Real Madrid prepare Pogba bid
Real Madrid want to end Paul Pogba’s stay at Old Trafford by offering Manchester United more than €120m for the midfielder, according to the Sun.
The 24-year-old returned to the Red Devils in 2016 for a world record €105m, but has found his form criticised and has been dropped by Jose Mourinho in recent weeks.
With Real Madrid also underperforming this season, they see the France international as someone who could help return them to the top of La Liga.
Liverpool must pay €70m for Alisson
Roma will not sell Liverpool target Alisson for less than €70 million, according to Sky Sports.
The Reds have been linked with the goalkeeper since last year due to the inconsistent form of both Simon Mignolet and Loris Karius, with the 26-year-old seen as the perfect addition at Anfield.
However, Jurgen Klopp would have to break the world record transfer fee for a goalkeeper to bring the Brazilian to the Premier League, with Roma reluctant to let another star player leave for a small fee.
Asensio used as makeweight for Hazard
Real Madrid are willing to sell Marco Asensio to Chelsea in order to get Eden Hazard, according to Mundo Deportivo.
The Blues, Arsenal, Liverpool and Tottenham have all been linked with the 22-year-old, but Madrid had not been willing to sell one of their young stars.
A move for Hazard is the only likely way the Spain international will leave Santiago Bernabeu, with Madrid eager to bring Hazard in the other direction.
Hart set for second European loan
Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart is prepared to leave England again on loan after losing his place at West Ham, the Sun reports.
The 30-year-old is contracted to City until 2019, but is not part of manager Pep Guardiola’s plans, and sees his future elsewhere.
He spent last season on loan at Torino and is readying himself for another similar move away from the Etihad Stadium as he seeks first-team football.
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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.
Asensio asking price set
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.