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Arsenal must wait on Overmars

2019-02-17T22:00:00Z

Arsenal will be forced to wait until the end of the season if they wanted to hire former player Marc Overmars as sporting director, per Mail Online.

The ex-Gunners star is currently in a similar role at Ajax and will not leave the Amsterdam outfit before the conclusion of the current campaign.

Unai Emery’s side are looking for an experienced figure to fill the position, with Overmars the current favourite.

Oblak set for fresh Atletico deal

2019-02-17T21:30:00Z

Atletico Madrid look set to renew the contact of goalkeeper Jan Oblak following a fine campaign, per Marca.

The Slovenia international arrived in the Spanish capital from Benfica in 2014 and has been a key member of Diego Simeone’s side.

His current deal runs until 2021 but Atletico will be pleased to tie him down on a longer basis.

Chiesa price tag set by Fiorentina

2019-02-17T21:00:00Z

Fiorentina will accept no less than €70m (£61m/$79m) for Federico Chiesa from their Serie A rivals, according to Calcio Mercato.

The winger has been linked with interest from both Juventus and Inter in recent months following impressive form.

But his club, with whom he has been since 2007 as a junior, will not accept anything below the hefty price tag for his exit from Stadio Artemio Franchi.

Madrid mull over Colombia teenager Angulo

2019-02-17T20:30:00Z

Real Madrid may look to move to secure the signing of Colombian teenager Ivan Angulo from Brazil, reports Don Balon.

The 19-year-old, who signed for Palmeiras this year, has enjoyed an excellent South American Youth Football Championship with his nation and has caught the eye of Los Blancos.

The midfielder previously came through the ranks at Envigado before making the switch to the Campeonato Brasileiro Serie A outfit.

Sanchez worries he has 'not brought joy' to Old Trafford

2019-02-17T20:00:06Z

Alexis Sanchez is "worried" that he has underperformed at Manchester United, according to BBC Sport. 

The Chilean said he would like to have brought more joy to the club since his big-money move to Old Trafford from Arsenal in January 2018, but has been restricted to just three starts since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took over as caretaker manager in December. 

Cardiff to consult clubs over Sala fee

2019-02-17T19:31:25Z

Cardiff City have consulted with other Premier League clubs to see whether they have legal grounds for avoiding paying the £15million transfer fee due to Nantes for striker Emiliano Sala, according to the Mail on Sunday. 

A funeral was held yesterday for Sala in his native Argentina following the plane crash in January that killed him and pilot David Ibbotson. 

Cardiff are believed to have insurance policies coverign each member of their first-team squad, but were surprised to receive a final demand from Nantes last month for the first installment of the fee. 

McEveley hoping Adams declares for Scotland

2019-02-17T19:06:39Z

Jay McEveley says he would love it if Scotland could convince Birmingham City striker Che Adams to declare for Alex McLeish's side, report the Sunday Mail. 

Evans has scored 19 Championship goals this season for Birmingham and is in McLeish's sights after the national boss discovered the player has a Scottish grandparent.

Barca delay Rakitic talks

2019-02-17T18:39:46Z

Barcelona will delay contract talks with Ivan Rakitic until the summer, according to Marca.

PSG were reportedly interested in signing the Croatian, who signed a four-year extension with the Spanish champions in 2017, during the summer.

Barca bosses promised Rakitic imrpived terms after the French side came calling, but talks will not now resume untill June. 

United should go for Winks and Rice, says Murphy

2019-02-17T18:11:16Z

Declan Rice and Harry Winks can help Manchester United return to their former glory, according to Danny Murphy.

United were outplayed in midfield during their 2-0 defeat to Paris Saint Germain in the Champions League on Tuesday, with Marquinhos and Marco Verratti comfortably getting the better of the hosts.

Writing in the Daily Mail, Murphy said: "The right players aren’t easy to find. The next generation are showing promise and I’ll keep a close eye on Harry Winks and Declan Rice.

""At the moment, they are using Matic and Ander Herrera together in order to give Pogba freedom in a 4-3-3, but they are not as well-balanced a pair as Verratti-Marquinhos were for PSG."

 

Wolves and Everton eyeing up Brahimi

2019-02-17T17:30:09Z

Wolves and Everton are keeping tabs on Porto winger Yacine Brahimi, according to the Birmingham Mail. 

The Algerian is out of contract at the end of the season, has turned down an offer of a new deal with the Portuguese league leaders.

The 29 year-old has scored seven goals in 27 appearances this season and has been with the champions since 2014.

Arsenal blocking Ospina game time

2019-02-17T17:05:28Z

Napoli's on-loan goalkeeper David Ospina believes his parent club Arsenal are preventing him from playing for the Serie A side, report the Daily Star.

The Colombian says a clause inserted in his loan deal means that the move will automatically become a full transfer if he plays a certain number of games. 

"My current situation is that I am on loan for this season and there is a clause based on a certain number of games, where if I play, the transfer will become an automatic purchase,” Ospina said.

“When the situation does not depend on me, all I can do is wait for the decision to be made, which in this case is from Napoli. The club had just made a great purchase with Meret, who is a young goalkeeper with a great future, so I knew that when he came, this might happen."

Manchester United regnite interest in Neves

2019-02-17T16:20:55Z

Manchester United are ready to re-ignite their interest in Wolves' Ruben Neves, but only of the Midlanders drop their asking price, according to the the Express. 

The Portuguese joined Wolves at the start of their promotion season in the summer of 2017, and United have had scouts monitoring him throughout  the club's return to the Premier League.

 Neves scored the winner as Wolves knocked Liverpool out of the FA Cup in January. 

Host of club chase Adams

2019-02-17T16:10:54Z

Manchester and Arsenal are among some of the biggest names monitoring Birmingham City’s Che Adams.

The likes of Southampton, Watford and Celtic are also interested in the signing the striker who has scored 19 in 32 Championship games this season.

The Mirror are reporting that Burnley may too be keen in renewing their interests in the 22-year-old. The Clarets failed with a £9m ($12m) bid for Adams in January and instead were forced to buy Peter Crouch.

PSG could be tempted to sell Neymar

2019-02-17T15:45:24Z

Paris Saint-Germain may be tempted to allow Neymar to join Real Madrid this summer in order to comply with Financial Fair Play.

The Times claim PSG have a £148m ($190) imbalance in their books that could see them fall foul of the finical regulations, and even result in the Parisians being excluded from the Champions League in future.

Selling Neymar, it is believed, would alleviate these concerns as would getting rid of his mammoth £530,000-per-week wage.

PSG also see youngster Kylian Mbappe as a more valuable asset and would be more willing to let the Brazilian leave than their young World Cup winner.

Arsenal eye Pope as Cech replacement

2019-02-17T15:20:11Z

Arsenal will move to sign Nick Pope when Petr Cech retires at the end of the season.

Pope was something of a revelation for Burnley last season and his impressive performances earned him a spot in England' World Cup squad.

However, the keeper has struggled with a shoulder injury this year and has dropped behind Tom Heaton and Joe Hart in the pecking order at Turf Moor.

The Gunners believe he would make a superb back-up stopper behind first-choice Bernd Leno, and the Sun report Burnley will demand £10m ($13m) to secure his signature.

Milan target Zynek

2019-02-17T14:50:11Z

AC Milan are keen on singing Bartosz Zynek from Zaglebie Lubin this summer, claim Calciomercato.

The Italian side have been so impressed with Krzysztof Piatek that they feel the Polish league may have some more hidden talents.

Piatek joined Genoa ahead of this season from KS Cracovia, only to sign for Milan in January and La Rossoneri now believe purchasing direct from the supplier is a more cost-effective approach.

Zyneck has been capped by Poland at under-age level and previous played for QPR’s youth sides.

West Ham plan Valencia offer should Zabaleta leave

2019-02-17T14:25:08Z

West Ham will attempt to lure Antonio Valencia to the London Stadium this summer, only if Pablo Zabaleta retires at the end of the season.

Manuel Pellegrini is keeping tabs on a replacement right-back and believes Valencia would be a natural fit.

According to the Sun, the Ecuadorian would be offered wages of around £100,000 a week, should he join when his contract at United expires in July.

Ronaldo wants James at Juventus

2019-02-17T14:00:14Z

Cristiano Ronaldo has told Juventus higher-ups that he would like to see James Rodriguez at the Old Lady, claim Don Balon.

The pair played together at Real Madrid and Ronaldo thinks Juve would benefit from the Columbian’s skill and workrate.

James is still technically a Real player but is on loan at Bayern Munich, where he has recaptured some of the form that once saw Los Blancos splash around £63m ($81m) to secure his services.

Bayern still hopeful on Hudson-Odoi

2019-02-17T13:40:34Z

Bayern Munich still believe they can sign Chelsea’s Callum Hudson-Odio this summer.

The German champions saw a £35m ($45m) bid rejected by the Blues in January, but with his contract set to expire in 2020 and no deal imminent, Bayern are preparing another offer as early as April.

The MailOnline report that Bayern are also hopeful given assistant manager Gianfranco Zola’s recent comments that Hudson-Odoi is on the ‘edge of the team’, and think the Chelsea winger may try and force a move away from the Premier League.

United willing to pay huge fee for Pochettino

2019-02-17T13:15:07Z

Tottenham will demand a fee of more than £34m ($44m) to allow manager Mauricio Pochettino to leave next summer.

Despite Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s impressive start to life in the managerial hot seat at Old Trafford, Manchester United still have earmarked Pochettino as their first-choice target, according to the Evening Standard.

Ed Woodward is willing to pay whatever it takes to prise the Argentinian coach away from Spurs at the end of the season, despite the London club slapping the huge sum on Pochettino’s head.

While Solskjaer has not been completely ruled out for the job, United believe that money should not be a factor in determining their new manager.

Milan plan €100m bid for Bale

2019-02-17T12:45:21Z

AC Milan are preparing a summer swoop for Gareth Bale, claim Don Balon.

The Serie A giants are ready to table an offer of €100m (£88m) for the Welshman who is also reportedly a target for Manchester United and Chelsea.

Bale is supposedly unhappy with life in the Spanish capital and could face a 12-game band for directing an insulting wrist gesture towards his own fans last week.

Arsenal transfer activity could depend on Guendouzi sale

2019-02-17T12:15:39Z

According to the Express, Arsenal could cash in on midfielder Matteo Guendouzi this summer in an effort to boost their own transfer kitty.

Paris Saint-Germain are interesting in signing the Frenchman but will be quoted a price of £60m ($77m) to secure his services.

Arsenal do not want to sell Guendouzi, but with Unai Emery only set to be given limited funds to spend next summer he may be tempted to allow the 19-year-old to leave.

Guendouzi came through the PSG youth system before joining Lorient in 2014 and then Arsenal ahead of this season.

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Everton expected to begin Gomes talks soon

2019-02-17T11:45:12Z

Everton director of football Marcel Brands is expected to meet Barcelona officials in the coming weeks to discuss the permanent signing of Andre Gomes.

The midfielder has been on loan at Goodison Park this campaign but the Toffees are reportedly keen to ensure he remains on Merseyside for the foreseeable future.

Mundo Deportivo are reporting that there is no indication what fee Barca may demand but claim Gomes has no future at Camp Nou.

West Ham ready Medel bid

2019-02-17T11:16:56Z

Manuel Pellegrini is interested in signing Besiktas midfielder Gary Medel next summer.

The former Cardiff City and Inter Milan has told the Turkish club he has no interests in signing a new deal before his current contract expires in 2020.

The Hammers did try and sign Medel in January but a transfer at the end of the campaign looks much more plausible.

A source at West Ham told Claret and Hugh: “He is one who interests the manager but at this stage we are simply concentrating on finishing as high as we can. It’s one that could possibly be revisited.”

Chelsea & Real Madrid target to sign new River deal

2019-02-17T10:35:57Z

River Plate hope they can convince Juan Quintero to reject reported interest from the likes of Chelsea and Real Madrid and sign another contract, AS claims.

The Colombia international is catching the eye of several top teams in Europe, but ended up joining the Argentine team on loan.

River plan on activating their option to sign him on a permanent deal and will offer him a deal until 2021 and a €22 million release clause.

Arsenal battle Juventus, Man City & Barca for De Ligt

2019-02-17T10:26:04Z

Arsenal are the latest team to enter the race for Ajax defender Matthijs de Ligt. 

The 19-year-old centre-back is already wanted by Manchester City, Barcelona and Juventus, but the Gunners are ready to try to lure him to the Premier League.

But in order to afford the Netherlands international, Arsenal will have to qualify for next year's Champions League and sell Mesut Ozil in the next transfer window.

Man Utd ready £90m Koulibaly bid

2019-02-17T10:22:21Z

Senegal star to shatter Van Dijk's record

Manchester United are gearing up to make a £90 million ($116m) offer for Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly, The Sun reports.

The Premier League side have been chasing the 27-year-old centre-back for some time, but must contend with interest from Barcelona as well as Napoli's desire to hold on to him.

But United are ready to step up their pursuit with a huge bid that would see him overtake Virgil van Dijk as the most expensive defender in the games history.

Inter want Dzeko to replace Icardi

2019-02-17T10:18:27Z

Inter will turn to Roma star Edin Dzeko to replace Mauro Icardi this summer, according to reports in Italy.

Icardi looks set for a summer exit after being stripped of the club captaincy and then missing Thursday's Europa League win over Rapid Vienna.

Inter are already starting the hunt for his successor and see ex-Manchester City striker Dzeko as a good candidate, while Edinson Cavani and Gonzalo Higuain are the current alternatives.

Lukaku out, Icardi or Dybala in - Man Utd decide

2019-02-17T10:12:07Z

Belgian striker to be offered in swap deal

Manchester United are ready to offload striker Romelu Lukaku and attempt to land either Mauro Icardi or Paulo Dybala, so says The Mirror.

The Premier League side are already sounding out Inter and Juventus over the availability of their key attackers. After being stripped of the Inter captaincy, Icardi looks set for a summer departure, while Dybala is said to be unhappy with Massimiliano Allegri.

There is plenty of interest in both forwards, but United are ready to offer Lukaku in exchange as part of a deal.

Man City make Atletico Madrid star Saul top target

2019-02-17T10:09:00Z

Spain international valued at £130m

Manchester City have made Saul Niguez their number one priority for the summer transfer window, The Mirror reports.

The 24-year-old Spain international has impressed since breaking into Diego Simeone's side, catching attention from the Premier League.

City have had their eye on Saul for a few months and are ready to make a summer swoop for him, but his release clause is set at £130 million ($168m).

Dortmund eye Favre favourite Saint-Maximin

2019-02-17T10:02:44Z

Borussia Dortmund are eager to sign Allan Saint-Maximin from Nice this summer, Bild reports.

Lucien Favre worked with the 21-year-old winger at Nice, where he remains a key player. Favre is already preparing for next season wants to reunite with one of his favourite attackers by making a move at the end of the season.