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Tottenham and English players

Ryan Sessegnon has signalled a preference to remain in London this summer, with Tottenham at the front of the queue to sign him. The England Under-21 international, who does not turn 19 until May 18, is coveted by a number of clubs despite Fulham’s poor season, which has brought an immediate return to the Championship.

-source: Evening Standard


Nkunku

Arsenal have been told they will have to pay a fee in the region of £17.2million to sign Christopher Nkunku from Paris Saint Germain. Gunners head coach Unai Emery is driving the club’s interest in the versatile 21-year-old, having brought him through the youth ranks during his time in charge of the Ligue 1 champions.

-source: Evening Standard


FIFA teams seldom work out in real life

Manchester City defenders Nicolas Otamendi and Danilo could leave in the summer in search of more playing time, sources have told ESPN FC. Otamendi, 31, signed a contract extension in January but has started fewer than half of City’s Premier League and Champions League games this season, with Pep Guardiola having four top-class centre-backs to choose from.

-source: ESPN FC


Look ma, another Gattuso replacement


LOL

Rio Ferdinand has met with Ed Woodward to discuss the former England defender possibly becoming Manchester United’s sporting director, Sportsmail can reveal. Woodward, United’s executive vice-chairman, is seriously considering bringing Ferdinand back to the club in a major role. United owners the Glazer family have been keen to get Ferdinand on board since his retirement four years ago, but personal circumstances made that unworkable. However the timing could now be right.

-source: Daily Mail


Officially official


New contract

Norwich City are ready to offer England under-19 international Max Aarons another new contract after clinching promotion to the Premier League. Aarons has been one of Daniel Farke’s key players this season and is in line for an improved deal, just eight months after signing his last contract.

-source: The Telegraph


Wow

Juventus are open to the idea of offloading Paulo Dybala during the next transfer window, Goal understands. The Argentina international is no longer considered to be integral to the Bianconeri’s future plans. A summer of change is approaching in Turin and Dybala could find himself caught up in that process.

-source: Romeo Agresti


Unlikely

Inter have reportedly held talks to sign Juventus striker Moise Kean and could exchange him for Mauro Icardi. According to Corriere dello Sport, Inter chiefs Beppe Marotta and Piero Ausilio have already spoken to Kean’s agent Mino Raiola.

-source: Football Italia


Done deal?

Napoli have reportedly agreed a deal to sign Fiorentina midfielder Jordan Veretout this summer. According to Il Mattino, Fiorentina will receive €20m for Veretout with no Napoli players going in the opposite direction.

-source: Football Italia


Derby time

Milan, Inter, Roma and Lazio are all reportedly battling it out to sign Schalke winger Daniel Caligiuri. According to Bild, Caligiuri has courted the interest of all four clubs and could move to Serie A this summer, given he has only one year left on his Schalke contract.

-source: Football Italia


Hotting up

More reports are claiming that the track between Milan and former Roma boss Eusebio Di Francesco is hotting up. It emerged on Monday afternoon that Di Francesco was being considered by Milan, and both Gazzetta dello Sport and Calciomercato.com agree with Sport Mediaset’s initial story. La Gazzetta explains the Rossoneri are attracted to the Coach for his ‘approach, management of young players and style’.

-source: Football Italia


Wage cut

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba would need to take a pay cut to join Real Madrid this summer, report ESPN FC. The France international reportedly earns a weekly wage of €335k at Old Trafford with the outgoing European champions said to not be in a financial position to match this figure.

-source: Football Espana


Zidane gone

Real Madrid goalkeeper Luca Zidane is set to leave the club this month to join Ligue 2 club Clermont Foot in France, say reports. Marca cite a report in France Football that the club who are currently 10th in the French second tier will sign Zidane, son of Madrid boss Zinedine, this summer.

-source: Football Espana


More interest

Atletico Madrid hope to sign SPAL striker Andrea Petagna this summer but face competition from Leicester City, reports Nuovo Ferrera. The 23-year-old striker joined SPAL from Atalanta last summer and has been in devastating form this campaign, netting 15 goals across all competitions.

-source: Football Espana


Influential

Zinedine Zidane could prove influential in Real Madrid’s pursuit of Lyon midfielder Tanguy Ndombele this summer, report Diario AS. The Frenchman has starred for the French giants since joining from Amiens in 2017 with his fine form recognised by his first full international caps for the France national team. Fresh reports now say the midfielder is top of Zidane’s wanted list despite suggestions that the player was favoured to go to an English club.

-source: Football Espana


Following


Stop


First choice


Buy-back


FINAAAALYYYY


Parisians in disarray


From the ashes


Approached

Napoli insists for Tottenham’s Kieran Trippier: the first offer presented by the club of Aurelio De Laurentiis was between 18 and 20 million euros for the 28-year-old right-back, however, the distance between the Partenopei and the English side was said to be at least 15 million euros. Therefore, 35 million euros is the fee demanded for the English international; they will continue to negotiate as the player has shown his liking and appreciation of the club and the engagement is within the parameters. The biggest obstacle in securing Trippier could be the competition from Manchester United: the player, being from Manchester, is said to give priority to the Reds in the event of an offer.

-source: Gianluca Di Marzio