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Benzema set for Serie A switch?


Napoli coach Carlo Ancelotti wants to sign striker Karim Benzema from Real Madrid, AS reports.

While the 30-year-old is a target for the ambitious Italian side, there are fears his €8.5m-per-year (£7.5m/$9.9m) contract may prevent a move.

Meanwhile, Madrid will only sell for upwards of €50m (£44m/$58m).


Wilshere 'willing to go abroad' after Arsenal exit


Jack Wilshere has admitted that he is “willing to go abroad” as he weighs up his options after leaving Arsenal as a free agent.

Several clubs are said to be keen on acquiring the England international, with interest from across Europe complementing that being shown in the Premier League.

Goal has revealed that Serie A champions Juventus are not among his suitors, but Turkish heavyweights Fenerbahce are reported to be keen.

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Liverpool keeper hints at summer exit


Simon Mignolet has suggested that he could leave Liverpool this summer in search of regular first-team football.

The Belgium international, who is currently at the World Cup, slipped behind Loris Karius in the pecking order at Anfield towards the latter end of last season.

Mignolet was on the bench for the final 16 games of the Premier League season and did not play at all in the club's run to the final of the Champions League.

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Leeds make Chelsea starlet first signing of Bielsa era


Chelsea midfielder Lewis Baker has joined Leeds United on a season-long loan, becoming the first signing since Marcelo Bielsa's appointment as coach.

The former England Under-21 international had spells at Sheffield Wednesday, MK Dons and Vitesse, where he won the KNVB Cup in his second campaign.

Baker spent last season on loan at Middlesbrough, making 14 appearances in all competitions and scoring two goals.

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Southampton to move for Barcelona defender


Southampton are ready to splash out €12m (£10.6m/$14m) on Barcelona defender Marlon, according to Sport .

He spent a year on loan at Nice in Ligue 1 last term but was sent back to Camp Nou a year early after failing to impress in France.

Nevertheless, Saints are ready to splash out on the centre-back, who has caught the eye of West Ham, too.


Juve demand €85m for Pjanic


Juventus will hold out for at least €85 million (£75m/$99m) for Barcelona target Miralem Pjanic, reports Tuttosport

The Blaugrana have turned their attention toward the 28-year-old as a replacement for Andres Iniesta, but he will not come cheaply. 

Despite reports that Pjanic has already agreed personal terms with Barca, a move to La Liga is far from a certainty. 


Everton nearing £25m Tierney deal


Everton are closing in on Celtic and Scotland left-back Kieran Tierney, according to The Mirror.

The Scottish champions do not wish to sell the versatile defender, but feel they cannot refuse an offer of £25m.

Atletico Madrid, Tottenham and Manchester United are all monitoring the 21-year-old.


Mina's strong World Cup driving price up


Barcelona have been pleased with centre-back Yerry Mina's strong World Cup because it will drive up his price, according to AS.

Despite only arriving from Palmeiras in January, the Colombian international is not in Barcelona's plans moving forward. 

With the Blaugrana looking to sell or loan the 23-year-old, his two-goal performance with Colombia in Russia will give them more leverage in negotiations with other clubs. 


Chelsea wish-list includes Bailey, Martial


Leon Bailey and Anthony Martial are just two of the names on Chelsea's summer wish-list, according to the Evening Standard.

Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia has been working on securing a number of targets, with the club already bidding £35 million (€40m/$46m) for Juventus defender Daniele Rugani.

The club are also keen on Jean Michael Seri and Jamaal Lascelles, with incoming manager Maurizio Sarri also likely to target a number of his former Napoli players. 


Suso offered to Madrid


The agent of AC Milan midfielder Suso has offered his client to Real Madrid, according to S port .

The 24-year-old is expected to be available for around €40 million (£35m/$47m).

Suso's chances of moving to Madrid are higher because of the club's appointment of Julen Lopetegui, who coached Suso with Spain's youth national teams. 


Sevilla and Dortmund battle for Ben Arfa


Sevilla and Borussia Dortmund are both looking to land Hatem Ben Arfa as a free agent, according to Mundo Deportivo.

The midfielder is preparing to leave Paris Saint-Germain, where he fell out of the club's plans entirely last season. 

In addition to the Spanish and German clubs, Ligue 1 sides Lyon and Saint Etienne are also keen on the 31-year-old.  


Chambers nears new Arsenal deal


Defender Calum Chambers is in advanced talks with Arsenal over a new contract, reports Sky Sports News.  

The 23-year-old has failed to lock down a regular role with the Gunners, but new manager Unai Emery is high on the former Southampton man. 

Chambers has been capped three times by England at senior level. 


Valencia want Fosu-Mensah on loan


Valencia are looking to land Manchester United full-back Timothy Fosu-Mensah on loan for next season, according to  Marca .

The 20-year-old made his first-team debut for United in 2016 but has yet to establish himself with the squad, spending last season on loan at Crystal Palace

The arrival of Diogo Dalot could make playing time more difficult to come by for Fosu-Mensah next season. 


West Ham near €15m Marlon deal


West Ham are closing in on a €15 million (£13m/$18m) deal to sign Barcelona defender Marlon, claims Sport.

The 22-year-old has only made one appearance for the Blaugrana since signing from from Fluminense for €6m two years ago.  

Marlon spent last season on loan with Ligue 1 side Nice, where he made 27 appearances. 


City beat Spurs to Ipswich starlet


Manchester City have signed 16-year-old Ipswich Town attacker Ben Knight, reports The Telegraph.  

City held off a late charge from Tottenham and have landed Knight in a deal worth £700,000.

Knight is considered an undersized creative forward with excellent technical ability. 


Newcastle land Ki Sung-yueng


Newcastle have announced the signing of midfielder Ki Sung-yueng as a free agent. 

The South Korea international was a free agent after leaving Swansea City following their relegation from the Premier League.

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Krkic demands stymie Revs move


Stoke City attacker Bojan Krkic's salary demands prevented a move to MLS side New England Revolution, reports journalist Frank Dell'Apa.  

The 27-year-old spent most of 2017-18 on loan with La Liga side Alaves, but is still on the books at Stoke, who were relegated to the Championship last term. 

According to the report, the Revs could return for Krkic.

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Bou set for Racing Club return


Tijuana forward Gustavo Bou is set to make his return to Argentine football with former employer Racing Club, reports  Ole .

Bou is fondly remembered by Racing fans after forming a strike duo with Diego Milito that took the club to the 2014 Primera Division title. 

And with the departure of Lautaro Martinez to Inter, La Academia have moved to bring him back to Avellaneda on a one-year loan deal.

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