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PSG looking at a superstar midfielder


Pep’s FUT breaking up

Nicolas Otamendi is open to leaving Manchester City this summer, Goal understands. Sources close to Otamendi stress he is not actively forcing a transfer and that he is not unhappy at the Etihad Stadium, but he would seriously consider a move away if he were to be offered regular first-team football at a competitive club.

-source: Sam Lee


Pipe dream for the Gunners

Arsenal have made contact with Barcelona over signing defender Samuel Umtiti this summer, according Gazzetta dello Sport via The Mirror. The Gunners want to bolster their backline in the summer and have identified Umtiti - also linked with Manchester United - as a potential target.


Things are changing at Bayern


Another Brazilian with a bad attitude off to Paris

The future of Douglas Costa is farther and farther away from Turin. The possibility that the Brazilian leave Juventus this summer is real and the Paris Saint-Germain is much more of a suggestion.

-source: Tuttosport


United looking to spend big

Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane top the shortlist as United prepare to spend hundreds of millions to back their new manager.

-source: The Independent


Gundogan giving City a headache

Ilkay Gundogan has put contract renewal talks with Manchester City on hold, Goal understands. Sources close to the 28-year-old say he is unconvinced that he will be a regular starter at City beyond the summer and is therefore reluctant to commit the final years of his top-level career to the club. As it stands he will not be signing a new deal and if that stance does not change it may force City into selling him this summer.

-source: Sam Lee


Inevitable


Predicament

Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera is seriously considering a lucrative three-year offer to join Paris Saint-Germain once his contract at Old Trafford expires in the summer, sources have told ESPN FC. United have been trying to commit Herrera to a new deal since last year in order to avoid losing him for free at the end of the season.

-source: ESPN FC


Sell the youth


Roma making plans post-Dzeko

Roma have reportedly identified Dario Benedetto, Andrea Belotti and Duvan Zapata as possible replacements for Edin Dzeko. Dzeko has been heavily tipped to leave this summer, and Corriere dello Sport writes interim sporting director Ricky Massara met ex-Roma defender and Boca Juniors chief Nicolas Burdisso at Trigoria earlier in the week.

-source: Football Italia


The Madrid rebuild


Blast from the past


Everton is Milan

The agent of Gremio talent Everton confirms “contact with Milan, who are clearly one of the best clubs in the world with ambitious projects.” The attacking winger just turned 23 last week and has repeatedly been linked with a move to San Siro.

-source: Football Italia


Neapolitan business

Giuffredi is the agent of both Elseid Hysaj and Mario Rui, and both players are said to be in the future plans of the Partenopei. As for possible additions, Carlo Ancelotti is said to be interested in Fiorentina’s Jordan Veretout and Cristiano Biraghi.

-source: Gianluca Di Marzio


Ranocchia’s renewal

As reported by Matteo Barzaghi of Sky Sport, in Appiano Gentile today there was a meeting between Tullio Tinti - the agent of Ranocchia - and Inter’s sporting director - Piero Ausilio - to discuss the potential renewal of Andrea Ranocchia’s contract.

-source: Gianluca Di Marzio


One extension that won’t happen

Nicolas Tagliafico has rejected a contract extension from Ajax and wants to leave the club this summer, his agent says.

-source: Goal


Tottenham’s youth rebuild

It is interesting that many of the players the club have scouted are aged 23 and under. They include Jack Grealish (Aston Villa), Jarrod Bowen (Hull), David Brooks (Bournemouth), Max Aarons (Norwich), Kieran Tierney (Celtic), Sean Longstaff (Newcastle) and Harvey Barnes (Leicester). In addition, they have a long-standing interest in the 26-year-old Ajax midfielder Hakim Ziyech.

-source: The Guardian


Fee agreed for Jimenez

Wolverhampton Wanderers are on the brink of signing loan star Raúl Jiménez in a club record £25m deal, in a huge boost for the FA Cup semi-finalists. Nuno Espirito Santo is close to officially completing the signing of the Mexican international on a long-term deal, with negotiations now at an advanced stage with Raúl’s club Benfica.

-source: The Telegraph


Koulibaly for Varane

Spanish newspaper AS claims Real Madrid will focus on Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly if Raphael Varane leaves. There have been increasing reports in recent weeks that Varane could look to move on this summer, particularly for Juventus.

-source: Football Italia