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12:00 PM EDT 4/29/18
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Man Utd to swap Pogba for Griezmann

Manchester United are ready to get the edge in the race for Atletico Madrid attacker Antoine Griezmann by offering the Spanish club Paul Pogba as part of the deal, according to Don Balon .

Griezmann has a €100 million release clause, but the Red Devils are hopeful that, if they add Pogba to the pot, they will be able to steal a march on their rivals.

Pogba's relationship with manager Jose Mourinho is said to be fractious, though both have denied so recently.

Gabriel Jesus in no rush to sign new deal

Gabriel Jesus says he is not in a rush to sign a new contract at Manchester City.

Jesus signed a four-and-a-half-year deal in 2016, but he has been offered an extension by Pep Guardiola's side to reward his fine form.

Nevertheless, Jesus is willing to focus on his football for now and says he will talk about his future when it suits him.

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Chelsea to make Alderweireld bid

Chelsea are ready to make a bid for Tottenham defender Toby Alderweireld at the end of the season, reports The Sun .

Alderweireld has been tipped to leave Spurs in the summer after reaching an impasse over a new contract with the club.

Manchester United are interested in the Belgium international, but Chelsea are also prepared to join any fight to sign the £45 million-rated centre-half.

Mayoral plans to leave Real Madrid

Borja Mayoral says he will leave Real Madrid at the end of the season after failing to break into the first team at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Despite Karim Benzema having a very poor season - he has scored only five times in the league - and Alvaro Morata's sale to Chelsea, Mayoral has been restricted to three La Liga starts.

Madrid have been linked with moves for Bayern striker Robert Lewandowski and Inter captain Mauro Icardi, which could push Mayoral further down the pecking order, and the 21-year-old is ready to move on.

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Dorsch keen on Bayern exit

Niklas Dorsch is still ready to walk away from Bayern Munich at the end of the season despite enjoying a dream debut for the Bundesliga champions.

The 20-year-old central midfielder opened the scoring and put in an assured performance as Jupp Heynckes' men eased to a 4-1 victory over Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday.

It is a performance that will put potential suitors on high alert after Bayern's reserve-team captain confirmed after the match that his intention to seek senior football elsewhere had not wavered.

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Bale set for Madrid stay

Gareth Bale will stay at Real Madrid next season partly because the sides that are interested in his services can't afford him, according to the Express

The former Spurs star has drawn interest from Chelsea, Manchester United, Liverpool and Manchester City along with Bayern Munich. 

But Madrid's asking price along with Bale's wage demands are pricing teams out of the market, and the Welsh star is now ready to stay and fight for his place in Zinedine Zidane's side. 

Dembele could be dumped by Barca

Ousmane Dembele could find himself on his way out of Barcelona if the club complete a deal to sign Goncalo Guedes from Valencia, Don Balon reports.

Barca know that PSG midfielder Guedes is unlikely to be easily signed directly from the French side following their troubles over Neymar last summer and will, therefore, allow Valencia to complete a deal for the ex-Benfica man, who has spent the season on loan at Mestalla. 

The Catalans would then purchase him from Los Che, who want the €50 million they will pay PSG for the player plus Andre Gomes. However, if Barca can push them down to €30m plus the player, they would then be willing to offload Dembele, who has spent much of the season injured.

Monaco weighing up David Luiz bid

Monaco are considering a summer bid for David Luiz should Chelsea put the player up for sale, Goal understands.

Luiz's future could hinge on whether Antonio Conte remains at the club, with Monaco interested in signing him should he become available.

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Spurs to splash £100m on Lazio duo

Tottenham are ready to splash the cash to land Lazio duo Sergey Milinkovic-Savic and Ciro Immobile, the Mirror claims. 

The cost is expected to be £100million plus for the two Serie A stars, but Spurs are ready to offload a number of fringe players to get the cash to make a deal. 

Pep rules out Iniesta move

Pep Guardiola has hit out at "fake news" regarding Manchester City's transfer plans this summer, while also declaring Andres Iniesta "has decided to go to China."

City were linked with a move for the outgoing Barcelona legend Iniesta last week, around the time that John Stones was rumoured to be set for a summer move away from the Etihad Stadium.

"There is lot of fake news about the transfers," he said when asked whether he had considered bringing Iniesta to City, either as a player or a coach. "I’m not going to comment on the fake news. He decides his own future and he has decided to go to China and play there and he’s going to finish there. Afterwards he has to come back to Barcelona for the next generations, to help us to be the club we are. No chance."

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Madrid not interested in Lewy – Matthaus

Real Madrid are not interested in Bayern Munich star Robert Lewandowski, according to Lothar Matthaus.

Lewandowski, 29, has been linked with the La Liga giants after four prolific seasons at Bayern, including 39 goals in all competitions this campaign.

"According to the information I have, Real Madrid is not interested in Lewandowski," Matthaus told  Sky.

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Madrid to include Lucas in Salah deal

Real Madrid are eyeing up a massive deal to bring in Liverpool ace Mohamed Salah, with Lucas Vazquez being floated as a potential make-weight, reports Don Balon .  

The Reds like Lucas, and Madrid are hopeful that using 26-year-old will help them meet Liverpool's price for their Egyptian star. 

Gerrard to become Rangers boss

Rangers hope to confirm Steven Gerrard as their new manager this week after the Liverpool legend agreed a deal with the Scottish club, Goal understands.

Gerrard is set to take his first steps in senior management by replacing Graeme Murty at Ibrox. The former Reds midfielder will give up his role as Liverpool’s Under-18s boss, and plans to appoint another ex-Red, Gary McAllister, as his assistant. An official announcement is expecting in the coming days.

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Leicester line up Rafa as new boss

Leicester City have lined up Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez to replace Claude Puel, reports the Daily Star

Puel's time with the club seems to be up amid rumours of unrest of in squad and following a 5-0 hammering from Crystal Palace, but the Foxes have already made their plans to bring in Benitez as their next boss. 

Heynckes rebuts Lewandowski rumours 

Jupp Heynckes has dismissed reports questioning Robert Lewandowski's commitment to Bayern Munich and confirmed the striker as a likely starter against Real Madrid on Tuesday.

German publication Bild suggested during the week that Heynckes had confronted the star striker over an apparent decline in his training standards.

However, speaking after that match, Heynckes reiterated the one-on-one conversation was purely motivational, and insisted Lewandowski would not be overlooked for the semi-final second leg.

"I can only tell you what I also said in the press conference yesterday - that I had a good talk with Robert Lewandowski," the Bayern boss said.

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Barcelona to sign Fabian Ruiz 

Barcelona have told Gerard Pique that they are set to sign Fabián Ruiz, Don Balon claims. 

The Barca defender wants assurance that the club are building a team that can compete for the Champions League next season, and the club have let him in on their plans, including landing the 22-year-old from Real Betis

Sevilla sack Vincenzo Montella

Sevilla have sacked Vincenzo Montella and confirmed the appointment of Joaquin Caparros as head coach for the remainder of the season.

Montella's dismissal was announced on Saturday, the Italian paying the price for a nine-match winless run in all competitions since his team’s famous Champions League victory over Manchester United on March 13.

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Barca won't break the bank for Umtiti

Barcelona have offered hope to the likes of Manchester United by admitting that they will not break their wage structure to keep Samuel Umtiti.

The France international remains under contract at Camp Nou until 2021, but has seen his future called into question as his current deal includes a €60 million release clause.

Josep Maria Bartomeu has told  Cadena Ser : "He's only in the second year of his contract but our desire is for him to renew his deal.

"But, as directors, we have to make sure [players' wages] are within the salary structure to remain a competitive and sustainable club."

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