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Monitoring

Wolverhampton Wanderers are reportedly keeping close tabs on Bolton Wanderers’ teen sensation Luca Connell ahead of the summer transfer window. Connell, 17, has been one of the few shining lights at Bolton this season having broken into the first-team picture.

-source: Birmingham Mail


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United want Manolas

Manchester United are reportedly in for Roma defender Kostas Manolas, who has a €36m release clause. According to Gazzetta dello Sport’s Nicolo Schira, United are ‘insisting’ on a deal to sign Manolas.

-source: Football Italia


Everybody wants Jovic

Real Madrid are considering a summer move for Eintracht Frankfurt’s Luka Jovic and are more likely to sign the striker than Barcelona, report Marca. The report cites an excellent working relationship between Madrid and the German club, while Raul de Tomas could be used in a potential cash plus player deal.

-source: Football Espana


No chance

Ajax head coach Erik ten Hag has asserted that there is ‘zero chance’ of Matthijs de Ligt staying at the club this summer, with Barcelona and Bayern Munich set to battle it out for his signature.

-source: Goal


Battle

Che Adams is at the centre of a three-club battle to take the striker to the Premier League next season. Crystal Palace, Southampton and Burnley are interested in Birmingham City’s top scorer, who is expected to leave St Andrew’s in the summer.

-source: The Telegraph


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Last minute

Arsenal could attempt to trump Paris Saint-Germain in their attempts to sign Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera, says L’Equipe. The 29-year-old is out of contract at Old Trafford this summer, meaning that he has been free to discuss terms with other clubs since January. A report on BBC Sport claimed that the midfielder has already decided to end his five-year stay in Manchester to join the Parisians on a free transfer.

-source: Football Espana


Reinforcement

Atletico Madrid are prepared to pay the €60m release clause of highly-rated Benfica defender Ruben Dias, according to Diario AS. Los Rojiblancos may need to incorporate several new defensive signings this year with Lucas Hernandez joining Bayern Munich while Diego Godin, Juanfran Torres and Filipe Luis are all out of contract.

-source: Football Espana


Lol

Manchester United will insert an ‘anti-Barcelona’ clause into a new contract for striker Marcus Rashford, according to El Mundo Deportivo. The 21-year-old is developing into one of the most coveted footballers in world football, 45 goals in 163 first-team appearances for the Red Devils.

-source: Football Espana


Inter want Xhaka (really?)

Inter are reportedly interested in signing Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka this summer. According to Corriere dello Sport, Nerazzurri sporting director Piero Ausilio has set his sights on the Switzerland international for next season.

-source: Football Italia


Three-way

Manchester United face competition from Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus for Lyon midfielder Tanguy Ndombele, according to L’Equipe. The highly-rated 22-year-old is expected to demand a transfer fee of around £90 million ($118m) this summer, with leading sides from across Europe prepared to dig deep in order to do a deal.

-source: L’Equipe


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Replacement


Outta your comfort zone


Conundrum


The end of Kroos control

Of desire to Toni Kroos (29 years old), as it has been know AS, leaving Madrid in summer. German is thinking of a change of scenery which, with the approval of the white club, could be produced in the coming months. His departure, as well as a good amount in box, free up salary space and a place in the field for Pogba or Eriksen, both the taste of Zidane.

-source: Diario AS


Scouting

El Real Madrid spied on Luka Jovic in the meeting that his team, the Eintracht played against Benfica. Interestingly, the Serbian front belongs to the equipment of the Eagles, but this campaign departed ceded to the German set with an option of 12 million euros.

-source: Diario AS


Exchange

Milan are reportedly ready to exchange Diego Laxalt for Atalanta and Belgium full-back Timothy Castagne. According to Tuttomercatoweb and Gazzetta dello Sport’s Nicolo Schiro, Milan have targeted Castagne to bolster their defence.

-source: Football Italia


Gone Herrera gone

Ander Herrera is set to join Paris Saint-Germain this summer despite a last-minute attempt from Manchester United to keep the midfielder at Old Trafford, sources have told ESPN FC. The Spaniard is on the verge of signing a three-year £180k-a-week deal to join the French champions when his contract expires at the end of the season. Herrera’s preference was to extend his stay at United but, after growing frustrated at a lack of communication from the club, is ready to commit his future to the Ligue 1 side. The move is set to be announced at the end of the season.

-source: ESPN FC


Liverpool looking at Vinagre

One of the players Liverpool have been following with interest is Wolves’ Portuguese defender Rubén Vinagre who has quickly acclimatized well to the English game. Vinagre was acquired on loan from Monaco in July 2017 and made eight starts as Wolves were promoted back to the top flight. The 20-year-old impressed in both of Wolves’ encounters with Liverpool this season, playing a part in the goal that knocked the Reds out of the FA Cup in January.

-source: Diario AS


Roma looking towards Argentina

“Rome is serious for Benedetto, the offer is ready at Boca Juniors”. From Argentina confirm the strong interest of Frederic Massara for the 28-year-old striker of the club managed by Nicolas Burdisso. From the meeting a month ago - anticipated by the Corriere dello Sport - between the Giallorossi sports director and that of Boca, one of the names that came out was precisely that of «Pipa»: according to Fox Sports.

-source: Corriere dello Sport


Available for swapping

Madrid would therefore be happy to discuss swap option to move Bale on, and Pogba seems to be the best fit. Zidane would love to bring in his fellow Frenchman and United have always been keen on Bale. A straight swap, with Real Madrid paying a small amount on top, would apparently be a highly possible option. But it’s not the only alternative. Real Madrid are also keen on Eriksen and Bale would be happy to go back to Tottenham.

-source: Diario AS


On the market

Burnley will listen to offers for England goalkeeper Nick Pope this summer, with Bournemouth among the clubs interested. The Clarets will also consider selling Joe Hart at the end of the season as they look to revamp their goalkeeping options.

-source: Daily Mail


More smoke

Andy Carroll has undergone ankle surgery. The news of his surgery comes as the injury-plagued striker is linked with a move to Major League Soccer after this summer, with a source telling ProSoccerTalk that New England is a possible landing point for the former Liverpool star. The 30-year-old has appeared in just 30 matches since the start of the 2017-18 season.

-source: NBC Sports


Poch to Bayern heating up


Hazard’s nuff


Done deal?


The need for a 9


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