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Chelsea an option for Bale


Chelsea could become an option for Gareth Bale, if the Wales international decides to leave Real Madrid, claims Don Balon

Bale’s future at Madrid appears uncertain as he is no longer a guaranteed starter under Zinedine Zidane and he has long been linked with a move to Manchester United.

However, Chelsea could also be tempted to make an approach for Bale, if Madrid follow up their interest in Blues duo Thibaut Courtois and Eden Hazard.

Paris Saint-Germain is also a potential destination for Bale, should Madrid bid for Neymar, but a move to China has been ruled out by the former Tottenham winger.


Low to take Madrid job as he identifies two key signings


Joachim Low Germany

Real Madrid will apparently turn to Germany head coach Joachim Low, should they decide to sack Zinedine Zidane in the summer, reports Diario Gol

The report claims that captain Sergio Ramos has given his approval to bring in the 58-year-old and that he has already identified two players he wants to sign for the Liga giants.

One of those is Bayern Munich’s versatile full-back Joshua Kimmich, while another Bundesliga player in David Alaba is apparently also at the top of Low’s wanted list for Madrid.


City ready to outbid Madrid for Neymar


Neymar, Pep Guardiola

Pep Guardiola is ready to outspend Real Madrid in the chase for PSG star Neymar, reports  Don Balon

Neymar knows he needs to get out of PSG to compete for the Ballon d’Or, and Guardiola is prepared to offload Raheem Sterling in an attempt land the Brazilian star. 


‘Difficult to see Bellerin leaving Arsenal’


Hector Bellerin

Hector Bellerin’s agent says it is unlikely that the Arsenal defender will leave the Emirates Stadium this summer.

The 23-year-old Spaniard has been linked with a move back to Barcelona, where he spent his formative years, while Juventus and Manchester United have also been linked with a swoop.

However, the Italian club have since turned their attentions to the Red Devils’ Matteo Darmian , while Albert Botines has affirmed that no approaches have been made and that the player is happy with Arsenal.

Read the full story on Goal .


‘Bale should snub Man Utd to stay at Madrid’


Gareth Bale Real Madrid

Wales boss Ryan Giggs has told Gareth Bale to forget the approaches of Manchester United and stay instead at Real Madrid.

Giggs is an Old Trafford legend but he has counselled his current charge that remaining at the Bernabeu would be best for his career.

Bale has struggled to win playing time in recent months under Zinedine Zidane, and while that has led to reports of a potential exit in the summer, his international manager does not see that has a major concern.

Read the full story on Goal .


Wilshere likely to leave Arsenal


Jack Wilshere Arsenal

A soaring wage bill could see Jack Wilshere squeezed out of Arsenal in the summer, The Sun reports.

A lack of Champions League football has seen the Gunners struggle to keep up with their outgoings and it is claimed that Wilshere will have to take a 25 per cent wage cut to stay at the Emirates.


Madrid concerned with Isco


Isco Real Madrid

Real Madrid are concerned that Isco is spending too much time on business ventures rather than focusing on his football, according to Diario Gol .

The report suggests the Spain international has been buying up property and fancies himself as something of an entrepreneur, while the Bernabeu hierarchy are worried that his new enterprises are getting in the way of his development on the pitch.


Poch halts Spurs’ hunt for new director


Mauricio Pochettino

Mauricio Pochettino has put the brakes on Tottenham’s proposal to appoint a new sporting director at the club, the Times reports.

The Argentine is said to be eager to retain a big influence on the club’s transfer activity, and with rumours abound that Europe’s elite are ready to swoop for the manager, the London club’s decision to bow to his wishes is sure to increase their chances of holding on to the 46-year-old.


Madrid to ditch Theo


Theo Hernandez Real Madrid

Real Madrid are set to part ways with Theo Hernandez in the summer, Spanish outlet Don Balon claims.

The left-back has not lived up to expectations at the Santiago Bernabeu, with too many mistakes in his game leading the club to feel he is not at the required level to be an understudy to Marcelo.


Kroos wants time to decide on future


Toni Kroos, Real Madrid, 17/18

Toni Kroos has asked Real Madrid for 30 days to decide what he wants to do after the World Cup, reports  Diario Gol

The midfielder has a contract through 2022 with the Spanish giants, but with Manchester United interested in bringing in the German and the season at Madrid not going well, he is considering leaving this summer. 


Mou bullying Shaw could hurt Bale move


Gareth Bale Real Madrid Celta Vigo

Jose Mourinho’s bullying of Luke Shaw could impact Manchester United’s summer plans to sign Gareth Bale, The Daily Mail   claims. 

Bale and Shaw are part of the same agency, and Bale’s representatives are furious with Mourinho over how he’s dealt with Shaw since taking over at Old Trafford. 


Sessegnon could snub Man United


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Ryan Sessegnon could snub interest from Tottenham and Manchester United if Fulham win promotion to the Premier League, The Sun reports.

The 17-year-old is among the hottest prospects in England, but has made it clear that he would be willing to stay at Craven Cottage if he can play in the Premier League next season. 


West Ham lead Garry Rodrigues chase


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West Ham have moved in front in the race to land Garry Rodrigues from Galatasaray, reports Turkish outlet  Takvim .

The 27-year-old is also being chased by Newcastle and Everton, but the Hammers have moved in front in their bid to add to the side’s attacking strength with a €12m offer. 

The Turkish side, however, are reportedly holding out for closer to €18m.


Napoli favourites to land Denis Suárez


Denis Suarez Barcelona

Napoli are the favourites to land Barcelona’s Denis Suarez from Barcelona this summer, reports Don Balon

The 24-year-old has been pushed down the pecking order with the Spanish side since the arrival of Philippe Coutinho. 


LA Galaxy confirm Ibrahimovic signing


Zlatan Ibrahimovic Manchester United Bristol City

The LA Galaxy have announced the signing of Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Sigi Schmid’s side confirmed the move for the 36-year-old one day after Manchester United announced his departure from the club.

Read the full story on Goal .


Man Utd to launch £40m bid for Douglas Costa 


Douglas Costa Juventus

Manchester United are planning a £40million bid for Douglas Costa this summer and are confident of landing the Brazilian, according to The Mirror

The winger is on a season-long loan with Juventus from Bayern Munich, and the Italian side could scupper United’s plans as they have an option to buy at the end of the season. 


Roma have deal in place for goalkeeper 


Alisson Roma

With Alisson’s future in doubt, Roma have reached an agreement with Malmo for Marko Johansson, Gianluca Di Marzio   reports.

Red Bull Leipzig are also interested in the 19-year-old and could offer him a starting job, with Malmo willing to let the teenager make his own decision on which club he would like to join.


Sounders bringing in Diego Capel


Diego Capel Genoa Serie A

The Seattle Sounders are on the verge of a deal for Spanish winger Diego Capel, according to multiple reports (via MLSsoccer.com ).

Capel most recently played in Belgium for Anderlecht. He’s also played in Italy, Portugal and in Spain over the course of his career. 


Ibra open to World Cup call


Zlatan Ibrahimovic Sweden

Zlatan Ibrahimovic claims it us up to him to decide if he will come out of international retirement to lead Sweden at the World Cup.

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“They’re calling me every day, asking how do you feel, what do you want, what are you thinking, how’s the situation?

“But it’s one step at a time. If I feel good and I feel able and I can do what I know I can do, the door will always be open.”

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