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Lukaku future uncertain as Man Utd want £80m

2019-06-15T21:17:30Z

Romelu Lukaku's future with Manchester United remains uncertain as the Red Devils look to recoup £80 million ($101m) for the striker, according to the Daily Mail.

Lukaku has an interest in linking up with Antonio Conte at Inter, having nearly joined Conte's Chelsea over United back in 2017 as the coach favours big, physical strikers to lead his line.

However that will require United receive a pay that matches most of what they paid Everton for his services, and the Red Devils are content to let Lukaku remain at the club if that £80m demand is not met. 

Bayern, Dortmund agree Hummels fee

2019-06-15T20:42:49Z

Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund have agreed a fee for defender Mats Hummels, according to Bild.

The defender will return to Dortmund for €20 million (£18m/$23m), plus additional bonuses, while an agreement has also been reached on Hummels' salary. 

Betis would take £70m for Lo Celso

2019-06-15T20:15:27Z

Real Betis would accept a bid of around £70 million ($88m) for Tottenham target Giovani Lo Celso, according to Sky Sports.

Lo Celso wants a move to London and Spurs remain in talks to sign the former Paris Saint-Germain midfielder.

Part of the delay is Lo Celso's £88m release clause, which has helped to keep the clubs apart in their valuation of the Betis star.

West Ham's Gomez bid not accepted

2019-06-15T20:12:26Z

West Ham's £25 million ($32m) bid for striker Maxi Gomez has not been accepted by Celta Vigo as they seek to drive up his price, according to the Guardian.

Gomez's contract has a £45m release clause and interest from the Hammers and Valencia is being used by Celta to drive up their fee.

West Ham face a battle to convince Gomez to sign with them, as he also wants assurances he will not be brought in to back up Marko Arnautovic. 

Aston Villa favourites to land Butland

2019-06-15T19:47:44Z

Aston Villa are ahead of Bournemouth in the race to sign Jack Butland from Stoke CityDaily Mail reports.

Stoke are demanding £23 million ($29m) for the goalkeeper and Villa are preparing to make an offer in the next few days as they look to strengthen the squad ahead of their return to the Premier League.

Besiktas end Emre Mor pursuit

2019-06-15T19:31:43Z

Besiktas have brought an end to their pursuit of Celta attacker Emre Mor, Marca says.

The Turkish giants saw an initial offer of €3 million knocked back by the Spanish side and they cannot afford to match the €14m (£12m/$16m) asking price.

Mor played just 10 La Liga games in 2018-19 and has three years left on his contract.

Sergio Garcia leaves Espanyol

2019-06-15T19:16:56Z

Espanyol have confirmed that Sergio Garcia has played his last game for the club.

The 36-year-old striker spent seven years with the club over two spells but his contract comes to an end this season and he will leave after 231 appearances.

The Spain international has not said he is retiring, but his next move has not been announced.

Eintracht Frankfurt move in on Sow

2019-06-15T18:59:26Z

Eintracht Frankfurt have entered the race to sign Djibril Sow from Young Boys, but the German side face competition from clubs across Europe.

The 22-year-old midfielder could be on his way back to Germany, having spent two seasons with Borussia Monchengladbach before returning to his homeland to become a key player for Young Boys.

Frankfurt have already started negotiations with the Swiss club but Lyon, Bologna and clubs in the Premier League are said to want him too.

Crystal Palace in Castagne talks with Atalanta

2019-06-15T18:44:26Z

Crystal Palace have made contact with Atalanta over Belgium international Timothy Castagne, according to Het Laatste Nieuws.

After two seasons and 63 appearances for the Italian side, the 23-year-old midfielderh as caught the attention of the Premier League club.

Palace expect Castagne to cost around €20 million and will use some of the money they make from selling Aaron Wan-Bissaka to Manchester United to get him.

Napoli & Lozano agree deal

2019-06-15T18:23:04Z

Italian side will offer €50m to seal signing

Napoli are prepared to pay PSV €50 million (£45m/$56m) to sign Hirving Lozano after agreeing personal terms with the winger, Calciomercato says.

The Mexico international looks set become Napoli's most expensive signing in history after talks between Napoli and Lozano's agent on Thursday.

Pedro Neto nears €17m Benfica move

2019-06-15T18:05:39Z

Benfica look set to sign Pedro Neto from Lazio for around €17 million (£15m/$19m) and are in talks to land his team-mate Bruno Jordao, too, A Bola reports.

The two clubs have been in talks for some time and are close to an agreement over Neto, who joined Lazio on loan from Braga in 2017 before making the move to Lazio permanent this summer.

But he is on his way back to his homeland already, as there is a five-year contract waiting for him at Benfica.

Talks with Lazio over Jordao, who also joined from Braga on an initial loan, are not as advanced, but Benfica are hoping to get him for around €11m (£10m/$12m).

Pogba to force Real Madrid move with transfer request

2019-06-15T17:47:21Z

France star determined to leave Old Trafford this summer

Paul Pogba is ready to force a move to Real Madrid by submitting a transfer request to Manchester United, according to ABC.

The midfielder is determined to move to the Spanish side this summer after three years at Old Trafford and Madrid are anxious to get the deal wrapped up before the end of July.

Pogba has already agreed to take a pay cut to join the capital club, but he still has to convince United to let him go and he is willing to make an official request if needed.

Atletico ready €60m Bruno Fernandes bid

2019-06-15T17:31:21Z

Atletico Madrid are preparing to make an offer for Sporting star Bruno Fernandes worth €60 million (£53m/$67m) in total, A Bola reports.

The Manchester United, Tottenham and Inter have all been linked to the 24-year-old attacking midfielder, though Spurs' interest has reportedly cooled in recent days.

Sporting are holding out for a large fee, but Atletico are confident of sealing the deal by offering €50m up front and a further €10m in bonuses.

Everton sure he would 'fit in' at Man Utd

2019-06-15T17:17:59Z

Gremio star Everton has hinted that he would be open to joining Manchester United, claiming that he would "fit in" at the club.

The Red Devils and Manchester City have been linked with the 23-year-old Brazil international and he is confident he has what it takes to succeed.

"I'm a player that's always trying to get on top [of the opposition]," he said. “Cutting in from the left with dribbles and good finishes.

“Clubs in Europe have this style of play too and maybe I can fit in at Manchester United and others."

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Arsenal close in on £18m Claude-Maurice

2019-06-15T17:00:47Z

Arsenal are closing in on the signature of Lorient's Alexis Claude-Maurice, according to Soccerlink.

The 21-year-old forward is set to become the Gunners' first signing of the summer for a reported £18m (€20m/$23m), after their first two bids were turned down.

He scored 14 goals in Ligue 2 last season as Lorient finished 6th in the division.

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Man Utd to offer £45m plus a player for Diop

2019-06-15T16:30:00Z

Manchester United are set to offer £45m (€50m/$57m) plus a player in exchange for West Ham defender Issa Diop, according to Sky Sports.

The Red Devils are keen to bolster their leaky defence and have turned their attention to Diop following Leicester City's eye-watering demands for Harry Maguire.

The 22-year-old centre-back has impressed since joining from Toulouse last summer and quickly established himself at the heart of the Hammers' defence, making 38 appearances in all competitions.

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Fraser doubtful his £30m price tag will be met

2019-06-15T16:00:29Z

Ryan Fraser has aired doubts over his proposed move to Arsenal due to the fee Bournemouth are demanding for him, according to The Scotsman.

The Cherries are reportedly demanding £30m (€34m/$38m) for the wide player, who has just one year left to run on his contract, and the Gunners are baulking at his price tag.

Fraser recorded the second-highest number of assists in the Premier League last season with 14, a total bettered only by Eden Hazard.

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Makelele teases Chelsea reunion

2019-06-15T15:30:26Z

Claude Makelele has hinted at the possibility of him re-joining Chelsea as a coach ahead of next season, according to the Daily Mail.

The former Blues defensive midfielder has just left his post as head coach of Belgian top-flight side Eupen following two seasons in charge.

The Frenchman, 46, won two Premier League titles in five years and could be set to link up with his old team-mate Frank Lampard, who is the favourite to replace Maurizio Sarri at Stamford Bridge.

West Ham in £13m Jordan deal

2019-06-15T15:00:00Z

West Ham have tabled a £13 million bid for Eibar midfielder Joan Jordan, according to Sky Sports.

The Hammers are looking to take in a busy window and believe the 24-year-old can be a useful addition in a holding role.

Ribery looking for another big club

2019-06-15T14:45:00Z

Franck Ribery has revealed that he still wishes to play for a "big club" once he departs Bayern Munich at the end of June.

He has said: "I can still play for a big club... Let me think... I want to play for two more seasons."

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Guardiola has Man City priorities picked out

2019-06-15T14:30:00Z

Pep Guardiola has seen three transfer priorities picked out for Manchester City, with Stuart Pearce of the opinion that reinforcements are required from back to front.

The former Blues boss has told Sky Sports: "Man City with Kompany leaving that leaves an issue at the centre of defence, I think as well the holding midfield role as well as if they lose Fernandinho for any period of time, which they did last season, would cause them problems.

“And I always think upfront, you can always strengthen with a striker.”

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Man Utd make move for Tielemans

2019-06-15T14:20:00Z

Manchester United have made a move for Belgium international midfielder Youri Tielemans, claims HLN.

A player who took in a spell on loan at Leicester towards the end of the 2018-19 campaign is expected to leave Monaco on a permanent basis this summer.

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Bournemouth offer Fraser update

2019-06-15T14:15:00Z

Bournemouth have sought to clarify their position when it comes to Ryan Fraser’s future, with the Scotland international continuing to be linked with a summer switch to Arsenal.

As things stand, the 25-year-old forward is approaching the final year of his current contract with the Cherries, but he does have an extension offer on the table.

Here is what his current club have had to say.

Benteke wants Palace stay

2019-06-15T14:00:00Z

Christian Benteke is eager to stay at Crystal Palace this summer, reports the Evening Standard.

The Belgian striker has been linked with a move to China, but he has no desire to call time on his Premier League adventure just yet.

Milan holding Lovren talks

2019-06-15T13:30:00Z

AC Milan have opened talks regarding a move for Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren, claims Milan News.

The Croatia international is said to be open to the idea of leaving the Champions League winners for San Siro.

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Derby in Lampard extension discussions

2019-06-15T13:15:00Z

Derby have entered into discussions with Frank Lampard regarding an extension to his contract as their manager, claims Sky Sports.

The Rams boss has been heavily linked with a move to Chelsea, with Maurizio Sarri seemingly destined to return to Italy at Juventus.

West Ham and Valencia have offers accepted for £29 million Celta Vigo forward

2019-06-15T13:00:00Z

Both West Ham and Valencia are locked in a battle to sign Maxi Gomez with Celta Vigo accepting £29 million ($37m) offers from both clubs, reports Sky Sports.

The 22-year-old scored 13 goals in 35 appearances in La Liga last season, and the decision to remain in Spain or move to the Premier League is now in the player's hands.

The Hammers have also reportedly made an offer of £13 million ($16m) for Eibar midfielder Joan Jordan, who netted four goals and recorded four assists in the league last season. 

€36 million defender Manolas 'agrees personal terms' with Napoli

2019-06-15T12:45:44Z

Roma centre-back Kostas Manolas has agreed personal terms with Napoli, although the two clubs are yet to finalise a deal, reports Sky Sport Italia (via football-italia.net).

The Greece international has been linked with Juventus in recent weeks but it seems Gli Azzurri have beaten them to the punch, although they reportedly may offer a player exchange as opposed to meeting his €36 million (£32m/$40m) release clause.

Amadou Diawara is one name that has been suggested as a potential swap, whereas Roma are more interested in forward Dries Mertens.

Real Madrid 'open to offers' for midfield duo

2019-06-15T12:31:21Z

Real Madrid are open to offers for both Lucas Vazquez and Brahim Diaz on permanent and loan deals respectively, reports Marca.

Vazquez is reportedly reluctant to depart Santiago Bernabeu, and Los Blancos would prefer for the 27-year-old to secure a permanent transfer after completing deals for Rodrygo and Eden Hazard.

Zinedine Zidane favours a loan deal for Diaz however, with the club hoping to strike a deal that would see the 19-year-old enjoy a season of regular first-team football.

Abraham refuses to rule out potential Villa return

2019-06-15T12:10:22Z

Chelsea forward Tammy Abraham has not ruled out a potential return to Aston Villa in the future, although he admits breaking through at Stamford Bridge is his priority.

The 21-year-old scored 26 goals for the Villans as they won promotion to the Premier League last season - but whether he will be donning a blue shirt against them remains to be seen.

"You can never say never," he told Sky Sports.

"Chelsea is obviously the club that I have been at since a young so the aim is to try and breakthrough there."

Where will he end up?

2019-06-15T11:44:04Z

Man Utd make contact over Tielemans

2019-06-15T10:55:28Z

Manchester United have made contact with Monaco over a potential deal for midfielder Youri Tielemans, reports journalist Kristof Terreur.

Ole Gunnar Solksjaer is reportedly interested in the Belgian, who spent last season on loan at fellow Premier League side Leicester City.

They face competition from the Foxes for the 22-year-old's signature, who is valued at £40 million ($50m).

Milan managerial target Giampaolo leaves Sampdoria

2019-06-15T10:34:22Z

AC Milan's top target for the vacant manager's job Marco Giampaolo has left his post as Sampdoria boss.

The Serie A club announced that the 51-year-old had departed on Saturday morning, adding fuel to the rumours that he is set to take over from Gennaro Gattuso at the San Siro.

Prior to taking the Sampdoria job, Giampaolo spent one season with Empoli and took the former to 11th, 10th and ninth-place finishes in the last three campaigns.

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Atletico linked with move for €40 million Real Madrid midfielder

2019-06-15T10:05:03Z

Atletico Madrid are in talks with local rivals Real Madrid over a deal for Marcos Llorente, reports COPE.

The Rojiblanco are prepared to spend €40 million (£36m/$45m) to sign the 24-year-old on a five-year deal, with Zinedine Zidane accepting that the Spaniard prefers to remain in Madrid.

Llorente made 16 appearances for Los Blancos last season, scoring two goals.

Milan considering player exchange offer for Torreira

2019-06-15T09:52:27Z

AC Milan are considering offering Franck Kessie to Arsenal as a makeweight in a potential deal for Lucas Torreira, according to Gazzetta dello Sport.

The Uruguayan midfielder joined the Gunners from Serie A side Sampdoria in a deal worth £26 million ($33m) last summer, but has recently spoken of his struggle to adapt to life in England.

"I don't know if there are many things that I like," he told Ovacion.

"I think it was better in Italy. England is a totally different world, a very large country."

Man Utd advance with £60 million-rated Wan-Bissaka talks

2019-06-15T09:33:16Z

The Crystal Palace full-back has been the target of intense interest from the Red Devils.

Manchester United are advancing talks with Crystal Palace over the potential signing of Aaron Wan-Bissaka, reports the Guardian.

The 21-year-old is one of Ole Gunnar Solksjaer's top targets this summer, but the Red Devils may have to fork out up to £60 million ($76m) to secure hi services.

The Eagles have already rejected a bid worth over £40 million ($50m) for the full-back, who impressed throughout his 39 appearances last season.

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Icardi consders suit against Inter for 'mobbing'

2019-06-15T09:10:42Z

Mauro Icardi is considering suing Inter for 'mobbing' in an attempt to release himself from his contract at the club, reports La Repubblica (via football-italia.net).

The legal term refers to a company attempting to force an employee out of the workplace by means of intimidation or isolation, which could see Icardi build a case if Inter force him to train apart from the rest of the squad.

The Argentinian's relationship with the club has become strained over the past season, and although I Nerazzurri have placed a €70 million (£62/$78m) on the striker, he hopes to leave for free despite his contract running for another two years.

Adidas willing to pay James Rodriguez's salary in Napoli deal

2019-06-15T08:50:28Z

The clothing giants are reportedly willing to help the Colombian move to Serie A

Adidas could play a part in facilitating a potential move to Napoli for sponsored athlete James Rodriguez, reports Corriere dello Sport.

The clothing giants would reportedly be willing to pay the Colombian's salary if he agreed a loan move to the Serie A outfit, with the option of a permanent deal.

The Real Madrid forward spent the last two seasons on loan at Bayern Munich, helping the club win their seventh consecutive Bundesliga title with seven goals and four assists in 20 appearances.

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Eintracht Frankfurt confirm Joveljic deal

2019-06-15T08:35:53Z

Eintracht Frankfurt have completed the signing of Serbian forward Dejan Joveljic.

The 19-year-old joins the club from Red Star Belgrade, where he scored eight goals and recorded two assists in 17 games last season.

The youngster is being touted as a replacement for Luka Jovic, who joined Real Madrid for €60 million (£53m/$67m) earlier this summer.

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Sassuolo's Pol Lirola reveals "it is time to change team"

2019-06-15T08:20:06Z

Sassuolo right-back Pol Lirola has revealed that he will be moving clubs this summer, reports gianlucadimarzio.com.

The Spaniard has spent the last three seasons with the Serie A club, joining initially on loan from Juventus before making the move permanent in January 2018.

"Now it's time to change team," said the 21-year-old.

"But now I am thinking of the European Under-21 Championship, then we will evaluate the future."

Bakayoko admits he 'would love to play in Paris'

2019-06-15T08:05:37Z

Chelsea midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko has revealed to L'Equipe that he one day hopes to play for Paris Saint-Germain.

The Frenchman spent last season on loan at AC Milan and faces an uncertain future in London, with manager Maurizio Sarri set to join Juventus in the near future.

"One day I would like to play in Paris, I cannot lie about it," said the 24-year-old.

“It’s big for me and my loved ones. We are real Parisians.”

Inter considering options regarding €70 million-rated Icardi

2019-06-15T07:42:25Z

Inter are weighing up their options after putting a €70 million (£62m/$78m) price tag on Mauro Icardi, reports Gazetta.

One of those options could to offer the Argentinian to Serie A champions Juventus for a reduced price, by using Juan Cuadrado or Paulo Dybala as a makeweight in the deal.

The 26-year-old reportedly spoke with Juve last summer when the two clubs were considering a swap deal involving his comptriot Gonzalo Higuain, before he would eventually AC Milan on loan.

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Real Madrid yet to receive offers for Navas

2019-06-15T07:25:44Z

Real Madrid are yet to receive any concrete offers for goalkeeper Keylor Navas, reports AS.

The Costa Rican stopper has been told he can leave the club with Thibaut Courtois seen as first-choice by Zinedine Zidane ahead of next season, but his demands will prove tough to meet.

Navas reportedly wishes to leave for free and earn around €7 million (£6m/$8m) a year at his next club, which would prove a stumbling block for interested parties such as Porto and Benfica.

Eintracht Frankfurt slap €40 million price tag on Rebic amidst Atletico interest

2019-06-15T07:08:27Z

Eintracht Frankfurt will not part with forward Ante Rebic for any less €40 million (£36m/$45m), according to AS.

The Bundesliga club recently sold Rebic's former strike partner Luka Jovic to Atletico's neighbours Real Madrid for €60 million (£53m/$67m) and are standing firm in their stance on the Croatian.

The 25-year-old scored nine goals and recorded four assists in 28 league games last season as Frankfurt finished seventh.

Tottenham exit race for £50 million-rated Bruno Fernandes' signature

2019-06-15T06:48:05Z

Tottenham have ruled themselves out of the running for Sporting Lisbon midfielder Bruno Fernandes, reports the Daily Mail.

Sources at the club have reportedly indicated that they are not chasing Fernandes, with Manchester CIty also ruling themselves out of contention recently.

Manchester United have been heavily linked with the 24-year-old, who is valued at £50 million ($63m) by the Portuguese club after a season in which he scored 32 goals and recorded 18 assists in 53 games.

Inter reject Man Utd's player exchange proposal during Lukaku talks

2019-06-15T06:26:58Z

Inter have rejected the possibility of a player exchange deal taking place in their pursuit of Romelu Lukaku, according to Corriere dello Sport (via Inside Futbol).

The Red Devils were reportedly interested in making centre-back Milan Skriniar part of the deal in order to shore up their defence ahead of the 2019/20 season, but Antonio Conte is unwilling to part with a key member of his squad.

As things stand, it would cost Nerazzurri £60 million ($76m) to bring the Belgian striker to the San Siro.

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Arsenal could offload Ozil to raise transfer funds

2019-06-15T06:07:27Z

The Gunners may opt to call time on the attacking midfielder's time in North London this summer

Unai Emery may opt to cash in on Mesut Ozil this summer in order to boost his budget of just £45 million ($57m), reports the Sun.

The 30-year-old midfielder may prove to tough to move on however, with his £18 million ($23m) a year salary coupled with the club's £30m asking price likely to prove a major stumbling block to any interested parties.

Galatasaray, Fenerbahce and Beskitas are among those interested in securing the German's services, but he could opt to play the waiting game with two years still remaining on his Arsenal contract.

Balotelli a target for Parma

2019-06-15T04:14:15Z

Parma are targeting a move for Mario Balotelli, according to Gianluca Di Marzio.

The club remains active in the market after securing a mid-table finish in Serie A, and Balotelli is the club's "dream" signing.

However, there is still a gap between the club's offer and the Marseille forward's demands that could hold up a deal.

Marseille eye move for Thuram

2019-06-15T02:15:41Z

Marseille are admirers of Guingamp's Marcus Thuram, according to La Provence.

Guingamp's relegation has opened the door for the son of former France star Lilian, who scored 12 goals this campaign.

But, with Bundesliga clubs also interested, Guingamp has set a high price for the forward, who turns 22 in August.

Montella confirmed as Fiorentina boss

2019-06-15T01:12:40Z

Fiorentina have confirmed tha Vincenzo Montella will stay on at the Serie A club after talks with new owner Rocco Commisso.

Montella returned to the club in April, having previously managed the club between 2012 and 2015.

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Barcelona offer €25m for Dortmund's Guerreiro

2019-06-14T23:30:25Z

Barcelona are willing to offer €25 million (£22m/$28m) for Borussia Dortmund's Raphael Guerreiro, according to Sport.

The La Liga champions view the Portugal international as a player who could provide competition for Jordi Alba at left-back.

However, Guerreiro has one year left on his contract and has several clubs bidding for his services.

Willian set for two-year Chelsea deal

2019-06-14T22:41:53Z

Willian is ready to commit to Chelsea on a two-year contract despite renewed interest from Barcelona, according to the Sun.

The Liga champions were willing to pay £30 million ($38m) for the winger but the Blues did not want to sell as they view Willian as important with the club facing a transfer ban this season.

And rather than risk losing Willian for nothing next summer, Chelsea are on the verge of extending his deal.

PSG remain interested in David Neres

2019-06-14T22:32:43Z

Paris Saint-Germain remain interested in Ajax star David Neres despite the appointment of Leonardo, according to le10sport.

Former sporting director Antero Henrique was interest in Neres, but with his departure, the club are re-evaluating his proposed targets.

Neres remains in the frame, but is not currently a priority for PSG as Ajax are demanding a large fee and the competition from English clubs make the situation complicated for the Ligue 1 champions.

Pogba insistent on joining Real Madrid

2019-06-14T22:24:01Z

Midfielder refuses to force Old Trafford exit

Paul Pogba wants out of Manchester United to join Real Madrid, but he is not yet willing to force his way out of Old Trafford, according to Marca.

The midfielder believes Zinedine Zidane wants him as much as he wants to join the Madrid boss, and hopes the situation can be resolved diplomatically.

United refuse to sell, but with Pogba having two years left on his contract, they may be forced into a sale in order to recoup the largest possible fee. 

Higuain determined to play for Juventus

2019-06-14T22:16:51Z

Gonzalo Higuain is determined to see out his contract at Juventus, despite speculation about him moving to Roma, his brother and agent Nicolas Higuain has said.

The former Argentina international was loaned to Chelsea from Turin in January of last year, appearing in 14 Premier League games and bagging five goals in the process.

He has now returned to the Bianconeri and intends to play two more seasons at the Allianz Stadium, with Juve being the only club he’d consider playing for in Italy, according to his representative.

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Derby won't stand in way of Lampard/Chelsea reunion

2019-06-14T22:07:07Z

The ex-Blues midfielder will be allowed to leave the Rams if the Premier League giants pay compensation

Derby County won't stand in the way of Frank Lampard returning to Chelsea as their next manager, provided the Blues pay the club's desired compensation, according to the Daily Mail.

The Rams want £4 million in compensation for Lampard, who guided the club to the Championship promotion play-off final.

Lampard could bring back former Blues Claude Makelele, Jody Morris and former coach Chris Jones from Derby if he returns to Stamford Bridge.