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Thursday 6 June 2024 07:10, UK


Borussia Dortmund will only attempt to bring Jadon Sancho back to the club if Manchester United make him available on loan again.
Chelsea have blocked Mykhaylo Mudryk from playing for Ukraine and Enzo Fernandez from representing Argentina at the Paris Olympics to avoid another summer of injury problems.
Carlos Corberan, Steve Cooper and Ruud van Nistelrooy are among the coaches under consideration to replace Enzo Maresca at Leicester City.
Scottish FA chief executive Ian Maxwell will miss the body's AGM on Thursday and will have to find alternative travel arrangements to Euro 2024 after having surgery on a detached retina - an operation that means he cannot fly for a month.
The RFU will deploy undercover security guards for the Premiership Final at Twickenham a year on from the domestic showpiece being disrupted by Just Stop Oil protestors.

Newcastle United are reluctant to outwardly join forces with Manchester City in the looming civil war against the Premier League over state-sponsored spending freedoms.
Championship clubs are locked in a battle over proposed new financial rules ahead of an EFL meeting on Thursday with some proposing an ease in spending restrictions over the Premier League's failure to agree the "New Deal" on funding.
Scotland's all-time leading try-scorer Stuart Hogg will complete an extraordinary career revival by signing for Montpellier as a medical joker in July after going back on his retirement decision.
Qatar are closing in on an £800m eight-year deal to host the finals of rugby union's Nations Championship after being granted exclusive negotiating rights.
US Open organisers are set to hand special exemptions to LIV Golf players from 2025 ahead of next week's event, which might only feature 12 players from the breakaway tour.

Manchester City's legal dispute with the Premier League has put their £900m funding deal for the EFL at risk.

Premier League chiefs have admitted to clubs that VAR delays grew by more than 50 per cent last season amid plans for a refereeing "improvement plan" to be implemented.

Chelsea are expected to make a move for Leicester City midfielder Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall if they cash in on Conor Gallagher this summer.
Former Chelsea chairman Ken Bates says Premier League clubs have been turned into "playthings of American wealth funds and billionaire Arabs who do not care about football".
Brentford have offered Romeo Beckham a new deal to remain part of their B team.
French side Brest, who finished an incredible third in Ligue 1 last season, have applied to play their Champions League games 70 miles away at Guingamp because their stadium does not pass UEFA criteria for seating.
Anthony Joshua is in line to face the winner of Oleksandr Usyk's rematch with Tyson Fury as long as he wins his September comeback, most likely against Daniel Dubois.

Enzo Maresca is planning to bring his notorious dietician Marcos Alvarez with him to Chelsea - Alvarez has previously banned players from drinking fruit juice, eating fried eggs or using salt and pepper.
Liverpool's primary sponsor Standard Chartered have been accused of carrying out billions of dollars in transactions for funders of terrorist groups according to documents filed in a New York court.

Celtic will have to pay in excess of £20m if they want to sign Liverpool goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher this summer.

Peter Grant has urged Celtic to look at trying to sign goalkeeper David de Gea, who spent all of last season on the sidelines after failing to find a club following his Manchester United exit.
Orlando Pirates boss Jose Riveiro says midfielder Relobohile Mofokeng's future will be left up to the player as he continues to be linked with Rangers.
John Lundstram says he regrets not being able to win a Scottish Premiership title during his time with Rangers as he closes on a move to Turkey with Trabzonspor.

Atletico Madrid want to sign Manchester City's Julian Alvarez, Manchester United join Liverpool in the race for Leny Yoro and Galatasaray are interested in Anthony Martial.

Atletico Madrid have approached their Argentinean trio Angel Correa, Rodrigo de Paul and Nahuel Molina to enquire about the availability of their compatriot, 24-year-old Manchester

forward Julian Alvarez. (Marca - in Spanish), external

Paris St-Germain are also interested in Alvarez. (Fabrizio Romano), external

Manchester United have joined Liverpool in the pursuit of 18-year-old French centre-back Leny Yoro from Lille. (Marca - in Spanish), external

A bid by Manchester United is unlikely and Real Madrid lead the race to sign Yoro. (Mail), external

Manchester City are set to hold talks with manager Pep Guardiola over his future. (Telegraph - subscription required), external

Norway striker Erling Haaland, 23, has refused to comment on reports that he is in talks with Manchester City about extending his deal. (Standard), external

Tottenham are set to rival Aston Villa in the race to sign £50m Chelsea and England midfielder Conor Gallagher, 24, who is also wanted by Atletico Madrid. (Mail), external

Sweden striker Alexander Isak has been linked with Arsenal but the 24-year-old says he is enjoying himself at Newcastle United and has no thoughts about leaving. (Fotballskanalen, via Mail), external

Bayern Munich want to extend 23-year-old Canada full-back Alphonso Davies' deal and are not interested in Arsenal and Ukraine 27-year-old left-back Oleksandr Zinchenko. (Sky Germany), external

Galatasaray are interested in signing French forward Anthony Martial but the 28-year-old will have to lower his wage demands after leaving Manchester United. (ESPN), external

Turkish club Besiktas were in talks with former Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer before appointing ex-Rangers boss Giovanni van Bronckhorst. (ESPN), external

Fulham's 28-year-old Brazil attacking midfielder Andreas Pereira says he will discuss his future with his agent after this summer's Copa America. (UOL), external

Tottenham are interested in signing Pereira. (Teamtalk), external

West Ham have bid £6.8m for 24-year-old Brazilian defender Vitao from Internacional. (Revista Colorada - in Portuguese), external

Newcastle are in advanced talks to sign 25-year-old English defender Lloyd Kelly, who Bournemouth say will leave at the end of his contract this summer. Roma and Atletico Madrid are also interested. (Sky Sports), external

Liverpool are targeting a new goalkeeper as they prepare for the Republic of Ireland's Caoimhin Kelleher, 25, to leave Anfield this summer. (Football Insider), external

Everton are planning a move for 27-year-old English defender Max Lowe, who is set to leave Sheffield United when his contract runs out this summer. (Football Insider), external

Tottenham, Liverpool, Newcastle and West Ham are interested in Feyenoord's 23-year-old Dutch defender Lutsharel Geertruida. (AD - in Dutch), external

Former Chelsea and Brighton boss Graham Potter is a candidate to replace Arne Slot as Feyenoord manager. (1908 - in Dutch), external

Barcelona are set to make a move for Real Sociedad's Spanish midfielder Mikel Merino, 27. (Sport - in Spanish), external

Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has asked Spain defender Nacho, 34, to reverse his decision to leave. (Marca - in Spanish)


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Friday 7 June 2024 07:46, UK


Jack Grealish's omission from the England squad for Euro 2024 was such a surprise that one senior member of the party approached Gareth Southgate to try and get an understanding of his decision.
England manager Gareth Southgate discusses the reasons behind some of the omissions from his 26-man squad for Euro 2024
One of Europe's youngest coaches, St Pauli's Fabian Hurzeler, has emerged as a shock leading candidate for the Brighton job.
Neal Maupay appeared to taunt nemesis James Maddison over the midfielder's exclusion from England's European Championship squad in a picture of himself smiling in front of a dartboard holding three darts.
Romelu Lukaku has opened the door to a Saudi Pro League move but also has interest from AC Milan, Napoli and Jose Mourinho for a reunion with his former manager at Fenerbahce.
Any Napoli move for Romelu Lukaku would only happen if they manage to sell Nigeria striker Victor Osimhen first.
Brighton have put 31-year-old Fabian Hurzeler on their next manager shortlist.
Arron Banks, the businessman and prominent Brexit supporter, is facing a backlash over his takeover bid at Gloucestershire County Cricket Club after he sent an open letter to members outlining his plans which would see him appointed as deputy chairman.
The MCC has confirmed members will have the chance to vote in September over whether to allow the sale of 49 per cent of the Hundred's London Spirit franchise.

Chelsea are monitoring developments with Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin as they assess forward targets this summer.
Chelsea winger Raheem Sterling has no interest in a move to Fenerbahce and no talks have taken place about the forward moving to Turkey.
The FA is creating a new board to improve security at Wembley following repeated crowd problems and public order issues.
Bournemouth's Wales centre-back Chris Mepham is among the defensive players being looked at by Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers.

Manchester City's rivals fear there will be political pressure on ministers to intervene over the 115 charges brought by the Premier League.
New Napoli manager Antonio Conte plans to take Romelu Lukaku off Chelsea's hands by making the striker his first signing.

Chelsea and England midfielder Conor Gallagher is prepared to stay at the club despite interest from Aston Villa and Tottenham.
Manchester City's chairman, Khaldoon al-Mubarak, has described the City Football Group as a "financial and economic machine" after it posted revenue of £877.1m for the year to June 30, 2023, despite a £126.9m pre-tax loss.
FIFA's decision to move its legal department to Miami will cause "major disruption" with almost two-thirds of staff not relocating to the US, according to employees at world football's governing body.

Harry Kane's trophy famine would have ended three years ago if Jose Mourinho had not been sacked as Spurs boss, according to the Special One himself.
Marcus Rashford will be sentenced in September after admitting to a speeding offence on the M60 a short time after wrecking one of his other Rolls Royce cars outside Manchester United's Carrington training ground.
John McEnroe called for Tennis bosses to sort out "joke" schedules as injured Novak Djokovic faces missing Wimbledon.

Manchester United will have to pay more in compensation to Erik ten Hag if they sack him following their FA Cup triumph.
Manchester City chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak says other clubs poaching their staff shows the Premier League champions are the leaders in world football.
Arsenal and Brazil centre-back Gabriel said it is "his dream" to join Brazilian side Corinthians, the club he has supported since he was a child.

Chelsea have made Crystal Palace and France U21 winger Michael Olise one of their top summer transfer targets, with the Blues ready to rival Manchester United to land the £60m-rated player.

Dominic Solanke's contract at Bournemouth includes a release clause of £65m ($83m) that can only be activated by certain clubs.

Manchester United have made a €60m (£51m) bid for 18-year-old Lille defender Leny Yoro but face a fight for the French teenager's signature with Real Madrid.

Scotland and Southampton striker Che Adams is set to make a big-money move to Wolves.
Veteran goalkeeper Craig Gordon looks set to face the heartbreak of missing out on Scotland's Euro 2024 squad.

Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku is open to a move amid interest from multiple clubs, Dominic Calvert-Lewin could leave Everton on a free transfer and Manchester United have bid for a young defender.

Chelsea and Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku, 31, has opened the door to a Saudi Pro League move but also has interest from AC Milan, Napoli and from his former manager at Fenerbahce. (Telegraph, subscription required), external

Any Napoli move for Lukaku would only happen if they managed to sell Nigeria striker Victor Osimhen, 25, first. (Times, subscription required), external

Everton risk losing England striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin on a free transfer in 2025 after a halt in contract talks with the 27-year-old. (Football Insider), external

Chelsea are monitoring developments with Everton forward Calvert-Lewin, while 21-year-old RB Leipzig and Slovenia striker Benjamin Sesko is also among the options they are considering. (Mail), external

Six Premier League clubs - Chelsea, Aston Villa, Newcastle, Everton, Nottingham Forest and Leicester - face having to sell players before the end of June in order to comply with the division's Profit and Sustainability Rules. (Sky Sports), external

England and Bournemouth striker Dominic Solanke, 27, has a release clause of £65m in his contract, but it can only be activated by certain clubs. (Athletic, subscription required), external

Manchester United have made a 60m euro bid for Lille defender Leny Yoro, 18, but face a fight for the French teenager's signature with Real Madrid. (Marca, in Spanish), external

Chelsea have made Crystal Palace and France Under-21 winger Michael Olise, 22, one of their top summer transfer targets, with the Blues ready to rival Manchester United to land the £60m-rated player. (Standard), external

England defender Lucy Bronze, 32, wants to stay at Barcelona even though she will have better offers to play in other countries - and her club want to keep her beyond the end of her current contract, which expires this summer. (Goal), external

Barcelona and Spain forward Mariona Caldentey, 28, has agreed to join Women's Super League side Arsenal when her contract expires at the end of June. (Sky Sports), external

Chelsea winger Raheem Sterling, 29, has no interest in a move to Fenerbahce and no talks have taken place about the England forward moving to Turkey. (Mail), external

Former Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri has been offered the chance to manage in the Saudi Pro League but would like to take charge of a club in the Premier League. (Sky Sports Italy), external

Borussia Dortmund want to sign 22-year-old Dutch left-back Ian Maatsen on a permanent basis after he impressed on loan but are reluctant to meet Chelsea's £35m valuation. (ESPN), external

Brighton have put 31-year-old Fabian Hurzeler on their next manager shortlist. The United States-born coach guided St Pauli to promotion from Bundesliga 2 last season. (Telegraph, subscription required), external

Brighton have held talks with former boss Graham Potter, 49, over a potential return as manager. (Guardian), external

Newcastle United are in advanced talks with departing Bournemouth defender Lloyd Kelly, with West Ham, Tottenham, Roma and Atletico Madrid also interested in the 25-year-old Englishman, who will be available on a free transfer. (Chronicle), external

Sheffield United have registered their interest in signing Nottingham Forest's English defender Joe Worrall, with the 27-year-old available on a free transfer when his contract expires in the summer. (Football Insider), external

Arsenal and Brazil centre-back Gabriel, 26, said it is "his dream" to join Brazilian side Corinthians, the club he has supported since he was a child. (Mirror), external

Chelsea and England midfielder Conor Gallagher, 24, is prepared to stay at the club despite interest from Aston Villa and Tottenham. (Guardian), external

Brazil winger Raphinha is part of new Barcelona manager Hansi Flick's plans but a final decision on the 27-year-old's future has been made with clubs in Saudi Arabia interested in him. (Sky Sports Germany)


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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is in talks over a sensational return to the Premier League with promoted side Leicester City.
Manchester United could look to Borussia Dortmund for their next boss, with reports in Germany claiming Edin Terzic is a potential replacement should the club move on from Erik ten Hag
Southend United's future is back in serious doubt, with the National League side's prospective new owners concerned about their takeover because a property deal involved in the bid has collapsed. They face a further winding-up order on June 26.

Manchester United co-owner Sir Jim Ratcliffe is looking to sell Ineos' shares in French club Nice amid expectations the two clubs will be given a one-season transition by UEFA to compete in the Europa League.

West Ham have agreed a £25m fee with Palmeiras for winger Luis Guilherme who is set to become the first signing of the Julen Lopetegui era at the London Stadium.

Manchester City see Crystal Palace midfielder Adam Wharton as a future signing, but not one for this summer despite Bernardo Silva and Kevin de Bruyne being linked with moves.

Crystal Palace and England star Eberechi Eze has a release clause worth a minimum of £60m and could end up becoming an attractive target for Premier League clubs if he shines at Euro 2024.
Gloucester's Zach Mercer is considering a return to French rugby in 2025 after being given a tour of Toulon's training centre.

Newcastle United are reluctantly listening to offers for winger Yankuba Minteh after he impressed on loan with Feyenoord, whose former boss Arne Slot could now target him as a Liverpool signing.
Liverpool chairman Tom Werner has reiterated his backing for a round of Premier League matches to be played around the world, having been one of the proponents of the so-called '39th Game' some 14 years ago.
Mayonnaise giants Hellmann's have been left counting the cost after putting England cast-off Jack Grealish front and centre of their Euro 2024 advertising campaign.
Paul Merson believes Jack Grealish and Marcus Rashford would probably play for every other country at Euro 2024
Martina Navratilova has accused the IOC of waging a "war on women" after asking journalists attending the Olympics in Paris not to use terms such as "born male" or "biologically male" to describe transgender athletes.

Barcelona sporting director Deco might try to tempt Liverpool into letting Luis Diaz leave this summer by offering up Raphinha as part of any transfer.
Chelsea have reportedly received interest in 2023 summer signing Christopher Nkunku, but the player is keen to stay and prove himself at Stamford Bridge.

Lisandro Martinez does not expect this summer's Copa America to be the last tournament a rejuvenated Lionel Messi plays in for Argentina.

Jota could be on his way back to Celtic next season with "raging" bosses at Saudi Pro League club Al-Ittihad welcoming offers for the former Bhoys winger.
Raith Rovers are in the market for former Hibs great Paul Hanlon and hope to have an answer on his future this weekend.

England international Eberechi Eze has a release clause in his Crystal Palace contract, Newcastle's Bruno Guimaraes says he is happy at the club and Frank Lampard wants to return to management.

Crystal Palace and England forward Eberechi Eze, 25, has a release clause in his contract worth a minimum of £60m, with Tottenham among the clubs interested. (Mail), external

Aston Villa must raise £60m in player sales this summer to avoid being in breach of profit and sustainability rules. (Football Insider), external

Brazil midfielder Bruno Guimaraes says he is "very happy" at Newcastle amid interest in the 26-year-old from Arsenal and Manchester City. (Mirror), external

Former Chelsea boss Frank Lampard, 45, wants a return to management and has turned down job offers. (Talksport), external

Ex-Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer could be set for a Premier League return as Leicester City's new boss. (Sun), external

Bayern Munich have reopened talks with Fulham to sign Joao Palhinha and are willing to spend up to 45m euros (£38m) on the Portugal midfielder, 28. (Sky Sport Germany), external

Newcastle are considering selling Gambia winger Yankuba Minteh, 19, after an impressive loan spell at Feyenoord, with Liverpool - now managed by the Dutch club's former boss Arne Slot - having expressed an interest. (Telegraph - subscription required), external

Scotland and Arsenal left-back Kieran Tierney, 27, would "love" to return to former club Celtic and the Gunners are set to listen to offers over the summer. (Football Insider), external

Manchester City have identified England and Crystal Palace midfielder Adam Wharton, 20, as a long-term transfer target, but are not expected to make a move this summer. (Standard), external

Wolves are trying to sign Portuguese winger Rodrigo Gomes, 20, from Braga but face competition with Atletico Madrid also interested. (Express and Star), external

Discussions between Mainz and Liverpool have begun over a permanent deal for 22-year-old Dutch defender Sepp van den Berg. (Florian Plettenberg), external

Liverpool could be set to lose second-choice goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher this summer with the 25-year-old Republic of Ireland international wanted by Celtic and Brentford. (Liverpool Echo), external

Liverpool are weighing up a deal to sign Argentine midfielder Alan Varela, 22, from Porto. (Football Insider), external

Tottenham and Bayern Munich are interested in signing Stuttgart's 26-year-old Germany winger Chris Fuhrich. (Bild), external

Napoli have made an offer for Chelsea's Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku, 31, worth 15m euros (£13m) plus 3m euros (£2.5m) in bonuses. (La Repubblica, via Goal), external

Real Sociedad have opened talks to sign 33-year-old Spanish left-back Sergio Gomez from Manchester City. (Fabrizio Romano), external

Celtic are interested in signing Wales defender Chris Mepham, 26, but Bournemouth want £8m for the player. (Wales Online), external

Champions League finalists Borussia Dortmund are considering a summer move for Republic of Ireland and Lyon defender Jake O'Brien, 23, with Everton and AC Milan also interested. (Irish Independent), external

Manchester City midfielder Bernardo Silva is trying to convince Portugal and Benfica midfielder Joao Neves, 19, to join him at the Premier League champios instead of moving to Manchester United. (Goal), external

Ipswich Town, Norwich City and Celtic are all interested in signing Scotland Under-17 forward Aiden McGinlay, 17, who plays for Queen's Park. (Daily Record), external
One of the richest families in the world is backing the bid by two lifelong Everton supporters to purchase the club from Farhad Moshiri. (Times), external

Manchester United minority owner Ineos is looking to sell French club Nice, amid expectations Uefa will give the two clubs a one-season transition to both compete in the Europa League. (Independent)


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Newcastle bid for Burnley goalkeeper James Trafford, Manchester United expect to complete a deal with Everton for Jarrad Branthwaite before the end of June and Manchester City want to keep Julian Alvarez.

have offered Burnley £16m for 21-year-old English goalkeeper James Trafford, but the Clarets want £20m. (Mail), external

Manchester United expect to complete a deal for Everton defender Jarrad Branthwaite, 21, before 30 June after he was cut from England's Euro 2024 squad (Liverpool Echo), external

The Red Devils are set to make a second bid for Benfica midfielder Joao Neves, 19, having failed with an opening £51m offer (A Bola - in Portuguese), external

Manchester City want to keep Argentina forward Julian Alvarez and will not accept any loan offers for the 24-year-old. (Fabrizio Romano), external

Atletico Madrid have been linked with Alvarez but their club president Enrique Cerezo says he does not believe the forward will leave Etihad Stadium. (Standard), external

Manchester City are set to offer Phil Foden a new contract and will make the England midfielder, 24, the highest-paid British player ever. (Sun), external

Leicester City have made contact with former Brighton and Chelsea boss Graham Potter over their managerial vacancy. (Telegraph - subscription required), external

Juventus could offer USA midfielder Weston McKennie, 25, in a swap deal with Aston Villa for 26-year-old Brazilian midfielder Douglas Luiz. (Calciomercato - in Italian), external

Arsenal are also interested in Luiz. (Rudy Galetti), external

Bournemouth's England striker Dominic Solanke, 26, is available for £65m this summer and Arsenal are one of the clubs interested. (Express), external

Bayern Munich have made a fresh approach to Fulham for 28-year-old Portugal midfielder Joao Palhinha. (Talksport), external

Fenerbahce are planning to enter the race to sign Manchester United's England forward Mason Greenwood, 22, who has been on loan at Getafe. (Sun), external

Celtic will consider selling Kyogo Furuhashi this summer and want at least £25m for the Japan forward, 29, who has been linked with a move to England. (Football Insider), external

France midfielder Tanguy Ndombele, 27, is set to leave Tottenham as a free agent this summer. (Foot Mercato - in French), external

Fulham boss Marco Silva could become a target for Nottingham Forest if their manager Nuno Espirito Santo leaves the City Ground. (Mail), external

Former Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal says his Dutch compatriot Erik ten Hag should not be sacked by the Premier League club. (Metro), external

Everton's 22-year-old Belgian midfielder Amadou Onana says he would like to play for an "international world club" having been linked with Arsenal. (Standard)


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Monday 10 June 2024 07:06, UK


Manchester United have put Jadon Sancho up for sale for £40m as they plan to cash in on the winger this summer - no matter who their manager is next season.
Thomas Tuchel does not want the Manchester United job and has told the Premier League side he plans to take a break from football.
AC Milan are keen to sign Chelsea striker Armando Broja but the Italian giants may need to sell before they can buy.
Leeds Rhinos are planning to create a permanent tribute to Rob Burrow at their Headingley home.

Arsenal have been told they will need to cough up £50m if they want to land Aston Villa's Douglas Luiz.
Arne Slot is not interested in an Anfield reunion with Newcastle winger Yankuba Minteh, who was on loan at Feyenoord under the new Liverpool manager last season.
Jadon Sancho fears Manchester United have priced him out of a move back to Borussia Dortmund.
Sunderland have pulled out of a move to install former AZ Alkmaar head coach Pascal Jansen as the Black Cats' new boss.
Rory McIlroy has said he was "definitely encouraged" by a meeting between PGA Tour players and Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund.

Manchester United's managerial search is set to reach a conclusion this week.
Wojciech Szczesny could be the latest name to head to the Saudi Pro League after Al Nassr opened talks with Juventus over the former Arsenal goalkeeper.
EFL clubs have been told they must provide disabled fans with the opportunity to be placed with their fellow away supporters at matches.

Farhad Moshiri is not ready to make a decision on his sale of Everton as two multimillionaire lifelong fans lead a chasing pack of takeover contenders.

Wolves have overcome competition from a host of clubs to agree a deal with Braga to sign wide player Rodrigo Gomes.
Wrexham co-owner Rob McElhenney has not given up hope of seeing Gareth Bale play for the club, saying "the offer is still on the table".
Tottenham are set to appoint Southampton's Jack Chapman as their new head of academy recruitment.

Arsenal are ready to cut their losses on Kieran Tierney this summer, with the Gunners happy to accept just £10m for the left-back.

Tottenham are set to release club-record signing Tanguy Ndombele on a free transfer this summer.

Two Italian sides are preparing offers for Celtic's out-of-favour defender Gustaf Lagerbielke.
Hibernian and Kilmarnock are eyeing up Scotland U21 and Ipswich goalkeeper Cieran Slicker.

Adam Idah is refusing to shut the door on a permanent move to Celtic.
Hearts will hand Liam Fox a new deal after he snubbed Hibs.
Kilmarnock are facing a battle to re-sign Bournemouth goalkeeper Will Dennis for next season.

Everton are in talks to sign Armando Broja from Chelsea, Wolves agree a deal to sign Rodrigo Gomes from Braga, Arsenal are told the price for Douglas Luiz.

are in talks to sign Albania striker Armando Broja, 22, from Chelsea in a £30m deal. (Ben Jacobs), external

Wolves have agreed a deal to sign 20-year-old Portuguese wide player Rodrigo Gomes from Braga. (Athletic - subscription required), external

Arsenal are told they will have to spend £50m to sign 26-year-old Brazilian midfielder Douglas Luiz from Aston Villa. (Mirror), external

Manchester City are set to make England midfielder Phil Foden, 24, the highest-paid British player in history by raising his salary to £375,000 per week. (Sun), external

Arsenal and Manchester United remain interested in Bologna's 23-year-old Dutch forward Joshua Zirkzee, who is also wanted by AC Milan. (Sky Sports), external

Bayern Munich have made an opening offer worth about £30m for Fulham's 28-year-old Portuguese midfielder Joao Palhinha. (Mail), external

Former Arsenal goalkeeper Jens Lehmann says he is unsure whether current boss Mikel Arteta is the right man to lead the club. (Telegraph - subscription required), external

Wrexham co-owner Rob McElhenney has not given up hope of former Wales and Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale, 34, signing for the League One club. (Mirror), external

The Welsh club are also in talks with English goalkeeper Arthur Okonkwo, 22, over a permanent deal after his release by Arsenal. (Talksport), external

Saudi Pro League club Al-Nassr are in talks to sign 34-year-old Poland goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny from Juventus. (Fabrizio Romano), external

Newcastle want to sign another striker this summer. (Football Insider), external

Former Barcelona boss Xavi would like to manage in the Premier League. (Sport - in Spanish)


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Tuesday 11 June 2024 07:34, UK


Bukayo Saka is a fitness worry for England ahead of the Euros.
Wales are holding discussions regarding the future of manager Rob Page, who presided over the recent thumping in Slovakia, with the manager realistic about the fan feeling around him.
Patrick Vieira admits Crystal Palace were right to sack him in March last year - even though they were 12th in the Premier League.
Celtic are eyeing a move for Newcastle goalkeeper Martin Dubravka.

Trent Alexander-Arnold is in pole position to start the European Championship as Declan Rice's central-midfield partner for England.
David Ornstein of The Athletic and ESPN's Mark Ogden discuss whether Trent Alexander-Arnold should start in midfield for England at Euro 2024.
John Textor is out of the running to buy Everton despite dealmakers believing he had met Farhad Moshiri's sale terms for a takeover.
England striker Ollie Watkins has revealed his stunning form at Aston Villa came after employing a therapist he speaks with before and after every match, having struggled with belief in himself earlier in his career.
Tottenham Hotspur have been accused of taking advantage of the war in Ukraine and acting "like a robber on the road" by Shakhtar Donetsk chief executive Serhiy Palkin.

Manchester United have cooled their interest in Mauricio Pochettino. The Argentine was included on a shortlist last month when United started reviewing Erik ten Hag's position as manager.
The Premier League spent almost £30m on legal counsel in actions against its own clubs last season.
Real Madrid have been forced to confirm that they will take part in the new Club World Cup next year - hours after their head coach, Carlo Ancelotti, had said they would not and told FIFA to "forget it".

Manchester United want to sign Lille star Leny Yoro but he prefers a move to Real Madrid, reports suggest.
Gareth Southgate admits he is in last chance saloon with England at the Euros.
Pep Guardiola hopes Bernardo Silva will stay at Manchester City.

German police believe a squad of up to 500 Serbian hooligans will try to cause violence at England's first game at Euro 2024 on Sunday.
Leicester have identified Graham Potter as their first-choice target to replace Enzo Maresca as manager but are also considering other candidates including Steve Cooper.
A non-league club in North Yorkshire has been condemned - with Arsenal and England forward Beth Mead among the critics - for withdrawing its support for its six women's teams, leaving more than 100 girls and women without a club.
Brighton expect to announce the appointment of Fabian Hurzeler as their head coach this week.

Arsenal and Manchester United are among the clubs interested in signing Joshua Zirkzee from Bologna this summer.
Atletico Madrid have rekindled their interest in signing Tottenham midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg.
It is feared that Nicolas Jackson may not be fully fit for the start of Chelsea's pre-season campaign after suffering an ankle injury while playing for Senegal last week.
The FA are yet to draw up a shortlist of candidates to replace Gareth Southgate despite uncertainty over the manager's position beyond Euro 2024.

Harry Kane says England have already beaten the Germans this summer - by pipping them to the best training base.
An influential Everton fans group have called on bidders for Farhad Moshiri's controlling stake to be open with supporters.
Three hundred of Europe's top police offices are heading to a purpose-built centre in the nondescript German city of Neuss to control the biggest security operation in the history of football.

Tottenham Hotspur are in talks with Tanguy Ndombele over an early termination of his contract.
Al Nassr are in talks with Juventus over the signing of goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny.
West Ham goalkeeper Nathan Trott is in talks over a permanent move to FC Copenhagen, a move which would pave the way for Wes Foderingham to move to the London Stadium on a free transfer after leaving Sheffield United.

Rangers defender Ridvan Yilmaz could be on his way out of Ibrox this summer, according to reports.

Tom Lawrence is the second Rangers star linked with a summer move to Besiktas.

Chelsea have agreed personal terms with Crystal Palace's Michael Olise, Brighton are set to announce Fabian Hurzeler as their new manager, Fulham reject Bayern Munich's valuation of Joao Palhinha.

Chelsea have agreed personal terms with France Under-21 winger Michael Olise, 22, and are set to discuss scheduling payments to meet his release clause at Crystal Palace. (Givemesport), external

Fulham value Portugal midfielder Joao Palhinha, 28, at double the £30m bid they have rejected from Bayern Munich. Barcelona and Manchester United are also interested in Palhinha. (Sky Sports), external

Manchester United and Tottenham are set to battle it out for Crystal Palace and England winger Eberechi Eze, 25. (Football Insider), external

Newcastle are no longer pursuing a deal with Valencia for Georgia goalkeeper Giorgi Mamardashvili, 23, after refusing to offer above 30m euros (£25.4m) despite the Spanish club valuing him at 35m euros. (Relevo - in Spanish), external

West Ham are among the clubs who are interested in signing Argentina defender Nehuen Perez, 23, from Udinese. (Gianluca Di Marzio), external

Brighton expect to announce Fabian Hurzeler, who guided St Pauli to promotion to the Bundesliga last month, as their new manager this week. (Guardian), external

Manchester United are unlikely to appoint former Tottenham and Chelsea manager Mauricio Pochettino as they part company with current boss Erik ten Hag. (Times - subscription required), external

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has rejected the idea he could one day return to former club Barcelona. (ESPN), external

Argentina striker Julian Alvarez says he is "comfortable and happy" at Manchester City amid speculation about the 24-year-old's future. (ESPN, via Manchester Evening News), external

Bayern Munich are interested in Chelsea defender Levi Colwill, 21, with initial talks to sign the England international having already taken place. (Sky Germany), external

Atletico Madrid have rekindled their interest in 28-year-old Denmark midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg after a £15m switch from Tottenham fell through last summer. (Mail), external

Leicester have identified former Brighton and Chelsea manager Graham Potter as a potential Enzo Maresca successor but are also considering other targets, including Steve Cooper. (Guardian), external

Crystal Palace are set to sign Japan midfielder Daichi Kamada on a free transfer after the 27-year-old, who spent last season at Lazio, completed the first stage of his medical. (Fabrizio Romano), external

Crystal Palace co-owner John Textor has pulled out of the running to buy Everton following a breakdown in talks. (Telegraph - subscription required), external

Sporting Lisbon are interested in Wolves winger Chiquinho, 24, and would be prepared to pay a fee of around 10m euros (£8.45m) for the Portuguese player. (O Jogo - in Portuguese), external

Chelsea have agreed personal terms with 17-year-old Brazilian defender Pedro Lima who made his senior debut for Sport Recife in January. (HITC), external

United States international Brendon Aaronsen, 23, who spent last season on loan at Union Berlin, plans to stay at Leeds United despite having interest in Germany. (Athletic - subscription required), external.

Juventus are set to talk to Aston Villa in the coming days about a deal for Brazil midfielder Douglas Luiz, 26, but the transfer could only happen if a player also moves from the Italian club to Villa. (Fabrizio Romano), external

Ipswich are set to rival Turkish side Besiktas for Rangers and Wales midfielder Tom Lawrence, 30. (Mail), external

Manchester United have been handed a boost in their pursuit for Benfica and Portugal midfielder Joao Neves, 19, who has rejected a contract offer from the Portuguese club. (Record - in Portuguese - subscription required)


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Manchester United have drawn up a list of striker targets ahead of the summer transfer window which includes Ivan Toney, Jonathan David and Joshua Zirkzee.

Juventus retain an interest in Jadon Sancho as Manchester United look to cut their losses this summer.
Aston Villa rocked English top-flight football on Tuesday by revealing they are considering legal action against the Premier League - just a week after Manchester City announced they were suing the competition.
England captain Harry Kane has been joined by Kyle Walker, Declan Rice and Kieran Trippier in Gareth Southgate's new-look unofficial leadership group.
A loophole in UEFA rules means that Jack Grealish could still be heading to Euro 2024 despite missing out on England's initial 26-man squad.
England's opening Euro 2024 match with Serbia will be the only game in the entirety of the tournament at which only low-alcohol beer will be served - in a drastic attempt to prevent trouble.
England players will turn a blind eye to their social media accounts during Euro 2024 to avoid distractions during the tournament amid the ongoing issue of online abuse directed at footballers.
Pep Guardiola has ruled out ever making a return to Barcelona as manager in the future, as speculation remains over his Manchester City plans.
Rob Page's future as Wales boss is looking increasingly bleak with FA chiefs already turning their mind to possible replacements with ex-Nottingham Forest boss Steve Cooper their No 1 choice if Page is dismissed.
Barcelona starlet Yamine Lamal has revealed he has taken his school homework with him to the Euros in Germany and hopes his teachers "don't get mad with him".

Gareth Southgate has the backing of players to stay in the job after admitting the European Championship would likely be his last tournament unless England win in Germany.
A real boost for England manager Gareth Southgate as all 26 players of his squad train in Germany with injury doubts hanging over a number of players
Nottingham Forest will have to raise around £20m in transfer sales before June 30 to ensure they continue to comply with financial controls.
Newcastle United are expected to complete the free transfer signing of former Bournemouth defender Lloyd Kelly in their first breakthrough in a pivotal window.
Wayne Rooney has raided former club Birmingham City to ensure he can retain his coaching partnership with No 2 Pete Shuttleworth.
Middlesex are set to be charged with bringing the game into disrepute by the England and Wales Cricket Board over allegations of inappropriate behaviour by chief financial officer Illa Sharma.

England's rugby union players are still negotiating the terms of their new hybrid contracts for next season as they prepare to fly out for their three-Test summer tour.
French domestic football faces a state of crisis with television rights remaining unsold with only two months remaining before the start of the 2024-25 season.

Brighton & Hove Albion are in talks with midfielder Pascal Gross over a contract extension.
West Ham United have offered Ben Johnson a new and improved five-year deal.

Gareth Southgate can boast the most expensive squad at the Euros this summer, with the Three Lions worth a staggering £1.05bn, and has four players valued at over €100m (£84m).
New Bayern Munich boss Vincent Kompany is ready to raid the Premier League to try and sign Liverpool's versatile defender Joe Gomez but he will face resistance from the Reds.
Euro 2024 fans will be blocked from taking fruit into games with hosts Germany determined to boost sales of sausages inside stadiums.
Newcastle United are ready to cash in on Miguel Almiron this summer with the aim of getting £20m for the Paraguay winger.

Sir Jim Ratcliffe is not willing to pay Everton's asking price for Jarrad Branthwaite, according to reports.
Denmark's Euro 2024 preparations could be affected by pitch issues at their training base in Freudenstadt, with UEFA having ordered the uneven surface to be partially replaced as recently as Monday.
Luton midfielder Luke Berry is closing on a free transfer move to Charlton.

Trent Alexander-Arnold is in line to accompany Declan Rice and Jude Bellingham in midfield when England face Serbia in their opening game at Euro 2024 on Sunday.
Trent Alexander-Arnold's stunning free kicks, tackles and assists for Liverpool ahead of England's Euro 2024 campaign

Genk want a summer move for Celtic striker Hyeon-Gyu Oh.
Rangers and Celtic will both make offers for Scotland Euro 2024 star Tommy Conway - if he runs down the final 12 months of his Bristol City contract.

Scotland defender Scott McKenna admits he would consider a summer move to Celtic or Rangers.

Chelsea reignite their interest in Jhon Duran, Juventus edge closer to signing Douglas Luiz, Levi Colwill remains a target for Bayern Munich.

have rekindled their interest in Aston Villa and Colombia striker Jhon Duran, 20. (Telegraph - subscription), external

Juventus are in advanced talks to sign 26-year-old Brazil midfielder Douglas Luiz from Aston Villa. (Sky Sports), external

Chelsea and England defender Levi Colwill, 21, remains a target for Bayern Munich despite their interest in 28-year-old Germany and Bayer Leverkusen defender Jonathan Tah. (Sky Germany), external

Bayern have started negotiations with Leverkusen for Tah. (Bild), external

Colwill, however, is settled at Chelsea and the club do not want to sell him. (Standard), external

Manchester United are preparing to rival Arsenal in their pursuit of Bologna's 23-year-old Dutch forward Joshua Zirkzee, who has a £34m release clause. (Metro), external

West Ham are ahead of Aston Villa and Tottenham in the race to sign Roma's 26-year-old England striker Tammy Abraham. (Gazzetta - in Italian), external

Arsenal face a challenge to keep Denmark U17s forward Chido Obi-Martin, 16, who is wanted by Bayern Munich. (Metro), external

Manchester United have drawn up a shortlist of attacking options with Brentford's England striker Ivan Toney, 28, and Lille and Canada forward Jonathan David, 24, highly regarded. (ESPN), external

New Bayern Munich manager Vincent Kompany wants to sign Liverpool's 27-year-old England defender Joe Gomez. (Mirror), external

West Ham have offered English defender Ben Johnson, 24, an improved five-year contract. (Athletic - subscription), external

Fulham are leading the way to sign DR Congo forward Silas Katompa Mvumpa, 25, from Stuttgart, who is valued at £15m. (HITC), external

West Ham have made 29-year-old captain and France defender Kurt Zouma available for transfer. (Team Talk), external

Arsenal are willing to sell Scotland defender Kieran Tierney at a loss this summer, with an offer in the region of £15m likely enough to secure the 27-year-old. (Football Insider), external

Germany midfielder Pascal Gross, 32, is in talks with Brighton about extending his contract. (Athletic - subscription required), external

Crystal Palace, Ipswich and Southampton are battling it out for Rochdale's 18-year-old Welsh defender George Nevett. (HITC)


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Erik ten Hag is likely to be offered a two-year extension to his current deal at Manchester United.
Manchester United are sticking to their valuation of around £3m for Dan Ashworth and are refusing to be held to ransom over Newcastle's compensation demands for their sporting director.
A-Cap, a financial group inextricably linked to failed Everton buyers 777 Partners, is being considered by owner Farhad Moshiri as a serious takeover contender despite apparent pressure from US authorities to cut its exposure to them.

Chelsea are considering a shift in their position over selling Conor Gallagher and could make a concerted effort to agree a new deal with the midfielder.
The US swimmer Lia Thomas, who rose to global prominence after becoming the first transgender athlete to win a NCAA college title in March 2022, has lost a legal case against World Aquatics at the court of arbitration for sport - and with it any hopes of making next month's Paris Olympics.
The next edition of the Africa Cup of Nations could kick off before Christmas to try and fit in with the new Club World Cup, potentially leaving Premier League clubs without a host of stars during the busy festive period.

AC Milan have reportedly made contact with Aston Villa over the potential signing of full-back Matty Cash.
Aston Villa are in talks to terminate attacking midfielder Philippe Coutinho's contract.
Manchester United held a series of interviews with potential replacements for Erik ten Hag before the FA Cup final win over Manchester City.
Shocked Manchester United players thought Erik ten Hag would be sacked before finding out the manager is staying.

Man United managerial candidates were left 'astounded by low wages' and 'unimpressed by the club's transfer budget' before decision was made to keep Erik ten Hag.
Max Kilman is reportedly a renewed target for West Ham with Julen Lopetegui keen to link up with the centre-back he made captain at Wolves.
Dan Ashworth reportedly had a meeting with Wolves after being placed on gardening leaving by Newcastle without informing his employers.
Real Madrid have enquired over the possibility of signing Cristian Romero, according to a report.
Erik ten Hag will only have £50m to spend this summer unless Manchester United are able to secure significant fees for players deemed surplus to requirements. His priorities will be to add a central defender and another striker.
Prize money for this year's Wimbledon Championships will rise by around 10 per cent, with first-round losers to be guaranteed more than £60,000.

A group of furious Queen's Club members are preparing legal action to block a women's tournament from being held at the club in 2025.

Fulham are reportedly keen on Luton centre-back Teden Mengi and plan to sign at least two defenders this summer.
The opportunity to join the likes of Arsenal and Chelsea represented "great temptation" for Benjamin Sesko, according to his agent.
The prospect of moving to Liverpool or Manchester United will be put to the back of Atalanta midfielder Ederson's mind for the first weeks of the transfer window.

Manchester United face fresh competition for the signature of long-term goalkeeper target Zion Suzuki, who may finally be ready to move to Old Trafford.
Erik Ten Hag allegedly had a secret row with Luke Shaw and used Al Pacino to help him save his Manchester United job.
Ivan Toney is ready to get a celebratory tattoo of the European Championship trophy on his head should England win the tournament in Germany.
Erik ten Hag will play hardball in contract negotiations with Manchester United after feeling slighted by their public courtship of potential candidates to replace him.
Serbia fans are expected to boo England's national anthem in Gelsenkirchen on Sunday because of NATO bombings of the former Yugoslavia during the Kosovo war in 1999.
The World Leagues Association and FIFPRO believe FIFA will have to perform a U-turn on plans for a revamped Club World Cup once legal papers are lodged.
Everton defender Ben Godfrey could leave the club for free next summer after turning down a series of contract offers - AC Milan and Borussia Dortmund have already shown interest.
Jose Mourinho is lining up an £8m move for Luton Town striker Elijah Adebayo as he builds his Fenerbahce squad.
Middlesbrough have agreed a £3.1m deal to sign midfielder Aidan Morris from MLS side Columbus Crew.

Ian Maatsen's parents drove his boots to Germany after his late call-up to the Netherlands squad.
Erik ten Hag's first pieces of business when he returns from holiday will be to tell Manchester United to sell Jadon Sancho and get his priority summer signings in the building quickly.
Tottenham are seeking £21m for defender Emerson Royal, who is a target for AC Milan, and are waiting for Atletico Madrid to make an offer for midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg.
Euro 2024 will not use the same stoppage-time rules enforced by FIFA and the Premier League which have regularly led to games going beyond 100 minutes.
Australia could risk a two-match ban for captain Mitchell Marsh if they manipulate the outcome of their World T20 clash with Scotland to knock out holders England, who need a massive net run-rate turnaround.

Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins could lose his Olympic gold medals after being declared bankrupt.
Arsenal have made contact with Napoli striker Victor Osimhen's representatives, according to reports in Italy.
Juventus are preparing an offer to Arsenal for defender Jakob Kiwior, who new boss Thiago Motta sees as a priority signing.
The Football Association has drawn up a succession plan for life after England head coach Gareth Southgate which opens up the possibility of appointing another foreign manager.
Wayne Rooney does not believe Trent Alexander-Arnold has the discipline to be an international central midfielder.
Birmingham City have increased prices for their corporate hospitality areas by more than 60 per cent despite the club being relegated to League One.

Rangers will have to pay more than the £500,000 plus training compensation to Aberdeen or take a gamble on a tribunal if they want to sign Connor Barron.
Connor Barron would be a good signing for Philippe Clement and Rangers, according to former Celtic star Simon Donnelly.
Michael Beale has been linked with a shock move to Israeli Premier League club Maccabi Tel Aviv.

Bayern Munich show interest in Liverpool defender Joe Gomez, Chelsea think about offering Conor Gallagher a new deal, AC Milan target Aston Villa's Matty Cash.

and England defender Joe Gomez, 27, is a target for Bundesliga club Bayern Munich. (Mirror), external

Chelsea are thinking about offering a new deal to 24-year-old England midfielder Conor Gallagher, who is wanted by Aston Villa and Tottenham. (Guardian), external

AC Milan have held with talks with Aston Villa over a move for 26-year-old Poland right-back Matty Cash. (Talksport), external

Villa's £30m asking price for Cash is likely to be a stumbling block in negotiations. (Athletic - subscription), external

Former Lille and Roma boss Paulo Fonseca is set to be appointed the new AC Milan manager. (Sky Sports), external

The agent of Aston Villa midfielder Douglas Luiz, 26, has been in touch with Barcelona sporting director Deco as the Brazil international assesses his summer options. (Sport - in Spanish), external

Liverpool and Brazil goalkeeper Alisson, 31, has rejected the chance to join Saudi club Al-Nassr. (Football Insider), external

Erik ten Hag, 54, has three demands he wants met before signing a new contract at Manchester United. (Sun), external

Ten Hag is set to sign a two-year extension to his contract. (Telegraph - subscription), external

Former Chelsea boss Graham Potter and current West Brom manager Carlos Corberan are the leading candidates to take charge of Leicester City. (Athletic - subscription), external

Chelsea are considering making a move for Bournemouth and England striker Dominic Solanke, 26, this summer. (HITC), external

Liverpool are expected to make an offer for 19-year-old Portugal and Benfica midfielder Joao Neves in the next few days. (Correio da Manha - in Portuguese), external

West Ham are interested in Wolves' Max Kilman, 27, but the English defender could cost in the region of £45m. (Mail), external

The Hammers are also interested in 21-year-old versatile Argentinean forward Matias Soule at Juventus. (Fabrizio Romano), external

Aston Villa have opened talks with Marseille over the possibility of signing 25-year-old France midfielder Matteo Guendouzi. (Football Insider), external

Fulham have set their sights on Luton's English defender Teden Mengi, 22, and plan to sign at least two centre-backs this summer. (Standard), external

Tottenham's English defender Djed Spence, 23, is in advanced talks to join Serie A club Genoa on a loan-to-buy deal. (Football Insider)


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Manchester United have a strong interest in Joshua Zirkzee but face stiff competition for the Bologna striker this summer.
Manchester United are hoping to strike a deal with Everton for Jarrad Branthwaite after agreeing personal terms with the England defender.
Chelsea are confident they will not have to pay more for Michael Olise than a Champions League club after making contact with Crystal Palace over the winger.
England manager Gareth Southgate and his players have turned to a celebrity-endorsed smart-ring in their bid to become European champions.
Tammy Abraham could be offered a route back to the Premier League this summer, with a number of clubs keeping an eye on the striker's situation.

Manchester United are set to table a bid for Everton defender Jarrad Branthwaite after learning of his valuation.
Mats Hummels will reportedly follow Edin Terzic out of the door and leave Borussia Dortmund this summer.
Serbia's pre-England training session was halted when pyro-wielding fans clashed with police in ominous scenes.
England players have been quoted around £1500 per ticket to the Euro 2024 final as part of their friends and family admission packages for the tournament.
Liverpool remain aware of developments with Lille defender Leny Yoro but still expect the 18-year-old to choose a move to Real Madrid.
Chelsea have approached Crystal Palace over a summer swoop for Michael Olise and are willing to include players as sweeteners in the deal.

Sporting Lisbon will remain firm on their valuation of Arsenal target Viktor Gyokeres - with the intention of selling other first-team stars this summer instead.

Arsenal midfielder Thomas Partey is close to finalising a move to Saudi Arabia.
Bayern Munich are continuing to keep tabs on Chelsea defender Levi Colwill, with the German club considering alternative targets to Bayer Leverkusen's Jonathan Tah.
Galatasaray are monitoring Leicester City midfielder Wilfred Ndidi and AS Monaco midfielder Youssouf Fofana.
Arsenal are not rushing to part ways with goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale this summer.

Everton owner Farhad Moshiri has received a fresh bid to buy the club from a UK-based investor, Vici Private Finance, which is backed by at least two billionaires.
Aston Villa want to double their money on Jhon Duran, with Chelsea in talks to sign the 20-year-old.

Liverpool and Manchester United are actively pursuing a deal to sign Lille centre-back Leny Yoro, albeit with an acceptance that Real Madrid may ultimately win the contest.
Kylian Mbappe is expected to be presented as a Real Madrid player on July 16.
Bayer Leverkusen have completed the signing of midfielder Aleix Garcia from Girona.
JJ Redick and the Los Angeles Lakers are set to meet again this weekend to discuss the franchise's vacant head-coaching position, team and league sources confirmed.
Houston Dynamo are finalising a club-record deal to sign Argentine forward Ezequiel Ponce from AEK Athens.

England's only remaining 1966 World Cup winner Sir Geoff Hurst admits his life is filled with "great sadness".
Erling Haaland's agent insists the Norwegian goal machine is happy at Manchester City - after claiming he is now on course to take his earnings through the £1bn barrier.
Former Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp prepares for a surprise return to Anfield to see Taylor Swift perform as part of her Eras Tour!
Jurgen Klopp's agent, Marc Kosicke, has hit out at "nonsense" claims the former Liverpool boss is set to cut short his break from the sport to become Red Bull's new head of global football.

Connor Barron is set to make a decision on his future next week - with offers on the table from Serie A, England and Rangers.
Martin Boyle was reportedly chatting with both Melbourne City and Perth Glory about a possible Hibs transfer exit this summer.
Utrecht are unable to stump up the cash to pay for Rangers flop Sam Lammer.

Newcastle, Bayern Munich and Chelsea want Crystal Palace winger Michael Olise, Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk has interest from Saudi Arabia, and Manchester United monitor Matthijs de Ligt.

Newcastle United and Bayern Munich were the first clubs to contact Crystal Palace as they look to sign France Under-21 winger Michael Olise, 22. (Athletic - subscription required), external.

Chelsea were the next to contact Palace regarding Olise, approaching them on Thursday. (Mirror), external

Olise is believed to have a £60m release clause in his Crystal Palace contract but Chelsea may not be able to activate it as it only applies to clubs who have qualified for the Champions League. (Times - subscription required), external

Chelsea's England Under-21 international Noni Madueke, 22, is also on Newcastle's shortlist as they look to target a new right-winger in the transfer window. (i Sport), external

Saudi Pro League side Al Nassr want to make Liverpool and Netherlands centre-back Virgil van Dijk the highest-paid defender in the world. (Marca), external

Manchester United are closely monitoring 24-year-old Bayern Munich and Netherlands centre-back Matthijs de Ligt. (Sky Sports Germany), external

Manchester United also have 24-year-old Frenchman Jean-Clair Todibo of Nice, another club Ineos own, as an option as they look to recruit a centre-back. (Mail), external

Bologna's Dutch striker Joshua Zirkzee, 23, is also on Manchester United's radar this summer, but they could face competition from AC Milan and Juventus. (Telegraph - subscription required), external

Brentford's England striker Ivan Toney, 28, and 24-year-old Canada forward Jonathan David, who plays for Lille, are also on Manchester United's shortlist of targets. (Independent), external

Liverpool and Manchester United are both pursuing Lille's French centre-back Leny Yoro, 18, but Real Madrid are also interested. (Athletic - subscription required), external

Tottenham, Aston Villa and West Ham are interested in Roma and England striker Tammy Abraham, 26. (Telegraph - subscription required), external

Aston Villa want £40m for striker Jhon Duran, with Chelsea in talks to sign the 20-year-old. The Colombian has made just three Premier League appearances since joining in January 2023. (Times - subscription required), external

New Fenerbahce boss Jose Mourinho wants to sign Denmark midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, 28, from Tottenham. (Takvim - in Turkish, subscription required), external

West Ham and Leicester City have met with representatives of Juventus' Argentine forward Matias Soule, 21, in London. (Tuttosport - in Italian), external

Arsenal face a setback in their pursuit of Sporting Lisbon's Swedish striker Viktor Gyokeres, 26, with the Portuguese side's valuation higher than what the Gunners would be willing to pay. (Sun), external

Brentford will refuse to sell England striker Ivan Toney, 28, for any less than £60m, although they previously valued him at £80m. (Talksport), external

Former Brighton boss Roberto de Zerbi is set to agree to a three-year contract to become Marseille manager. Brighton would receive a 6m euro (£5.07m) fee. (Fabrizio Romano), external

Premier League clubs are watching Lens and Austria centre-back Kevin Danso, 25, who has been backed for a move to Manchester United by former player Rio Ferdinand. (i Sport), external

Real Madrid will try to sign Bayern Munich and Canada left-back Alphonso Davies, 23, after the Spanish club secured the transfer of France striker Kylian Mbappe, 25. (ESPN), external

Borussia Dortmund are not going to extend the contract of Germany defender Mats Hummels and the 35-year-old will leave the club this summer. (Sky Sports Germany)