LATEST – “I WANT TO STAY IN LONDON BUT PLAY FOR A CLUB WITH A ‘WINNING MENTALITY’,” SAYS ALEXIS SANCHEZ (NEWS, GOSSIPS, GISTS, RUMOURS, TRANSFER SPECULATIONS & UPDATES)

Arsenal and Chile forward Alexis Sanchez, 28, says he is happy in London but added that he wants to play for a team that has ‘a winning mentality‘. However, Sanchez could also be convinced to see out the final 14 months of his contract at Arsenal.

 

Chelsea are willing to spend up to £70m on a marquee striker this summer, but are debating over whether to sign Everton and Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku, 23, or Real Madrid and Spain’s 24-year-old forward Alvaro Morata.

 

Arsenal right-back Hector Bellerin has told Barcelona that is willing to move to Camp Nou this summer. Bellerin is said to have held a secret London meeting with Barca sporting director Robert Fernandez to make his former club aware of his impending availability.

 

Liverpool are set to join Tottenham and Everton in a £45m transfer battle for Schalke and Germany’s 21-year-old midfielder Max Meyer.

 

Arsenal and Germany midfielder Mesut Ozil, 28, has revealed his family would prefer that he left the club at the end of the season.

 

Manager Jose Mourinho has spoken out amid speculation Man United are lining up a £173m move for Barcelona and Brazil forward Neymar, 25, in the summer transfer window.

 

Having appeared just once in the league this season due to poor form and fitness, Fabio Coentrao realizes he is struggling at Real Madrid. Coentrao acknowledges he has not been able to play at the required level to feature for Real Madrid as he considers leaving Santiago Bernabeu. Since arriving as a promising prospect in 2011, Coentrao has fallen out of favour under a number of Madrid coaches, making just one substitute appearance in LaLiga this season amid fitness concerns. The Portugal international is now willing to face up to the fact that he may have to look elsewhere to rediscover his form, with a move at the end of the campaign mooted.

I’m in no condition to play for Real Madrid,” Coentrao told Marca. “I want to return to my best next season.

I have a contract with Real Madrid until 2019, so if they continue to count on me, perfect – if not I’ll choose my own path.

Maybe returning to Portugal would help me recover the level of play I once had. We should all admit our limitations at some point in our lives and I feel that, right now, this club demands a level of play I’m not at.

 

Arsene Wenger will sign a new contract at Arsenal and needs to change “many things” to take the club forward, says former Gunners midfielder Robert Pires.

 

Man United are stepping up their efforts to sign Monaco’s 22-year-old £40m-rated midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko.

 

England striker Jermain Defoe, 34, can leave Sunderland on a free transfer if they are relegated from the Premier League.

 

David de Gea, 26, remains a top target for Real Madrid but Man United are prepared to give the Spain goalkeeper a huge wage increase to scare off the Spanish giants.

 

Bastian Schweinsteiger’s move from the Man Utd to Chicago Fire has been formally completed, after the 32-year-old German midfielder’s visa application was granted. Meanwhile, he was asked if he can win the World Cup with his new side by a confused American reporter.

 

Liverpool have opened contract talks with Croatia defender Dejan Lovren, 27, but remain in the market for another centre back.

 

Real Madrid Defender Sergio Ramos, 30, has advised Spain team-mate and Tottenham target Isco, 24, not to leave the Bernabau.

 

Czech Republic international striker Patrik Schick is being watched by both Arsenal and Tottenham and his agent was due to hold talks with the Premier League sides on Wednesday. The 21-year-old has scored nine times this season and has a buy-out clause valued at £21 million.

 

Galatasaray are set to make a bid for Man City midfielder Samir Nasri. Sevilla are reportedly wavering over whether to activate the buy-out clause in his loan agreement and if they do not, the Turkish outfit are ready to pounce. The Frenchman’s deal with City is up in 2019, so it is doubtful that they will accept the Turks’ offer of a loan move with a purchase option.

 

Juventus are once again interested in signing Andre Gomes. The Old Lady tried to sign the Portuguese midfielder from Valencia but were muscled out of the deal by Barcelona. With Gomes having under-performed since arriving at Camp Nou, Juve feel they now have a better chance of bringing him to Turin.

 

Man United striker Marcus Rashford is among a host of names Real Madrid are considering this summer. Los Blancos are set to sign a striker this summer, and are also targeting the likes of Kylian Mbappe, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Andrea Belotti.

 

Man United are hopeful of kicking off their summer spending spree by signing Tottenham midfielder Eric Dier. The England international is likely to cost around £40 million, but Jose Mourinho has the cash to spend as he also targets Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann.

 

Chelsea are planning a swap deal that would see striker Diego Costa join PSG this summer. The Blues are keen on bringing Javier Pastore to Stamford Bridge, and are hopeful the two players could be traded at the end of the season.

 

Tottenham are confident of winning the race to sign in-demand Celtic striker Moussa Dembele. Man United, Chelsea and PSG have all scouted the former Fulham forward, but Spurs are the current frontrunners to secure his signature.

 

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has made Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez his top summer transfer target. The Italian is currently negotiating a new contract with the club and has discussed transfers with the club’s hierarchy, leading him to suggest the signing of the Chile international, who looks set to leave the Emirates this summer. Alexis is frustrated with the Gunners’ lack of progress, and is also wanted by PSG, Juventus and Inter Milan.

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