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Guardiola open to staying at City through 2023


Pep Guardiola has told friends he is open to staying at Manchester City through the 2022-23 season, The Telegraph reports. 

Guardiola's current contract runs through the 2020-21 season, but the Spanish manager is interested in signing on for an additional two seasons.

That would bring Guardiola's tenure at the club to seven seasons, with the former Bayern and Barcelona manager seeing the potential for a dynasty at City. 

LAFC signs midfielder Perez


Los Angeles FC have signed midfielder Javier Perez, the club announced on Sunday.

Perez was selected by the club in January's MLS Draft after playing for Pittsburgh University.

The midfielder is a product of Valencia's youth academy and was initially discovered after being offered a scholarship through David Villa’s DV7 Soccer Academy.

Ranieri would have 'never' accepted short-term role other than Roma


Claudi Ranieri says Roma are the only club he would have accepted a short-term role with.

The manager joined the club this past week following the dismissal of Eusebio Di Francesco.

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Spurs warned Kane will leave rather than become a 'nearly man'


Harry Kane will not be prepared to become a “nearly man” at Tottenham, says Teddy Sheringham, with the prolific striker likely to seek a move unless Spurs can deliver a major trophy.

Positive progress has been made in north London under the guidance of Mauricio Pochettino, but silverware remains elusive.

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Meunier could depart PSG in the summer


Thomas Meunier could be set to depart PSG in the summer due to Financial Fair Play concerns, Telefoot reports. 

The Ligue 1 champions are hoping to keep most of their squad in place, but financial realities may force them to offload the Belgian defender. 

PSG are still hoping to sign Lyon star Tanguy Ndombele in the summer, but face competition from Juventus. 

Stoke trio likely to depart in the summer


Jack Butland, James McClean and Bojan will likely depart Stoke City if they are unable to secure promotion this season, reports The Sun on Sunday.

Following relegation last season the Potters are a longshot to return to the Premier League, sitting in 16th place in the Championship this term. 

Should a miraculous turnaround not occur, Stoke could face the prospect of several of their best players leaving in the summer.

Arsenal battle Atletico for Tagliafico


Arsenal and Atletico Madrid are chasing Ajax left-back Nicolas Tagliafico, according to the Daily Mail. 

The 26-year-old waas one of his side's star performers as they shocked Real Madrid to reach the Champions League quarter-finals. 

Ajax are understood to be willing to offload the Argentina international for £8 million ($10m) in the summer.

Mitrovic drawing interest from China


Fulham striker Aleksandar Mitrovic is a target for several Chinese Super League clubs, according to TEAMtalk.

Mitrovic has reached 10 Premier League goals for this term for the Cottagers, who are looking a sure bet to drop back down to the Championship.

Guangzhou Evergrande are leading the race for Mitrovic, though they could have interest from Tottenham among other clubs. Mitrovic

Aleksandar Mitrovic Fulham 2018-19

Wagner not interested in West Brom job


David Wagner is not interested in the vacant West Bromwich Albion job, according to Sky Sports.

The Baggies sacked Darren Moore on Saturday, while Wagner left Huddersfield in January by mutual content with the Terriers struggling badly in the Premier League. 

But Wagner is understood to not have an interest in a return to the Championship, and will wait for his next opportunity. 

Lossl could depart Huddersfield


Huddersfield goalkeeper Jonas Lossl could depart the club in the summer, according to the Huddersfield Examiner.

Lossl is out of contract at season's end and with Huddersfield almost certain to be relegated, the Dane could look to move on in the summer. 

Lossl is reportedly drawing interest from Marseille and Monaco.

Jokanovic leads race for West Brom job


Former Fulham manager Slavisa Jokanovic is the top candidate for the vacant West Brom job, reports Sky Sports.

The Baggies sacked Darren Moore on Saturday, despite the club sitting in fourth place in the Championship. 

Club hierarchy are thought to favour Jokanovic, who led Fulham to promotion to the Premier League last season. 

Solari aware of Real job risk


Lewandowski open to leaving Bayern


Robert Lewandowski is still mulling over a move away from Bayern Munich, reports Sport1.

The prolific Polish striker has long been linked with Real Madrid and he is open to heading to Spain during the summer transfer window.

City lead Utd in Ndombele chase


Manchester City are leading the chase for Lyon midfielder Tanguy Ndombele, according to the Express.

The Blues' arch-rivals, Manchester United, are also keen on the 22-year-old, who is valued at around £50 million ($65m).

Nuno among Chelsea contenders


Wolves boss Nuno is among the candidates being considered by Chelsea as possible successors to Maurizio Sarri, claims the Daily Star.

The Portuguese has impressed during his time at Molineux and may be approached if those at Stamford Bridge decide to make another managerial change over the coming weeks.

Nuno Espirito Santo Wolves 2018-19
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Lyon must sell Fekir, Memphis or Aouar


Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has admitted the club will have to sell one of their star players this summer.

The French club have been able to hold off offers for Nabil Fekir in recent windows, having passed up a chance to join Liverpool last year.

Meanwhile, Memphis Depay and Houssem Aouar have caught the attention of bigger teams in Europe, and Aulas says one of them will leave at the end of the summer.

He told Telefoot: "We will let one player leave from those who have been solicited. I don't know which one because there are many."

Man City & PSG want €100m Insigne


Napoli determined to keep captain

Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City are keeping track of Lorenzo Insigne's situation at Napoli, Gazzetta dello Sport says.

The 27-year-old captain has more than three years left on his contract at the Serie A side and president Aurelio De Laurentiis does not want to sell him.

Napoli are hoping a €100 million (£86m/$112m) asking price will discourage any offers, but PSG and Man City might feel he is worth it.

Juve keen to swap Kean for De Ligt


Moise Kean could be set for a move to Ajax as part of the deal that will take Matthijs de Ligt to Juventus, according to reports in Italy.

The 19-year-old scored twice on Friday to help fire the Bianconeri to a 4-1 win over Udinese in just his second Serie A game of the season.

Kean shares an agent with Ajax star De Ligt, who has emerged as Juve's top target for the summer, and the Italian club could try to arrange a swap deal.

Kean spent a season on loan at Hellas Verona but is said to want a more permanent solution to his future if he cannot get more chances at Juventus.

Mbappe pledges future to PSG


Kylian Mbappe insists he will remain at Paris Saint-Germain next season despite their elimination from the Champions League.

The French champions were knocked out of the European competition by Manchester United after surrendering a 2-0 first leg lead by going down 3-1 at home in the return.

Despite continued links to Real Madrid, Mbappe maintains he still believes in the PSG project and will not leave this summer.

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Zidane visits Turin amid Juventus links


Zinedine Zidane was in Turin this week to see Juventus' 4-1 win over Udinese amid talk he is set to take over as head coach, La Stampa says.

The former midfielder has been linked with a return to the Serie A giants in recent months, while current Bianconeri boss Massimiliano Allegri reportedly wants to move to the Premier League.

But Juve are not the only club linked with ex-Real Madrid boss Zidane, as the likes of Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain are said to want him.

Man Utd ready to reopen De Gea contract talks


Manchester United will reopen talks with David de Gea over a new contract, The Sun reports.

The Spanish goalkeeper is yet to agree a new deal with the Premier League club after they started negotiations in February. 

De Gea reportedly wants to stay at Old Trafford but is holding out for a big pay rise before he commits his future to the club.

Juventus knock back Militao


Porto defender has been linked to Man Utd & Real Madrid

Juventus have turned down the chance to sign Porto star Eder Militao, who has also been linked with a move to Real Madrid and Manchester United.

Calciomercato claims the 21-year-old's representatives made contact with the Serie A champions, but they have opted to overlook him in favour of other targets.

The Bianconeri have been linked to several players lately, with Ajax star Matthijs de Ligt reportedly the top of their list of potential signings.

Celtic star Tierney in dark over Leicester interest


Celtic defender Kieran Tierney says he knows nothing about reported interest from Leicester City.

The Scotland international has been linked to a switch to the Premier League in recent transfer windows, but the speculation picked up again after Brendan Rodgers left Celtic to take over the Foxes.

But Tierney is used to rumours surrounding his future and refused to give credibility to reports of an imminent move.

"I’ve been on the end of speculation for a few transfer windows so it’s nothing different for me. It doesn’t take my mind off Celtic," he told Daily Record. “My pals ask me too and there will be links with a lot of Celtic players. It’s natural because it’s his old club but it’s nothing I know of."

Celtic & Rangers in fight for Chelsea defender Kalas


Celtic will try to sign Tomas Kalas from Chelsea this summer but face competition from domestic challengers Rangers, The Sun claims.

The 25-year-old centre-back is on loan at Bristol City until the end of the season and could look for a permanent move after a series of temporary spells across Europe.

The Old Firm sides have shown an interest in the Czech defender who is reportedly available for around £5 million.

Juventus crazy for Roma and Fiorentina stars


Juventus are determined to sign Roma's Nicolo Zaniolo and Fiorentina star Federico Chiesa, Calciomercato reports. 

The Serie A players have attracted interest from abroad this season, with both being linked to Premier League sides in recent months.

But Juventus are hoping to simultaneously strengthen their side and weaken their rivals by snapping up the stars this summer.

Inter plot move for PSG goalkeeper Trapp


Inter are eyeing a move for Paris Saint-Germain goalkeeper Kevin Trapp, Le10 Sport says.

The 28-year-old shot stopper is on loan at Eintracht Frankfurt until the end of the season and has been a key part of the Bundesliga side.

PSG have not decided on the Germany international's next step, but he could be on his way to Italy as Inter hope to bring him to San Siro next season.

Kevin Trapp Germany

Man Utd to pay Molde £6m for Solskjaer


Manchester United will pay Molde £6 million in compensation to keep Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on a permanent basis, Mirror reports.

Solskjaer signed a new deal with the Norwegian side weeks before leaving for the interim manager role at Old Trafford in the wake of Jose Mourinho's sacking in December.

The former striker was to return to Molde at the end of the season, but United have decided they will give him the role on a permanent basis and will have to pay a fee for him,

Rangers star Morelos scouted by Bundesliga club


Eintracht Frankfurt are keeping a close eye on Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos, Daily Record claims.

The Bundesliga club sent former star and board member Fredi Bobic to Scotland to watch the 22-year-old striker in action against Hibs.

Morelos signed a new contract with Rangers which sees him tied to the club until 2023 amid recent reports of foreign interest.

Man United want Calabria as Valencia replacement


Manchester United are keeping tabs on AC Milan right-back Davide Calabria as a potential replacement for Antonio Valencia, the Mirror reports. 

Valencia will be 34 this August and the club have reportedly been impressed with the 22-year-old, though they will face competition from Everton for the Italian. 

Spurs join race for £70m rated Chiesa


Tottenham have joined in the race for Federico Chiesa. 

The Sun claims that Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino ​wants to add the 21-year-old Fiorentina​ star so the club can make a real push for honours next season. 

But the deal is set to cost a whopping £70 million ($91m) as they fight off interest from Juventus, AC Milan and Inter. 

Newcastle to offer Benitez another Almiron to sign new deal


Newcastle are ready to offer Rafa Benitez another record-breaking signing if he will commit his future to the club. 

According to the Mirror, owner Mike Ashley is keen to tie down the manager and knows it will take more spending this summer to keep the Spaniard around. 

Having already broken the club's transfer record to sign Miquel Almiron, the club are ready to offer the funds for another major signing this summer if their manager will sign a new contract. 

Miguel Almiron Newcastle 2018-19
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Whitecaps sign left back on loan


The Vancouver Whitecaps have signed left back Ali Adnan on loan through the end of June. 

The club announced the move for the Iraqi international on Saturday, making him the first player born in his home country to play in MLS. 

Arsenal's Zelalem to join Sporting KC


United States youth international Gedion Zelalem is set to depart Arsenal for Sporting Kansas City, according to the Washington Post.

A deal for the youngster has been struck between the two clubs and Zelalem will arrive in Kansas City on Sunday.

Zelalem's promising career has been derailed by injury and the 22-year-old has spent the season with Arsenal's Under-23 squad thus far.

Arsenal and Tottenham to battle for Schar


Newcastle defender Fabian Schar is drawing the interest of London rivals Arsenal and Tottenham, according to the Mirror.

Following his £3 million switch from Deportivo last summer, Schar has become a key part in Newcastle's recent strong run of results and has caught the attention of the two clubs.

Both clubs have monitored Schar for years and are impressed with his adjustment to the Premier League.

Coutinho wants Man Utd move


The Brazilian has told players he is hoping for a summer exit to Old Trafford

Philippe Coutinho has told many of Manchester United's Spanish players that he wants a move to Old Trafford, according to the Daily Star.

Coutinho is in his first full year with Barcelona, but has struggled for a place on the team and will only fall further down the order with the arrival of Frenkie de Jong this summer.

If United are ready to spend £86 million ($112m), they could have Coutinho and the playmaker is hoping they come for him.

Sanchez to refuse Manchester United exit


Even if Manchester United can find a taker for Alexis Sanchez, the star attacker will refuse to leave Old Trafford, according to the Daily and Sunday Express.

Sanchez's high wages will make it difficult for the club to move on from the attacker, though they might be able to find a taker if they subsidize his wages.

However, even with that, Sanchez intends to fight for his place and has no desire to leave the club.

Van Dijk to get new contract to fend off Barca and Real Madrid


Liverpool are prepared to make Virgil van Dijk their co-highest paid player to block off interest from Barcelona and Real Madrid, according to the Mirror.

Real Madrid are preparing a massive summer overhaul, which could include the exit of Sergio Ramos, while Barca are also hunting for a new centre-back.

The Reds are ready to offer Van Dijk £200,000-a-week, which would bring him level with Mohamed Salah, as they aim to fight off any attempts to unsettle their star defender.