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Hamsik China move not yet done


Marek Hamsik's transfer from Napoli to Chinese side Dalian Yifang is being delayed due to a disagreement over how the fee will be paid, according to Calciomercato.

Napoli are believed to want further guarantees over the structure of payments before giving the green light to the €20million (£17.5m/$22.6m) deal.

Hamsik has already agreed terms with Dalian Yifang and was left out of the Napoli squad to face Fiorentina this weekend in expectation of the transfer being finalised.

Minnesota United signs Mannone


Minnesota United has signed goalkeeper Vito Mannone on a 12-month loan from Reading. 

Mannone, 30, spent seven seasons with Arsenal from 2006 to 2013, and has also played for Sunderland and Hull City

Minnesota United has signed experienced Italian goalkeeper Vito Mannone on a 12-month loan from the English Championship League’s Reading FC using Targeted Allocation Money the team announced today. Mannone will join the Loons pending a physical and receipt of his P1 Visa and ITC. Mannone will occupy an international spot on Minnesota’s roster.

“The most important thing is we have added another player who has vast experience and has played at a really high level,” Minnesota United head coach Adrian Heath said in a team release.

Sarri expects Chelsea future talks


Maurizio Sarri expects to discuss his future with Chelsea as a direct result of the 6-0 hammering suffered away to Manchester City on Sunday.

The visitors shipped four goals inside the opening 25 minutes at the Etihad Stadium and conceded a further two after half-time in crashing to their heaviest ever Premier League loss. 

The final scoreline was the worst of Sarri's coaching career and comes less than two weeks on from the dire 4-0 defeat at Bournemouth, which magnified scrutiny on the Blues' development under the former Napoli boss.

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Bookies slash odds on Sarri sacking after Man City defeat


Bookmakers have drastically cut the odds on Maurizio Sarri losing his Chelsea job after Sunday's 6-0 defeat at the hands of Manchester City.

"Given the manner of the defeat to Manchester City earlier today, the odds have been slashed on Maurizio Sarri leaving Chelsea before the end of the season which now looks a strong possibility," Coral spokesman John Hill explained to the Sun.

Wolves chase Benfica wonderkid


Wolves are the runaway favourites to capture Benfica's young superstar Joao Felix, according to the Mirror.

The close relationship between the club and agent Jorge Mendes promises to smooth negotiations for the 19-year-old, already a regular starter for Benfica.

Juve eye Salah as potential Dybala replacement


Juventus could make a €200million (£175m/$227m) move for Liverpool's Mohamed Salah if Paulo Dybala leaves in the summer, report Don Balon.

Dybala has been linked with a move to Inter having fallen out of favour under Massimiliano Allegri in recent weeks.

That has prompted Juve to consider replacements, with Salah high on their shortlist along with Real Madrid's Marco Asensio.

Chelsea and Arsenal to miss out on young Juve duo


Two Juventus youngsters have spurned the chance of Premier League moves by opting to leave the Italians for fellow Serie A clubs, according to Calciomercato.

Arsenal have previously been linked with goalkeeper Emile Audero, while Chelsea were reportedly interested in defender Rogerio.

But the players will sign permanent terms with Sampdoria and Sassuolo, the teams who currently have Audero and Rogerio on respective loan deals.

Ramos wants Gimenez at Real Madrid


Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos wants to line up with Jose Maria Gimenez in the Merengue defence, claims Don Balon.

Gimenez has formed a formidable partnership with compatriot Diego Godin in recent seasons since breaking through into the Atletico first team.

But the prospect of the Uruguayan swapping sides looks remote, as Godin's future is less than clear and Diego Simeone would veto any move that sees both of his defensive pillars leave.

Rodgers not expecting Burke to stay at Celtic


Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers is not epecting Oliver Burke to stay beyond the expiration of his loan deal in the summer, per The Scottish Sun.

The 21-year-old has scored three league goals in five games since signing from West Brom in January until the end of the season.

Asked if it was unlikely for Burke to stay at Celtic beyond this term, Rodgers said: “I think so. It would be great for Celtic if he did.

“But the reality is that the improvements he will make here over the course of the next six months will probably excite West Brom."

Jenkins considering Swansea return


Former Swansea chairman Huw Jenkins is planning to return to South Wales as the club's owner, claims The Sun.

Jenkins resigned on February 2 after 17 years at the club due to cost cutting under the American owners who took a 68 per cent share in the club in 2016.

The 55-year-old has reportedly now met with a wealthy Arab group to try and buy out the American backers. 

Brighton submit Connell offer


Brighton have submitted a £300,000 ($388,000) bid for Bolton's Luca Connell, claims The Sun on Sunday.

The south coast club want to agree a fee for the 17-year-old as soon as possible before completing the move in the summer transfer window in order to beat Burnley and Southampton to his signature.

Connell has feature just twice for Wanderers in the Championship this term and went off injured late on in their defeat to Preston yesterday. 

Oldham set to confirm Scholes as manager


Paul Scholes is set to be appointed as Oldham Athletic manager, reports Sky Sports.

An EFL board meeting last week decided that there was no conflict of interest if Scholes, who owns a 10 per cent share in Salford City, were to join Oldham.

The ruling stated Scholes is free to join the Latics as long as they do not buy or sell players to Salford. 

Fer's Villa move broke down due to wages


Leroy Fer's January loan move from Swansea to Aston Villa was cancelled because of his wage demands, according to the Daily Star

The former Norwich and QPR man was having a medical in the West Midlands when it emerged he had a hamstring problem.

That prompted Villa to request Swansea contribute half of his wages, but the deal broke down.

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Arsenal still interested in Gbamin


Arsenal are still interested in signing Mainz midfielder Jean-Philippe Gbamin, reports the Express.

The Gunners made a bid to sign him last summer but were rejected by the Bundesliga club, who apparently want £40 million ($52m) for him.

Silva coy on City future


David Silva says he has no plans for his future despite starring for Manchester City this season. 

The 33-year-old admits City could buy a younger replacement for him at any time, but says he is focused on enjoying his football. 

His comments come ahead of the champions clash with Chelsea this afternoon.

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Cheslea eye Richarlison


Chelsea are interested in signing Everton forward Richarlison next summer, according to the Daily Star.

But the Toffees will demand £80 million ($104m) for the Brazilian who they signed from Watford for £50 million ($65m) last summer.

Spalletti hails Perisic after Arsenal links


Luciano Spalletti hailed Ivan Perisic's performance for Inter against Parma after the Croatian has overcome recent speculation linking him with Arsenal

The midfielder was reportedly keen on a move to north London and has been left out of the starting line-up recently after the Gunners opened talks with Inter about signing him in January.

Arsenal were believed to be a long way off the Serie A club's demands though, and Perisic returned alongside Radja Nainggolan in the 1-0 win on Saturday. 

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Man Utd receive Maguire boost


Manchester United target Harry Maguire has admitted he wants to play Champions League football, per The Mail on Sunday.

The Reds have been trying to sign a centre-back for a number of months and were rebuffed in their attempts to sign the Leicester City man last summer.

But they will be buoyed by the 25-year-old's latest comments ahead of the Foxes' clash with Tottenham this afternoon, and could launch another attempt to sign him this summer. 

Spurs loanee Harrison backed to reach next level in Australia


On-loan Tottenham man Shayon Harrison can follow in the footsteps of former loan success stories Harry Kane and Jese Lingard according to Melbourne City coach Warren Joyce.

The 21-year-old made his debut for City against Adelaide United on Saturday after moving to the A-League.

And his boss Joyce thinks there is no limit to Harrison's potential given his talent.

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Man Utd & Arsenal scout Norwich star


Manchester United and Arsenal are keeping a keen eye on Norwich star Ben Godfrey, The Mirror says.

The 21-year-old defender is reportedly wanted by Lyon and RB Leipzig but the Premier League teams could jump to the front in the race to sign him. 

Godfrey, who has made 15 Championship appearances this season, is said to be valued by Norwich at around £10 million ($13m).

Chelsea want Kessie in Bakayoko deal


Blues want Ivory Coast star

Chelsea will ask AC Milan to include Franck Kessie in any deal that would see Tiemoue Bakayoko sign permanently for the Serie A side, the Daily Star reports.

Bakayoko, a stand-out performer whilst at Monaco, failed to live up to expectations at Stamford Bridge but has been rebuilding his reputation at San Siro.

The France midfielder's loan deal expires at the end of the season, but the Rossoneri do have the option to buy.

Similarly, Milan are obligated to purchase Kessie from Atalanta when his two-year loan is up at the end of the term, and the Blues are keen that he immediately be shipped off to London.

Gianluca Vialli for Sampdoria president?


Gianluca Vialli could be made the next president of Serie A side Sampdoria.

Current owner Massimo Ferrero is looking to sell the club he took charge of five years ago for around €100 million and is set to meet with a potential buyer, Italian media claim. 

The potential buyer already has plans for the club's future and hope to install former great Vialli as the new president. The ex-Chelsea star is also wanted by the Italian FA, who want to partner him with naitonal team coach Roberto Mancini.

Roma turn to ex-AC Milan director to replace Monchi


Former AC Milan sporting director Massimiliano Mirabelli could be on his way to Roma as Monchi's replacement, according to reports in Italy.

Monchi has been the subject of a lot of criticism and is constantly being linked with a move back to Spain, with Barcelona said to want him.

Roma are already lining up other options in case the famous director does leave and have already made contact with Mirabelli.

Barca to sign youth star Riad


Barcelona have wrapped up the signing of Chadi Riad from Mallorca, Sport reports.

The Catalan side had to fight off competition from Villarreal to land the highly-rated Morocco youth star and will welcome him into their youth system ahead of next season.

Juventus want Isco or James if Dybala leaves


Juventus will turn to Isco or James Rodriguez to replace Paulo Dybala if he leaves in the summer, according to Tuttosport.

Real Madrid are reportedly eyeing a big summer bid for Argentina international Dybala and Juve are open to letting him go as long as they stand a chance of recruiting a replacement from the Spanish side.

The Italians have long been linked with Isco amid his struggles at Madrid and the midfielder looks destined to leave at the end of the summer. However, his team-mate James has emerged as a target as his loan spell with Bayern Munich has taken a bad turn and Juve will consider approaching him.

Spurs fear Rabiot snub for Barca or Liverpool


Tottenham fear they are losing the race to sign Adrien Rabiot to Barcelona or LiverpoolDaily Star claims.

Spurs were confident of wrapping up a move for the Paris Saint-Germain midfielder in January but the deal was called off before it was finalised.

He will leave the French side for free at the end of the season, allowing a team like Barca, the Reds or Arsenal to swoop in and get him.

Falcao not returning to Atletico Madrid


Radamel Falcao will not be returning to Atletico Madrid any time soon, according to Don Balon

The forward is looking for a way out of Monaco and had been linked with a return to his old club. 

But a rift between the Colombian and Atleti boss Diego Simeone has closed that possibility, with Falcao now looking for other opportunities in La Liga.


Klopp wants Leeds star Clarke


Jurgen Klopp has his eye on Leeds United winger Jack Clarke, according to the Express

The 18-year-old has become a priority target for the summer window, with Klopp eager to beat other Premier League sides to his signature. 

Griezmann and Coutinho lined up to replace Neymar


Real Madrid still have their eyes on Neymar, with PSG already lining up replacements in the form of Antoine Griezmann and Philippe Coutinho, according to Don Balon

The French star would be the club's first choice, but the Brazilian's struggles with Barcelona have them looking at him as well. 

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Toronto FC nearing deal for Pozuelo


MLS outfit Toronto FC are nearing a deal for Genk midfielder Alejandro Pozuelo, according to the Toronto Sun

The Spanish midfielder would be the club's third designated player and is being viewed as a replacement for Sebastian Giovinco. 

De Gea wage demands holding up new deal


Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea is refusing to lower his £350,000-a-week wage demands as talks stall over a new deal, according to the Mirror.

The Spaniard is happy to commit his long-term future to the Old Trafford club - but only on wages that would make him United's second-highest earner behind Alexis Sanchez.

The Red Devils are reluctant to meet De Gea's demands but are confident a compromise can be reached.

Raiola could cost De Ligt’s Prem move


Ajax defender Matthijs De Ligt’s hopes of moving to the Premier League could be dashed because of his association with agent Mino Raiola, according the Mirror.

Manchester City have been linked with a move for the 19-year-old but boss Pep Guardiola is reluctant to do business with Raiola having fallen out with him following Zlatan Ibrahimovic's departure from Barcelona in 2011. Manchester United and Arsenal are also believed to be wary of dealing with the 51-year-old.

Barcelona, Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain are also tracking De Ligt, who is widely expected to leave Ajax this summer.

Barcelona consider Mendy move


Barcelona are ready to make a summer move for Lyon defender Ferland Mendy, according to Mundo Deportivo.

Barca director of football and former Lyon defender, Eric Abidal, is a big fan of the 23-year-old as the club seek competition for Jordi Alba.

However, if a move for Mendy fails, then Atletico Madrid's Filipe Luis or Junior Firpo of Real Betis are seen as alternatives.

Tottenham fear they could miss out on Rabiot


Tottenham are worried that summer target Adrien Rabiot could join Liverpool or Barcelona instead, according to the Mirror.

The Paris Saint-Germain midfielder is out of contract at the end of the season and has refused to sign an extension at the Parc des Princes.

Tottenham were linked with Rabiot in January and are ready to revive the deal in the summer, but they now fear the move could be hijacked by Barca or  Premier League rivals Liverpool.

Juve ready to make Zaniolo move


Juventus are prepared to pay around €40million (£35m/$45.3m) for Roma midfielder Nicolo Zaniolo, according to Calciomercato.

The 19-year-old only moved to Rome last summer as a makeweight in the deal that saw Radja Nainggolan sign for Inter.

However, his impressive early performances for Eusebio Di Francesco's side have prompted Juve to consider a summer bid, though Roma hope to persaude Zaniolo to stay by offering him a bumper new contract. .

Chelsea tracking Richarlison


Chelsea are among a number of clubs tracking Everton forward Richarlison, according to the Daily Star.

AC Milan, Paris Saint-Germain and Atletico Madrid are also believed to be monitoring the 21-year-old, who has scored 11 goals for the Toffees this season.

However, Everton would not let the forward go without a fight, demanding at least double the £40million ($51.8m) they paid Watford for his services last summer.

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Everton considering Bielsa as Silva replacement


Everton may make a move for Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa if they decide to sack current manager Marco Silva, according to the Mirror.

Silva was only appointed Toffees boss last summer but is already under pressure after a run of 10 defeats in 16 games in all competitions.

That has led the Everton board to consider alternatives, with the 63-year-old Argentinian top of their shortlist should they make a change at the end of the season.

Man Utd eye £50m Sessegnon


Red Devils ready to make summer move for Fulham youngster

Manchester United are ready to pay £50million ($64.8m) to sign Fulham's Ryan Sessegnon, according to the Daily Express.

Sessegnon only has 18 months left on his current deal and is reluctant to sign an extension with the west London club facing a battle to stay in the Premier League.

That has alerted United, who are considering whether to make a big-money move for the England Under-21 international at the end of the season.