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Man City & Liverpool make Buffon offer

Manchester City and Liverpool are in a race to sign Gianluigi Buffon, The Sun claims.

The 40-year-old goalkeeper confirmed he will leave Juventus but will not retire at the end of the season, leaving himself open to offers.

And the Premier League duo are hoping to land the legendary shot-stopper, but there is expected to be even more interest in him.

Martial high on Chelsea target list

Chelsea have put Manchester United attacker Anthony Martial at the top of their list of summer transfer targets, reports the Daily Mail.

The Blues are looking at potential signings for next season after an underwhelming campaign and believe the Frenchman will boost their attack. 

Nice star Jean-Michael Seri is also in Chelsea’s sights.

Dortmund want Morata

Borussia Dortmund will turn their focus to signing Alvaro Morata from Chelsea because they will not be able to get Michy Batshuayi on a permanent deal, says The Sun.

The Blues are said to be considering letting Morata go after his first-season struggles at Stamford Bridge and Juventus are monitoring his situation.

On the other hand, Batshuayi’s success in Germany has convinced Chelsea to give the Belgian a chance next term and Dortmund will have a go at getting the best out of Morata if he is up for grabs. 

Guardiola gives Arteta all clear for Arsenal

Pep Guardiola has given Mikel Arteta the OK to leave Manchester City to take over as Arsenal manager, according to Sport.

The former Gunners midfielder is one of the top candidates to succeed Arsene Wenger at the helm and is ready to enter talks with chairman Ivan Gazidis.

Arteta met with Guardiola and director of football Txiki Begiristain, who accepted his desire to head to London.   

Roma reject Real Madrid bid for Alisson

Roma have rejected an offer from Real Madrid for goalkeeper Alisson, Corrierre dello Sport reports.

The Spanish side have been eyeing up the shot-stopper all season as he continues to impress in Serie A.

However, Roma are determined to hold on to him and will not accept anything less than €100 million (£90m/$120m) for the Brazil international.

Arsenal ready to sell Ramsey

Arsenal are ready to sell Aaron Ramsey if he doesn’t agree to a new contract before next season, reports The Sun.

The 27-year-old is entering the final year of his contract and has drawn interest from Chelsea, Manchester United and Juventus.

With talks ongoing between the Gunners and Ramsey’s representatives, the club could be forced to sell if more progress isn’t made. 

Simeone wants Dybala to replace Griezmann

Diego Simeone wants to bring Paulo Dybala to Atletico Madrid to replace Barcelona-bound Antoine Griezmann, Don Balon says.

Simeone has made peace with Griezmann’s intent to join the Catalan side and wants a top forward to step into his role for the Europa League winners.

The Atleti manager sees his fellow Argentine, who scored 26 goals in all competitions in 2017-18, as an ideal option.

Henry to hold Arsenal talks

Arsenal will hold talks with Thierry Henry over potentially taking over as manager, Sky Sports claims.

The Gunners are weighing up their options in the search for Arsene Wenger’s successor and see the Frenchman as a possible candidate.

However, Mikel Arteta is seen as the front-runner for the job and has met with the club already.

Betis eye Newcastle star Ayoze

Real Betis are plotting an offer for Newcastle United star Ayoze Perez, says Mundo Deportivo.

Betis are preparing for next season’s Europa League campaign and are hoping to strengthen their squad this summer.

The Canary Islands attacker is their top priority but the club knows that a sizeable offer will be needed to get him.

Kluivert set for Ajax exit after contract snub

Manchester United target Justin Kluivert looks set to leave Ajax after admitting he rejected a contract offer from the club.

The 19-year-old’s current deal expires at the end of the season and the Dutch side were hoping to tie him to a new one.

However, Kluivert has hit out at Ajax for their policy and doubts it is the best place for him to develop.

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Guardiola signs Man City contract

Pep Guardiola has signed a two-year contract extension with Manchester City.

The Catalan coach has stuck to short one-year deals for the most part of his career but is now tied to the Premier League champions until 2021.

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Celtic demand £30m for Tierney

Celtic are hoping to hold off interest from Manchester United and Tottenham in star defender Kieran Tierney by setting a £30 million ($40m) asking price for him, the Daily Mail reports. 

The 20-year-old left-back is one of Scotland’s most exciting players and has pledged his long-term future to Celtic, but United, Spurs and Atletico Madrid are all said to be keeping an eye on him and may not be ready to make such a big investment.