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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
Costa made just 14 Bundesliga starts for the title-winners
last term and is thought to be open to a move to rekindle
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
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
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
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
MORATA NEARS £64M MAN UTD MOVE
Manchester United have agreed a £64 million fee with
Real Madrid for Alvaro Morata, according to Radio Onde
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
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
The Brazilian has three years left on his deal with the
Italian side, but is seen as the perfect fit for Antonio
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
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