LATEST – MAN UTD LINE UP EVERTON’S ROMELU LUKAKU OR TORINO’S ANDREA BELOTTI TO REPLACE ZLATAN IBRAHIMOVIC (NEWS, GOSSIPS, GISTS, RUMOURS, TRANSFER SPECULATIONS & UPDATES)

Man United are lining up Everton striker Romelu Lukaku, 23, or Torino forward Andrea Belotti, 23, to replace Zlatan Ibrahimovic, should the 35-year-old leave.

 

Real Madrid President Florentino Perez thinks Brazil forward Neymar is considering leaving Barcelona. Both Real and Man United want the 25-year-old, who has a £173m buyout clause.

 

Former Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard says Swansea City asked him to come out of retirement to play for them earlier this season.

 

Wenger will also offer new contracts to midfielder Jack Wilshere, 25, and full-back Kieran Gibbs, 27, as he tries to maintain a British core at the club.

 

Everton midfielder Ross Barkley should be sold if he does not sign a new contract, says manager Ronald Koeman. The 23-year-old England international, who set up the first of Romelu Lukaku’s two goals in Sunday’s 4-2 victory over Leicester, has a year left on his deal.

Barkley, who was born in Liverpool and came through the Everton academy, has scored five goals and provided eight assists this season.

We offer him a new contract, and there are two possibilities,” said Koeman.

One, he signs that contract. If he doesn’t sign that contract then we need to sell the player. It’s simple, it’s not so difficult in my opinion.

 

 

Real Madrid could sell one of Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale or Karim Benzema this summer. The Santiago Bernabeu board are said to have been unimpressed by recent showings and are ready to freshen up their forward line.

 

Jose Mourinho has been told by Man United that he needs to give Luke Shaw, 21, more playing time in order to drive the left-back’s price up. However, the Red Devils boss has told the club’s board to spend £200m on five transfers this summer.

 

Marseille want to capitalise on Olivier Giroud’s lack of starts for Arsenal by tempting the striker to return to Ligue 1. The club now owned by American businessman Frank McCourt have already signed France internationals Dimitri Payet and Patrice Evra, and Giroud is next on their list.

 

John Obi Mikel was missing in action as Tianjin Teda forced hosts Guizhou Hengfeng Zhicheng to a 0-0 draw in a Chinese Super League game at the weekend. The Super Eagles star who got his first league goal in his side’s 2-0 win over Chongqing Lifan was side-lined from the encounter owing to injury.

 

Antoine Griezmann has refused to rule out the possibility of a switch to Real Madrid, but stresses that he is happy at Atletico Madrid. The question of Griezmann’s future has been the subject of intense transfer speculation in recent months with the France international linked to a number of clubs, including Premier League giants Man United. The Frenchman scored the equaliser to frustrate Zinedine Zidane’s side at the Santiago Bernabeu, cancelling out Pepe’s opener

I don’t rule anything out,” the French star told reporters after scoring the crucial leveller for Diego Simeone’s side, before adding: “But I’m happy at Atletico.

 

Man City have pulled out in front in the race to sign Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal. Until recently, reports had placed Chelsea at the head of the queue in the attacker’s ongoing transfer saga, but it is claimed that Pep Guardiola’s side are prepared to shell out £50 million for Sanchez’s services, with the 28-year-old set to bank upwards of £200,000 per week in the prime years of his career.

 

Everton striker Romelu Lukaku, 23, is ready for a “big, big move,” according to former Belgium boss Georges Leekens. Meanwhile, and Everton manager Ronald Koeman is lining up Real Sociedad star Willian Jose, 25, to replace Lukaku if the Belgian leaves in the summer.

 

Chelsea star Diego Costa, 28, says he has no intention of leaving the Blues this summer and will see out his contract, but has admitted that he is not happy with his life in London.

 

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has urged midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, 23, to sign a new deal with the Gunners amid interest from Man City and Liverpool.

 

Man United want to sign Barcelona star Neymar, 25, as a replacement for the outgoing Wayne Rooney.

 

Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos has said the door is open for Atletico Madrid’s 26-year-old striker Antoine Griezmann to switch clubs in the summer. However, Atletico Madrid have already started negotiations to improve the France international’s contract and persuade him to say. Meanwhile, Griezmann has warned his Atletico Madrid team-mates not to take Leicester City lightly in their upcoming Champions League quarter-final tie.

 

Liverpool have offered 19-year-old Atletico Madrid left-back Theo Hernandez five times his salary to come to Anfield.

 

Reading could be denied entry into the Premier League next season if they secure promotion from the Championship because of concerns over a proposed Chinese takeover of the club.

 

Centre-back Mamadou Sakho, 27, says he would be happy to play for parent club Liverpool again after impressing on loan at Crystal Palace.

 

Juventus are close to signing on-loan Chelsea winger Juan Cuadrado, 28, in a permanent deal worth £21.4m.

 

Chelsea are interested in signing Pepe when the 34-year-old centre-back’s contract at Real Madrid expires at the end of the season. Yet the Portugues says he will wait until the last minute on a potential new deal at the Bernabeu.

 

Man City boss Pep Guardiola says striker Gabriel Jesus, 20, could recover from his broken metatarsal in time for the FA Cup final – if City beat Arsenal in the semi-finals.

 

Man United midfielder Paul Pogba celebrated his side’s 3-0 victory over Sunderland with another of Sunday’s victorious Premier League players and Reds target – Romelu Lukaku.

 

Man City have joined Arsenal in the hunt for £40 million Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette. The France international is expected to be on the move this summer, with Atletico Madrid also weighing up a big-money approach.

 

Man United manager Jose Mourinho is plotting a shock summer move for Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil. German midfielder Ozil played under Mourinho at Real Madrid and, with 12 months left on his contract in June, the Gunners could sell to their Premier League rivals in a big enough offer is tabled. Arsenal famously sold star striker Robin van Persie to Old Trafford when Sir Alex Ferguson was in charge, then watched their former player win the title that had eluded him with Man Utd the following season.

 

Real Madrid are making plans to move for Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann at the end of next season. The France international insists he will not leave the Rojiblancos this summer, but their city rivals believe the player could be tempted by the package they are putting together in 2018.

 

 

 

 

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