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Arsenal will bid €40m for Benzema

Arsenal are prepared to offer €40 million for Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema, claims Diario Gol.

The 30-year-old Frenchman has endured a difficult season in Madrid, and the report states that Sergio Ramos has told club president Florentino Perez to sell the forward. 

However, Perez is holding out for €80m in exchange for the striker, which could put the brakes on any potential deal. 

Man Utd preparing massive Ter Stegen offer

Jose Mourinho is prepared to meet Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre Ter Stegen’s €180 million release clause, reports Don Balon.

The Manchester United boss fears that David de Gea is bound for Real Madrid this summer, and is determined to replace the Spaniard with a goalkeeper of similar quality. 

And the German international has been lined up for a move, though his price would be extremely hefty. 

Vieira could replace Wenger

Former Arsenal midfielder Patrick Vieira could replace his former manager Arsene Wenger, according to the Daily Mail.

The current Gunners boss could be set to step down at the end of the current campaign, with frustration over the club’s lack of progress growing. 

And Vieira, who has impressed as head coach of MLS side New York City FC, has emerged as a serious candidate to replace Wenger. 

Zidane: Real have no Kepa regrets 

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane says that the club have no regrets about failing to sign goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga from Athletic Bilbao in January.

Los Blancos were heavily linked with the 23-year-old shot stopper, but saw him reject Real’s advances and sign a new seven-year contract in Bilbao.

“For me there is no such thing, I made that decision, period, because I do not make changes in the middle of the season, Kepa is a good goalkeeper,” Zidane said.

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Man Utd, Chelsea and Spurs in for Kurzawa

Manchester United, Chelsea and Tottenham are all interested in Paris Saint-Germain left-back Layvin Kurzawa, according to RMC

The 25-year-old France international has seen his place with PSG come into question this season, with Yuri Berchiche often preferred by the Ligue 1 side.

And the Premier League trio are hoping to swoop for Kurzawa, whose contract at Parc des Princes runs until 2020.

Wolves interested in Wilshere

Newly promoted Wolves are prepared to move for Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere, claims the Mirror

The Championship side are hoping to seal an ambitious move for the 26-year-old as they begin life in the Premier League next season. 

Wilshere’s contract runs out at the end of this season, and Everton, Liverpool and Manchester City, as well as teams from Italy are monitoring his situation. 

Juventus target Ramsey and Rabiot

Juventus have PSG midfielder Adrien Rabiot and Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey on their summer shopping list, according to Tuttosport.

The Serie A champions are still hopeful of sealing a move for soon-to-be free agent Emre Can, but have begun looking at alternatives should a deal fall through. 

If the Liverpool man doesn’t end up in Turin, then the Old Lady could look to Paris or London for his replacement. 

Tottenham planning Gray bid

Tottenham are planning a summer move for Leicester City’s Demarai Gray, according to ESPN FC

The 21-year-old winger has made 14 starts in the Premier League this season, with another 16 appearances off the bench. 

Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino has identified Gray as a young player he can develop, much like he has with Tottenham stars Harry Kane and Dele Alli. 

Gomes will leave Barcelona

Barcelona and Andre Gomes have come to an agreement that the midfielder will be sold at the end of the season, reports Sport

The 24-year-old has not developed like the Catalans hoped he would after paying €35 million to sign him from Valencia in 2016. 

And the Portugal international will be given a fresh start next season, with Tottenham and West Ham among the clubs linked with a move.

Sarri is Chelsea’s top target

Chelsea have made Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri their top target to replace the outgoing Antonio Conte, according to the Daily Mail. 

Sarri has emerged as the top choice for the Blues after the 59-year-old indicated his desire to depart Italy after the season. 

Conte is widely expected to leave Chelsea after two seasons, despite winning the Premier League in his first campaign at the helm. 

Palace to offload Benteke

Crystal Palace are ready to sell misfiring striker Christian Benteke this summer, according to the Daily Mail.

Palace paid Liverpool an initial fee of £27 million to sign Benteke in 2016, but the Belgian has scored just two times in the Premier League this season. 

Manager Roy Hodgson has lost patience with Benteke, and is prepared to take a loss on the club’s investment in order to offload the disappointing striker. 

Arsenal split on Wenger replacement

Arsenal’s management is divided on the ideal replacement for manager Arsene Wenger, according to The Telegraph.

The 68-year-old’s reign in north London could come to a close at the end of the season, and head of football relations Raul Sanllehi, head of recruitment Sven Mislintat and chief executive Ivan Gazidis are hard at work finding a new head coach. 

But the trio have yet to come to a consensus, with Luis Enrique, Domenico Tedesco, Julian Nagelsmann, Mikel Arteta, Leonardo Jardim and Brendan Rodgers all being considered.

Milan still hoping to land Belotti

AC Milan are still keeping a close eye on Torino striker Andrea Belotti, reports

The Italy international has been on Milan’s radar for some time, though he’s bagged an underwhelming total of nine goals in Serie A this season.

Despite his sub-par campaign, Torino president Urbano Cairo is still holding out for the €100 million total he’s always requested for Belotti. 

Juve not ruling out Pogba and Morata moves

Juventus CEO Beppe Marotta says he won’t rule out moving for the club’s former stars Paul Pogba and Alvaro Morata.

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Pogba and Morata have both been linked with a move away from Man Utd and Chelsea respectively, with both players coming in for criticism in the second half of the season.

“I don’t believe in returning horses, but there are exceptions,” Marotta told Mediaset Premium. 

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