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City already planning

Manchester City are exploring a big-money move for Benfica forward Joao Felix this summer, Goal understands. City are planning to reinforce their attack ahead of next season and have also been keeping tabs on Frankfurt forward Luka Jovic.

-source: Sam Lee


Still keen

Allan would reportedly be open to signing for Paris Saint Germain in the summer, but Napoli’s €100m price tag is a huge stumbling block. According to French TV outlet RMC Sport, the French giants will make another attempt to sign the 28-year-old in the summer after a January move failed to materialize.

-source: Football Italia


Low on cash

Atletico Madrid are reportedly interested in making a move for Lorenzo Insigne, but Napoli want double the €50m on offer. According to newspaper Il Mattino, Los Colchoneros have made first contact in inquiring about the 27-year-old’s availability in the summer and are willing to offer around €50- €55m.

-source: Football Italia


Overpriced


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Youngster in demand


New signing


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Woah

Manchester United are prepared to listen to offers for Romelu Lukaku this summer, with the Belgium striker open to a move away from Old Trafford. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is gearing up for what he has promised will be a “ruthless” overhaul and Lukaku could be one of those who makes way but only if an acceptable bid was forthcoming. Inter Milan, Paris St-Germain and Bayern Munich are believed to be among the clubs who have been sounded out about the striker.

-source: The Telegraph


Neymar’s dream not over... yet

A bad season at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu has left Madrid looking around for another No.9, and Luka Jovic is the undoubted No.1 candidate. But those at the club are happy to wait until the end of the season before making a decision and there is still hope that Los Blancos could make a move for Paris Saint-Germain’s Neymar.

-source: Marca


United want Sule

Manchester United has his eye on Niklas Süle after SPORT1 information. The Red Devils have already inquires after the central defender.

-source: Sport1


Greed

Paul Pogba and David De Gea are using the uncertainty over whether Manchester United will qualify for next season’s Champions League to demand huge pay rises to stay at Old Trafford. Along with the rest of their team-mates Pogba and De Gea will be forced to accept an automatic 25 per cent pay cut on their existing deals, worth £290,000 and £200,000 per week respectively, if United fail to qualify for next season’s competition — they trail fourth-placed Arsenal by two points with five games remaining.

-source: The Times


No enthusiasm

Paul Pogba is also on Zidane’s list, but the club don’t share the enthusiasm for the World Cup winner. They watch him closely, acknowledge his ability but are sceptical of his ability to be really decisive, and the tie against Barcelona hasn’t helped his cause. The starting point of negotiations for the Frenchman is 150 million euros, which those at the Bernabeu think to be excessive, but Pogba and Mino Raiola would be happy to make the move happen. Tottenham’s Christian Eriksen is another player whose name has been on the table, but Zidane is waiting, which in turn has the Dane delaying a decision on a proposed Spurs renewal. Matthijs de Ligt and Donny van de Beek have proven their worth in Europe this season with Ajax and have both put themselves on Madrid’s radar in the process, while Lazio’s Sergej Milinkovic-Savic is another.

-source: Marca


Rashford’s future

However, the Catalan club has some letters with which it could negotiate a possible transfer of Rashford. The first ace in the hole would be the name of Philippe Coutinho. Manchester United has long name of the Brazilian end on its agenda. In fact, he has already contacted their agents. Other alternative for Barca, where Coutinho’s not curdle, would include Malcolm. The Brazilian would not account for Valverde and his style of play fit in the United.

-source: Mundo Deportivo

Marcus Rashford is stalling over a new contract at Manchester United, as the scale of the rebuilding job facing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer becomes clear. Rashford was linked with a move to Barcelona in the build-up to United’s Champions League exit at the Nou Camp on Tuesday night, a 3-0 defeat that emphasised the yawning gap in class between the two clubs. United were disappointed about the timing of the reports and insist Rashford is not for sale.

-source: Daily Mail


European heavyweights

Overmars, together with among others Ten Hag is the architect of the sparkling team that garnered worldwide admiration by the day before yesterday at the expense of Juventus in the semi-final of the Champions League. And to its view is great store by the Commissioners, partly because he already earned hundreds of millions of euros for the club. Not for nothing he recently got a new commitment in the form of the trust until the summer of 2024.

-source: De Telegraaf


Bolster

Borussia Dortmund are interested in signing Hoffenheim left-back Nico Schulz as they look to bolster their defensive options, according to Sport Bild. The 26-year-old, who won his first caps for Germany in 2018, has been a regular in the Bundesliga for Hoffenheim this season and reportedly has an exit clause in his contract that Dortmund will take advantage of. That could see him leave for around €30 million (£26m/$32m), with Dortmund having apparently moved their interest away from Atletico Madrid full-back Filipe Luis, who would prefer a switch to Barcelona or his native Brazil.

-source: Goal


Switch

Denis Suarez could be set for a switch to Napoli in the summer after failing to find his feet with Arsenal, according to Radio Kiss Kiss. The attacking midfielder is still yet to make a competitive start for the Gunners since his January loan move from Barcelona and looks extremely unlikely to make his stay in north London permanent. And with no prospects of a future back in Barcelona, a move to Naples could give Suarez the fresh start he needs.

-source: Goal


One more time

Paris Saint-Germain are plotting another attempt to sign Julian Weigl from Borussia Dortmund this summer, France Football claims. The French side tried to reunite him with former coach Thomas Tuchel last summer, but Dortmund would not let him go. He has since fallen out of favour under Lucien Favre and PSG are considering another offer and it is claimed a €25 million bid (£22m/$28m) would be enough.

-source: Goal


Trippier to Naples?

Following the disappointing elimination in the Europa League on Thursday, Napoli are already looking to next season. The partenopei are determined to improve Carlo Ancelotti’s options on the wings and have made an inquiry for Tottenham’s Kieran Trippier, a right back born in ‘90 who also plays for the English national team.

-source: Gianluca Di Marzio


Finally

With both Godin and Lucas prepared to leave over the summer, Atletico Madrid is looking to replace the two central defenders. In the past few days, the club has met with Porto to discuss their Brazilian defender Felipe, as the club has great interest in the player who appeared 46 times this year. Discussions are expected to advance further in the coming days. It’s also possible that the clubs spoke also about Alex Telles.

-source: Gianluca Di Marzio

Atletico Madrid are in talks with FC Porto for defender Alex Telles and are prepared to activate his €40m release clause, say reports. Telles has also been linked with moves to Real Madrid and Juventus while Porto are said to be adopting a stance that they will not sell the defender for less than his clause. Atleti are likely to strengthen in the position this summer following Lucas Hernandez’s €80m move to Bayern Munich while Filipe Luis is also out of contract. The Mail say the two clubs are now in negotiations for the Brazilian full-back although it is expected the move will go through.

-source: Football Espana


Buy-back

Inter have reportedly agreed to exercise their €12m option to buy back Genoa goalkeeper Ionut Radu this summer. According to Fabrizio Romano, Inter have been impressed with Radu’s performances at Genoa.

-source: Football Italia


Double swoop

Roma could be set for a Fiorentina double swoop this summer as they are reportedly also looking at Jordan Veretout. According to Forzaroma.info, Giallorossi sporting director Ricky Massara has targeted Veretout as well as Cristiano Biraghi for next season.

-source: Football Italia


Very close

Milan are reportedly closing in on a deal to sign Olympique Marseille and France winger Florian Thauvin. According to France Football, Milan are ‘very close’ to reaching an agreement with Thauvin. The reputable publication explains Marseille are willing to let the attacker go for €30-40m, given his contract is about to enter its final two years.

-source: Football Italia


No austerity

Lazio defender Luiz Felipe has reportedly caught the eye of Tottenham Hotspur in recent weeks. According to the Daily Mail, Tottenham Coach Mauricio Pochettino is looking at Luiz Felipe due to concerns over the long-term future of Toby Alderweireld.

-source: Football Italia


Rejection

Roma striker Edin Dzeko has reportedly rejected the chance to join West Ham United as he wants to stay in Italy, amidst interest from Inter. According to Gazzetta dello Sport, Dzeko said ‘no’ to West Ham after they showed an interest in him. That is because, the newspaper writes, the 33-year-old would prefer to remain in Italy.

-source: Football Italia


No exchange

Inter and Juventus reportedly want to swap Paulo Dybala and Mauro Icardi, but the Bianconeri forward is not keen. According to transfer expert Alfredo Pedulla, in a column for Corriere dello Sport, the two clubs have resumed talks and are working on an exchange deal. However, he warns Dybala would rather stay at Juve this summer or move abroad.

-source: Football Italia


The cracks are starting to show up

Inter are closing in on a deal to sign Manchester City full-back Danilo this summer. Sky Sport Italia and Gazzetta dello Sport report the Nerazzurri have opened talks with representatives of the former Real Madrid man.

-source: Football Italia


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