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Manchester United in danger of losing Herrera, Mata

Manchester United are in danger of losing Ander Herrera and Juan Mata to two of their biggest European rivals this summer – and both on free transfers. Herrera has agreed terms to join Paris Saint-Germain and Mata is in talks over a move to Barcelona, Sky Sports News understands. The Spain internationals have been free to speak to foreign clubs since January 1, with their United contracts expiring at the end of June.

-source: Sky Sports News


Not for sale

Real Madrid will demand any potential suitors for defender Raphael Varane pay the centre-back’s €500 million (£429m/$560m) release clause in full as they aim to do all they can to keep him at the club. Goal understands the Blancos have no desire to sell Varane, who remains a key part of the team having won the World Cup with France this past summer. Their lack of flexibility when it comes to price is designed to send a message that Varane is effectively not for sale as well as confirming to the player himself that the club still values his contributions.

-source: Goal


Primary objectives


Managerial change


Now, Le Parisiens want Luka Jovic

Paris Saint-Germain are in talks with in-demand Eintracht Frankfurt striker Luka Jovic and are prepared to pay €60m for his signature, say reports. Canal-supporters.com follow up on reports from Diario Sport that the Parisian club are in discussions with the in-form forward, which has ‘cooled interest’ from Barcelona in the player.

-source: Football Espana


No Aouar though


One for the loan army

Real Madrid plan to loan out midfielder Brahim Diaz next season in a bid to earn him more first-team action, report Marca. The 19-year-old joined Los Blancos in January in a €15m move from Manchester City but Sunday’s league victory over Huesca was his first start for the club.

-source: Football Espana


Partey at the Theatre of dreams

Manchester United have identified Atletico Madrid’s Thomas Partey as a summer transfer target, as the Red Devils seek to beef up their midfield options. With the recent uncertainty surrounding the future of Ander Herrera, who could leave on a free transfer to PSG, Manchester United is reportedly set to make a move for the combative midfielder who has a buyout clause set at just over €50 million. According to sources close to the player, the Ghanaian is very keen on a move to Old Trafford as he wants to fulfill his dream of playing in the Premier League.

-source: Citi News Room


The winds of change at Rome

Francesco Totti could become Roma’s new technical director – and he reportedly wants Daniele De Rossi as Coach. According to Corriere dello Sport, Totti ‘demands’ a role such as technical director, having alluded to it before Roma’s 4-1 defeat to Napoli at the weekend.

-source: Football Italia


Weird

Tottenham are among the clubs keen to sign Real Betis midfielder Victor Camarasa on a permanent deal, according to a report in Marca. The 24-year-old is on a season-long loan deal at Cardiff City in the English top flight, but the Bluebirds are in a vulnerable position with relegation a genuine possibility.

-source: Football Espana


Arsenal also want Ryan Fraser

Arsenal are tracking Ryan Fraser, the Bournemouth winger, as they prioritise their signings for next season. Fraser, the 25-year-old Scotland international, has caught the eye of a number of clubs this season after six goals and ten assists in the Premier League. The failure of Denis Suárez to make an impact at Arsenal after his January loan move from Barcelona has left Unai Emery, the manager, drawing up a list of new options to improve the threat from the flanks.

-source: The Times


One more time

Arsenal will reportedly scout Cagliari and Italy midfielder Nicolo Barella again this evening. According to Gazzetta dello Sport’s Nicolo Schira, Arsenal are ‘interested’ in Barella, who ‘appreciates’ their regular scouting missions.

-source: Football Italia


The end of Bale?

Gareth Bale is ‘moving closer to an exit from Real Madrid this summer’ with his relationship with those around the club deteriorating, write Marca. The report outlines how the Welshman has decisively lost the support of the club’s fanbase following a series of misses against basement side Huesca in Sunday night’s clash.

-source: Football Espana


The Varane replacement

Two players are of particular interest at the Bernabéu. Napoli’s Kalidou Koulibaly is Zinedine Zidane’s preferred option: the Senegal international has long been on the Madrid head coach’s radar, with the Frenchman also urging the club to sign him during his first spell as Bernabéu boss. Meanwhile, club president Florentino Pérez is understood to favour a move for Atlético Madrid’s José María Giménez.

-source: Diario AS

Napoli central defender Kalidou Koulibaly has changed his agent to his brother as he seeks a summer transfer, report The Independent. A report in Diario AS last week claimed the defender was Real Madrid’s number one option to replace Raphael Varane, should he choose to leave the club this month.

-source: Football Espana


The great Real Madrid rebuild is taking shape


Arsenal’s DoF search takes them across the channel


Another name on the Jordi Alba backup shortlist


NLD for Michael Keane

Arsenal and Tottenham could be set for a summer battle over Michael Keane. The north London rivals both had representatives watching the England centre back during Everton’s 2-0 win at West Ham.

-source: Daily Mail


Tottenham looking to jettison Aurier