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Sporting Kansas confirm defender Botond Barath has returned to former club Budapest-Honved after just one season in MLS.

Petrov expects Man Utd target Grealish to leave Villa


Jack Grealish has not seen sufficient ambition from Aston Villa to tempt him to stay with the club, according to former captain Stiliyan Petrov.

Relegation from the Premier League looks a near certainty for Villa now, after Watford and West Ham claimed potentially decisive wins on Saturday to pull clear of the bottom three.

Grealish is widely expected to leave, having been linked with a host of leading clubs including Manchester United, and the 24-year-old may risk his potential going unfulfilled should he drop into the second tier again.

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Chelsea and Spurs-linked Gerson has no interest in move


Gerson has no interest in leaving Flamengo despite reported interest from Premier League duo Chelsea and Tottenham.

After an unsuccessful stint at Roma, Fluminense youth product Gerson returned to Brazil after an €11.8million (£11m/$13m) deal was agreed with Flamengo in July 2019.

Gerson has flourished back in his home country, leading to links to some of Europe's biggest clubs. But he insists he is happy at Flamengo.

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Duda returns to Hertha


Ondrej Duda has returned to parent club Hertha Berlin after Norwich's relegation from the Premier League was confirmed, reports Kicker.

The Slovakia midfielder joined the Canaires on a six-month loan in January and signed an extension to cover the remainder of the extended campaign.

However, there was a clause in that deal terminated the agreement if or when Norwich's relegation was confirmed, with their fate sealed courtesy of a 4-0 defeat by West Ham on Saturday lunchtime.

Barca keen to play down Neymar rumours


Barcelona are attempting to quell speculation in the media linking the club with a move to re-sign Neymar, according to Marca.

The Catalan giants' financial issues, compounded by the coronavirus pandemic, means any deal for the Brazilian is way out of their reach.

That has not stopped speculation linking them with a move for their former player, though Barca officials are keen to stress the chances of such a deal are minimal.

‘Arsenal can sell Lacazette to sign another Ramsey’


Arsenal may be willing to part with Alexandre Lacazette in the next transfer window as the money generated from that sale would allow them to bring in a suitable replacement for Aaron Ramsey, says Ray Parlour.

The former Gunners winger told talkSPORT: "Whether Arsenal have got the money to spend, we'll have to wait and see. That's why they probably have to let Lacazette go and maybe get some money in to buy a midfielder."

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Coutinho sets date for future call


Philippe Coutinho will make a decision on his future when Bayern Munich's involvement in the Champions League comes to a close.

Mundo Deportivo claim the Brazilian will not be rushing into a decision, with it expected that he will once again head out of Barcelona in the next transfer window.

Chelsea line up bid for Henderson


Chelsea are lining up a bid for Dean Henderson, according to Football Insider.

The highly-rated goalkeeper, who has been catching the eye at Sheffield United, is tied to a deal at Manchester United but they may have to sell if no role opens up for him at Old Trafford.

Man Utd won't part with Pereira


Red Devils plan to keep midfielder

Manchester United have, according to Het Belang van Limburg, informed Andreas Pereira that they have no plans to move him on.

The Brazilian midfielder has flitted in and out of the side under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, and faces fierce competition for places, but will be kept on at Old Trafford.

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‘Chelsea stuffed if they sell Jorginho & don’t sign cover’


Chelsea will be “stuffed” if they agree to sell Jorginho and do not bring in another defensive midfielder, claims Craig Burley.

The Blues boast alternative options to fill that position, including N’Golo Kante, Billy Gilmour and Mateo Kovacic. But Burley believes another experienced option would be required.

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Brighton close in on Weir


Brighton are close to signing teenage midfielder Jensen Weir from Championship side Wigan for around £600,000, according to Sky Sports.

The 18-year-old, son of former Scotland defender and current Brighton coach David Weir, is expected to join up the Seagulls' U23 squad.

The transfer will provide much-needed funds for Wigan, who fell into administration earlier this month.

Chelsea agree Cakır deal


Chelsea have agreed a deal to sign with Trabzonspor goalkeeper Ugurcan Cakır, reports Haber365.

The deal for the 24-year-old Turkey international is reportedly worth in the region of €35 million (£31m/$40m),

Blues boss Frank Lampard is believed to be on the lookout for a new goalkeeper after growing frustrated with the performances of Kepa Arrizabalaga, who has been linked with a loan move away from Stamford Bridge next season.


Red Devils eye Dembele


Manchester United are considering a move for Barcelona striker Ousmane Dembele if they fail in their bid for Jadon Sancho, according to The Athletic.

The Red Devils have made Sancho their prime target but are reluctant to meet Dortmund's £100 million ($126m) asking price. Dembele is likely to be allowed to leave Barca for around half that amount, making him an attractive alternative.

Dortmund would also benefit from that deal thanks to a sell-on clause included in the deal that took Dembele to Barca from BVB in 2017.

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Aubameyang will stay if no interest shown


Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will sign a new contract at Arsenal if no tempting offers are put to him from elsewhere, reports the Daily Star.

The Gabonese striker has been linked with a number of clubs, but it remains to be seen whether any will actually make a move.

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‘Fernandes won’t play every game; Man Utd need Grealish’


Manchester United remain the most likely landing spot for Jack Grealish, says Shay Given, with the Red Devils expected to retain their interest in a talented playmaker because Bruno Fernandes will not play “every single game”.

Given has told Stadium Astro: "I've no clue what the fee's going to be but I do think he's good enough to play for a club like United. He wouldn't look out of place in that team."

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Man City to use two players in Koulibaly bid


Manchester City are prepared to include Nicolas Otamendi and Oleksandr Zinchenko in a bid for Kalidou Koulibaly, claims The Sun.

Pep Guardiola wants to bring in another proven centre-half and is plotting a raid on Serie A giants Napoli.

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Valuation of Sancho must be met 100%, says Dortmund chief


Borussia Dortmund's valuation of rumoured Manchester United target Jadon Sancho must be met 100 per cent if he is to be sold this summer, according to the club's sporting director Michael Zorc.

United have identified Sancho as a priority transfer target, but the German outfit are reportedly set to demand a fee within the region of €120 million (£107m/$136m) for a prized asset when the market reopens.

Zorc says the winger won't be sold for a penny less than their asking price, and he is still holding out faint hope of the ex-City starlet staying put for another season.

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Coutinho to decide future after Champions League final


Barcelona midfielder Philippe Coutinho will make a final decision on his future after this season's Champions League final - according to Mundo Deportivo.

The Brazilian is currently on loan at Bayern Munich, who are likely to pass up the chance to sign him permanently this summer.

Quique Setien has opened the door for Coutinho to return to Barca and fight for a spot in the team, but a potential return to the Premier League has also been mooted for the 28-year-old.

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Koulibaly addresses Napoli exit rumours


Rumoured Liverpool and Manchester City target Kalidou Koulibaly has played down rumours of a summer move away from Napoli.

The Senegal international has been tipped to undertake a new challenge away from Naples this summer, with Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain among those being credited with an interest in his services.

Liverpool and City have also been strongly linked with Koulibaly, who still has three years left to run on his current contract at Napoli.

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Inter Miami keen on Vidal


Inter Miami have identified Barcelona midfielder Arturo Vidal as a potential transfer target - according to Don Balon.

Italian giants Inter and Juve have also been linked with the 33-year-old, who has been tipped to leave Camp Nou this summer.

Inter Miami would like to lure Vidal to MLS, but Barca would prefer to keep hold of a prized performer for at least one more year.

Juve & Inter vying for Roma's Zaniolo


Juventus and Inter are both interested in Roma midfielder Nicolo Zaniolo - according to Calcio Mercato.

The Giallorossi are prepared to sanction the 21-year-old's departure if they receive an offer within the region of €60 million (£54m/$68m) this summer.

Liverpool and Real Madrid have also been linked with Zaniolo, whose current deal at Roma is set to run until 2024.

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Leicester plot Jovic swoop


Leicester are plotting a summer swoop for Real Madrid striker Luka Jovic - according to the Daily Mail.

Brendan Rodgers sees the 22-year-old as Jamie Vardy's potential long-term successor at the King Power Stadium.

Leicester could launch a £31 million ($39m) bid for Jovic this summer, with Madrid eager to offload a man who has only scored twice in his first 25 appearances for the club.

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De Bruyne committed to staying at Man City


Kevin de Bruyne is committed to remaining at Manchester regardless of the outcome of the club's appeal against a two-season Champions League ban.

According to The Daily Mail, City will attempt to tie the Belgian midfielder down to a lucrative new contract in the coming weeks.

Despite the fact European football may no longer be on offer at Etihad Stadium, De Bruyne is settled in Manchester, and has no plans to move onto pastures new.

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Barca win race for Vallecano wonderkid Luzzi


Barcelona are on the verge of completing the signing of Rayo Vallecano teenager Fabian Luzzi - according to Marca.

Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid have also been linked with the 16-year-old forward, but the Blaugrana have reached an agreement to bring him to Camp Nou.

Official confirmation of Luzzi's transfer is expected in the coming days, with Barca set to add a Spain U16 international to their ranks.

Dybala closing in on new Juve deal


Paolo Dybala is closing in on a new contract at Juventus - according to Calcio Mercato.

The Bianconeri want the Argentine midfielder to remain at the Allianz Stadium beyond the expiration of his current deal in 2022, and are willing to increase his annual income to €12 million (£11m/$14m).

Dybala has contributed 17 goals and 13 assists to Juve's cause in 40 outings across all competitions this season.

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Smalling set to extend Roma stay


Chris Smalling is set to extend his stay at Roma beyond the expiration of his loan deal this summer - according to Calcio Mercato.

Manchester United want €17 million (£15m/$19m) for the defender, which the Giallorossi are prepared to pay in instalments over the next three years.

Smalling wants to remain with Roma and the Red Devils are happy to sanction his permanent departure, with negotiations expected to be finalised in the coming weeks.

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Reims reject Monaco bid for Disasi


Monaco have seen a €12 million (£11m/$14m) offer for Reims defender Axel Disasi rejected - according to L'Equipe.

Reims will only sanction the departure of a prized asset if their €15 million (£13m/$17m) valuation is met, with Southampton also interested.

Disasi has featured in 32 matches for Reims in all competitions this season, scoring once.

Inter will consider Allegri if Conte leaves


Inter will look to bring in Massimiliano Allegri if Antonio Conte leaves the club this summer - according to Sky Italia.

Allegri has been out of work since leaving Juve at the end of last season, but he enjoys a good relationship with Nerazzurri CEO Giuseppe Marotta.

Conte has been tipped to walk away from Inter if their poor form continues through to the end of the 2019-20 campaign, with Allegri now waiting in the wings for the top job at San Siro.

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Man Utd ready to battle Chelsea for Chilwell


Manchester United are ready to battle with Chelsea in the transfer market for Leicester's Ben Chilwell - according to The Sun.

The Blues have been heavily linked with the £60 million ($76m)-rated English left-back over the past few months, with Frank Lampard eager to bolster his defensive ranks at Stamford Bridge.

United are prepared to hi-jack any potential move from Chelsea for Chilwell this summer, despite the fact that Luke Shaw has enjoyed a strong 2019-20 campaign at Old Trafford.

Arsenal face competition to sign Ceballos


Arsenal will face competition from at least three clubs in their bid to sign Dani Ceballos on a permanent deal - as The Express reports.

Milan, Valencia and Real Betis are also interested in the Spanish midfielder, who has spent the 2019-20 campaign on loan at Emirates Stadium from Real Madrid.

Mikel Arteta opened talks with Ceballos over extending his stay at Arsenal earlier this month.

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Juve to offer three players for Wolves' Traore


Juventus want to sign Wolves winger Adama Traore and are willing to offer three players as payment.

Sports Mole reports the Serie A club have put Mattia Perin, Daniele Rugani and Cristian Romero on the table as a part-exchange deal for the 24-year-old Spanish attacker.

Mourinho hints at no attacking signings for Spurs in upcoming transfer window


Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho has suggested he won't be signing any attacking players when the transfer window opens at the end of the season.

Spurs have only managed five goals in five matches since the restart, winning only two of those contests.

"Our attacking players are very good," Mourinho said, as per Football London.

City looking to beat Man Utd and Liverpool in Koulibaly race


Manchester United and Liverpool have enquired about signing Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly but Manchester City are keen to swoop in for the player.

The Sun reports City want to sign the 29-year-old to strengthen their charge at reclaming the Premier League title next season and have offered Nicolas Otamendi and Oleksandr Zinchenko in a possible player swap.

Liverpool to not pursue Thiago


Liverpool are not looking to sign Bayern midfielder Thiago Alcantara with the Reds only looking to make new signings if they have any significant departures.

ESPN reports Liverpool will only look to reinvest any funds that come in for players but are confident of keeping their title-winning squad together.

Papiss Cisse nearing Besiktas switch after impressive campaign at Alanyaspor


Papiss Cisse is on the verge of leaving Alanyaspor for their Turkish Super Lig rivals after his agent Sedat Atmaca confirmed "positive" discussions with Besiktas.

Cisse is set to leave the Bahsesehir Okullari Stadium on a free transfer when his two-year deal expires at the end of the 2019-20 season.

The 35-year-old is enjoying his best goalscoring run since 2011 in the Turkish top-flight this season with a return of 22 goals in 29 league outings, which makes him the leading top scorer.

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Roma and Man Utd yet to agree Smalling transfer


Roma and Manchester United have not come to an agreement over the transfer of Chris Smalling with the Serie A club keen to keep the English international.

Smalling has impressed while on loan at Roma this season, but their offer of £2.6 million to extend the loan for next season with a buy option for £13 million ($17m) has been rejected by the Red Devils, according to Gianluca Di Marzio.

Terry interested in Bristol City coaching role


John Terry has expressed an interest in becoming Bristol City's new coach.

The Championship club parted ways with Lee Johnson last week and the Daily Mail reports Terry is considering applying for the role.

Terry is currently the no.2 to Dean Smith at Premier League side Aston Villa.

Melbourne Victory eyeing Greek coach


A-League side Melbourne Victory are looking at Greece's Euro 2006 hero Traianos Dellas as candidate to be their new manager.

The Australian club have been looking for a new coach since parting ways with German tactician Marco Kurz prior to the Covid-19-forced break.

Adelaide-based journalist Val Migliaccio reports Victory are scouting Dellas, while also eyeing Wellington Phoenix coach Ufuk Talay.

Man Utd given boost in pursuit of Sancho


The Bundesliga club need the finances to help with their recovery after Covid-19

Manchester United are closing in on the signing of Jadon Sancho with Dortmund hoping to use the sale to boost their financial situation.

Dortmund announced a loss of £40 million this season because of the coronavirus pandemic and the Bundesliga club is keen to use the sale of Sancho to relieve the pressure, according to Express.

The Germans want more than £100m ($112m) for the England international, but United have said they only want to pay £50m ($56m).

Inter give vote of confidence to Conte


Inter do not want to sack coach Antonio Conte despite a poor run of form seeing the team plummet down the Serie A table.

The Milan club have dropped to fourth on the standings - 10 points behind leaders Juventus - after only winning three of their seven league games since the restart.

Gianluca Di Marzio reports Inter wants to continue with Conte at the helm but a new strategy could be discussed in the off-season.