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Arsene Wenger has an offer to return to management at Japanese outfit Vissel Kobe, Goal understands. The Frenchman has been out of work since leaving Arsenal in the summer of 2018. He has been mulling over his options after seeing a 22-year spell in north London brought to a close.

-source: Goal

United in talks with Betis over Firpo

Los Verdiblancos are also in discussions with Manchester United over the sale of left-back Júnior Firpo, 22, who in recent months has also been attracting interest from Madrid. Despite a chequered injury record that has restricted Firpo’s involvement for Betis of late, United are ready to pay 25 to 30 million euros for the Spain Under-21 international, who will be at the European Under-21 Championship in June.

-source: Diario AS


Manchester United are poised to move for Sean Longstaff and hope a bid of £25million will be enough to land the Newcastle starlet. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes the 21-year-old will develop into a top class all-round midfielder and has identified him as one of a host of emerging British talents he wants to bring to Old Trafford this summer.

-source: Evening Standard

Welbeck to don blue

Everton are favorites to sign Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck on a free transfer this summer. The 28-year-old is back in full training after undergoing surgery on his right ankle in November, scoring a hat-trick in a behind-closed-doors match last week as the Gunners step up their preparations for next Wednesday’s Europa League Final against Chelsea.

-source: Evening Standard


Juventus have held positive talks over renewing the contract of teenage sensation Moise Kean, Goal understands. The 19-year-old is contracted to the Serie A champions until 2020 and, following the positive impact he’s made with the first team in the 2018-19 campaign, they want to reward him with an extension and improved terms.

-source: Romeo Agresti

So no Lukaku then?

Sky Sport Italia claim Roma striker Edin Dzeko has agreed terms for a transfer to Inter, where he’ll reunite with Radja Nainggolan. It is not a new rumour of interest in the Bosnian, but this time the report suggests a deal has been done, at least between the player and his next club.

-source: Football Italia

Napoli need fullbacks

Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis has reportedly given the green light for negotiations to begin with Tottenham Hotspur’ €30m-rated right-back Kieran Trippier. According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, the England international has expressed his desire to join the Azzurri and De Laurentiis is willing to close the deal.

-source: Football Italia

Napoli are reportedly closing in on Empoli right-back Giovanni Di Lorenzo, while a return for Fabio Quagliarella is also on the cards. According to Italian daily newspaper Il Mattino, the Azzurri are looking for replacements for both Mario Rui and Elseid Hysaj.

-source: Football Italia

Carlo’s happiness takes precedence

Napoli will reportedly keep Coach Carlo Ancelotti happy and offer Jose Maria Callejon a two-year extension on his contract that runs out next season. According to La Gazzetta dello Sport’s Nicolò Schira, there has been a positive meeting between the player’s agent Manuel Garcia Quilon and Azzurri sporting director Cristiano Guintoli.

-source: Football Italia

Chopping and changing

Milan could replace Paolo Maldini and Leonardo, it’s reported, bringing in Lille director Luis Campos and Monaco Coach Leonardo Jardim. According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Rossoneri are not fully convinced of the work being done by their former defender and chief executive Ivan Gazidis is thinking about going in a different direction by bringing in current Lille sporting director Campos.

-source: Football Italia

No bidding wars

Real Madrid are keen on landing Eintracht Frankfurt striker Luka Jovic this summer but will not get caught up in a bidding war for the Serbian international. On loan from Benfica, the 21-year-old has been one of the most prolific players in Europe this campaign with 28 goals in all competitions.

-source: MARCA


Giovani Lo Celso holds the key to Real Madrid’s pursuit of Christian Eriksen. Tottenham are in talks with Real Betis over the signing of the midfielder, for whom they are prepared to pay around 60 million euros, with the Premier League club keen to secure a replacement for Eriksen in advance of the Dane’s potential summer switch to the Bernabéu.

-source: Diario AS

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Reject everyone

Napoli have rejected €90m offers for Kalidou Koulibaly from both Real Madrid and Manchester United, claims the Corriere dello Sport. President Aurelio De Laurentiis has said many times that he turned down proposals close to €100m for the centre-back, which were believed to be from Manchester United.

-source: Football Italia

Camacho to Wolves

Wolves are weighing up a £10million move for Liverpool midfielder Rafa Camacho after he failed to agree terms on a new contract. The 19-year old joined Liverpool after being released by Manchester City and has impressed making his debut against Wolves in the FA Cup and coming off the bench against Crystal Palace in the Premier League.

-source: Daily Mail

Chain reaction

The latest reports from Radio CRC suggest that, before Napoli can sign Trippier, they must first sell Albanian defender Elseid Hysaj; who is being linked heavily with Atletico and was, prior to that, a top target of Maurizio Sarri at Chelsea. Atletico must, however, first sell Santiago Arias and Sime Vrsaljko.

-source: Calciomercato



Newcastle United are understood to have been tracking Spanish Under-20 international Marc Cucurella this season. Sources in Spain say that United are one of several clubs taking a look at the marauding left-back after a good campaign with Eibar following a season long loan deal from Barcelona. Eibar have a €2m option on Cucurella but in a complex transfer, Barca will then considering buying him back for €4million this summer before having a look at their next move.

-source: Chronicle Live


Real Madrid are in talks with Lyon over the potential signing of left-back Ferland Mendy as Zinedine Zidane begins a summer overhaul of his squad, Goal understands. However, he is under contract with Lyon through 2023 and should the Frenchman prove too expensive, there are other alternatives for Los Blancos. Junior Firpo has produced a stellar campaign with Real Betis - scoring and assisting in a memorable 4-3 victory over Barcelona - and could be a cheaper option.

-source: Goal


Paris Saint-Germain are continuing their pursuit of Napoli midfielder Allan and prepared to pay €50m, claim France Football. They had already pushed hard for his signature in the January transfer window, but President Aurelio De Laurentiis refused to budge. According to France Football, PSG sent scouts to view Allan during the 4-1 victory over Inter last week and were very impressed.

-source: Football Italia

A Roman transfer

Lazio are set to activate their option to buy midfielder Romulo from Genoa, for a reported fee of around €2m. According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Biancocelesti have decided to purchase the 32-year-old outright after his arrival on loan from the Grifone in January.

-source: Football Italia

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