Man Utd to fight Madrid for Neymar
Manchester United are ready to fight Real Madrid for the signing of Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar, claims Don Balon.
Neymar only joined PSG in a €222 million world-record transfer from Barcelona last summer, but reports suggest the Brazilian could soon be on the move again.
Madrid have long targeted a deal for the stylish attacker, but United are willing to make an offer, with the aim of making Neymar the team’s new leader.
Modric wants Alli to replace him
Luka Modric has identified Tottenham’s Dele Alli as the man to replace him at Real Madrid, according to Don Balon.
With Modric turning 33 in September, the Croatian midfielder is aware he doesn’t have many years left at the highest level and Madrid are already reportedly making plans to find a long-term replacement.
Modric feels that player could be at his old club Spurs and has urged Madrid to make a move for Alli before any of Europe’s other leading clubs launch a bid.
Barcelona close in on Alaba
Barcelona are close to sealing a deal for Bayern Munich left-back David Alaba, reports Don Balon.
Barca and Real Madrid have emerged as suitors for the 25-year-old Austrian, who could command a fee as high as £70 million.
According to the report, however, the Blaugrana are in pole position to land Alaba, and talks over a move are in an advanced stage.
Shaw set to leave Man Utd
Manchester United left-back Luke Shaw appears ready to leave the club after more criticism from manager Jose Mourinho, according to the BBC .
Shaw was taken off at half-time of United’s 2-0 win over Brighton in the FA Cup on Saturday, with Mourinho harshly criticising the defender after the game .
It wasn’t the first time Shaw has been slated by Mourinho, and the 22-year-old reportedly has had enough and will seek a move away from Manchester.
Chelsea and Madrid could swap Hazard for Asensio
Chelsea star Eden Hazard could be headed to Real Madrid in the summer, with Marco Asensio going the other way, reports Diario Gol.
Asensio is concerned about a lack of first-team minutes at Madrid, and reportedly considers Chelsea a dream destination.
Madrid have a long-standing interest in Hazard, making a swap a potentially appealing option for both sides.
Madrid searching for Modric replacement
Real Madrid have made a long-term replacement for Luka Modric a top summer priority, according to Marca .
At 32, the Croatian presumably doesn’t have much time left at the highest level, meaning the Blancos are starting to plan for a successor to the Croatian.
With a possible move for Neymar appearing complicated, Madrid are turning their focus to finding a player of a similar profile to Modric.
Dortmund make €33m bid for Martinez
Borussia Dortmund have made a €33 million bid for Racing striker Lautaro Martinez, according to TyC Sports.
The 20-year-old has been strongly linked to Inter, but the German side hope they can hijack the striker’s move to Serie A.
Martinez recently earned his first call-up to the Argentina national team, and has been compared to Sergio Aguero and Mauro Icardi.
Nice concede Balotelli will likely leave
Nice president Jean-Pierre Rivere and coach Lucien Favre have acknowledged that striker Mario Balotelli will likely depart the club this summer.
The 27-year-old’s contract is set to expire after this season, and his resurgent form has led to interest from all over Europe.
Read what Rivere and Favre said about Balotelli right here!
Juventus to pay Nzonzi buyout clause
Juventus are willing to pay Sevilla midfielder Steven Nzonzi’s €30 million buyout clause, according to Mundo Deportivo.
The 29-year-old has one more year on his contract, and will reportedly weigh up a move abroad in the summer with reported interest from Spain, Italy and England.
Though the report states Barcelona have taken an interest in Nzonzi, the Frenchman’s age means the Blaugrana are unwilling to pay his buyout clause.
Tottenham eye Mawson move
Tottenham are considering a move for Swansea City centre-back Alfie Mawson, according to The Sun .
Spurs boss Maurico Pochettino has been monitoring the 24-year-old, who recently was named in the England squad.
After Swansea paid £5m for Mawson in 2016, the former Barnsley defender could be set for a move worth at least five times that amount.
Valverde can only wait on Iniesta answer
Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde would like Andres Iniesta to stay “forever” but admits he can now only wait on the midfielder to decide his next move.
Iniesta has set a deadline of the end of April to determine if he will stay at Barca, amid rumours of a big-money move to China.
And Valverde has said there is nothing left to do but wait and see what the 33-year-old decides.
Messi wants Barca to sign Alonso
Lionel Messi has urged Barcelona to move for Chelsea left-back Marcos Alonso, according to Don Balon.
Messi reportedly was impressed with Alonso’s performance against Barca in the Champions League, and would like the Spain international to help provide cover for Jordi Alba.
I wanted Lewandowski at Man Utd – Van Gaal
Former Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has admitted that he tried to sign Robert Lewandowski while in charge at Old Trafford.
Van Gaal did not add a forward during his time in Manchester, instead signing wingers Memphis Depay from PSV and Anthony Martial from Monaco.
Read why Van Gaal couldn’t land Lewandowski right here!