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BARCA TO MOVE FOR €80M VERRATTI
Marco Verratti has requested to leave Paris Saint-Germain,

having told new sporting director Antero Henrique that he

is no longer happy at Parc des Princes, L’Equipe reports.

Barcelona and Bayern Munich, where Carlo Ancelotti is a

big fan, are leading the race to sign the Italy international,

who could move for around €80 million.

PSG are determined to keep hold of the midfielder, who

has not gotten over the 6-1 loss to Barcelona in the

Champions League. Under contract until 2021, the future

may not be in the player’s hands.
JUVE TO MEET BAYERN OVER COSTA
Juventus are keen to secure a transfer for Bayern Munich

attacker Douglas Costa and will meet with Die Roten

chiefs to finalise a move, according to Tuttosport .

The Italian champions are looking to thrash out a deal for

the Brazilian, who scored seven goals and registered six

assists for Bayern, to beat off competition from

Tottenham.

Costa made just 14 Bundesliga starts for the title-winners

last term and is thought to be open to a move to rekindle

his career.
MORATA TELLS BALE TO JOIN HIM AT MAN UTD
Alvaro Morata has told Gareth Bale to join him at

Manchester United, reports the Don Balon .

Goal understands that Morata is on United’s radar and that

they face a battle with AC Milan to land the Real Madrid

striker .

And the Spain forward has apparently told former

Tottenham winger Bale to make the move to Old Trafford

as well as Jose Mourinho builds a team capable of

challenging for titles next season.
ZLATAN SET FOR GALAXY DEAL
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has agreed a deal to join Los Angeles

Galaxy following his release by Manchester United,

according to Marca .

The Swedish striker has not been retained by United and is

now due to put the finishing touches to a move to MLS

which had been provisionally agreed in March.
MAN UTD FACE KEANE BATTLE
Manchester United face competition from Everton in their

pursuit of Burnley defender Michael Keane, according to

Sky Sports .

Jose Mourinho is reportedly interested in bringing Keane

back to Old Trafford, but his opposite number at Everton –

Ronald Koeman – has made the centre-half his number

one defensive target.
MAHREZ WAITS FOR BARCELONA
Leicester City winger Riyad Mahrez is waiting for

Barcelona to make an offer as he looks to leave the 2016

Premier League champions, according to Sport .

Mahrez is reported to have an offer from Arsenal, along

with interest from Chelsea, but he is keen to play in La

Liga and is a target for Barcelona.
ARSENAL IN HUNT FOR CALHANOGLU
Arsenal are aiming to beat Premier League rivals Chelsea

to the signing of Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Hakan

Calhanoglu, according to Aksam .

Chelsea have previously shown an interest in Calhanoglu,

but now Arsenal and Lazio are looking to agree a deal in

the region of €20 million (£17.6m) with Leverkusen
DORTMUND WANT €90M FOR DEMBELE
Borussia Dortmund will demand €90 million (£79m) to sell

Barcelona target Ousmane Dembele, according to Mundo

Deportivo .

The France forward reportedly has an ambition to play for

Barcelona and is one of the transfer options for new

coach Ernesto Valverde.
CSKA MIDFIELDER CLOSES ON ARSENAL DEAL
Arsenal are aiming to finalise the £10 million signing of

CSKA Moscow midfielder Aleksandr Golovin, according to

a report from Sports.ru .

Golovin has previously been mooted as a target for

Chelsea, but is now wanted by Arsenal, who could allow

him to head straight back to CSKA on loan.
SPURS BACK IN FOR GINTER
Tottenham are considering a bid to sign Matthias Ginter

after watching the Borussia Dortmund defender during

Germany’s friendly against Denmark on Tuesday, according

to Bild .

Mauricio Pochettino was interested in Ginter last summer

and Dortmund are reported to be willing to sell for an offer

in the region of €20 million (£17.8m).
CONTE HALVES ATLETICO FEE FOR COSTA
Chelsea will allow Diego Costa to rejoin Atletico Madrid

for half the price they were demanding for the Spain

striker last year, according to AS .

Costa claims he is not in Antonio Conte’s plans for next

season and was the subject of a failed €60 million

(£52.7m) bid from Atletico in 2016. However, Chelsea will

now let Costa rejoin his old club for €30m (£26.4m),

although Atletico are not allowed to sign players until

January 2018.
ALEXIS AGREES MAN CITY MOVE
Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez has agreed to join the

club’s Premier League rivals Manchester City this summer,

according to Mega and Fox Sports .

The Chile international has just a year left on his contract,

and has also been linked with the likes of Chelsea and

Bayern Munich, but is set to join up with Pep Guardiola’s

City.
MORATA NEARS £64M MAN UTD MOVE
Manchester United have agreed a £64 million fee with

Real Madrid for Alvaro Morata, according to Radio Onde

Cero .

The forward is due to arrive in Manchester on Monday to

sign a five-year contract at Old Trafford. The transfer fee

of €73m will make the 24-year-old the most expensive

Spanish player in history.
LEIPZIG WANT €30M FOR FORSBERG
RB Leipzig want €30 million for Emil Forsberg and have

rejected an €18m offer from AC Milan for the winger,

Mediaset Premium reports.

The 25-year-old led the Bundesliga in assists last season,

and also has gained attention from Milan’s Serie A rivals

Roma, as well as Arsenal and Bayern Munich
INTER TO REJECT NEW PERISIC BID
Inter Milan are set to reject Manchester United’s improved

offer for Ivan Perisic, according to Calcio Mercato .

The Red Devils have improved on their original offer to €40

million, but Luciano Spalletti is determined not to sell the

Croatian midfielder for less than €55m.
MAN UTD MAKE BIG BELOTTI BID
Manchester United have offered up £70 million for 23-

year-old striker Andrea Belotti, according to Independent .

Jose Mourinho hopes the Torino striker can join with

Alvaro Morata to form a powerful front line for the club

next season.
JUVE WANT £52M FOR ALEX SANDRO
Chelsea will have to pay out at least £52m to sign Alex

Sandro from Juventus, accoring to the London Evening

Standard .

The Brazilian has three years left on his deal with the

Italian side, but is seen as the perfect fit for Antonio

Conte’s team.
MORATA AGREES MAN UTD MOVE
Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata has agreed terms in

principle to join Manchester United this summer, according

to the Daily Telegraph .

United have already had one offer for Morata rejected, but

are hoping a bid in the region of £60 million will persuade

Real to sell the Spain international.
MILAN MOVE UNLIKELY FOR COSTA
Chelsea striker Diego Costa looks unlikely to join AC Milan

during the summer due to his wage demands, according to

the Daily Telegraph .

Costa claims he has been told he can leave Stamford

Bridge by manager Antonio Conte, but his £200,000 a week

salary is too much for Milan.
MAN UTD RIVAL LIVERPOOL FOR GELSON
Manchester United are trying to beat Liverpool to the

signing of Sporting Lisbon winger Gelson Martins, says O

Jogo .

Martins has a £46.5 million release clause, but Sporting

would reportedly be willing to let the 22-year-old go for

around £40m in the right situation.
MESSI TO EARN £72,000 A DAY
Lionel Messi’s new contract at Barcelona will see the

Argentine superstar earn £72,000 a day, according to

Corriere dello Sport .

The new deal will see Messi stay at Camp Nou until 2021,

with the option of a further year, as well as a release

clause of €400 million.
ROONEY TO STAY AT MAN UTD
Wayne Rooney is considering staying at Manchester United

for another season rather than looking to move in the

summer, the Daily Mail reports.

The striker will make a final decision when he returns from

holiday after being linked with a move to former club

Everton and a big-money switch to China

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