Transfer news & rumours LIVE: Man Utd to make bid for €60 million Varane
Man Utd to bid for €60m Varane
Manchester United are ready to make a bid to sign Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane, claims Diario Gol .
Jose Mourinho is keen to bring in a new centre-back in the summer and has identified Varane as the key man to stabilise his defence.
Madrid president Florentino Perez would be willing to sell the France international, if United offer €60 million at the end of the season.
Kimmich to sign new Bayern deal
Bayern Munich defender Joshua Kimmich is close to signing a new contract at the Allianz Arena, according to Kicker.
Kimmich joined Bayern in 2015 from RB Leipzig and has established himself as a vital part of the Bayern side.
The right-back’s current deal expires in 2020, but he is expected to agree a renewal to stay with the club until either 2022 or 2023.
Everton to move for Wenger
Everton are considering a shock move for Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger, claims Daily Star.
The Frenchman is increasingly under pressure at Arsenal, with the Gunners set to miss out on the Champions League for a second straight year if they are unable to win the Europa League.
Sam Allardyce is also a manager under pressure, and Everton owner Farhad Moshiri reportedly believes that Wenger could be the ideal candidate to reverse the Toffees’ fortunes.
Bayern target Dolot & Bustos to replace Rafinha
Bayern Munich are looking at Diogo Dolot and Fabricio Bustos as potential replacements for Rafinha at the end of the season, reports Kicker.
Rafinha’s contract expires in the summer and Bayern are not expected to hand him an extension, leaving the club searching for right-back cover for Joshua Kimmich.
Porto’s Dolot and Independiente’s Bustos have emerged as candidates to take Rafinha’s place in squad, with both players under contract at their current club until 2019, but likely to cost contrasting transfer fees.
Dembele not planning to leave Barcelona
Ousmane Dembele has no plans to leave Barcelona in the summer following interest from Arsenal, claims Don Balon .
Dembele has endured a difficult first season at Barcelona following his big-money arrival from Borussia Dortmund, with the forward having been hampered by injuries.
Arsenal are ready to offer him a route out of Camp Nou at the end of the season, but the France international is determined to make a success of his Barca career.
Arsenal watch Zivkovic again
Arsenal scouts ran another check on Benfica winger Andrija Zivkovic over the weekend, reports A Bola .
Zivkovic has been watched on several occasions by Arsenal this season and scored in the 5-0 home victory over Maritimo on Saturday.
Manchester United also had a scout in attendance, while the likes of Leicester, Monaco and Ajax had representatives watching Benfica’s dominant performance.
Spurs scout Leverkusen defender
Tottenham are considering a move for Bayer Leverkusen defender Jonathan Tah as a potential replacement for Toby Alderweireld, claims the Mirror .
Alderweireld’s long-term future at Spurs is uncertain amid suggestions the club will cash in on the reported Manchester United target in the summer, after failing to reach an agreement over a new contract.
Germany international Tah has been watched several times by Spurs this season, with the centre-half rated in the £35 million bracket.
Everton target Vardy
Everton have made Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy their No.1 target for the summer transfer window, reports the Mirror .
Since Romelu Lukaku was sold to Manchester United last summer, Everton have struggled for a regular goalscorer and are eyeing up a move for Vardy.
The England international has previously attracted interest from the likes of Arsenal and Chelsea, with Everton willing to offer the 31-year-old a bumper pay rise.
Low favourite to replace Wenger
Germany coach Joachim Low is the leading candidate to replace Arsene Wenger as Arsenal manager at the end of the season, according to the Daily Mail .
Wenger’s future at Arsenal is becoming an increasing focus for speculation following a wretched run of form which has left the club in danger of missing out on Champions League qualification for the second successive season.
The long-serving Frenchman remains determined to turn the situation around, but Low heads up a list of options to take over from Wenger in the summer.
Atletico consider Meyer move
Atletico Madrid are considering a move to sign Schalke midfielder Max Meyer on a free transfer, according to Mundo Deportivo .
Meyer is out of contract at the end of the season and is expected to leave Schalke, with the likes of Arsenal, Barcelona and Tottenham all showing an interest.
With Atletico currently short on numbers, Meyer has emerged as an attractive summer target and he was watched in Schalke’s recent game against Hertha Berlin.
Arsenal had €42m Malcom bid rejected
Arsenal saw a bid of €42 million for Bordeaux star Malcom rejected in January, according to Bild , via Sports Illustrated .
The 20-year-old has attracted a host of suitors with his performances in France this season, and has admitted he is set to move on to a new club in the upcoming summer.
West Brom braced for departures
West Brom are set to lose several key first-team players, if they are relegated from the Premier League at the end of the season, reports The Sun .
Jonny Evans is expected to head the list of departures, with Arsenal and Manchester City previously interested in signing the former Manchester United defender, who could leave for just £3 million.
Goalkeeper Ben Foster, defender Craig Dawson and forward Jay Rodriguez are also likely to attract interest from Premier League clubs, if West Brom drop into the Championship.