Transfer news & rumours LIVE: Arsenal make Luis Enrique contact


Arsenal make contact with Luis Enrique


Arsenal have made contact with former Barcelona manager Luis Enrique over the possibility of replacing Arsene Wenger at the end of the season, reports The Independent .

It was announced on Friday that Wenger will step down at the end of the season, and the Gunners have tentatively approached Luis Enrique, who is currently on sabbatical, over the possibility of taking the post this summer.

However, it is understood the 47-year-old has demanded a salary on a par with Wenger, leaving doubts over his suitability. Patrick Vieira and Mikel Arteta are also under consideration.


Pogba wants to play with Ronaldo at Real Madrid


Manchester United star Paul Pogba wants to move to Real Madrid in the summer, according to Diario Gol.

With the France midfielder’s relationship with Jose Mourinho at breaking point, the Red Devils are willing to offload him but Barcelona have already closed the door on a deal as Lionel Messi is not keen.

Pogba, meanwhile, has allegedly said that he wants to play with Cristiano Ronaldo, although Madrid have not made up their minds on the player.


Man Utd set £140m Pogba asking price


Manchester United will demand £140 million in any summer deal involving Paul Pogba, reports the Daily Mail .

The France international continues to be linked with a move away from Old Trafford, with Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid among those reported to be keen.

United, though, will only part with their £89m record signing if their hefty price tag is met.


Real closing on €175m Kane


Real Madrid are preparing to step up their efforts to land Tottenham striker Harry Kane in a €175m deal, claims Don Balon .

The prolific England international has been mooted as a Blancos target for some time and Florentino Perez is ready to make a move and land a proven goalscorer.


City still keen on Mahrez


Manchester City will return for Riyad Mahrez when the transfer window re-opens, with The Mirror claiming a £60m offer is being readied.

Pep Guardiola missed out on the Leicester winger in January, but he remains a fan and is eager to bring further creativity into the Etihad Stadium.


Man Utd lead Richarlison hunt


Manchester United are leading a £40m chase for Watford midfielder Richarlison, according to the Daily Mail .

The Brazilian has also been linked with Arsenal and Chelsea, but a move to Old Trafford could be made if the exit door opens at Vicarage Road.


Bordeaux chairman confirms likely Malcom sale


The chairman of Ligue 1 side Bordeaux has confirmed Malcom is likely to be sold in the second half of this year.

The 21-year-old attacker has scored nine goals and added six assists this season for the Ligue 1 outfit, surpassing his previous highs in the French top division.

Check out what Nicolas de Tavernost, chairman of M6, had to say right here on Goal.


Blancos have Bale-Hazard plan


Real Madrid will make a move for Chelsea playmaker Eden Hazard if Gareth Bale leaves Santiago Bernabeu, says the Daily Mail .

Zinedine Zidane has suggested that he has no intention of parting with his Wales international forward, but contingency plans are being put in place.


Monaco mulling over Sessegnon


Ligue 1 giants Monaco have joined Manchester United and Tottenham in the battle to land Fulham winger Ryan Sessegnon, reports The Sun .

The talented teenager has become hot property and could spark a bidding war when the summer transfer window opens.


Messi seeks Saul deal


Lionel Messi wants Barcelona to launch a summer raid on Atletico Madrid, but Diario Gol claims he is looking for them to sign Saul Niguez rather than Antoine Griezmann.

The Blaugrana have been heavily linked with a France international striker, but their star man feels a midfield playmaker would be a better addition.


Bale prefers Spurs over Man Utd


Gareth Bale wants to return to Tottenham, trading places and shirt numbers with Harry Kane, rather than move to Manchester United, reports Don Balon .

Real Madrid may be tempted to use the Welsh winger as part of their efforts to land a big-money striker.


West Ham want to extend Hart stay


West Ham are hoping to keep Joe Hart beyond this season and aim to work out a deal with Manchester City, according to the Mirror .

Hart, sent on loan from City for the second season in a row, has regained his place as the No.1 after falling out of the West Ham XI for a time.

And West Ham is looking to work a deal that will keep the England international in London for the 2018-19 season.


Klopp says Bayern move would have been ‘complicated’


Jurgen Klopp has told Sky Sports Germany that he has no exit clause in his Liverpool contract and any departure would be difficult.

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Klopp indicated he wants to see out his contract with the Reds, which runs through 2022, and that Bayern Munich did not contact him about their managerial position for next season.

However, even if there had been interest from both sides, Klopp said it would have been a complicated situation to get out of his Liverpool contract.

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Chelsea should move for Arsenal star Wilshere – Wise

Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere would represent an excellent signing for Chelsea this summer, according to former Blues midfielder Dennis Wise. 

The England international has had a career beset by injury problems and finds himself out of contract at the Emirates as of June.

With contract talks having apparently moved nowhere in recent months, Wise, a former tough-tackling midfielder at Stamford Bridge, thinks the 26-year-old would be an ideal partner for N’Golo Kante.

“If Chelsea needed a midfield player I would definitely take Jack Wilshere,” he told Sky Sports.

“He’s free, he’s 26 years old and he’s proved he’s come back to full fitness. You see the money they’ve paid for Danny Drinkwater and Tiemoue Bakayoko and I think he’s better than them.

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“At 23, what would you have paid for him? £40 million? Would I play him in the Chelsea team now? Yes, I would.

“I’d sit him alongside N’Golo Kante and I’d play him.

“I’m sure Arsenal fans wouldn’t like me saying this, but he’s for nothing if he’s walking away. Go and have a go at him. Go and take him.”

Despite repeated physical problems, which have restricted Wilshere to only 19 Premier League appearances this season, Wise remains unmoved.

“His injury record is what it is. Someone could get injured tomorrow, so that doesn’t matter. He has proved he has come back to get away from these injuries,” he said.

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“How long do you stick that enigma on him? He has proved himself over the last year what he’s capable of. He’s got himself back to playing top football.

“Everyone was writing him off 18 months ago, but he has shut them all up.

“His timing is spot on. His agent must think they are in a really comfortable position.”

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Everton refuse to rule out Ademola Lookman sale

Everton have refused to rule out the sale of Ademola Lookman after RB Leipzig expressed their interest in keeping the youngster.

Leipzig sporting director Ralf Rangnick disclosed their interest in making the winger’s loan deal permanent, but that his parent club are in pole position to decide as his contract does not include a clause for such.

However, according to manager Sam Allardyce, the Toffees will be willing to accept an offer for the Anglo-Nigerian should a right price be tabled.

“It depends what we think as a board of directors and as a football department,” Allardyce was quoted as saying by Echo.

“Where are we going to go if we let him go?

“What are we going to do with the money that we’re going to accumulate from him?

“How much money are they going to offer?

“Everybody has a price so if the price goes to where we think we should accept it then I would recommend it but if the price doesn’t get anywhere near then we’ll have him back here and see how he goes on next season.”

Despite starting life in Germany on a positive note – hitting the matchwinner against Borussia Monchengladbach on his debut – the former Charlton Athletic forward has been faced with a similar problem he encountered at Everton.

Lookman has been restricted to seven Bundesliga appearances, with three coming as starts, since swapping England for the German outfit in January.

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“He hasn’t played as much as he wanted to,” Allardyce continued.

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“His gripe with me was he wasn’t getting picked but in all fairness he’s had very limited experience on their pitch as well, hasn’t he.

“So if he wants to go there he may say he’s not played enough football so may say he’s not sure about going there, but if he does we would have to listen to what the offer is and that’s to be done between the board and the director of football.

“When it comes to me and they say ‘it’s this much’ I’ll have my say, they’ll have their say, everyone has a say, we make a decision and move on.”

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Barcelona want €30m Lenglet but Sevilla determined to fight to keep defender

Barcelona are interested in Clement Lenglet but face a battle with his current club Sevilla to land the defender, Goal understands.

The centre-back, who turns 23 on June 17, has emerged as one of the outstanding young defenders in La Liga since his arrival from Nancy, then of Ligue 1, at the end of 2016.

The Frenchman’s development during his time at Sevilla has prompted interest in his services, with a report from Sport indicating Barcelona conducted a meeting with his representatives.

However, Goal understands Sevilla are not about to let Lenglet go without a fight.

With a release clause of €30 million, the defender can become one of the most desirable names on the market in the summer. With that in mind, Sevilla aim to make Lenglet one of the highest-paid players in the squad next season, which has been confirmed by club president Jose Castro.

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Lenglet would also prefer to be playing for a team where is likely to remain a fixture in the side, allowing him to further grow and develop as a player.

Barcelona, meanwhile, will be in the market to strengthen their defence. However, Goal understands the La Liga leaders view Lenglet as more of an emergency option should Samuel Umtiti or Thomas Vermaelen depart.

Any decision is unlikely to come until much closer to the summer. Radio Marca confirmed on Thursday that no decision will be made until after the Copa del Rey final and Sevilla’s quest for a fifth-place La Liga finish is complete.

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Transfer news & rumours LIVE: Pogba wants to play with Ronaldo at Real Madrid


Pogba wants to play with Ronaldo at Real Madrid


Manchester United star Paul Pogba wants to move to Real Madrid in the summer, according to Diario Gol.

With the France midfielder’s relationship with Jose Mourinho at breaking point, the Red Devils are willing to offload him but Barcelona have already closed the door on a deal as Lionel Messi is not keen.

Pogba, meanwhile, has allegedly said that he wants to play with Cristiano Ronaldo, although Madrid have not made up their minds on the player.


Man Utd set £140m Pogba asking price


Manchester United will demand £140 million in any summer deal involving Paul Pogba, reports the Daily Mail.

The France international continues to be linked with a move away from Old Trafford, with Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid among those reported to be keen.

United, though, will only part with their £89m record signing if their hefty price tag is met.


Real closing on €175m Kane


Real Madrid are preparing to step up their efforts to land Tottenham striker Harry Kane in a €175m deal, claims Don Balon.

The prolific England international has been mooted as a Blancos target for some time and Florentino Perez is ready to make a move and land a proven goalscorer.


City still keen on Mahrez


Manchester City will return for Riyad Mahrez when the transfer window re-opens, with The Mirror claiming a £60m offer is being readied.

Pep Guardiola missed out on the Leicester winger in January, but he remains a fan and is eager to bring further creativity into the Etihad Stadium.


Man Utd lead Richarlison hunt


Manchester United are leading a £40m chase for Watford midfielder Richarlison, according to the Daily Mail.

The Brazilian has also been linked with Arsenal and Chelsea, but a move to Old Trafford could be made if the exit door opens at Vicarage Road.


Bordeaux chairman confirms likely Malcom sale


The chairman of Ligue 1 side Bordeaux has confirmed Malcom is likely to be sold in the second half of this year.

The 21-year-old attacker has scored nine goals and added six assists this season for the Ligue 1 outfit, surpassing his previous highs in the French top division.

Check out what Nicolas de Tavernost, chairman of M6, had to say right here on Goal.


Blancos have Bale-Hazard plan


Real Madrid will make a move for Chelsea playmaker Eden Hazard if Gareth Bale leaves Santiago Bernabeu, says the Daily Mail.

Zinedine Zidane has suggested that he has no intention of parting with his Wales international forward, but contingency plans are being put in place.


Monaco mulling over Sessegnon


Ligue 1 giants Monaco have joined Manchester United and Tottenham in the battle to land Fulham winger Ryan Sessegnon, reports The Sun.

The talented teenager has become hot property and could spark a bidding war when the summer transfer window opens.


Messi seeks Saul deal


Lionel Messi wants Barcelona to launch a summer raid on Atletico Madrid, but Diario Gol claims he is looking for them to sign Saul Niguez rather than Antoine Griezmann.

The Blaugrana have been heavily linked with a France international striker, but their star man feels a midfield playmaker would be a better addition.


Bale prefers Spurs over Man Utd


Gareth Bale wants to return to Tottenham, trading places and shirt numbers with Harry Kane, rather than move to Manchester United, reports Don Balon.

Real Madrid may be tempted to use the Welsh winger as part of their efforts to land a big-money striker.


West Ham want to extend Hart stay


West Ham are hoping to keep Joe Hart beyond this season and aim to work out a deal with Manchester City, according to the Mirror.

Hart, sent on loan from City for the second season in a row, has regained his place as the No.1 after falling out of the West Ham XI for a time.

And West Ham is looking to work a deal that will keep the England international in London for the 2018-19 season.


Klopp says Bayern move would have been ‘complicated’


Jurgen Klopp has told Sky Sports Germany that he has no exit clause in his Liverpool contract and any departure would be difficult.

Article continues below

Klopp indicated he wants to see out his contract with the Reds, which runs through 2022, and that Bayern Munich did not contact him about their managerial position for next season.

However, even if there had been interest from both sides, Klopp said it would have been a complicated situation to get out of his Liverpool contract.

Read the full story on Goal!

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