Dybala to Totttenham, Man City enter Kalvin Phillips race, Sadio Mane 'awaits PSG bid as he stalls on new deal' – latest

TOTTENHAM are said to be interested and in the process of trying to sign Juventus' Paulo Dybala, who has confirmed he is leaving the Italian club this summer.

Meanwhile, Sadio Mane is reportedly interested in a big money move to Paris Saint-Germain, while Man City have their eye on Leeds' Kalvin Phillips.

It is said to be for that reason that the Senegal star has yet to sign a new contract with Liverpool.

Elsewhere, Kylian Mbappe has confirmed that his transfer decision on a potential move to Real Madrid is set to be announced before he jets off with the French squad.

And Tottenham are reportedly ready to nab £70m Inter Milan star Lautaro Martinez from under the noses of Arsenal.

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  • Alex Cole

    Crown Jules – Kounde target

    Chelsea have “put in place” plans to sign Sevilla centre-back Jules Kounde after reaching a verbal agreement, according to reports.

    The Blues are set to lose Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen for FREE this summer to Real Madrid and Barcelona, writes JOSHUA MBU.

    And according to Goal, Chelsea have put plans in place to sign long-term target Kounde from Sevilla as soon as Todd Boehly’s takeover is completed and sanctions end.

    The 23-year-old has a verbal agreement in place for a move this summer and wants a move to Stamford Bridge after talks collapsed last summer.

    Sevilla are also said to be keen to do a deal as early as possible to allow them to sign a replacement.

    The LaLiga outfit want a fee or around £59million for the France international, who can play both centrally and at right-back.

  • Alex Cole

    Arteta handed transfer warchest

    Arsenal are set to hand boss Mikel Arteta another huge transfer warchest despite missing out on Champions League qualification, reports claim.

    The Spaniard spent £150million on fresh talent last summer, as he attempts to rebuild his squad, writes ETIENNE FERMIE.

    The Gunners looked set to achieve a surprise top four finish – only to blow it in the final weeks of the season.

    Should Tottenham avoid defeat at Norwich on Sunday, Arsenal will be consigned to the Europa League.

    According to the Telegraph, however, failure to reach Europe’s premier competition won’t affect the North Londoners’ spending power.

    Club chiefs view the upcoming window as a “major opportunity” to bolster their squad.

    Despite missing out on a lucrative Champions League payday, many of Arsenal’s targets will remain the same as if they had qualified.

    Whether they will still be able to attract that high class talent, remains to be seen.

  • Alex Cole

    First Dybs for Spurs?

    Tottenham are reportedly in talks to sign Juventus free agent Paulo Dybala, writes ANTHONY CHAPMAN.

    Transfer guru Pedro Almeida claims Spurs have joined Manchester United and Arsenal in the race for the Argentina forward.

    And Antonio Conte’s Juve links could seal the deal, with sporting director Fabio Paratici already holding talks with Dybala’s representatives.

    The versatile attacker, 28, has confirmed he will leave Turin when his contract expires next month.

    Dybala has been at Juventus since 2015 after a move from Palermo.

    And he is regarded as one of world football’s top talents, having won five Serie A titles and four Italian Cups.

  • Alex Cole

    Ten Hag in London

    Erik Ten Hag has arrived in London on a private jet and could attend Manchester United's final game of the season, writes ETIENNE FERMIE.

    The Dutchman flew in on Wednesday afternoon alongside assistant Mitchell van der Gaag.

    The duo had previously been working for the Red Devils remotely, so as not to distract from Ralf Rangnick's preparations for United's final game of the season against Crystal Palace.

    According to the Mail, Ten Hag and Van der Gaag could be in attendance at Selhurst Park to watch their new side in action.

    Both men are expected to meet with Red Devils colleagues today.

    Rangnick, however, will continue preparing United for Sunday's final match.

  • Etienne Fermie

    Good morning footy fans

    Jose Mourinho wants to link up with Nemanja Matic for a third time by bringing the midfielder to Roma, according to reports in Italy.

    Mourinho, who previously managed the Serbian at both Chelsea and Manchester United, has made no secret of his admiration for Matic.

    The 33-year-old is out of contract at Old Trafford this summer, and looks nailed on for a move to the Italian capital on a free.

    Elsewhere, Borussia Dortmund are preparing to make an offer for young Chelsea defender Ian Maatsen, according to BILD.

    The Bundesliga club want to bring the 20-year-old Dutchman in on loan initially with a view to a permanent move if he impresses at Signal Iduna Park.

    Maatsen has spent a successful year on loan at Coventry, making 40 appearances as the Sky Blues registered their highest league finish in 16 years.

    Meanwhile, West Ham United are considering a £20million move for Watford striker Emmanuel Dennis.

    The Mirror believe that the Londoners are looking to bring in a new striker as competition for Michail Antonio, and are seriously considering the Nigerian hitman.

    Finally, Raheem Sterling has been tipped to stay at Man City and snub Arsenal’s advances.

    That’s the view of Steve McManaman, who reckons Sterling won’t want to leave City for Arsenal if the Gunners aren’t in the Champions League next season.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Man City enter Phillips transfer race

    Man City have reportedly entered the transfer race to sign Leeds star Kalvin Phillips – with the ace allegedly set to snub rivals Man United.

    West Ham had a club record £50m bid for Leeds United’s Phillips rejected in the January window but are set to try again this summer.

    And the 26-year-old could be available at a cut price if the Elland Road club drop to the Championship.

    Manchester United and Aston Villa are also both interested in Phillips with Steven Gerrard having had his own bid for the Yorkshire Pirlo knocked back during the winter window.

    Now the Daily Mirror state that City have emerged as contenders for the England international.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Barca track wonderkid

    Barcelona are planning to make an offer for Palmeiras wonderkid Endrick.

    That's according to SPORT, who claim Barca hope to buy Endrick when he turns 16 in July and signs a professional contract with the Brazilian outfit.

    He would then remain with Palmeiras until he's 18, and then join Barca in 2024, the report adds.

    It's also claimed that Barca plan to table an offer with a fixed sum plus a variable component depending on the youngster's progression.

    The news will be a blow to Man United who have also been tracking Endrick.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Watford face transfer challenge

    Watford are facing a battle to keep hold of João Pedro.

    The Brazilian striker has impressed for the Hornets this season.

    And he's caught the attention of a number of Prem clubs, according to Fabrizio Romano who claims Pedro's agent has already been approached.

    But he also claims Watford will do all they can to keep him at the club.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Besiktas want to re-sign Everton star

    Everton star Cenk Tosun is wanted by old club Besiktas.

    The Turkish side's president Ahmet Nur Cebi declared the club will be buying back their son if Tosun returns.

    However, Cebi admitted Tosun's wages could be a stumbling block in the negotiations.

    He said: "Cenk Tosun is like our son, but there is a serious difference between us in terms of wages.

    "Love is different, reality is different. Do I want to bring him back? Yes, for Besiktas."

  • Justin Lawrence

    Liverpool want Brazilian wonderkid

    Liverpool and Barcelona are set to lock horns over Andre Trindade.

    The Brazilian 20-year-old has made a huge impact for Fluminese this season, making 34 appearances.

    And according to NETFLU, both the Reds and Barca want to bring the midfielder to Europe.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Man United get transfer boost

    Man United transfer target striker Sasa Kalajdzic is set to leave Stuttgart this summer.

    Stuttgart’s chief Sven Mislintat said to Bild about the attacker: “As things stand, we have to generate another significant transfer surplus in this summer of transfers.

    “So nothing other than the renewed objective of staying in the league is realistic for me. Especially if you take into account the quality of the already determined promoted teams.

    “It would be outstanding if we can keep Sasa as a player and guy in our team. However, in my estimation, this is not very likely.”

  • Justin Lawrence

    Arsenal offered Barca star

    Arsenal could add Barcelona star Samuel Umtiti to the club’s ranks this summer.

    The Gunners have reportedly been offered the chance to sign the defender.

    According to SPORT, Barca are keen to offload the injury-prone star as they undergo a squad revamp in the summer months.

    But it’s yet to be seen if the Gunners will take up Barca’s offer.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Alonso to Barcelona?

    Chelsea ace Marcos Alonso is on the brink of joining Barcelona, according to reports.

    Talks between Alonso and Barca are at an advanced stage, Sport claim.

    The report adds that the left-back has agreed a three-year deal to join the Catalan giants this summer.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Pogba transfer battle

    PSG and Juventus are locked in a battle to sign Paul Pogba.

    Pogba’s contract with United expires this summer.

    And it had been reported he had agreed terms with Juve.

    But now, the Daily Star claims Pogba’s weighing up offers from the Italian giants and PSG.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Round up the herd

    Birmingham City are keeping tabs on impressive Canada boss John Herdman, ANDREW DILLON WRITES.

    England-born Herdman has guided the Maple Leafs to their second World Cup finals in December – and first since 1986.

    Championship City are in limbo with ongoing speculation about a takeover.

    And that has in turn increased uncertainty about the future of current boss Lee Bowyer.

    Birmingham finished 20th in the Championship this season and Bowyer plans talks with the club’s Chinese owners about plans going forward this summer.

    Herdman has already attracted interest from Burnley and Blackburn Rovers. 

  • Justin Lawrence

    PSG 'tempt Mane with deal'

    Sadio Mane is reportedly reluctant to sign a new Liverpool contract due to transfer interest from abroad.

    Mane's contract ends in summer 2023, and he's yet to pen a new deal.

    But the Senegal forward could be on his way out the door if reports from Bild are true.

    The publication claims Mane's being swayed by PSG who are tracking the attacker.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Southampton plan Man City raid

    Southampton are eyeing a similar raid on Manchester City’s academy to the one they launched on Chelsea’s last summer.

    The South-Coast side are mulling over transfer targets for when the market opens, with City whizkids Liam Delap, 19, and Gavin Bazunu, 20, on their shortlists for striker and goalkeeper.

    Saints sought youth from Stamford Bridge 12 months ago, buying right-back Tino Livramento and centre-half Dynel Simeu, as well as loaning centre-forward Armando Broja.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Gakpo speaks on future

    PSV ace Cody Gakpo has revealed he’s open to a transfer if he’s guaranteed regular football amid interest from Arsenal, Liverpool and Man United.

    But with the World Cup looming, Gakpo declared he’s yet to make a decision on his future this summer.

    Gakpo told De Telegraaf: “Anything can happen this summer. I will now calmly compare all the options and see what is best for me. Staying another year is also an option.

    “It would be a shame if I went somewhere where I wouldn’t get a [game] at all and I could miss the World Cup. I’ll keep that in mind.”

  • Justin Lawrence

    Sterling tipped for City stay

    Raheem Sterling has been tipped to stay at Man City and snub Arsenal’s advances.

    That’s the view of Steve McManaman, who reckons Sterling won’t want to leave City for Arsenal if the Gunners aren’t in the Champions League next season.

    McManaman told Horseracing.net: “I can’t see Raheem going to Arsenal if they’re not in the Champions League and personally I believe he should stay at Manchester City.

    “He’s brilliant at Manchester City, even though admittedly Pep Guardiola likes to chop and change.”

  • Justin Lawrence

    Ten Hag plans Botman swoop

    Man United boss Erik ten Hag is plotting to hijack AC Milan’s deal to sign Sven Botman, reports suggest.

    Milan are reportedly on the verge of sealing a £25 million transfer for the defender.

    But it’s been reported that Ten Hag is planning a last-minute grab to pinch the 22-year-old, Football Insider claim.

    The report states that Botman was one of the names mentioned when Ten Hag met with United director of football John Murtough last week.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Ten Hag plans Botman swoop

    Man United boss Erik ten Hag is plotting to hijack AC Milan’s deal to sign Sven Botman, reports suggest.

    Milan are reportedly on the verge of sealing a £25 million transfer for the defender.

    But it’s been reported that Ten Hag is planning a last-minute grab to pinch the 22-year-old, Football Insider claim.

    The report states that Botman was one of the names mentioned when Ten Hag met with United director of football John Murtough last week.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Blues pair set for return

    Thomas Tuchel has revealed that Conor Gallagher and Armando Broja will return to Chelsea next season.

    Broja has been on loan with Southampon, and Gallagher with Crystal Palace.

    But Tuchel insists the pair will be part of the Blues squad next season as better players.

    He said: “They will come back for sure.

    “When you give them on loan you give them to get better and more experienced players back.”

  • Justin Lawrence

    De Jong given career advice

    Frenkie de Jong has been urged to snub Man United and remain with Barcelona by Steve McManaman.

    The ex-Liverpool star told HorseRacing.net: “For him to go to Manchester United then I think they’d have to pay him more than he’s earning at Barcelona.

    “Which I think will be a really hard thing to do considering that he went to Barcelona for a huge amount of money.

    “You’d rather stay at Barcelona in the Champions League with Xavi trying to change things around.

    “Players like [Andreas] Christensen and [Robert] Lewandowski potentially coming in makes that a more exciting challenge in my opinion.”

  • Sam Dymond

    Arsenal transfer plans 'in tatters'

    Arsenal's summer transfer plans lie in tatters, according to TeamTALK,after Monday's defeat at Newcastle left them highly unlikely to qualify for the Champions League.

    The Gunners will miss out on a top-four spot unless North London rivals Tottenham lose at bottom-of-the-table and already relegated Norwich on Sunday.

    Mikel Arteta and sporting director Edu had identified a number of transfer targets, but now risk losing them without the prospect of Europe's elite competition.

    Those include Paulo Dybala, who had been tipped to move to the Emirates from Juventus, but now appears destined to stay in Italy with a switch to Roma or Inter.

    Darwin Nunez and Victor Osimhen will also supposedly reject a move to the Premier League unless Champions League football is also on the agenda.

  • Sam Dymond

    Paqueta spotted 'in Newcastle shirt'

    Newcastle United fans have been left excited by an image appearing to show transfer target Lucas Paqueta wearing a Newcastle United short – although many are less impressed with the lengths taken to get it.

    The Brazilian was visiting his great friend and international teammate Bruno Guimaraes in the north-east, and was supposedly snapped while having a kickaround in the midfielder's garden.

    Paqueta has been linked with the Toon Army since Guimaraes' arrival in January, and could be ready to follow his pal in making a £58million switch to St James' Park in the summer.

    However, once again, Arsenal are also interested in the player, as our French champions Paris Saint-Germain.

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