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New Real Madrid boss makes shock decision over £200m Man Utd target

Gareth Bale could be set to frustrate Manchester United and scorn an arrival to the Premier League, as per a report. 
The Sunday Express claims that Bale's Real Madrid vocation has been spared by approaching mentor Julen Lopetegui.

The 28-year-old forward – clearly esteemed at £200m – is a man sought after this late spring after he conceded following his two-objective show in the Champions League last that he "needs to play more consistent football".

Notwithstanding, the previous Spain supervisor is allegedly a tremendous admirer of the Welsh global and needs to keep him at the Bernabeu as opposed to enabling him to withdraw.

Another tremendous factor in the choice is that Lopetegui – who was sacked by Spain daily before the World Cup – can communicate in English, while Zinedine Zidane proved unable.

Bunch has been intensely connected with a move to Old Trafford, and as indicated by columnist Eduardo Inda, Mourinho has guaranteed the previous Spurs man he can win the Ballon d…

Liverpool rocked as major target is offered to Spurs, Chelsea in £66m deal

Chelsea and Spurs have both been offered the opportunity to sign a Ligue 1 star after his fizzled Liverpool move, a report claims. 
The France star had looked set to end up the £53million substitution for Philippe Coutinho at Anfield until the point that his club Lyon discharged an announcement saying that discussions with the Merseysiders had finished.

It has since developed that Liverpool's medicinal staff had communicated grave reservations over the player's knee damage, which required real medical procedure three years back and a minor task again last March.

Presently, The Sun guarantees that Liverpool's Premier League rivals Spurs and Chelsea have both been offered Fekir, who is at the World Cup with France.

The report implies that both London clubs are excited about a move for the 24-year-old, however that Lyon have slapped a £66m sticker price on him.

In the interim, TEAMtalk perusers have been estimating on whom Liverpool should sign rather in the wake of the fallen Fek…

Kane aiming for hat-trick to match Cristiano in England’s WC opener

Harry Kane is as of now playing make up for lost time to Cristiano Ronaldo in the World Cup scoring stakes on Monday when England confront Tunisia. 
Ronaldo turned in an exemplary execution with a radiant cap trap as Portugal drew 3-3 with Spain on Friday, in a split second turning up the warmth on whatever is left of the competition's best marksmen.

Kane joyfully positions himself in that tip top gathering and is anxious to begin pursuing down the Real Madrid star in Volgograd when the Three Lions get going on Monday night.

"Without a doubt, he's put me under a touch of weight. He's a fabulous player who had an incredible amusement," said Kane on the eve of his first World Cup appearance.

"Ideally I will score a cap trap tomorrow and we'll both be level. However, it's not something I'll consider until some other time in the competition. It's tied in with focusing on the group."

And in addition preposterous capacity, one of Ronaldo's char…

Euro Paper Talk: Liverpool set firm €40m stance on AC Milan star; £55m Serie A defender wanted by Manchester duo

Manchester United and Manchester City have both placed bids for an Inter Milan star, while Cesc Fabregas is in demand, according to Monday’s European papers.

MAN UTD SEE HUGE DEFENDER BID REJECTEDInter Milan have rejected a pair of €60m bids from Manchester United and Manchester City for star defender Milan Skriniar, a report claims.

According to Italian outlet Corriere dello Sport, Inter has no intention of selling the Slovakian defender this summer despite interest from some elite European clubs.

Barcelona and Real Madrid have also been linked with a move for the former Sampdoria man, who joined for a fee of just €20m last summer.

Skriniar played down speculation linking him with a move away from Italy and claimed he was “happy to be at Inter”, but he did reveal a £53million offer was rejected by Inter  from an unnamed club in January.

“I know an incredible offer came in the winter,” he told Slovakian daily Sport in February.

“I left everything in my agent’s hands. I would have gone had i…

Euro Paper Talk: Ronaldo agrees stunning Man Utd return; Liverpool refuse to pay over €40m for Milan star

Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo will secure a return to Manchester United this summer, while Liverpool will not pay over the odds for Gianluigi Donnarumma, according to Monday’s European papers.

RONALDO TO JOIN MAN UTD THIS SUMMERReal Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo will make a return to Manchester United this summer, according to reports.

The Portugal international has had another season to remember at the Bernabeu with 43 goals in 42 matches as Los Blancos won the Champions League for the third time in a row.

However, Spanish outlet Diario Gol claims that Ronaldo has already agreed a deal to move to the Red Devils this summer.

The pre-agreement is said to be between Ronaldo’s representatives and United with no fee yet agreed with Real Madrid, which means any transfer could be a long way off.

Inter Milan have rejected a pair of €60m bids from Manchester United and Manchester City for star defender Milan Skriniar, a report claims.

According to Italia…

Euro Paper Talk: New Chelsea boss eyes Higuain as part of €205m spree

Incoming Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri wants a €200m spree, while Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo will secure a return to Manchester United this summer, according to Monday’s European papers.

SARRI LINES UP HUGE SUMMER SPREEThe reportedly incoming Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri wants £179m to be made available for a summer squad overhaul, a report claims.

The former Napoli boss was replaced at the end of the 2017-18 season following another failed Scudetto bid, with rivals Juventus eventually pipping the Naples club to the title.

Italian outlet La Gazzetta dello Sport claim that he is keen to bring three players with him to London from Naples, namely defenders Kalidou Koulibaly, Elseid Hysaj and midfielder Piotr Zielinski.

Sarri is expected to be named as the new Blues boss soon, though the report claims he is waiting for Roman Abramovich’s approval.

Napoli star Lorenzo Insigne did seemingly confirm that Sarri will be the next Chelsea boss in his latest interview.

Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuai…

Euro Paper Talk: Major Man Utd strike target makes big decision

A Napoli star has made a decision over his future amid Man Utd interest, while two top Real Madrid stars want Gareth Bale to move on this summer, according to Tuesday’s European papers.

NAPOLI STAR ANNOUNCES MAN UTD SNUBNapoli star Dries Mertens has confirmed that he will not be leaving the club this summer despite interest from Manchester United.

The Belgian striker has been one of Serie A’s most impressive performers over the last couple of seasons, and a €28m release clause in his contract has tempted Jose Mourinho.

Arsenal have also been linked with the former PSV man, who has scored 89 goals and added 58 assists in just over 230 appearances for Napoli, including 21 goals in all competitions this season.

However, Mertens has revealed that the arrival of coach Carlo Ancelotti has convinced him to stay with the Naples club for next season.

“I’ve already talked to Ancelotti. He wants me to stay and he asked me if I wanted to stay at Napoli. He was persuasive, really persuasive”, the 30-ye…

Paper Talk: Man Utd face competition for £335m summer target

Manchester United face competition in their pursuit of a £200m winger, while Riyad Mahrez is on the move for £60m according to Wednesday’s papers.

SPURS TO HIJACK MAN UTD’S BIG SUMMER MOVETottenham are monitoring the situation surrounding Real Madrid star Gareth Bale and could launch a move to bring him back to North London this summer, a report claims.

Rumours over the future of the Welshman continue to intensify after comments he made following Real’s 3-1 Champions League final win over Liverpool in Kiev.

He has been linked with a move to Old Trafford, but Real bosses immediately slapped a £200m price tag on the 28-year-old, although reports on Tuesday claimed that Bale could cost as much as £335m.

The Independent claims that Spurs may present a bid to secure a sensational return just in time for the opening of their new stadium.

The paper says sources close to Bale believe he would be open to a return to Spurs, and could even be willing to make a financial compromise if a deal could be …

Paper Talk: Mourinho sets ultimatum to £53m midfield target

Jose Mourinho has set a deadline for a major Manchester United midfield target to join the club, while a key Arsenal duo are set for talks with new boss Unai Emery, according to Thursday’s papers.

MOURINHO SETS DEADLINE FOR MIDFIELDER DEALJose Mourinho has reportedly given top Manchester United midfield target Fred a deadline if he wants to join the club.

The Shakhtar Donetsk star has been tracked by United for some time, with Mourinho’s men moving ahead of rivals of Man City in the race to land the 25-year-old.

The Red Devils boss is keen to land at least one central midfielder this summer, given that Michael Carrick has retired and Marouane Fellaini’s long-term future at Old Trafford remains uncertain.

Recent reports have suggested that Fred is close to completing a £53million switch to United, but The Sun claims that Mourinho has told the club’s hierarchy that he wants the deal to be done by next week or not at all.

United, meanwhile, appear to have recruited a helping hand in their bid…

Euro Paper Talk: €60m Inter Milan star gives Man Utd, Man City hope

A Man Utd and Man City target has opened up over his future, while Liverpool are expected to move for a Bayern Munich star after he was cleared for a summer departure, according to Thursday’s European papers.

INTER MILAN STAR GIVES MAN UTD, MAN CITY HOPEInter Milan star Milan Skriniar has refused to rule out a possible summer move amid links to Manchester United and Manchester City.

According to Italian outlet Corriere dello Sport, Inter has no intention of selling the Slovakian defender this summer, and rejected €60m bids from the Manchester duo.

Skriniar played down speculation linking him with a move away from Italy and claimed he was “happy to be at Inter”, but he did reveal a £53million offer was rejected by Inter  from an unnamed club in January.

However, the former Sampdoria star has been questioned on his future again, and stopped short of ruling out a summer San Siro departure.

When asked if he would move to another Serie A club, Skriniar responded: “Probably not. Even if it could…

Paper Talk: Man Utd identify surprise £15m Juan Mata replacement

Manchester United are closing in on a move for Russia’s World Cup poster boy, while new Everton boss Marco Silva has earmarked his first signing, according to Friday’s papers.

MAN UTD TARGET £15M RUSSIAN WORLD CUP STARManchester United are reportedly closing in on a deal for Russia’s World Cup poster boy Aleksandr Golovin.

Red Devils boss Jose Mourinho was in Innsbruck on Wednesday night, reportedly watching West Ham attacker Marko Arnautovic as Austria beat Russia 1-0 in a friendly.

However, a report in The Sun claims that Mourinho was actually checking out 22-year-old Golovin instead.

The CSKA Moscow midfielder is rated at £15million and is being tipped to replace Juan Mata at Old Trafford, as Mourinho looks to revamp his central midfield area.

Mata is being tipped to move on this summer, along with Anthony Martial and free agent midfielder Marouane Fellaini, leaving Mourinho needing to strengthen his squad.

Shaktar Donetsk’s Brazilian midfielder Fred is expected to complete a £35million …

Euro Paper Talk: Liverpool hopes fade as Lyon play dirty over Fekir

Liverpool’s hopes of signing Nabil Fekir are on the wane amid claims Lyon are ready to drive up his price, while Arsenal could make a transfer splash for a highly-rated Portugal winger, according to Friday’s European papers.

LYON LOOK TO DRIVE FEKIR FEELiverpool’s hopes of signing Nabil Fekir this summer have taken a nosedive after reports in France claimed Lyon were looking to drive up the price of the in-demand playmaker.

Reds boss Jurgen Klopp has made the capture of Fekir one of his major transfer targets this summer as Liverpool look to build on an impressive campaign that saw them reach the Champions League final.

A deal for Fekir looked to be on the cards with a fee of €60million being mooted, but L’Equipe claims both Atletico Madrid and Bayern Munich have both expressed an interest in the France star in recent days – and it all spells bad news for Liverpool.

According to the French paper, Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas is set to tell Liverpool bidding for Fekir will now start at…

Paper Talk: Arsenal, United told Grealish cost; Butland move

Manchester United, Arsenal and Leicester have learn what it would cost to prise Jack Grealish from Aston Villa, while Chelsea know the man they want to succeed Thibaut Courtois, according to Saturday’s newspapers.

VILLA SLAP HUGE PRICE ON IN-DEMAND GREALISHAston Villa have slapped a £40m price tag on midfield ace Jack Grealish, according to reports in the Daily Star.

The talented 22-year-old is being linked with a number of Premier League clubs after Villa’s failure to secure promotion back to the top flight was ended by a 1-0 defeat to Fulham in the play-off final.

Manchester United want Grealish as a potential long-term replacement for Juan Mata, while Leicester are also rumoured to be keen as they ponder life after Riyad Mahrez, should the Algerian move on this summer. Sky Sports also claims Arsenal are monitoring developments around the homegrown Villa man.

Grealish has two years left on his contract, though the club remains under pressure to balance the books after their heavy invest…

Euro Paper Talk: Man Utd test water with £100m Real Madrid raid

Manchester United have made a £100m double bid for a pair of Real Madrid stars, while Unai Emery wants a €40m reunion with a Sevilla schemer at Arsenal, according to Saturday’s European papers.

UNITED TO TEMPT REAL MADRID WITH £100M DOUBLE OFFERManchester United are hoping to cash in on the current uncertainty at Real Madrid by launching a £100m offer for two of their stars, according to reports in Spain.

Don Balon reports that United boss Jose Mourinho has urged executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward to submit the offer for Raphael Varane and Gareth Bale – and it’s claimed Real’s current managerial search will give them additional hope of landing the duo.

Mourinho is hoping to land a new centre-half this summer and £53m rated Varane has long been a target, while Bale too has long since been on the Old Trafford club’s radar.

The Spanish publication reckons United could land the duo now by submitting the bids, with Real eager to boost their transfer kitty ahead of a summer of rebuilding and w…

Euro Paper Talk: £80m Liverpool target picks next move; Man Utd’s £100m raid

An £80m Liverpool target has made his mind up over his summer destination, while Manchester United have made a £100m double bid for a pair of Real Madrid stars, according to Saturday’s European papers.

LIVERPOOL DEALT HUGE TRANSFER BLOWRoma goalkeeper Alisson has made a decision over where he wants to play next season, according to reports from Spain.

Marca claim that the Brazilian goalkeeper will only leave Roma this summer for one club, and that is Real Madrid.

Liverpool and PSG have also been linked with moves for the 25-year-old, while Real are reportedly eyeing an upgrade on Costa Rica international Keylor Navas.

Previously, coach Zinedine Zidane wanted to keep Navas, however the Frenchman’s departure on Thursday could see Los Blancos spring into action.

Alisson kept 22 clean sheets in all competitions this season, and is valued at around £80m – which would amount to a world-record fee for a goalkeeper.

Manchester United are hoping to …

Paper Talk: Man Utd going all out to land £50m Sessegnon

Manchester United are ready to make a £50m bid for Fulham winger Ryan Sessegnon, while Liverpool, Arsenal and Tottenham all want a £20m PSV attacker, according to Sunday’s papers.

UNITED TO TEST FULHAM RESOLVE WITH HUGE SESSEGNON BIDManchester United are reportedly ready to test Fulham’s resolve with a £50million offer for Ryan Sessegnon.

The England Under-21 winger, who can also play as a left-back, enjoyed an outstanding campaign with the Cottagers as they won promotion back to the Premier League after beating Aston Villa in the Championship play-off final.

The 18-year-old, who is also a major target for Tottenham, is regarded as one of the brightest young prospects in English football and his versatility is said to have impressed Red Devils boss Jose Mourinho.

For their part, Fulham insist that Sessegnon is going nowhere but United are hoping that they will be tempted into selling if they make an offer of £50m, according to the report in the Sun on Sunday.

Mourinho is on the look-out fo…

Euro Paper Talk: Liverpool dealt big blow in bid to land winger

A major Liverpool attacking target looks set to stay at Barcelona this summer, while a trio of Premier League teams are chasing Lazio star Felipe Anderson, acccording to Sunday’s European papers.

LIVERPOOL TARGET POISED FOR BARCELONA STAYBarcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu appears of have poured cold water on Liverpool’s hopes of signing winger Ousmane Dembele this summer.

Reds boss Jurgen Klopp has been chasing the France star for some time and there had been rumours of the possibility of a loan move to Anfield.

However, it would appear that 21-year-old will be plying his trade at the Nou Camp again next season.

Bartomeu said: “[Philippe] Coutinho, Dembele are for us a big investment. They are very important players that we expect from them a lot.

“Coutinho probably in the last four months has been very active for the team. But Dembele is a very young player, a very talented player that we are, of course, expecting from him a lot. He’s been demonstrating during the season that he’s a…

Paper Talk: Inter close in on Man Utd star; Everton’s £30m Lascelles bid

New Everton boss Marco Silva has targeted a £30million move for a Newcastle defender, while Inter Milan have stepped up their interest in a Man Utd star, according to Monday’s papers.

EVERTON TO LAUNCH £30M BID FOR NEWCASTLE DEFENDERNew Everton boss Marco Silva is reportedly ready to take advantage of uncertainty at Newcastle with a £30million bid for Jamaal Lascelles.

The Toon skipper is the main player Silva wants to bolster his defence after his recent arrival at Goodison Park.

Silva sees the 24-year-old as a long-term partner for Michael Keane at the heart of the Toffees’ defence, as Ashley Williams and Phil Jagielka are both getting towards the end of their careers.

Lascelles could be up for grabs given the doubts over Rafa Benitez’s future as Newcastle boss, with the Spaniard yet to agree a new contract at St James’ Park, as reported in The Sun.

Liverpool have also been tracking the former Nottingham Forest star, who has been tipped as a future England international, as Jurgen Klopp …

Euro Paper Talk: Triple raid on for Arsenal; Messi wants Juve star

Arsenal are close to unveiling the first three signings of the Unai Emery era, while Lionel Messi wants Barcelona to sign a Juventus man ahead of a Tottenham star as Andres Iniesta’s replacement, according to Monday’s European papers.

ARSENAL CLOSE TO IMPRESSIVE TRIPLE DEALArsenal are close to the arrival of three new signings – if reports on the continent are to be believed.

New Gunners boss Unai Emery has been working closely with director of football Sven Mislintat since taking charge last month and the duo are thought to have earmarked three new signings – all of whom are not thought to be close to signing.

According to Messaggero Veneto, the first of those arrivals could be Udinese midfielder Jakub Jankto, who has been told he can leave the club for the right price this summer.

Emery and Mislintat are also believed to have a deal lined up for Borussia Dortmund defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos, who is expected to arrive in a £16million deal.

And finally, multiple reports claim Valenc…

Paper Talk: Row over Prem duo saw Zidane quit Real Madrid

Zinedine Zidane quit as Real Madrid after a row over the signing of two Premier League stars, while a Borussia Dortmund star rejected a move to Manchester United in favour of Arsenal, according to Tuesday’s papers.

ZIDANE QUIT OVER ROW ABOUT TRANSFER TARGETSZinedine Zidane quit as manager of Real Madrid last week after the Frenchman and Florentino Perez quit over summer transfer plans – with David De Gea and Eden Hazard said to be cause.

According to The Sun, Zidane told the club he was leaving the day after a meeting with president Perez to discuss their summer targets, with the paper claiming the duo had a major disagreement over whom should and shouldn’t sign.

The paper alleges that Zidane told Perez he wanted to bring in Chelsea winger Hazard, only for the president to say no.

It’s then suggested “when Perez told Zidane he wished to bring in long-term target De Gea, the manager said he had faith in Keylor Navas.”

The London Evening Standard appears to back up this claim by suggesting C…