LATEST – REAL MADRID ARE CONSIDERING SELLING FORWARD GARETH BALE TO RAISE CASH FOR MONACO WONDER KID KYLIAN MBAPPE’S PURCHASE (NEWS, GOSSIPS, GISTS, RUMOURS, TRANSFER SPECULATIONS & UPDATES)

Real Madrid are considering selling Wales forward Gareth Bale, 27, in order to raise funds to buy Monaco striker Kylian Mbappe, 18.

 

Alexis Sanchez has stated his desire to play in the Champions League and says he is waiting for Arsenal to make a decision over his future. Further doubts have emerged over the future of the 28-year-old after he said he wants to play in the Champions League – a competition the Gunners missed out on qualifying for by finishing fifth in the Premier League last season.
I’ve already taken my decision, but now I depend on Arsenal and to see what they want,” Sanchez told Canal 13 in Chile.
My idea is to play in and win the Champions League. It’s a dream that I’ve had since I was small. For now I’m at Arsenal and my contract finishes in another year.

 
Chelsea have had an £88m bid for Juventus and Argentina striker Gonzalo Higuain, 29, turned down. In the mean time, there are concerns over the future of Chelsea manager Antonio Conte, 47, after talks about a new contract for the Italian stalled.

 
Man United midfielder Ander Herrera, 27, will sign a new four-year deal with the club worth £200,000-a-week.

 

Arsenal put all 11 players on the goal-line to defend an indirect free-kick during their 3-1 win against Western Sydney Wanderers – but still conceded.

 
Liverpool are expected to make a new bid for RB Leipzig midfielder Naby Keita, 22, next week. The Reds have already had a £57m offer for the Guinea international rejected.

 
A five-year-old tweet from new Man City signing Kyle Walker, in which he described City supporters as ‘glory fans‘, has resurfaced.

 
Stoke City are waiting for West Ham to make a third bid for Marko Arnautovic and want £22.5m for the 28-year-old Austrian forward.

 
Monaco forward Kylian Mbappe, 18, is set to stay at the club for one more year, according to Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger. The France international has been linked with both the Gunners and Real Madrid. Meanwhile, Wenger says midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, 23, will definitely stay at Arsenal this summer, despite interest from Liverpool.

 
Man City are stepping up their efforts to sign Monaco left-back Benjamin Mendy, 22, for £50m after Tottenham told them they could not have Danny Rose, 27.

 
Leicester City are holding out for more than £40m for Riyad Mahrez, with Roma set to make another move for the 26-year-old forward. Chelsea and Everton have also shown interest in the Algerian. However, it is understood he has already agreed terms with the Italian side.

 
Real Madrid’s Brazilian right-back Danilo, 26, is interested in a move to Chelsea.

 
West Ham will need to reach a compromise with Man City to complete the loan signing of England goalkeeper Joe Hart, 30.

 
Liverpool winger Ryan Kent, 20, is wanted by Hull as part of the deal that will take Scottish left-back Andrew Robertson, 23, in the opposite direction.

 
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has been texting forward Alexis Sanchez, 28, to try to persuade him to stay.

 
Midfielder Tom Huddlestone has completed his move from Hull to Derby, signing a two-year contract with an option for a further year. It is understood that the fee is £2m.

 
Sevilla announce they have reached an agreement with Man City to sign Nolito and he will undergo a medical tomorrow. He is set to sign a three-year deal with the La Liga club.

 
Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma will sign a new contract before moving on loan to Stoke. It will be a new two-year deal as he looks for more game time for the 2017/18 season. Meanwhile, fresh Chelsea signing Tiemoue Bakayoko was in the Cobham stands to watch the Blues’ 8-2 victory against Fulham on Saturday, hours after his move was confirmed.

 
Arsene Wenger says Arsenal have not made any offers to Monaco for Kylian Mbappe, who he expects to stay with the Ligue 1 club this summer at least.When asked about the mooted £100m bid for Mbappe, Wenger said:
That’s not true. People have a big imagination. What we know now is that Mbappe is over £100m and after that it’s free to imagine what you want.
We have not made any offer. I think he will stay, it looks like that. One more season. Maybe he has too much choice. In the end, people don’t move.

 

 
FC Porto are reluctant to let go Tottenham target Ricardo Pereira, with the Portugal right-back Spurs’ preferred choice to replace Kyle Walker. However, a source involved with Pereira has disclosed that Porto may accept an offer in the region of £16m, but another has said the club could hold out for the entire £22m release clause. Meanwhile, Tottenham must decide if they are prepared to pay that much for a player who will initially act as second choice to Kieran Trippier.

 
Argentine and Lazio midfilder Lucas Biglia is set for a medical at AC Milan ahead of his move from Lazio.

 
Arsene Wenger believes Jack Wilshere, who spent last season on loan at Bournemouth, will remain an Arsenal player next season, despite interest from Sampdoria among others.
I think Jack will be with Arsenal next season, yes,” Wenger said.

I will give you a very focused answer on that; that he has to work hard to come back and fight for a place in the team.
But once he is ready, when he comes back, he will not be far from practising with the team.

 

 
Inter boss Luciano Spalletti has confirmed the club are trying to buy Radja Nainggolan from Serie A rivals AS Roma.
That is something the directors are working on,” Spalletti told reporters after Inter’s pre-season friendly defeat to Nurnberg on Saturday.
As I said, we need to let certain situations mature and Nainggolan is one of them. It has been talked about and the directors are keeping that in mind.

 

 
Birmingham City boss Harry Redknapp has confirmed his interest in EPL veterans Ashley Cole (currently at LA Galaxy), Robbie Keane and Stewart Downing.

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