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Former Liverpool chairman Broughton in talks to form consortium to buy Chelsea from Abramovich as bid deadline looms


Sir Martin Broughton, the British businessman who rescued Liverpool from a bitter boardroom in 2010, is eyeing a bid for Chelsea as the club remains for sale following sanctions against owner Roman Abramovich.

A number of bidders reman in contention to buy the Blues, with Friday serving as the deadline for those wishing to join the race.

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Napoli target Junior Traore


Napoli are plotting a move for Sassuolo star Hamed Junior Traore, says Calciomercato.

The attacking midfielder has impressed for the Serie A side and Napoli are showing strong interest, but they will have to pay around €25 million to land him this year.

Zidane wants Casemiro at PSG


Zinedine Zidane is eyeing some Real Madrid players to take with him to Paris Saint-Germain.

The former Madrid coach has been tipped to replace Mauricio Pochettino in charge and has already got his eyes on a few signings.

He hopes to bring Casemiro to the French capital, El Nacional claims, and president Florentin Perez is willing to sell the midfielder.

Juventus prioritise Rabiot sale


Juventus hope to offload Adrien Rabiot this summer.

The midfielder has made 34 appearances in all competitions this season, but Calciomercato says the club wants to strengthen in midfield and hope to replace him.

The France international's €7 million salary is considered too much by the club.

Roma target Dest


Roma are plotting a summer bid for Sergino Dest, according to Corriere dello Sport.

The Serie A side hope to invest in a new full-back in the upcoming transfer window and see the Barcelona man as an ideal candidate.

Laporta wary of cost of Barca signing Haaland


Barcelona president Joan Laporta says he will not risk putting the club in financial danger to sign Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund.

The Camp Nou side are recovering from a dire financial situation which saw club hero Lionel Messi depart last year.

Their situation has improved since then, but Laporta is wary of spending big on transfers again.

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Vidal to leave Inter amid Flamengo interest


Arturo Vidal looks set to leave Inter this summer.

Calciomercato reports the Serie A side will meet with the midfielder to discuss his future in the coming weeks and a separation looks imminent.

Flamengo are reportedly interested in signing the Chile international and could swoop in with an offer.

Di Maria wants PSG exit


Angel Di Maria has decided he wants to leave Paris Saint-Germain and could be on his way back to Benfica.

AS reports the Portuguese side hope to bring their former star back to the Primeira Liga, but they are likely to face competition for his signature.

Arsenal & Spurs still keen on Coutinho (Sport)


Philippe Coutinho has been impressing on loan at Aston Villa, but Steven Gerrard’s side may find it difficult to put a permanent transfer in place.

That is because Sport reports that north London rivals Arsenal and Tottenham remain keen on the former Liverpool playmaker, who will be offloaded by Barcelona once a suitable bid is tabled.

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Gundogan to snub Barca for new City contract (Daily Star)


Ilkay Gundogan has emerged as a target for Barcelona, but the Daily Star claims that he will snub interest from Camp Nou in favour of signing a new contract at Manchester City.

The Germany international midfielder will see his current deal with the Blues expire in 2023, but talks are being held regarding an extension to that agreement.

Liverpool like the look of Isak


Alexander Isak is said to be an alternative target for United as they move on from Haaland, but the Sunday Mirror claims that Liverpool are also keen on the Sweden international.

Arsenal are also credited with interest in the Real Sociedad star, with a scramble for his signature set to be sparked in the next window.

Man Utd accept defeat in Haaland race (Daily Star)


Manchester United have, according to the Daily Star, accepted defeat in the race to sign Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland.

The prolific Norwegian will be on the move this summer, but he appears destined to head for Manchester City, Barcelona or Real Madrid – rather than Old Trafford.

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Newcastle to rival Villa for Phillips


The Daily Mail reports that Newcastle are ready to rival Aston Villa in the next transfer window for Leeds midfielder Kalvin Phillips.

The England international may be on the move this summer – particularly if the Whites are relegated – and big-money bids are being readied for a reliable operator in the engine room.

PSG willing to sell Wijnaldum


Paris Saint-Germain are willing to sell Georginio Wijnaldum this summer, claims L’Equipe, with the Dutch midfielder set to be moved on after just one season at Parc des Princes.

The former Newcastle and Liverpool star is said to be wanted back in the Premier League, with a number of teams in England ready to ask questions of his availability.

Why Man City are frontrunners to sign Haaland


Erling Haaland can't do anything right now without it being interpreted as a sign of which club he will join next.

A medical trip to Munich prompted reports of a meeting with Barcelona boss Xavi, while liking an Instagram post about the Santiago Bernabeu sparked talk of a move to Real Madrid.

Even eating homemade caramel while watching Manchester City increased speculation of a summer switch to the Etihad Stadium.

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West Ham eyeing Mechelen goalkeeper Coucke


West Ham are eyeing a potential swoop for KV Mechelen goalkeeper Gaetan Coucke - according to Het Nieuwsblad.

The 23-year-old could be brought in as a replacement for Darren Randolph, who is set to leave the London Stadium this summer.

Coucke is very much open to joining West Ham and confident he can be a success in the Premier League.

Pogba's personal trainer tells Man Utd star to 'look elsewhere'


Manchester United star Paul Pogba has been urged to "look elsewhere" by his personal trainer Coach Meddy, who has insisted that top players "don't waste time on minor competitions".

Pogba has spent the last six years of his career at Old Trafford, having re-signed for United from Juventus in a club record £89 million ($116m) deal in 2016.

The Frenchman has only been able to land Europa League and Carabao Cup winners' medals during that period as he's struggled for form and fitness, and speculation over his future is now raging as he enters the final months of his contract.

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Salah wants to stay in PL if Liverpool extension can't be agreed (Football Insider)


Egyptian striker's future in doubt

Mohamed Salah wants to stay in the Premier League if a contract extension at Liverpool cannot be agreed - according to Football Insider.

The 29-year-old's current deal expires in 2023 and talks over a renewal have yet to progress.

Salah won't seek a move abroad if he ends up leaving Liverpool next year, with it his desire to continue playing in the English top-flight.

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Longstaff in line for new contract at Newcastle


Sean Longstaff is in line for a new contract at Newcastle - according to The Times.

The 24-year-old's current deal runs out in June, but the Magpies have opened talks with the midfielder over a fresh long-term agreement.

Longstaff has appeared in 17 Premier League games for Newcastle so far this season, recording one goal and one assist.

Hertha sack head coach Korkut


Ten Hag open to Man Utd job & wants Rangnick in dugout


Ajax boss Erik ten Hag is open to taking the permanent manager's role at Manchester United - according to The Mirror.

The Dutchman has been touted as one of the leading candidates for the position after another impressive year at Johan Cruyff ArenA.

Ten Hag would like United's interim coach Rangnick to join his staff if he comes to Old Trafford, but the German is set to move into a consultancy job in the boardroom.

Mata could sign new Man Utd deal


Juan Mata could sign a new contract at Manchester United - according to The Express.

The Spaniard's current deal expires in June and he has played a bit-role in the squad this season.

Barca have been tipped to try and sign Mata on a free transfer, but United want him to stay on for another year and focus on his transition into coaching so he can eventually help with the development of their youth squads.

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Man Utd want Johnstone back


Manchester United want to bring West Brom goalkeeper Sam Johnstone back to the club this summer - according to The Sun.

The 28-year-old was on the Red Devils' books between 2011 and 2018, but has since proved himself as a No.1 at the Hawthorns.

United could look to re-sign Johnstone as a replacement for Dean Henderson, who is expected to push for a move away from Old Trafford when the transfer window reopens.

Tuchel still 'very happy' at Chelsea despite Abramovich situation


Modric still waiting on Madrid extension


Luka Modric is still waiting on a contract extension at Real Madrid - according to Marca.

The 36-year-old has entered the final few months of his current deal and wants to sign a renewal.

Madrid have yet to reach an agreement with Modric, though, and a number of clubs are monitoring the situation with a view to signing him on a free transfer.

Newcastle & Villa to battle for Phillips


Newcastle and Aston Villa are ready to battle for Leeds midfielder Kalvin Phillips - according to the Daily Mail.

Manchester United, Liverpool and West Ham have also been linked with the 26-year-old, whose current contract is due to run until 2024.

Phillips will have plenty of options in the summer, but Leeds remain determined to keep him and avoid relegation.

Barca target Lacazette as Haaland alternative


Barcelona have targeted Arsenal's Alexandre Lacazette as an alternative to Borussia Dortmund star Erling Haaland - according to Le 10 Sport.

Haaland had been top of their wishlist but it has been reported that he will head to Manchester City this summer.

If they miss out on Haaland, Barca will instead look to sign Lacazette, who will be available on a free transfer when his contract expires in June.

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Lukaku to push for Inter return (Gazzetta dello Sport)


Chelsea striker willing to take pay cut

Romelu Lukaku is set to push for a return to Inter this summer - according to Gazzetta dello Sport.

The 28-year-old has not been a regular starter under Thomas Tuchel since his £98 million ($128m) return to Stamford Bridge from San Siro last summer.

Lukaku is willing to take a pay cut to head back to Inter, but they can only afford a loan deal and Chelsea would first have to be cleared to sell the club following the sanctions placed upon Roman Abramovich.

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Man Utd linked to Bayern defender Hernandez (Fichajes)


Defender could be an eventual replacement for struggling Harry Maguire

Manchester United are a potential destination for Bayern Munich centre-back Lucas Hernandez, writes Fichajes.

The Red Devils are said to be considering their options with Harry Maguire struggling to find his form, and Hernandez is said to be open to a move outside Germany.

Barcelona and Real Madrid are also considered possible landing spots for the 26-year-old.

Newcastle to enter Phillips chase


Newcastle are set to enter the chase for Leeds star Kalvin Phillips, according to the Daily Mail.

They'll have to battle Aston Villa, among other Premier League teams, for the England midfielder's signature.

Phillips starred at last year's Euros and has been a highly regarded transfer target for Premier League sides ever since.

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