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Ruled out

Manchester United will pursue alternative targets to bolster their attacking options this summer after ruling out an £80 million move for Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho, sources have told ESPN FC. Former Manchester City youngster Sancho, 19, has been a long-term United target, with the club’s scouting department identifying him as a potential signing prior to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s arrival.

-source: ESPN FC


Bid made

Tottenham have launched a £10million move for exciting Leeds United winger prospect Jack Clarke. The 18-year-old has been monitored by Premier League clubs throughout the season after a string of eye catching performances in the Championship.

-source: Daily Mail


Lol?

Manchester United will promote Sergio Romero instead of spending big on a new goalkeeper if David de Gea leaves Old Trafford this summer. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will also survey homegrown talent Dean Henderson, who is set to rejoin newly-promoted Sheffield United for another year as he gains Premier League experience.

-source: Daily Mail


Expensive

Manchester United may have to double their valuation of Aaron Wan-Bissaka to sign the full-back, as there currently remains a huge difference between their stance and Crystal Palace’s. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has identified the 21-year-old as a key signing this summer, but initial hopes that the player’s openness to go to Old Trafford could lead to an uncomplicated deal have been misplaced. Palace feel under absolutely no pressure to sell Wan-Bissaka, and would want a fee of over £70m to even consider the prospect.

-source: The Independent


Not a coach anymore

Joaquín Caparrós will remain linked to Sevilla FC next season, although it will not be the first team coach. Technician held today in the hotel of the team in Tanzania’s focus a meeting with the President of the entity, José Castro, and sports club, Ramón Rodríguez, Monchi, CEO in the profiling was his future, which will remain linked to Sevilla FC .

-source: Sevilla FC


United buying all the youngsters

While recovering from a blow to the left leg, Peter continues to target on the market. Manchester United went on to be the striker of Fluminense in the radar, however, not yet formalized an official proposal. At the same time, the President Pedro Abad decided he will not sell the 9 shirt before the early election on June 8.

-source: Globo Esporte

Manchester United have opened talks with Swansea over a £15m deal for Daniel James and are ready to make an opening bid for Newcastle’s Sean Longstaff.

-source: The Telegraph


Arnie to stay?

West Ham believe Marko Arnautovic will be staying this summer with the club looking to sign another striker to provide competition. With Pellegrini’s blessing, the Hammers are chasing Salomon Rondon, a striker who could compete with last season’s top scorer for a place or play alongside him. The club currently have competition from Wolves and Newcastle for the £16.5million forward.

-source: Daily Mail


No relegation

Wolves and West Ham are keen on bringing Victor Camarasa back to the Premier League. Camarasa was one of the bright sparks during a season that ended in relegation for Cardiff.

-source: Daily Mail


One more season


Temporary hold up

Barcelona goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen has agreed a deal to join Portuguese champions Benfica, but negotiations over price are holding up the transfer. Goal understands that the Blaugrana are demanding €25 million (£22m/$28m) for the Netherlands international despite him having barely appeared for the first team over the past two seasons.

-source: Goal


Filipe Luis’ future

Filipe Luis is keen to remain at Atletico Madrid despite interest from both Paris Saint-Germain and Wolves, Goal understands. The 33-year-old will be a free agent when his contract expires in the summer, with the Premier League and Ligue 1 clubs seeing him as a decent addition to their respective squads, especially given there would be no transfer fee involved.

-source: Goal


He should go

Christian Benteke is keen to remain at Crystal Palace despite interest from Marouane Fellaini’s Chinese club Shandong Luneng Taishan, Goal understands. The Chinese Super League side are interested in signing the Belgian striker and are keen to enter talks over a £15 million ($19m) move.

-source: Goal


Juan Miranda

While the team prepares to face their last game of the season against Juventus, Sampdoria’s directors are already in the market to bring in some reinforcements for the next campaign. The Blucerchiati have in fact set their sights on Barcelona B’s left-back Juan Miranda.

-source: Gianluca Di Marzio


One more

Elmas, a 19-year-old midfielder from Fenerbahce, is considered by Napoli to have the potential of Fabian Ruiz. Elmas appeared 39 times across all competitions with the Turkish club this season, scoring 3 goals. Napoli’s interest in the player is strong, and the player’s profile has been appreciated across Europe. In fact, Lazio had expressed interest in the player in the past.

-source: Gianluca Di Marzio


Wut?

One of Italy’s leading news agencies is reporting Juventus will appoint Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola as their new Coach on June 4. According to Agenzia Giornalistica Italia (AGI), Guardiola has agreed a four-year contract with Juve worth €24m a season.

-source: Football Italia


Drama

Torino sporting director Gianluca Petrachi has stepped down from his role, freeing him up for a move to Roma. Gianluca Di Marzio’s website reports Petrachi handed Torino President Urbano Cairo his resignation on Wednesday evening. However, Di Marzio notes he cannot formally sign for Roma until he receives a ‘federal resolution’.

-source: Football Italia


Juve in for Marquinhos

Paris Saint-Germain defender Marquinhos has reportedly shown a willingness to joining Juventus this summer. According to Gazzetta dello Sport, Juve see Marquinhos as an ideal defensive reinforcement, with Andrea Barzagli having already departed and Giorgio Chiellini turning 35 in August.

-source: Football Italia


A welcome gift

Inter hope to gift incoming Coach Antonio Conte with Chelsea winger Victor Moses and Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku. Sky Sports reports both players are on Conte’s wishlist, the Coach having worked with Moses at Chelsea and tried to sign Lukaku before he opted to join United in 2017.

-source: Football Italia

Antonio Conte is expected to make a move for Romelu Lukaku as soon as he is confirmed as the new coach of Inter Milan. It is understood that the former Chelsea head coach expects to take over after the club’s final match of the season, against Empoli on Sunday.

-source: The Times


Exercised

Juventus have reportedly exercised an option to sign Sassuolo and Turkey defender Merih Demiral. Merih joined Sassuolo from Sporting CP in January and has gone on to start 13 of the Neroverdi’s Serie A games, scoring twice against Chievo. However, Gianluca Di Marzio’s website writes Juve reserved a right of purchase for the 20-year-old, set at €15m.

-source: Football Italia


The Italian managerial circle

There are growing reports Simone Inzaghi is considering a proposal from Milan, and not Juventus, in order to leave Lazio. The tactician is fresh from winning the Coppa Italia with a 2-0 Final victory over Atalanta. According to the Corriere della Sera and La Gazzetta dello Sport newspapers, Inzaghi received a call from Milan to ask about his availability.

-source: Football Italia


Done

Italian media are now so confident Antonio Conte has agreed to take over from Luciano Spalletti at Inter that it’s considered a done deal. Multiple sources, from Sky Sport Italia to La Gazzetta dello Sport to La Repubblica and Sportitalia, all carry the same details of the agreement.

-source: Football Italia


Spursy

Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly ready to make an offer for Nicolò Zaniolo, but the teenager is in talks to extend his Roma contract. According to Sky Sport Italia, Spurs have done enough scouting to be convinced that Zaniolo is worth a gamble on the transfer market.

-source: Football Italia


Napoli targeting midfielders

Napoli are reportedly keeping tabs on Racing Genk’s €10m-rated midfielder Ruslan Malinovskyi. According to Gazzetta dello Sport, Partenopei sporting director Cristiano Giuntoli is an admirer of the 26-year-old and the player’s agent is aware of interest from the Neapolitan club.

-source: Football Italia


Grain of salt

Juventus have allegedly received the OK from Tottenham Hotspur’s Mauricio Pochettino about becoming their new Coach. According to Gazzetta dello Sport’s Nicolo Schira, Juve sporting director Fabio Paratici met two intermediaries who were ‘taking care of contact with Tottenham’ on Tuesday.

-source: Football Italia


On course

Stephan El Shaarawy’s new contract is expected to go through once Roma appoint a new sporting director. Gazzetta dello Sport reported on Wednesday morning that El Shaarawy had rejected Roma’s offer of a renewal. However, Gianluca Di Marzio’s website assures there is a will on both sides for an agreement to be reached.

-source: Football Italia


Campos for Milan

Milan have reportedly agreed terms with Luis Campos for the Lille sporting director to replace Leonardo. According to Gazzetta dello Sport, an agreement between Milan and Campos was reached a few days ago.

-source: Football Italia


Atleast someone wants to stay at Atletico

Atletico Madrid have been handed a boost by the news that Saul Niguez will remain at the club beyond this season, report Marca. Various reports had linked the midfielder with a summer move to either Manchester City or Manchester United, but Los Rojiblancos will not budge on his €150m release clause.

-source: Football Espana


New contract for Nacho

Real Madrid defender Nacho Fernandez is set to sign a new contract at the club, according to a report in Marca. Back in March, the long-serving Spaniard was linked with a move to Italian club Roma with reports since claiming he could now be edging towards a move away.

-source: Football Espana


Ceballos-Eriksen swap?

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino is insisting to the club to sign Real Madrid midfielder Dani Ceballos, according to Diario AS. It is reported that Spurs see the former Real Betis midfielder as the ‘perfect replacement’ for Christian Eriksen, who is out of contract in North London last summer.

-source: Football Espana


New contract for Modric

Luka Modric is set to extend his contract at Real Madrid until the summer of 2021 to end speculation over his future, report Marca. It follows a report earlier this month in Cadena Cope which claimed Zinedine Zidane has personally informed the midfielder that he wants to be able to call on the Croatian beyond this summer.

-source: Football Espana


Now Atletico want Neres

Ajax winger David Neres is at the top of Atletico Madrid’s wanted list this summer, according to a report in Diario AS. The 22-year-old is set to represent Brazil at this summer’s Copa America but is said to be the priority for Diego Simeone, who wants to bolster his squad.

-source: Football Espana


Decided


Hermoso in demand

Arsenal, Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain are among the clubs chasing Espanyol defender Mario Hermoso, say Diario AS. The 23-year-old only joined the Catalan club in 2017 from Real Madrid in a €400k deal while he has a contract until 2020 with a €40m release clause in place.

-source: Football Espana


Wants to stay


Sane, but no Rebic


Strange


Decision time


Backup GK


Oops


Midfield reinforcement


Suarez backup


The Galactico


Competition


The BVB train just keeps going


Morel on the move


Offered


Departure