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One last time

Manchester United have submitted their final contract offer to Juan Mata and the Spaniard wants to stay at the club. Mata, 31, has entered the last two months of his existing contract and United have offered him a one-year deal with the option of an additional year. Sources close to the player have told the MEN the playmaker is ‘calm’ and it is understood United are more hopeful Mata will agree an extension.

-source: Manchester Evening News

One of their own

Dagba to extend?

According to our information, two club, an English and a German, came in contact with Colin Dagba entourage, author of very successful benefits with PSG. The capital club is looking for his side to extend the contract of its young defender of an extra season.

-source: RMC Sport

Back to Constantinople

Fulham’s Ryan Babel is in talks over a return to Turkey with Galatasaray, Sky Sports News understands. The Netherlands international sees his short-term deal at Craven Cottage expire at the end of the season and he has been free to speak to foreign clubs.

-source: Sky Sports News

Still interested

Arsenal are still keen on signing Getafe defender Djene Dakonam this summer according to a report in Marca this morning. The Premier League side have been consistently linked with the Togolese international after an outstanding season with Getafe - as they look to chase a first ever Champions League spot.

-source: Football Espana

Coach extends

United look at Barella

Manchester United will reportedly send scouts to watch Cagliari and Italy midfielder Nicolo Barella this weekend. According to Gazzetta dello Sport’s Nicolo Schira, United scouts will be at the San Paolo on Saturday, where Napoli host Barella’s Cagliari.

-source: Football Italia

Space interpreter on the move?

Long standing interest

The Allan show

Whatever helps keep CHO out of their grasps

Werder Bremen


Progressing as per expectation

Out of the question

Need more money




Going big

Manchester United have stepped up their pursuit of Portuguese duo Joao Felix and Bruno Fernandes as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer aims to make a flying start to his summer overhaul. The Norwegian expects to recruit as many as five new signings during the next transfer window – aiming for additions in every area of his squad. Felix and Fernandes are two of his leading targets and in recent weeks United have further explored the possibility of bringing them to Old Trafford for a potential combined fee of £150m. One major concern is both players’ willingness to sign for a club that may not be involved in the Champions League next season.

-source: Evening Standard

Jovic going to Real, not Barca or Chelsea

Luka Jovic is a great striker, young (class of 1997) and absolute perspective. He’ll drive the Eintracht against Chelsea in the semi-final round of the Europa League. And did you know that he considers one of the best specialists Sarri, very compatible with her charts if there was a chance. Instead, blocking the market has put out the Blues that – otherwise – would have made a concrete offer. Instead, it remains the super estimate of Sarri and the apprehension that Jovic will create in Frankfurt. Its future seems written, indeed just goes wrote (in the sense that you have to put down on paper). The Real has brought – as told – far ahead, rating between 65 and 70 million for reserve striker from guaranteed future.

-source: Alfredo Pedulla

While Barca, after seeing him 20 times, negotiated with Luka Jovic’s agents and took its decision, the name of the striker appeared on the front pages of newspapers with the priority goal of the Real Madrid. An interest not worried in the Camp Nou because they had control of the negotiation. Now no longer. Barca has told negotiators that he renounces the signing of Jovic . If you want to Zidane, he has free rein.

-source: Mundo Deportivo

Fallen star

Fulham midfielder Jean Michael Seri is wanted by Monaco. The 27-year-old was one of the most sought-after playmakers last summer and joined Fulham in surprise bargain £25million deal from Nice with team-mate Maxime Le Marchand.

-source: Daily Mail

Torres could be on the move again

Atlético de San Luis, the current monarch of the MX rise, will play his second final of the circuit in less than six months. In the surroundings of San Luis team begins to speculate about possible reinforcements in the face to the maximum division. Due to its partnership with Atlético de Madrid, one of those possible reinforcements could be Fernando ‘nino’ Torres, symbol mattress of recent years, champion of the world in South Africa 2010 with Spain and two-time champion of Europe in 2008 and 2012.

-source: Diario AS

As long as it’s not Chelsea

Inter and Luciano Spalletti are reported to want Napoli and Albania full-back Elseid Hysaj at San Siro next season. According to FCInterNews, the Nerazzurri have set their sights firmly on Hysaj, largely for his versatility, as he can play on the right or left.

-source: Football Italia

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