Madrid and Barca battle for Lenglet
Barcelona and Real Madrid are set to fight for the signature of Sevilla centre-back Clement Lenglet, according to Sport.
The 22-year-old Frenchman has been on the list of future signings for Barcelona, and now Zinedine Zidane wants to add Lenglet to his Madrid side for next season.
With a release clause of just €30 million, there is sure to be plenty of competition for Lenglet’s services.
Fears growing that Hazard will leave Chelsea
There are growing concerns at Chelsea that Eden Hazard will leave the club, reports the Mirror.
The Blues were knocked out of the Champions League by Barcelona this week, and may not return to the competition next season if they can’t improve on their current fifth-place spot in the league.
Amid interest from Real Madrid and PSG, Hazard could bolt in the summer if Chelsea aren’t able to secure a return to the Champions League.
Man Utd monitoring Bellerin
Manchester United are keeping an eye on Hector Bellerin’s situation at Arsenal, according to the Manchester Evening News.
The right-back has been linked with a move away from the Gunners in the summer, with Juventus and Barcelona reportedly among the clubs to hold an interest.
And United have now reached out to the 22-year-old’s camp in an effort to potentially secure his signature in the future.
Chelsea eye move for Ramsey
Chelsea are monitoring Aaron Ramsey’s situation at Arsenal, according to the Mirror.
The 27-year-old midfielder has just one year left on his contract and has yet to agree terms for a new deal, with the Blues hoping to swoop for Ramsey should he desire a move away from the Emirates.
West Ham willing to pay £53m for Benzema
West Ham have emerged as a surprise contender to sign Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema, according to Diario Gol.
Benzema could depart the club this summer after a disappointing campaign, but Madrid are demanding £53 million for the 30-year-old.
No club has been willing to meet that asking price as of yet, but the Hammers are reportedly willing to agree to Madrid’s demands.
Pochettino calls Malcom to discuss move
Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has been in direct discussions with Bordeaux star Malcom over a summer move, according to RMC Sport.
Pochettino called the Brazilian in recent weeks in an effort to convince him to move to north London next season.
Bordeaux may demand up to €55 million for the 21-year-old, who is also a reported target of Arsenal and Bayern Munich.
Mourinho targets four in the summer
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho wants to sign four players in the summer and is prepared to let as many as seven leave the club, according to Independent.
Mourinho particularly wants a centre-back to partner Eric Bailly, with Barcelona’s Samuel Umtiti and Tottenham’s Toby Alderweireld the manager’s top targets.
The Portuguese also wants a controlling midfielder, with Man Utd executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward reportedly backing his manager’s plans to sign more players.
Chelsea to make Asamoah offer if Conte leaves
Chelsea will make an offer for Juventus wing-back Kwadwo Asamoah in the summer, but only if Antonio Conte departs as manager, reports Calciomercato.com.
The 29-year-old’s contract will expire at the end of the current campaign and he will be available on a free transfer, but Conte is reportedly not interested in signing a player he coached during his time at Juve.
Bayern contact Pochettino
Bayern Munich have contacted Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino to gauge his interest in taking over for Jupp Heynckes, Dietmar Hamann has claimed.
Heynckes took over Bayern on an interim basis this season, but may stay on past the current campaign.
Read what former Bayern and Liverpool star Hamann said about Bayern’s interest in Pochettino right here!
Mourinho no longer wants Perisic
Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has ended his interest in signing Ivan Perisic, claims Calciomercato.com.
The Inter winger was one of United’s top targets last summer, but the Premier League side was unable to secure a deal for his services.
And with Alexis Sanchez now on board, Mourinho has turned his attention to other targets for the upcoming summer transfer window.
Inter near De Vrij deal
Inter are working on the final details of a deal to sign Lazio centre-back Stefan de Vrij, according to Gazzetta dello Sport, via Football Italia.
The Dutch international is out of contract at the end of the season and has said that he will be departing Lazio at season’s end.
Though Manchester United and Liverpool have been credited with an interest, De Vrij is reportedly set to stay in Serie A next season.
Everton after Swiss centre-back
Everton are interested in signing Saint-Etienne defender Leo Lacroix, who is currently on loan at Basel, according to Sport Witness.
The 26-year-old has impressed while on loan with the Swiss side, particularly in the Champions League against Man City.
Everton are said to be willing to pay £7m for Lacroix, who would be interested in a move to the Premier League.