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Beyond believable

Tottenham have named their asking price for Real Madrid summer target Christian Eriksen, according to fresh reports in Spanish newspaper Diario AS this morning. The Danish international is reportedly on the list of targets for the Spanish giants this summer, however it not yet clear whether new manager Zinedine Zidane wants to bring him in. However, despite his contract situation with the Premier League side, Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is reported to be holding out for a fee of €150m, although Real Madrid could look to negotiate a player swap, with Spanish international Isco going in the opposite direction.

-source: Football Espana


Cats & Mice

No further talks are planned between Chelsea and England debutant Callum Hudson-Odoi until the summer, when he will have just one year left on his deal. With Manchester United expected to join Bayern Munich this summer in bidding for the 18-year-old, who made his England debut against Montenegro on Monday, Chelsea face the dilemma of whether to cash in or run the risk of losing him for minimal compensation of their training costs at the end of his contract in 2020. The club and his family, who are handling negotiations, have not had substantive talks since Bayern Munich made their last bid of £35m for the player, which came on January 30th, the day before the transfer window closed.

-source: Daily Mail


Zidane also wants Pogba


Hazard only if Zidane says so


Inter face United competition

Inter face competition from Manchester United for midfielder Ivan Rakitic, while Barcelona reportedly set a €50m asking price. According to Mundo Deportivo, the Blaugrana are prepared to part company with the Croatia international.

-source: Football Italia


Some youth news

Liverpool have agreed to pay a fee of £350,000 for Blackburn Rovers goalkeeper Ben Winterbottom, Football Insider understands. The rising star, 17, signed a contract with the Merseyside giants after undergoing a trial and has now linked up with Barry Lewtas’ Under-18s squad at the club. A club source has told Football Insider that Liverpool must pay a compensation fee to the Championship club for the developments costs of bringing the Preston-born youngster through their ranks.

-source: Football Insider


Some more youth news

Arsenal have reportedly reached a verbal agreement to sign the Ituano wonderkid Gabriel Martinelli. According to Jorge Nicola, from Yahoo, the Gunners are only waiting for the player to get his EU passport so they can announce the deal.

-source: Sport Witness


Toni effing Kroos to City?

The current link of Kroos expires in June 2022. Since the fall of 2016 has not had review. Therefore, Zidane will have much to say in touch up the contract either let him out at end of course. If as says Low stress has been able to leave overwhelmed and influencing its performance, nor help the endless list of midfielders who are associated with Real Madrid. If the French are faithful candidates from Rabiot, which is in all pools, through an old desired to Zidane as Pogba, or Kante, an off-road style Makelele, nor is discarded to Pjanic or any of those who stand out. And Kroos has market because not only Guardiola longs for it.

-source: El Confidencial


Getting much more smoke


Extension


The chosen heir to Antonio Valencia

Crystal Palace’s right back Aaron Wan-Bissaka, 21, is one of the players top of Solskjaer’s list and is one of the potential summer signings, though with a contract until 2022, he is likely to cost about £40million.

-source: Daily Mail


No negotiations for Saul

Atletico Madrid will not budge on their €150m asking price for Spanish international Saul Niguez this summer. The midfielder has been rumoured to be on Pep Guardiola’s list of targets for Manchester City, however the former Barcelona boss is believed to be reluctant to meeting his €150m release clause.

-source: Football Espana


The dullest rumor at the moment


Permanent


Silas Wamangituka, remember the name

At age 19, Silas Wamangituka, author of 7 goals, often on personal exploits, seems to have a bright future. With the Mbeumo Trojan, it is the most involved under-20 player in the goals scored by his team in the five major European Leagues (L1 and L2). A raw talent who is growing interest around him. The attacker of Paris FC, club where he had signed this summer, initially for the reserve (N3), is followed by half clubs L1 including PSG, Lille, Lyon, Marseille, Rennes or Saint-Etienne... At the level of foreign clubs, even Barcelona came to supervise. Liverpool has just been added to this long list.

-source: Le Parisien


As expected

Everton want to make Andre Gomes’ loan move from Barcelona a permanent one this summer, according to reports in The Guardian. The Portugese international has impressed in the Toffees midfield this season during a loan spell from the Nou Camp, and manager Marco Silva wants to bring the former Valencia man to Goodison Park on a €35m deal.

-source: Football Espana


Spurs still only looking at youth

Tottenham are lining up a move for Swansea City attacker Daniel James as they set their sights on youthful homegrown talent this summer, Football Insider understands. The north Londoners are set to make a major splash in the summer market and will concentrate on recruiting players like James with their best years ahead of them.

-source: Football Insider