MESSI AGREES NEW BARCA DEAL
Lionel Messi has agreed a new contract at Barcelona that will see him remain at Camp Nou until 2021, according to Cadena SER.
The fresh terms also includes the option of a further year being added onto his deal as well as a release clause of €400 million.
UNITED INCREASE MORATA OFFER
Manchester United have increased their offer to sign Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata to £60 million, according to The Guardian.
The Red Devils saw an initial bid of £52m rebuffed by the Spanish champions but remain hopeful of signing the former Juventus forward.
CHELSEA OFFER MATIC TO JUVE
Chelsea have offered Nemanja Matic to Juventus in a bid to get Leonardo Bonucci to Stamford Bridge, according to The Sun.
Antonio Conte is keen to reunite with the Italy international, and has made an opening offer of £48 million plus Matic for the centre-back.
SPURS WANT £60M FOR WALKER
Tottenham have increased their asking price for defender Kyle Walker to £60 million, according to the Daily Mirror.
Manchester City are keen to sign the England international, but the White Hart Lane outfit feel offers have been too low given the fees being paid for other players.
LIVERPOOL’S DE VRIJ BID REJECTED
Liverpool have seen a bid of €20 million for defender Stefan de Vrij rejected by Lazio, according to Football Italia.
With Inter and Chelsea both chasing the Dutch international, the offer from the Reds has been deemed very low by the Italian side, with the club hoping to land €35m for the 25-year-old.
ARSENAL AGREES OSPINA DEAL
Fenerbahce have reached an agreement with Arsenal for goalkeeper David Ospina, according to Fanatik.
The Colombian goalkeeper will be sold for £3 million and will fly to Turkey to complete a medical sometime in the next two weeks to before signing a four-year deal.
LIVERPOOL IN TALKS WITH GELSON MARTINS
With Liverpool’s deal for Mohamed Salah falling through, the Reds have turned to Sporting Lisbon winger Gelson Martins, says Sky Sports.
Martins has a £46.5 million release clause, but Sporting would reportedly be willing to let the 22-year-old walk for around £40m in the right situation.
LEVERKUSEN WANT MATHIEU
Jeremy Mathieu could be on his way out of Barcelona, with Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen interested in signing the defender according to Marca.
The move is just part of what is expected to be a busy summer for Barca, with the club having missed out on La Liga and the Champions League this season.
MADRID WON’T BID FOR DE GEA
Real Madrid have decided against making an offer for Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea this summer, according to Marca.
United’s reported €75 million (£65.1m) asking price for De Gea has put Real off making a bid and they will instead keep faith with Keylor Navas, as well as monitoring the situation of Gianluigi Donnarumma at AC Milan.
MADRID REJECT MAN UTD’S MORATA BID
Manchester United’s approach for Alvaro Morata has been rejected by Real Madrid, according to Sky Sports.
The forward was subject to a bid worth £52.4 million (€60m) by the Red Devils, but that has fallen short of the European champion’s asking price of £78m.
MADRID BRACED FOR €180M RONALDO BID
Real Madrid will receive a bid for Cristiano Ronaldo worth €180 million, A Bola reports.
Several clubs have been linked with the Ballon d’Or winner, with Manchester United, Paris Saint-Germain and Monaco among the sides battling for the star. There is also interest from China.
LIVERPOOL SALAH BID STALLS
Liverpool’s bid for Roma winger Mohamed Salah has hit a hiccup and as such they are studying other possibilities, Sky Sports reports.
Jurgen Klopp is looking at Sporting CP winger Gelson Martins, who has been valued at £40 million. In both cases, talks are ongoing.
MBAPPE SET FOR MONACO STAY
Monaco are set to tie down 18-year-old striker Kylian Mbappe to a new contract, Le Parisien reports.
When the France international returns from Sweden, where he is currently with the national team, everything will be completed.
The news will come as a blow to a number of clubs who had been eager to sign him, with Arsenal and Real Madrid among those hottest on the attacker’s tail.
LIVERPOOL READY £52M JAMES BID
Liverpool are ready to pay Real Madrid’s £52 million asking price for James Rodriguez, according to Don Balon.
The midfielder has fallen down the pecking order at Madrid and is reportedly ready to leave after becoming frustrated with his situation at the Bernabeu.
Manchester United have long been linked with signing the Colombia international but it is now being reported that Jurgen Klopp’s side are looking to nip in and steal a march on their rivals.
WENGER HOLDS LACAZETTE TALKS
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has held talks with Lyon over a move for striker Alexandre Lacazette, according to The Sun.
The veteran coach was in France this week with chief executive Ivan Gazidis to meet Lyon president Jean-Michael Aulas, hoping to agree a fee for the France international.
And the Gunners are hopeful a contract worth £200,000 per week will tempt Lacazette to move to north London.
SOUTHAMPTON TARGET TUCHEL
Southampton are set to sack manager Claude Puel and target former Borussia Dortmund boss Thomas Tuchel as his replacement, according to The Sun.
Puel will be relieved of his duties this week after one season in charge, and the Saints are hopeful they can persuade Tuchel to move to the St. Mary’s Stadium.
BOURNEMOUTH HOLD TERRY TALKS
Bournemouth have moved closer to signing Chelsea defender John Terry after talks with manager Eddie Howe, according to The Sun.
The Cherries have held off interest from West Brom to sign the former England captain, with Terry set to earn £100,000 per week.
UTD & CHELSEA EYE DYBALA
Manchester United and Chelsea are both showing an interest in signing Juventus forward Paulo Dybala, according to Mundo Deportivo.
United are set to miss out on signing Antoine Griezmann following Atletico Madrid’s failure to appeal their transfer ban, and see Dybala as a potential alternative.
Chelsea, meanwhile, remain concerned they could lose Eden Hazard to Real Madrid despite his recent ankle injury and could require a replacement.
MAN UTD MAKE £113M MBAPPE BID
Manchester United have launched a £113 million bid for Monaco sensation Kylian Mbappe, according to The Daily Mail.
The report claims that both Manchester City and Real Madrid are both also in the race to sign the 18-year-old forward, although he is apparently set to snub a move away and stay in France.
BAYERN WANT LUKAKU
Bayern Munich are showing an interest in Manchester United and Chelsea target Romelu Lukaku, Manchester Evening News says.
The Belgium international is expected to leave Everton this summer after rejecting a new contract, with the Premier League giants his biggest suitors.
However, Carlo Ancelotti is said to be a big fan of Lukaku and Bayern could make a move.