Real Madrid’s transfer chief Juni Calafat was present at the FA Cup quarter-final match between Chelsea and Man United on Monday in order to scout goalkeepers David de Gea and Thibaut Courtois.  De Gea has been a long-rumoured target of Madrid with a transfer falling through at the deadline in 2015. Courtois, who has starred for Real’s rival Atletico Madrid while on loan from Chelsea, is reportedly also held in high esteem by Los Blancos.


Man United manager Jose Mourinho says “I know the names” when asked about the influence of some Middlesbrough players in the sacking of Aitor Karanka as the Teesside club’s manager.


Inter Milan are to offer Chelsea boss Antonio Conte £13m a year – double what the Italian earns at Stamford Bridge – to manage them.


Southampton manager Claude Puel has labelled 22-year-old midfielder James Ward-Prowse as the “ideal son-in-law“.


Everton believe Romelu Lukaku’s mother influenced the 23-year-old forward to change his decision over signing a new deal with the Goodison Park club.


The agent of Man City midfielder Yaya Toure, 33, says the former Ivory Coast international would be open to an offer from Man United.



Former Middlesbrough and Italy forward Fabrizio Ravanelli, 48, wants to become Boro’s new manager after Aitor Karanka was sacked. Also, Ex-Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp, 70, is keen on the job.Boro are three points from safety with 11 Premier League matches remaining.


Tottenham’s South Korea forward Son Heung-min, 24, is wanted by Spanish club Sevilla and Italian side Inter Milan.


Man City are keen to sign Roma’s German defender Antonio Rudiger, 24, for £30m in the summer.


Monaco striker Kylian Mbappe, 18, has moved in front of Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann, 25, at the top of Man United’s list of transfer targets.

Everton’s Belgium international striker Romelu Lukaku, 23, is “trying to stir the pot” to force a move away, says former Toffees midfielder Leon Osman.


Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho’s hope of turning his loan move at Crystal Palace into a permanent deal rests on the Eagles staying in the Premier League. The 27-year-old Frenchman has not played for the Reds for 11 months.


Barcelona Captain Andres Iniesta, 32, his given his backing to assistant coach Juan Carlos Unzue taking over from Luis Enrique as head coach of the Spanish champions.


Man United and England forward Wayne Rooney, 31, still has plenty to offer his club and country and just needs to regain his confidence, says former Red Devils forward Dwight Yorke. Rooney was not named in Gareth Southgate’s latest Three Lions squad.


Aston Villa’s Spanish midfielder Carles Gil, 24, is keen to turn his loan at Deportivo La Coruna into a permanent move. Gil joined the Spanish club last July.


Man Utd have hired Brazil’s former chief scout as they renew their focus on unearthing young South American talent.


Charlton Athletic’s 18-year-old midfielder Ezri Konsa is attracting attention from at least three Premier League clubs.


Bristol Rovers right-back James Clarke, 27, suffered a “life-threatening” experience during Tuesday’s 3-0 League One defeat at Bury as a result of a nut allergy.


Australian midfielder Hyuga Tanner, 19, says he will quit League One Bolton in the summer because the club’s transfer embargo has prevented him from playing first-team games.


Man United’s Argentine defender Marcos Rojo was drug-tested following their Europa League win over FC Rostov, during which he was seen eating a banana.