T06:58:58Z

Birmingham City boss Garry Monk has rubbished suggestions he is about to become the new West Brom manager, report the Birmingham Mail.

Albion sacked former boss Darren Moore in February with caretaker coach James Shan guiding the club to the end of the season, but the club are looking to the long term - regardless of whether or not they win a return to the Premier League. 

Llorente wants extended Spurs stay

2019-05-04T06:30:46Z

Tottenham striker Fernando Llorente is keen to extend his stay at the club for another season, report Sky Sports. 

The 34-year-old scored the winner as Spurs dumped Manchester City out of the Champions League in April to set up a last-four tie against Ajax.

Llorente featured four years ago at that stage of the competition as former club Juventus knocked out Real Madrid

German clubs watching Arsenal teenager

2019-05-04T05:00:02Z

Several Bundesliga clubs are watching Arsenal forward Sam Greenwood, according to The Sun. 

Greenwood, 17, has impressed since being signed from Sunderland last summer, and has been tipped to make his first-team debut soon.

The Gunners could be pressured to give Greenwood a chance sooner rather than later with clubs in Germany willing to offer first-team minutes.

PSG tracking Koulibaly

2019-05-04T04:12:05Z

Paris Saint-Germain are keeping an eye on Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly ahead of a possible summer move, according to Le10Sport.

With Thiago Silva possibly leaving this summer, PSG are looking to rebuild their back line and the Senegal star could fit the bill as a high-priced option.

But Koulibaly appears to be more keen on a move to Manchester United, who are willing to pay the €100 million (£85m/$112m) Napoli will demand for the centre-back. 

Frankfurt want Diaz as part of Jovic deal

2019-05-04T03:36:21Z

Eintracht Frankfurt have asked Real Madrid to include Mariano Diaz as part of any deal for Luka Jovic, reports Marca

Madrid are keen on Jovic, who has become one of the hottest properties in Europe this season by scoring 17 Bundesliga goals. 

As part of any deal the Blancos may have to include Diaz, who has struggled for form and fitness with Madrid this season after moving from Lyon last summer.  

Luiz meets with Chelsea over new contract

2019-05-04T02:50:42Z

David Luiz met with Chelsea earlier this week to discuss a new contract, the Evening Standard reports. 

The 32-year-old has experienced a resurgence this season, but his contract expires at the end of the campaign. 

Luiz has expressed his desire to stay at Stamford Bridge, but the club's policy of only offering one-year contracts to players over 30 could drive him to a new club. 

Real Sociedad to make Thauvin move

2019-05-04T02:12:27Z

Real Sociedad are in line to make a shock move for Marseille star Florian Thauvin, claims Le10Sport

The 26-year-old has been tipped to leave Marseille this summer after another standout campaign, with several clubs across Europe interested in the France international. 

Sociedad have the funds available to make a big-money move for Thauvin, but it remains to be seen if he would be interested in moving to a club that won't be able to offer Champions League football next season.

Neymar will have €170m release clause after next season

2019-05-04T01:29:51Z

The Brazilian star could be free to leave PSG in 2020

PSG star Neymar has a release clause of €170 million (£145m/$191m) that will go into effect after next season, Mundo Deportivo reports. 

Neymar did not have a release clause in the first three years of his deal at Parc des Princes, but that will change following the 2019-20 campaign. 

That could see the Brazilian star depart PSG next summer, as links with Real Madrid continue. 

Southampton lead the race for £15m Bowen

2019-05-04T00:52:12Z

Southampton are currently leading the race for Hull striker Jarrod Bowen, reports The Sun. 

Bowen, 22, has scored 22 goals in the Championship for Hull this season, and is valued at around £15 million ($20m).

 Bournemouth and Burnley are also in the race for Bowen, who could be sold this summer with his contract set to expire at the end of next season. 

Chelsea and PSG could swap Draxler and Willian

2019-05-04T00:15:47Z

Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain could make a swap deal for Julian Draxler and Willian, according to Le10Sport.

Should their transfer ban be listed in the summer, Chelsea could pursue the Germany international, who could cost up to €40 million (£34m/$45m).

PSG have been eyeing Willian for some time, and Neymar's international team-mate could move the other direction in a deal for Draxler. 

Gerrard targets Mexer

2019-05-03T22:24:55Z

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has targeted Rennes defender Edson Mexer this summer, according to the Daily Record.

The 30-year-old is out of contract at the end of the season and Gerrard made a trip to Brittany in hopes of sealing the deal for the Mozambique international.

Mexer is also drawing interest from Ligue 1 sides Nantes and Bordeaux.

Chelsea want Loftus-Cheek extension

2019-05-03T22:00:42Z

Chelsea are looking to tie Ruben Loftus-Cheek down with a new contract to avoid a repeat of the Callum Hudson-Odoi situation, according to the Sun.

Loftus-Cheek still has two years remaining on his contract, but the club do not want the situation to drag on to leave them in a difficult spot next summer.

Chelsea chief Marina Granovskaia wants to talk with Loftus-Cheek about extending his deal beyond 2021. 

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Pogba offer over £160m would tempt Manchester United

2019-05-03T21:55:50Z

The Red Devils are hoping to ward off interest from Real Madrid

Manchester United are preparing for another fight to keep Paul Pogba but would listen to an offer over £160 million ($210m) for the France star, according to the Daily Mail.

Pogba wanted to leave for Barcelona last summer and this year hopes to join Real Madrid, with the Liga giants interested in the midfielder.

But while United's stance is they won't sell, club insiders concede if Pogba wishes to go, they would be willing to listen to offers of over £160m.

Pochettino promised over £100m for summer budget

2019-05-03T21:47:00Z

Mauricio Pochettino will receive a transfer budget of over £100 million ($132m) to overhaul Tottenham this summer, according to the Sun.

The club had been careful with their spending in recent years thanks to the cost of construction of their new stadium, but it is now open and generating plenty of revenue.

Spurs also made a profit of £140m last year and will bank an extra £85m from their Champions League success this year, setting Pochettino up to spend big. 

Real Madrid agree €60m Jovic deal

2019-05-03T21:40:16Z

The Serbia international has signed a six-year deal with the Liga giants

Real Madrid have signed Eintracht Frankfurt star Luka Jovic in a €60 million (£51m/$67m) deal and inked the striker to a six-year contract, according to AS.

Frankfurt will pocket €48m of the fee while Benfica will recieve €12m as per the 20 per cent sell on fee the Portuguese club had negotiated.

Madrid had accelerated talks to ward off interest from several other top European sides, including Paris Saint-Germain.