Transfer news & rumours LIVE: Pogba being shopped to Madrid


Pogba being shopped to Madrid


Paul Pogba is being shopped to Real Madrid by his agent and is ready to quit Manchester United if Jose Mourinho remains as manager, according to The Sun

The midfielder and his manager have a fractured relationship and Mino Raiola is reportedly talking with the La Liga giants about a summer escape plan. 


Bale wants Bayern move


Gareth Bale

Gareth Bale does not want to be part of Real Madrid’s move for Neymar this summer, preferring a move to Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich, report Don Balon.

The Welsh winger knows his time with Madrid is coming to an end, but wants to be sold to the German club rather than being used to help pay down the cost of the Brazilian. 


Neymar wants to be the world’s best paid


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Neymar has told Real Madrid that he will have to be paid more than Cristiano Ronaldo and every other player in the world if he signs with the Spanish giants, reports Don Balon

According to the report it would take close to €50 million per year to get the Brazilian to sign for Madrid, a figure nearly double to amount currently being paid to Ronaldo.  


De Gea wants £350k per week


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David de Gea wants £350,000 per week in his new contract to stay with Manchester United, reports The Sun.

The goalkeeper has been constantly linked with Real Madrid and has seen his current side sign Paul Pogba and Alexis Sanchez to massive deals since his last contract was penned. 


Man United monitoring Milinkovic-Savic


Sergej Milinkovic-Savic Lazio

Manchester United are among the top clubs monitoring Lazio midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, reports the Mirror

Rated at £80 million, the 22-year-old has plenty of suitors but is on the shortlist for Jose Mourinho’s side, who desperately need to sign midfielders this summer. 


Chelsea interested in Van Gaal


Louis van Gaal

Former Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal is a surprising candidate to be the next coach at Chelsea, according to the Mirror

The 66-year-old is looking for a short-term gig and wants another shot at the Premier League after flopping at Old Trafford. 

With Antonio Conte’s bags already packed, the Dutchman would be ready to step in on an interim basis. 


Bayern jump ahead in Malcom race


Malcom Bordeaux

Arsenal and Tottenham are set to be beaten to the signing of Brazilian star Malcom by German giants Bayern Munich, reports the Mirror

The Bundesliga side are searching for long-term replacements for Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery and are set to go after the Bordeaux star. 

The North London clubs both attempted to land the 20-year-old in January.  


Ramsey demands new Arsenal deal


Aaron Ramsey Arsenal

Aaron Ramsey has demanded a new contract from Arsenal after watching the club sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Henrikh Mkhitaryan to lucrative deals this winter, reports The Times.  

The club’s two new stars are both on wages around £170,000-a-week, while Ramsey currently makes around £110,000-a-week.

But the midfielder is now looking to put pen to paper on a new deal more in line with the winter signings. 


Man Utd ready €200m Isco bid


Isco

Manchester United are ready to lodge a €200 million bid for Real Madrid playmaker Isco when the summer transfer window opens, reports Don Balon.

The Spain international has struggled to hold down a regular starting berth throughout his time at Santiago Bernabeu.

Jose Mourinho is prepared to offer him a key role at Old Trafford, with personal terms worth £17.6m-a-season set to be tabled.


Man Utd renew Seri interest


Jean Michael Seri Nice

Manchester United are stepping up their efforts to land Nice midfielder Jean Michael Seri, according to the  Mirror .

Paul Pogba’s future has been thrown into doubt with his recent dip in form, and Jose Mourinho could activate Seri’s £35 million release clause in the summer.


Scholes understands De Gea desire


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Manchester United legend Paul Scholes has told Goal it will be tough for the club to hold on to David de Gea if Real Madrid make a summer move for the star goalkeeper.

The Spain international has long been linked with a return to his roots in the Spanish capital, and another approach could be made in 2018.

Find out what Scholes has had to say on a possible deal here.

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Ospina ‘open to everything’ as he hints at Arsenal exit

David Ospina has hinted at a summer exit at Arsenal, with the Colombia international goalkeeper admitting that he is “open to everything”.

The 29-year-old moved to Emirates Stadium in the summer of 2014 and ousted Wojciech Szczesny during his debut campaign to make 18 Premier League appearances.

He has been restricted to just seven further top-flight outings since then, with the arrival of Petr Cech having nudged him down the pecking order.

Back-up duties have allowed him to grace cup competitions, but Ospina will be weighing up his options at the end of the season amid a lack of assurances regarding regular game time.

He told reporters head of an outing in the Carabao Cup final against Manchester City: “I am open to everything. Today I give everything for Arsenal, I like to be successful here, but you start to contemplate every alternative depending on each situation.

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“I still have a contract, but as I say, I always like to have more opportunities, to have more continuity in the squad as every goalkeeper needs.

“Today, I am sharing my position with an excellent goalkeeper in Petr, but he knows that I like to play and I know he likes to keep playing, we have this competition between us, I just like to have continuity, I will think about the future at another moment.

“Today I live day by day, I don’t like to say anything about the future but i will make the most of every each training session and every moment at Arsenal.

“The manager has his reasons for deciding who does or does not get to play..Our position as goalkeepers is a very complicated one because you have less opportunities, in the team there is just one player who plays in that role, and who gets the support. I always try to do my best.

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“Mistakes can happen but those mistakes (that the goalkeeper makes) are more visible to everybody, but I keep working, making the most of every opportunity that I have.

“When I speak to Wenger he always tells me that he trusts me. I will keep demonstrating my skills each time I get to play, in every training session, and I will keep waiting for my opportunity that I have been waiting for, and I will make the most of it, as I did in my first year at Arsenal.

“As I always say; for me to be part of Arsenal was and is a dream come true. When I used to think about it, it seemed so far away. I was able to materialise it and that’s why I like to do my best, to be outstanding at Arsenal.”

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Doucoure on Arsenal and Spurs interest: We’ll see in the summer

Watford midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure admits that he is pleased to be linked with the likes of Arsenal and Tottenham, but is not ready to lose his focus for his current side.

The 25-year-old has become a firm favourite at Vicarage Road, where he has scored seven goals in the Premier League this season and has stood out due to his power in the heart of the field.

As a result, some of England’s biggest sides have taken an interest.

“I’m coming to an important step,” he told L’Equipe. “It’s a pleasure to see these big clubs interested in me.

“We’ll see what the state of play is in the summer and then we can ask questions.”

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Doucoure, meanwhile, is hopeful that he may have another summer distraction – the World Cup in Russia. The former Rennes midfielder may not have been capped by Didier Deschamps yet, but he is hopeful that it may happen.

“Why not? If I’m playing well…” he considered. “Morgan Schneiderlin was playing well with Southampton and was part of the squad in 2014. I’m playing in the best league in the world.”

Doucoure’s next mission is a home fixture with Everton on Saturday as Watford sit 11th in the Premier League on 30 points. However, that leaves them just four points above Southampton in 18th. 

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Torres and Carrasco talk leaves Simeone ‘uncomfortable’ during Chinese Super League transfer window

Diego Simeone has acknowledged the threat of financially powerful Chinese Super League clubs buying his players has made him feel “uncomfortable”, as Yannick Carrasco nears a move to Dalian Yifang.

Carrasco joined Atletico in 2015 and looked promising in his first two seasons, but the Belgium international has been more of a peripheral figure this term.

The 24-year-old has started just eight of Atletico’s 24 La Liga games this season and scored three goals, with the club’s impressive array of attacking talent counting against him.

Yifang emerged as a potential destination in recent days and Simeone has previously suggested the transfer is entirely down to Carrasco, who could also be joined at the Super League club by Fernando Torres.

Although the 33-year-old’s potential exit is not as far along as Carrasco’s, Simeone accepts he is “worried” about the financial lure of Chinese football and suggests there should be a single transfer deadline for all, with the Super League’s transfer window not due to end until February 28.

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Speaking to reporters ahead of Sunday’s trip to Sevilla, Simeone said: “I am worried because with all the money that goes around, aside from the decision of the players, for the coaches it’s uncomfortable because you think about what can happen.

“It’s not the player, the representative, the negotiations [that cause you to worry] – it’s the amount of time, because it [the CSL transfer window] ends on February 28.

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“It is two months in which the heads of the players can be turned. It would be better to put a deadline for everyone, so that clubs, coaches and players are calmer.

“I cannot say much about Carrasco because he is negotiating his situation. Fernando’s position I do not have any news of. We all train well and when the market is over, we will evaluate what might happen.

“I never get into people’s choices. Whenever I grow, I see it as a good thing. If it is economic growth it is a personal choice. In football I’m never surprised.”

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Transfer news & rumours LIVE: Man Utd ready €200 Isco bid


Man Utd ready €200 Isco bid


Manchester United are ready to lodge a €200 million bid for Real Madrid playmaker Isco when the summer transfer window opens, reports Don Balon.

The Spain international has struggled to hold down a regular starting berth throughout his time at Santiago Bernabeu.

Jose Mourinho is prepared to offer him a key role at Old Trafford, with personal terms worth £17.6m-a-season set to be tabled.


Scholes understands De Gea desire


David de Gea Manchester United

Manchester United legend Paul Scholes has told Goal it will be tough for the club to hold on to David de Gea if Real Madrid make a summer move for the star goalkeeper.

The Spain international has long been linked with a return to his roots in the Spanish capital, and another approach could be made in 2018.

Find out what Scholes has had to say on a possible deal here.


New Liverpool deal for Mane?


Sadio Mane Liverpool

Jurgen Klopp says it is “no secret” that Liverpool want to keep Sadio Mane at the club amid suggestions he is going to be offered a new deal.

With the Reds having reluctantly parted with Philippe Coutinho during the January transfer window, the hope is that the services of other star names can be retained.

Read the full story on Goal.


Rafinha against Barca return


Rafinha Inter

Barcelona midfielder Rafinha hopes his loan spell at Inter is converted into a permanent transfer.

Rafinha joined Inter in the January transfer window, with there a clause in his deal which can see a €38 million deal pushed through in the summer.

Check out what the Brazilian has had to say on his future here.


Lewy’s agent makes Madrid contact


Robert Lewandowski

Robert Lewandowski’s new agent has already made contact with Real Madrid, according to Polish outlet  Przeglad Sportowy .

The Bayern Munich striker changed his agent this week to Pini Zahavi, who helped Neymar move to Paris Saint-Germain this past summer. 

And Zahavi has already reached out to the Blancos, who are reportedly willing to offer Bayern around €150 million for the Polish star. 


Chelsea ready bumper Hazard deal


Eden Hazard, Chelsea, 17/18

Chelsea will look to get a new deal for Eden Hazard tied up by offering him £288,000-a-week, reports Don Balon.

The Blues are eager to get fresh terms in place with the Belgium international forward and quash talk of a possible big-money move to Real Madrid.


City & Utd set for fresh transfer battle


Sergej Milinkovic-Savic Lazio

Manchester rivals City and United are ready to lock transfer horns once again in pursuit of Lazio midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, claims the Daily Record .

The two fierce foes battled it out for Alexis Sanchez during the winter window, and have both been linked with Shakhtar Donetsk star Fred.

They will now join the hunt for Milinkovic-Savic over the summer, with the Serbia international rated at around £80 million.


Conte keen on Lascelles


Jamaal Lascelles Newcastle United

Chelsea are considering a summer bid for Newcastle defender Jamaal Lascelles, according to the Evening Standard .

The 24-year-old centre-half has impressed in the Premier League for the Magpies and the Blues see him as an ideal addition who would also help to bolster their home-grown quota.


Liverpool get Alisson warning


Alisson Becker Roma

Liverpool, Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain have been told only a ‘super offer’ will lure Alisson away from Roma, reports Calciomercato .

The Brazilian goalkeeper is expected to spark a scramble for his signature when the window re-opens, but it could take as much as €100 million to secure his services.


Martial contract talks stall as Spurs lurk


Anthony Martial Manchester United Everton

Talks over a new contract for Manchester United forward Anthony Martial have stalled, according to RMC Sport.

The 22-year-old’s deal runs until June 2019 and despite a strong season, his future is in doubt after United signed Alexis Sanchez in January. 

Tottenham and Inter are monitoring Martial’s situation closely, hoping to make a move if the France international doesn’t sign a new deal. 


Barcelona drop interest in Fekir 


Nabil Fekir Lyon

Barcelona are no longer interested in signing Lyon’s Nabil Fekir, reports  Sport . 

The Catalans like the France international, who has been linked with Arsenal, but have decided they have enough attacking players and do not need to purchase another expensive option.

Barcelona have also decided they aren’t interested in Fekir’s team-mate Houssem Aouar, whom the La Liga leaders feel isn’t ready to be a contributor at the highest level yet. 


City and United to battle for Kroos


Toni Kroos Real Madrid

Manchester United and Manchester City will battle to sign Toni Kroos this summer, according to  El Confidencial.

The Real Madrid midfielder is ready for a new challenge after spending four seasons in Spain and at 28, feels now is the time to try his luck in the Premier League.

Man City manager Pep Guardiola coached Kroos for one season at Bayern Munich and just like with Alexis Sanchez, appears set to go head-to-head with Jose Mourinho for another player’s signature. 


PSG in for Donnarumma


Gianluigi Donnarumma AC Milan

Paris Saint-Germain are ready to make a move for Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma, reports AS

The Ligue 1 side have not been convinced by either Kevin Trapp or Alphonse Areola, and are willing to make a big-money bid for the Italy international. 


Juventus close in on Darmian move


Matteo Darmian Manchester United

Juventus are nearing an agreement to sign Manchester United full-back Mateo Darmian in the summer, reports Corriere dello Sport.

The Serie A champions have been monitoring the 28-year-old for some time, and the Italy international appears ready to move on from the Old Trafford side after three seasons. 


Man Utd renew Seri interest


Jean Michael Seri Nice

Manchester United are stepping up their efforts to land Nice midfielder Jean Michael Seri, according to the  Mirror .

Paul Pogba’s future has been thrown into doubt with his recent dip in form, and Jose Mourinho could activate Seri’s £35 million release clause in the summer.


Arsenal step up Rugani interest


Daniele Rugani Juventus

Arsenal will make a move for Juventus defender Daniele Rugani in the summer transfer window, according to Rai Sport,  via Football Italia. 

The 23-year-old has been a target for the Gunners for several years, and has thus far been unable to become a regular starter for Juventus. 

Napoli are also in the mix for the Italy international, whose contract runs until June 2021.


Umtiti seriously considering United move


Samuel Umtiti, Barcelona, 17/18

Barcelona centre-back Samuel Umtiti is seriously considering a move to Manchester United, according to Don Balon.

The 24-year-old is seeking an improved contract with the La Liga side after establishing himself as an integral part of the team. 

Umtiti is demanding £135,000-a-week and with Barca only prepared to pay £100,000-a-week, the France international is turning his attention toward a possible move to Old Trafford. 


Guardiola to sign new deal worth £20m per year


Pep Guardiola Man City yellow ribbon

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is set to sign a new contract worth £20 million per season, according to the  Daily Mail.

Guardiola is in the second of a three-year contract with City and his team’s huge success this season has convinced City Football Group to offer the Spaniard a raise and an extension. 

The new deal will be worth around an extra £3m per year and will keep him at the Etihad until the summer of 2021.


Milan open to selling Arsenal target Silva


Andre Silva Milan

Milan are willing to sell disappointing striker Andre Silva this summer, according to Calciomercato.com.

Silva arrived from Porto just last summer in a €38 million deal, but is still yet to score his first Serie A goal. 

The 22-year-old has been a longtime target of Arsenal, and the Gunners could land their man with Silva’s agent Jorge Mendes willing to offer his client’s services to Premier League clubs in the summer.


Torres ready to move to China


Fernando Torres Atletico Madrid

Atletico Madrid striker Fernando Torres could be moving to Chinese club Dalian Yifang sooner rather than later, reports Marca

Torres and manager Diego Simeone are thought to have had a recent falling out, and the 33-year-old could be set for a quick move to Asia with the Chinese Super League transfer window closing at the end of the month.  


Inter scouting Marseille star


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Inter are scouting Marseille midfielder Frank-Andre Zambo Anguissa ahead of a possible move, according to Calciomercato.com

The 22-year-old has also been attracting interest from the Premier League, with West Ham and Newcastle both on the trail of the £8.8m-rated Cameroonian.


Milan, Juve and Liverpool to battle for Ceballos


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Juventus, Liverpool and Milan are set to battle for Real Madrid midfielder Dani Ceballos this summer, reports  Calciomercato.com

The 21-year-old only signed for the Blancos last summer, but has found playing time hard to come by and was visibly upset Wednesday when Zinedine Zidane put him in for only the final 29 seconds against Leganes.

Madrid paid €16.5 million for Ceballos last summer, but would reportedly be unwilling to sell for anything less than €30m.

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