SoccerLens Archives for January 2017

Arsenal close in on £45m transfer deal to sign Alexandre Lacazette from Lyon

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Arsenal are on the verge of completing transfer deal to sign French centre forward Alexandre Lacazette from Lyon,the Sky Sports report.

The Gunners have had their initial bid rejected by the Ligue 1 side but according to recent reports in England, Arsenal have told Lyon that they are willing to pay £45 million plus add-ons to secure the services of Lacazette this summer.

Everton transfer close to completion; Attacker set for summer move, club confirms activation of clause

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Barcelona have decided to re-sign the young Spanish winger Gerard Deulofeu from Everton.

Deulofeu signed for the Toffees back in 2013 but his inconsistency has been a major problem for the Merseyside outfit.

The 23-year-old was on loan at AC Milan during the second half of last season and he will return to Camp Nou this summer.

Germany vs Chile, Confederations Cup 2017 final: Preview, Possible Lineups & Key Stats

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Germany vs Chile Preview, Possible Lineups & Key Stats ahead of the Confederations Cup 2017 final on Sunday.

The Confederation Cup has seen some stunning goals, a host of talented stars and a lot of grit. On Sunday, the competition will draw to a close when Germany and Chile meet each other in the final of the competition.

Tottenham confirm big money agreement, deal will help them compete with the top clubs

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Tottenham have announced a multi-million pound deal with kit manufacturing giants Nike.

The deal is thought to be worth around £30million-per-year. The North London outfit were keen on securing a mega shirt agreement for the new stadium in 2018. The Premier League outfit will not renew their agreement with Under Armour anymore.

Former Chelsea and Tottenham star Scott Parker announces retirement

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Former England International Scott Parker has announced his retirement from professional playing career at the age of 36.

Parker has called time on his 20-year playing career which included spells at Chelsea, Tottenham and West Ham. Having previously captained England national team, the midfielder won 18 international caps and was an integral part of Three Lions’ squad for the 2012 European Championship in Poland and Ukraine.

Real Madrid not negotiating with Manchester United over Alvaro Morata transfer, claims Florentino Perez

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Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has claimed that no transfer talks have taken place to negotiate Spanish striker Alvaro Morata’s potential move to Manchester United.

Morata has been heavily linked with a switch to Old Trafford this summer and according to several reports, the 24-year-old has already agreed personal terms to reunite with Jose Mourinho, who handed him his first team debut in 2010 while the Portuguese was in-charge of Real Madrid.

Benitez eyeing reunion with former player, Newcastle target informs close friends of his decision

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Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez is looking to add to his side’s defensive options and the Spaniard has identified Martin Skrtel as a target according to Turkish outlet Fanatik.

The Slovakian defender worked with Benitez at Liverpool and the Newcastle boss will be hoping that Skrtel’s experience can help them in the Premier League next season.

Everton favourites to land top class PL star, signing him would be a masterstroke from Koeman

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Everton manager Ronald Koeman is looking to improve his side’s defence this summer and the Dutch manager has identified Michael Keane as an ideal target.

The England defender was outstanding for Burnley last season and has been linked with a return to Old Trafford.

However, BBC are reporting that Everton are now favourites to sign the 24-year-old centre-back.

14 goals & 17 assists last season: Arsenal confident of signing £30m forward, talks progressing well

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is looking to add some firepower to his attack this summer and the Frenchman is keen on signing the Monaco forward Thomas Lemar.

The 21-year-old had a very good season with the Ligue 1 outfit last year and is highly rated around Europe. Lemar is valued at around £30m and Arsenal should be able to afford that quite easily.

Manchester United will turn to versatile star after completing £35m signing

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Manchester United remain confident of signing Nemanja Matic from Chelsea and Jose Mourinho wants the Red Devils to shift their focus on signing AS Monaco star Fabinho, reports the Independent.

The 28-year-old has played under the Portuguese tactician when the latter was in charge at Stamford Bridge.

Liverpool transfer close, highly rated defender set to complete summer move soon

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Liverpool defender Joe Gomez is close to joining Brighton on loan for next season.

The young centre-back recently recovered from his knee injury and the 20-year-old will look to get his career back on track with regular first team football at Brighton.

The newly promoted side are looking to improve at the back and Daily Mirror are reporting that the Seagulls are closing in on a move for the highly-rated Liverpool defender.

Chelsea transfer set to be finalised in the next 48 hours, fee agreed for highly rated defender

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Chelsea defender Nathan Ake is all set to join Bournemouth this summer.

The highly talented Dutchman will sign a five-year contract with the Cherries. Ake was on loan at Bournemouth last season and Eddie Howe was thoroughly impressed with the 22-year-old.

According to Guardian, a deal has been agreed between the two clubs and the Cherries will shell out a club record fee of £20m for Ake.

Newcastle ready to pay La Liga player's release clause, Spurs were interested in him earlier

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Newcastle United manager Rafa Benitez is looking to improve his side’s defence this summer and the Spaniard has identified Eibar’s Florian Lejeune as a target according to Cadena Ser.

The 26-year-old centre-back was outstanding in La Liga last year and he was instrumental in securing a top half finish for Eibar.

Newcastle in talks to sign Liverpool attacker, the transfer would benefit both clubs

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Newcastle United are looking to sign the highly talented Liverpool winger Sheyi Ojo on loan this summer.

The 20-year-old winger is very highly rated by the Anfield coaches and it will be interesting to see whether Klopp sanctions a loan deal for him.

According to Chronicle, Newcastle have already begun talks with Liverpool and things have moved quickly.

John Terry’s signing would boost Aston Villa’s promotion hopes

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The news that Aston Villa are close to signing John Terry from Chelsea is sure to excite the club’s long-suffering fans.

The former England captain has had a glittering career with five Premier League titles to his name, in addition to winning five FA Cups and the Football League Cup on three occasions.

Official: Jermain Defoe completes Premier League move on three-year contract

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English striker Jermain Defoe has completed his move from Sunderland to join AFC Bournemouth on a three-year deal.

Defoe triggered a clause in his contract that allowed him to leave on a free transfer if Sunderland were relegated. The 34-year-old returns to Bournemouth after a successful loan spell at the club 16 years ago.

14 goals & 17 assists last season: Spurs preparing bid for highly talented Arsenal target

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Monaco winger Thomas Lemar has been linked with a move to Arsenal this summer.

Apparently, the Gunners are interested in signing the young forward and have had a £31 million bid rejected for the Monaco star.

Now L’Equipe are reporting that Arsenal are not the only English club interested in Lemar.

Are Liverpool willing to shell out £70m for Naby Keita?

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Liverpool have not been deterred by RB Leipzig’s £70m demand for Naby Keita, and are willing to make a club-record bid for Naby Keïta.

The 22-year old has sparked the interest of the Premier League side. Leipzig, during discussions, said that the midfielder will not be sold this summer, but later came back with a hefty asking price.

Everton set to seal big money transfer soon, highly rated star will improve them massively

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Burnley defender Michael Keane is all set to join Everton this summer.

The 24-year-old centre-back was linked with a return to Old Trafford but the Toffees have moved swiftly to secure his services.

Liverpool Echo are reporting that Everton will pay £25 million for Keane initially but the deal could up to £31 million with add-ons.

Chelsea interested in top class German star, Conte wants to bring him to Stamford Bridge

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Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is looking to add to his defence this summer and the Italian has identified Bayern Munich’s Jerome Boateng as a target.

The German international has had a poor season with the Bavarians due to injuries and Chelsea are looking to bring him to Stamford Bridge according to Gianluca Di Marzio.

Watford plotting ambitious move for Arsenal player, Gunners ready to sell him for this much

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Watford are looking to sign the Arsenal left back Kieran Gibbs this summer.

The 27-year-old is no longer a part of Arsene Wenger’s first-team plans and is available for transfer. With the World Cup coming up in 2018, the player will also be keen on a move so that he can play regularly.

According to Daily Mirror, Arsenal are ready to sell the player for a fee of £15 million.

Official: Bournemouth sign Chelsea defender for club record £20m transfer fee

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Bournemouth have announced the signing of Nathan Aké from Chelsea in a club record transfer deal.

The Dutch International has penned down a long-term contract to join the Cherries, who will reportedly pay £20 million for the player’s services.

Ake made a big impression on Eddie Howe after spending the first half of last season on loan at Bournemouth but the Cherries manager was left in disarray after the versatile defender was recalled by Chelsea in January.

Huddersfield Town sign Aaron Mooy in club record deal; David Wagner pens new contract

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Huddersfield Town have announced the signing of Aaron Mooy from Manchester City in a club record transfer deal.

The Premier League newcomers will pay £8 million up front for the Australian midfielder, although the fee could potentially rise to £10 million. The highly-rated midfielder has signed a contract until 2020 with the Terriers having the option to extend the deal by a further season.

Sunderland Roundup: Simon Grayson eyeing promotion with the Black Cats

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Simon Grayson has been confirmed as the new Sunderland manager and the Black Cats will now begin preparations for the pre-season.

The former Preston North End manager has enormous experience of managing teams in the lower leagues and he will be looking to secure promotion to the Premier League as soon as possible.

Sunderland striker Fabio Borini set for medical ahead of £5.3m move to AC Milan

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Sunderland striker Fabio Borini is poised to return to Italy ahead of his proposed £5.3 million move to AC Milan, according to the Guardian.

The 26-year-old is set to undergo medical on Thursday before joining the Italian giants on an initial one-year loan deal with a view to a permanent transfer next summer.

Pochettino wants 25-yr-old Barcelona target to replace this top class Tottenham star

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Tottenham are looking to sign a right back this summer and Mauricio Pochettino is hoping to raid his former club for the Portuguese international Cedric Soares.

The 25-year-old has been a key player for Southampton ever since he joined them from Sporting Lisbon two seasons ago. Pochettino is looking to sign Soares as a replacement for Kyle Walker.

Manchester City-bound Dani Alves pens emotional goodbye to Juventus fans

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Brazilian full back Dani Alves has posted an emotional message on his social media account to thank Juventus fans for their support.

The 34-year-old has terminated his contract with the Italian champions after just one season and looks set to reunite with his former Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola at Manchester City.

Chelsea fan favourite set to complete summer transfer, deal could be announced this weekend

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Chelsea defender John Terry is set to complete his move to Aston Villa this weekend.

The former England international is out of contract and will join the Championship outfit on a free transfer.

According to Daily Mirror, Birmingham were interested in the player as well but Aston Villa have managed to beat them with a better financial offer.

Man Utd Roundup: Defensive midfielder will complete Old Trafford move this week, deal already agreed

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Manchester United have agreed on a deal with the highly talented Northern Irish midfielder Ethan Galbraith.

The 16-year-old had a trial with the Red Devils and has managed to impress the academy staff. He will sign a three-year contract with Manchester United this weekend.

The young midfielder is an Arsenal fan, but he has been snapped up by Manchester United after the club scout Tony Coulter spotted him playing for Linfield.

The Best Players Who Are Available for Free This Summer

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If there is one thing that the Premier League excels in, it is hyperbole.

This is why there is such a huge focused placed on big money signings concerning EPL clubs, from confirmed deals to rumours surrounding stars such as Cristiano Ronaldo, Alvaro Morata and Kylian Mbappe.

We should not lose sight of the fact that a number of quality players are currently available on free transfers, however, as a combination of injury, age and contract disputes has left them without security.

West Ham odds-on favourites to sign rival star, he could take the Hammers to Europe

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Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere is expected to leave the Gunners this summer.

The England international spent last season on loan at Bournemouth and he is no longer a regular starter in the midfield for Arsene Wenger.

Wilshere is way too talented to sit on the bench and therefore a move away from Emirates seems like a sensible option.

Leeds United sign Spanish midfielder from Liverpool, player excited after completing move

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Leeds United have signed the young Spanish midfielder Madger Gomes from Liverpool.

The Championship outfit have already confirmed the deal on their official website. The young midfielder has signed a three-year contract with Leeds United.

The Merseyside giants decided to release the 20-year-old playmaker this summer and Leeds have moved swiftly to secure Gomes’ services for free.

Man City set to sign Spaniard this summer, player has rejected Barcelona's offer

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Barcelona defender Eric Garcia is all set to join Manchester City this summer.

The young Spaniard is regarded as the finest talent at La Masia currently and his departure will be a major blow for the Catalan giants.

According to Spanish newspaper Sport, Barcelona will receive a fee of 1.

Everton set to sign West Ham target, 22-goal forward has completed his medical this week

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Everton have agreed on a deal to sign the KAS Eupen forward Henry Onyekuru this summer.

BREAKING: @Everton have agreed a deal to sign Henry Onyekuru from KAS Eupen – Sky sources. #SSNHQ

- Sky Sports News HQ (@SkySportsNewsHQ) June 27, 2017

According to Daily Mirror, the young attacker has been linked with a move to West Ham and Arsenal as well but the Toffees have moved swiftly to secure the transfer.

Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata returns from honeymoon to speed up move to Manchester United

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Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata has taken a break from his honeymoon and has returned to the Spanish capital in an attempt to speed up his long-awaited move to Manchester United, the AS report.

The 24-year-old is reportedly inching closer to complete his switch to England, although Manchester United and Real Madrid are yet to reach an agreement for the forward’s transfer fee.

Tottenham Roundup: Pochettino set to sign highly talented La Liga midfielder this summer

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Tottenham are looking to sign the highly talented Barcelona midfielder Carles Alena this summer.

According to the report from Daily Mirror, Mauricio Pochettino is an admirer of the 19-year-old playmaker and Spurs are set to sign him for just £2.6 million.

The La Masia graduate has refused to sign a new deal with Barcelona and a clause in his contract allows him to leave for £2.

PHOTO: Chelsea transfer complete, 13-goal attacker happy to join a club with great history

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Chelsea forward Bertrand Traore has completed a permanent transfer to Lyon. The Ligue 1 side have confirmed the move on their official Twitter account.

Traore was on loan at Ajax last season and the Chelsea youngster managed to score 13 goals for the Eredivisie outfit. He also helped his side reach the final of the Europa League.

West Ham plotting record breaking move for rival star, ready to offer him more wages

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West Ham United are looking to sign a striker this summer and Slaven Bilic is ready to raid bitter rivals Arsenal for Olivier Giroud.

The Hammers are ready to break their transfer record in order to sign the Premier League striker.

According to the Telegraph, West Ham can offer him regular first team football and they are very interested in securing his services.

Ryan Giggs provides update on Wayne Rooney’s future at Manchester United

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Manchester United legend and former winger Ryan Giggs has claimed that club captain Wayne Rooney could stay at Old Trafford beyond this summer if he is ready to acknowledge that he is no longer guaranteed regular first team action.

Despite breaking Sir Bobby Charlton’s long-serving goal scoring record last season, Rooney is widely expected to end his 13-year spell at Old Trafford after falling down the pecking down since the arrival of Jose Mourinho last summer.

Man City set to sign top class star, transfer should be finalised before the end of this week

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Premier League giants Manchester City are set to sign the Brazilian defender Dani Alves on a free transfer.

According to Daily Mail, the player was keen on a reunion with Pep Guardiola and Juventus have decided to terminate his contract through mutual consent.

The report adds that Alves will be unveiled as a Manchester City player before the end of this week.

Barcelona interested in signing former Tottenham player

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Perhaps the unlikeliest transfer rumour at the beginning of the transfer window, Sky Sports have reported that Barcelona are interested in bringing former Tottenham player Paulinho to Camp Nou. The Brazilian is currently playing in the Chinese Super League with Guangzhou Evergrande.

Paulinho has a £35m release clause in his contract with the Chinese Super League side, and it is believed that the Catalan side is not interested in paying that sum for the 28-year-old.

Reports: Atletico Madrid interested in signing out of contract Zlatan Ibrahimovic

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Atletico Madrid are interested to sign out of contract Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, according to reports from Spanish outlet Sport.

The 35-year-old played a starring role for Manchester United last season, scoring 28 goals from 46 appearances to guide the club win the EFL Cup and the Europa League.

Besiktas provide transfer update on Manchester United target Anderson Talisca

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Turkish side Besiktas have revealed that they have activated a clause to loan Benfica attacker Anderson Talisca for a further 12 months, the Sun report.

In an interview earlier this month, Talisca claimed that Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho is his long-term admirer and that he was hopeful of completing his potential move to Old Trafford later this summer.

Official: Crystal Palace appoint Frank De Boer as new manager on three-year deal

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Crystal Palace have announced the appointment of Frank De Boer as their new first team manager on a three-year contract.

The former Dutch International replaces Sam Allardyce, who shockingly resigned from his position in May. De Boer arrives in London after previously managing Ajax and Inter Milan.

Roundup: Chelsea have matched asking price for top class star, personal terms already agreed

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Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is looking to sign a left-back this summer and the Blues have been linked with the Juventus star Alex Sandro.

The Brazilian has had a sensational season with the Italian champions and he would be an upgrade on Marcos Alonso if he can adapt to the challenges of English football.

Arsenal will have to match Atletico’s €65m offer for Alexandre Lacazette

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Arsenal’s 2016/17 campaign ended with the club finishing outside the top 4, and a primary reason for the same was the lack of firepower upfront, with there being a significant overreliance on Alexis Sanchez.

The summer transfer window represents a good time for the club to remedy the problems of the previous season and strengthen the squad further.

Manchester United target Renato Sanches responds to Bayern Munich exit reports

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Bayern Munich’s highly-rated midfielder Renato Sanches has admitted that he wants to play more regularly, but intends to continue his career at the Allianz Arena.

The Portugal International joined Bayern last summer in an initial €35 million transfer fee but has failed to live up to fans’ expectations.

Everton Roundup: £30m bid submitted for midfielder; Attacker transfer agreed, announcement soon

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Everton have already signed a playmaker in Davy Klaassen this summer but Koeman is looking to add more depth to that position.

According to Daily Mirror, the Merseyside outfit are looking to sign the Swansea midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson and have already submitted a £30 million bid for the Iceland international.

Mourinho wants top class Premier League star, Man Utd could finalise transfer this week

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Jose Mourinho is planning to raid his former club Chelsea during the summer transfer window.

The Portuguese manager is looking to sign the Chelsea defensive midfielder Nemanja Matic for Manchester United. Mourinho re-signed the Serbian at Chelsea in 2014 and Matic has helped the Blues win two Premier League titles in the last three seasons.

Mourinho not interested in world class star, ready to break transfer record for 23-yr-old instead

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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is looking to improve his team’s attack this summer and the Portuguese tactician wants the Red Devils to sign Harry Kane.

The Tottenham forward has been sensational over the last three seasons and Daily Mirror are claiming that Mourinho wants Manchester United to sign him at any cost.

Who Are the Early Front Runners for the 2018 World Cup?

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While the World Cup may still be a year away, we are already beginning to gain an understanding about who the front runners are likely to be.

The competition has come under even greater focus during the last week so, with the Confederations Cup offering a fascinating insight into how some of the early favourites are shaping up ahead of next years’ showpiece event in Russia.

Major blow for Newcastle, key man could leave the club if this keeps happening

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Newcastle United manager Rafael Benitez is unhappy with the club’s efforts in the transfer market and according to latest reports, fans fear that he could leave this summer.

Sunday Times are claiming that Newcastle have failed to secure the services of Tammy Abraham, Willy Caballero, Mangala and Delph despite the manager’s efforts to convince them.

2018 host Russia’s 2014 World Cup squad to be investigated by FIFA for doping

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Russia finds itself trapped in a doping scandal in the middle of playing hosts to the Confederation Cup.

The 23-man-squad from the 2014 World Cup is currently being investigated by FIFA over possible drug offences. They are among 34 Russian footballers being investigated by football’s world governing body.

Lampard: Chelsea will find it hard to replace Costa

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Chelsea striker Diego Costa played an influential role in the club’s Premier League win last season, and hence, it was surprising to see him announce that he was not in manager Antonio Conte’s plans for the future.

Chelsea legend Frank Lampard has weighed in with his views and has said that the Spaniard will be a difficult player to replace.

Tottenham make £15m bid for Borussia Dortmund defender

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Tottenham Hotspurs have submitted an audacious £15 million bid to sign Borussia Dortmund defender Mattias Ginter, the Sun report.

Ginter played a key role for Dortmund last summer, making 29 league appearances but has been linked with a move away from the Westfalenstadion, particularly after Thomas Tuchel’s dismal departure from the club at the end of last season.

Liverpool considering Swansea City’s £13m transfer bid for Alberto Moreno

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Swansea City have submitted a formal bid of £13 million to Liverpool in their attempt to sign Spanish full back Alberto Moreno, the Football Whispers claim.

Moreno was handed just two Premier League starts last season by Reds’ boss Jurgen Klopp and is reportedly dubbed as surplus to requirements at the Merseyside.

12 goals; 8 assists: Leeds United close in on second major signing

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According to reports from Sport Huesca, Leeds United are on the brink of another major signing this summer.

The report claims that Huesca attacker Samu Saiz is very close to joining Leeds United in a deal worth around £3 million.

In recent weeks, the player has been linked with a move to the Yorkshire club, and the player’s agent has confirmed that the interest in the striker is genuine.

City target asked which Manchester United shirt number he'll be wearing

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AS Monaco star Fabinho refused to discuss the recent reports linking him with a move to Manchester United.

The 23-year-old is linked with a move to Old Trafford after emerging as one of the summer transfer targets for the Red Devils. He has been a key player for the Ligue 1 outfit last season, as they went on to win the league for the first time since 2000.

Chelsea closing in on top class star, Conte expected to land former Liverpool target for £60m

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Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk has edged closer to a move to Chelsea.

The Premier League champions want to strengthen their back four this summer and Conte has identified the Dutch defender as a priority target.

Reputed journalist Gianluca Di Marzio is reporting that Chelsea are closing in on a move for the Southampton star and will pay around £60 million for his services.

Man Utd submit massive €70m bid for Barcelona target, star is fond of the Spanish giants

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Manchester United are interested in signing the Brazilian defender Marquinhos this summer.

According to the reliable Globo Esporte, the Red Devils have already submitted a €70m bid for the 23-year-old centre-back. However, Marquinhos plans to stay at PSG for another season at least.

With the World Cup coming up, the Brazilian will want to play regularly and that might not be possible at Manchester United next season.

Michael Carrick responds to Cristiano Ronaldo’s potential return to Manchester United

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Manchester United’s veteran midfielder Michael Carrick has refused to ‘get involved’ in recent speculations linking Cristiano Ronaldo with a potential return to Old Trafford this summer.

Ronaldo has reportedly made the ‘irreversible’ decision of ending his eight-year spell in Spain after he was left ‘outraged’ for being accused of defrauded Spanish tax authorities of €14.

Spurs submit bid for highly rated world cup winner, club willing to sell him this summer

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Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino is looking to sign a defender this summer and Matthias Ginter is apparently a target for the Londoners.

According to German publication Bild, Spurs have already submitted an offer for Ginter and Dortmund are willing to sell the player as well. An agreement has not been reached yet and Hoffenheim are interested in the player as well.

Fabinho calls Manchester United interest “tempting”

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Manchester United’s hunt to sign Monaco’s Fabinho has been boosted after the player made encouraging comments about a move to the Red Devils.

Jose Mourinho wants to bolster his midfield as United compete in the Champions League next season. 23-year-old Fabinho is in good form and won the league with Monaco last season.

Report claims that this versatile Premier League star is likely to join Liverpool this summer

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Arsenal midfielder Alex-Oxlade Chamberlain has been linked with a move away from Emirates this summer.

According to Telegraph, Arsenal have failed to agree a contract extension with the England international and are open to selling him.

Chamberlain has just one year left on his deal and cashing in on him is the right thing to do.

Manchester United’s move for €40m ace is a good news for Tottenham

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According to reports from Italy, Manchester United and AS Monaco have agreed a fee of €35m plus €5m in bonuses for Brazilian midfielder Fabinho.

Despite signing Paul Pogba from Juventus on a world record transfer fee, it seems Jose Mourinho is still looking to add more bodies in the middle of the park.

Tottenham linked with Barcelona midfielder...but £25m ace would be smart signing

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According to reports from Spanish newspaper Mundo Deportivo, Barcelona have received offers from three clubs for midfielder Andre Gomes.

Mundo claim Juventus and Manchester United have made offers, but the report cannot settle on exactly which north London have shown an interest – it could be Arsenal or Spurs.

Tottenham begin negotiations with top class star, optimistic about reaching agreement

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Tottenham are looking to agree a new deal with their Belgian defender Toby Alderweireld.

The 28-year-old has been a key player for Pochettino ever since he joined the Londoners from Atletico Madrid. Tottenham will want to challenge for the title once again next season and keeping Alderweireld is imperative in order for that to happen.

Liverpool ready to complete deal for 24 yr old, club needs to increase the offer by £4m

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Liverpool are looking to sell their Spanish full-back, Alberto Moreno, this summer and the likes of Napoli are interested in the 24-year-old.

Liverpool Echo are reporting that Napoli have already submitted a £11 million bid for the Spaniard but the Reds have rejected it. Moreno is a target for Sevilla and two other Premier League clubs as well and Liverpool are ready to sell the player for a fee of £15 million.

Club looking to sell: Newcastle should make a last minute move for £8m midfielder

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According to a report from the Telegraph, Watford are closing in on a deal for Derby County midfielder, Will Hughes.

The midfielder, who recently turned 22, was once touted as the next big-thing in English football, but his stock has subsequently fallen in recent years.

He broke into the Derby senior team in 2011 after graduating from the club’s youth academy, and had racked up 187 appearances for the Championship club.

West Brom chase exciting winger; could face competition from PL trio

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A quartet of Premier League clubs – West Brom, Southampton, Crystal Palace, and Swansea City – are reportedly interested in Norwich City winger, Jacob Murphy.

According to reports from Daily Mirror, the Norwich winger is attracting interest from Premier League clubs, following an excellent 2016/17 season with the Canaries.

Four goals; 1.6 tackles: West Brom close to agreeing deal with £25k-per-week star

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West Bromwich Albion are close to agreeing a new deal with Craig Dawson. The Baggies are also preparing a mega contract offer for in-demand defender Jonny Evans.

The 27-year-old defender has been a key figure for the club, having only missed one Premier League game in the last two campaigns.

Dortmund threaten Barcelona over €80m pursuit of Ousmane Dembele

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Borussia Dortmund have issued a warning to Barcelona over a potential tapping case involving the Spanish giants’ pursuit to sign attacking prodigy Ousmane Dembele.

According to reports from Spanish outlet Sport, Dembele is edging closer to becoming a Barcelona player after reportedly agreeing a five-year contract to join the Catalans later this summer.

Aston Villa offering wages of more than £4m-a-yr to land target, Star pictured with Steve Bruce

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Chelsea have decided against renewing John Terry’s contract and the English defender will leave the Blues once his contract expires on the 1st of July.

According to Guardian, the 336-year-oldcentre back is wanted by several clubs from England, China and the MLS. Terry is determined to play on for now and is likely to make a decision regarding his future soon.

QPR leading the race for 22-year-old player; Norwich set to miss out

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According to reports from GetWestLondon, Queens Park Rangers are reportedly leading the race to sign Dylan Saint-Louis from Saint Etienne.

The young striker has caught the attention of other Championship clubs, notably, Birmingham City and Norwich City, but it seems QPR are leading the race for his signature.

£50m PL star a priority target for Guardiola, Man City looking to finalise transfer soon

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Manchester City are looking to sign a right back this summer and Tottenham’s Kyle Walker is a target for them.

According to Independent, Walker is a priority target for Pep Guardiola. However, the report adds that the deal is unlikely to be finalised this week. Apparently, Spurs are holding out for a fee of £50million and therefore the pursuit is likely to drag on into the next week.

Leicester City preparing £25M bid for Kelechi Iheanacho

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Leicester City certainly enjoyed their moment in the big time after winning the Premier League in 2016. They reached the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League last year, and even though the fairytale did end there, they certainly took us all on a magnificent thrill ride.

Judging by the way The Foxes are going in this summer’s transfer window though, it looks like they want to get back among the elite pretty quickly.

Juventus confirm Dani Alves will be released from his contract to join Manchester City

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Brazilian full back Dani Alves is nearing his proposed move to Manchester City after Juventus chief executive Beppe Marotta confirmed that the player has asked to terminate the final year in his current contract.

After his controversial departure from Barcelona, Alves joined the Old Lady last summer on a two-year deal that expires at the end of next season.

Chelsea transfer close, fee agreed for attacker; Club president says deal could be done this week

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Ligue 1 outfit Lyon are close to signing the Chelsea forward Bertrand Traore this summer.

The highly talented attacker was on loan at Ajax last season and he will leave the Blues permanently in search of regular first-team football at Lyon. Clearly, Traore isn’t a part of Conte’s first team plans.

Juventus target Matteo Darmian as Dani Alves replacement

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Juventus are targeting Manchester United right-back Matteo Darmian as a replacement for the outgoing Dani Alves. According to Sky Sports, Darmian is one of three players on Juve’s wish-list, along with Monaco’s Fabinho and Real Madrid’s Danilo.

It was confirmed today that the Seria A champions had terminated Dani Alves’ contract by mutual consent.

Pochettino wants South American midfielder, Spurs have already opened talks his agent

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Tottenham are interested in signing the Fiorentina midfielder Matias Vecino this summer.

According to Tuttomercatoweb, The 25-year-old midfielder had a very good season in Serie A last year and Mauricio Pochettino has identified him as the potential replacement for Eric Dier.

The English midfielder has been linked with a move to Manchester United.

Man Utd agree fee for winger, Attacker discussing personal terms ahead of summer move

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Belgian winger Adnan Januzaj is all set to leave Manchester United permanently this summer.

Januzaj has failed to impress Jose Mourinho so far and the young midfielder is no longer a part of his first teams. The Red Devils have decided to sell the player and according to France Football, they have already agreed on a fee with La Liga outfit Real Sociedad.

Barcelona lose out on 'next Thierry Henry' as striker's destination revealed

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AS Monaco have confirmed they have completed the signing of Jordi Mboula from Barcelona on Wednesday.

The 18-year-old striker, who has a Congolese father and a Spanish mother came up through the ranks of the Catalan club’s famous youth system, La Masia. The teenager has left the La Liga giants and signed a five-year contract with the Ligue 1 outfit.

Ronaldo to pay €14.7 million “as a gesture of goodwill” to Spanish treasury

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Cristiano Ronaldo has been under the scanner for allegedly evading taxes. After news broke out of the Portuguese superstar defrauding tax authorities, there has been speculation regarding the forward’s future in Spain and he has even been linked with a mega transfer to former club Manchester United.

Bayern Munich fire warning to Chelsea and Manchester United amid Robert Lewandowski exit reports

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Bayern Munich have warned off clubs making approach to sign their Polish star striker Robert Lewandowski.

According to Sky Sports, Chelsea and Manchester United have held preliminary talks to discuss a potential transfer move for Lewandowski this summer after he recently revealed that he was ‘disappointed’ over a perceived lack of support from Bayern Munich to help him win the Bundesliga golden boot at the end of this season.

17 goals; 14 assists: Leeds United plot move for exciting winger

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Leeds United have made it clear they will back their new manager, Thomas Christiansen, in the summer transfer window.

The Whites agonisingly came close to securing a play-off berth last season under Garry Monk, and will be looking to mount a serious challenge for promotion in the 2017/18 season as well.

Photo: Man City agree deal for highly rated defender, Player 'very happy' after sealing agreement

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Manchester City have agreed on a new deal with the highly talented young defender Tosin Adarabioyo.

The Premier League giants have confirmed the agreement on their official website. Tosin has shared the news on his Twitter account as well.

I’m very happy to have signed a new contract with @ManCity.

Mexico boss gives defence for long-standing homophobic chant used by fans

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Mexico’s football federation (FMF) has made a strong appeal to its fans at the Confederations Cup in Russia and asked them to stop using the chant which has been called “homophobic” by FIFA.

Football’s governing body FIFA on Tuesday said that it had warned the FMF about the misconduct of a “small group of Mexican fans in relation to insulting and discriminatory chants” during Sunday’s 2-2 draw against Portugal.

Chelsea agree deal with PL outfit for 23-goal forward, attacker set to complete summer move

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Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham is all set to join Swansea City on loan for next season.

According to BBC, the highly talented 19-year-old forward was a target for Newcastle United and Brighton as well but the Welsh outfit have fought off competition for the attacker.

Abraham was on loan at Bristol City last season and the Chelsea striker will be hoping a similar spell at Swansea next year.

Tottenham eyeing Ricardo Pereira as potential Kyle Walker replacement

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Porto defender Ricardo Pereira is among the player consider by Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino as the possible replacement for Kyle Walker, should the England international leave the north London club this summer.

The 27-year-old has been heavily linked with a move to Manchester City, with Pep Guardiola reported to be confident of signing the right-back for a fee of £40m.

Make a statement: Newcastle should consider signing £15m Tottenham target

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Tottenham Hotspur have reportedly shown an interest in signing Swansea City’s highly rated defender, Alfie Mawson, this summer.

According to reports from The Sun, Spurs will make an offer in the region of £15 million in order to secure the services of the defender, who joined the club from Barnsley last season.

Torino provide transfer update on Manchester United target Andrea Belotti

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Torino chief Urbano Cairo has reiterated the club’s desire to keep hold of their star striker Andrea Belotti this summer.

After scoring 28 goals in Serie A last season, Belotti has been linked with a move away from Torino with several European clubs interested in signing him.

Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United are reportedly targeting the 23-year-old but Torino president Urbano Cairo has revealed that they are yet to receive any bid for the highly-sought Italian this summer.

Club ready to sell: Rodgers should bring his former defender to Celtic

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According to reports from the Daily Mail, Turkish club Fenerbahce are looking to cash in on former Liverpool defender, Martin Skrtel.

The report suggests that Swansea City have enquired about the availability of Skrtel, and they haven’t been disappointed with the reply.

Fenerbahce signed Skrtel from Liverpool for around £5 million in 2016, and they’re looking to recoup most of that for the 32-year-old defender.

West Brom looking to sign Southampton striker Jay Rodriguez

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West Bromwich Albion have made the first move to sign striker Jay Rodriguez from Southampton, according to Sky Sports. The Baggies troubles in front of goal last season have seen them enter the market for a front man, and the Saints’ hot shot is high on Tony Pulis’ list.

Last season, not a single West Brom reached double figures for goals scored.

United make £30.6m bid for Barcelona and Guardiola's summer target

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Manchester United are interested in signing Benfica defender Nelson Semedo and are reportedly preparing a bid to secure his services.

The Red Devils completed their first summer signing last week as Victor Lindelof completed a switch to Old Trafford from the Portuguese outfit. The Premier League giants are now after the Swedish international’s former teammate, reports Mundo Deportivo.

Liverpool set to sign top class midfielder; Star heading to England, medical on Wednesday

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Egyptian winger Mohamed Salah is all set to complete his move to Liverpool this week.

Liverpool have been locked in talks with the Serie A giants for the 25-year-old and it seems that the Premier League outfits have finally reached an agreement.

According to the reputed Italian journalist, Gianluca Di Marzio, Salah will travel to England later today and will undergo his medical on Wednesday morning.

World class star wants to play for Guardiola at Man City, has already informed his club

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Juventus right back Dani Alves has informed the Italian giants that he wants to secure a transfer to Manchester City this summer.

According to Guardian, the 34-year-old Brazilian is keen to work with Pep Guardiola once again. Recently, the right back described Guardiola as a footballing genius.

Benitez set to sign striker this week, other suitors cannot match Newcastle's wage offer

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Rafa Benitez is looking to add to his squad ahead of the new season and the Spaniard is reportedly close to signing the Porto striker Vincent Aboubakar.

According to Daily Star, the Magpies are confident of signing the Porto star this summer. The Cameroon international was linked with a move to Rennes as well.

Benitez triggers La Liga player's release clause, Tottenham target heading to Newcastle

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Newcastle are close to signing the La Liga defender Florian Lejeune this summer.

According to Express, the 26-year-old centre back was a target for Tottenham and Arsenal as well but Newcastle have decided to trigger his £8.7m release clause.

Lejeune signed for Manchester City two seasons ago but the Frenchman was never given a chance to prove himself in English football.

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho accused of £2.9m tax fraud in Spain

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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has been the subject of suspected tax fraud of £2.9 million (€3.3m) from Spanish prosecutors.

The Spanish tax authorities have filed a claim against the Portuguese coach on two counts of tax fraud in 2011 and 2012, when Mourinho was in-charge of Real Madrid.

Photo: Koeman completes another summer transfer, defender pictured in Everton shirt

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Everton football club have agreed on a deal to sign the Dutch defender Nathangelo Markelo.

The Premier League outfit have already confirmed the deal on their Twitter account. Markelo has signed a three-year contract with the Merseyside outfit.

Top class Real Madrid star could face up to five years in jail for doing this

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Real Madrid’s talismanic midfielder Luka Modric is being investigated on suspicion of providing false testimony in a criminal trial, according to Croatia’s state attorney office.

Modric was asked to testify last week at the trial of a tax official and three former executives from Croatian football club Dinamo Zagreb, including its former chief executive, the infamous Zdravko Mamic.

Chelsea transfer close, highly talented midfielder set to complete summer move soon

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Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount is expected to join the Eredivisie outfit Vitesse Arnhem on loan for next season.

According to HITC Sport, the Premier League champions want Mount to go out on loan and gain some valuable experience with regular first team football under his belt.

The 18-year-old midfielder is highly rated by the club staff and is expected to challenge for a first-team place when he returns in the summer of 2018.

West Ham odds-on favourites to sign rival player, he would be a massive coup for Bilic

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West Ham United are now odds-on favourites to sign the out-of-favour Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere.

The 25-year-old England international was sent out on loan to Bournemouth last season where he managed to impress during his 22 starts.

Eddie Howe’s men were initially leading the race to sign the midfielder but SkyBet have installed the Hammers as the favourites now.

Everton transfer close, highly talented midfielder set to complete summer move

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Barcelona are close to sealing the transfer of Gerard Deulofeu from Everton.

The Spaniard is all set to return to Camp Nou after his loan spell at AC Milan last season. The young winger failed to convince Ronald Koeman of his ability and was sent out on loan during the second half of the season.

Russia heaves a sign of relief as worrisome St. Petersburg stadium successfully hosts opening Confederations Cup match

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Russia won the opening match of the Confederations Cup convincingly, but more importantly, the country demonstrated that one of the most problematic World Cup stadiums could successfully host an international fixture.

The St Petersburg stadium will be a flagship venue for the 2018 World Cup and is supposed to be the most expensive stadium in history, but has proved to be problematic over an extended period of time.

Putin toughens legislation to curb hooliganism and fan violence for World Cup

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Euro 2016 was marred by incidents of violence and hooliganism, which amplified worry for World Cup and Confederations Cup host Russia. The presence of Russian goon squads at Euro 2016 almost got the national side thrown out of the tournament. Russian politicians didn’t act promptly in condemning the incidents.

Oscar sparks huge brawl on the pitch in Chinese Super League

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Former Chelsea midfielder Oscar is currently plying his trade in the Chinese Super League and recently sparked a brawl on the pitch. Players and staff from his Shanghai SIPG side and opponents Guangzhou R&F engaged in a scuffle on the pitch after the Brazilian international appeared to fire the ball deliberately twice at Guangzhou players.

Cristiano Ronaldo interested in Manchester United return

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Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo is interested in the potential return to Manchester United this summer, the Sky Sports report.

According to recent reports, ‘outraged’ Ronaldo wants to leave Spain imminently after being accused of evading tax of 14.7 million euros (£13m) between 2011 and 2014.

West Ham could seal attacker's transfer this week, Chelsea wanted explosive winger in January

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West Ham United are looking to improve their attacking options ahead of the new season and the Hammers have been linked with Middlesbrough’s Adama Traore.

The former Barcelona winger had a mixed campaign last year but has the talent to develop into a real asset for most Premier League clubs.

Liverpool close to finalising deal for 19-goal star, Player could complete medical this week

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Liverpool have been linked with the Egyptian winger Mohamed Salah for a while now.

The Roma star had a fantastic season in Serie A last year and Jurgen Klopp wants the former Chelsea player to improve Liverpool’s attacking options for next season.

Goal.com are reporting that Liverpool are now close to finalising a move for the Serie A star and the Reds are in the process of tying up the negotiations for him.

Tottenham plotting shock move for Manchester United defender

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Tottenham are considering a move for Manchester United centre back Chris Smalling, according to the Sun.

Smalling is reportedly free to leave Old Trafford this summer after Manchester United completed the signing of Swedish defender Victor Lindelof from Benfica to make him club’s most expensive defender in history.

Southampton launch home and away kits for 2017/18 season with two-part animated video series

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Southampton revealed their home and away kit for the 2017/18 season yesterday.

The Saints promoted their new kit with the help of an interesting #MadeForHeroes campaign.

The Premier League club launched a two-part animated video series where four Southampton players are portrayed as superheroes from the past.

Man City close to landing world class star, South American agrees contract in principle

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Manchester City are close to signing the world class Brazilian right back Dani Alves from Juventus.

The likes of Sagna and Clichy are expected to leave City when their contracts expire this summer and Alves has been identified as the candidate to replace them for next season.

Guardiola has worked with Alves at Barcelona and they share a lot of respect and admiration for each other.

Photo: Celtic agree deal to sign 11-goal midfielder; Star delighted, poses with club shirt

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Celtic have signed the experienced winger Jonny Hayes from Aberdeen.

The Scottish champions have already confirmed the deal on their official website and the 29-year-old seemed delighted to have completed his transfer.

“I’m delighted,” Hayes told Celtic’s official website. “It’s been in the pipeline for a little while now but I’m pleased to finally get here.

Everton set to complete another signing; 16 goal star completes medical, announcement soon

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Everton manager Ronald Koeman is close to completing another signing this summer.

This time the Toffees are set to land the highly talented Malaga striker Sandro Ramirez.

The Spanish U21 international was linked with Everton last week and it seems that the Merseyside outfit have agreed on a deal for him.

Real Sociedad reveal interest in signing Manchester United winger

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La Liga side Real Sociedad have confirmed their interest in signing Manchester United’s out-of-favor winger Adnan Januzaj.

Januzaj made an impressive start to his professional career after making his first team debut under David Moyes in the 2013/14 campaign but the youngster has since failed to live up to his potential.

Tottenham and Manchester United heading to USA for pre-season friendlies

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The 2017/18 Premier League is set to start on 12 August, 2017, and clubs have been revealing their summer 2017 plans.

Find out where all Premier League clubs will be playing this summer, with Australia, the Far East, United States and Continental Europe all playing host to English teams with plenty of big matches against top European opposition to watch.

Available, 23, perfect for Tottenham: Pochettino can sign target in cut-price deal, club ready to negotiate

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Tottenham Hotspur have been heavily linked with a move for Ricardo Pereira as the club is believed to be considering replacing Kyle Walker.

Walker’s future seems to be away from north London, with Manchester City reportedly considering a big money move for him in this summer.

Spurs have been linked with a few full-backs in recent months, and Pereira is thought to be on their radar.

Sunderland confirm negotiations regarding takeover, Short ready to sell stake on one condition

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Championship outfit Sunderland have confirmed that they are in talks over the sale of the club.

The club owner Ellis Short is keen on selling his stake and Guardian are reporting that a German consortium has held talks with the Black Cats. Consortiums from China and the Middle East have previously shown interest in taking over the club.

Bilic wants former Barcelona attacker, bets suspended on player to join West Ham

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West Ham United are looking to sign an attacker this summer and the Hammers have identified Adama Traore as a target.

The Middlesbrough winger had a mixed season last year but West Ham are prepared to gamble on his talent with a £8m bid according to reports.

Slaven Bilic wants to introduce some pace in his attack and Traore’s blistering pace would be a welcome addition.

Everton plotting Arsenal raid, Gunners ready to sell highly talented player for this amount

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Everton have been linked with the Burnley defender Michael Keane for a while now.

Apparently, the Toffees are keen on signing the former Manchester United defender but if they fail to sign him, they will look to raid Arsenal for Calum Chambers.

The England defender was on loan at Middlesbrough last season and the Gunners want to send him out on loan once again next season.

34 goals in 31 games last season: Newcastle odds-on favourites to sign experienced poacher

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Newcastle United have been linked with quite a few strikers over the last few weeks and the latest name linked with a move to Tyneside is that of Bas Dost. The Sporting forward was a target for Newcastle United last summer and it seems that the player could be an option for the Magpies once again.

Abramovich could get rid of Chelsea fan favourite if this keeps happening, warns ESPN pundit

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Antonio Conte is apparently unhappy with Chelsea’s efforts in the transfer market if recent reports are to be believed.

Apparently, there is a backroom battle brewing at Stamford Bridge and the ESPN pundit Steve Nicol thinks that Conte needs to get in line or he could be out of a job soon.

Koeman's Everton could be the dark horses in the title race next season because of this

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Whisper it quietly; but Everton fans have plenty of reasons to be optimistic for the new season.

Led by the authoritative and talented Ronald Koeman, the Toffees have Europa League football to look forward to as they look to build on last seasons’ seventh place finish. Not only this, but they are also reaping the rewards of significant investment, with the club having already laid out more than £50 million on players.

Slaven Bilic makes transfer decision, this could be a massive transfer mistake from West Ham

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West Ham United have been linked with a few defenders over the last few weeks and the latest name was that of the Manchester United defender Chris Smalling.

The 27-year-old is expected to leave Old Trafford this summer after failing to impress Jose Mourinho last season. The Red Devils have already signed a partner of Eric Bailly.

Juventus’ Dani Alves alerts Premier League giants by revealing desire to play in England

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Juventus full back Dani Alves has put Premier League giants on alert after revealing that he is hopeful of playing in England before he ends his playing career.

The Brazilian full back has had a very impressive start to his career at Juventus since his controversial departure from Barcelona last summer.

Former Swiss banker pleads guilty in FIFA corruption case

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Former Swiss Banker Jorge Luis Arzuaga has admitted of paying millions of dollars in bribes to Fifa’s former senior executive Julio Grondona, chairman of football’s world governing body’s finance committee and president of the Argentinian football association, the Guardian report.

Following US investigation into Fifa-related corruption, Jorge Luis Arzuaga pleaded guilty to money laundering conspiracy charge on Thursday.

Chelsea striker close to exit as Lyon confirm advanced talks

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Chelsea striker Bertrand Traore could very well be on his way out of Stamford Bridge. West Ham United recently expressed interest in signing the 21 year-old. Now, Ligue 1 outfit Olympique Lyon have put their name in the hat as well. According to a report from French source L’Equipe, Traore is also interested on making this switch across the English channel.

Everton agree deal to sign playmaker; €27m star poses in club shirt, delivers message to the fans

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Everton have completed the signing of attacking midfielder Davy Klaassen from Ajax. The deal, worth €27 million, was announced by the Toffees late on Thursday. Earlier on in the same day, the club also unveiled goalkeeper Jordan Pickford from Sunderland.

Benitez wants to sign South American this summer, versatile star could be an asset for Newcastle

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Newcastle United are looking to add to their squad ahead of the new season and Rafael Benitez has identified the Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva as one of his targets.

The Brazilian midfielder signed for Liverpool back in 2007 when Benitez was in charge of the Reds. Lucas has been a key member of the Liverpool dressing room for years but the Brazilian is no longer a part of Klopp’s plans at Anfield.

Newcastle looking to sign Everton's La Liga target, 27-yr-old would be a quality addition

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Rafa Benitez is looking to strengthen his defensive options ahead of the new season and has identified Valencia defender Aymen Abdennour as one of his targets.

According to French outlet Foot Mercato, the Newcastle United manager wants to sign the Valencia centre back this summer.

Abdennour was very highly rated during his time at Monaco but the move to Valencia has not gone according to plan for the Tunisian international.

Manchester United legend keen on Southampton managerial post

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Manchester United legend and former winger Ryan Giggs is eager to take up the vacant managerial position at Southampton, according to the Daily Mail.

The Saints sacked Claude Puel on Thursday after a disappointing run of results towards the end of last season when they managed only one win in their final eight league matches and scored one goal in the last six games.

Reports: Cristiano Ronaldo tells Real Madrid he wants to quit Spain

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Four-time Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo has informed Real Madrid that he wants to quit Spain after facing accusations for evading £13 million in tax, A Bola have claimed (via the Sun).

Ronaldo played a starring role last season to help Real Madrid win their third Champions League trophy in four years and their first La Liga triumph since 2012.

Arsenal transfer news: Do Gunners need Juventus midfielder Mario Lemina?

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Arsenal are looking at the possibility of signing Mario Lemina from Juventus, according to Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio. The 21 year-old is a pretty highly-rated prospect, and Arsene Wenger could be interested in him while his market price has still not gone through the roof.

Mourinho's friend talks about potential £61.1m transfer, says Real fans still miss United manager

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Former Middlesbrough manager Aitor Karanka has heaped praise on Alvaro Morata and claims the Real Madrid striker can “fit anywhere” amid reports linking him with a move to Manchester United.

The Spain international striker re-joined the Champions League and the La Liga winners last summer from Juventus after Real exercised their right in re-signing the player.

Gianluigi Donnarumma rejects new contract, Real Madrid and Manchester United may be interested

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Gianluigi Donnarumma has informed AC Milan that he will not be extending his current contract with the Serie A side, leaving the door open for an imminent exit this summer.

Donnarumma’s agent Mino Raiola held talks with Milan officials today but both parties failed to reach an agreement to prolong the stopper’s stay at the San Siro.

Everton complete club record signing of Jordan Pickford from Sunderland

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Everton have announced the signing of highly rated English goalkeeper Jordan Pickford from Sunderland.

The 23-year-old has signed a five-year contract to join the Toffees in an initial £25 million transfer deal that could rise up to £30 million in add-ons.

Upon his arrival at the Goodison Park, Pickford said: “Last season was my first in the Premier League so to get this opportunity with Everton now, to be able to go forward with my career and show everyone what I can do with Everton is unbelievable.

Man City agree fee for central midfielder, 26-yr-old set to complete summer transfer

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Newly promoted side Huddersfield have agreed on a deal to sign the talented Manchester City midfielder Aaron Mooy this summer.

According to BBC, Huddersfield will pay a club record fee of £10m for the Australian midfielder.

Mooy was on loan at Huddersfield last season and the 26-year-old was instrumental in their quest for promotion.

Benfica’s Anderson Talisca hopeful of completing Manchester United move

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Benfica attacker Anderson Talisca has claimed that Jose Mourinho wants to sign him for Manchester United this summer.

The Red Devils have already completed the signing of Victor Lindelof from Benfica and could soon be raiding the Portuguese side for a second time with a move for their versatile star.

Liverpool could break transfer record for ex-Chelsea winger

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Liverpool are ready to go all out in their pursuit of Roma winger Mohamed Salah. According to The Telegraph, the Reds are willing to break the club transfer record to bring the Egyptian to Anfield. The current record stands at £35 million, paid for Andy Carroll back in 2011.

Liverpool had an initial bid of £28 million rejected by Roma earlier this month.

Southampton sack manager Claude Puel, who’s next?

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Southampton have announced that manager Claude Puel, who led the club to an eighth place finish in last season’s Premier League, has been sacked.

A statement on Southampton’s official website said: “Southampton can today confirm that it has terminated the contract of Claude Puel with immediate effect.

Celtic agree deal to sign midfielder; Star wanted to work with Brendan Rodgers, medical soon

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Celtic have agreed on a deal to sign the experienced Aberdeen winger Jonny Hayes.

The Scottish champions will shell out a fee of around £1.3million and Hayes will be their first summer signing.

The 29-year-old winger had an impressive season with Aberdeen last year and he ended up scoring 11 times.

Swansea line up Premier League return for ex-Tottenham striker

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Swansea City are hoping to finalize Premier League return for Istanbul Basaksehir striker Emmanuel Adebayor, according to the Mirror.

The Togolese International is keen on a return to the English top flight despite claiming that joining Crystal Palace last year was one of the worst decisions of his career.

Tottenham eyeing €75m-rated Arsenal target, star could make a massive difference for them

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James Rodriguez has been linked with a move away from Real Madrid for weeks now.

The Colombian midfielder is unhappy with his role under Zinedine Zidane and is eyeing a regular playing berth at a different club next season. With the World Cup coming up next summer, it is understandable why the former Monaco star is keen on playing regularly but that is not possible at Santiago Bernabeu.

Former Manchester City player coming back, Pep Guardiola’s presence key to return

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Brazilian midfielder Elano is looking to learn his trade as a coach by working with the world class Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola next season.

According to Yahoo Sport, the former Manchester City midfielder is heading back to Etihad for a coaching internship. The 36-year-old will work under Pep Guardiola until the end of the year.

Tottenham to replace Kyle Walker with £22M Porto defender?

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Tottenham Hotspur are bracing themselves for the exit of Kyle Walker. The full-back has been a target for Manchester City for a while, and it was reported earlier this month that he was one of the foremost names on Pep Guardiola’s priority list. The Citizens are going to spend £40 million to bring Walker to the blue half of Manchester.

Tottenham's bid for 16-goal forward accepted, pacy attacker a target for Liverpool as well

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Tottenham are looking to strengthen their squad for the next season and Londoners are thought to be looking at wingers.

Despite having a very good attack, Spurs were crying out for a natural winger last season. The likes of Alli, Son and Eriksen are much better centrally and therefore Pochettino’s men failed to break down deep defences due to the lack of width and pace.

Tottenham submit bid for former Liverpool target, €70m star would ideal for Pochettino's side

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Tottenham are looking to add more depth to their midfield for next season and have identified the Napoli star Piotr Zielinski as an ideal addition.

The Polish midfielder was heavily linked with Liverpool last summer but he ended up joining the Serie A giants. Zielinski caught Klopp’s eye during his loan spell at Empoli.

Spurs approach top class Man City target regarding summer transfer, player keen on move

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Tottenham right-back Kyle Walker has been linked with a move away from the club this summer and Pochettino is already looking for replacements.

The English right back is apparently a long-term target for Manchester City but Spurs have approached him regarding a transfer.

According to Le10Sport, Tottenham have identified the French international Djibril Sidibe as Walker’s replacement.

West Brom join race to sign ex-Chelsea captain John Terry

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The destination next season of former Chelsea captain John Terry is an interesting topic for discussion right now. It was reported yesterday that Championship side Aston Villa were looking to sign the Englishman.

According to Sky Sports, West Bromwich Albion have now signed the race to sign the centre-back.

Cristiano Ronaldo denies committing tax fraud 

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Cristiano Ronaldo has firmly denied hiding any income from the law or committing any tax fraud in Spain. This comes in the wake of prosecutors filing a lawsuit accusing him of defrauding tax authorities of 14.7 million euros ($16.5 million).

The prosecutor’s office apparently said that the Portugal and Real Madrid talisman had intentionally used a business structure created in 2010 to hide his image rights income in Spain between 2011 and 2014.

Available on free transfer, Celtic should consider bargain signing amid Aston Villa transfer link

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Burnley’s George Boyd is all set to leave Turf Moor this summer. The 31-year-old is out of contract, and has rejected a new one-year deal offered by the Premier League outfit.

According to reports from Birmingham Mail, Aston Villa, who have shown a keen interest in signing Boyd, are considering another approach for the winger.

Premier League 2017/18 fixtures announced: West Ham and Newcastle handed tough starts

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The Premier League fixtures for 2017-18 have been released and the defending Champions Chelsea will begin their title defence at home against Burnley.

The likes of Arsenal and Manchester United will also begin their season at home against West Ham United and Leicester City.

Manchester City will take on the newly promoted side Brighton in their first match.

West Ham plot £20m move for Arsenal striker Oliver Giroud

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West Ham United have opened talks to negotiate a potential £20 million transfer deal to sign Arsenal striker Oliver Giroud, according to the Goal.

Hammers boss Slaven Bilic is keen to bolster his attacking options after a disappointing campaign and are reportedly ready to offer £100,000-a-week contract to land the France International this summer.

Human Rights Watch says workers have exploited at Russia’s 2018 World Cup venues

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FIFA World Cups have a history of controversies and seemingly, the next one in 2018 is also not devoid of the same. There have been concerns regarding the St. Petersberg stadium, the most expensive stadium in the world, hooliganism and violence in stadiums and now, with the FIFA Confederation Cup just days away, Human Rights Watch (HRW) has now claimed that it has documented cases of the 2018 World Cup workers being left unpaid, made to work in dangerously cold conditions and suffering reprisals for raising concerns.

West Ham initiate contact with PL giants for 27-yr-old star, Hammers set to submit first bid

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Manchester United defender Chris Smalling has been linked with a move away from Old Trafford this summer.

The 27-year-old has not quite managed to impress Jose Mourinho during the 2016/17 season and the Portuguese boss plans to replace him with Victor Lindelof. The Benfica star is set to partner Eric Bailly at the heart of United’s defence next season.

Everton officials in Italy to discuss move for €18m attacker, club ready to sell Koeman's target

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Everton are looking to add to their attacking options this summer and Koeman is apparently interested in signing the AC Milan striker M’Baye Niang.

Niang was on loan at Watford last season and according to Calciomercato, he would be open to a Premier League return next season. The French striker scored 2 goals in 11 appearances for Watford last season.

Leicester City closing in on £17 million deal for highly talented Liverpool target

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Leicester City are moving to seal the deal for highly-rated defender Harry Maguire from Hull City, according to Sky Sports. The Foxes are reportedly willing to pay £17 million to secure the Englishman’s services. The move could be completed and announced by the coming weekend.

Maguire was one of the shining lights in the Hull team that got relegated last season.

Liverpool agree fee for versatile defender, 24-yr-old set to complete summer transfer

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Liverpool defender Andre Wisdom is all set to complete a transfer to Derby County this summer.

According to Liverpool Echo, the Reds have agreed on a deal with the Championship outfit which could be worth up to £4.5m.

Wisdom has spent most of his time as a Liverpool player away on loan.

Everton in advanced talks to sign 16-goal midfielder, £26m star keen on working with Koeman

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Everton are looking to seal the signing of Davy Klaassen from Ajax this summer.

Ronald Koeman is an admirer of the playmaker and the Toffees are keen on finalising the move by the end of this week.

According to Liverpool Echo, Everton are in advanced talks with Ajax regarding the Dutchman’s transfer and the Eredivisie outfit are holding out for a fee in the region of £26m.

Manchester United target signs new contract, release clause still in place

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Antoine Griezmann has penned down a new one-year contract extension at Atletico Madrid to keep him at the club until 2020.

The France International was heavily linked with a move to Manchester United, who were reportedly willing to trigger his £87 million release clause but Griezmann has instead opted to prolong his stay after Atletico Madrid failed in their attempt to overturn their transfer ban.

Everton set to go all out for Burnley defender Michael Keane

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Ronaldo Koeman has made highly-rate Burnley defender Michael Keane his number one target this summer, according to Sky Sports. The former Manchester United man has only one year left on his contract at Turf Moor, and is almost set to move to bigger club. There were reports last month that the Red Devils themselves were looking to bring Keane back to Old Trafford, but the deal never materialised.

4-3-3 v France: Southgate's strongest England possible lineup for today's game; Preview, Key Stats & Predicted Lineups

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France vs England Prediction, Betting Tips, Preview & Live Stream Info ahead of Tuesday’s international friendly.

France vs England
International Friendly 2016/17
13th June, 20:00 pm BST
Stade de France, Paris
Live Stream: Watch France vs England live on ITV 1

France Team News & Preview

France and England are set to face-off in an international friendly later today and the hosts will be looking to pick up a win over the three lions.

Chelsea legend John Terry considering shock move to Championship side

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Chelsea legend and former captain John Terry is considering a shock move to Championship side Aston Villa, according to the Sky Sports.

Terry ended his illustrious 22-year career at Stamford Bridge at the end of this season and is considering several offers after attracting interest from multiple English sides.

Ross Barkley nears exit as Everton close in on two midfield replacements

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Everton are on the verge of completing transfer deals for Ajax star Davy Klaassen and Swansea midfielder Gylfi Sigurdssson, leaving Ross Barkley’s future at the Goodison Park in major doubt.

Barkley turned down the offer to become Everton’s highest paid player in history, by ending talks of signing lucrative £100,000-a-week contract as he ponders a move away from the Merseyside club.

Everton agree deal to sign Arsenal target, Star could make a massive difference next season

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Everton have agreed on a £30m deal to sign the highly talented Sunderland keeper Jordan Pickford according to BBC.

The young English keeper had a fantastic season last year and was being linked with moves to Arsenal and Liverpool earlier this summer.

Pickford is a prodigious talent and is expected to become the England number one in near future.

Report shows that Tottenham duo are individually worth more than Messi and Ronaldo

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The CIES Football Observatory research team has developed a report on the most expensive footballers around the globe right now.

With the help of parameters such as transfer fees of other players, performance for club and country, international status, contract, age and position, they have prepared a list of the most valuable footballers.

Fan Reaction: Celtic's away shirt for the 2017/18 season has been unveiled

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New Balance Football have finally unveiled the Celtic away shirt for the 2017/18 season.

Inspired by that incredible night in Lisbon, we introduce the #inVIncibles’ new 2017/18 @NBFootball Away Kit. #CelticFC #LiveTheLegend pic.twitter.com/P8Wv6yVs5D

- Celtic Football Club (@celticfc) June 12, 2017

The new kit will be a part of the ‘Live the Legend’ campaign, celebrating the club’s 50th anniversary year.

West Ham looking to sign former Arsenal player; Bilic admires him, star very keen on move

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West Ham United are looking to add to their squad during the summer transfer window and Slaven Bilic wants to sign his former player Oguzhan Ozyakup.

According to Turkish outlet Fanatik, the Hammers want to sign the Besiktas midfielder. Ozyakup is a former Arsenal player and Bilic is a huge admirer of the 24-year-old.

West Ham interested in signing Manchester City outcast

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West Ham United are closely monitoring the situation of Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart, the Sky Sports report.

Soon after Pep Guardiola’s arrival at the Etihad stadium last summer, Hart was offloaded to Serie A side Torino on a season-long loan deal and the England No1 stopper appears poised to leave the Citizens this summer with several Premier League sides keen to sign him.

With World Cup hopes, China President Xi Jinping to meet FIFA boss Infantino

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China President Xi Jinping, who has a great affinity for football will meet FIFA chief Gianni Infantino in Beijing on Wednesday.

Xi Jinping has publicly acknowledged his love for football and desire to make China a football powerhouse for the future. He wants the country to host the World Cup, and amid concerns about Qatar being able to host the 2022 World Cup, Xi will meet FIFA President Gianni Infantino at the palatial Great Hall of the People

There has also been speculation regarding China’s bid to host the World Cup either in 2030 or 2034.

Torino President reveals price for Manchester United target Andrea Belotti

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Manchester United target Andrea Belotti has been on fire recently. After scoring 28 goals in all competitions last season for Torino, he scored one and assisted another last night in Italy’s 5-0 of Liechtenstein in their World Cup qualifier. At just 23, he has a long road ahead of him, one that looks laden with success.

Liverpool want to sign Dusan Tadic from Southampton

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Liverpool are looking to Southampton once again for their next signing. According to The Times, the Reds are interested in bringing midfielder Dusan Tadic to Anfield. The Serbian international has a release clause of £13 million in his contract, one that Liverpool are reportedly willing to meet.

Spurs odds-on favourites to land 14-goal winger, Pochettino's side overtake Arsenal in chase

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Monaco’s Thomas Lemar has been linked with a move away from France in the recent weeks.

The likes of Spurs and Arsenal were rumoured to be interested in the player. However, it seems that Mauricio Pochettino’s men are favourites to sign him according to the bookies.

Sky Bet are offering odds of 5/2 on Lemar joining Tottenham this summer.

West Ham Roundup: 25-goal attacker rejects Arsenal, flying into London to seal Hammers move

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Manchester United defender Chris Smalling is expected to leave the club this summer and the England international is a target for West Ham United.

Daily Star are reporting that Palace and Everton are interested in the player as well.

Smalling signed for Manchester United for a fee of £10m in 2010 when Sir Alex Ferguson was in charge of the Red Devils.

Everton transfer close, 16-goal attacker flying in to discuss personal terms tomorrow

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Everton are looking to add to their attack this summer and Ronald Koeman is closing in on the Malaga striker Sandro Ramirez.

The La Liga forward has been linked with Everton in the recent weeks and now Daily Mail are reporting that the attacker will fly to Liverpool tomorrow in order to discuss personal terms with the Toffees.

Newcastle odds-on favourites to sign attacker from PL giants, Benitez's connections could help

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Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi has been linked with a move away from the club this summer.

The highly talented Belgian has been a squad player for Conte and he should be aiming to play regular first team football next season in order to fulfil his potential.

A loan move could help him develop as a footballer and the likes of Newcastle have been linked with the player in the recent weeks.

FIFA president believes Qatar World Cup not under threat despite ongoing diplomatic crisis

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Doubts over Qatar hosting the 2022 FIFA World Cup increased exponentially after the country was surrounded with a diplomatic crisis.

Arab nations namely Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain cut ties with Qatar, accusing it of “destabilising the region with its support for Islamist groups”.

Pep Guardiola urges international community to support Catalonia’s proposed split from ‘authoritarian Spain’

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On Friday, the regional government of Catalonia announced that the controversial but long-awaited referendum for its independence from Spain would be held on October 1.

Catalan president, Carles Puigdemont, announced that voters would be posed the formal question: “Do you want Catalonia to be an independent country in the form of a republic?

Guardiola close to landing world class target, 30-goal rival star agrees to join Man City

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Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez has been linked with a move away from Emirates for a while now.

The Chilean has just 12 months left on his current contract and the Gunners have failed to agree a new deal with him.

According to latest reports, Sanchez is heading to Manchester City this summer.

West Ham looking to raid rival club, £17m target has scored 14 goals during the 2016/17 season

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West Ham United have been linked with several attackers over the last few weeks and the latest name in the rumour mill is that of Bertrand Traore.

Slaven Bilic is looking to add some pace and mobility to his forward line and the Chelsea striker is apparently a target for the Hammers.

According to Daily Mirror, West Ham want to sign Traore this summer.

Pochettino identifies top class star's replacement, Spurs will trigger 23-yr-old's release clause

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Tottenham right-back Kyle Walker has been linked with a move away from the club this summer and it seems that Mauricio Pochettino has found a replacement.

According to Portuguese outlet Sabado, the Londoners are looking to agree a deal for the highly talented Porto right back Ricardo Pereira.

4-2-3-1 v Scotland: Tottenham duo could be key to England's performance at Hampden Park; Stats & Predicted Lineups

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Scotland vs England Prediction, Betting Tips, Preview & Live Stream Info ahead of this weekend’s World Cup Qualifiers fixture.

Scotland vs England
World Cup 2018 Qualifiers
10th June, 17:00 pm BST
Hampden Park, Scotland
Live Stream: Watch Scotland vs England live on Sky Sports 1

Scotland Team News & Preview

Scotland face England in the World Cup qualifiers this Saturday and the home team are in desperate need of a win.

Chelsea close to agreeing a deal for top class star, transfer could be announced next week

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Monaco midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko is on his way to Chelsea this summer.

The Premier League champions have been linked with the Frenchman for a while now and it seems that they are finally closing in on an agreement for the midfielder. According to L’Equipe, Chelsea are not very far from agreeing a £35m deal for the box-to-box midfielder and Bakayoko could be announced as a Chelsea player next week.

Man Utd agree mega money deal; Star set to arrive in England on Monday, will sign 5-yr-contract

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Manchester United have been linked with the Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata for a while now. It seems that the Red Devils are now close to finalising the transfer.

According to Onda Cero, Jose Mourinho’s side have agreed a €73m fee for the Spanish international and Morata is set to travel to England on Monday in order to complete the formalities.

Chelsea Roundup: Antonio Conte could lose these 3 players from the same position this summer

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Diego Costa’s proposed move to AC Milan has been cast into doubt over wage demands. The Spaniard is reportedly asking for over £200,000 per week, the amount he currently earns at Chelsea. According to a report in The Telegraph though, Milan are not willing to meet that demand.

Costa’s future almost seems certain to be away from Stamford Bridge.

Official: Manchester United release striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic

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Manchester United have released Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic despite a remarkable debut campaign in English football, the Premier League has confirmed.

The 35-year-old joined the Old Trafford outfit on a free transfer last summer before playing a starring role for Jose Mourinho’s men, scoring 28 goals from 41 appearances to help the club win the Community Shield, the EFL Cup and the Europa League.

PSG look to hijack deal for €70M Manchester United target

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The future of James Rodriguez almost looks set to be away from the Santiago Bernabeu next season. The Real Madrid midfielder has been tracked by both Chelsea and Manchester United, but now a new poacher has entered the fray.

According to Le 10 Sport, Paris Saint-Germain are considering to make a move to sign the Colombian midfielder.

Top class star set for Man Utd move, attacker has informed friends; Personal terms agreed as well

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Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata has agreed to join Manchester United this summer.

The Spanish international is unhappy with his limited role under Zinedine Zidane and is looking to join the Red Devils in search of regular first team football.

According to Telegraph, Morata has agreed to personal terms with the Old Trafford outfit and has informed his friends that he expects to play for Jose Mourinho next season.

Tottenham interested in Brazilian star, club willing to sell, value him at £30m

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Tottenham Hotspur are interested in a summer move for Bayern Munich winger Douglas Costa and the Bundesliga champions are willing to sell the South American speedster for around £30 million, according to The Independent.

Spurs had an excellent 2016-17 campaign, finishing second in the Premier League and enthralling with some sublime attacking play.

West Ham want £13m striking sensation, Hammers to also sanction shock sale

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West Ham United have entered the race to sign highly-rated Montpellier striker Steve Mounie according to The Mirror, while ClaretandHugh claim the Hammers are willing to offload Robert Snodgrass.

Slaven Bilic’s men had an underwhelming first season at the London Stadium in 2016-17 and are expected to be busy in the transfer market this summer.

Newcastle blow as agent of major target confirms Spanish move

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Newcastle United look to have missed out on signing Sporting Lisbon defender Ruben Semedo, with the star’s agent confirming that he has agreed a deal to join an un-named Spanish club.

The Magpies are back in the Premier League after a year in English football’s second tier, with Rafa Benitez set to be handed a bumper summer warchest to revamp his squad.

Virgil van Dijk’s Liverpool move under threat as Southampton register complaint

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Virgil van Dijk’s potential move to Liverpool from Southampton has faced its first roadblock as the Saints have reported to the Premier League the Reds’ alleged illegal approach for the Dutch defender.

Van Dijk, 25, has set his heart on a move to Liverpool amid interest from Chelsea and Manchester City, but this could become a long drawn-out transfer saga judging by Southampton’s evasive measures.

Everton striker Romelu Lukaku ‘reaches agreement with new club’

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Everton star striker Romelu Lukaku has claimed that he has reached an agreement over his transfer with a new club before bullishly ruling out stay at Goodison Park.

Lukaku scored 25 Premier League goals last season and has reportedly attracted interest from a host of big European clubs including Bayern Munich, Manchester United and his former club Chelsea.

Rangers sign Portuguese defender Fabio Cardoso from Setubal

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Rangers have announced the signing of Portuguese defender Fabio Cardoso from Vitoria Setubal for an undisclosed transfer fee.

The 23-year-old has signed a three-year contract to join the Gers and has become Rangers’ fourth summer signing as manager Pedro Caixinha continues to rebuilt his squad for the upcoming campaign.

Radrizzani reveals Leeds manager interviews, agent rules out big name

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Leeds United owner Andrea Radrizzani has taken to Twitter to state that interviews with managerial candidates will take place this week, while Claudio Ranieri’s agent has ruled the Italian out of the Elland Road running.

The Championship side are looking for a new head coach after Garry Monk sensationally walked out on the club last month after not being able to agree terms on a contract extension.

West Ham ‘in pole position’ to beat Arsenal to striker signing

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West Ham United are leading the chase to sign in-demand AS Eupen striker Henry Onyekuru this summer and will meet with the attacker next Monday, according to Sky Sports.

The Hammers are in the market for a new centre forward after loan additions Simone Zaza and Jonathan Calleri spectacularly failed at the London Stadium last season.

Tottenham’s Kyle Walker responds to Manchester City transfer talk

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Tottenham right back Kyle Walker is unwilling to offer any indication over his future amid reports linking him with an imminent move to Premier League fellow rivals Manchester City.

The England International is reportedly close to joining the Citizens in a £40 million transfer deal that will see him double his wages but Walker is remaining coy over his uncertain future.

Toby Alderweireld clarifies Tottenham contract situation, Spurs must act

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Tottenham Hotspur defender Toby Alderweireld has stated that he is still waiting on a new contract offer from the Premier League club but envisages himself playing for Spurs next season.

The Belgium international is one of the best centre-halves in the English game and a critical man in Mauricio Pochettino’s impressive side.

Tottenham looking to sign World cup winner, 23 year old open to summer move

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Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino is looking to sign Matthias Ginter this summer according to Independent.

The Londoners are expected to lose Kyle Walker and the likes of Alderweireld have been linked with moves away from the club as well.

Ginter is set to hold talks with the new Dortmund manager Peter Bosz regarding his plans for next season.

Man Utd's bid for 20-goal star confirmed, Attacker open to summer transfer

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Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata has been linked with a move away from Santiago Bernabeu for a while now.

The Spaniard has been a squad player under Zidane and he is looking for more game time next season.

The likes of Chelsea and Manchester United have been linked with the player and Sky Sports are reporting that the Red Devils have submitted a €60m bid for Alvaro Morata.

Diego Costa set for Chelsea exit after Conte tells him he’s not wanted

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Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has told Diego Costa that the striker is not a part of his plans next season. The latter revealed in an interview yesterday that the Blues boss conveyed the message to his via text. The Telegraph relayed Costa’s comments, made after Spain’s 2-2 draw with Colombia on Wednesday.

Chelsea confident of signing star for £80m, Man Utd ready to pay him £50k per week more

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Everton forward Romelu Lukaku has been linked with a move away from Goodison Park for a while now.

The Belgian striker has been sensational since leaving the Blues on loan and then permanently.

Antonio Conte wants to bring Lukaku back to Stamford bridge this summer and Lukaku is keen on a return as well.

Real Madrid star overtakes Barcelona trio in the world's highest paid athletes list

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Cristiano Ronaldo has been ranked as the world’s highest paid athlete by Forbes.

The Real Madrid star is undoubtedly one of the most popular sportsperson of his generation and it is hardly a surprise that the Portuguese is sitting on top of this list with an annual earning of around $93m.

Chelsea board shocked with this revelation from star, will affect Conte's summer transfer plans

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Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has informed Diego Costa that the Spanish international is no longer a part of his plans for next season.

Costa has revealed to the media that Conte sent him a text confirming the news earlier this week.

Man Utd agree personal terms with highly talented star, player will undergo his medical soon

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Benfica defender Victor Lindelof has been linked with a move to Manchester United for a while now.

The Swedish international was expected to join the Old Trafford outfit last season but the move never materialised. It seems that the Red Devils are finally close to signing the highly talented centre-back now.

Newcastle set to trigger La Liga target's release clause; Player tempted by huge wage offer

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Newcastle United are closing in on a deal for the Eibar defender Florian Lejeune.

According to El Diario Vasco, the Magpies are very interested in the La Liga centre back and have decided to pay his release clause. Lejeune has a release clause of €10 million.

The Spanish outlet have quoted Eibar’s sporting director Fran Garagarza, who claims that Newcastle have made serious advances to sign their defender.

Crazy! Club set to offer €200M for “world’s best player”

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The world of football has been spiralling out of control in the last few years, with insane amounts being spent on players. Manchester United’s purchase of Paul Pogba last summer for £89 million set a new record. The way things are going now though, it won’t be long before that amount is surpassed.

Arsenal superstar edges closer to £40M exit to Germany

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Arsenal transfer news:

Bayern Munich have emerged as favourites to sign Arsenal striker Alexis Sanchez, according to The Telegraph. The Bundesliga giants are willing to splash £40 million to secure his services, along with offering wages worth £280,000 per week.

Everton’s Gerard Deulofeu discusses potential return to Barcelona

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Everton winger Gerard Deulofeu has refused to get distracted from his international duty amid reports linking him with a potential return back to Barcelona.

The 23-year-old fell out of favor under Ronald Koeman last season and was soon offloaded to AC Milan in January until the end of the campaign.

Chelsea’s Eden Hazard says he will consider move to Real Madrid

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Chelsea star attacker Eden Hazard has cast doubt over his future by claiming that he would consider a switch to Real Madrid this summer.

Hazard has three more years left on his current £200,000-a-week contract at Stamford Bridge but the 26-year-old has refused to rule out a move to Real Madrid, who became the first ever team in history to defend the Champions League trophy following an incredible 4-1 win over Juventus on Saturday in Cardiff.

Manchester City closing in on Tottenham’s Kyle Walker in £40m transfer deal

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Manchester City are growing increasingly confident of signing Tottenham full back Kyle Walker in a reported £40 million transfer deal, according to the Daily Star.

Since his £9 million move from Sheffield United in 2009, Walker has established himself as first choice right back for club and country but the 27-year-old has been linked with a move away from North London after falling down the pecking order at Spurs towards the end of the season.

Celtic fans one step closer to dream: Bhoys open attacker talks, £5m offer made

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Celtic have opened transfer talks with Manchester City in an attempt to sign Patrick Roberts on a permanent deal this summer, The Mirror claim.

The Bhoys are in the market for real quality this summer as Brendan Rodgers’ Invincibles look to make a last impression on the Champions League next season.

Tottenham target speaks out about rumours – ‘It’s nice to be talked about in a positive way’

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Reported Tottenham Hotspur target Adam Smith has admitted that it is flattering to be linked with the North London club but for the time being is focussing on Bournemouth.

The 26-year-old right-back has become a mainstay in an impressive Cherries team, with the forward-thinking defender proving he can be a dangerous outlet for the Vitality Stadium outfit in the Premier League.

Everton and Swansea ready to battle for South American, Welsh side make contact

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Everton and Swansea City are among a host of Premier League clubs looking at PSV Eindhoven right-back Santiago Arias this summer, according to The Daily Star.

The Colombia international has won two Eredivisie titles in his time in Holland, with the 25-year-old’s enterprising front-foot play catching the attention of plenty of suitors.

Everton want England international to replace imminent departure Romelu Lukaku

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The market is hot for strikers which could soon see Romelu Lukaku join Chelsea or Manchester United.

United are in fact, willing to offer Everton the chance to re-sign Wayne Rooney as part of the deal to land Lukaku who is believed to prefer joining his former club, Chelsea.

Either way, Everton are losing a striker and are thought to be interested in bringing in 30-year-old Jamie Vardy to lead the line.

Manchester United target Antoine Griezmann confirms Atletico Madrid stay

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Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann has confirmed his decision of extending his stay at the Los Rojiblancos beyond this summer.

Manchester United were widely expected to trigger Griezmann’s £86 million release clause but the France International has now decided to stay at Atletico Madrid in the wake of Spanish giants’ failure to overturn their transfer ban that will now prevent them from signing any player until January.

Tottenham eye French full-back as possible Kyle Walker replacement

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Tottenham Hotspur are one of a number of English teams interested in Monaco right-back Djibril Sidibe this summer, according to The Daily Star.

The North London side had an excellent 2016-17 campaign, finishing second in the Premier League and qualifying for the Champions League again in the process.

Everton boss Koeman eyes audacious £15m move for West Ham star

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Everton are among a number of prominent European clubs tracking West Ham United midfielder Pedro Obiang this summer, according to The Mirror.

The Toffees secured Europa League football for next season with a seventh-placed Premier League finish in 2016-17 and Ronald Koeman is set to splash the cash over the next few months.

AC Milan open transfer talks to sign Celtic’s Moussa Dembele

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AC have opened talks to discuss a potential transfer deal to sign Celtic’s star striker Moussa Dembele, according to Sky Sports.

Dembele joined the Hoops from Fulham last summer for merely £500,000 and went on to score 32 goals in his debut campaign in Scottish football.

The French striker, who was instrumental to help Brendan Rodgers’ side remain unbeaten in completing a domestic treble this season, soon became a fan favorite at Celtic after netting an impressive hat trick in his first game against arch rivals Rangers.

Tottenham striker Vincent Janssen ‘keeping all options open’ ahead of potential departure

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Tottenham striker Vincent Janssen has revealed that he is ‘keeping all options open’ with a move away from North London likely to be on the cards this summer.

Since his £20 million switch from AZ Alkmaar last summer, Janssen has struggled to make his mark in the Premier League, scoring just two goals from open play in 38 appearances in all competitions.

Real Madrid make Champions League history as Ronaldo and co too good for Juventus

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Real Madrid became the first team to retain the Champions League in the modern era on Saturday night, beating Juventus 4-1 in Cardiff to complete a momentous double in 2016-17.

The Spanish side’s supreme second-half performance in the final assured victory, with a Cristiano Ronaldo brace and goals from Casemiro and Marcos Asensio confirming the Spaniards as the champions of Europe.

Reports: Napoli goalkeeper Pepe Reina turns down move to Newcastle United

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Napoli goalkeeper Pepe Reina has rejected the opportunity of a potential return to the Premier League with Newcastle United, according to the Express.

Despite securing Champions League football for next season after finishing third in the Serie A standings, Reina is thought to be unhappy with his life at Naples and is widely expected to leave the Italian side this summer.

Shaqiri believes Stoke can do a Leicester and win the Premier League

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It’s nice to see ambition from lower quarters of the Premier League.

Stoke City’s talismanic attacker Xherdan Shaqiri, once a rumoured Liverpool target, wants to win the Premier League and get to the Champions League with the Potters

“I’m trying to get the club to the top as a leader.

Celtic in pole position to sign attacker, while Italian star also linked

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Celtic are closing in on a deal for Aberdeen attacker Jonny Hayes and Sunderland’s Fabio Borini remains a target for Brendan Rodgers, according to Chronicle Live.

The Bhoys went through the 2016-17 campaign unbeaten domestically, recording a momentous treble in the process.

Rüdiger asks FIFA, who disbanded its anti-racism task force, to act on Serie A racism

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Roma defender Antonio Rüdiger has asked Fifa to act on racism, after another season of several such despicable incidents in Serie A.

Rüdiger was racially abused by Lazio fans during an Italian Cup game in March. During the last season, Juventus defender Mehdi Benatia was even called a “shitty Moroccan” live on television.

Rangers close to third summer signing while Scottish star will cost £1.5m

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Glasgow Rangers continue their summer recruitment under Pedro Caixinha, with the Ibrox club pushing ahead with attempted deals for midfielders Carlos Pena and Graham Dorrans, according to the British press.

The Daily Record suggest that the Mexico international is all-but guaranteed to move to the Scottish side, with the 27-year-old agreeing terms with the club.

Arsenal odds on favourites to sign £50m attacker, star would help Wenger challenge for title

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Leicester City winger Riyad Mahrez recently revealed his desire to leave the Foxes this summer.

The Algerian winger is looking win some trophies and play at the highest level. As per the latest report from Leicester Mercury, Arsenal are odds-on favourites to sign the 26 year old.

As per the bookies, Arsenal are leading the chase for Mahrez this summer and have been priced at 11/8 with Betfred and 6/4 with Paddy Power.

Club open to selling Mourinho target; Star interested in Man Utd move, informs colleagues

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Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale has been linked with a move away from Bernabeu once again.

Apparently, Los Blancos are willing to sell the Welshman and replace him with Kylian Mbappe or Eden Hazard.

The Spanish giants have played much better with Isco in the side this season and the Real Madrid hierarchy are considering a sale now.

Liverpool agree personal terms for 15-goal star, agent was in England for talks this week

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Liverpool are looking to sign the Roma winger Mohamed Salah this summer and it seems that talks are progressing well for now.

According to The Times, Liverpool have now agreed personal terms with the former Chelsea player and Salah will earn around £90,000-a-week at Anfield next season.

Roma have rejected Liverpool’s initial offer for their star player but the Italian giants are willing to negotiate.

Hazard reveals how long he will stay at Chelsea, Real Madrid plotting world record move

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Chelsea winger Eden Hazard has been linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge at times over the last few months but the Belgian has confirmed his desire to stay.

Apparently, the likes of Real Madrid are interested in the Chelsea star but the winger revealed that he feels good at Stamford Bridge and is looking to stay for a couple of years.

Dani Alves vows to keep his Champions League promise to Gianluigi Buffon

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Juventus full back Dani Alves has vowed to keep his Champions League promise to veteran goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon ahead of the mega finale against Real Madrid on Saturday night.

Since his controversial exit from Barcelona last summer, Alves has been an integral part of Allegri’s side this season who are now on the verge of a historic treble.

Everton favourites to sign Sandro Ramirez from Malaga

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Everton have moved into pole position to sign Malaga forward Sandro Ramirez in a transfer deal that could cost around £5 million.

Atletico Madrid had been favourites to sign the 21-year-old attacker but the Los Rojiblancos have failed with their attempts to overturn their transfer ban that will now prevent them from signing any player this summer.

West Ham linked with exciting winger, Newcastle also accredited with interest

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West Ham United and Newcastle United are ready to battle it out over Hull City winger Kamil Grosicki this summer, according to The Mirror.

Slaven Bilic’s men are expected to sign quite a few new faces over coming months and the Hammers have moved quickly to add experienced right-back Pablo Zabaleta to their squad already.

Liverpool Roundup: Klopp personally contacts 19-goal target; Deal agreed for 20-yr-old

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Liverpool are looking to sign the Roma winger Mohamed Salah this summer if recent reports are to be believed.

The 24 year old has been sensational since his return to Serie A and Klopp wants the Egyptian to add more quality and depth to Liverpool’s attack.

As per the latest reports, Jurgen Klopp has been in touch with the player and has made him feel very important during their conversations.

Man Utd agree £45.5m fee for top class midfielder, deal will be finalised next week

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Manchester United have been linked with the Croatian winger Ivan Perisic over the last few weeks and it seems that a deal is close.

According to Italian outlet Calciomercato, Inter Milan have agreed a fee with the Premier League giants and the player is set for a move to Old Trafford.

Initially, the Serie A side rejected a €30M bid from Manchester United.

Man Utd closing in on £35m Real Madrid target, star will be Mourinho's first summer signing

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Manchester United are close to signing the Benfica centre back Victor Lindelof this summer.

The Swedish international was linked with a move to Old Trafford earlier this year as well and according to latest reports, he will be Mourinho’s first summer signing.

According to Daily Mail, the player is close to joining the Red Devils.

Newcastle agree deal for 26-goal forward, Benitez's connections helped seal the deal

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Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham is set to join Newcastle United on loan this summer.

The highly talented forward had a sensational season with Brighton last year and Rafael Benitez has used his connections at Chelsea to secure the deal.

As per Daily Mail, Benitez worked closely with Emenalo during his time at Stamford Bridge and that has helped him convince the Blues to sanction a loan deal.

Liverpool Roundup: Reds ready to pay £28m for top class star; Deal agreed with centre back

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Liverpool have agreed a professional contract with the highly talented Finland defender Patrik Raitanen.

Raitanen will join with the Liverpool U18s squad and will continue his footballing development under the tutelage of former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard.

As per latest reports, the defender has signed a four year deal with the Reds.

Everton Roundup: Toffees preparing €20m offer for Croatian; Koeman close to signing 27-yr-old

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Everton manager Ronald Koeman is looking to sign a keeper this summer and the Merseyside outfit are expected to make a move for the Gent star Lovre Kalinic.

According to the Croatian media, the Toffees are preparing a €20m offer for Lovre Kalinic.

The 27 year old joined Gent earlier this year and it will be interesting to see whether the Belgian outfit sanction a sale for him just yet.

Man City seal another big money signing; Medical complete, star says he is very happy

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Premier League giants Manchester City have agreed a deal to sign the Benfica keeper Ederson.

Pep Guardiola signed Claudio Bravo last summer but the former Barcelona keeper failed to live up to the expectations. City struggled without a top class keeper this season and have decided to address the issue right away.

2017 FIFA Confederations Cup Preview

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The 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup kicks off in just over two weeks and Russia will be hosting the tournament this time.

Sochi, St. Petersburg, Kazan and Moscow will be the host cities and the tournament will comprise of eight teams from across the world. The teams will be divided into two different groups.

Chelsea closing in on £42m star, move could help Mourinho sign long term target

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Chelsea are closing in on a deal for the highly talented Monaco midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko.

Antonio Conte wants to add to his title winning squad so that the Blues can challenge on all fronts next season.

Bakayoko has had a fantastic season with Monaco and the 22-year-old has attracted the interest of Antonio Conte.

Chelsea star wants to play for Jose Mourinho next season, move close to being agreed

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Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic could be heading to Manchester United this summer.

The Serbian has been linked with a move to Old Trafford for a while now. Apparently, Jose Mourinho is keen on a reunion as well.

According to Manchester Evening News, Matic wants to join up with Mourinho and the deal will be dependent on both clubs agreeing a fee.