Monaco starlet Kylian Mbappe is intent on joining Real Madrid despite interest from Manchester City, according to Marca.
The 18-year-old has been linked with a move to Man City with Pep Guardiola ready to put Mbappe straight into the first team. However, the France international is keen on a switch to Madrid and will reject City’s advances.
GRIEZMANN TELLS ATLETI HE WANTS OUT
Antoine Griezmann has told the Atletico Madrid hierarchy that he wants to leave the club, Deportes COPE reports.
Manchester United have been strongly linked with the France international forward, with the 26-year-old apparently now set to join Jose Mourinho’s side.
MOU’S SECRET MORATA TALKS
Jose Mourinho has been in personal contact with Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata, Spanish outlet OkDiario reports.
It has been suggested that Milan are current favourites to sign the 24-year-old with a €60m bid, but Mourinho has allegedly told the Spain international that he can ensure he becomes ‘the best number 9 in the world’ at Manchester United.
CASILLAS OFFERED TO PSG
Current Porto keeper and former Real Madrid captain Iker Casillas has been offered to Paris Saint-Germain, l’Equipe reports.
Soon-to-be PSG sporting director Antero Henrique was involved in the 26-year-old’s transfer from Madrid to Portual in 2015 and will liaise with the Ligue 1 club in the coming weeks over whether they would like to sign him.
LIVERPOOL MAKE CLICHY OFFER
Liverpool have offered Gael Clichy a two-year deal ahead of the expiry of his Manchester City deal, according to the Sun .
The left-back will not be given new terms by Pep Guardiola and could fill a position that was occupied by midfielder James Milner at Anfield last season, but Paris Saint-Germain may make a rival offer.
CONTE WANTS PSG KEEPER
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte wants Paris Saint-Germain’s Alphonse Areola as Thibaut Courtois’ backup at Stamford Bridge, The Sun reports.
With Asmir Begovic having sealed a move to Bournemouth, the Italian boss sees Areola as a perfect fit as Courtois’ understudy.
MILAN IN €60M MORATA BID
AC Milan will offer €60 million to Real Madrid for striker Alvaro Morata, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport .
The Spanish striker has apparently already agreed to join the Serie A club on an €8m-a-season contract, and Milan will now put the sizeable transfer bid to Real Madrid after the Champions League final.
LINDELOF TO COST MAN UTD £52M
Manchester United have been told they will need to splash €60 million (£52m) to sign Benfica defender Victor Lindelof, according to A Bola .
Jose Mourinho’s men were believed to be close to signing the Swedish defender in the January transfer market but opted to wait until the summer to pursue the deal.
However, Benfica are insisting that United activate his contract clause if they want to sign him ahead of 2017-18, which could lead to a protracted transfer saga should they be unwilling to spend so much.
WENGER WARNED OVER TRANSFERS
Arsene Wenger will be warned to stop “dithering” over transfers by Arsenal’s board today ahead of expected confirmation of his contract extension at the club, according to the Daily Mail .
Missing out on Gonzalo Higuain in 2013 will be highlighted as an example when the Arsenal manager failed to act decisively on transfers.
Malaga pair Sandro Ramirez and Pablo Fornals are reportedly two of the Gunners’ targets this summer, plus Wenger must deal with Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez having just 12 months left on their lucrative contracts.
WOLFSBURG TO SIGN US STAR BROOKS
Wolfsburg are set to complete their first transfer of the summer window by signing Hertha Berlin and USA defender John Brooks, according to Bild.
The German club survived relegation from the top flight by winning this weekend’s play off against Eintracht Braunschweig and are looking to rebuild their squad in the hopes of a much-improved 2017-18.
Buying Brooks for £17m would break the current record transfer for a USA player, with Jozy Altidore’s £13m move to Sunderland currently the highest paid.
CITY FACE BATTLE FOR MENDY
Manchester City face stiff competition from a number of their Premier League rivals in their bid to sign Monaco defender Benjamin Mendy, according to L’Equipe .
Chelsea and Liverpool have both accelerated their interest in recent days while Manchester United are also monitoring developments.
Full-back Mendy is keen to move to England this summer, though Barcelona are also keen on the 22-year-old.
MAN UTD MONITORING BALE
Manchester United are keeping an eye on Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale, Mundo Deportivo reports .
Should the 27-year-old not start the Champions League final on Saturday, the Red Devils hope that will be an indication that Bale will be for sale this summer.
HODGSON WANTS PALACE JOB
Former England manager Roy Hodgson hopes to succeed Sam Allardyce at Crystal Palace, according to The Sun .
The ex-Liverpool boss has been out of management since stepping down following the Three Lions’ last-16 exit at Euro 2016.
ARSENAL PUSH FOR ALEXIS & OZIL
Arsenal will make a final push to keep Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil, The Mirror reports .
The Gunners hope the FA Cup triumph and improved salaries will convince the star duo to say, with the club prepared to offer them wages totalling more than £30 million combined.
MAN UTD LEAD ROSE HUNT
Manchester United are leading the chase for Tottenham full-back Danny Rose, according to the Daily Mirror .
The England international has also been linked with Manchester City, but they are now closing in on a deal for Monaco’s Benjamin Mendy.
WENGER PROMISED £100M
Arsene Wenger will be handed at least £100 million to spend in the summer transfer window if he signs a new contract at Arsenal, reports the Daily Star .
The Frenchman is yet to reveal what his future holds, but is expected to stay on and push for new recruits after missing out on Champions League qualification this season.
CHELSEA CONSIDER BOATENG DEAL
Chelsea have asked about the potential availability of Bayern Munich defender Jerome Boateng, says the Daily Mail .
The Blues have made Southampton’s Virgil Van Dijk their top defensive target, but are prepared to explore other options.
HAMMERS TO MAKE PICKFORD OFFER
West Ham are desperate to add Sunderland goalkeeper Jordan Pickford, and will offer Adrian as a makeweight, according to The Sun .
The Hammers would need to pay around £17m to make the deal happen, with Adrian valued at around £8m.
HERRERA TO REJECT BARCA
Ander Herrera will reject the advances of Barcelona to commit his future to Manchester United, according to The Telegraph .
New Barca manager Ernesto Valverde is keen to sign Herrera, whom he worked with at Athletic Bilbao, but the midfielder will instead sign fresh terms with the Red Devils.
BAYERN EYE WILLIAN BID
The Bavarian giants are keen to refresh their forward line, but Willian would cost around €50 million, which would make him the most expensive player in Bayern’s history.