LATEST – ATLETICO MADRID STRIKER ANTOINE GRIEZMANN AGREES A FIVE-YEAR, £280,000/WEEK DEAL WITH MAN UTD (NEWS, GOSSIPS, GISTS, RUMOURS, TRANSFER SPECULATIONS & UPDATES)

Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann, 26, has agreed personal terms with Man Utd on a five-year deal worth £280,000 a week.

 

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte is ready to cash in on Brazilian star Willian to help fund a summer spending spree. Willian has failed to win over Conte but the Italian will still demand in the region of £60m for him, with Man United boss Jose Mourinho sure to be at the head of the queue.

 

After two failed attempts, Barcelona are ready to launch a third bid of up to £51m to sign Liverpool’s midfielder Philippe Coutinho, 24.

 

Aston Villa chairman Dr Tony Xia will buy fans attending Sunday’s game against Brighton a drink as a thank you for their loyalty this season.

 

With Liverpool’s win at Watford on Monday taking United’s top four hopes out of their hands, Mourinho has effectively given up on qualifying for the Champions League by the front door. And he is piling all his chips on going through the back one by winning the Europa League.

 

Bayern Munich have held talks with 28-year-old Arsenal striker Alexis Sanchez’s agent as they continue to prepare for a summer move for the Chile international.

 

Jose Mourinho has identified Joe Hart, 30, as his first option to replace David de Gea, 26, in the event Man United lose their starting goalkeeper to Real Madrid this summer. The Portuguese is also interested in AC Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma, 18, but the Italian’s parents have told him to extend his contract at the Serie A club instead.

 

Liverpool and Chelsea are ready to bid for left-back Ryan Bertrand, 27, as he tells Southampton team-mates he is ready to leave.

 

England’s hopes of staging the 2030 World Cup are in danger because FIFA plans to relax a ban on China hosting the tournament.

 

PSG are lining up former Man City and Inter Milan boss Roberto Mancini to replace current manager Unai Emery, should the Spaniard leave the club this summer.

 

Barcelona have made contact with former PSG boss Laurent Blanc about succeeding Luis Enrique, who will step down at the end of the season.

 

Jose Mourinho used the Champions League semi-final to scout Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane, 24, and midfielder James Rodriguez, 25.

 

Man United have had a £72m bid for Kylian Mbappe turned down, with Monaco wanting at least a world-record £100m for the 18-year-old forward. Meanwhile, Arsenal’s gaffer Arsene Wenger has revealed he went to Mbappe’s house last summer as he came extremely close to securing a deal to bring the Monaco star to the Emirates.

 

Man City fear striker Sergio Aguero, 28, could be ruled out for the rest of the season as a result of the injury he suffered in Sunday’s draw at Middlesbrough.

 

Striker Olivier Giroud, 30, will only decide on his Arsenal future once he knows whether Arsene Wenger will stay or go, according to his agent.

 

Man City are favourites to sign left-back Luke Shaw, 21, should he decide to leave Man United this summer.

 

Chelsea are planning to loan out centre-back Kurt Zouma, 22, next season so he can complete his recovery after a major knee injury.

 

West Ham keeper Adrian is a target for La Liga side Malaga, with Deportivo La Coruna and Real Betis also interested in the 30-year-old Spaniard.

 

Barcelona and Turkey midfielder Arda Turan will not be leaving the club this summer, according to the 30-year-old’s agent, despite interest from Arsenal and Inter Milan.

 

Bournemouth striker Joshua King, 25, is ‘happy to be recognized’ by Tottenham transfer rumours, but the Norwegian says he is focused on finishing the season strongly with the Cherries.

 

Rafael Benitez will meet Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley next week to discuss how to move forward following the club’s return to the Premier League. The Spaniard is likely to be offered a transfer budget of around £70m.

 

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