Transfer news & rumours LIVE: Arsenal to bid €40m for Benzema


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 Calciomercato.com.

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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Zidane: Real Madrid do not regret missing out on Kepa

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.

Zidane was reminded of his failure to sign the Spain international on Wednesday as Kepa kept Madrid at bay for much of their La Liga clash, only for Cristiano Ronaldo to score a fortunate equaliser three minutes from time.

Real Madrid found it difficult to cancel out Inaki s’s opener, with Kepa producing a large number of saves to deny the hosts again and again.

Kepa’s excellent performance for Athletic came exactly a week after an error from Keylor Navas almost knocked Real Madrid out of the Champions League, only for Ronaldo to save them once again with a stoppage time penalty against Juventus.

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Despite Navas’s inconsistent performances for Los Blancos, Zidane does not regret missing out on the signature of the young goalkeeper.

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“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.

“He was very good but the defence was good too and you know I do not speak of the future. I only think about the [Champions League] semi-finals.”

The point was enough to mathematically keep Real Madrid in the title race, but they find themselves 15 points behind leaders Barcelona with just five games remaining in the 2017-18 La Liga season Atletico Madrid are currently three points ahead of their local rivals, and have a game in hand over Real.

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Transfer news & rumours LIVE: Wolves star Neves set for Liverpool


Neves set for Liverpool move


Liverpool are set to sign Wolves midfielder Ruben Neves this summer, according to Portuguese journalist Marcus Alves.

Portugal international Neves has shone for the Championship leaders this season as Nuno Espirito Santo’s side clinched promotion to the Premier League.

And Wolves are already lining up Benfica’s Anderson Talisca – who has spent the season on loan at Besiktas – as a replacement.


Pogba wants to stay at Man Utd


Paul Pogba wants to stay at Manchester United following speculation he will be sold in the summer, according to The Sun.

Reports have claimed that manager Jose Mourinho has lost patience with the midfielder following his inconsistent form in recent weeks, which has also seen Pogba substituted on a regular basis.

However, despite links to the likes of Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid, the £89 million France international is determined to prove his worth at Old Trafford.


Arsenal eye Fulham’s Frederiks


Arsenal are targeting a move for Fulham defender Ryan Frederiks, according to The Sun.

The full-back has impressed for the Championship high-flyers this season and is out of contract this summer.

And the Gunners are keen to beat West Ham to the 25-year-old’s signature come the end of the campaign.


Man Utd to demand £28m for Shaw


Manchester United will demand at least £28 million to sell Luke Shaw in the summer, claims The Sun.

Shaw is again fighting for his Old Trafford future after failing to convince Jose Mourinho to make him United’s first-choice left-back.

United have yet to decide whether to sell Shaw, but will look to recoup a minimum of £28m if they opt to cash in on the reported Barcelona target.


Former Man Utd defender wants to stay at Lyon


Former Manchester United defender Rafael has expressed his desire to stay at Lyon next season.

With a third right-back in Leo Dubois set to join Lyon this summer, one of Rafael or Kenny Tete may see their time at Les Gones come to an end.

But Rafael, who is under contract until 2019, does not want to leave as he waits for Lyon to make a decision.

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Real Madrid agree De Gea deal 


Real Madrid have reached an agreement with Manchester United to sign David de Gea for next season, according to Don Balon.

The Blancos will pay €100 million for the Spanish goalkeeper, who they’ve been trying to land for several years. 

De Gea’s agent Jorge Mendes has spent weeks negotiating a deal that would allow the Spaniard to leave Old Trafford, and a breakthrough has apparently now been reached.


Loftus-Cheek unsure over Chelsea future


Ruben Loftus-Cheek claims he does not know what the future will hold for him following his loan spell at Crystal Palace.

The midfielder has suffered an injury-hit season at Selhurst Park but has impressed when he has played. He is, however, unsure if he will remain at Chelsea when his loan finishes and he returns to his parent club.

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Digne to join Juventus? 


PSG left-back Lucas Digne has been offered to Juventus with a view to a summer move, Goal understands.

Digne has struggled for regular playing time at Camp Nou and could make the move to Italy, likely on an initial loan deal with the option of a permanent €25 million transfer.

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Pogba offered to PSG 


Paul Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola has offered his client to Paris Saint-Germain, reports the Daily Mail.

The Manchester United midfielder is rumoured to be heading for a summer exit, with his relationship with manager Jose Mourinho having deteriorated in 2017-18. 

PSG may not be able to afford Pogba, however, with the French side facing allegations of violating UEFA’s Financial Fair Play rules. 


Chelsea want at least £50m for Batshuayi


Chelsea will demand at least £50 million from Borussia Dortmund for Michy Batshuayi, reports the Evening Standard.

The 24-year-old striker made a big impact during a half-season loan at the Bundesliga side, scoring nine goals before his campaign was cut short by an ankle injury sustained at the weekend. 

Though Dortmund want to sign the Belgium international permanently, Chelsea will demand at least £50m and possibly more if he recovers from his injury to have a strong World Cup.


Arsenal will return for Rugani


Arsenal will attempt to sign Juventus centre-back Daniele Rugani this summer, according to Transfermarketweb.com.

The Gunners were keen to land the 23-year-old Italy international in January, but ultimately did not make a bid for the defender. 

That could change in the summer, however, with Arsene Wenger keen to land a player who hasn’t always been satisfied with his playing time in Turin. 


Leicester to demand £50m for Maguire


Leicester City have set the opening price for in-demand centre-back Harry Maguire at £50 million, according to The Sun.

Arsenal, Manchester United and Tottenham are leading the chase for the 25-year-old England international, who has impressed in the 2017-18 campaign. 

The report states the Foxes have already turned down two verbal bids of £40m for Maguire, with the club feeling a strong World Cup performance could send Maguire’s valuation soaring. 


Spurs, City and Arsenal chase Maddison


Highly-rated Norwich midfielder James Maddison is being pursued by six Premier League clubs, reports The Telegraph.

The 21-year-old has impressed in the Championship this season, scoring 15 goals and being named in the PFA Championship team of the year.  

Arsenal, Manchester City, Tottenham, Everton, Southampton and Brighton are all in the mix for Maddison, who is rated at £25 million.


Chelsea line up £35m Seri bid


Chelsea are prepared to bid £35 million for Nice midfielder Jean Michael Seri, according to the Mirror

The 26-year-old has drawn interest from a host of European powers, with Liverpool, Arsenal and Manchester City just a few of the clubs linked. 

Seri is set to wait until he knows who Chelsea’s manager will be next season, with Antonio Conte likely to depart after two seasons in charge. 


Dembele to leave Spurs for China


Tottenham midfielder Mousa Dembele is likely heading for a move to China this summer, according to The Independent.

The 30-year-old has one season remaining on his contract, and with renewal talks having stalled, Tottenham are now open to the prospect of selling Dembele in the summer. 

A move to China is considered the likeliest option, with CSL clubs willing to offer Spurs the fee they’d require to sell the Belgium international. 


Inter could move for Klaassen


Inter could look to move for Everton flop Davy Klaassen in the summer, reports Tuttomercatoweb.

The 25-year-old joined the Toffees in a £25 million move from Ajax last summer, but has made just 14 appearances and has yet to score a goal for Everton.

Inter are in the market for midfield reinforcements and could look to end Klaassen’s Merseyside nightmare, with Napoli also reportedly interested. 


Atletico in for Fernandes


Atletico Madrid are keen on a move for Sporting midfielder Bruno Fernandes, according to A Bola.

The Liga side have made informal contact with Sporting over Fernandes, who has impressed this season with 14 goals and 12 assists in all competitions. 

Tottenham and Liverpool have also been tipped to enter the race for the 23-year-old. 


Liverpool make £1m from City title


Liverpool have pocketed £1 million from Manchester City’s title thanks to a clause in Raheem Sterling’s transfer, according to the Liverpool Echo.

Sterling moved from Anfield to the Etihad in 2015 in a deal worth £44m plus add-ons. 

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One of those add-ons stipulated that City would owe the Reds £1m if Sterling were part of a Premier League-winning side, with Liverpool cashing in thanks to City’s triumph. 


Barca youth star to sign with City


Manchester City are closing in on a deal to sign 16-year-old Barcelona wonderkid Adria Bernabe, according to Sport

The midfielder is set to join City at the end of the season, with Barca frustrated in their attempts to keep their academy product from leaving.

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Former Man Utd defender Rafael wants to stay at Lyon

Former Manchester United defender Rafael has expressed his desire to stay at Lyon next season.

Rafael made 109 appearances for the Red Devils before joining Lyon in 2015 after Antonio Valencia’s move to right-back left him surplus to requirements at Old Trafford.

He has rotated with Kenny Tete this season, although their game time has been similar, with the young Dutch right-back playing only 200 minutes more than the Brazilian in Ligue 1.

With a third right-back in Leo Dubois set to join Lyon this summer, one of Rafael or Tete may see their time at Les Gones come to an end.

But Rafael, who is under contract until 2019, does not want to leave, telling Planete Lyon : “I would like to extend here because I like Lyon.

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“I still have a year-and-a-half on my contract. And you can’t stay here with three right sides, you just have to leave one of the three sides.

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“We will see the intentions of the club.”

The 27-year-old has been outperformed by his competitors this year, with both Tete and Dubois having four assists compared to Rafael’s one.

Dubois has been one of Nantes’ standout performers this season and is joining Lyon on a four-year contract on a free transfer.

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Transfer news & rumours LIVE: Pogba wants to stay at Man Utd


Pogba wants to stay at Man Utd


Paul Pogba wants to stay at Manchester United following speculation he will be sold in the summer, according to The Sun.

Reports have claimed that manager Jose Mourinho has lost patience with the midfielder following his inconsistent form in recent weeks, which has also seen Pogba substituted on a regular basis.

However, despite links to the likes of Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid, the £89 million France international is determined to prove his worth at Old Trafford.


Man Utd to demand £28m for Shaw


Manchester United will demand at least £28 million to sell Luke Shaw in the summer, claims The Sun.

Shaw is again fighting for his Old Trafford future after failing to convince Jose Mourinho to make him United’s first-choice left-back.

United have yet to decide whether to sell Shaw, but will look to recoup a minimum of £28m if they opt to cash in on the reported Barcelona target.


Former Man Utd defender wants to stay at Lyon


Former Manchester United defender Rafael has expressed his desire to stay at Lyon next season.

With a third right-back in Leo Dubois set to join Lyon this summer, one of Rafael or Kenny Tete may see their time at Les Gones come to an end.

But Rafael, who is under contract until 2019, does not want to leave as he waits for Lyon to make a decision.

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Real Madrid agree De Gea deal 


Real Madrid have reached an agreement with Manchester United to sign David de Gea for next season, according to Don Balon.

The Blancos will pay €100 million for the Spanish goalkeeper, who they’ve been trying to land for several years. 

De Gea’s agent Jorge Mendes has spent weeks negotiating a deal that would allow the Spaniard to leave Old Trafford, and a breakthrough has apparently now been reached.


Loftus-Cheek unsure over Chelsea future


Ruben Loftus-Cheek claims he does not know what the future will hold for him following his loan spell at Crystal Palace.

The midfielder has suffered an injury-hit season at Selhurst Park but has impressed when he has played. He is, however, unsure if he will remain at Chelsea when his loan finishes and he returns to his parent club.

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Digne to join Juventus? 


PSG left-back Lucas Digne has been offered to Juventus with a view to a summer move, Goal understands.

Digne has struggled for regular playing time at Camp Nou and could make the move to Italy, likely on an initial loan deal with the option of a permanent €25 million transfer.

Check out the full story on Goal !


Pogba offered to PSG 


Paul Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola has offered his client to Paris Saint-Germain, reports the Daily Mail.

The Manchester United midfielder is rumoured to be heading for a summer exit, with his relationship with manager Jose Mourinho having deteriorated in 2017-18. 

PSG may not be able to afford Pogba, however, with the French side facing allegations of violating UEFA’s Financial Fair Play rules. 


Chelsea want at least £50m for Batshuayi


Chelsea will demand at least £50 million from Borussia Dortmund for Michy Batshuayi, reports the Evening Standard.

The 24-year-old striker made a big impact during a half-season loan at the Bundesliga side, scoring nine goals before his campaign was cut short by an ankle injury sustained at the weekend. 

Though Dortmund want to sign the Belgium international permanently, Chelsea will demand at least £50m and possibly more if he recovers from his injury to have a strong World Cup.


Arsenal will return for Rugani


Arsenal will attempt to sign Juventus centre-back Daniele Rugani this summer, according to Transfermarketweb.com.

The Gunners were keen to land the 23-year-old Italy international in January, but ultimately did not make a bid for the defender. 

That could change in the summer, however, with Arsene Wenger keen to land a player who hasn’t always been satisfied with his playing time in Turin. 


Leicester to demand £50m for Maguire


Leicester City have set the opening price for in-demand centre-back Harry Maguire at £50 million, according to The Sun.

Arsenal, Manchester United and Tottenham are leading the chase for the 25-year-old England international, who has impressed in the 2017-18 campaign. 

The report states the Foxes have already turned down two verbal bids of £40m for Maguire, with the club feeling a strong World Cup performance could send Maguire’s valuation soaring. 


Spurs, City and Arsenal chase Maddison


Highly-rated Norwich midfielder James Maddison is being pursued by six Premier League clubs, reports The Telegraph.

The 21-year-old has impressed in the Championship this season, scoring 15 goals and being named in the PFA Championship team of the year.  

Arsenal, Manchester City, Tottenham, Everton, Southampton and Brighton are all in the mix for Maddison, who is rated at £25 million.


Chelsea line up £35m Seri bid


Chelsea are prepared to bid £35 million for Nice midfielder Jean Michael Seri, according to the Mirror

The 26-year-old has drawn interest from a host of European powers, with Liverpool, Arsenal and Manchester City just a few of the clubs linked. 

Seri is set to wait until he knows who Chelsea’s manager will be next season, with Antonio Conte likely to depart after two seasons in charge. 


Dembele to leave Spurs for China


Tottenham midfielder Mousa Dembele is likely heading for a move to China this summer, according to The Independent.

The 30-year-old has one season remaining on his contract, and with renewal talks having stalled, Tottenham are now open to the prospect of selling Dembele in the summer. 

A move to China is considered the likeliest option, with CSL clubs willing to offer Spurs the fee they’d require to sell the Belgium international. 


Inter could move for Klaassen


Inter could look to move for Everton flop Davy Klaassen in the summer, reports Tuttomercatoweb.

The 25-year-old joined the Toffees in a £25 million move from Ajax last summer, but has made just 14 appearances and has yet to score a goal for Everton.

Inter are in the market for midfield reinforcements and could look to end Klaassen’s Merseyside nightmare, with Napoli also reportedly interested. 


Atletico in for Fernandes


Atletico Madrid are keen on a move for Sporting midfielder Bruno Fernandes, according to A Bola.

The Liga side have made informal contact with Sporting over Fernandes, who has impressed this season with 14 goals and 12 assists in all competitions. 

Tottenham and Liverpool have also been tipped to enter the race for the 23-year-old. 


Liverpool make £1m from City title


Liverpool have pocketed £1 million from Manchester City’s title thanks to a clause in Raheem Sterling’s transfer, according to the Liverpool Echo.

Sterling moved from Anfield to the Etihad in 2015 in a deal worth £44m plus add-ons. 

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One of those add-ons stipulated that City would owe the Reds £1m if Sterling were part of a Premier League-winning side, with Liverpool cashing in thanks to City’s triumph. 


Barca youth star to sign with City


Manchester City are closing in on a deal to sign 16-year-old Barcelona wonderkid Adria Bernabe, according to Sport

The midfielder is set to join City at the end of the season, with Barca frustrated in their attempts to keep their academy product from leaving.

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