LATEST – BOURNEMOUTH’S TYRONE MINGS BAGS FIVE-MATCH BAN FOLLOWING IBRAHIMOVIC INCIDENT(NEWS, GOSSIPS, GISTS, RUMOURS, TRANSFER SPECULATIONS & UPDATES)

Tyrone Mings has been banned for five matches after being found guilty of violent conduct following an incident involving Zlatan Ibrahimovic during Bournemouth’s 1-1 draw with Man United at Old Trafford on Saturday. Both players were charged by the Football Association on Monday following a couple of flashpoints in a tempestuous game in which Bournemouth’s Andrew Surman was sent off. Mings and Ibrahimovic clashed just before that red card, with the Bournemouth defender’s left boot landing on the head of Ibrahimovic as the United striker lay on the floor. Moments later Ibrahimovic elbowed Mings in the face.

 

Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri is set to reject the chance to become Arsenal manager and instead replace Luis Enrique at Barcelona. The Italian was the front-runner to replace under-fire Gunners boss Arsene Wenger at the Emirates at the end of the season, but is now looking at a switch to La Liga rather than the Premier League.

 

Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci treated his team-mates to dinner, apparently part of his punishment for a pitch-side argument with manager Massimiliano Allegri.

 

Chelsea striker Diego Costa has said his training ground bust-up with manager Antonio Conte earlier in the season was “nothing“.

 

Everton striker Romelu Lukaku, 23, has agreed a new contract with the club worth £110,000 a week however, the deal, which runs until 2022, includes an exit clause if one of Europe’s top clubs wants to buy the Belgium international.

 

Man United and Man City are ready to battle it out for the purchase of Roma defender Antonio Rudiger. Bayern Munich are also said to be interested in the 24-year-old, while Antonio Conte is also keen to add him to his Chelsea squad as he looks to shore up his defence ahead of next season. Rudiger has made 15 Serie A starts this season and a further three in the Europa League, and has established himself as one of the most exciting central defenders in the country.

 

Real Madrid will move for Chelsea’s 26-year-old Belgium forward Eden Hazard if they sell Colombia forward James Rodriguez, 25, and Spain midfielder Isco, 24.

 

Tottenham’s Danny Rose is taking longer than expected to recover from a knee ligament injury, but Spurs hope he will be back in April.

 

Arsenal’s 28-year-old forward Alexis Sanchez could not stop himself from laughing by the end of Tuesday’s 5-1 Champions League defeat at home to Bayern Munich.

 

Robert Pires says there was no training ground row involving Sanchez last week. The ex-Arsenal midfielder, now a coach at the club, says Sanchez simply walked out of training over a bad tackle.

 

Man City are close to sealing a £30m deal for Isco, despite interest from Juventus and Chelsea.

 

A renowned Egyptian archaeologist blamed a bad translator over reports he called Lionel Messi “a half-wit” following the 28-year-old Barcelona forward’s recent visit to the African country.

 

Man City manager Pep Guardiola wants to focus on signing English players, with Arsenal’s 25-year-old midfielder Jack Wilshere – on loan at Bournemouth this season – among his targets. Guardiola is also interested in Tottenham’s 20-year-old midfielder Dele Alli and left-back Danny Rose, 26, and Sunderland goalkeeper Jordan Pickford.

 

A West Ham fan who ran on to the London Stadium pitch to confront Chelsea forward Eden Hazard faces a lifetime ban from the ground.

 

Barcelona are set to bid £25m for Southampton’s Portugal right-back Cedric Soares, 25.

 

Man United’s hopes of signing Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann this summer are beginning to fade. The complexity of the deal has seen United cool their interest in the France international, and they are now looking into other potential options, including Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski and Monaco youngster Kylian Mbappe.

 

Sunderland are expecting City to make a bid for Pickford, 23, in the summer.

 

Man City are the latest side to express an interest in Torino striker Andrea Belotti. The 23-year-old has an £86 million buyout clause, but that has not put off the likes of Arsenal, Chelsea and Real Madrid.

 

Chelsea defender David Luiz, 29, says it is his “dream” to one day return to Portuguese club Benfica “as a player or a manager“.

 

Former Middlesbrough striker Fabrizio Ravanelli, 48, and ex-Chelsea defender Albert Ferrer, 46, have applied for the vacant Motherwell job.

 

Man City manager Pep Guardiola has added Middlesbrough defender Ben Gibson to his summer shortlist of potential signings. The centre-back, who would likely cost in the region of £25 million, has also caught the eye of Chelsea as they look to bolster their defensive ranks ahead of next season.

 

Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish has rubbished reports that the club are in talks with Spurs about selling 24-year-old forward Wilfried Zaha.

 

Chelsea are set to open talks with Serbia midfielder Nemanja Matic, 28, over a new contract this summer.

 

The agent of Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski has said there is nothing in rumours linking the 28-year-old Poland international with Man United.

 

Toni Kroos is ready to join Man United in the summer in the event that Real Madrid finish the season without a trophy. The World Cup winner was linked with a move to Old Trafford during the tenure of David Moyes, but, while that move fell apart, a fresh approach could yield a different result.

 

Bournemouth defender Steve Cook is a £7m target for West Brom and the 25-year-old could also earn his first England call-up.

 

Pep Guardiola is set to give Brazil midfielder Fernandinho a 12-month contract extension this summer.

 

Former Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri has turned down an offer to become the new Wolfsburg manager.

 

Man United will hand midfielder Ander Herrera a one-year contract extension that will keep him at the club until 2019. The 27-year-old Spaniard has been impressive for the Red Devils this season, helping Jose Mourinho’s men clinch the EFL Cup, and the club are set to reward his performances.

 

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