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Manchester United are looking to avoid losing Matteo Darmian for free at the end of next season by offering the full-back a new four-year deal at Old Trafford, according to reports in Italy. The 29-year-old is known to want a move back to Serie A but United are said to be preparing a package to ensure a sell-on fee is acquired for the 36-times-capped Italy international. The Reds triggered a clause in Darmian’s contract earlier this season that tied the former Torino defender to Old Trafford until the end of the next campaign.

-source: Manchester Evening News


Certainty

Atletico Madrid defender Diego Godin is “90 percent sure” to join Inter Milan this summer, a source close to the player has told ESPN FC. The 33-year-old is out of contract in June, having won eight trophies including a La Liga title since joining from Villarreal in 2010, and has also been linked with Manchester United, AC Milan and Juventus.

-source: ESPN FC


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Come to Besiktas (or Fenerbahce)

Everton midfielder Muhamed Besic is wanted by Besiktas and Fenerbahce. The 26-year-old has spent the last 15 months on loan at Championship side Middlesbrough who are also keen to sign him on a permanent deal in the summer. Besic has two years left on his contract at Everton but is not in Marco Silva’s plans and it is understood they would listen to offers of around £9million.

-source: Daily Mail


Cost of Rakitic

In the market that values players and Inter, that has shown an interest in Ivan, calculates that the signing of the Croatian would be around 60 million, figure that the club tries to lower and which Paris Saint-Germain was already willing to pay last summer.

-source: Mundo Deportivo


Conte going to Rome

The new technical design of Rome for next season could have a first and last name: Antonio Conte. According to reports from today’s Edition of ‘ Il Tempo ‘, there would’ve been a first contact between the leadership team and the coach. Specifically, we speak of a real meeting in recent days among the leaders of Rome and Conte to discuss a possible future in the capital. For now there is no agreement, but the clue is clear: Rome wants to get serious to Count and revive a project that this season has suffered a sudden slowdown.

-source: Goal Italia


Perisic

Inter winger Ivan Perisic looks increasingly likely to move to the Premier League in the summer, with Arsenal, Tottenham and West Ham interested. It’s reported three London clubs are vying for the signature of the winger, who recently left his agent Fali Ramadani. According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, Nerazzurri Coach Luciano Spalletti has asked Perisic to focus on helping his side qualify for next season’s Champions League before thinking about any potential summer move.

-source: Football Italia


The man of the hour

Juventus are reportedly prepared to sell Paulo Dybala in order to fund the €100m move for Benfica wonderkid Joao Felix. According to Tuttosport, the Bianconeri are weighing up a move for the 19-year-old, who scored a hattrick against Eintracht Frankfurt in the Europa League on Thursday, but would need at least €100m to pry him away. Dybala has recently lost his starting place under Coach Max Allegri and could be the key to the Old Lady signing the Portuguese star.

-source: Football Italia

The white Scouts took good note of the performance of Jovic, but met with another player who aims high: Joao Felix. The young Portuguese playmaker (19 years) scored three goals and gave assistance in the 53 minutes that stood on the field of play. It is the new sensation in Portugal: has 15 goals and seven assists this season. The Bernabeu have good reports from Joao Felix, which has already been offered occasionally through some intermediary, but today is not in the Madrid plans to try his move.

-source: Diario AS

Joao Felix is being watched by Real Madrid, as an alternative if they cannot seal a deal for Kylian Mbappe.

-source: Marca (via Football Espana)


The heir to Karim’s throne

Zidane has made back up for Karim Benzema a priority this summer. The four options are: Rodrygo - with a deal already agreed at €40m with the Santos star, Mauro Icardi - does not want to renew his deal with Inter Milan as he wants Real move, Luka Jovic - he was scouted during his goal scoring appearance against Benfica in midweek & Raul de Tomas - who has netted 13 goals at Rayo Vallecano, and returns from his loan spell in July.

-source: Diario AS (via Football Espana)

Raul de Tomás (24 years old) is winning with goals the opportunity to be part of the next draft of the Real Madrid. The front of the Rayo Vallecano, loaned by Real Madrid club, are signing a very notable season: has scored 13 goals in LaLiga despite playing in the penultimate rated table; 38% of the goals of the team Franjirrojo took his signature. And Zidane has already given the go-ahead to return to the template to be part of the Real Madrid 2019-20.

-source: Diario AS


The end of this saga?