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12:10 AM GMT+8 16/07/2018
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Bale to decide Madrid future next week

Manchester United are on alert as Gareth Bale is set for a meeting with Real Madrid manager Julen Lopetegui to determine his future with the club, reports the Mirror.

Bale’s Madrid future appeared to be more secure following the departure of both Zinedine Zidane and Cristiano Ronaldo, but could come into question should the club bring in the likes of Eden Hazard.

If the Wales international wishes to leave, the Red Devils are ready to offer a £90 million ($119m) bid to secure him.

Blind closes in on €21m Man Utd exit

Manchester United are on the verge of agreeing to the sale of Daley Blind to Ajax for up to €21 million (£19m/$25m).

The Dutch side look set to part with an initial €16m (£14m/$19m), with the rest of the fee dependent on Blind’s form on his return to the Amsterdam ArenA.

United are keen to get the deal wrapped up sooner rather than later, and the versatile defender is set to miss the Red Devils’ flight to the USA on Sunday for their summer tour as he looks to tie up the move.

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AC Milan could rival Chelsea for Higuain

AC Milan are pondering a move for Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain, according to a report in Corriere dello Sport.

According to the newspaper, the Rossoneri's new owners, Elliott, are open to the idea of recruiting Higuain as they attempt to steer the club back towards former heights. However, they are likely to face stiff competition from Chelsea, who are also reported to be keen.

The Argentina international, who joined Juve from Napoli in a €90 million (£80m/$105m) transfer two seasons ago, faces a fight for his place in the Bianconeri team following the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid.

Ronaldo lands in Turin for medical 

Cristiano Ronaldo has arrived in Turin to finalise his sensational transfer from Real Madrid to Juventus, the Italian giants confirmed. 

The striker agreed terms last week over a €100 million (£88m/$117m) switch to Serie A , a move that shook the world of football in the middle of the World Cup.

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Barca wait on Marlon Santos decision

Barcelona are waiting to see if Southampton will still finalise a move for Marlon Santos following the Premier League club’s signing of Jannik Vestergaard, according to Mundo Deportivo.

Vestergaard joined Southampton in an £18 million ($24m) deal from Borussia Monchengladbach on Friday, just days after they were also looking to sign Marlon Santos for €12m (£11m/$14m).

Now Barcelona are unsure if Southampton will still want to add Marlon Santos to their squad after already improving their defensive options with the capture of Vestergaard.

West Ham complete record £33.5m Felipe Anderson deal

West Ham have completed the signing of Felipe Anderson from Lazio, with the deal expected to cost them a club record £33.5 million ($44m).

The attacking midfielder has signed a four-year deal with the Premier League club after spending five seasons in Serie A, where he scored 25 goals and set up 28 in 137 league appearances.

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Sarri to bring in Higuain and move Morata and Giroud

New Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri wants a reunion with Gonzalo Higuain and is ready to get rid of Alvaro Morata and Olivier Giroud, according to the Mirror.

Sarri had Higuain at Napoli and is hoping to seal a deal with Juventus to secure a reunion, while offering Morata a return to Turin as bait.

Higuain’s arrival would likely spell the end of Giroud’s short time at Stamford Bridge, with clubs aware of his availability.

Man Utd make £30m Bonucci bid

Jose Mourinho is ready to take advantage of AC Milan’s money woes with a £30 million ($40m) bid for Leonardo Bonucci, reports the Daily and Sunday Express.

The defender joined Milan last summer from Juventus, but the club need to raise £45m ($60m) in funds before the window closes.

Bonucci is one of the players who will be allowed to depart and Mourinho hopes to take advantage of that with a bid.

Real Madrid want £80m from Man City for Kovacic

Manchester City have targeted Real Madrid midfielder Mateo Kovacic after missing out on Jorginho, reports the Daily Star.

However, Real Madrid have set a price tag of £80 million (€90.5m/$106m) on the Croatia international and will only sell if their demand is met.

Napoli set £80m Koulibaly price

Napoli have slapped a price tag of £80 million ($106m) on Kalidou Koulibaly in order to ward off interest from Chelsea, according to the Mirror.

Chelsea have already landed Maurizio Sarri as manager and midfielder Jorginho from the Serie A club.

And to keep Sarri from raiding them any further, Napoli have placed a high base price for the defender, which could reach nine figures with add ons.

Spurs looking at Pavard as Alderweireld replacement

France international Benjamin Pavard is one of the few candidates Tottenham have to replace Toby Alderweireld should the defender leave, reports the Mirror.

The Stuttgart man had played right-back for France at the World Cup but primarily plays centrally for the Bundesliga club.

While he has signed a new three-year deal last December, Spurs would have money available if Alderweireld were sold.

Southampton to make £20m Ings bid

Southampton are readying a bid to land Liverpool striker Danny Ings, according to the Sun.

However, the Reds want £20 million ($26m) to part with the forward, have been charged top dollar to buy from Southampton in the past, and maybe looking to return the favor.

Everton and Bournemouth target Uruguay star

Everton and Bournemouth are both looking to sign Uruguay international Diego Laxalt, reports the Sun.

Everton were after Celtic’s Kieran Tierney, but will turn their attention to Genoa’s wing-back, who featured at left-back for Uruguay in Russia, after having the Scottish Premiership side rebuff their offers.

Both the Toffees and Cherries need bodies at the position with just Leighton Baines and Charlie Daniels, respectively, at that spot.

Courtois open to Chelsea stay

Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois is open to remaining at Stamford Bridge despite being strongly linked with a move.

Courtois, 26, is reportedly a target for Real Madrid with only a year remaining on his contract with the Premier League side.

See what he had to say on his club future right here on Goal!

Arsenal and Juventus after Barcelona’s Gomes

Barcelona midfielder Andre Gomes is nearing an exit from the Spanish champions with Arsenal and Juventus possible destinations, reports Sport.

Gomes will not travel with Barcelona to North America, but the clubs need to agree on a fee for his sale.

Barca want €20 million (£18m/$23m)for Gomes, but neither Arensal nor Juventus are likely to pay that much, with a compromise of €18m more likely.

Lampard battles Gerrard for Liverpool’s Wilson

Frank Lampard may beat his former rival Steven Gerrard in the race to sign Liverpool winger Harry Wilson on loan, reports the Sun.

Lampard, the new boss at Derby, looks to have come up with the best offer for Wilson after Rangers believed they would be able convince him to move to Scotland.