Transfer news & rumours LIVE: Iniesta considering Chinese offer

Iniesta considering Chinese offer

Andres Iniesta is considering a move to the Chinese Super League, claims Sport

The midfielder has been tempted with a huge offer for the summer, and the 33-year-old must now decide if he is willing to make the move. 

Barcelona are open to letting him leave, but Iniesta is a key part of Ernesto Valverde’s side and in unsure if he’s willing to give that up. 

Terry wants Chelsea coaching gig

John Terry Chelsea

John Terry has set his sights on a coaching gig with Chelsea next season, reports the Mirror.

The former Blues defender wants to be the club’s manager at some point and believes that his chances of reaching that goal will be better if he begins his coaching career at Chelsea rather than elsewhere. 

Terry could also be offered a playing deal for Aston Villa should the club win promotion to the Premier League. 

City talks with Mahrez started well before deadline

Riyad Mahrez Leicester City Watford

Manchester City’s talks to sign Riyad Mahrez began more than a week before transfer deadline day, reports Sky Sports

Leicester manager Claude Puel had accused Pep Guardiola’s side of leaving it late to try and get a signing done, but the report claims that the clubs were in talks with time to spare. 

Mahrez put in a formal transfer request and has been absent for the Foxes throughout this month, though is push for a way back into the side for Friday’s FA Cup match.  

Poch to get big offer from Spurs

Mauricio Pochettino Tottenham

Tottenham are set to offer manager Mauricio Pochettino a massive new contract to ward off other club, according to The Telegraph

Spurs want their current boss to lead the club into their new £850m stadium, and with the likes of Real Madrid chasing him want to lock him in with a new deal soon. 

Pochettino signed a new five-year contract in 2016 worth £5.5m-a-year, but the club are looking to add on to that and offer him a rise in pay to keep him with the club. 

Ince: Alexis signing to blame for Pogba form

Alexis Sanchez, Paul Pogba, Man Utd

The signing of Alexis Sanchez can be blamed for Paul Pogba’s poor form, according to Paul Ince.

“Since Sanchez joined the club, Pogba’s confidence and mood seems to have gone in the opposite direction to earlier in the season,” the former England midfielder wrote for Paddy Power.

You can read the rest of his take here.

Barca to listen to Gomes offers

Andre Gomes Barcelona

Barcelona will listen to offers for midfielder Andre Gomes this summer, reports AS

Gomes joined the Blaugrana in July 2016 for €35 million, but has failed to live up to expectations at the Camp Nou and could be offloaded. 

Liverpool to stick with Karius

Loris Karius

Though they’ve been linked with several expensive goalkeeping options, Liverpool could now be set to stick with Loris Karius as their top option for 2018-19, reports The Telegraph. 

Karius has shown improved form over recent weeks, leading the Reds to conclude they may not need to go after Roma’s Alisson after all. 

Arsenal eyeing Dembele deal

Ousmane Dembele Barcelona

Arsenal are prepared to make an approach for Barcelona winger Ousmane Dembele when the summer transfer window opens, reports Don Balon.

The France international only moved to Camp Nou in 2017, as part of the funds raised from the sale of Neymar were invested in his potential.

He has, however, endured an injury-ravaged start to his time in Catalunya and Arsenal could offer an escape route, with Gunners new boy Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang urging Arsene Wenger to make a move for his former Borussia Dortmund team-mate.

Spurs to sell Alli?

Dele Alli Tottenham

Dele Alli is “replaceable” at Tottenham and could be sold this summer, says Jermaine Jenas, but Harry Kane is likely to stick around for another “season or two”.

Both of the England internationals have been linked with Real Madrid and may be tempted to go chasing trophies outside of north London at some stage.

Find out what former Spurs star Jenas has had to say on their respective futures here.

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Asensio asking price set

Marco Asensio Real Madrid

Real Madrid president Florentio Perez has told suitors of Marco Asensio that his asking price is €700 million, reports Mundo Deportivo.

Liverpool are said to have already seen a €150m offer for the highly-rated midfielder knocked back.