De Gea set for new five-year Man Utd deal
David de Gea is set to sign a new five-year deal with Manchester United worth £350,000 a week, according to The Sun.
The Spanish goalkeeper is expected to put pen to paper on the contract before representing Spain at this summer’s World Cup.
With the new deal, De Gea would become the second highest paid player in United history, only trailing Alexis Sanchez’s £505,000 per week wages.
Chelsea face £9m bill to fire Conte
Chelsea will have to give Antonio Conte a £9 million payout if the club choose to fire the Italian manager, The Daily Telegraph claims.
The manager’s likely exit could just be one aspect of a tumultuous summer, with Eden Hazard, Thibaut Courtois, Cesc Fabregas, Pedro, Gary Cahill, David Luiz and Olivier Giroud also reportedly facing uncertain futures at Stamford Bridge.
PSG to match Alderweireld’s salary demands
Paris Saint-Germain are set to match Tottenham defender Toby Alderweireld’s £10 million per season salary demands, according to The Daily Mail.
The Belgium international is poised to leave Spurs this summer after failing to agree to a new contract and PSG now lead Manchester United in the race for Alderweireld’s services because the Ligue 1 side are willing to give him the five-year deal he wants.
Pochettino poised for raise as Spurs fend off Madrid
Tottenham plan to give manager Mauricio Pochettino a deal worth £8.5 million a year to fend off interest from Real Madrid, The Daily Telegraph reports.
Pochettino, who reportedly also has drawn interest from Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain, would become the fourth highest paid manager in the Premier League, behind Pep Guardiola, Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte.
Messi concerned by possible Rakitic exit
Barcelona star Lionel Messi is concerned that midfielder Ivan Rakitic could leave the club this summer, Don Balon claims.
The Argentine star has sent a warning to the club’s management amid rumours that Rakitic could depart the Camp Nou in favour of a move to Juventus or the Premier League.
Barca plan to keep Mina at Camp Nou
Barcelona plan to at least keep defender Yerry Mina through the end of the World Cup, according to Don Balon.
The club could still loan the Colombian or complete a full transfer with a buy-back option, but manager Ernesto Valverde plans to keep Mina at the Camp Nou for now in case Barca decide to sell Samuel Umtiti.
Neymar to consider move to Manchester clubs
Neymar is desperate to leave PSG in the summer and will now consider a ‘Plan B’ in regards to a transfer, with both Manchester clubs battling for his signature, Don Balon reports.
The Brazilian is apparently weighing up his options and pondering his alternatives to Real Madrid, with Los Blancos likely to be at the front of the queue to sign him when the transfer window reopens.
And Premier League duo United and City should not be discarded in the race for the forward, with Madrid appreciating they will face stiff competition for the 26-year-old — particularly from City.
Bayern rule out Lewy joining Madrid
Bayern Munich manager Jupp Heynckes insists there is “no chance” Robert Lewandowski will join Real Madrid this summer.
The Poland international continues to be linked with a move to Santiago Bernabeu, but the Bundesliga champions remain insistent that he is going nowhere.
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Man Utd approach Umtiti & Alex Sandro
Manchester United have made an approach for Juventus left-back Alex Sandro and Barcelona centre-back Samuel Umtiti, according to The Times.
Jose Mourinho is planning a major defensive overhaul in the summer and believes the club’s lack of defensive options has held them back in 2017-18. The Portuguese is hoping to sign the 27-year-old Brazilian and 24-year-old Frenchman as part of that overhaul.
Barcelona want Marquinhos – and Messi approves
Lionel Messi has endorsed Barcelona’s move for PSG centre-back Marquinhos, according to Don Balon.
The Argentine has apparently heard that the Brazilian defender is keen on a switch to Camp Nou and the club are now considering him as a replacement for Samuel Umtiti, who has been linked with Manchester United.