RUMOURS: Conte will refuse to sell Willian to Manchester United

Jose Mourinho is keen to bring the Brazilian to Old Trafford but is set to be denied by his former side, who have no intention of selling their Player of the Year to a rival

New Chelsea boss Antonio Conte will refuse to allow Willian to join Manchester United but is happy to let Oscar to leave this summer, according to the Daily Mail.

Jose Mourinho is keen on a reunion with the Brazilian but Conte does not want to risk upsetting fans by selling the club’s Player of the Year.

The Blues are, however, keen to see Juventus target Oscar move on with Juan Cuadrado set for a second chance at Stamford Bridge.


RUMOURS: Ozil stalls on Arsenal contract amid Bayern interest

The Germany international will not discuss a new deal until after the European Championships, leaving the Gunners sweating over the playmaker’s future at the club

Possible interest from Bayern Munich has led Mesut Ozil to put contract talks with Arsenal on hold, according to The Sun

The Gunners are hoping to tie the playmaker down to a new long-term deal, with his current contract expiring in 2018. 

But Ozil has refused to enter discussions with the Arsenal hierarchy until after Euro 2016, raising fears that he has one eye on a switch to the Bavarians.


Bordeaux name Gourvennec as new coach

The 44-year-old manager has ended his six-year association with Guingamp to take over the reins at the Stade Matmut Atlantique, replacing interim boss Ulrich Rame

Bordeaux have announced that Jocelyn Gourvennec has been appointed as the club’s new head coach.

The 44-year-old has left Guingamp after six years take over the reins at Bordeaux after the two clubs agreed compensation on Friday.

“The club has found its new coach in Jocelyn Gourvennec,” a statement issued by Bordeaux read. “Girondins de Bordeaux have reached an agreement with Guingamp for his arrival.”

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Bordeaux parted company with Willy Sagnol in March and, although interim boss Ulrich Rame successfully steered them clear of Ligue 1 relegation, the club have decided to turn to Gourvennec.

Former Nice boss Claude Puel and Club Brugge coach Michel Preud’homme had been heavily linked with the role.

Gourvennec, who took charge of Guingamp in 2010, guided them to promotion back to Ligue 2 a year later and into the top flight in 2013, before securing a remarkable Coupe de France win in 2014.

Ibrahimovic does not have to go to Manchester United – agent Raiola

The Sweden international is still to decide his future and could yet make a surprise move, according to his representative, who says he is in no rush to do a deal

Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s next club has not been decided despite interest from Manchester United, the player’s agent Mino Raiola says.

The 34-year-old is a free agent after his Paris Saint-Germain contract ended, with Sweden’s captain now preparing to lead his team to Euro 2016.

Goal understands the Red Devils are ready to make a huge offer to the striker who they are keen to lure to Old Trafford but Raiola says his future has not been decided.

“Does it have to be United that Zlatan goes to? Will the whole of Sweden not sleep if it does not happen?” Raiola told Expressen.

“We have yet to decide, it’ll be a surprise in the end. Everyone talks about United, which is why I don’t talk to journalists a lot.

“There are clubs in England and Europe, some outside of Europe, but everyone thinks he must go to Manchester United. It’s not true.”

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Raiola added that there is no rush for Ibrahimovic, who won the Serie A title with Mourinho at Inter, to sign a contract at another club.

“We’re not in a hurry. I only care about securing something of quality,” the agent said. “We’ll see what happens, we have a good time ahead of us now.

“The only thing I can guarantee is that he will not quit. But where he will play next season, I can not say anything about.

“Zlatan Ibrahimovic is King and the club that buys him do not have to pay a transfer fee.

“This means that Ibrahimovic, who just finished a record season at PSG, can get an extra high salary. He is in a good bargaining position.”

Zapata has 'many offers including from Arsenal'

The Colombia international has attracted interest from Arsene Wenger’s side although his club insist he is happy and hope he will opt to stay for the second year of his loan

Arsenal have made an offer for Udinese striker Duvan Zapata, according to club president Franco Soldati.

The 25-year-old is midway through a two-year loan from Napoli and scored eight goals in 25 Serie A appearances during an injury-hit season.

The Gunners are believed to be interested in strengthening their attack, following Danny Welbeck’s injury, and Udinese claim Arsene Wenger’s side have shown an interest in their striker.

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“There is a clause that allows Napoli to recall him early from the two-year loan,” Soldati told Radio Kiss Kiss.

“He is very happy in Udine, his agent said that too and I hope he can remain with our jersey.

“He also received many offers from abroad, including from Arsenal. However, first we want coach Beppe Iachini to get to know the team so they can make shared decisions.”

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