Transfer news & rumours LIVE: Willian to replace Mata at Manchester United

Willian to replace Mata at Man Utd

Manchester United are confidant they can land Chelsea star Willian this summer, according to The Sun.

Jose Mourinho has been hoping to sign the 29-year-old from his former side since entering into talks with his representatives last summer. 

If the Brazilian does arrive at Old Trafford, Juan Mata could be heading for the exits as the odd man out in United’s midfield. 

Chelsea make inquiry for Jardim

Chelsea have made preliminary inquiries about Monaco manager Leonardo Jardim, reports Yahoo Sport UK.

With Antonio Conte likely heading for the exits at Stamford Bridge, the Blues are sounding out potential replacement ahead of the summer. 

And the 43-year-old Portuguese manager is an appealing candidate, having led Monaco to a Ligue 1 crown and the Champions League semi-finals last season. 

Fabinho wants to join Manchester United

Monaco midfielder Fabinho wants to force through a summer move to Manchester United, according to The Sun. 

The 24-year-old is widely expected to leave the defending Ligue 1 champions this summer, with plenty of top European sides ready to pounce. 

But Old Trafford is reportedly Fabinho’s preferred destination, with the Red Devils looking to strengthen in midfield this summer. 

Inter looking at signing Kovacic 

Inter are considering making a summer move for Real Madrid midfielder Mateo Kovacic, according to

Kovacic has been unable to lock down a starting role in Madrid, leading to speculation the Croatia international could depart to find more consistent playing time. 

The 23-year-old could be set for a move back to his former side, which he left to join Madrid in 2015.

Emre Can headed for Juventus

Liverpool midfielder Emre Can will sign with Juventus as a free agent this summer, reports Sports Illustrated.

The 24-year-old has been heavily linked with a move to Juve when his contract expires at the end of the season, but other top clubs around Europe have also been hoping to sign the Germany international on a free.

Inter won’t confirm De Vrij deal

Inter sporting director Piero Ausilio is not commenting on reports Lazio defender Stefan de Vrij is set to join the club.

The Netherlands international is set to become a free agent at the end of the season, and has been linked with a move to Manchester United and Liverpool.

But despite reports that the 26-year-old will join Inter next season, the club has refused to comment on any imminent signing. 

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Tottenham eye cut-price Bittencourt move

Tottenham are hoping to land FC Koln winger Leonardo Bittencourt this summer, reports Kicker

The 24-year-old has a clause in his contract that will allow him to leave the club for €8 should they be relegated, which appears likely with Koln six points adrift of safety.

Monaco are also hoping to take advantage of the deal for Bittencourt, who has represented Germany at various youth levels. 

Southampton eye Alcacer move

Southampton are lining up a move for Barcelona striker Paco Alcacer should they avoid relegation, reports the Mirror

Alcacer has struggled since making a £30 million move to Barca in 2016, scoring just six goals so far in 2017-18.

And the Saints are hoping to take advantage with a cut-price move for the 24-year-old, but they first must confirm their status in the Premier League for 2018-19. 

Premier League clubs chase Egypt winger

Everton and Bournemouth are just two of several Premier League clubs keeping tabs on Egypt international Mahmoud Hassan, according to The Sun.

The 23-year-old Anderlecht winger has impressed on loan with Turkish side Kasimpasa this season, scoring 12 goals and adding three assists. 

Hassan is expected to feature for Egypt at this summer’s World Cup, where he hopes to earn a move to the Premier League. 

Injury could derail Danilo move

Highly rated Porto midfielder Danilo has suffered a partial rupture of his Achilles tendon, which could keep him out for up to six months.

The injury could derail a potential summer move to Manchester United or Arsenal, who were reportedly interested in the 26-year-old’s services.

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Newcastle and Leicester to battle for £20m Cairney

Newcastle and Leicester are set to battle for Fulham’s Tom Cairney this summer, reports The Sun. 

Cairney has been outstanding for Fulham this season, and is one of the top contenders to take home the Championship player of the season award. 

The 27-year-old’s form has put the Magpies and Foxes on high alert, and both sides are reportedly prepared to bid at least £20 million.

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Everton close in on Ozyakup

Everton are nearing a deal to sign Turkish midfielder Oguzhan Ozyakup from Besiktas, according to

The 25-year-old is set to become a free agent at the end of the season, and has also drawn interest from his former side Arsenal. 

But it appears that Ozyakup will instead choose to join the Magpies, who are looking to strengthen again after an underwhelming return from last summer’s crop of signings.