Newcastle want Mourinho as coach
Man Utd in talks to sign Timber from Ajax (Sky Germany)
Sporting sign Porro on permanent deal from Man City
Bernardeschi wanted by Premier League teams
Federico Bernardeschi could be on his way to the Premier League this summer.
The player would prefer to stay at Juventus and talks are ongoing between the club and his agent, but Calciomercato says he is wnated by teams in England as well as Inter and AC Milan.
Bale likely to return to Premier League, agent claims
Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale will leave the club at the end of the season, with a move back to the Premier League most likely for the Wales international, says agent Jonathan Barnett.
The veteran forward, who spent last season back in the English top-flight on loan with former club Tottenham, has played just five times for Los Blancos in La Liga this term as Carlo Ancelotti's side reclaimed the league title from rivals Atletico Madrid.
Having spent much of the past three years on the fringes at Santiago Bernabeu, it brings to a close the Welshman's time in the Spanish capital - but a final decision on his future will not be made until he has played in this summer's Qatar 2022 World Cup qualifiers with his country.
Rennes eye Bourigeaud raid
Chiellini ponders MLS options
As Chiellini is set to play his last home Juve game today, report from @Gazzetta_it says that his mind is already set into accepting @LAFC offer (TAM 18 months). Mentions that Vancouver and Miami (🤔) were options. Retirement & management position at Juve also pondered.— Michele Giannone (@MicheleG3) May 16, 2022
Reading announce Ince as new boss
✒ CONFIRMED 📝— Reading FC (@ReadingFC) May 16, 2022
We are pleased to announce that Paul Ince has been appointed as first team manager 🤝💙
Alex Rae has also accepted the opportunity to be Assistant Manager with the Royals as both interim positions now become permanent ahead of the 2022-23 campaign 👏
Dani Alves wants Barcelona extension
Dani Alves has requested a contract extension from Barcelona.
GOAL understands the Brazilian full-back wants to stay at the club until at least the end of 2022 to boost his hopes of playing in the World Cup in Qatar.
Van Persie signs Feyenoord deal
Porto move on Machon
Pogba talks with Juve ongoing
Meeting still ongoing between Paul Pogba’s agents and Juventus in Turin as expected, with Raiola group’s lawyer Rafaela Pimenta taking care of the negotiations. 🇫🇷 #Juventus— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) May 16, 2022
Pogba has already turned down Man City approaches, while there’s Paris Saint-Germain still in the race.
Newcastle and Villa in Phillips hunt
Newcastle and Aston Villa are on top in the race to sign Leeds United star Kalvin Phillips this summer, per Football Insider.
The Premier League duo are ahead of Manchester United in the market moves for the Engand international.
Phillips spent much of the aftermath of Sunday's draw with Brighton on the Elland Road pitch, for what could have been his last home game with the club.
Hickey nears Arsenal move
Arsenal are close to signing Aaron Hickey from Bologna, says Calciomercato.
The Premier League side are set to beat Napoli and AC Milan to the 19-year-old full-back this summer.
Heracles sack Wormuth
Heracles have sacked coach Frank Wormuth.
The Dutch side will fight for survival in the Eredivisie via the play-offs but will have to do so without the German coach, who will join Groningen this summer.
Frank Wormuth en Heracles Almelo per direct uit elkaar— Heracles Almelo (@HeraclesAlmelo) May 16, 2022
Frank Wormuth en Heracles Almelo per direct uit elkaar— Heracles Almelo (@HeraclesAlmelo) May 16, 2022
Gavi close to Barcelona renewal
Barcelona are close to tying Gavi to a new contract, according to COPE.
The latest meeting between the Spain international's agent and Barca director Mateu Alemany have gone well and both parties are convinced he will sign an extension until 2027.
Madrid finalise Mbappe deal (Marca)
Real Madrid have finalised their deal for Kylian Mbappe, reports Marca.
The France international has been widely expected to join Los Blancos on a free transfer from Paris Saint-Germain this summer.
But despite a last-gasp renewed offer from Parc des Princes, the forward seems destined for Santiago Bernabeu after tying up loose ends.
Still no Man City move for Pogba
Paul Pogba has no intention to open discussions with Manchester City, as things stand. Juventus board will meet today Pogba's agent, with salary as key point. ⭐️🇫🇷 #transfers— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) May 16, 2022
Paris Saint-Germain board already had direct contacts to discuss about Pogba - he's part of PSG list. pic.twitter.com/Fa29lXYQdC
Milinkovic-Savic reveals Pogba & Thiago inspirations
Sergej Milinkovic-Savic has named Manchester United's Paul Pogba and Liverpool's Thiago as two players he has drawn inspiration from, as the Lazio star prepares for an off-season where he remains linked with moves to the Red Devils and Paris Saint-Germain.
The Serbia international has been in fine form once more in Serie A this season, again stoking suggestion that a European powerhouse could mount a move for his services at the close of the campaign.
United have long been linked with a pursuit for the midfielder, and it is two Premier League players that the playmaker has now named as figures who helped shape his approach to the game.
Braga confirm Carvalhal exit
Ndombele won't return to Lyon on permanent deal
Tottenham's Tanguy Ndombele won't be returning to Lyon on a permanent deal - according to Football Insider.
The midfielder re-joined the French club on loan in January and they have the option to buy him outright for £50 million ($61m).
Lyon won't take up that option, though, with Ndombele set to return to Spurs before potentially looking for an alternative move, with Antonio Conte unlikely to welcome him back into his squad.
Tuchel confirms Christensen is leaving Chelsea
"We're losing him", Thomas Tuchel finally confirms on Andreas Christensen. The deal has been completed weeks ago with Barcelona, it's already signed: Danish centre back will play for Barça next season. 🔵🔴🤝 #FCB— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) May 16, 2022
Both Christensen and Kessié can be considered Barça players. pic.twitter.com/5DyvSgYKgG
Arsenal's Saliba addresses future after award win
Arsenal loanee William Saliba admitted to being uncertain about his future after winning the Ligue 1 Young Player of the Year award for 2021-22.
Saliba moved to Marseille on a season-long loan last summer after a frustrating start to his Arsenal career, with Mikel Arteta yet to hand him his competitive debut at Emirates Stadium.
The 21-year-old has proven his quality with Marseille this term, featuring in 36 Ligue 1 games to help the club fight for Champions League qualification, but he is not sure where he will be playing his football in 2022-23.
Read the full story on GOAL.
Arsenal want Molina-Mari swap deal
Arsenal want to arrange a swap deal involving Pablo Mari and Udinese's Nahuel Molina - according to Calciomercato.
Mari is currently on loan at Udinese, who are eager to secure his services on a permanent basis.
Arsenal will happily let Mari go on a permanent deal if they can have Molina in return, but the 24-year-old is currently valued at around £25 million ($31m).
Juve looking at Milinkovic-Savic as Pogba alternative (Calciomercato)
Lazio midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic is the subject of interest from Juventus - according to Calciomercato.
The Bianconeri are looking at the 27-year-old as a potential alternative signing to Manchester United's Paul Pogba, who has also been linked with Paris Saint-Germain.
Lazio will only let Milinkovic-Savic go if they receive an offer of €70 million (£60m/$73m) or more in the summer transfer window.
Liverpool pushing to sign Bellingham's brother
Liverpool are pushing to sign Jobe Bellingham from Birmingham City - according to The Mirror.
The 16-year-old is the brother of Borussia Dortmund and England star Jude Bellingham and is free to sign a professional contract with other clubs from next season.
Manchester City and Newcastle have also been linked with Bellingham, but Liverpool are hoping to win the race for his signature.
Arsenal consider Gabriel sale
Arsenal are considering the sale of Brazilian centre-back Gabriel - according to Tuttosport.
Juventus are strongly interested in the 24-year-old and the Gunners may use him as a makeweight to land long-term midfield target Arthur.
Gabriel has been a key player for Arsenal in 2021-22, scoring four goals in 33 Premier League matches.
Fiorentina working to bring down Torreira price tag
Fiorentina are working to bring down the price tag of Arsenal loanee Lucas Torreira - according to Corriere dello Sport.
La Viola have the option to buy the Uruguayan outright for €15 million (£13m/$16m), but are in talks with the Gunners to reduce that final fee.
Torreira wants to remain at Fiorentina after an impressive 2021-22 campaign and Arsenal are happy to let him go on a permanent basis.
Barca close in on Neves
Barcelona are closing in on a potential deal for Wolves midfielder Ruben Neves - according to Diario Sport.
The 25-year-old is still under contract at Molineux until 2024 but would be happy to move to Camp Nou this summer.
Neves is the most attainable of Barca's midfield targets at present, with Monaco's Aurélien Tchouaméni and Real Sociedad's Martin Zubimendi also on their shortlist.
Union Berlin to announce Doekhi signing
Dutch centre back Danilho Doekhi will join Union Berlin as free agent, deal signed and completed. Contract until June 2025. 🇳🇱🤝 #transfers— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) May 16, 2022
The Vitesse captain had several options but chose for Bundesliga club because of Europa League chance. Club announcement to follow soon.
Xavi coy on Puig future
Newcastle pick up Henderson interest
Newcastle are increasing their interest in Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson, per The Mirror.
The England international has played second fiddle all season to David De Gea at the Theatre of Dreams and seems unlikely to push past him for the starting jersey next term too.
That leaves him considering his options and the Magpies are mulling over a swoop for his services.
Arsenal set for triple swoop
Villa head Suarez suitors (Fichajes)
Striker's Atletico Madrid departure was announced Sunday
Aston Villa lead a trio of suitors for Luis Suarez following the news he will leave Atletico Madrid, stoking the chance for a reunion with former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard, per Fichajes.
The Premier League side have already closed a deal for one of their manager's old pals in Barcelona loanee Philippe Coutinho.
Now, they could make an audacious move for another ex-Blaugrana superstar, while Sevilla and Inter are also both keen on his services.