Transfer news & rumours LIVE: Barcelona agree deal for Griezmann

Barcelona agree Griezmann deal

Barcelona have agreed a deal to sign Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann in the summer, according to TV3

The Liga leaders are prepared to pay Griezmann’s €100 million buyout clause and the 26-year-old France international is ready to make the move.  

Griezmann’s arrival will likely ensure the departure of Denis Suarez, who has been used sparingly at Camp Nou this season. 

Arsenal will target Gimenez

Jose Maria Gimenez Atletico Madrid

Arsenal will make a move for Atletico Madrid centre-back Jose Gimenez in the summer, reports El Gol Digital.

The 23-year-old has emerged as one of world football’s most highly rated young defenders, and has a release clause of around £57 million.

While they will pursue the Uruguayan, Arsenal have also ruled out a move for Lazio’s Stefan de Vrij with Liverpool considered the front-runners for the Dutch centre-back. 

Man Utd rule out Old Trafford expansion to fund transfers

Old Trafford

Manchester United have shelved plans to expand Old Trafford, instead choosing to use that money to invest in the playing squad, according to the Daily Mail.

The Red Devils have a plan in place to expand the stadium’s capacity from 75,000 to 88,000, but have instead decided to use those funds to back Jose Mourinho this summer. 

Arsenal eye Nagelsmann as Wenger replacement

Julian Nagelsmann Hoffenheim

Arsenal have identified Hoffenheim manager Julian Nagelsmann as a potential successor to Arsene Wenger, according to Daily Star.

The 30-year-old emerged as one of the hottest managerial prospects in world football after guiding Hoffenheim to a surprise Champions League place last season.

New head of recruitment Sven Mislintat, who recently arrived from Borussia Dortmund, is reportedly pushing for the Gunners to land Nagelsmann.

Arsenal and Man City eye PSG teenager

Yacine Adli France U17

Arsenal and Manchester City are both after Paris Saint-Germain’s teenage midfielder Yacine Adli, reports L’Equipe, (via Daily Mail.)

Adli has impressed for PSG’s youth teams and France’s U-17 side, and has yet to sign a professional deal with PSG. 

That means the 17-year-old could be signed for just £250,000 this summer, though Bayern Munich and Barcelona are also said to be interested. 

Kluivert talks with Ajax going well

Justin Kluivert Ajax

Teenage Ajax star Justin Kluivert’s contract talks are going well, according to his agent Mino Raiola. 

Kluivert’s current deal has 18 months remaining and with some of Europe’s biggest sides circling, Ajax have begun negotiating a new contract to keep the striker around longer. 

Read what Raiola had to say about the talks right here!

 Man Utd extend Young and Blind contracts

Ashley Young

Manchester United have extended the contracts of Ashley Young and Daley Blind until 2019, according to the Manchester Evening News. 

Both players’ contracts were set to expire this summer, but the Red Devils have reportedly taken up their option to extend their deal for an additional season. 

West Ham to enter Evans race

Jonny Evans West Brom

West Ham United are set to join the race for West Brom centre-back Jonny Evans this summer, according to Mirror

Arsenal failed in a deadline-day move for the 30-year-old, who has an escape clause of just £3 million if the Baggies end up getting relegated.

Leicester and Everton are also interested in the Northern Ireland international. 

Man Utd looking at six midfielders

Jose Mourinho Manchester United

Manchester United are hoping to sign two midfielders in the summer and have drawn out a list of six to choose from, reports the Daily Mail.

With Michael Carrick set to retire and Marouane Fellaini likely to depart, Jose Mourinho has identified six players who would fit the bill at Old Trafford next season. 

That list includes: Jean Michael Seri of Nice, Sergej Milinkovic-Savic of Lazio, Napoli’s Jorginho, Toni Kroos of Real Madrid, Tottenham’s Victor Wanyama, and Chelsea star Willian.

Bayern yet to decide on permanent James deal

James Rodriguez Bayern Munich

Bayern Munich chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has said James Rodriguez’s long-term future will not be decided in 2018. 

Rodriguez is in the first year of a two-season loan from Real Madrid, with recent speculation indicating the German champions would look to purchase the Colombian permanently this summer. 

Read what Rummenigge had to say right here!

Everton keen on Milan defender

Davide Calabria Milan

Everton are hoping to sign AC Milan defender David Calabria, according to

The 21-year-old has become a key member of Milan’s first team this season, and can play at right-back or in a more advanced winger position. 

Milan have reportedly sent Everton signals that Calabria is not for sale, however.

Man Utd bracing themselves to lose Fellaini

Marouane Fellaini Manchester United

Manchester United have accepted that Marouane Fellaini is likely to depart Old Trafford this summer, according to Mirror

The Belgian is in the final year of his contract and the Red Devils have been attempting to tie him down to a new deal. 

But the two sides have yet to come to terms, meaning Fellaini is increasingly likely to join a side in Spain, Italy or Turkey next season.  

Meet the Lyon youngster wanted by Barcelona

Houssam Aouar Lyon

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Lyon teenager Houssem Aouar has broken through this season, putting himself on the radar of clubs like Barcelona and Liverpool. 

The 19-year-old has made 32 appearances for Lyon this term after only making his first-team debut last April. 

Read about Aouar’s rise right here!