Loftus-Cheek unsure over Chelsea future

Ruben Loftus-Cheek admits he is unsure if he will return to Chelsea or stay at Crystal Palace this summer.

The young midfielder has spent the season on loan at Selhurst Park and, despite battling injury problems, has made 20 Premier League appearances, scoring one goal and providing three assists.

Loftus-Cheek’s performances led to two full England caps in November, playing 90 minutes against Germany and 35 against Brazil.

And he has subsequently attracted interest from a number of clubs, with Palace interested in securing the 22-year-old on a permanent deal.

However, the player himself is not exactly sure where his future lies.

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“I really haven’t thought about what’s going to happen next season,” he said, per The Independent.

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“I’ve still got a few games now. I’m focused with Palace. Whatever happens next season, I’m not really looking at that right now.

“I’ll deal with that when it comes.”

Loftus-Cheek joined Chelsea in 2014, but he has made just 32 appearances for the club since then.

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Transfer news & rumours LIVE: Real Madrid agree €100m De Gea deal


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.


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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Barcelona full-back Digne offered to Juventus

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

The France international only joined Barca from Paris Saint-Germain in July 2016 but has struggled for regular playing time at Camp Nou. 

Jordi Alba has been the Spanish club’s first-choice left-back for some time now, with Digne having made 19 appearances in all competitions for Barca this season, including Tuesday’s 2-2 draw with Celta Vigo.

Both Barca and Digne are now ready to cut ties and bring an end to his time in Catalunya, and Juve have been informed by the player’s agents that he may well be available in the coming transfer window. 

A deal would make sense from the Serie A leader’s point of view, with Juve lacking depth in defence, especially on the left-hand side where there are few options beyond first-choice Alex Sandro, who himself has long been linked with a departure.

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Digne, who was capped at just 20 years old by France during the 2014 World Cup and has 21 international caps to his name, is seen as a player that would help Juve build on a season in which they are again likely to win the Serie A title. 

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Another plus point is the left-back’s experience in Italy: Digne was loaned out to Roma in the 2015-16 season, and left a positive impression during his spell at the Stadio Olimpico.  

The most likely transfer scenario would see Digne move to Turin in an initial loan deal, with the possibility of signing permanently for Juve at a later date. 

Massimiliano Allegri’s side could agree to a purchase option worth an estimated €25 million, allowing Barcelona to make a slim profit on the €20.5m including bonuses deal signed with PSG in 2016.

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Transfer news & rumours LIVE: Real Madrid agree De Gea deal


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 with the Red Devils, and a breakthrough has now been reached.


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 after his relationship with manager Jose Mourinho has 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 season 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 did not make a bid for the defender. 

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


Leicester will 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. 

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 Madisson 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 Madisson, 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 almost certain to depart after two seasons in charge. 


Dembele likely 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 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 La 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. 

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 after the season, with Barca frustrated in their attempts to keep their academy product from leaving.

And Pep Guardiola has swooped in to land his former club’s promising youth star. 

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Juventus set to buy out Boca’s Bentancur sell-on clause

Juventus are preparing to negotiate with Boca Juniors to purchase the sell-on clause agreed over midfielder Rodrigo Bentancur. 

Bentancur, 20, made his debut at the tender age of 17 for the Argentine giants, and moved to Juve in 2017 having previously signed a first option as part of the deal that took Carlos Tevez back to the Bombonera.

The Uruguayan has made an instant impact in his debut Serie A season, racking up 23 appearances in all competitions to date and playing himself into contention for the Celeste’s World Cup bid. 

Now Juve are keen to make a statement about his place in the club’s future by cancelling early a hefty clause that was signed in his €9.5 million transfer. 

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Boca are entitled to 50 per cent of any future sale involving Bentancur, and the player has already increased his market value in his first European campaign. 

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Mindful of the Argentines picking up part of a lucrative future move, Juve have already started talks with the Xeneize to eliminate the clause in return for a one-off payment. 

While no figure has been confirmed yet by either club, the value of the deal is expected to be worth several million Euros to the current Superliga leaders.

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