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Unheard of


Elsewhere


Extension


Very close

Napoli’s official radio station claims Tottenham Hotspur right-back Kieran Trippier is ‘very close’ to joining the club this summer. According to Valter De Maggio, the director of Radio Kiss Kiss Napoli, Trippier could soon be headed for the San Paolo, despite interest from Juventus.

-source: Football Italia


Good luck

Alexis Sanchez’s agent has reportedly offered the Manchester United forward to Inter, but any potential deal would be difficult due to the high costs involved. According to the Gazzetta dello Sport, Fernando Felicevich has been in Milan in recent days working on the feasibility of a summer move.

-source: Football Italia


New deal penned

Outgoing Atletico Madrid defender Diego Godin has agreed a three-year contract with Italian club Inter, according to ESPN FC. The Uruguayan defender is out of contract this summer and confirmed his departure from the Spanish capital would come at the end of this season. The fresh report claims the 33-year-old will put pen to paper in Milan on a deal worth an annual wage of €6.75m.

-source: Football Espana


Departure

Real Madrid defender Nacho Fernandez is seriously considering leaving the club this summer, according to a report in Marca. Back in March, the long-serving Spaniard was linked with a move to Italian club Roma and could now be edging towards a move away.

-source: Football Espana


Set to stay

Real Madrid defender Marcelo looks set to stay at the club beyond this season at the behest of boss Zinedine Zidane, report Marca. Marcelo’s patchy form has seen him play second fiddle to Sergio Reguilon for long stretches this season and he had been linked with a move away.

-source: Football Espana


Very talented

Real Madrid are set to renew the contract of midfielder Fede Valverde in the coming months, according to a report in Marca. The 20-year-old has made 24 appearances for Los Blancos this season having returned from a loan stint at Deportivo La Coruna last summer.

-source: Football Espana


Hmm


No consensus


Every midfielder on the planet


Bid


Confident

Manchester City are optimistic about their chances of persuading Vincent Kompany to sign a one-year contract extension. Kompany, the 33-year-old captain, scored a stunning 25-yard winner against Leicester City on Monday to put his team within one win of retaining the Premier League title. Txiki Begiristain, the director of football, held talks with Kompany and his representatives last month about extending his deal, which expires on June 30. More talks will take place after the FA Cup final against Watford.

-source: The Times


One from the championship

Manchester United have emerged as frontrunners to land Swansea and Wales starlet Daniel James. Winger James, 21, saw a deadline-day move to Leeds collapse at the 11th hour in January when Swansea pulled out of the deal. But his continued eye-catching form for club and country has now alerted a number of Premier League sides, led by United and Liverpool.

-source: Daily Mail

Bournemouth and Newcastle United are among the clubs believed to have shown an initial interest, but no one has yet made a move to test Swansea City’s resolve to keep the player. James has been a stand-out performer for club and country this season, and his future has been the subject of fervent speculation in recent weeks, with Manchester City and Everton both previously touted as possible destinations.

-source: Wales Online


Rekindled

Manchester United are ready to renew their interest in Leicester defender Harry Maguire, sources have told ESPN FC. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is looking to bolster every area of his squad during the summer transfer window and Maguire, a target for Jose Mourinho 12 months ago, is a candidate to boost United’s options at the back.

-source: ESPN FC


Back to Arsenal

The Coordinator of the Brazilian selection Edu Gaspar accepted the invitation from Arsenal to run the football club that advocated successfully for five seasons.

-source: UOL


Wow

Manchester City are interested in signing Benfica’s 19-year-old attacking midfielder Joao Felix, Sky Sports News understands. The club are closing in on a deal for Sporting Lisbon’s Bruno Fernandes, and Felix is understood to be the next one Pep Guardiola wants to go for once they have wrapped up his compatriot.

-source: Sky Sports News


End of an era


Pulled the plug?

Napoli have reportedly pulled out of a deal to sign PSV forward Hirving Lozano this summer. Corriere dello Sport claimed over the weekend that a €40m transfer had been agreed to take Lozano to Napoli. However, state broadcaster Rai has since followed up that concerns over fitness and PSV’s excessive demands have put off the Partenopei.

-source: Football Italia


Agreed?


Backup vs starter


Rebic


Straight from Pedulla


Options


All prepped for Herrera


Lyon


A much needed rebuild at Arsenal

Aaron Ramsey, Petr Cech and Danny Welbeck are all leaving the Gunners in the summer, and several more could follow. Arsenal are planning to undergo a major clear-out this summer as the club look to rein in their crippling wage bill.

-source: Goal


Costa to join ADL lol

Napoli are reportedly preparing a swoop for Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa this summer. Marca cites a report in Tuesday’s Gazzetta dello Sport, which claims Napoli boss Carlo Ancelotti ‘likes’ Costa and has ‘approved’ of his arrival.

-source: Football Italia


Not good

Inter are not expected to buy Keita Balde Diao this summer as it emerges a failed prank aggravated the winger’s thigh injury. According to Gazzetta dello Sport, Keita was the victim of a prank gone wrong by satirical TV programme Le Iene on the eve of Inter’s match against Sampdoria on February 17.

-source: Football Italia


Stalemate

Atletico Madrid are not prepared to match the €40m release clause of FC Porto defender Alex Telles, report Marca. 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.

-source: Football Espana


Moreno on the move

Benfica are in negotiations to sign Liverpool full-back Alberto Moreno on a free transfer this summer, say reports. Marca cite a report in A Bola that the Lisbon-based club have made a move for the Spaniard and are likely to trump Moreno’s former club Sevilla to a deal.

-source: Football Espana


The Roma connection at Seville

Former Roma boss Eusebio Di Francesco looks set to follow sporting director Monchi to Sevilla this summer, say Marca. The report claims the Italian is the ‘leading candidate’ for the role this summer, while last month Corriere dello Sport said he previously held a meeting with the sporting director, before watching the recent derby against Real Betis.

-source: Football Espana


Unwanted at Madrid

Napoli have ‘set their sights’ on signing defender Theo Hernandez, currently on loan at Real Sociedad from Real Madrid, say reports. El Espanol cite a report in Corriere dello Sport that the 21-year-old, who has endured an underwhelming time in the Basque Country this season, is a target for the Italian side.

-source: Football Espana


Inter move for Sarabia

Inter are prepared to trigger the €18m release clause of Sevilla midfielder Pablo Sarabia and improve his salary. El Desmarque cite a report in La Gazzetta dello Sport that the Milanese giants are prepared to offer a four-year contract with annual wages of €3m.

-source: Football Espana


Tuchel scouting in Germany


They just keep going

Manchester City are in closing in on a deal for Sporting Lisbon attacking midfielder, Bruno Fernandes, and plan to follow that up with the capture of defensive midfielder, Rodri, from Atlético Madrid in moves that could total around £107 million.

-source: The Telegraph