Transfer news & rumours LIVE: Bale ready to quit Real Madrid
Bale ready to quit Real Madrid
Gareth Bale’s omission from Real Madrid’s starting line-up to face Paris Saint-Germain will be the final straw for his career at the Santiago Bernabeu, reports El Confidencial.
The Wales international started the second leg of the last-16 encounter on the bench and his agent Jonathan Barnett is now ready to push for a summer move away from Madrid.
Manchester United and former club Tottenham have both been linked with a bid for the forward amid reports Madrid president Florentino Perez wants to recoup the €100 million he paid for Bale five years ago.
Liverpool make Lemar progress
Liverpool are making progress in their attempts to agree a deal to sign Monaco winger Thomas Lemar in the summer, claims Le 10 Sport.
Lemar has long been a target for Liverpool and also saw a Premier League move to Arsenal fail to materialise in the last summer transfer window.
However, Liverpool are now favourites to sign the France international and are close to agreeing a contract with Lemar, with Monaco prepared to sell, if they receive a substantial offer.
Dybala to sign new Juve deal
Juventus star Paulo Dybala will sign a new five-year contract worth £120,000-a-week, reports The Sun.
The 24-year-old striker had been tipped to leave Italy after the season, with Manchester United, Barcelona and Real Madrid among the sides credited with an interest.
Dybala’s new contract will not include a release clause and will make him Juve’s joint-highest earner along with Gonzalo Higuain.
Man Utd join Doucoure race
Manchester United have joined the growing list of suitors for Watford midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure, according to the Mirror.
Jose Mourinho’s side had scouts in attendance to watch the 25-year-old Frenchman on Saturday, as Watford defeated West Brom 1-0.
United will have a battle on their hands to land Doucoure, who has also generated interest from Arsenal, Liverpool and Tottenham.
PSG to make Fellaini offer
Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini is set to be offered a four-year contract to join Paris Saint-Germain, claims Le 10 Sport, via Sport Witness.
Fellaini is out of contract at United at the end of the season and has so far failed to agree terms on an extension.
The Belgium international is increasingly expected to leave on a free transfer, with PSG preparing an approach in a bid to beat the likes of Roma, Besiktas and Galatasaray to Fellaini’s signing.
Arsenal target Atletico defender
Arsenal are ready to offer Laurent Koscielny as part of a deal to sign Atletico Madrid defender Jose Gimenez, reports El Gol Digital.
Following another disappointing season, Arsenal are ready to improve their defence in the summer and have pinpointed Gimenez as an ideal target.
Gimenez is ready for a new challenge in the Premier League, and Koscielny heading in the opposite direction would help to sweeten the deal.
Monterrey planning Giovinco approach
Monterrey will take advantage of Sebastian Giovinco’s trip with Toronto FC to northern Mexico to chat with the Italian about a potential future move, according to Multimedios .
There is no formal offer on the table and while the Rayados front office believes convincing the Atomic Ant to leave MLS would be difficult, they still hope to convince him
Barcelona line up Mendy
Barcelona are considering a move for Lyon defender Ferland Mendy as a potential replacement for Lucas Digne, according to France Football.
Mendy has been watched on several occasions by Barcelona scouts this season and is under contract at Lyon until 2022.
Though Jordi Alba is the undisputed first choice at left-back for Barca, the club are keen to bring in greater competition, with Mendy an option.
PSG make Fabinho contact
Paris Saint-Germain have made an approach to sign Monaco midfielder Fabinho at the end of the season, claims Le 10 Sport.
Chelsea’s N’Golo Kante is PSG’s No.1 target but the Ligue 1 leaders accept a deal would be difficult, so they have made contact with Fabinho’s representatives over a summer move.
Monaco are reportedly ready to sell Fabinho in the summer, with Manchester United and Juventus also holding an interest.
Wolves still want Andre Silva
Wolves remain in the hunt to sign AC Milan flop Andre Silva at the end of the season, reports Calciomercato.com.
Silva has struggled badly since joining Milan last summer and was linked with a January move to Championship side Wolves.
The Portuguese striker is still a target for Wolves, with Monaco and Valencia are also willing to make an approach.
Arsenal players don’t want Arteta
Former Arsenal midfielder Mikel Arteta is not a popular choice among the current players to replace Arsene Wenger as manager, claims The Sun.
Arteta has been mentioned as a candidate to take over from Wenger, if the long-serving Frenchman’s Arsenal reign ends this summer.
However, Arteta, who is currently working with Pep Guardiola at Manchester City, is not particularly well thought of by some members of the Arsenal squad.
Juve bid for Chelsea & Man City target
Chelsea and Manchester City face competition from Juventus to sign Altinordu goalkeeper Berke Ozer, reports Yenis Afak.
Fenerbahce are interested in signing the 17-year-old, but Ozer would prefer a move abroad and Juve have reportedly made a €2.5 million offer.
Premier League leaders City have held a long-standing interest in Ozer, while Chelsea have also been following his progress closely.
Aouar ignoring Liverpool links for now
Houssem Aouar’s performances at Lyon have seen him heavily linked with Liverpool, but the teenager is ignoring the rumours for now.
The 19-year-old midfielder is a product of a famed academy system at the Ligue 1 outfit and is being tipped to tread a similar path to the likes of Karim Benzema, Alexandre Lacazette and Samuel Umtiti.
Liverpool may be prepared to offer him a Premier League platform on which to perform before too long, but Aouar is reluctant to be drawn on speculation which amounts to little more than gossip at present.
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