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Transfer news, Hazard to Man City and much more.


Man Utd open talks for Alderweireld

Manchester United have begun talks with Tottenham over a move for centre-back Toby Alderweireld, reports the Mirror
The 29-year-old will not move to Old Trafford cheaply, with Spurs chairman Daniel Levy believed to be seeking £75 million (€86m/$100m) for the Belgium international.

Alderweireld, whose contract expires in 2020, has yet to agree to a new deal with Spurs, leaving the London club open to offers.

Man City near £60m Mahrez deal

Manchester City are nearing a deal to sign Riyad Mahrez from Leicester City, with Patrick Roberts heading the other way, reports Metro .

The Premier League champions will pay £60 million (€69m/$80m) for the Algerian, with a deal expected to be wrapped up over the next two weeks.

With the addition of Mahrez, City would end their pursuit of Chelsea star Eden Hazard.

Inter to rival Juve & AC Milan for Morata

Inter are the latest club to show an interest in Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata, though they are likely to face a fight to sign the Spain international.

They are set to battle Serie A rivals AC Milan and Morata's former club Juventus for the forward's signature, though no deal will be struck until the Blues tie up their current managerial situation.

Iniesta completes Vissel Kobe move

Andres Iniesta has been officially unveiled as a Vissel Kobe player, with the J-League outfit having snapped up the Barcelona legend in the wake of his departure from Camp Nou.

The 34-year-old midfielder has committed to a contract which will keep him in Japan for "multiple years".

No World Cup audition for Werner

RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner insists he will not be looking to use World Cup 2018 as an audition to secure himself a switch to Barcelona, Real Madrid or Liverpool.

The Germany international has been heavily linked with sides across Europe ahead of the summer transfer window.

Find out what he has had to say on his future here.

Atleti make massive last-ditch Griezmann offer

Atletico Madrid have made a huge last-ditch contract offer to Antoine Griezmann in an attempt to keep him away from Barcelona, reports the Daily Mail.

The 27-year-old has been widely expected to join the Catalans in the offseason, with Barca offering the attacker a contract worth around €15 million (£13m/$18m) per season.

However, Atleti's contract offer is substantially higher, with Diego Simeone's side willing to give the Frenchman €25 million (£22m/$29m) per season.

Liverpool to move for Donnarumma

Liverpool will move for Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma following the Champions League final, according to Corriere dello Sport.

The report states the Reds will make an initial bid of £35 million (€40m/$47m) for the 19-year-old, who could be brought in as a replacement for Loris Karius.

Milan value the teenager at closer to €70m, but have conceded they may need to accept a bid short of that mark after Donnarumma's subpar 2017-18 campaign.

Bailly wants to stay at Man Utd

Manchester United defender Eric Bailly has no intention of leaving this summer, reports the Manchester Evening News.

The Ivory Coast international's future has been the topic of debate in recent months, as he fell out of favour with Jose Mourinho's squad in the latter part of 2017-18.

Despite only starting two of the last 10 games of the season, the 24-year-old is happy with the club – but is unlikely to accept another season with limited playing time.

PSG to offer Buffon four-year deal

Paris Saint-Germain plan to offer 40-year-old Gianluigi Buffon a four-year contract, reports La Repubblica.

The legendary goalkeeper has departed Juventus but is expected to continue his playing career, with reported interest in England as well as France.

Despite his age, PSG are offering the goalkeeper a four-year deal in the hopes of keeping him on as an ambassador for the 2022 World Cup – taking place in PSG ownership's home country of Qatar – whenever he chooses to end his playing career.

Ancelotti wants Benzema, Luiz and Vidal at Napoli

New Napoli manager Carlo Ancelotti is hoping to land Karim Benzema, Arturo Vidal and David Luiz this summer, claims The Sun. 

Ancelotti was named to the post on Wednesday , and wanted assurances from chairman Aurelio di Laurentiis that the club would spend in the off-season to remain competitive.

With Jorginho and Kalidou Koulibaly likely to depart, Ancelotti has identified the veteran trio from Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and Chelsea to help take their place.

Inter and Atletico after Rondon

Atletico Madrid and Inter have joined the race to sign West Brom striker Salomon Rondon, reports Sky Sports News.

Rondon has scored 28 goals in 102 appearances for the Baggies in all competitions since his 2015 arrival and is almost certain to be sold following the club's relegation.

West Ham are also interested in the Venezuelan, who has an affordable release clause of just £16 million (€18m/$21m).

Morata meets with Juventus director

Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata met with Juventus sporting director Fabio Paratici on Wednesday, Goal understands.

The 25-year-old was joined at the meeting by his agent Juanma Lopez, fueling speculation he could be set to depart Stamford Bridge after just one season.

Though there is interest in Italy, a deal could be complicated by Chelsea's desire to at least recoup their £60 million (€68m/$80m) investment in any sale.

Tottenham eyeing move for Hegazi

Tottenham have joined the list of clubs interested in West Brom defender Ahmed Hegazi, according to ESPN FC.

The Egypt international started all 38 Premier League games for West Brom in 2017-18, and impressed despite the club's relegation.

West Ham and Leicester City are also tracking the 27-year-old, who is set to feature for his country at the World Cup next month.

Pellegrini wants Caballero at West Ham

West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini wants to sign Chelsea goalkeeper Willy Caballero, reports The Sun.

Pellegrini managed Caballero at Malaga and Man City, and wants to reunite with the Argentina international, who served as the backup to Thibaut Courtois during the 2017-18 season.

The 36-year-old would be the starter at London Stadium though, with Joe Hart having returned to City from his loan and Adrian likely to leave the Hammers.

Terry could extend Villa stay but avoid Chelsea

John Terry is set to sign a new deal with Aston Villa that could see him skip matches against Chelsea if Villa are promoted, reports The Telegraph. 

Villa face Fulham in the Championship play-off final on Saturday, with the winner earning promotion to the Premier League next season.

Should Villa win, Terry is set to sign a new 12-month deal that would see him given the option to not play against his former side in 2018-19.

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