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Man Utd to pay Henderson loan wages

2022-04-16T20:00:00.000Z

Manchester United will pay part of Dean Henderson's wages if the goalkeeper goes on loan next season, says The Sun.

The Red Devils shotstopper has been seriously limited in chances this term behind David De Gea.

Therefore, he wishes to play on elsewhere, but with no likely suitor able to match his salary, United will be forced to cover at least some of the costs.

Barca and Liverpool-linked Wirtz on future

2022-04-16T19:20:00.000Z

Barcelona and Liverpool-linked Bayer Leverkusen star Florian Wirtz has opened up on why Lionel Messi is his football role model, the comparisons made with Germany team-mate Kai Havertz and whether he would consider a move abroad down the line.

The 18-year-old has been one of the breakout performers of the season in the Bundesliga, with his success not going unnoticed by suitors such as the Blaugrana and the Reds

Read the full story on GOAL here!

Modric will finish career at Madrid - Ancelotti

2022-04-16T18:40:00.000Z

Real Madrid 'make last minute Haaland move' (Sport)

2022-04-16T18:00:00.000Z

Spanish giants look to usurp Man City with a late deal

Real Madrid have made a "last-minute" move to capture Erling Haaland, according to Sport.

A major transfer scramble is expected this summer to sign the Borussia Dortmund striker, with Manchester City currently regarded as the most likely destination.

However Madrid are now entering the race, alongside their long-term efforts to sign Kylian Mbappe.

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Manchester United 'courting Pogba replacement' (Il Tempo)

2022-04-16T17:20:38.000Z

However the move could break down if they fail to reach the Champions League

Manchester United are upping their interest in Lazio midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic as their replacement for Paul Pogba, according to Il Tempo.

Pogba is out of contract this summer and Man Utd are said to be eyeing the 27-year-old, valued at €70-80m, as a major summer target.

However, the report states Milinkovic-Savic would likely turn Man Utd down if they are not in the Champions League next season - and they are currently six points off the top four.

Pirlo 'wanted by Braga'

2022-04-16T16:40:00.000Z

Braga want Andrea Pirlo to be their manager next season, report A Bola.

The 42-year-old's only managerial experience was a failed stint at Juventus, however he remains highly regarded following his stellar playing career.

Braga are said to be keen to offer him a route back into management by succeeding Carlos Carvalhal this summer.

Arsenal 'initiate Osimhen contact' (Area Napoli)

2022-04-16T16:00:00.000Z

Napoli striker "flattered" by Premier League interest

Arsenal have "come forward" with an offer for Napoli striker Victor Osimhen, according to Area Napoli.

Osimhen has hugely impressed in Serie A with 16 goals with 26 games this season, while Arsenal need a striker following the sale of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and the imminent departure of Alexandre Lacazette.

However while Osimhen is reported to be "flattered" by Arsenal's interest, he is keen to play Champions League football - something currently not guaranteed by the Gunners.

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Janelt reveals PL and Bundesliga interest

2022-04-16T15:20:00.000Z

Brentford midfielder Vitaly Janelt says he has had contact from Premier League and Bundesliga sides about a potential move after impressing for the Bees this season.

The 23-year-old told Kicker: “I’m very relaxed about it. What comes comes, but I’m not waiting for an offer. There were inquiries from the Bundesliga and other major leagues before the extension [to 2026]. At the moment, I’m happy at Brentford.”

Janelt has made 26 appearances for Brentford as the look set to avoid relegation, and recently scored twice in their 4-1 win at Chelsea.

Lewandowski's wife is learning Spanish

2022-04-16T14:40:00.000Z

Robert Lewandowski's wife Anna Lewandowska has announced via Instagram that is learning Spanish - amid her husband being linked with a move to Barcelona.

"Hi loves! I'm starting to learn Spanish. Any tips? Let me know," she wrote in her story.

While the reasons behind her learning the language may have nothing to do with Lewandowski's career, it comes amid much speculation linking him with Camp Nou.

Arsenal transfer gamble exposed by Lacazette

2022-04-16T14:00:00.000Z

As soon as Arsenal decided not to bring in a replacement when they let Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang join Barcelona in January, they left themselves open for criticism.

They have been relying on Alexandre Lacazette as their main striker - but he has scored just four goals all season, and none from open play in 2022.

Charles Watts examines how a risky call has left Mikel Arteta right in the firing line.

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Ginter: Future decision "won't take long"

2022-04-16T13:20:00.000Z

Borussia Monchengladbach central defender Matthias Ginter says it "won't take too long" to make a decision on his future.

The 28-year-old is wanted by Bayern Munich and Inter Milan among other top sides in Europe.

Ginter told Sport1 on when he will decide his next move: "It's difficult to set a schedule, but I have no idea whether it will be in one, two or three weeks. Until then, you have to be patient."

PSG want Zidane to replace Pochettino

2022-04-16T12:40:00.000Z

Paris Saint-Germain hope to appoint Zinedine Zidane as the team's head coach this year.

Le Parisien reports the French side are ready to part ways with Mauricio Pochettino and are dreaming of giving the job to the former Real Madrid boss.

Osborne brought in to help consortium in Chelsea ownership bid

2022-04-16T12:00:00.000Z

Former UK chancellor George Osborne has stepped in to help the Todd Boehly-Clearlake consortium finalise their takeover of Chelsea.

Sky Sports reports the advisory firm that Osborne joined last year is involved with the consortium fronted by Boehly, one of the last three bidders looking to purchase the club.

Barcelona back in for Inter star Martinez (Sport)

2022-04-16T11:20:00.000Z

Barcelona are back in the frame to sign Lautaro Martinez from Inter.

Sport reports the Catalan club are interested in signing the Argentine striker as they look to strengthen in attack.

Inter are willing to drop their asking price if they can receive a player as part of the deal and are currently open to bringing in Memphis Depay.

Juventus eye Tchouameni and Jorginho

2022-04-16T10:40:00.000Z

Juventus are looking to strengthen in midfield this summer and have picked out two top targets.

According to French agent Yvan Le Mee, the Serie A side are prioritising the signing of Aurelien Tchouameni but could also go after Chelsea's Jorginho.

He told Tuttosport: "Watch out for Jorginho, who can become an opportunity given the Chelsea situation. But the best shot for Juventus would always be Tchouameni: he is a phenomenon."



Atletico Madrid target Fekir

2022-04-16T10:00:00.000Z

Atletico Madrid could sign Nabil Fekir this summer, claims Fichajes.

Fekir has impressed in Spain with Real Betis and Diego Simeone's side feel he would be a great addition to their squad.

Romagnoli agrees Lazio move

2022-04-16T09:20:00.000Z

Alessio Romagnoli has agreed to join Lazio from AC Milan, claims Calciomercato.

The latest talks with the Serie A side have gone well and he is set to make the free transfer this summer.

Bayern set €25m Sabitzer price

2022-04-16T08:40:00.000Z

After just one season at the German giants, Bayern Munich are willing to part ways with Marcel Sabitzer.

The German giants want a clear out of all the dead weight in the squad and hope to offload him but Sport 1 says they will demand around €15 million.

Toronto sign up duo

2022-04-16T08:00:00.000Z

Toronto have signed defenders Themi Antonoglou and Adam Pearlman from Toronto FC II on a a short-term loan deals.

United eye River Plate star

2022-04-15T22:31:31.000Z

Manchester United are considering a move for River Plate midfielder Enzo Fernandez, according to the Mail.

United sent scouts to watch the 21-year-old in action against against Fortaleza in the Copa Libertadores on Wednesday, with Fernandez scoring in a 2-0 win.

Real Madrid and Manchester City are also believed to be interested in the midfielder, who has a release clause of £20.6 million ($26m)

Salzburg line up Adeyemi replacement

2022-04-15T22:30:19.000Z

RB Salzburg are closing in on a deal for Shakthar Donetsk striker Fernando, reports Fabrizio Romano.

The Brazilian will be a replacement for Karim Adeyemi, who has been linked with Borussia Dortmund and Liverpool.

Beckham pushing for early Ramos deal

2022-04-15T22:30:05.000Z

Inter Miami co-owner David Beckham is pushing to sign Sergio Ramos this summer, according to Todofichajes.

Ramos is believed to be keen on a move to the MLS club when his PSG contract expires next season.

However, the Ligue 1 side are willing to offload the Spaniard a year early, with Beckham hoping he can persuade the 36-year-old to make the move stateside now.

Burnley eye Allardyce

2022-04-15T22:27:57.000Z

Burnley are targeting Sam Allardyce to succeed the sacked Sean Dyche, according to the Sun.

However, the former England boss will demand a hefty bonus for keeping the Clarets in the Premier League and the promise of a contract for next season.

Middlesbrough boss Chris Wilder is also believed to be on Burnley's shortlist, though it is unlikely he would leave the Championship club at this stage of the season.

Newcastle make Nunez bid (Footmercato)

2022-04-15T22:23:53.000Z

Magpies hope to beat host of clubs to the Uruguayan's signature

Newcastle have made a €60 million (£49m/$64m) bid for Benfica striker Darwin Nunez, reports Footmercato.

The Uruguyan is one of Europe's most in-demand strikers after scoring 32 goals in 37 appearances for the Portuguese giants this season.

PSG, Barcelona, Manchester City and Manchester United are among the teams to be linked with Nunez in recent weeks, but Newcastle hope their new-found wealth will enable them to seal the deal.