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Man Utd hope to sign Umtiti before World Cup


Manchester United are hopeful they can agree a deal for Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti before the World Cup, according to Sport.

Jose Mourinho is eager to strengthen his defence at Old Trafford and sees the France international as the ideal addition after Victor Lindelof failed to live up to expectations.

The Red Devils were offered hope in their pursuit of Umtiti last week as Barca club president Josep Maria Bartomeu confirmed the club would not break the bank to keep the defender .


Juventus likely to make Martial bid


Juventus are hoping to beat Bayern Munich and Chelsea to the signing of Anthony Martial, according to Calciomercato.

The Serie A side are optimistic they can replicate the kind of transfer that brought Douglas Costa from Munich to Turin for €40m, and sign the Manchester United attacker for a reasonable fee this summer.

Martial is expected to leave Old Trafford after failing to break into Jose Mourinho's starting XI, while Alexis Sanchez's arrival has further decreased his playing time.


Klopp's assistant to manage Arsenal


Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool assistant manager Zelkjo Buvac has emerged as a possible successor to Arsene Wenger at Arsenal, Bosnian website Pravdabl reports.

Buvac has taken a leave of absence from Liverpool for the remainder of the season due to personal reasons, but could be in line for a shock move to Arsenal when he returns to England.

The 56-year-old was Klopp's assistant at Mainz and Borussia Dortmund before moving to Liverpool, but only has three seasons of head coaching experience in the German fourth tier.


Premier League sides chasing Rangers full-back Tavernier


Swansea, Everton and Burnley are all interested in Rangers full-back James Tavernier, according to the Scotsman.

The 26-year-old signed a new contract at Ibrox earlier this season, but could see his head turned by a move to the Premier League.

Tavernier had previously been linked with Championship clubs Sunderland and Reading, but a strong season with Rangers has increased his profile.


Carroll set for fine after training spat


Andy Carroll was sent home from West Ham training and could be set for a club fine, according to reports in the Telegraph.

The striker was unhappy at not featuring in the Hammers' 4-1 loss to Manchester City on Sunday, and his disatisfaction has carried over into training, with manager David Moyes forcing him to leave early.

The 29-year-old now faces a fine from his employers, and could even be allowed leave the club this summer.


Chelsea consider Martial bid


Chelsea are ready to bid for Anthony Martial this summer, according to the Daily Telegraph .

Roman Abramovich is spearheading a summer of recruitment, with doubts persisting over the future of manager Antonio Conte.

And with the Blues concerned about the future of Eden Hazard, who has interested Real Madrid, Martial has emerged as a target.

Both Juventus and Tottenham are also keen on Martial, who would cost around £44 million.


Man Utd & Arsenal monitor Mertens


Manchester United and Arsenal are keeping a close eye on Napoli's contract talks with Dries Mertens, reports Calciomercato .

The Serie A side are eager to tie their Belgian forward to fresh terms beyond 2020, but face competition from the Premier League.

Mertens has a €28 million release clause available to teams outside of Italy, which has United and Arsenal keen.


Fellaini demands two years from Man Utd 


Marouane Fellaini is in talks for a new deal to remain with Manchester United beyond this season, reports the Daily Mail .

The Belgian international is approaching the end of his contract with the Red Devils with numerous clubs across Europe interested in his services.

However, while there is mutual interest in a new deal being worked out, Fellaini will not settle for anything less than a two-year pact to remain at Old Trafford.


'Man Utd target Tierney worth more than £20m'


Manchester United and Tottenham have been warned that Kieran Tierney would cost more than £20 million by former Celtic striker John Hartson.

United and Tottenham have reportedly been looking at Tierney as a solution to their left-back position, and the 20-year-old has also been linked with a £20m move to Bournemouth.

However, Hartson has laughed off that price tag and suggests that any offers for Tierney in that region would be quickly dismissed by Celtic.

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Zaha not scared of big-money move


Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha is not scared of joining another big club as speculation mounts over his future.

Zaha has already had a taste of a top-level club after an unsuccessful spell at Manchester United, who he joined from Palace in 2013.

Amid reports of interest from Manchester City and Tottenham, the 25-year-old has not let his experience at United deter him from wanting to make the step up to a higher level.

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Gunners table new Wilshere offer


Arsenal have put another offer to Jack Wilshere in their ongoing efforts to keep him at the club, according to The Mirror .

The England international is heading towards free agency at present, with his current deal set to expire in the summer.

A number of sides are monitoring Wilshere's situation, with Wolves, Everton, AC Milan and Juventus among those keen to secure his signature.


Watford want £16.5m Rondon


Watford want to sign Salomon Rondon from West Brom in a £16.5 million deal, according to The Sun .

Rondon is expected to head a cluster of players to leave The Hawthorns when West Brom’s relegation from the Premier League is confirmed.

He will be able to move for a £16.5m fee and Watford are heading up the chase to sign the Venezuela international.


Premier League trio chase Ekambi


A trio of Premier League clubs are on the trail of Angers’ £20 million-rated striker Karl Toko Ekambi, reports  The Sun .

Ekambi has been in impressive form for Angers in Ligue 1 this season and the club are tipped to sell in the summer.

Brighton, Everton and Newcastle are all interested in the Cameroon international, who is also a target for Villarreal.


Chelsea consider Nagelsmann


Chelsea have turned their attention to Julian Nagelsmann as they start to prepare for life after Antonio Conte, reports the Daily Star .

The highly-rated 30-year-old coach, who is currently in charge of Hoffenheim, has also been linked with Arsenal ahead of Arsene Wenger's imminent departure.


Wenger wants France, not PSG


Arsene Wenger has turned down the offer of a role at Paris Saint-Germain as he wants to take charge of France, claims the Daily Star .

The long-serving Arsenal manager has been linked with a presidential role at Parc des Princes, but he is eager to make a move into international coaching.


Griezmann talking with Barca & Real


Antoine Griezmann is keeping all of his options open heading into the summer, with Don Balon claiming that the Frenchman's representatives are in talks with Barcelona and Real Madrid.

A move to Camp Nou was expected to be made if Atletico Madrid agreed to a sale, but he could end up crossing the Spanish capital as Real consider him to be a useful alternative to Liverpool's Mohamed Salah.


Arsenal considering Mourinho's No.2


Arsenal have compiled a long list of candidates to replace Arsene Wenger this summer which includes Rui Faria, Jose Mourinho's No.2, according to The Sun .

The current Red Devils assistant, who would be interested if offered the job, is part of a 14-name shortlist as the Gunners leave no stone unturned in their managerial search.


West Ham want Benzema


West Ham are prepared to make an ambitious €40 million move for Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema, claims Diario Gol .

The France international is expected to be on the move in the next transfer window, and a switch to the London Stadium is one of the options for him to consider.


Chelsea in Bruno talks


Chelsea have entered the race for Sporting CP midfielder Bruno Fernandes, reports A Bola .

Liverpool were reported to have started talks regarding an £87 million deal for the 23-year-old, but they now face competition from a Premier League rival.


Arsenal eye £50m Fekir


Arsenal have stepped up their interest in Lyon forward Nabil Fekir, according to The Sun .

The France international has netted 22 goals this season and is being lined up for a £50 million switch to Emirates Stadium.


City & Liverpool plot Maddison moves


Manchester City and Liverpool are ready to battle it out for Norwich's £30 million-rated midfielder James Maddison, claims The Sun .

The Canaries are ready to cash in on a highly-rated talent drawing plenty of Premier League interest.


Wolves enter Butland battle


Wolves are readying a £35 million bid for Stoke goalkeeper Jack Butland, reports The Express .

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The England international has been mooted as a summer target for Arsenal and Liverpool, but a Premier League new boy is ready to join the chase.


Lindelof to leave on loan


Manchester United are prepared to sanction a loan switch for Victor Lindelof, says The Sun .

The Red Devils are being linked with the likes of Jonny Evans and Samuel Umtiti and further incomings at Old Trafford will lead a Sweden international to head elsewhere for regular minutes.

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