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Wednesday 17 May 2023 07:35, UK


Ethan Galbraith, who was once described as Manchester United's "best young player", will leave Old Trafford this summer.
Manchester United could let 13 players go this summer, with five of those set to be released including club stalwart Phil Jones and academy product Axel Tuanzebe.
Vinicius Jnr's agent has suggested the Brazil winger is likely to remain at Real Madrid for the entirety of his playing career despite reports linking him with a move to the Premier League.
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has pinpointed Emile Smith Rowe as the man who can replace Granit Xhaka this summer.
Arsenal will be offered the chance to sign PSV Eindhoven wonder-kid Xavi Simons this summer.
Barcelona boss Xavi Hernandez has scheduled meetings with four first-team players as he plans a squad clear-out to create financial space for signing Lionel Messi this summer.

Rival clubs threaten to sue Everton for £300m with Leeds, Leicester, Nottingham Forest, Southampton and Burnley furious at the Toffees potentially avoiding sanctions for an alleged breach of spending rules.
Leeds United are in the hunt to sign James Milner on a free transfer from Liverpool - if they can stay in the Premier League - but Brighton still lead the race.
Feyenoord will offer Arne Slot a bumper new contract to fend off interest from Tottenham this summer after Daniel Levy added the Dutch title-winning boss to his managerial shortlist.
Roy Hodgson is open to staying on as Crystal Palace manager next season with the Eagles contemplating handing the Premier League's oldest boss, 75, a new deal.
Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson says his return to the club has not been the emotional rollercoaster he had anticipated, with Premier League safety assured with relative ease
Aston Villa join the race for £55m Sporting Lisbon's Manuel Ugarte with suitors Liverpool, Newcastle and Chelsea focusing on other priorities this summer.
USA duo Christian Pulisic and Taylor Booth are wanted by Serie A champions Napoli and the Chelsea player could potentially be used in a swap deal for Victor Osimhen.

Manchester United are trying to get ahead of their rivals in the race to sign Norwegian teen talent Sverre Nypan this summer.
Vincent Kompany is eyeing up a reunion with unwanted Arsenal star Albert Sambi Lokonga at Burnley.
Granit Xhaka is in advanced talks to leave Arsenal for Bayer Leverkusen this summer.
Speaking to Jamie Carragher as part of an MNF special, Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta explains the decision to give midfielder Granit Xhaka a new role in the team
New Zealand hope to ride to the rescue of the Rugby League World Cup after France pulled out of hosting the tournament.

A Notts County-supporting MP is offering to personally pay for the club's promotion party amid outrage over traditional balcony celebrations falling victim to council cuts.
The future in the English game of the Premier League's longest-serving referee Mike Dean, who became a full-time VAR last summer, is in major doubt with him absent from this week's meeting of officials at St George's Park having not been assigned a game since February.
PGMOL chief Howard Webb explains whether the conversations between match officials will be revealed more often
Matt Rogerson, the London Irish captain, has emerged as a surprise contender for England's World Cup squad.
Rory McIlroy has received texts from Tiger Woods with advice on how to fix his 'two-way miss'.

Bayern Munich are willing to offload Sadio Mane this summer after only one season at the club and are unlikely to make João Cancelo's loan move from Manchester City permanent.
A group of Premier League clubs have failed in a bid to have Everton's charge for breaching Financial Fair Play rules fast-tracked so that it is dealt with before the end of the season.

Alexis Mac Allister wants Champions League football if he leaves Brighton this summer.
Joe Bryan is set to leave Fulham when his contract expires this summer, with former club Bristol City the favourites to sign him.

Ange Postecoglou has admitted some big names could be on their way out of Celtic in the summer - but vowed to work more magic in the market to replace them.
Michael Beale could have up to five summer signings lined up before Rangers bring down the curtain on their current campaign.
Craig Moore has confirmed he would be 'interested' in returning to Rangers as the club's sporting director.

Dundee are ready to name Callum Davidson as their new manager.
Neil Lennon has edged closer to a return to football as boss of Olympiakos.

Paris St-Germain football adviser Luis Campos has met 29-year-old Tottenham striker Harry Kane's representatives about the possibility of signing the England captain. (Foot Mercato - in French)

Real Madrid want to sign PSG's 24-year-old France striker Kylian Mbappe, Bayern Munich's 22-year-old Canada defender Alphonso Davies and Borussia Dortmund's 19-year-old England midfielder Jude Bellingham this summer. (Sky Sports)

Feyenoord are set to offer manager Arne Slot, 44, a new contract to fend off interest from Tottenham. (Mail)

Barcelona want to re-sign Argentina forward Lionel Messi, 35, and Brazil striker Neymar, 31, from PSG. (Football Transfers)

Arsenal and Barcelona are interested in 32-year-old Germany midfielder Ilkay Gundogan, who wants longer than a one-year deal to stay at Manchester City. (Sport Bild - in German)

Bayern Munich are open to selling Senegal striker Sadio Mane, 31, in the summer and are unlikely to turn 28-year-old Portugal defender Joao Cancelo's loan move from Manchester City into a permanent £60m deal. (Times - subscription)

Bayer Leverkusen are in advanced talks with Arsenal about signing 30-year-old Switzerland midfielder Granit Xhaka for £13m. (Standard)

Tottenham are considering Brentford's Spain goalkeeper David Raya, 27, as a replacement for 36-year-old former France captain Hugo Lloris, who is set to leave at the end of the season. (Fabrizio Romano)

Roma's England forward Tammy Abraham, 25, says Chelsea and England defender Reece James, 23, has told him to return to Stamford Bridge. Manchester United and Newcastle United are also interested in Abraham. (Tuttomercatoweb via Standard)

Brighton are expected to sign Borussia Dortmund's 27-year-old Germany midfielder Mahmoud Dahoud, who is out of contract in the summer. (Football Insider)

Leeds United must avoid relegation to have a chance of bringing Liverpool's former England midfielder James Milner, 37, back to the club, although Brighton remain favourites to sign him when his contract runs out this summer. (Mail)

Tottenham's list of candidates for their sporting director role includes Tim Steidten, who held a similar role at Bayer Leverkusen, with Brentford's Lee Dykes and Roma's Tiago Pinto also under consideration. (Standard)

Burnley manager Vincent Kompany is keen on 23-year-old Arsenal and Belgium midfielder Sambi Lokonga, who is currently on loan at Crystal Palace. (Sun)

Chelsea are interested in Lyon's USA midfielder Catarina Macario, 23, and PSG's 27-year-old Canada defender Ashley Lawrence, with Denmark forward Pernille Harder, 30, and Sweden defender Magdalena Eriksson, 29, set to join Bayern Munich in the summer. (Standard)


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Thursday 18 May 2023 07:44, UK


Manchester United and Newcastle have reportedly emerged as the likeliest clubs to sign Sadio Mane with Bayern Munich keen to offload the winger following a miserable debut season.
Everton are close to being sold in a deal worth around £600m, bringing to an end Farhad Moshiri's painful reign behind the controls.
Bayern Munich are reportedly weighing up a summer move for England and West Ham midfielder Declan Rice.
Tottenham are elevating their interest in Arne Slot as Feyenoord brace themselves for a fight to keep their head coach.
Spurs have been linked with a summer move for former Arsenal midfielder Matteo Guendouzi as the club look to bolster their midfield ranks.
Arsenal have made a third contract offer to Reiss Nelson after the winger rejected their first two proposals.
Mateu Alemany is ready to perform a U-turn in his decision to join Aston Villa and stay with Barcelona.
Brighton manager Roberto De Zerbi has claimed that the ongoing absence of former No 1 Robert Sanchez from the playing squad is because the Spanish international 'wanted it this way'.
LIV Golf have turned to Amanda Staveley in an ambitious bid to soothe relations with their sworn enemies at the PGA Tour.
Qatar is a shock contender to host the 2025 Rugby League World Cup despite huge fears over the country's human rights laws.
Marcus Rashford hopes to be available for Manchester United's remaining Premier League games and the FA Cup final against Manchester City after returning to training.

Tottenham will not host talks with Eric Dier about a new deal until the summer.

Barcelona are tipped to launch a shock move for unhappy Bayern Munich midfielder Joshua Kimmich.
Arsenal are reportedly preparing a shock move for Manchester City defender Joao Cancelo.

Arsenal are ready to start contract talks with captain Odegaard as they bid to secure the futures of the core players who led their title challenge.
Paris Saint-Germain are not expected to be able to follow up their interest in Harry Kane this summer, as the French club aim to drastically cut costs.
Xabi Alonso has confirmed he will be staying at Bayer Leverkusen next season.
Brighton are set to sign midfielder Mahmoud Dahoud amid the threat of Moises Caicedo or Alexis Mac Allister leaving the club.
Chelsea will not proceed with their interest in Brentford striker Ivan Toney as they target a new forward.

Chelsea are close to kick-starting their multi-club project by buying a stake in Strasbourg. The deal would be a major boost for the Premier League side's owners, Todd Boehly and Clearlake Capital, who have been looking for suitable clubs to purchase since last summer.

Chelsea told Julian Nagelsmann that he was their first choice to replace Graham Potter as head coach, the German's agent has claimed.
Russell Martin is in the frame to become Southampton's new manager as the south-coast club look to follow Burnley's template in making an immediate return to the Premier League.
Rafael Nadal is set to withdraw from the French Open today for the first time since 2004. The 14-times Roland Garros champion has called a press conference for Thursday at which he is expected to concede defeat in his battle to be fit for his most successful grand-slam tournament.

Gabriel Martinelli will miss the remainder of the season after suffering ankle ligament damage during Arsenal's 3-0 defeat to Brighton and Hove Albion on Sunday.
Marcelo Bielsa says he did not need convincing to return to management with the Uruguay national team - but played down his status in the game because he has not managed a "big club".

Paris Saint-Germain are exploring whether to make a fresh bid for Manchester City midfielder Bernardo Silva.
Inter Milan's participation in the final of the Champions League will delay talks over Romelu Lukaku's Chelsea future.
Everton's relegation rivals have been told the Premier League is powerless to fast-track the process of hearing the Merseyside club's financial fair play charges despite the considerable impact a guilty verdict would have on clubs.
The Manchester derby FA Cup final between United and City on June 3 has gone to referee Paul Tierney.
The Manchester United takeover saga could remain unresolved until the end of the Premier League season, with the Glazers still undecided on various contenders after six months.

Graeme Souness will not be returning to Ibrox as Rangers sporting director or fronting a takeover, according to a report.
Ryan Kent is closing in on a deal to sign for Turkish giants Fenerbahce in the summer transfer window, according to reports.
Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou will make Aberdeen sweat until the summer over the prospect of landing Liam Scales on a permanent deal.

Two Premier League clubs are reportedly interested in signing former Rangers midfielder Lassana Coulibaly.
Rangers are closing in on a deal for Ecuador midfielder Jose Cifuentes. But Manchester United want to hijack their move for keeper Jack Butland.

Arsenal are preparing a club record £92m offer for West Ham's 24-year-oldEngland midfielder Declan Rice. (Telegraph - subscription)

Bayern Munich are also interested in Rice as manager Thomas Tuchel looks to refresh his midfield. (Mirror)

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta is considering signing Manchester City's 28-year-old Portugal defender Joao Cancelo, who is on loan at Bayern Munich, but the Gunners fear City will be reluctant to do business with them this summer. (Talksport)

Paris St-Germain want Manchester City's Portugal midfielder Bernardo Silva, 28, for £70m after failing to sign him last summer. (Telegraph - subscription)

Chelsea's talks with 30-year-old Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku about his future will be delayed until after Inter Milan, where he is on loan, play City in the Champions League final on 10 June. (Telegraph - subscription)

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp offered 37-year-old English midfielder James Milner, who will leave at the end of the season, a coaching role. (Mirror)

Manchester United have agreed personal terms with Napoli's 26-year-old South Korea defender Kim Min-jae. (Il Mattino via Metro)

Arsenal's 24-year-old Norway midfielder Martin Odegaard, whose contract runs out in 2025, is set to sign a new deal. (90min)

Bayer Leverkusen manager Xabi Alonso says he will still be in charge next season despite being linked withthe Tottenham vacancy. (Sky Sports)

Arsenal midfielder Albert Sambi Lokonga, 23, could move to Burnley to play under manager Vincent Kompany, who coached the Belgian at Anderlecht. (Express)

Crystal Palace's 30-year-old Ivory Coast forward Wilfried Zaha, whose contract expires in the summer, is considering staying at Selhurst Park. Talksport)

Barcelona will make a fresh attempt to sign Real Sociedad and Spain midfielder Martin Zubimendi, 24, this summer after Arsenal failed with a £53m bid in January. (Express)

Senegal forward Sadio Mane, 31, wants to stay at Bayern Munich despite his bust-up with team-mate Leroy Sane in April. (Fabrizio Romano)

Former Bayern Munich manager Julian Nagelsmann was Chelsea's first choice to replace Graham Potter. (Times - subscription)

Nice, who are owned by British billionaire Sir Jim Ratcliffe's Ineos group, have met with Potter to discuss appointing him manager. (Foot Mercato - in French)

Nantes want former Crystal Palace manager Patrick Vieira if they avoid relegation. (L'Equipe - in French)

Swansea City manager Russell Martin is one of the candidates to take over at Southampton, who have been relegated from the Premier League this season. (Times - subscription)

Barcelona director of football Mateu Alemany is set to stay after changing his mind on a move to Aston Villa. (Mail)


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Friday 19 May 2023 08:16, UK


Manchester City could make a move for Josko Gvardiol, the RB Leipzig centre-back, if Pep Guardiola decides to shake up his defence this summer.
Paris Saint-Germain have revived their interest in Bernardo Silva, but the club have not given up hope of trying to persuade the 28-year-old playmaker to stay.
Aaron Ramsdale has doubled his wages to about £120,000 a week by signing a new contract at Arsenal, with Martin Odegaard also set to be offered a lucrative long-term deal.
Gareth Southgate will allow Manchester City's players to join up late with his England squad ahead of the European Championship qualifiers against Malta and North Macedonia next month.
The American investment company, 777 Partners, have firmed up their interest in Everton, although the club's owner, Farhad Moshiri, is continuing his negotiations with other potential investors.
Julen Lopetegui, the Wolverhampton Wanderers head coach, has claimed he was misled over the club's summer transfer plans. Lopetegui emerged from a meeting with Jeff Shi, the chairman, and said concerns over the Premier League's Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules have altered the spending budget.
Mikel Arteta has made his latest signing to enhance the feel-good vibe at Arsenal - a chocolate Labrador. The dog, who is affectionately called 'Win', spends most days at the club's training ground at London Colney in Hertfordshire.
Premier League and EFL clubs are close to backing a radical FA plan that will allow them to sign up to four promising overseas players who would not get a work permit under the existing system.

Phil Jones is battling to save his playing career as he prepares to leave Manchester United after 12 years at Old Trafford. Jones has been left off the club's retained list, which will be released shortly, and will become a free agent when his contract runs out on June 30.
Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson says there is no truth in reports that talks are planned between himself and the club about him staying on at the end of the season but says he will see how he feels.
Manchester City have launched numerous legal challenges against the Premier League's 115 charges for alleged breaches of financial rules including raising an extraordinary objection to the involvement of the barrister running the process - he is an Arsenal fan.
Real Madrid forward Vinicius Jnr will cash in on his superstar status this summer with a new mega-money contract with the Spanish club - and is looking to match Erling Haaland's £20m-a-year boot deal.
England head coach Gareth Southgate is set to rest his Manchester City quintet for the Euro 2024 qualifier in Malta after Pep Guardiola's side reached the Champions League final.
Arsenal may face a fight to keep defender William Saliba this summer after three mystery 'major' clubs made enquiries, according to reports.

Arne Slot's assistant at Feyenoord has insisted he would not follow the Dutchman to Tottenham if he is appointed as the Premier League club's new manager. Slot has been linked with the vacant Spurs hotseat amid Daniel Levy's chaotic search for Antonio Conte's replacement.
Jurgen Klopp will be free to join Liverpool's on-pitch tributes to their four departing stars despite observing a touchline ban for Saturday's Premier League clash with Aston Villa. The Reds are due to bid farewell to Roberto Firmino, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, James Milner and Naby Keita and will celebrate the quartet's contributions to the club after the match.
An emotional Lucas Moura reflects on his time at Tottenham after confirmation that he will leave the club when his current deal expires at the end of the season
Lionel Messi has reportedly been offered £87m more by Al Hilal to join the club over the summer as the Saudi Arabian side seek to see off competition from Barcelona. The Riyadh club were initially said to have offered around £347m (€400m) a year for the Argentine to make the move but now that figure is said to have increased to £434m (€500m) as they strengthen their hand.
Leicester Tigers have revealed for the first time their frustration at the way England ripped the heart out of their coaching team.

English football's governing bodies are in talks to bring in measures to clamp down on dissent due to concern over the rise in bad behaviour towards officials. With two weeks of the season remaining, 534 cards have been issued to players for dissent in the top four flights of English football, according to Opta - easily surpassing last season's tally of 477, as well as the 421 cards shown in 2020-21.
Tom Curry has called for more protection for jackallers after his twin brother and fellow flanker Ben had his World Cup hopes ended by a hamstring injury sustained in Sale's Premiership semi-final win over Leicester.
Nick Kyrgios will miss the French Open due to a foot injury sustained during the theft of his car and not because of a knee problem, his agent has said.
Roy Hodgson is expected to be asked to extend his stay at Crystal Palace for another season, with his assistant Paddy McCarthy lined up as the 75-year-old's long-term replacement.

Chelsea have beaten Manchester United to the signing of Ecuadorian wonderkid Kendry Paez in a £20m deal.
Lionel Messi warned Barcelona not to re-sign his former team-mate Xavi Simons - who will be offered to Arsenal this summer.
The Guardian’s Jonathan Liew joins David Garrido on Back Pages Tonight to discuss Manchester City's legal fight with the league and the cases hanging over the club.
Dimitar Berbatov has called on Manchester United to make a new striker and a centre-half their two summer priorities.
Manchester United are ready to double Jack Butland's wages to make his loan move at Old Trafford permanent.
Graham Potter is interested in the OGC Nice vacancy after holding talks with the club owned by Ineos chief Sir Jim Ratcliffe.

Former Chelsea wonderkid Josh McEachran is without a club after being released by League One side MK Dons.
Manchester United target Min-Jae Kim is set to complete military service next month. The Napoli defender has attracted plenty of interest from around Europe with his displays in his side's title-winning campaign this term.
Tottenham have emerged as surprise contenders to sign Edouard Mendy in Chelsea's summer clear-out.
Ferrari have given €1m to the local flood relief fund after this weekend's Emilia Romagna Grand Prix was cancelled.

Wasps are facing extinction as a professional club after being demoted to the bottom of the English rugby pyramid.
The French Open's greatest champion Rafael Nadal is out of the tournament - and probably the rest of the season - after failing to recover from the hip injury he sustained in January.
The Football Association will apply to make Ivan Toney's eight-month ban a worldwide sanction and therefore prevent him from being loaned to a foreign club this summer.
Defending champion Iga Swiatek is an injury doubt for the French Open after damaging a thigh muscle during an intense battle with Kazakstan's Elena Rybakina.

Manchester United and Newcastle United have emerged as the likeliest clubs to sign Bayern Munich and Senegal forward Sadio Mane, 31, following a disappointing debut season in Germany. (Mail)

Chelsea, Manchester United, Tottenham and Fulham are among the clubs interested in Gent's 20-year-old Nigerian forward Gift Orban. (Evening Standard)

Manchester United are finalising their summer transfer plans, with Juventus' France midfielder Adrien Rabiot, 28, back on their shortlist along with Napoli's South Korea defender Kim Min-jae, 26. (Mirror)

Paris St-Germain are also targeting a summer move for centre-back Kim Min-jae, with the French cchampions having met the player's agent. (RMC Sport - in French)

As well as Brighton's Argentina World Cup winning midfielder Alexis Mac Allister, 24, Liverpool are monitoring Chelsea's England midfielder Mason Mount, 24, while Bayern Munich's Netherlands midfielder Ryan Gravenberch, 21, is another player being assessed. (Liverpool Echo)

Liverpool are also admirers of Feyenoord and Turkey midfielder Orkun Kokcu, 22, as an alternative to Mac Allister and England and Dortmund midfielder Jude Bellingham, 19. (Football Transfers)

Manchester City are interested in signing RB Leipzig and Croatia defender Josko Gvardiol with the German club asking for £85m for the 21-year-old. (Mail)

Arsenal defender William Saliba will enter the final year of his contract this summer and the 22-year-old France international is yet to agree a new deal with the Gunners. (Goal)

Manchester United want to reward Argentina defender Lisandro Martinez, 25, with a new deal following his impressive first season at the club since joining from Ajax. (Sky Sports)

Chelsea and England midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek, 27, is wanted by AC Milan who are looking to rebuild following their Champions League semi-final defeat by Inter Milan. (Fabrizio Romano on Twitter)

Tottenham have opened talks over appointing Feyenoord's Dutch boss Arne Slot as their new manager. (Football Insider)

Ecuador midfielder Kendry Paez has reportedly signed for Chelsea for a fee of £20m with the 16-year-old also attracting interest from Manchester United. (El Canal del Futbol, via Mirror)

Brentford are set to open contract talks with England forward Ivan Toney, 27, at the end of the season despite his eight-month ban from football for betting offences. (Mail)

The Bees, meanwhile, want to sign Coventry City's Sweden forward Viktor Gyokeres, 24, to cover in Toney's absence from the team. (Talksport)

Wolves manager Julen Lopetegui says he hopes the club can solve Financial Fair Play issues which could limit his transfer budget for the summer. (Times - subscription required)

Real Madrid's comprehensive defeat by Manchester City in the Champions League semi-final could accelerate the exit of their Italian boss Carlo Ancelotti. (Guardian)

Swansea boss Russell Martin is one of the leading candidates to become Southampton's new manager. (Sky Sports)

Brighton's 21-year-old winger Simon Adingra is wanted by clubs in Germany and France following a successful loan in Belgium with Union Saint-Gilloise. (90min)

Sunderland are in advanced talks to sign Birmingham midfielder Jobe Bellingham, 17, the younger brother of Borussia Dortmund and England midfielder Jude. (Sky Sports)

Former Wales forward Steve Morison, 39, is under serious consideration to return as Cardiff City manager - eight months after being sacked by the club. (Wales Online)


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Tottenham could make a surprise move for Chelsea's Senegal goalkeeper Edouard Mendy, 31, as they look to replace French shot-stopper Hugo Lloris, 36, who is out of contract at the end of the season. (Sun)

Manchester United and England defender Harry Maguire could move to West Ham or Tottenham with the 30-year-old out of favour with boss Erik ten Hag. (Football Transfers)

Manchester United could sign two strikers in the summer with Atalanta's Denmark striker Rasmus Hojlund, 20, joining Tottenham and England forward Harry Kane, 29, on the club's shortlist of targets. (Times - subscription required)

Interim Chelsea manager Frank Lampard says he tried to sign Norwegian forward Erling Haaland during his first stint at Stamford Bridge, before the 22-year-old moved to Borussia Dortmund. (Mail)

The agent of Inter Milan goalkeeper Andre Onana, 27, says the former Cameroon international is happy in Italy amid interest from Chelsea. (TV Play via Standard)

Tottenham are the leading contenders to land Feyenoord boss Arne Slot as their new manager at the end of the season, with the Dutch side fearing he wants to move to England. (Sky Sports)

William Saliba is attracting interest from three unnamed clubs, as Arsenal continue to negotiate a new contract with the 22-year-old France centre-back. (Mirror)

Chelsea's England midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek, 27, is reportedly keen on a move to AC Milan, who have earmarked him as a priority target for the summer transfer window. (Fabrizio Romano)

Crystal Palace co-owner Steve Parish has heaped praise on manager Roy Hodgson ahead of contract talks between the veteran boss and the club. (Standard)

Palace and England goalkeeper Jack Butland, 30, who is currently on loan at Manchester United, is close to agreeing a move to Rangers this summer. (Mail)

Following the announcement of his departure from Manchester United, England defender Phil Jones, 31, is "taking some time" to weigh up his next move. (Lancashire Telegraph)

The agent of Crystal Palace forward Wilfried Zaha, 30, recently met with Turkish side Fenerbahce, fuelling rumours the Ivory Coast international could leave this summer. (Goal)

Lucas Moura is assessing his options after deciding to leave Tottenham, with clubs from Saudi Arabia, Major League Soccer and Serie A having approached the 30-year-old Brazilian attacker. (Fabrizio Romano)

West Ham will allow manager David Moyes to decide his own future if he leads them to glory in the Europa Conference League. (Mail)

Paris St-Germain are set to step up their attempts to lure Jose Mourinho away from Roma, with players close to the Portuguese manager fearing he will depart the Italian club this summer. (Mail)

Manchester United and Chelsea will go head-to-head to secure the services of Gent's Nigerian forward Gift Orban, 20. (FourFourTwo)

Germany midfielder Joshua Kimmich is believed to be considering his future with Bayern Munich, who have no intention of selling the 28-year-old. (90 Min)

Bayern Munich have backed out of a move for 25-year-old Ajax and Mexico midfielder Edson Alvarez, who could instead move to Borussia Dortmund.(Sky Sport Germany)


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Manchester United are hopeful of a move to sign Napoli striker Victor Osimhen this summer and the Nigerian is keen on a move to the Premier League ahead of Paris Saint-Germain.

Businessman Markus Schon is exploring an unusual deal which could see him finance a move for Cristiano Ronaldo to join Bayern Munich this summer.

Roma are planning to be busy in this summer's transfer market as they attempt to keep Jose Mourinho out of Paris Saint Germain's clutches.


Ilkay Gundogan is edging towards committing his future to Manchester City and providing yet another boost for Pep Guardiola's treble-chasing team.


David De Gea could be offered the carrot of a money-spinning testimonial if he agrees to take a pay cut at Manchester United.

Blackpool face a fight to keep hold of top scorer Jerry Yates following relegation to League One with five clubs chasing the striker.

Sparring partners-turned rivals Kell Brook and Conor Benn were forced apart following a ringside clash in Ireland.


Manchester City started their celebrations after being confirmed as Premier League champions with Phil Foden leading the way.

Erik ten Hag has admitted that Casemiro still surprises him with what he can do after the Brazil star scored the winner against Bournemouth.

Daniel Levy has told Tottenham supporters he understands their frustration at the end of a disappointing season and admits the club has failed to deliver on their expectations.

Blackburn Rovers legend Morten Gamst Pedersen has revealed he 'would love' to play for Wrexham following their return to the football league.


Brooks Koepka and Bryson DeChambeau were booed on the first tee of their third round at the US PGA Championship. The duo both swapped the PGA Tour for the Saudi-backed LIV Golf series last year.


Rangers boss Michael Beale will hold crunch talks with John Lundstram and Borna Barisic this summer.


David Martindale has revealed his disappointment over social media pictures appearing to show Livingston skipper Nicky Devlin being paraded by Aberdeen.

Tottenham have resumed talks with former Bayern Munich boss Julian Nagelsmann, although he wants to know who will be sporting director before committing. (Times - subscription)

Liverpool have almost agreed personal terms with Brighton's 24-year-old Argentina midfielder Alexis Mac Allister. (Fabrizio Romano)

Brighton manager Roberto de Zerbi has told the board to block any bids for Japan winger Kaoru Mitoma, 26, with Mac Allister and 21-year-old Ecuador midfielder Moises Caicedo set to leave this summer. (Football Insider)

Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has asked president Florentino Perez to sign Tottenham's 26-year-old Brazil forward Richarlison. (Defensa Central - in Spanish)

West Ham manager David Moyes is planning to leave at the end of the season. (Football Insider)

Arsenal, Liverpool and Barcelona are interested in a summer move for 28-year-old Bayern Munich and Germany midfielder Joshua Kimmich. (Marca - in Spanish)

Manchester City's 28-year-oldPortugal defender Joao Cancelo is being monitored by Barcelona, with Bayern Munich unlikely to extend his loan. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Manchester City are keen for swap deal with Bayern Munich for midfielder Kimmich that would allow the German club to keep Cancelo. (Mirror)

Manchester City will offer Germany midfielder Ilkay Gundogan, 32, a new deal until 2024 with an option for a further season, amid interest from Barcelona.(Fabrizio Romano)

Manchester United will offer 32-year-old Spain keeper David de Gea a testimonial to try to persuade him to sign to a new contract. (Daily Star on Sunday)

Newcastle United are leading the race to sign Arsenal and Scotland defender Kieran Tierney, 25, with Manchester City and Aston Villa also interested. (Football Insider)

Chelsea want to make a summer move for Brentford's 27-year-old Spain goalkeeper David Raya, who is valued at £40m. (Givemesport)

West Ham are willing to let Italy striker Gianluca Scamacca, 24, leave only one year after joining from Sassuolo, with AC Milan interested. (Gazzetta dello Sport - in Italian)


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Crystal Palace are chasing Bournemouth ace Jefferson Lerma with the midfielder out of contract in the summer and yet to agree a new contract with the Cherries.
Former Arsenal striker Chuba Akpom could be set for a stunning £15m return to the Premier League after his 29-goal season for Middlesbrough.
Manchester City are ready to sell USA international goalkeeper Zack Steffen after his stunning season out on loan at Middlesbrough with Bundesliga clubs lining up and ready to make their move.
Aston Villa and Wolves are among nine Premier League clubs chasing the signature of Strasbourg attacking midfielder Habib Diarra.

Feyenoord director Dennis te Kloese has said the Dutch champions have not received an approach from Tottenham for head coach Arne Slot.
Manchester United are edging closer to securing the services of Napoli's Min-Jae Kim, with the club already eyeing a house for the defender to move into, according to reports.
Manchester City star Ilkay Gundogan is poised to snub a move to Barcelona and commit his future to the Premier League champions, according to reports.

Tottenham target Arne Slot has ordered Erling Haaland's agent to force through a move that would see him take charge of the managerless London club.
Manchester City are set to ask Bayern Munich if they are interested in a swap deal for Joshua Kimmich that would allow the Bundesliga giants to keep Joao Cancelo.

Manchester United's takeover process was at risk of losing one major bidder after Sheikh Jassim Bin Hamad Al Thani was reportedly left 'stunned' by the Glazer family earlier in negotiations.

Kyle Walker has his sights set on the treble insisting Manchester City "are not finished yet" after winning the Premier League.
Manchester City defender Kyle Walker pinpoints his side's victory against Liverpool after the World Cup as the moment he believed they could go on and win the title

Kenny Miller reckons Rangers have gone toe to toe with Celtic since Michael Beale took charge at Ibrox.

Michael Beale has told Rangers fans they could expect a new signing at Ibrox when they face Hearts on Wednesday.

Chelsea have made an 80m euro (£70m) offer to Juventus for 23-year-old Serbia striker Dusan Vlahovic. (ESPN)

Manchester United are also preparing an official bid for Vlahovic, who has made it clear he wants to play Champions league football next season. (Football Transfers)

Leicester City are planning to approach former Brighton and Chelsea boss Graham Potter about becoming their next permanent manager. (Football Insider)

Roma manager Jose Mourinho wants to sign Belgium midfielder Youri Tielemans when the 26-year-old's contract at Leicester expires at the end of the season. (Gazzetta dello Sport - in Italian)

Barcelona have reached an agreement with agent Jorge Mendes for Wolves midfielder Ruben Neves, 26, with the Portugal international likely to move to the Nou Camp as part of a swap deal with 20-year-old Spain forward Ansu Fati. (Sport - in Spanish)

Aston Villa are weighing up a potential loan move for Manchester United and France attacker Anthony Martial, 27, next season. (Football Transfers)

Tottenham striker Harry Kane's future at the club is uncertain and the 29-year-old England captain says there is "a lot that needs to change" at Spurs for them "to start being successful again". (Times - subscription required)

Brighton and Manchester United are set to compete to try to sign 23-year-old Italy midfielder Davide Frattesi from Sassuolo. (Football Insider)

Crystal Palace are keen on a move for Bournemouth and Colombia midfielder Jefferson Lerma, with the 28-year-old out of contract with the Cherries this summer. (Sun)

Nottingham Forest will pursue a permanent deal for on-loan Manchester United and England goalkeeper Dean Henderson, 26. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Aston Villa and Wolves are competing to sign French midfielder Habib Diarra from Strasbourg, who value the 19-year-old at £20m. (Sun)

Manchester United are in talks to extend 21-year-old Uruguay winger Facundo Pellistri's contract until June 2028. (Fabrizio Romano)

Manchester City are willing to sell goalkeeper Zack Steffen, 28, this summer when the American's loan spell at Middlesbrough ends. (Sun)

Feyenoord general manager Dennis te Kloese says he has turned down an approach to join Tottenham and expects the Dutch club's head coach Arne Slot to also resist interest from Spurs. (ESPN)

Napoli coach Luciano Spalletti has all-but said he is set to leave the club having led them to a first Scudetto in 33 years. (Football Italia)

Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri has stated he wants to stay in his role but added "it's not up to me to decide". (Football Italia)


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Manchester United are in sensational talks with Paris Saint-Germain to sign Neymar, according to reports.
Manchester City are ready to take on arch-rivals Liverpool in the battle to sign Brighton World Cup winner Alexis Mac Allister.
Liverpool have asked referee body the PGMOL to explain two decisions at the weekend, which they feel crossed the clear and obvious threshold despite the scrutiny of VAR. :D
Avram Glazer has reportedly billed two private jet flights to Manchester United in recent months, with the club's majority shareholder allegedly spending £250,000 on separate trips to watch matches at Wembley Stadium.
Arsenal defender Ben White could be named in the England squad for upcoming Euro 2024 qualifiers after Gareth Southgate reached out to hold clear-the-air talks
Jurrien Timber has admitted that he is in the dark over his future at Ajax amid transfer interest from Liverpool and Manchester United.

Manchester United are dumping Anthony Martial after running out of patience with the Frenchman, who stormed straight down the tunnel after he was substituted against Bournemouth on Saturday.
Manchester City aim to keep Ilkay Gundogan out of Arsenal's clutches by getting him to agree on a new deal.
Manchester United and Liverpool have reportedly joined Arsenal in the race to sign Marc Guehi.
Chelsea are set to host a star charity football match to aid war-torn Ukraine.
Hugo Gaston has been fined almost his entire year's earnings for his "embarrassing" unsportsmanlike act, after dropping a second ball onto the surface during a point in last month's Madrid Open.

Everton have signed an exclusivity agreement with MSP Sports Capital, as the takeover of the club takes a significant step forward.
Chelsea have been watching Romeo Lavia again, but some staff have their reservations about Southampton's teen midfielder.
Police will be drafted in from all over the Czech Republic to boost the numbers to more than 10,000 officers for the Europa Conference League final in Prague next month.
Brentford are hoping Coventry City don't win promotion to the Premier League this weekend to aid their pursuit of striker Viktor Gyokeres.

Old Trafford could witness another star Brazilian arrival this summer amid rumours Casemiro is doing his bit to tempt Paris Saint-Germain stud Neymar to Manchester United.
Phil Neville launched a foul-mouthed tirade at a reporter after Inter Miami suffered a chastening 3-1 home defeat to Orlando Pride.
The referee's initial report of Real Madrid's defeat against Valencia made no reference to racist abuse aimed at Vinicius Jr - before an addendum was made.
South American football correspondent Tim Vickery explains Brazil's view on the situation between Vinicius Jr and La Liga, following Sunday's match between Real Madrid and Valencia at the Mestalla.

Jose Mourinho has hit out at Juventus' latest Serie A punishment with his Roma side now facing more pressure in the Europa League final. The 60-year-old has suggested he would have prepared for games differently had he known the points deduction was incoming with the Giallorossi now looking to be out of the race for the top four domestically following a 2-2 draw with Salernitana.

Brad Shields, the ex-England international, has revealed that he is owed over £100,000 following the demise of Wasps and has criticised the Rugby Football Union's decision to bar the club from re-entering the Championship.

Arsenal have moved to try to sign Ilkay Gundogan on a free transfer from Manchester City.
Billy Vunipola will need a show of faith from Steve Borthwick if he is to make England's World Cup squad.

One of Scotland's high profile referees received vile abuse at his home - with someone defecating on his doorstep.
Rangers are facing an exodus of first-team players this summer as Michael Beale re-builds the first-team squad in his image.
Ian Maxwell insists the SFA did want this year's Scottish Cup Final to kick off as normal at 3pm - as he admitted clashing with the FA Cup Final in England was a deciding factor.

Rangers are close to agreeing personal terms with Jose Cifuentes.

Bayern Munich see West Ham's England international Declan Rice, 24, as the perfect defensive midfielder for them, but know Arsenal are also trying to sign him. (Sky Sport Germany)

Arsenal are pursuing Manchester City captain and 32-year-old Germany midfielder Ilkay Gundogan. The 32-year-old is out of contract this summer. (Guardian)

Manchester United are in talks to sign Brazil forward Neymar, 31, from Paris St-Germain. (L'Equipe - in French)

Manchester United are aiming to complete a deal for Napoli's 26-year-old South Korea defender Kim Min-jae, who is also wanted by PSG.(Sun)

Barcelona want to sign Portugal midfielder Ruben Neves, 26, from Wolves this summer, but the move depends on whether Spain forward Ansu Fati, 20, leaves Barca. (Athletic - subscription)

If Arsenal do not sign West Ham's Declan Rice, they have lined up Wolves' Neves, Real Sociedad's Spain midfielder Martin Zubimendi, 24, and Brighton's Ecuador midfielder Moises Caicedo, 21, as alternatives. (Mail)

Switzerland midfielder Granit Xhaka, 30, says his Arsenal future will be decided before their final game of the season. The Gunners are in advanced talks with Bayer Leverkusen over a £13m move. (Standard)

AC Milan have made Arsenal's American striker Folarin Balogun, 21, their top transfer target after he impressed on loan at Reims this season, but they face competition from RB Leipzig. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Brazil forward Vinicius Jr, 22, has no plans to leave Real Madrid despite being subjected to more racist abuse from rival fans. (90min)

Liverpool have joined the long list of clubs interested in Crystal Palace's 22-year-old England defender Marc Guehi. (Mail)

Liverpool are close to agreeing terms with 24-year-old Brighton and Argentina midfielder Alexis Mac Allister. (Fabrizio Romano)

Manchester City also want to sign World Cup winner Mac Allister. (Mirror)

Manchester United are willing to let 27-year-old France forward Anthony Martial leave. (Sun)

Bayern Munich have told Manchester United they must pay £22m to sign on-loan Austria midfielder Marcel Sabitzer, 29, on a permanent deal this summer. (Sky Sport Germany)

Nottingham Forest are keen to keep hold of Costa Rica goalkeeper Keylor Navas, 36, and Brazil defender Renan Lodi, 24, who are on loan from Paris St-Germain and Atletico Madrid respectively. (90min)

Nottingham Forest are interested in Monza's 25-year-old Italian goalkeeper Michele di Gregorio. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Tottenham face paying Feyenoord more than £6m in compensation to make Arne Slot their new coach and appoint two of his assistants. (Mail)


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Arne Slot will be the new Spurs manager if his agent Rafaela Pimenta can negotiate an exit from his Feyenoord contract tomorrow.

Raheem Sterling could be one of a number of high-profile casualties from England head coach Gareth Southgate's squad on Wednesday.

Dutch football journalist Marcel van der Kraan has praised the attacking style of Feyenoord manager Arne Slot but says it will not be easy for Tottenham to lure him to London
UEFA have held urgent talks regarding taking a public stand against the disgusting racist abuse suffered by Real Madrid forward Vinicius Jnr.

Julen Lopetegui will hold talks with Wolves chiefs in the coming days to establish the club's transfer plans this summer amid fears he is prepared to depart.

The West Ham fan Chis Knoll, better known as 'Knollsy,' who fought off dozens of hooded football thugs, has been rewarded with a coveted ticket for his club's first European final in 47 years.

West Ham security staff will visit Prague later this week to inspect fan zones being prepared by UEFA for next month's Europa Conference League final against Fiorentina amidst concerns they will be too small to accommodate the thousands of ticketless supporters intending to travel.


Manchester United are ready for a huge summer clearout with as many as nine players set to leave the club.

West Ham's plans to screen the Europa Conference League final at the London Stadium have been scuppered by Major League Baseball.


Chelsea had the highest wage bill in the Premier League this season at an estimated cost of £215.6m.

Eddie Howe's Champions League-bound Newcastle are set for a £100m-plus boost in income to fuel their European challenge.

Thomas Partey is attracting interest from clubs in Serie A as Mikel Arteta plans his summer rebuild at Arsenal.

Image:Arsenal's Thomas Partey is attracting interest from Italy, according to reports
Lewis Dunk has played his way back into the England reckoning after outperforming his Premier League rivals.


Tottenham are considering whether to make an approach to Feyenoord for Arne Slot, with the manager poised for talks with the Dutch club over his future.

Julen Lopetegui is primed to hold further talks with the Wolves hierarchy this week amid growing uncertainty over his future.

Gareth Southgate will assess whether Raheem Sterling would benefit from a rest before naming his squad for England's Euro 2024 qualifiers against Malta and North Macedonia.

Chelsea's upheaval is set to continue with the impending departure of Tom Glick as the club's president of business after only 10 months in the role.


Newcastle United will decide on their transfer budget before the weekend after revising their spending plans following Champions League qualification.


Raheem Sterling could be among a number of high-profile players omitted by Gareth Southgate when the squad for England's Euro 2024 qualifiers against Malta and North Macedonia is announced on Wednesday.

Arsenal are prepared to sell as many as eight first-team players this summer, with Leicester City's England midfielder James Maddison, 26, and West Ham's England midfielder Declan Rice, 24, among their targets. (Mirror)

The Gunners are interested in pursuing a deal for Germany midfielder Ilkay Gundogan if the 32-year-old cannot agree a new contract with Manchester City. (ESPN)

Real Madrid have added Liverpool's Scotland captain Andy Robertson, 29, to a list of possible replacements for France left-back Ferland Mendy, 27. (Mail)

Liverpool and Brazil forward Roberto Firmino, 31, is willing to move to Barcelona but the Spanish giants are thought to be prioritising a move for Chelsea and France forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 33. (Sport - in Spanish)

Bayern Munich have identified Manchester City's Argentina forward Julian Alvarez, 23, as a possible summer transfer target. (Bild - in German)

Manchester United are considering signing two new centre-forwards - but there is not huge confidence at the club that a deal with Tottenham will be possible for England captain Harry Kane, 29. (90min)

Manchester United have highlighted Republic of Ireland and Brighton forward Evan Ferguson, 18, as a target for the 2024 summer transfer window. (Sky Sports)

Wolves and Portugal midfielder Ruben Neves, 26, has turned down a deal from Arsenal as he is waiting for Barcelona to make a bid for him. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Ajax's Ghana forward Mohammed Kudus, who has been linked with Arsenal, Manchester United and Newcastle United, has rejected a contract extension at the club and his agent believes "now is the right time" for the 22-year-old to leave. (De Telegraaf - in Dutch)

Everton plan to sell 21-year-old Belgium midfielder Amadou Onana for £60m to fund their summer transfer plans. (Football Insider)

France centre-back Jules Kounde has told Barcelona he wants to leave the club his summer, but the La Liga side would only consider offers in the region of 80m euros (£69.4m) for the 24-year-old. (Sport - in Spanish)

Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo already wants to leave Saudi Arabian club Al Nassr and could look for a return to Europe. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Juventus have reiterated that 23-year-old Serbia striker Dusan Vlahovic is not for sale following a points deduction which is likely to see the club miss out on Champions League football. (90min)

Turkish club Fenerbahce are leading the race to sign Belgium striker Divock Origi from AC Milan, who are willing to sell the 28-year-old just one year after his move from Liverpool. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Tottenham are considering making an approach to Feyenoord for manager Arne Slot. (Guardian)

Slot will become the new Spurs manager if his agent can negotiate an exit from his Feyenoord contract on Wednesday. (Mail)

Tottenham have given Slot assurances he would be in control of transfers. (Football Insider)

Newcastle United will hold a transfer summit this week to finalise the club's targets, but wage restrictions are likely to hinder their ability to sign numerous elite players. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Bidders for Manchester United are hopeful of an announcement over a preferred bidder as early as Friday. (Independent)


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Manchester United will attempt to smooth negotiations with Tottenham by bidding as quickly as possible for Harry Kane this summer, while they are also preparing to step up their interest in Chelsea's Mason Mount.

West Ham are increasingly likely to keep David Moyes as their manager and will back him by targeting Fulham's João Palhinha and Leicester City's Harvey Barnes this summer.


Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount is leaning towards a move to Manchester United and talks are expected between the two clubs in due course.


Aston Villa want to secure the long-term futures of John McGinn and Ollie Watkins with new contracts before the transfer window opens next month.

The British and Irish Lions and Premiership Rugby have reached a historic agreement that should bring to an end decades of pre-tour antagonism and conflict over player release, funding and fixture clashes.


Manchester United are among four options for Jordi Alba, who brought an end to his glittering career at Barcelona. The left-back is also an option for Inter Milan, Atletico Madrid and a club in Saudi Arabia.

Luke Miliveojevic and James McArthur will leave Crystal Palace this summer.


After three managers and a £600m transfer spend, Todd Boehly is reportedly set to step back from responsibilities at Chelsea.

Harry Kane and Neymar are among the star-studded list of Newcastle's transfer targets, according to reports.

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag says the team is stronger when the French striker Anthony Martial is fit and playing.
Keylor Navas is set to stay in the Premier League - but not with Nottingham Forest.

Arne Slot is ready to leave Feyenoord if Spurs can agree a compensation package for him with the Dutch champions.


Ryan Reynolds' Wrexham have revealed they will be sponsored next season by his wife, Blake Lively and her beverage company Betty Buzz, following their promotion back to the Football League.

Chelsea caretaker manager Frank Lampard insisted he does not know if Mason Mount has played his last match for the club or not.

Luton Town chief Gary Sweet has hit back at the constant barrage of abuse towards Kenilworth Road.


Aaron Wan-Bissaka's impressive form in the second half of the season could see the English defender keep hold of his place at Manchester United, despite reports linking him with a move away in the past.

Juventus are considering sacking manager Massimiliano Allegri after a season to forget in Turin, according to reports.

West Ham fan Chris Knoll - better known as Knollsy - has been immortalised with a WWE-style action figure after fighting off AZ Alkmaar supporters last week.

Bernie Ecclestone believes Lewis Hamilton is more likely to retire than join Ferrari.


Roman Abramovich's frozen Chelsea assets could start to reach causes to help victims of the war in Ukraine as early as next month.

The British and Irish Lions and Premiership Rugby have formed a ground-breaking partnership designed to maximise the team's chances of winning the 2025 series in Australia.

Julen Lopetegui has been told that he will have to find some hidden gems in the transfer window if he wants to continue making progress at Wolves, amid ongoing discussions of the Spanish managers future at the Premier League club.


Chelsea have been earmarked as a potential destination for Keylor Navas following his heroic loan spell with Nottingham Forest.

Sky Sports' Rob Dorsett explains why Raheem Sterling's omission from Gareth Southgate's latest England squad is still a surprise despite the Chelsea forward's struggles this season.

Marc Roca could be the first high-profile summer departure at Leeds after Real Betis reopened talks with his representatives over a potential transfer as the Whites face the sickening prospect of relegation to the Championship this weekend.

West Ham are in the race for Leicester winger Harvey Barnes, who could be available at a cut price if the Foxes fail to secure their Premier League status on the final day of the season.

England midfielder Frank Kirby has signed an one-year contract extension with Chelsea.

Newcastle's Nick Pope will miss the season finale and England's Euro 2024 qualifiers after an operation to his left hand.

Gallagher Premiership bosses are understood to be preparing a plans which would see the final moved from Twickenham, with St James' Park, the Etihad Stadium and Tottenham Hotspur Stadium under consideration.


Aston Villa are hoping to secure the long-term futures of John McGinn and Ollie Watkinsbefore the transfer window opens in June.


Liam Rosenior sung the praises of Roberto De Zerbi and compared him to Pep Guardiola and legendary Italian coach Arrigo Sacchi.
Outgoing Jack Butland has hinted at the role he could fulfil at Rangers as he opened up on his role as David de Gea's understudy at Manchester United.

Celtic are keeping tabs on striker Eduvie Ikoba this summer, according to a report.

Former Celtic striker Moussa Dembele has been told Aston Villa have better options to consider than the pending Lyon free agent.

Manchester United are willing to pay £55m for Chelsea's England midfielder Mason Mount and are aiming to beat Liverpool and Arsenal to the 24-year-old's signature. (Mail)

Mount will discuss his Chelsea future in a meeting with the club's hierarchy next week. (90min)

Mount is leaning towards Manchester United if Chelsea decide to sell. (The Athletic - subscription required)

Gareth Southgate says Manchester United defender Harry Maguire, 30, and 27-year-old Manchester City midfielder Kalvin Phillips' lack of game time is "concerning" as the England manager called the pair up for the upcoming Euro qualifiers. (Guardian)

Aston Villa are leading the race to sign Leicester City's 25-year-old English winger Harvey Barnes. (Independent)

West Ham are also interested in Barnes, as well as Leeds United's English winger Jack Harrison, 26. (Sun)

The Hammers are likely to keep David Moyes as their manager and intend to back him by also targeting Fulham's Portugal midfielder Joao Palhinha, 27, as a potential replacement for England midfielder Declan Rice, 24. (Guardian)

Arsenal plan to sell as many as 14 first-team players to fund eight new signings in major summer rebuild - with the club's record signing, 27-year-old Ivory Coast winger Nicolas Pepe, among those set to leave. (Football.London)

Mikel Arteta is willing to let England midfielder Emile Smith Rowe, 22, leave the Emirates to make room for Leicester and England midfielder James Maddison, 26. (Mirror)

The Gunners are also interested in adding Torino and Paraguay forward Antonio Sanabria, 26, in a deal worth £21.6m. (La Repubblica via Mail)

Manchester United have been told they must pay £140m if they want to sign Napoli and Nigeria striker Victor Osimhen, 24, this summer after agreeing a deal for his club team-mate and South Korea defender Kim Min-jae, 26. (Il Mattino via Mirror)

Napoli are desperately trying to convince Kim to sign a new contract before a release clause comes into effect this summer. (90min)

However, Tottenham and England striker Harry Kane, 29, still remains Manchester United's first-choice striker option and the club will move early in the window in attempt to make negotiations smoother. (Guardian)

Aston Villa want to secure the long-term futures of England striker Ollie Watkins, 27, and Scotland midfielder John McGinn, 28, with new contracts before the transfer window opens. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Inter Milan and Belgium forward Romelu Lukaku, 30, says he knew the Italian side would try to sign him if his move to Chelsea did not work out. (Mail)

Feyenoord are resigned to losing manager Arne Slot to Tottenham. (Football Insider)

Real Betis may return to their long-standing interest in Leeds United's Spanish midfielder Marc Roca, 26, if the Yorkshire club are relegated from the Premier League. (Estadio Deportivo)

Arsenal have offered England midfielder Reiss Nelson a new deal until 2027, with the option of an extra year, but the 23-year-old also has offers from other Premier League sides, Italy and Spain. (Fabrizio Romano)

Swansea boss Russell Martin has verbally agreed to become the new Southampton manager. (Sky Sports)

Martin, 37, has agreed a three-year deal to become Southampton's new manager, with the relegated Premier League club set to announce his appointment in the coming days. (Sun)

Barcelona have been shocked by hints that France defender Jules Kounde, 24, wants to leave the club, just a year after joining from Sevilla. (90min)

Qatar Sports Investments, who own Paris St-Germain, have made a move to buy eight-time Brazilian Serie A champions Santos. (Mirror)


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Declan Rice is ready to make it clear he favours a move to Arsenal this summer.
Manchester United are aware of the difficulties of signing Tottenham striker Harry Kane this summer and are likely to pursue other striking targets.
Erik ten Hag has backed Jadon Sancho to come good at Manchester United and insists the England winger has made "good progress" this season.
Paul Scholes feels Mason Mount "hasn't kicked on" but believes the Chelsea man would benefit from a move away amid links with a switch to Old Trafford.
Legendary Manchester United forward Eric Cantona is launching a musical career by embarking on both a UK and European tour.
Harry Maguire will not travel to Greece for the retrial over his quashed conviction for assaulting a police officer in Mykonos.
Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson's production company is interested in launching a documentary on Southend United - if a takeover for the National League outfit is completed.
Manchester United have hit a stumbling block in their pursuit of Mason Mount with Chelsea unwilling to drop their asking price.
Liverpool look set to miss out on their pre-season plans in the south of Germany due to the local community not wanting the club in the area. :D

Manchester United will turn their gaze towards a shortlist of six strikers - including Victor Osimhen - if they fail to land Harry Kane.
A supercomputer reckons Leicester and Leeds will be relegated alongside Southampton in Sunday's Premier League finale, meaning Everton survive.
Jude Bellingham's move to Real Madrid is "imminent", according to reports from Spanish media.
Antony is set to miss Manchester United's pre-season tour of the United States after suffering an ankle injury.

Eddie Howe did not shy away from the idea that Newcastle United would look to make a "marquee signing" when discussing his side's potential summer transfer business - but noted that any incoming must be "the right player in the right position".
Jurgen Klopp admits Fabio Carvalho could be loaned out next season as he praised the young midfielder's attitude and application.
Leicester City will hold a review of where they have gone wrong this season next week, regardless of whether they manage to save their Premier League status.
Marco Asensio is set to leave Real Madrid at the end of the 2022-23 season following the expiration of his contract.
Clarence Seedorf has called on football authorities to go beyond pledging their support to victims of racist abuse and implement real action, such as investing in facial recognition technology and distributing points deductions, to hold perpetrators to account.
AZ Alkmaar have issued 43 stadium bans after West Ham supporters were attacked during the second leg of last week's Europa Conference League semi-final tie at the AFAS Stadium.
Davide Ancelotti will continue to work under his father Carlo Ancelotti next season despite reports suggesting he could look to become a manager himself.

Debbie Hewitt, the FA's chairwoman who also chairs the Euro 2028 bid by the four home nations and Ireland, says it will be up to UEFA to decide where the opening match and knockout rounds are played - the final is scheduled for Wembley if the bid is successful.
Newcastle United's qualification for the Champions League should mean their income rising by at least £65m - 33 per cent of last season's revenue - but their earning potential will be hampered by the "coefficient" element of UEFA's financial distribution.

Arsenal resisted requests to insert a release clause in Bukayo Saka's new contract and instead agreed to give the England forward a shorter deal than many had expected, with the 21-year-old signing on for four more years this week.
Sheik Mansour is not planning to attend Manchester City's Champions League final against Inter Milan, despite his club being on the brink of a historic Treble.
Prospective Everton buyers 777 Partners could make an offer to buy another English club after Toffees owner Farhad Moshiri chose to enter into exclusive negotiations with a rival bidder, MSP Sports Capital, this week.
Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag refused to reveal his chat with Hakim Ziyech but insisted the Chelsea winger must 'play every week'.
Manchester City are willing to lower their asking price for Joao Cancelo this summer to £34m amid interest from Barcelona.
Marco Asensio is reportedly edging nearer to a summer move to Paris Saint-Germain as his Real Madrid contract runs down.
Pep Guardiola will hand his champions two days off after Sunday's visit to Brentford before ordering them to focus on a 'once in a lifetime' chance of football immortality.

Alexis Mac Allister's father and agent Carlos will be in England next week to put the finishing touches on his impending transfer to Liverpool, according to reports in South America.

Ange Postecoglou insists his sights are only on a Celtic treble as Spurs get set to swoop for the Hoops gaffer.
Steven Naismith insists the Edinburgh derby should not become judgement day on whether he should be handed the Hearts job on a permanent basis.
Jim Goodwin looks set to be given the chance to get Dundee United back into the Premiership at the first time of asking.
Aberdeen boss Barry Robson is keeping his fingers crossed that star striker Bojan Miovski will be fit for pre-season.

Rangers and Celtic are both monitoring Swiss-based left back Archie Brown.

Real Madrid are set to announce the signing of England midfielder Jude Bellingham, 19, from Borussia Dortmund next week. (Marca - in Spanish)

West Ham and England midfielder Declan Rice would prefer to join Arsenal this summer, with Manchester United, Chelsea and Bayern Munich also interested in the 24-year-old. (Mirror)

Manchester United are yet to meet Chelsea's £55m valuation of England midfielder Mason Mount despite leading the race for the 24-year-old. (Independent)

Chelsea are looking to sell one of their two first-team goalkeepers, with Senegal international Edouard Mendy, 31, the most likely to leave this summer. (90min)

Newcastle have sent scouts to watch RB Leipzig and Hungary midfielder Dominik Szoboszlai, 22, twice in the past fortnight. (Sky Sports)

Manchester City have set a 40m euro (£35m) asking price for Portugal full-back Joao Cancelo, who is currently on loan at Bayern Munich, with Barcelona interested in the 28-year-old. (Sport - in Spanish)

City are prepared to use Cancelo in a swap deal for Bayern and Germany midfielder Joshua Kimmich, 28. (90min)

Marco Asensio is set to leave Real Madrid when his deal expires at the end of the season after contract negotiations between the club and the Spain midfielder, 27, broke down. (Athletic - subscription required)

Asensio is in advanced talks to join Paris St-Germain as a free agent. (ESPN)

Tottenham are leading the race for Brentford and Spain goalkeeper David Raya, 27. (GiveMesport)

SC Freiburg and Netherlands goalkeeper Mark Flekken is on the verge of signing for Brentford, with the Premier League club set to activate the 29-year-old's €13m (£10.4m) release clause. (Sky Sports Germany)

Leeds United are unlikely to sign United States midfielder Weston McKennie, 24, permanently this summer once his loan deal from Juventus expires. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

West Ham want Arsenal's Portuguese full-back Nuno Tavares, 23, who is currently on loan at Marseille. (Record - in Portuguese)

Hammers manager David Moyes says he will look at British and homegrown players this summer with the club linked with Southampton and England midfielder James Ward-Prowse, 28, and Leicester and England winger Harvey Barnes. (Standard)

Arsenal's 23-year-old English winger Reiss Nelson is set to agree new long-term contract with the club. (Athletic - subscription required)

Tottenham are willing to listen to offers for 30-year-old Wales defender Ben Davies this summer. (Football Insider)


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Wilfried Zaha will be offered a contract worth £10m per year to sign for Qatari side Al Sadd with Crystal Palace looking at options including Brazilian youngster Matheus Franca and Sunderland's Jack Clarke as replacements.
Carlo Ancelotti is ready to make a move for Tottenham and England striker Harry Kane this summer as he sees him as the ideal replacement at Real Madrid for Karim Benzema.
Alexis Sanchez is considering a shock return to the Premier League among his options when he leaves Marseille on a free transfer this summer.
Amad Diallo would be interested in a second spell on loan at Sunderland but only if current boss Tony Mowbray retains his position.
Tottenham are in the hunt to sign Manor Solomon, who is set to be available for nothing this season to the anger of Shakhtar Donetsk. He impressed this season on loan with London rivals Fulham.
Brighton are looking to beat Arsenal to the signing of Galatasaray right-back Sacha Boey this summer according to reports in Turkey.

Newcastle have jumped ahead of Manchester United in the race to sign South Korea defender Kim Min-jae according to reports out of Brazil.
Paul Scholes has told incoming Chelsea manager Mauricio Pochettino he might have to replace his entire back-four to have a chance of challenging at the top end of the Premier League.
Emma Hayes says that her side deserve credit for coming together and pushing through hard moments this season, to get to a place where they can potentially lift the WSL trophy today if they get a good result against Reading.

Scouts were in the crowd at Wembley on Saturday to watch Coventry forwards Gustavo Hamer and Viktor Gyokeres, with the latter being seen by Brentford as a possible replacement for Ivan Toney while sits out eight months for betting on games.
Brentford striker Ivan Toney has been removed from EA Sports' FIFA 23 in their latest squad update after he was banned for eight months for betting offences.
Cologne's failure to deny Bayern Munich another Bundesliga title came at an extra financial cost to them as Borussia Dortmund winning the league would have seen them receive a bonus from the transfer of Anthony Modeste.
Fair Play for Women director of sport campaigns Fiona McAnena says it is "absolute nonsense" that trans women have no advantage in facing female competition after British Cycling's ban was announced on Friday.

Barcelona are ready to hand Lionel Messi the captaincy at the Nou Camp as another incentive for him to return to the club.
Arsenal sporting director Edu says the club will only buy players this summer who are capable of taking the Gunners to the next level.
Liverpool are set to lose teenage winger Elijah Gift to Athletic Bilbao this summer after the clubs agreed a deal for the 16-year-old.
Tottenham and Newcastle are among the teams monitoring Wolves striker Hwang Hee-chan amid reports Julen Lopetegui has been told to trim his squad.
Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou reacts to winning back to back Scottish Premiership titles and talks through the emotions of the season.

Experts in Sweden says football's coaching methods are failing to keep up with the rapidly increasing demands of the women's professional game with hamstring injuries among the biggest concern.

Watford sporting director Cristiano Giaretta has signed a new three-year deal to stay at Vicarage Road.

Albion Rovers, relegated from the Scottish League last week, could be rebranded to Shamrock Rovers Coatbridge if a consortium looking to take over the club - which will play in the Lowland League next season - is successful.

St Mirren are resigned to losing Curtis Main this summer with offers to double or triple the striker's current wage having come in from clubs in England's League One and Two.

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag expects 25-year-old England striker Marcus Rashford to extend his contract, which runs out at the end of next season. (Viaplay via Manchester Evening News)

Real Madrid will sign England midfielder Jude Bellingham, 19, from Borussia Dortmund for a deal worth up to almost £100m in add-ons. (Sunday Mirror)

Prospective new Chelsea manager Mauricio Pochettino wants to assess Romelu Lukaku. The 30-year-old Belgium striker, whose loan at Inter Milan ends this summer, wants to stay at the Italian club. (La Gazzetta dello Sport - in Italian)

Chelsea are close to signing Lisbon's Uruguayan defensive midfielder Manuel Ugarte, 22, but Liverpool are also interested. (Franco Fernandez via Express)

Liverpool have asked to be kept informed about the situation of Wolves' 26-year-old Portugal midfielder Ruben Neves, who is entering the final year of his contract and been heavily linked with Barcelona. (Football Insider)

Aston Villa, Newcastle United, Tottenham and Roma could look at 27-year-old Wolves forward Hwang Hee-chan as they may have to sell players to meet financial fair play (FFP) rules. (Sunday Mirror)

Tottenham are looking at making a move for Israel winger Manor Solomon, who has been playing for Fulham, after Fifa said the 23-year-old could leave Shakhtar Donetsk on a free transfer this summer. (Athletic - subscription)

Arsenal are considering a move for Galatasaray's 22-year-old French defender Sacha Boey.(Sunday Telegraph - subscription)

Arsenal refused to put a release clause in 21-year-old England forward Bukayo Saka's new contract and instead gave him a shorter deal than had been expected, which runs until 2027. (Mail on Sunday)

Burnley are monitoring Liverpool's 20-year-old Portuguese midfielder Fabio Carvalho and are open to a permanent or loan move. (Football Insider)

Belgium striker Divock Origi, 28, is set to leave AC Milan and, while clubs in Turkey are interested, he would prefer a return to the Premier League. (Il Corriere dello Sport via Football Italia)

Brighton are in talks to sign Livingston's 21-year-oldAmerican goalkeeper Brian Schwake, while Spain keeper Robert Sanchez 25, is considering his future with the Seagulls. (Mail on Sunday)

Andoni Iraola, who was a target for Leeds United, is to leave his role as Rayo Vallecano coach. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)


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Leicester are expected to hold a transfer fire sale this summer after their relegation from the Premier League and England midfielder James Maddison could be the first big name out of the door.
Leeds fans made demands that owner Andrea Radrizzani sells the club after they were relegated back to the Championship on Sunday.
Arsenal could go back to Brazil for at least one signing this summer with Santos forward Marcos Leonardo - a player likened to Gabriel Martinelli - among those they are interested in.
Liverpool's appointment of sporting director Jorg Schmadtke is said to be "imminent".
Phil Neville's future as Inter Miami head coach is in question after his side dropped to the bottom of the MLS Eastern Conference over the weekend with a performance that left him "angry".

Jude Bellingham appeared to be saying his goodbyes to Borussia Dortmund team-mates on Sunday when he was, according to reports in Germany, also handing out gifts to club staff.
Leeds striker Georginio Rutter had his shirt thrown back at him by a disgruntled fan after offering it following the 4-1 defeat by Tottenham which saw the club relegated from the Premier League.
Dietmar Hamann expects Thomas Tuchel to follow Hasan Salihamidzic and Oliver Kahn out of Bayern Munich, possibly as early as Monday, despite the club snatching their 11th successive Bundesliga title on Saturday.
Sheffield United will attempt to sign Nottingham Forest midfielder Lewis O'Brien this summer after a failed effort in January when they were under a transfer embargo. O'Brien is currently on loan in MLS with Wayne Rooney's DC United.

Peter Crouch says Tottenham should go all-out to try to tempt Roberto De Zerbi to become their next permanent manager.
Ajax midfielder Steven Berghuis appeared to punch a rival FC Twente fan as he was boarding the team bus after his side's 3-1 defeat on Sunday.
Erik ten Hag has delivered positive injury news on the fitness of Antony, claiming the forward could be available for their FA Cup final against rivals Manchester City next week.
Sale hope to reinforce their squad for another title challenge next season as the north-west club are understood to be close to finalising a deal to sign England hooker Luke Cowan-Dickie.

Alexis Mac Allister's father and agent Carlos will be in England next week to put the finishing touches on his impending transfer to Liverpool, according to reports in South America.

Gareth Southgate believes Harry Kane can keep playing at the top for another decade after backing the Tottenham striker to emulate Teddy Sheringham at the end of a season in which he has proved he is getting even better with age.
Dan Evans hit out at the state of tennis in Great Britain after his first-round exit at the hands of Thanasi Kokkinakis at the French Open, saying potentially talented players from working-class backgrounds are never given a chance to shine.

Newly-appointed full-time manager Jim Goodwin says he will have no qualms ripping up the contracts of Dundee United players who show him they do not have the stomach for the fight to come in the Championship.
Livingston are still waiting to find out whether Brighton will sign their goalkeeper Brian Schwake, who has been given permission to train with the Premier League club.
Lee Johnson is facing a hefty ban at the start of next season as the SFA get set to sift through the wreckage from Saturday's Tynecastle derby battle.
Zander Clark says the Hearts squad are thrilled to have given Steven Naismith a fighting chance of landing the manager's job.

Former Rangers forward Ryan Kent has apparently chosen Fenerbahce as his next club, according to reports in Turkey.
Jason Cummings is set to become the highest-paid player in the Indian Super League when he completes a lucrative move to Mohun Bagan.

Barcelona want to sign Brazil midfielder Bruno Guimaraes, but the club believe it will take a transfer fee of around 100m euros (£87m) to convince Newcastle United to sell the 25-year-old. (Times - subscription required)

Real Madrid are considering making a move for Brazil forward Roberto Firmino, 31, who will become a free agent when his Liverpool contract expires this summer. (Fabrizio Romano)

Former Tottenham and Paris St-Germain manager Mauricio Pochettino, 51, has signed a three-year contract to become the new Chelsea head coach. (Guardian)

Brazil remain hopeful of convincing Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti to be their next head coach. The five-time world champions have been without a manager since Tite left following the World Cup in Qatar in December. (Athletic - subscription required)

England midfielder James Maddison, 26, is set to lead the exodus after Leicester's relegation from the Premier League. (Mirror)

Relegated Leeds will not stand in the way if the right offer comes in for England winger Jack Harrison, 26. (Leeds Live)

Liverpool could sign Lazio midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, 28, for 26m euros (£22.5m), with the Serbia international's contract due to expire in 2024. (Calciomercato via Goal)

Manchester United's chances of signing South Korea defender Kim Min-jae, 26, and Nigeria striker Victor Osimhen, 24, from Napoli have been boosted amid speculation surrounding the future of the Italian side's manager Luciano Spalletti. (Givemesport)

Newcastle United have also joined the race for Napoli's Kim. (Fijaches - in Spanish)

Sheffield United are keeping tabs on Nottingham Forest's English midfielder Lewis O'Brien, 24, who is currently on loan at DC United. (Sun)

Chile forward and free agent Alexis Sanchez, 34, is keen on a return to the Premier League - having played for Arsenal and Manchester United - following his spell at Marseille. (Sun)


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Paris Saint-Germain are interested in a shock move for Arsenal captain Martin Odegaard with the Gunners reluctant to let their star player leave after a brilliant season in which he played a huge part in their title push.
Jude Bellingham is set to miss England's upcoming Euro 2024 qualifiers with fears growing that the Borussia Dortmund star needs to have knee surgery.
Everton are stepping up their interest in striker El Bilal Toure following his return to Almeria's line-up on Sunday.
Roberto Firmino is waiting to see where he would fit in with Real Madrid's plans before taking a decision on moving to Spain.
Mauricio Pochettino is keen to have talks with Romelu Lukaku about keeping him at Chelsea next season.
Chelsea prospect Lewis Hall is being monitored by Crystal Palace.
Manchester United midfielder Fred is attracting interest from Fulham.
Barcelona winger Ferran Torres is the latest wide player to fall under the gaze of Newcastle, who have also held discussions over the merits of Torino centre-back Perr Schuurs.
Brighton are in talks to sign Livingston's American goalkeeper Brian Schwake after he trained with them last week.

London Irish are set to be suspended from the Rugby Football Union this Wednesday after the club fell into financial difficulties this season.
Erik ten Hag is confident he can persuade Mason Mount to join Manchester United as part of a summer overhaul being demanded by the manager.
Mason Mount took time to walk around an empty Stamford Bridge after Chelsea's final game of the season - was he saying goodbye to the Bridge?

Aston Villa defender Tyrone Mings has admitted to being surprised to receive an England call-up for next month's European Championship qualifying matches against Malta and North Macedonia.

Southampton are hoping to land up to £40m for captain James Ward-Prowse this summer despite their relegation, with West Ham leading the chase.
Jude Bellingham is on the verge of moving from Borussia Dortmund to Real Madrid - although both clubs are still haggling over the final fee.
Pep Guardiola called Neymar to enquire about his intentions ahead of the transfer window, according to reports.
Erik ten Hag has dropped his biggest hint yet that Mason Greenwood could end up staying at Manchester United.
Graham Potter is reportedly in talks to take over from Roy Hodgson at Crystal Palace.
Ivan Toney has posted a bullish seven-word message on social media after his betting ban, telling fans he will be "back soon" following the start of his eight-month suspension.

Bayern Munich are prepared to pay a staggering package worth £95m to land Declan Rice from West Ham.
James Maddison will lead a 10-player Leicester exodus this summer with a queue of Premier League clubs - including Newcastle, Tottenham and Arsenal - ready to snap him up.
Liverpool look set to hand Alexis Mac Allister his much-desired No 10 shirt should he arrive at Anfield.

Steven Naismith is edging closer to being appointed permanent Hearts boss.
Carl Starfelt insists the treble is too important to Celtic to risk taking Inverness lightly.

Inverness will be cheered on in Saturday's Scottish Cup final by barely 6,000 fans.
AEK Athens warned that Celtic target Levi Garcia is not for sale at any price.
Celtic are showing interest in 20-goal Slovenia striker Zan Vipotnik, according to a report.

Tottenham are determined to resist Manchester United's attempts to sign England striker Harry Kane, 29, this summer, with Spurs chairman Daniel Levy unwilling to sell to a Premier League rival. (Mirror)

Erik ten Hag is confident he can persuade Chelsea's 24-year-old England midfielder Mason Mount to join Manchester United as part of a summer overhaul being demanded by the manager. (Telegraph)

Bayern Munich are prepared to pay £95m sign West Ham and England midfielder Declan Rice, with the German side determined to beat Arsenal to the signature of the 24-year-old. (Mirror)

Paris St-Germain are interested in making a shock move for Arsenal's 24-year-old Norwegian midfielder Martin Odegaard. (Mail)

Tottenham, Newcastle and Arsenal are among the Premier League clubs interested in Leicester's James Maddison and the 26-year-old England midfielder could go for around £40m. (Mirror)

Crystal Palace have approached former Chelsea and Brighton boss Graham Potter over their vacant managerial position, with Nice also keen on the 48-year-old Englishman. (Footmercato - in French)

Brighton have completed the signing of Germany midfielder Mahmoud Dahoud, 27, on a free transfer from Borussia Dortmund. (Fabrizio Romano)

Liverpool have rejected a permanent transfer offer from abroad for Portugal Under-21 attacking midfielder Fabio Carvalho as the Merseyside club are only considering a loan deal for the 20-year-old. (Athletic - subscription required)

West Ham are leading the race to sign James Ward-Prowse, with Southampton valuing the 28-year-old England midfielder at £40m. (Sun)

Newcastle are confident they can tie Brazil midfielder Bruno Guimaraes, 25, down to a new contract at St James' Park despite interest from Barcelona. (90min)

Brazilian 31-year-old forward Roberto Firmino, who will leave Liverpool this summer, is waiting to see where he would fit in with Real Madrid's plans before taking a decision on moving to Spain. (Mail)

Barcelona boss Xavi says he is in talks with 35-year-old Argentina and Paris St-Germain forward Lionel Messi over a sensational summer return to the Camp Nou. (Standard)

But Messi's father and agent Jorge has agreed a two-year deal with Saudi Arabian side Al-Hilal worth 1.2bn euros (£1.1bn). (Footmercato - in French)

Everton are stepping up their interest in 21-year-old Mali striker El Bilal Toure following his return to Almeria's line-up on Sunday. (Mail)

Chelsea have opened talks over a deal to sign 22-year-old Uruguay and Sporting CP midfielder Manuel Ugarte. (90min)

Other midfield targets for Chelsea include Brighton's 24-year-old Argentina international Alexis Mac Allister and 21-year-old Ecuador international Moises Caicedo. (Guardian)

United States midfielder Brenden Aaronson, 22, has a relegation release clause in his Leeds contract and is expected to leave Elland Road this summer. (Athletic - subscription required)

Crystal Palace are considering a loan bid for Chelsea and England Under-19 midfielder Lewis Hall, 18. (Mail)


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Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema is considering a move after an eye-watering 400m euro (£346m) two-year contract bid from Saudi Arabia for the Frenchman, 35. (ESPN)

Arsenal have no intention of selling Emile Smith Rowe, 22, this summer and hope the injury-hit England forward will return to fitness and form at the European Under-21 Championships, (Athletic - subscription required)

Tottenham Hotspur managerial target Luis Enrique is in talks with Serie A champions Napoli, however, the former Spain and Barcelona manager is keen to join a Premier League side. (Guardian)

Tottenham and Newcastle United are battling for Leicester City midfielder James Maddison, 26, and Foxes winger Harvey Barnes, 25, with both English internationals valued at about £40m. (Sun)

An agreement between Brighton manager Roberto de Zerbi and Moises Caicedo will see the 21-year-old Ecuador midfielder depart the Seagulls this summer. It's currently a three-club race with Chelsea the major contenders. (Fabrizio Romano)

Manchester City and Arsenal are keeping tabs on Leeds United and Italy forward Wilfried Gnonto, 19. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Manchester United will not sign Netherlands forward Wout Weghorst, 30, and Austria midfielder Marcel Sabitzer, 29, on permanent deals from Burnley and Bayern Munich respectively. (Mail)

Real Valladolid's Spanish right-back Ivan Fresneda, 18, has received a lucrative bid from Arsenal. (BILD - in German)

France defender Benjamin Pavard, 27, is set to leave Bayern Munich after Inter Milan showed interest back in January. (Fabrizio Romano)

Aston Villa are eyeing Real Madrid's Marco Asensio, who is expected leave on a free transfer this summer. The Spain international, 27, has also attracted interested from Paris St-Germain, Arsenal and AC Milan. (Sun)

Liverpool are targeting a move for Borussia Monchengladbach's French midfielder Man Utd Kone, with the 22-year-old valued at around 40m euros (£34.6m). (BILD - in German)

Juventus are leading the race to sign Chelsea's American forward Christian Pulisic, 24, in a $25m (£20.1m) deal. (Mail)

FC Porto's Portuguese goalkeeper Diogo Costa, 23, looks to be bound for Manchester United, while Spaniard David de Gea, 32, is also keen to sign a new contract. (Mirror)

Wolves have joined Chelsea and Crystal Palace in the race for Gambia Under-20 forward Adama Bojang, 19, who plays for Gambian side Steve Biko FC. (Standard)


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The Daily Mail's Craig Hope and the Sun's Charlie Wyett both believe it's the right decision for Harry Maguire to leave Man Utd after a 'tough time' with the club

Harry Maguire is in line for a £10m pay-off from Manchester United if he leaves Old Trafford this summer.
Willy Gnonto is attracting Premier League and Serie A interest, despite being relegated with Leeds in his first season in the English top flight.
Tottenham are risking disruption to their summer transfer plans amid the ongoing uncertainty over their prolonged searches for a head coach and director of football.
The Daily Mail's Craig Hope says that Newcastle will probably have to break their wage structure policy to keep Bruno Guimaraes at the club long-term
Sam Allardyce will meet with Leeds on Thursday to discuss his future at the club.
Leeds have made early soundings about bringing Carlos Corberan back to Elland Road.
Police will flood Olympic Way in a bid to keep the peace between fans of both Manchester clubs at Saturday's FA Cup final.
Arsenal are stepping up their bid to land Manchester United and England star Alessia Russo, after previously failing with a world-record offer.
Novak Djokovic has been warned by the French sports minister that his nationalist, anti-Kosovo message was 'not appropriate' and the Serb has been told to 'not get involved' with politics again at Roland Garros.

Newcastle have offered Bruno Guimaraes a bumper £200,000-a-week pay deal to ward off interest from Liverpool, Real Madrid and Barcelona.
Joao Felix could be on his way straight back to England after being offered to Newcastle.
Ruben Loftus-Cheek has reportedly agreed a move to Serie A giants AC Milan.
Leeds winger Jack Harrison looks set for an immediate return to the Premier League despite his team's relegation on Sunday.
Lionel Messi is ready to play for Barcelona for free but is being prevented by LaLiga rules, reports suggest.
Manchester United are in a four-club race to sign Brazilian striker Marcos Leonardo.
David Raya's agent has warned Brentford to slash their £40m asking price or risk losing him for nothing.

Harry Kane has revealed that he'd "love" to play in the NFL once his footballing career is over, as speculation surrounding his future and interest from Manchester United intensifies.
Liverpool target Khephren Thuram has been urged to remain at current club OGC Nice for the sake of his development.
Arsenal's intention to keep Emile Smith Rowe at the Emirates beyond this summer has gone down well with fans, but Mikel Arteta knows more is needed from the attacking midfielder next term.
Prosecutors have heard how Mark van Bommel was held up at gunpoint by a player who wanted a contract at Royal Antwerp FC.
Luis Enrique appears set on joining a Premier League club this summer after turning down the chance to take over at Napoli.

Chelsea have granted Manchester City permission to speak to Mateo Kovacic ahead of a potential move this summer.
Tottenham Hotspur are planning on signing Dejan Kulusevski permanently when his loan expires next month.
Brentford have appointed Lydia Bedford as the head coach of their men's U18s side.
Liverpool are close to securing a deal to buy back their former Melwood training ground as a base for their women's team.
Michail Antonio says fellow West Ham United striker Gianluca Scamacca does not suit manager David Moyes' style of play.
Dani Ceballos is considering Real Madrid's most recent contract offer as he decides whether to remain at the club beyond the summer.

Manchester United have agreed personal terms with Mason Mount while Chelsea have given Mateo Kovacic permissin to speak to Manchester City ahead of a summer overhaul at Chelsea led by new manager Mauricio Pochettino.
The Daily Mail's Craig Hope and the Sun's Charlie Wyett discuss if Mason Mount would be a good Man Utd signing after the Chelsea midfielder agrees terms to join the club
Sam Allardyce will meet with Leeds United on Thursday with the expectation being that he will not carry on as head coach following their relegation to the Championship.
Donald Trump will never realise his dream of holding the Open at his Turnberry golf resort, sources close to the R&A have suggested.
World No 2 Aryna Sabalenka refused to answer questions about her connections to Belarus president Alexander Lukashenko in a tense press conference on Wednesday.

The Premier League has been accused of failing to live up to a promise to guarantee match access to wheelchair-using fans.
The Treasury's sanctions police have been reviewing the finances of the Everton Football Club owner, Farhad Moshiri.

Newcastle are 'very close' to signing young Spanish midfielder Gabri Veiga, according to reports.

Tottenham could be competing with Newcastle United for the signatures of Leicester City's James Maddison and Harvey Barnes this summer.
Football finance expert Kieran Maguire explains the cost of relegation to Leeds United and Leicester City and the challenges they face next season
Uefa wants a cap on the total amount that clubs can spend on player wages and transfers in a single season and is working on a proposal that could satisfy the European Union.
Thomas Tuchel told Declan Rice he sees him as the perfect holding midfielder for his Bayern Munich team during a charm offensive aimed at persuading the West Ham United midfielder to join the German club rather than Arsenal this summer.
Karim Benzema is weighing up a dizzying offer from Saudi Arabia, with Real Madrid already drawing up contingency plans to replace the striker - including a potential move for Harry Kane.

Jose Cifuentes' transfer to Rangers will almost certainly be completed soon, according to a report.
Newcastle United are targeting Celtic full-back Mitchel Frame, according to reports.

Manchester United have agreed personal terms with Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount, although the Old Trafford club are yet to agree a transfer for the 24-year-old England international who is also wanted by Arsenal and Liverpool. (Telegraph - subscription required)

England defender Harry Maguire could get £10m from Manchester United if the 30-year-old leaves the club this summer. (Mail)

Newcastle United have offered Bruno Guimaraes a £200,000-a-week deal to ward off interest from Liverpool, Real Madrid and Barcelona and make the Brazil midfielder, 25, their highest-paid player. (Sun)

Liverpool are in talks with Argentina midfielder Alexis Mac Allister, 24, over personal terms and hope to complete his signing from Brighton next week. (Fabrizio Romano)

Joao Felix has been offered to Newcastle on a loan deal by parent club Atletico Madrid just days after Chelsea opted not to sign the 23-year-old Portugal forward on a permanent transfer. (Mail)

Ruben Loftus-Cheek, 27, has agreed to leave Chelsea for AC Milan as the Serie A club prepare a £13m offer for the England midfielder. (La Gazzetta dello Sport via Sun)

England captain Harry Kane, 29, only wants to sign for Manchester United this summer, rather than move abroad, but is willing to run down his contract and leave Tottenham as a free agent next year. (Sun)

Real Madrid could move for Kane should French striker Karim Benzema, 35, accept a big-money offer to play in Saudi Arabia. (Times - subscription required)

Tottenham will step up their interest in managerial target Ange Postecoglou after his Celtic side have played in Saturday's Scottish Cup final. (Evening Standard)

Chelsea will look to sell Senegal centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly, 31, who was a £33m signing from Napoli last summer. (Evening Standard)

Chelsea have also given permission for Manchester City to open talks with their Croatia midfielder Mateo Kovacic, 29. (Mail)

Manchester United, Barcelona and Inter Milan are interested in signing France full-back Benjamin Pavard, 27, who does not want to renew his contract at Bayern Munich when it expires in 2024. (L'Equipe - in French)

Yasser Al-Misehal, president of the Saudi Arabia FA, says he would "personally" like to see Al-Hilal-linked Argentine Lionel Messi, 35, play in their Pro League and "complete the great leap" made by Cristiano Ronaldo, 38, following the Portugal forward's move to Al Nassr in January. (SSC via Goal)

Sam Allardyce's tenure as Leeds manager is expected to end on Thursday, when the former Bolton and West Ham boss is due to meet with the club's hierarchy. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Arsenal have offered to triple William Saliba's wages in a new contract worth £120,000 a week, but fear losing the 22-year-old France centre-back to Paris St-Germain. (Sun)

Nottingham Forest are looking to sell 31-year-old English midfielder Jonjo Shelvey, who they signed from Newcastle In January. (Times - subscription required)

Burnley are interested in Spain midfielder Fabian Ruiz and Paris St-Germain are willing to sell the 27-year-old if they receive the right offer. (Foot Mercato - in French)


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Manchester United have held detailed talks over potential deals for Atalanta striker Rasmus Hojlund and Eintracht Frankfurt forward Randal Kolo Muani.
Leeds United's chairman Andrea Radrizzani offered to use the club's Elland Road stadium as security for a £26m bank loan which his company, Aser, and a bidding partner, Gestio Capital, intended to use to complete a takeover of the Italian club Sampdoria.
UEFA is investigating after the referee due to take charge of the Champions League final was alleged to have spoken at a networking event organised by a far-right politician.
Newcastle United want back-up goalkeeper Loris Karius to remain at the club next season.
Trevoh Chalobah wants to stay and fight for his Chelsea place under incoming head coach Mauricio Pochettino despite interest from Inter Milan in signing him this summer.
Frank Lampard says the collective standards he would expect at Chelsea were not there when he first took on the caretaker role at the club
Ethan Brierley, Rochdale's highly-regarded 19-year-old midfielder, is expected to join Brentford in the coming days.
Southampton's move to hire Swansea City head coach Russell Martin has been delayed due to a disagreement over the required compensation fee.

Manchester United are set to offer Harry Maguire to Premier League rivals Chelsea as part of any deal to sign Mason Mount from the Stamford Bridge club.
Leeds are keeping tabs on Luton boss Rob Edwards and Lorient manager Regis Le Bris as they target a quick return to the Premier League.
Thiago Silva has all but confirmed Mason Mount's summer move to Manchester United with his latest Instagram comment.
Wolves are in the hunt for James Ward-Prowse.

Declan Rice will prioritise a Premier League move this summer as he prepares to snub a move to Bayern Munich

European football expert Andy Brassell believes Bayern Munich are looking for a player that could lead the team, and Declan Rice would fit that role
Lionel Messi wants to sign on for a sensational return to Barcelona after Paris Saint-Germain announced his exit on Thursday but the Catalan club are locked in a battle with LaLiga to see if a move is financially viable.
Ange Postecoglou is open to joining Tottenham after falling short of publicly ruling himself out of the running to become the club's new head coach.
Talented Liverpool youngster Lewis Koumas is at the centre of a tug-of-war between England and Wales over which country he should represent.
The Football Association has given the go-ahead for a celebration of the Windrush community's contribution to English sport, which will take place at Wembley on June 22 with Marcus Rashford, Tyrone Mings and Raheem Sterling expected to be on the invite list.

Harry Kane is making it clear his No 1 priority is to stay in the Premier League.
Liverpool are planning to play a 'home' pre-season friendly at the home of Preston North End, which has led the Championship club to ask if they can play their first fixture of the campaign away from Deepdale.
Newcastle are set to fight it out with Manchester United for Victor Osimhen.
Napoli are ready to go head to head with AC Milan for Arsenal prospect Folarin Balogun in the summer transfer window.
Premier League clubs including his former side Arsenal could make a move to sign Serge Gnabry, who has been made available by Bayern Munich according to reports in Germany along with Leroy Sane and Sadio Mane.
Mauricio Pochettino will give Levi Colwill a chance to cement a place in his Chelsea squad early next season with the former Brighton loanee set to replace Benoit Badiashile, who will miss the start of 2023-24 after having surgery on a hamstring.
Sky Italy reporter Filippo Benincampi says Napoli striker Victor Osimhen would be the 'perfect fit' for a Premier League club

Sam Allardyce will leave his role as Leeds United head coach following talks with the club in the aftermath of their relegation from the Premier League.
Manchester United have agreed personal terms with Mason Mount and are now expected to sign the Chelsea midfielder.
Roma will listen to offers for Tammy Abraham to return to the Premier League this summer as they look at options for next season after a return to the Champions League was ruled out this week.
Tottenham Hotspur are understood to be considering three candidates for their long-vacant manager's job: Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou, Fulham's Marco Silva and the former Spain coach Luis Enrique.
Fulham are showing interest in £10m-rated Wolfsburg centre-back Sebastiaan Bornauw as they look to build on the squad that took them close to European football.
Arsenal's teenage defender Zach Awe is expected to leave the club this summer in search of first-team football.
Birmingham City are set to make a permanent move for Wolves centre-back Dion Sanderson after impressing while on loan with the club last season, but they will face competition from Sunderland and possibly Stoke City.

Karim Benzema has reportedly decided to stay with Real Madrid for next season with plans to potentially take up a supposed mega-money offer from Saudi Arabia in 2024.
Aston Villa will be offered the chance to sign Joao Felix for a second time this summer by super-agent Jorge Mendes after Mauricio Pochettino opted against a permanent transfer following his appointment at Stamford Bridge.
Los Angeles Rams defensive coordinator Raheem Morris has praised the franchise's first-aid training after he was able to use a defibrillator to help save a child from drowning in a Las Vegas pool.
The Guardian’s Barney Ronay and sports broadcaster Shebahn Aherne discuss Mauricio Pochettino's decision not to sign Joao Felix and whether it signals the start of a summer clear out at Chelsea

Brendan Rodgers has emerged as a shock target of Leeds.

Josko Gvardiol will tell RB Leipzig he is open to a move this summer as interest in the defender from Manchester City intensifies.
Fiorentina's head coach has made the extraordinary admission that his team are prepared to employ tactical fouling against West Ham United in the Europa Conference League final on Wednesday.
Everton have decided not to trigger the £4.5m deal to turn Conor Coady's loan move from Wolves into a permanent transfer so he will return to Molineux.

Ange Postecoglou could be confirmed as the new Tottenham boss as early as next week - with Celtic eyeing up West Ham boss David Moyes as his replacement.

Inter Miami have offered 35-year-old Argentina forward Lionel Messi 50m euros per year (£43m) to spend four seasons in the MLS after he leaves Paris St-Germain this summer. (Sport)

Former France forward Karim Benzema, 35, will join Saudi Arabian side Al-Ittihad when his Real Madrid contract expires this month. (ESPN)

Croatia midfielder Luka Modric, 37, has told Real Madrid he intends to accept an offer of 120m euros (£103m) to play in Saudi Arabia for the next three seasons. (Okdiario via Sport)

Newcastle United are set to rival Manchester United for the signing of Nigeria striker Victor Osimhen, 24, from Napoli. (Gazzetta dello Sport via Mirror)

Manchester United are expected to make a formal approach to Chelsea for 24-year-old England midfielder Mason Mount. (Sky Sports)

West Ham's Declan Rice would prefer to stay in the Premier League as he prepares to turn down a move to Bayern Munich. Arsenal and Manchester United are keen on the 24-year-old England midfielder. (Mail)

RB Leipzig could sell Croatia defender Josko Gvardiol for 100m euros (£86m). Manchester City are interested in the 21-year-old, who has a 114m euro (£98m) release clause. (Times - subscription)

Manchester City are close to finalising the signing of Chelsea's 29-year-old Croatia midfielder Mateo Kovacic. (Football Insider)

Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou could be confirmed as Tottenham boss next week. (Sun)

Fulham manager Marco Silva and former Spain boss Luis Enrique are on Tottenham's shortlist alongside Postecoglou. (Telegraph - subscription)

Manchester City's 29-year-old Portugal defender Joao Cancelo is unlikely to make his loan move to Bayern Munich permanent this summer, although he does not want to play in England - for City or Arsenal. (Abendzeitung - in German)

Bayern will consider offers for Germany wingers Serge Gnabry and Leroy Sane, both 27, this summer, as well as Senegal forward Sadio Mane - only a year after signing the 31-year-old from Liverpool. (Bild via Mail)

Chelsea have turned down a £30m bid from Brighton for 20-year-old English defender Levi Colwill, who spent the season on loan with the Seagulls. (Mail)

Inter Milan are pushing hard to sign Chelsea's 23-year-old English defender Trevoh Chalobah. (Standard)

Atalanta want 60m euros (£52m) this summer in order to part with 20-year-old Denmark striker Rasmus Hojlund, who has been targeted by Manchester United. (Football Insider)

Roma are open to selling 25-year-old England striker Tammy Abraham. (Telegraph - subscription)

Aston Villa will compete with Newcastle for Arsenal's 25-year-old Scotland defender Kieran Tierney. (Times - subscription)

Wolves have joined West Ham, Newcastle and Aston Villa in wanting Southampton's 28-year-old England midfielder James Ward-Prowse. (Sun)

Barcelona want to sell 20-year-old Spain forward Ansu Fati this summer, but he is against a move to Wolves in exchange for 26-year-old Portugal midfielder Ruben Neves and 30m euros (£26m). (Sport)

Napoli are ready to compete with AC Milan for Arsenal's 21-year-old American forward Folarin Balogun. (Mirror)

Spain forward Marco Asensio, 27, has decided to join Paris St-Germain when his Real Madrid contract expires this summer. (Athletic - subscription)


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Chelsea's rebuild of their midfield will see them combine their move for Sporting's Manuel Ugarte with an attempt to buy Brighton's Moises Caicedo.
West Ham are giving fresh consideration to parting company with David Moyes, increasing the pressure on the manager before Wednesday's Europa Conference League final against Fiorentina.

Leicester are making a new move to appoint Graham Potter as their manager.
Kenny Tete has zoomed onto the radar of Liverpool and two other unnamed Premier League rivals as Fulham stall on a new deal.
Bayern Munich are reportedly set to hijack Bayer Leverkusen's move for Granit Xhaka.
Goal-shy Everton want Roma striker Tammy Abraham to solve their scoring problems.
Newcastle are close to making Gambian whizkid Yankuba Minteh their first signing of the summer.
Inter Milan are desperate to sign Chelsea defender Trevoh Chalobah this summer, reports claim.
Hugo Lloris has had a shock career swap after becoming the boss of a beach restaurant in France.

Reiss Nelson is expected to sign a new contract at Arsenal after a breakthrough in talks over an extension.
AC Milan have chosen Ruben Loftus-Cheek to fill the void left in the middle of the field by Franck Kessie's departure last summer.
Ilkay Gundogan is reportedly on the verge of joining Barcelona with the Spanish club's offer of a three-year fixed contract said to have convinced the midfielder.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has no plans to retire from football, despite being Serie A's oldest goalscorer at the age of 41.

Real Madrid have reactivated their interest in Chelsea forward Kai Havertz as they do not believe Harry Kane wants to leave the Premier League.

Karim Benzema's expected departure from Real Madrid has been cast into doubt, with senior figures now uncertain of his intentions after a remarkable past 24 hours at the top of the club.
Avram Glazer is planning to attend Wembley for a third time this year by taking his seat in the directors' box for the FA Cup final on Saturday.
Carlo Ancelotti has received total confirmation and backing from the Real Madrid board to stay on as manager for next season.

Real Madrid head coach Carlo Ancelotti says is confident he will still be at the club next season and has praised the club's president Florentino Perez, who brought him back in 2021 to replace Zinedine Zidane.
Sergio Ramos has confirmed he will depart Paris Saint-Germain once his contract expires this summer.

Steven Gerrard, Scott Parker and Carlos Corberan are among the managers being considered by Leeds United.

The Qatari owners of Paris Saint-Germain are in talks to invest in clubs in Spain, Italy and Brazil, having cooled their interest in Tottenham.
The Glazer family will end up not selling Manchester United despite fielding huge bids for the club, according to Thomas Zilliacus.

Newcastle United are confident of signing Kieran Tierney despite interest from Aston Villa.
The former rugby league international referee Phil Bentham is preparing Premier League officials and VARs for their in-match conversations being made public next season.
Talks over 49ers Enterprises taking full control of Leeds United are continuing and will not be affected by the revelation that the majority shareholder, Andrea Radrizzani, considered using Elland Road as collateral for a takeover of Sampdoria.
Fordstam, the firm owned by Roman Abramovich that the Russian oligarch used as the parent company for Chelsea, has been issued with a warning that it will be struck off from the Companies House register unless it files its overdue accounts.
The departure of Ron Gourlay as chief executive of West Bromwich Albion has further darkened the mood of the independent shareholders at the club.

Bordeaux's Ligue 2 clash with Rodez took a turn for the worse on Friday evening as a supporter found his way onto the pitch before pushing Lucas Buades to the ground. The Rodez player was stretchered off with a concussion and the match was finally abandoned after a lengthy stoppage.

Rangers could be set to return to pre-season training without Nico Raskin after he was called up for Belgium's Under-21 side.
Marti Cifuentes has emerged as a serious rival to Steven Naismith for the vacant Hearts job.

Manchester City captain Ilkay Gundogan is on the verge of joining Barcelona when his contract expires this summer, with the La Liga side swaying the Germany midfielder, 32, with an offer of a three-year deal. (Sport - in Spanish)

Chelsea will demand a fee of about £35m for their Croatia midfielder Mateo Kovacic, 29, who appears to be edging closer to a move to Manchester City. (90min)

Arsenal have agreed personal terms with West Ham's England midfielder Declan Rice, 24. (FootballTransfers)

But Bayern Munich have not given up hope of signing Rice from the Hammers after a positive meeting with him in London, with the German champions set to prepare an official offer. (Sky Sport Germany)

West Ham could sack manager David Moyes if they do not win the Europa Conference League final against Fiorentina on Wednesday. (Guardian)

Manchester United will offer England defender Harry Maguire, 30, to Chelsea as part of a deal for England midfielder Mason Mount, 24. (Mirror)

Bayern and Manchester United remain interested in Serbia striker Dusan Vlahovic, 23, who would be open to a move this summer if Massimiliano Allegri remains Juventus coach because of their poor relationship. (Nicolo Schira - in Italian)

Liverpool have agreed to meet Alexis Mac Allister's release clause and will pay Brighton a fee of £55-60m for the Argentina midfielder, 24. (Football Insider)

Chelsea are looking to bring in Ecuador international Moises Caicedo, 21, from Brighton and Uruguay international Manuel Ugarte, 22, from Sporting Lisbon to add to their midfield. (Guardian)

Barcelona are confident their financial plans will soon be approved by La Liga, enabling them to begin their transfer business, which will include the re-signing of 35-year-old Argentina forward and club legend Lionel Messi on a free transfer from Paris St-Germain. (90min)

Karim Benzema will see out the final year of his contract with Real Madrid, despite rumours the former France striker, 35, is set to accept a lucrative offer to move to Saudi Arabia this summer. (Marca)

Saudi clubs have already started to approach former Spain defender Sergio Ramos, 37, who has confirmed he will leave PSG as a free agent this summer. (Fabrizio Romano)

Chelsea's out-of-contract France midfielder N'Golo Kante, has received an approach from Saudi Arabia too, while the 32-year-old is also interesting French champions Paris St-Germain. (90min)

Real Madrid remain interested in Chelsea's Kai Havertz and club officials discussed a summer move for the Germany forward, 23, at a meeting on Thursday. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Manchester United target Randal Kolo Muani has offered himself to Real Madrid as the France forward, 24, aims to secure a move from Eintracht Frankfurt this summer. (Marca via Mail)

Everton are trying to clinch a £27m deal for Roma's England striker Tammy Abraham, 25. (Sun)

Newcastle United believe they will beat Aston Villa to the signing of Scotland left-back Kieran Tierney, 25, from Arsenal. (Times - subscription required)

English winger Reiss Nelson, 23, is expected to sign a new contract at Arsenal after a breakthrough in talks over an extension. (Mail)

Sheffield United are considering a summer move for Wolves' England defender Conor Coady, 30, following the conclusion of his Everton loan. (Football Insider)

Englishmen Steven Gerrard, 43, and Scott Parker, 42, are being considered for the Leeds United manager's job along with West Bromwich Albion's Spanish boss Carlos Corberan, 40. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Leicester City are making a new move to appoint former Brighton and Chelsea boss Graham Potter as their manager having tried to lure the 48-year-old Englishman earlier this season. (Sun)

Benfica and Inter Milan are interested in signing 34-year-old Spain left-back Jordi Alba, who has announced his departure from Barcelona. (Marca - in Spanish)


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Newcastle United believe they are in pole position to sign Kieran Tierney from Arsenal this summer.

Ajax and Dutch defender Jurrien Timber was spotted at Wembley during the FA Cup final. The 21-year-old was subject to multiple bids from Manchester United last summer.

Steven Gerrard could be in line for a return this summer, with recently-relegated Leicester City targeting to form Aston Villa and Rangers manager.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic will leave AC Milan this summer.


Barcelona manager Xavi says he is unsure if the club will be able to sign players this summer, saying the club are currently in a "stand by" situation ahead of the transfer window.


Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone has opened the door for Joao Felix to return to the Spanish club, after Chelsea opted against signing the Portuguese star permanently.

The Guardian’s Barney Ronay and sports broadcaster Shebahn Aherne discuss Mauricio Pochettino's decision not to sign Joao Felix and whether it signals the start of a summer clear out at Chelsea


Jamie Murray has slammed to state of British tennis after poor performances during the French Open.


Adrián Otaegui, who is in contention for a place in Europe's Ryder Cup squad, will begin a four tournament ban for apperaring in four LIV Golf events.


Kyogo Furuhashi could move to Tottenham this summer, with current Celtic boss Angle Postecoglou expected to take the vacant job in north London.

Manager Carlo Ancelotti has told Real Madrid's board he wants to sign Tottenham and England striker Harry Kane, 29. (The Athletic)

Tottenham will sign Celtic striker Kyogo Furuhashi, if Ange Postecoglu leaves his role as manager of the Bhoys to become Spurs' new boss and Kane leaves the club. (Sun)

Australian Postecoglou has remained tight-lipped over his future at Celtic despite strong links with a move to Tottenham. (Evening Standard)

Saudi Arabia's Al-Hilal hope to announce the signing of Paris St-Germain and Argentina forward Lionel Messi, 35, on 6 June. (Sport)

Chelsea are confident of completing a deal to sign 22-year-old Uruguay midfielder Manuel Ugarte from Sporting Lisbon. (Fabrizio Romano)

Paris St-Germain are considering a move for Arsenal's Brazilian defender Gabriel Magalhaes, 25. (Goal)

Liverpool are eyeing a move for Fulham and Netherlands right-back Kenny Tete, 27. (Sun)

The Reds are also in talks with Nice midfielder Khephren Thurham while they also maintain interest in Feyenoord's Orkun Kokcu. (Football Transfers)

Brighton and Argentina midfielder Alexis Mac Allister, 24, is set to complete the final details on a move to Liverpool. (Fabrizio Romano)

Tottenham and France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, 36, says it is the "end of an era" and hopes to find "a project where I thrive" amid links with a move away from the club. (Nice Matin - via Evening Standard)

Leeds United have shortlisted Blackburn Rovers boss Jon Dahl Tomasson in the search for their next manager. (Football Insider)

Leicester City are considering appointing former Rangers and Aston Villa manager Steven Gerrard as their new boss following relegation from the Premier League. (Sun)

Chelsea boss Mauricio Pochettino will block any approach from Real Madrid for his German striker Kai Havertz, 23. (AS - via Metro)

The chance to play Champions League football has proven key in Chelsea and England midfielder Mason Mount's decision to join Manchester United over Liverpool. (Football Insider)

Ajax defender and Manchester United target Jurrien Timber, 21, was spotted attending the Red Devils' FA Cup final defeat to Manchester City. (Talksport)

Aston Villa are in talks with Sporting Lisbon over a move for 24-year-old Portugal midfielder Pedro Gonçalves. (A Bola - via Sport Witness)

Newcastle are closing in on Gambia and OB Odense winger Yankuba Minteh. (Sun)

Brighton will complete the signing of Borussia Dortmund and Germany midfielder Mahmoud Dahoud, 27, next week. (Fabrizio Romano)

Chelsea are ready to offer 31-year-old goalkeeper Edouard Mendy plus cash for 24-year-old Inter Milan and Cameroon stopper Andre Onana.(Footmercato, via Evening Standard)


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Everton are lining up a transfer bid for Wout Weghorst, who joined Manchester United on loan in January from Burnley.
Sam Allardyce was keen to carry on at Leeds as general manager or director of football, despite failing to keen the club up.
Thierry Henry could join PSG as the club's assistant manager, with former Bayern Munich manager Julien Nagelsmann taking the manager role.
Marcus Rashford plans to stay at Manchester United after they secured Champions League football.
Tammy Abraham suffered a horrible knee injury after falling awkwardly on Sunday.
Chelsea are set for a pre-season boost that could save them millions in the transfer market with crocked Armando Broja reportedly eyeing a return in time for Mauricio Pochettino's first training session.
Paris Saint-Germain have lost almost one million Instagram followers since Lionel Messi's final match on Saturday.
Brighton star Moises Caicedo has "agreed personal terms" with Arsenal ahead of the summer transfer window, reports suggest.
Kai Havertz is on the verge of signing for Real Madrid in a "mega-deal" from Chelsea, reports in Germany say.
Chelsea midfielder N'Golo Kante is on the verge of a move to Saudi Pro League side Al Ittihad, reports claim.

Real Madrid are looking at a move for Harry Kane this summer, with Carlo Ancelotti and the club's football hierarchy having discussed the English striker as one of the few players who does not represent a downgrade on Karim Benzema.

Tottenham have earmarked Brentford's David Raya as a potential replacement for Hugo Lloris, who indicated recently that he could leave the London club.
Ange Postecoglou has informed Celtic that he wants to become the next manager of Tottenham Hotspur and the Australian would like trusted Parkhead assistant John Kennedy to join him in north London.
Roma fans unveiled an X-rated banner slamming Anthony Taylor during their 2-1 win against Spezia on Sunday night.
Fred has admitted that he doesn't yet know if he will be a Manchester United player next season.
Jose Mourinho has implied that he'll be staying at Roma this summer, despite much ambiguity over his current contract situation.

Manchester United are closing in on deals for Napoli centre-back Min-Jae Kim and Porto goalkeeper Diogo Costa, casting further doubt on the future of David De Gea.
Erik Ten Hag's side will need to pay £43m to land Danish international Rasmus Hojlund this summer. The Atlanta striker has been dubbed the 'next Haaland' after a breakout season in Serie A.
Tottenham Hotspur are the most profitable club in the Premier League over the past three years.

Tottenham have edged closer to appointing Ange Postecoglou and a deal will be finalised in the coming days.
Pep Guardiola says he is still hoping that FA Cup matchwinner Ilkay Gundogan will stay at Manchester City.

Manchester United are to make an offer of £50m to sign Mason Mount this month.
Manchester United will also push Tottenham Hotspur to sell Harry Kane but currently believe it is unlikely to happen.
Manchester City's historic Treble bid has increased hopes of Erling Haaland committing to a longer contract at the Etihad Stadium this summer.

Tottenham have been handed a hammer blow in their pursuit of winger Manor Solomon, with the versatile playmaker expected to remain with Fulham next season.

Chelsea will demand in excess of £20m to sell Ian Maatsen this summer, with Burnley interested in keeping hold of the left-back.
Victor Osimhen has left the door open to a potential summer exit from Napoli amid transfer interest from the likes of Chelsea and Manchester United.

Real Madrid are ready to take on Manchester United in the battle to sign Harry Kane this summer.
The West Ham United forward Jarrod Bowen said that he feared for his grandfather's safety when he saw AZ Alkmaar ultras wielding bike chains heading towards the area where the players' friends and family were watching the Europa Conference League semi-final.
LIV Golf leaders are questioning whether their pursuit of world ranking points is the best way to guarantee that their players get to appear at the majors.

Viktor Gyokeres is on on the radar of Rangers boss Michael Beale - but the club could be priced out of any potential deal.
Rangers have made their move to sign Cremonese striker Cyriel Dessers.
Hampden chief Ian Maxwell has pleaded with clubs to sacrifice their own self-interest and rubber stamp his B team plan for the good of the national game.

The path is now clear for Rangers to sign Jack Butland after Crystal Palace decided against extending the goalkeeper's contract.

Manchester City hope their bid to win the Treble will persuade Norway striker Erling Haaland, 22, to sign a longer contract and fend off interest from Real Madrid. (Telegraph - subscription)

Real Madrid have made contact with Tottenham about signing England striker Harry Kane, 29, as a replacement for Karim Benzema. (Marca - in Spanish)

Real Madrid will bid £100m for Kane. (Mail)

Manchester United will make a £50m offer for Chelsea's England midfielder Mason Mount, 24, and push Tottenham to sell Kane, although they think signing the England captain is "unlikely". (Telegraph - subscription)

Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford, 25, plans to stay despite interest from Paris St-Germain. (Sun)

Real Madrid are on the way to agreeing a "mega deal" for Chelsea's 23-year-old Germany forward Kai Havertz. (Bild - in German)

Real Madrid's former France striker Karim Benzema, 35, is expected to join Saudi Arabian champions Al-Ittihad on a two-year contract. (Al-Ekhbariya via L'Equipe)

Inter Miami's offer to sign Argentina forward Lionel Messi, 35, when he leaves Paris St-Germain this summer includes deals with Apple and Adidas but is worth less financially than his other offer from Saudi Arabia. (Guillem Balague)

Paris St-Germain have made former Bayern Munich boss Julian Nagelsmann their top target to replace Christophe Galtier, with ex-Arsenal and France striker Thierry Henry as his assistant. (Foot Mercato - in French)

Tottenham want Brentford goalkeeper David Raya, 27, to replace 36-year-old former France international Hugo Lloris, who is set to leave this summer. (Mirror)

Chelsea are expected to complete the signing of Sporting Lisbon's 22-year-old Uruguay midfielder Manuel Ugarte, who has a £52m release clause. (Record - in Portuguese)

Chelsea moved ahead of Paris St-Germain in the race to sign Ugarte with a proposal to buy a minority stake in Sporting as part of the deal. (Mirror)

Crystal Palace have offered Wilfried Zaha, 30, a new contract worth £150,000 a week, less than Qatari side Al Sadd have offered the Ivory Coast forward, whose deal ends this month. (Sun)

Manchester United have made a move to rival Barcelona for the signing of Morocco midfielder Sofyan Amrabat, 26, from Fiorentina. (Sport - in Spanish)

Brighton's 21-year-old Ecuador midfielder Moises Caicedo has agreed personal terms with Arsenal, although Chelsea are willing to pay a higher transfer fee. (Teradeportes via Mirror)

Arsenal will make a bid for West Ham's England midfielder Declan Rice, 24, after Wednesday's Europa Conference League final, but Bayern Munich are also interested. (Fabrizio Romano)

Everton are keen to sign Netherlands striker Wout Weghorst, 30, when he returns to Burnley from his loan at Manchester United. (TalkSport)

Manchester United midfielder Fred, 30, could leave this summer. (Goal)

West Ham and Burnley are interested in Strasbourg's 27-year-old Senegal striker Habib Diallo. (Mail)

Chelsea will demand £20m for 21-year-old Dutch defender Ian Maatsen this summer, with Burnley interested in a permanent deal after he helped them win the Championship title while on loan this season. (Standard)

Rangers are clear to sign former England goalkeeper Jack Butland, 30, after Crystal Palace passed on the chance to extend his contract following his loan stint at Manchester United. (Sun)

Former Leeds manager Jesse Marsch is on the shortlist to become Monaco coach after they sacked Philippe Clement. (Nicolo Schira)

Italy manager Roberto Mancini is one of the candidates to take charge of Italian champions Napoli. (Corriere dello Sport - in Italian)


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The Mirror's John Cross says both Harry Kane and Tottenham face a 'massive dilemma' following reports of interest from Real Madrid.

Tottenham only want to pay £20m for Spain international David Raya but Brentford value the goalkeeper at £40m.
Ruben Neves is close to sealing a move to Barcelona but the Spanish champions' manager, Xavi, does not want the Wolves midfielder.
Sergej Milinkovic-Savic appeared to wave goodbye to Lazio fans during his last appearance of the season.
The Mirror's John Cross and the Mail on Sunday's Rob Draper agree that Alexis Mac Allister's imminent move to Liverpool is a big coup for the Anfield side

Former Chelsea midfielder Jacob Mellis has revealed that he is now homeless after hanging up his boots last year due to injury.
Atletico Madrid have reportedly made an approach for Wilfried Zaha, whose contract at Crystal Palace is up at the end of June.
Eintracht Frankfurt's Randal Kolo Muani and Benfica's Goncalo Ramos have emerged on the list of centre forward options for Manchester United, who have been told by Spurs that Harry Kane is not for sale.
Manchester United are also expected to open talks over an improved deal for Lisandro Martinez in July.
After failing to sign Sporting Lisbon's Manuel Ugarte, Chelsea have reignited their interest in Brighton's £80m-rated Moises Caicedo.
Nottingham Forest are targeting Leeds United's American midfielder Tyler Adams.
Jurgen Klopp wants to bolster Liverpool's midfield and Nice's Khephren Thuram, Borussia Monchengladbach's Man Utd Kone and Southampton Romeo Lavia are three options being considered.
Sunderland have been told they will need to raise their offer for Birmingham City midfielder Jobe Bellingham.
Lionel Messi will make a decision on his future in the coming hours after his father met with Barcelona president Joan Laporta on Monday.
Chelsea have told Kai Havertz that he must either extend his existing deal at Stamford Bridge or they will look to move him on.
Leeds United and the 49ers Enterprises are inching closer to a takeover agreement after productive talks on Monday.
Conor Coady has emerged as a target for Nottingham Forest.
Liverpool have no desire to sell Fabio Carvalho despite renewed interest from RB Leipzig.

Sky Sports News' Dharmesh Sheth has the latest news on the future of Harry Kane following reports of interest from Real Madrid in the Tottenham striker
Ange Postecoglou will sign a three-year deal with Tottenham, and will attempt to sign James Maddison from Leicester and Wolves defender Max Kilman.
West Ham, Burnley, Everton, West Brom and Sunderland are all pursuing loan or permanent deals for Manchester United's Amad Diallo.
Manchester United are stepping up their interest in Atalanta striker Rasmus Hojlund.
Romelu Lukaku believes football's top players could mobilise to fight racism themselves with too many still unprotected by the authorities.
Manchester United will need to overcome work permit rules if they are to bring talented Chicago Fire playmaker Brian Gutierrez to the club.

Manchester United are eyeing a potential move for Bayern Munich midfielder Leon Goretzka.

Aston Villa have joined the race to sign Youri Tielemans, one of several out-of-contract players leaving Leicester City.
Nacho is set to sign a one-year deal with Real Madrid and be appointed the club's new captain.

Sky Sports News' Gordon Duncan reports that Brendan Rodgers has been linked with a return to Celtic Park should Ange Postecoglou move to Tottenham.
Senior players at Real Madrid believe Harry Kane is the best candidate to replace Karim Benzema, with the Spaniards also interested in Chelsea's Kai Havertz and Inter Milan forward Lautaro Martinez.
Tottenham are believed to be willing to let as many as seven first-team players go, led by captain Hugo Lloris and Ivan Perisic, in what could be a big summer of change.
Dean Smith and Enzo Maresca are under consideration as Leicester assess their manager options.
Newcastle United have suffered an early setback in the summer recruitment drive after they were informed that England international Kalvin Phillips intends to stay at Manchester City despite a disappointing first season.
Colin Graves' 21-year era as Yorkshire's major financial backer has ended in a bitter fallout with the club's current regime.
Deborah Griffin is set to make history in 2025 and become the RFU's first female president.

Chelsea are hopeful of signing Romeo Lavia after he spoke with Eden Hazard about life at Stamford Bridge.
Real Madrid legend Sergio Ramos has told Harry Kane that he cannot turn down the opportunity to play for the Spanish club if they come calling between now and the start of next season.
Newcastle United could offer a transfer fee of 'over £50m' to beat Paris Saint-Germain to the signing of talented attacking midfielder Rayan Cherki.

Karim Benzema has signed documents to join the Saudi Arabian club Al-Ittihad after confirming his departure from Real Madrid.

Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag has expressed his concerns over the sale of the club and how it impacts his transfer funds.
Wrexham star Jacob Mendy has received his first international call-up for Gambia after helping them to the Football League with promotion.

Manchester City's pursuit of the Treble is set to break the record for a Premier League club's annual revenue, with a big payday in store even if they do not triumph in Saturday's Champions League final.
Allan Saint-Maximin has cast doubt over his future at Newcastle United after posting an emotional statement on social media.
Andy Flower, England's former head coach who led them to three Ashes series victories, has joined Australia's backroom staff as coaching consultant for this summer's series.

Former Norway international Jan Aage Fjortoft has suggested his fellow countryman Kjetil Knutsen should replace Ange Postecoglou.
Brendan Rodgers would have to be persuaded into making a major lifestyle U-turn if Celtic are to lure him into a sensational return to the club as Ange Postecoglou's replacement. And that could open the door for Manchester City No.2 Enzo Maresca to take the Parkhead job.
Cremonese have told Rangers they want more than the £6.5m they paid to land Cyriel Dessers.
American youth international Brian Gutierrez is reportedly being eyed by Rangers and Manchester United - but a work permit could complicate a move to the UK.

Brendan Rodgers is expected to take time away from football before planning his next move, putting a potential return to Parkhead in jeopardy.
Jack Butland has completed the formalities of a significant contract to become Michael Beale's third summer signing at Rangers, according to reports.
Ross McCrorie will undergo a medical with Bristol City on Tuesday ahead of his £2m switch from Aberdeen.
Celtic are set to bank a £5m cheque from Spurs for boss Ange Postecoglou.
Celtic chiefs will fight to keep John Kennedy from the clutches of next Tottenham boss Ange Postecoglou.

Manchester City's Ilkay Gundogan, 32, could return to Borussia Dortmund this summer as Barcelona cannot afford to pay the out-of-contract Germany midfielder's wages. (Bild - in German)

Barca have tried to persuade Gundogan by extending their contract offer to three years with reduced wages, while Arsenal have offered a two-year deal and a lucrative proposal is also expected from a Saudi club. (Sport - in Spanish)

Real Madrid's first bid for Harry Kane will be for 80m euros (£69m) but Tottenham have initially valued the England striker, 29, at 120m euros (£103m). (Sport - in Spanish)

Tottenham will back incoming manager Ange Postecoglou with funds to rival Newcastle for Leicester's England midfielder James Maddison, 26, and target Brentford's Spain goalkeeper David Raya, 27, and Wolves' English defender Max Kilman, 26. (Mirror)

Paris St-Germain have beaten Chelsea to the signing of Uruguay midfielder Manuel Ugarte, 22, from Sporting Lisbon. (L'Equipe - in French)

Chelsea have switched their focus to signing Brighton's Ecuador midfielder Moises Caicedo, 21, after missing out on Ugarte. (Standard)

Chelsea have also revived their interest in Southampton's Belgium midfielder Romeo Lavia, 19 - and former Blues forward Eden Hazard has had a role in a prospective move. (Express)

Alexis Mac Allister will sign for Liverpool from Brighton, subject to a medical, with the Argentina midfielder, 24, understood to have agreed a five-year contract. (Guardian)

Atletico Madrid have enquired about a possible move for Wilfried Zaha. The Ivory Coast forward, 30, will become a free agent if he decides not to accept a new contract at Crystal Palace. (Mail)

Liverpool would be willing to pay Barcelona 35m euros (£30m) to sign Ivory Coast midfielder Franck Kessie, 26. (Sport - in Spanish)

Tottenham have contacted Everton over a potential summer move for England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford but could be put off by the asking price for the 29-year-old, who is under contract until 2027. (Football Transfers)

Barcelona and Poland striker Robert Lewandowski, 34, has no plans to leave the club this summer despite being linked with a move to the Saudi Pro League. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Aston Villa have joined the race to sign free agent Youri Tielemans, 26, after the Belgium midfielder's departure from Leicester. (Athletic)

Portugal goalkeeper Diogo Costa, 23, has cooled talk linking him with a summer move from Porto to Manchester United. (Mail)

N'Golo Kante remains open to staying at Chelsea but the France midfielder, 32, is yet to agree on a new deal and Saudi clubs Al Ittihad and Al Nassr are interested in signing him this summer. (Fabrizio Romano)

Newcastle United have been informed that England midfielder Kalvin Phillips, 27, intends to stay at Manchester City. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Newcastle have stepped up their efforts to sign Turkey midfielder Arda Guler, 18, from Fenerbahce. (Football Insider)

Real Madrid have asked Bayern Munich about the possibility of signing Canada left-back Alphonso Davies, 22. (Marca - in Spanish)

Inter Milan have made a move to sign English defender Trevoh Chalobah, 23, from Chelsea this summer. (Football Insider)

Brighton are set to announce the arrival of Germany midfielder Mahmoud Dahoud, 27, from Borussia Dortmund on a free transfer. (Football Insider)

West Ham are looking at three midfielders - Southampton and England's James Ward-Prowse, 28, Chelsea and England's Conor Gallagher, 23, and Manchester United and Scotland's Scott McTominay, 26. (Football Transfers)

Sweden defender Victor Lindelof, 28, is set to be offered a new deal at Manchester United. (Sun)