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Transfer news & rumours LIVE: City and United to battle for £50m Maguire

16:00 GMT 10/02/2018
Harry Maguire Leicester City
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City and United to battle for £50m Maguire

Manchester rivals United and City are set to battle it out for Leicester City centre-back Harry Maguire this summer, according to the Daily Star.

The 24-year-old joined the Foxes last summer from Hull City for £17 million, but they are now set to demand £50m for the England international. 

Bayern eye Barca keeper Cillessen

Bayern Munich are keeping track of Jasper Cillessen's situation at Barcelona and are interested in signing the goalkeeper, Mundo Deportivo claims.

The Netherlands international has made just nine appearances in all competitions this season, having been limited to featuring in the Copa del Rey while Marc-Andre ter Stegen lines up between the posts in La Liga and the Champions League.

Having shown an interest in him prior to his departure from Ajax, Bayern are once again considering a move for him but are said to face interest from the Premier League.

Wenger: Arsenal couldn't afford Evans

Arsene Wenger says Arsenal could not afford to buy Jonny Evans from West Bromwich Albion in January.

The Gunners appeared to be the frontrunners to sign the 30-year-old, though Manchester City were also interested.

But, having already decided to spend a club-record £55 million on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Wenger says the north London side simply could not afford to pay what West Brom wanted while big-spending City were in the race.

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Firmino planning long-term Liverpool stay

Roberto Firmino is yet to discuss a mooted new contract with Liverpool, but sees himself at Anfield “for years to come”.

Firmino’s form has sparked talk of fresh terms being tabled, but the Samba star is already working under a long-term contract and has learned through experience not to read too much into speculation.

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Martinez's Real Madrid snub confirmed

Lautaro Martinez had the chance to join Real Madrid but has opted for a €27 million switch to Inter, the Racing striker’s agent has confirmed.

His exploits have attracted attention from across Europe, with leading sides having expressed an interest in acquiring his potential.

La Liga giants Real had hoped that their global standing would fire them to the front of the queue, but star-studded ranks have actually worked against them as Martinez has decided to seek more regular football in Italy.

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Inter eye De Vrij amid Barca's €80m Skriniar bid

Barcelona are set to offer €80 million to buy Milan Skriniar from Inter, prompting the Italian club to turn to Stefan de Vrij as the ideal replacement, says Calciomercato.

Skriniar's stature in Serie A continues to rise due to his impressive performances since joining from Sampdoria in the summer. The centre-back's displays have convinced the Catalan side to draw up a bid for him, and Inter are concerned enough to start looking at other options. 

The Nerazzurri join the likes of Juventus, Manchester United and Liverpool in holding an interest in De Vrij, but the Dutchman has apparently already agreed a new contract with Lazio

Spurs set €200m Kane asking price

Tottenham have attempted to ward off interest in star striker Harry Kane by setting a €200 million asking price, reports Spanish media outlet ABC.

Real Madrid are being heavily linked with the prolific England international, with the 24-year-old currently chasing down a third successive Premier League Golden Boot.

Manchester United have also been mooted as potential suitors, but Spurs have warned those mulling over a move that Kane will not come cheap.

Kante is PSG's top target

Paris Saint-Germain have identified Chelsea midfielder N'Golo Kante as their top summer priority, according to Le 10 Sport.

The Ligue 1 champions view Kante as the ideal replacement for the ageing Thiago Motta, and hope they can entice the 26-year-old to return to his hometown of Paris. 

Cillessen settled at Camp Nou

Jasper Cillessen is not looking for a summer move away from Barcelona, reports Spanish publication Sport.

The Dutch goalkeeper has struggled for regular game time at the La Liga giants, with Marc-Andre ter Stegen blocking his path.

Newcastle and Crystal Palace are among those to have been linked with the Netherlands international, but he is prepared to stay put and fight for more minutes with Barca.

Madrid see Courtois as more likely than De Gea

Real Madrid are prepared to pay £100 million for Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, whom they see as more likely to join than Manchester United's David De Gea, reports The Independent.

De Gea is seen as being settled in Manchester, while Courtois admitted earlier this week that his "heart is in Madrid" with his two young children living in the Spanish capital. 

Key men want Gomes out of Barca

Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez are among the senior figures at Barcelona eager to see Andre Gomes moved on, reports Diario Gol.

The Portugal international midfielder has struggled to make an impact at Camp Nou following a big-money arrival from Valencia in 2016.

His value is now being questioned by those around him, with a summer switch looking almost inevitable.

Norwich want £30m for City and Liverpool target

Norwich will demand £30 million this summer for prized attacking midfielder James Maddison, reports the Daily Mirror.

The 21-year-old has made rapid progress this season for the Championship side, sparking interest from Tottenham, Liverpool and Manchester City. 

Man City could return for Mahrez

Though Manchester City's January move for Riyad Mahrez fell short, Pep Guardiola's side could return for the Algerian in the summer, reports the Manchester Evening News.

Guardiola has been promised funds to sign another attacker in the summer, but a move for Mahrez would require Leicester to lower their £95m valuation of the 26-year-old.

Inter to sell Barca target Skriniar

Inter have decided to sell highly rated centre-back Milan Skriniar this summer in an attempt to balance their books, reports Mundo Deportivo. 

The 22-year-old has drawn rave reviews for his performances in Serie A this term, and Barcelona, Real Madrid, Manchester United and Manchester City are all reported to be interested. 

Skriniar joins a pair of 19-year-olds, Matthijs de Ligt of Ajax and Panagiotis Retsos of Bayer Leverkusen, as Barca's top defensive targets. 

Milan target Ander Herrera

AC Milan will push to sign out-of-favour Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera in the summer, reports Tuttosport (via Express).

The San Siro club have sent scouts to Old Trafford to monitor the 28-year-old, who could be available in a £32m deal. 

Barca and United monitoring Florenzi

 Barcelona and Manchester United are among the sides keeping a close eye on the status of Roma wideman Alessandro Florenzi, according to Corriere dello Sport via (Football Italia).

Florenzi is in the final 18 months of his contract, and Roma hope to keep hold of the Italy international with an improved deal. 

But Barca and United, along with Chelsea and ​​Atletico Madrid, are all keeping a close watch on the 26-year-old's situation. 

Tuchel in talks with Chelsea

Former Borussia Dortmund manager Thomas Tuchel has held talks with Chelsea over their managerial position, reports the Daily Express

With Antonio Conte's job under increasing pressure, the Blues have sounded out potential candidates to replace the Italian. 

Along with Tuchel, Luis Enrique, Marco Silva and Carlo Ancelotti are all believed to be in the mix. 

Pulisic wants Madrid move

In-demand Borussia Dortmund winger Christian Pulisic is holding out hope for a move to Real Madrid, according to Don Balon.

Despite reported interest from Manchester United, Liverpool and Bayern Munich, the 19-year-old is dreaming of a switch to the Santiago Bernabeu. 

However, according to the report, Pulisic is not in the plans of Madrid for the upcoming transfer window, with strikers Mauro Icardi and Harry Kane a higher priority. 

Low is Madrid's choice

Germany's World Cup-winning manager Joachim Low is Real Madrid's pick to replace Zinedine Zidane, according to Mundo Deportivo.  

With Zidane potentially overseeing a trophyless campaign in Madrid, club president Florentino Perez has identified the Germany boss as his top choice to take over in 2018-19.

Should Low fall through, Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri and Tottenham's Mauricio Pochettino are both seen as viable alternatives. 

Ronaldo identifies six targets at Madrid

Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo has identified six targets as potential new additions this summer, reports Diario Gol.

The Portuguese has been consulting with club president Florentino Perez in an attempt to improve Los Blancos for next season.

In goal, David De Gea and Thibaut Courtois are the targets, while Leonardo Bonucci, Alvaro Odriozola and Marquinhos have been sounded out to improve the defence.

Finally in attack, Ronaldo is hoping to land his countryman Goncalo Guedes from Valencia.

Juventus close in on Can

Juventus are increasingly confident of landing Emre Can on a free transfer from Liverpool this summer, according to the Daily Mirror.

The Serie A side sent a delegation to watch Can last weekend and though the Reds are holding onto hope of keeping the Germany international, Juventus is seen as his likely destination for next season.