Marco Verratti has instructed his agent to secure him a move away from PSG this summer. The Italy international was deeply upset after the Ligue 1 champions crashed out of the Champions League against Barcelona while newspaper reports regarding his private life have now pushed him over the edge. Barcelona, Juventus and Bayern Munich have all previously held an interest in Verratti and are likely to be in the running to sign him at the end of the season.
Barcelona have begun secret talks with Torino regarding a summer move for Andrea Belotti. The Spanish giants are keen to bolster their attacking ranks this summer, and see Belotti – who has scored 22 goals in Serie A this season – as an upgrade on current back-up striker, Paco Alcacer. The forward has already rejected two offers from the Premier League but would be open to moving to Camp Nou.
Man United are readying a summer move for Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil. The Germany international is out of contract at the end of next season and is yet to agree terms on a fresh deal at the Emirates Stadium. That has alerted Jose Mourinho to Ozil’s potential availability, with the Portuguese coach keen to reunite with a player he managed while at Real Madrid.
Chelsea have made a €60 million bid for Juventus winger Kingsley Coman. The Frenchman is currently on a two-year loan at Bayern Munich, with an agreement already in place with the Bundesliga champions that would see him move permanently for €20m. However, the Blues are hopeful their huge offer could tempt the France international to the Premier League, where Man City have already lodged their own €50m bid for the wideman.
A petition to force Barcelona’s astonishing 6-1 Champions League win over PSG to be replayed because of the performance of the referee has attracted over 130,000 signatures.
Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil, 28, and forward Alexis Sanchez, 28, are demanding wages in line with midfielder Paul Pogba’s £290,000-a-week salary at Man United. Also, the German international Ozil says his future at the club does not depend on manager Arsene Wenger staying with the Gunners. The 67-year-old Frenchman, in charge since 1996, is out of contract at the end of the season.
Non-league side Lincoln cleaned their dressing room at Emirates Stadium following their 5-0 FA Cup defeat by Arsenal, even asking for a vacuum cleaner.
England are to ditch their red away kit this summer for navy blue, which will be worn at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
Man United’s lack of strikers to play Chelsea in the FA Cup will see manager Jose Mourinho play 29-year-old Belgium midfielder Marouane Fellaini up front.
Chelsea are ready to compete with Arsenal for Wolves’ £20m-rated Portuguese forward Helder Costa, 23. The Blues are also hoping to tie up deals for two of Europe’s most highly rated teenagers – Rangers midfielder Billy Gilmour, 15 and Ajax’s Daishawn Redan, 16.
Lyon’s France striker Alexandre Lacazette, 25, once a confirmed target for Arsenal, is interesting Spanish side Atletico Madrid.
Man City could be ready to move for Germany midfielder Joshua Kimmich, 22, who has expressed his unhappiness at a lack of playing time at Bayern Munich.
Chelsea have been told that they must shell out £30 million if they are to sign Ben Gibson from Middlesbrough in the summer transfer window. The report claims Antonio Conte sees Gibson as an ideal partner for Gary Cahill at the centre of defence, though the Blues could face competition from Man City, who see the 24-year-old as a perfect fit alongside John Stones.
Former Bayern Munich manager Ottmar Hitzfeld says the German champions could make a move for Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka, 24.
Premier League strugglers Sunderland are interested in signing Germany-born Besiktas midfielder Tolgay Arslan, 26.
Arsenal and England midfielder Jack Wilshere, 25, says he does not know whether he will be with the Gunners, Bournemouth – where he is on a season-long loan – or another club next season.
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte believes the Football Association has helped Man United out by scheduling the FA Cup quarter-final between the sides on Monday.
Chelsea and Belgium forward Eden Hazard, 26, says it is a privilege to play for Conte and puts his struggle with form last season down to the “pain” of a hip injury.
There is a suspicion in Man United left-back Luke Shaw’s camp that Old Trafford boss Jose Mourinho holds a grudge against the 21-year-old England international for turning down a move to Chelsea when the Portuguese was in charge at Stamford Bridge and choosing United instead.
Arsenal keeper Petr Cech, 34, has denied his team-mate Alexis Sanchez was laughing when the two were sat on the bench during their side’s 5-1 Champions League hammering by Bayern Munich last week.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp will run the rule over keepers Simon Mignolet, 29, Loris Karius, 23, and Danny Ward, 23, during pre-season to decide who will be the club’s number one and which one to sell.
Former Nottingham Forest midfielder Lars Bohinen, 47, fears the two-time European Cup winners are in danger of dropping into League One.
Chelsea legend Didier Drogba celebrated his 39th birthday on Saturday with a special Instagram post of him singing a remixed version of Nigerian superstar musician Davido’s latest single, ‘If‘.
Man United midfielder Paul Pogba has brought a personal chef to England. The chef is believed to have cooked the United midfielder’s meals when he played at Italian side Juventus.
Tottenham striker Harry Kane, the joint top goalscorer in the Premier League, has put his good form down to the fact he has “changed his diet“.
Man United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 35, has been offered about £15m a season to join LA Galaxy in the MLS.
Arsenal have told manager Arsene Wenger to decide on his future during the forthcoming international break – and want a decision before the Gunners face Man City at Emirates Stadium on 2 April.
Southampton want England goalkeeper Joe Hart, 29, amid fears Fraser Forster, 28, will leave for Everton.
Torino want to sign Hart on a permanent deal after being impressed with his performances during his season-long loan spell at the Italian side.
West Ham plan to sell striker Andy Carroll, 28, in the summer and replace him with Liverpool forward Daniel Sturridge, 27.
Chelsea and Arsenal are both interested in Man United’s England winger Jesse Lingard, 24.
Man City are considering a summer move for Swansea’s Spanish striker Fernando Llorente, 32.
Swansea will not sell midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson for anything less than £30m. West Ham and Everton are reportedly interested in signing the 27-year-old.
Real Madrid have given Man United goalkeeper David de Gea, 26, a May deadline to make up his mind over a return to his native Spain.
Former England internationals Steven Gerrard, Frank Lampard and Phil Neville will be given the chance to help coach some of England’s youth teams.
Bayern Munich coach Carlo Ancelotti, who took James Rodriguez to Real Madrid, is keen to sign the 25-year-old Colombia playmaker again.
West Brom and Stoke City have sent scouts to watch Udinese striker Jakub Jankto, 21.
Aitor Karanka’s future as manager of relegation-threatened Middlesbrough remains uncertain following Saturday’s 2-0 FA Cup defeat by Man City.
Alan Irvine, who took charge of Norwich City’s Championship match against Blackburn on Saturday, has said he does not want the vacant manager’s job on a full-time basis.
Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen, 25, says Spurs have learned from their lack of silverware last season and are determined to win a trophy this term.
Former Spurs striker Teddy Sheringham says forward Harry Kane, 23, and midfielder Dele Alli, 20, do not need to leave the club to win trophies as he did.
Man City are scouting Bayer Leverkusen defender Benjamin Henrichs. Pep Guardiola is keen to bolster his defence ahead of next season, and has made the Germany international one of his priority signings.
City scouts will again watch the 20-year-old when Leverkusen take on Atletico Madrid in the Champions League on Wednesday.
Chelsea and Man City are leading the race to sign Sevilla midfielder Steven N’Zonzi this summer. The former Stoke City man has a release clause of £25 million in his contract, and Juventus have also shown an interest in N’Zonzi after he rejected a new deal.
Tottenham have made Everton midfielder Ross Barkley their No.1 summer transfer target. The Toffees are likely to want in excess of £30 million for the England international, though Ronald Koeman is keen to tie him down to a new contract following a run of improved performances.
Carlo Ancelotti is hoping for a reunion with James Rodriguez as the Italian attempts to lure the Colombian to Bayern Munich. James was brought to Real Madrid by Ancelotti and the Bavarian club are willing to back their coach in pursuit of the attacker, who has endured a frustrating time at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Roma coach Luciano Spalletti has reached an agreement in principle to join Juventus should Massimiliano Allegri leave, according to reports. Allegri’s contract expires in 2018 but he has been linked with a move to Arsenal or Barcelona, prompting the club to look for options should he leave. Juve have previously tried to lure Spalletti to Turin but the move failed to materialize. It appears he is the main candidate for it this time around too.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has grown fed up with life at Arsenal and could make a shock move to Liverpool at the end of the season.
French Ligue 1 giants PSG are looking to replace coach Unai Emery with Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino. Emery’s position in Paris is in jeopardy following his side’s Champions League exit to Barcelona, and they are considering a move for Pochettino, who played for the French club from 2001 to 2003.
Man United are plotting a sensational summer move for Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez. The Red Devils are monitoring the Chilean’s situation at the Emirates Stadium following a reported training ground bust-up. And should United miss out on their primary target Antoine Griezmann, then they will batlle the likes of Juventus and PSG for Alexis.
Atletico Madrid will send scouts to monitor Giovanni Simeone – the son of their coach Diego – with a view to making a move. The striker has caught the attention of Los Rojiblancos with his fine displays for the Serie A side, in what is his first campaign in Europe.
Porto starlet Diogo Dalot is the centre of a tug of war between Barcelona and Real Madrid. The full-back has actually has been compared to Cristiano Ronaldo, with fans in Portugal wondering if he would change his position to one further up the flank. Madrid have already made contact with his camp as Porto are demanding €20 million for their starlet, having rebuffed Barcelona’s initial €10m offer.