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Sportsmail revealed on Thursday that Jose Mourinho was closing in on a ¬£52.5million move for the Brazil star and the Old Trafford club were hopeful of concluding a deal before kick-off in Russia.Man City News plus Team, Fixtures and Transfer Updates | Mail Online 25 May 01:17
Fabian Delph considers himself both a team man and a family man but faces a clash between the two at the World Cup, with his third child due to arrive mid-tournament.ESPN FC - Manchester City News 24 May 20:03
Toby Alderweireld to Man United? Jorginho to Man City? ESPN FC's Alejandro Moreno breaks down those rumours and more in Rumour Rater.Man City News plus Team, Fixtures and Transfer Updates | Mail Online 24 May 18:14
Discussions between the two clubs have been described as 'positive', with the 26-year-old now looking increasingly likely to join Pep Guardiola's Premier League champions.Man City News plus Team, Fixtures and Transfer Updates | Mail Online 24 May 17:58
The transfer window is well underway and clubs are working hard behind the scenes to secure players ahead of next season. Sportsmail's SPENCER MORGAN brings you the latest.Manchester City ‚Äď teamtalk.com 24 May 17:35
Euro Paper Talk: Mourinho to make personal check on ?80m Man Utd target in CL final; Dembele given Liverpool nudge
Jose Mourinho will be an interested spectator in Saturday’s Champions League final as he watches a Real Madrid target, while Ousmane Dembele has bee advised to strongly consider a big-money move to Liverpool, according to Thursday’s European papers.
MOURINHO TO RUN RULE OVER ISCO IN KIEV
Jose Mourinho is being tipped to be an interested spectator in Saturday’s Champions League final between Liverpool and Real Madrid in Kiev as he personally runs the rule over a prospective big-money Manchester United summer signing.
The United boss is pondering major changes to his squad this summer and Real Madrid star Isco has been linked with a move.
Isco has confirmed to the Spanish media that he will assess his future once again in the summer after failing to establish himself as an out-and-out regular under Zinedine Zidane.
And that has predictably led to claims in Don Balon that a ‚ā¨80million move to Old Trafford is once again on the cards.
The Spanish publication believes Mourinho wants to build his side around the former Malaga man and will watch him on Saturday in Kiev ahead of a likely summer bid.
Isco has also been linked with a move to Manchester City this summer, but it’s believed United would hold the upper hand if Real gave any indication they will sell the talented playmaker.
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COUTINHO ADVISES DEMBELE ON LIVERPOOL MOVE
Liverpool’s hopes of bringing Ousmane Dembele to Anfield this summer have been given a glowing endorsement from Philippe Coutinho, if reports in Spain are to believed.
The France winger could be allowed to move on this summer after struggling to make an impact following his ‚ā¨130m move to the Nou Camp from Borussia Dortmund last summer. The imminent arrival of ‚ā¨100m man Antoine Griezmann is likely to further restrict Dembele’s opportunities at the LaLiga champions and it’s believed they are actively looking to move the former Rennes star on.
Jurgen Klopp’s side will have vast sums to spend this summer if reports are to be believed and Don Balon claims former Reds favourite Coutinho has already held held informal talks with his Barcelona teammate over what life would be like at Anfield should he make a reported ‚ā¨100m switch.
And it’s claimed Coutinho has spoken warmly about life on Merseyside, telling the player he would be well advised to revive his career under the expert tutelage of Klopp.
Meanwhile, other reports in Spain suggest Dembele might not be the only Barcelona man heading to Anfield this summer.
Mundo Deportivo claims Ernesto Valverde has told¬†Paco Alcacer,¬†Aleix Vidal and Andre Gomes to all move on and it’s suggested Klopp may have an interest in ‚ā¨40m striker Alcacer.
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Lothar Matthaus has urged Barcelona to cash in on ¬£50m Man City target Thiago Alcantara, branding him no longer good enough for the Bundesliga champions (Bild)
Feyenoord striker Nicolai Jorgensen has spoken of his disappointment at seeing a January move to Newcastle break down – and hopes a deal can be resurrected this summer (Bold)
AC Milan defender Alessio Romagnoli is one of Lazio summer transfer targets (Tuttosport)
Porto defender Marcano has snubbed a move to Everton and has agreed to join Roma this summer (Il Tempo)
New Napoli boss Carlo Ancelotti is plotting a surprise offer to Chelsea for out of favour defender David Luiz. And Napoli could sign the Brazilian for free if they agree to waive their claims for compensation for boss Maurizio Sarri, who is due to replace Antonio Conte at Stamford Bridge (Corriere dello Sport)
Ancelotti has also put Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema at the top of his transfer request wish for the summer (AS)
Didier Deschamps has revealed that Antoine Griezmann will sort out his Atletico Madrid future before the World Cup starts – with a move to Barcelona thought to have been finalised (Sport)
Atletico Madrid are considering a shock move for West Brom striker Salomon Rondon. The¬†Venezuela striker has a clause in his contract allowing him to leave in the event of relegation (AS)
Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Thorgan Hazard has played down reports linking him with a move to LaLiga side Sevilla (Estadio Deportivo)
Juventus are believed to have sealed the signing of Atalanta midfielder Bryan Cristante. The midfielder was also linked with Manchester United, but will move for a fee of between ‚ā¨25m with ‚ā¨5m add-ons (Gazzetta dello Sport)
Timo Werner has denied claims he will use the World Cup as an audition for a move to Barcelona, Real Madrid or Liverpool (Socrates Magazine)
Manchester United defender Matteo Darmian met Juventus‚Äô director of football¬†Fabio Paratici¬†in Milan on Wednesday with a ‚ā¨13million agreement to bring him back to Serie A virtually agreed (Gazzetta dello Sport)
Sevilla could make a move for Girona goalkeeper Yassine Bounou (Mundo Deportivo)
Roma director of football Monchi has opened talks over a deal for Benfica forward Talisca, who is also a target for Manchester United (Tuttosport)
Wolves have agreed a ¬£10million fee with Porto to turn defender Willy Boly’s loan into a permanent deal (A Bola)
Cristiano Ronaldo¬†has dismissed talk of Real Madrid‚Äôs interest in¬†Neymar¬†as mere speculation (El Chiringuito de Jugones)
Bayer Leverkusen¬†have signed former¬†Eintracht Frankfurt¬†goalkeeper¬†Lukas Hradecky¬†on a free transfer – increasingly speculation that Berd Leno is on the verge of a ¬£22m move to Arsenal (Bild)
AC Milan have offered Fioretina star¬†Milan Badelj a four-year deal (Tuttosport)
Watford¬†want to retain the services of on-loan¬†Barcelona¬†winger¬†Gerard Deulofeu this summer (Mundo Deportivo)
Torino and AC Milan could open talks over a potential swap deal involving¬†Patrick Cutrone and Andrea Belotti (Calciomercato)
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Tottenham have reportedly upped the price for Toby Alderweireld as Man Utd open talks for the defender, while Arsenal are looking to land a midfielder snubbed by France, according to Thursday’s papers.
SPURS UP ALDERWEIRELD PRICE AS MAN UTD OPEN TALKS
Tottenham have reportedly opened negotiations with Manchester United for Toby Alderweireld, but Spurs supremo Daniel Levy is playing hardball again.
Red Devils boss Jose Mourinho is a big fan of the Belgian international and is looking to take advantage of the 28-year-old’s contract impasse with the north London outfit.
Alderweireld is out of contract in 2020 and has so far failed to reach an agreement over a new deal, leading to strong speculation that he will be sold for a fee in the region of ¬£55million.
However, the Daily Mirror claims that Spurs now want ¬£75m for the former Southampton star – a fee closer to the one which Liverpool paid to land Virgil van Dijk in January.
Alderweireld cost Tottenham just ¬£11.5m when he arrived from Atletico Madrid in 2015 and formed an outstanding partnership with international team-mate Jan Vertonghen at the heart of Mauricio Pochettino’s defence.
However, injury and issues over his new contract have seen Alderweireld play second fiddle to the club’s record signing Davinson Sanchez this season, leading to talk that Spurs are prepared to let him leave.
The Belgian is expected to be one a of a number of Tottenham players to move on this summer, with the likes of Mousa Dembele, Danny Rose, Fernando Llorente and Moussa Sissoko also set to leave.
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Arsenal are ready to swoop for Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Adrian Rabiot following his World Cup 2018 snub (Daily Mirror)
Willian is open to a Manchester United move as his exit from Chelsea looks increasingly likely (Daily Mirror)
Arsenal’s three decision-makers staged a secret envelope vote over the new boss – and all went for Unai Emery (Daily Mirror)
Liverpool are fast becoming AC Milan keeper Gianluigi Donnarumma’s best option for a summer transfer (Daily Mirror)
Manuel Pellegrini is keen on highly-rated Reims goalkeeper Edouard Mendy to kick off his reign as West Ham boss (Daily Mirror)
Senior Everton stars are ready to quit the club over a deep division in the dressing room involving Tom Davies and Oumar Niasse (The Sun)
Manchester City target Jorginho will hold crunch talks with Napoli next week (The Sun)
Arsenal are ready to launch a raid for Nice star Jean-Michael Seri this summer (The Sun)
West Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini wants to make Chelsea star Willy Caballero his first summer signing (The Sun)
The Hammers have also made a ¬£1.2m bid for Derby’s Luke Thomas as Pellegrini looks to the future (The Sun)
Manchester United are close to signing Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Fred, 25, and hope to complete a deal for the Brazil international next week (MEN)
Graham Potter has dismissed talks that he will become the new Swansea manager (Daily Express)
Man City will have to pay ¬£60m to sign Leicester winger Riyad Mahrez, who they tried to sign in the January transfer window (Guardian)
Liverpool star Mohamed Salah will not eat in the hours before Saturday’s Champions League final as he maintains his Ramadan fast (Daily Express)
Southampton will not receive any bonus payments should any of their former players help Liverpool win the Champions League (The Times)
Maurizio Sarri has snubbed a ¬£5.2m-a-year chance to manage Zenit St Petersburg as he wants the Chelsea job (Daily Star)
Massimiliano Allegri could have been appointed Arsenal manager if Arsene Wenger has stood down a year earlier (Daily Star)
Incoming Everton boss Marco Silva is due to meet with freshly-appointed director of football Marcel Brands this week (Daily Star)
John Terry is poised to sign a new 12-month deal if Aston Villa are promoted, the terms of which could include him missing games against his former club, Chelsea (Daily Telegraph)
West Ham co-owner David Gold has confirmed the club will back new manager Manuel Pellegrini and spend record funds on transfers this summer (Daily Mail)
England’s relegated stars are under pressure to find new clubs to ensure they stay in Gareth Southgate’s plans (Daily Mail)
Paul Robinson believes Joe Hart is capable of rediscovering the form that earned him 75 England caps, and therefore regaining his place as the national team’s goalkeeper (Daily Mail)
Tottenham have joined the race to sign West Brom’s Egyptian centre-back Ahmed Hegazi (ESPN)
Former Chelsea midfielder Michael Ballack could return to Stamford Bridge to become the club’s new director of football (Evening Standard)
Everton left-back Leighton Baines, 33, has no intention of leaving the club despite being linked with a move to Major League Soccer in the United States (Liverpool Echo)
Rangers’ move for Fenerbahce’s Martin Skrtel has hit a hitch with the defender’s agent confirming the clubs are “terribly far apart” from a deal (Scottish Sun)
Nottingham Forest legend Kenny Burns wants the club to give Scotland striker Jason Cummings a second chance (Scottish Sun)
Neil Lennon has revealed Dylan McGeouch could yet sign a new deal at Hibernian (Scottish Sun)
Jim McIntyre is the frontrunner to replace Jack Ross as St Mirren boss (Scottish Sun)
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Arsenal are favourites to land Hamburg defender Josha Vagnoman, according to a report.
ESPN claim the Gunners, Chelsea and Everton are keen on the 17-year-old full-back, who¬†was the second youngest player in history to play in the Bundesliga, when he made his debut in March in the 6-0 defeat against Bayern Munich.
Vagnoman has played for Germany’s Under-17s and Under-18s and he was a key member of the Germany U17 side at the World Cup last year.
He can play in either full-back position and is under contract until 2019, but the club have offered him a new deal, which he has yet to sign.
The report claims Arsenal “believe they are well positioned” to sign Vagnoman with the Gunners’ German head of recruitment Sven Mislintat a big fan of Vanoman.
The Sun reported in February that¬†Arsenal were tracking Josha Vagnoman¬† and claimed Chelsea, Manchester City and Bayern Munich had also shown an interest in the player.
The Hamburger Abendblatt last week¬† reported that Newcastle United had an¬†offer turned down by Hamburg, and that the player was set to sign a three-year contract despite relegation from the Bundesliga.
‚ÄúThe key is that I feel comfortable with Hamburger SV.¬†I feel good here and everything fits,” Vanoman told the German paper in February, before of course they were relegated.
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Manchester United remain the most valuable club in Europe, according to the latest study of leading teams – but six Premier League sides comprise the top 10.
The report looked at the finances of 32 clubs based on their popularity on social media channels, aggregate operating revenues over three seasons, and success in European competitions.
The clubs were then ranked by ‘enterprise value’ – an accounting measure used to assess how much it would cost to buy any given club or company as it includes a business’ total debt, with professional services firm KPMG using its own formula to reach these valuations.
United’s enterprise value sees them again rank ahead of both Spanish giants Real Madrid and Barcelona, extending their lead with a year-on-year growth of five percent.
The Premier League club top the list at 3.255 billion euros (¬£2.92bn), with Real Madrid at 2.92bn euros (¬£2.62bn) edging out Barcelona at 2.783bn euros (¬£2.49bn).
Germany’s Bayern Munchen are fourth (2.552bn euros/¬£2.29bn), ahead of Manchester City (2.16bn euros/¬£1.93bn), the Ethiad Stadium club seeing a nine per cent increase in year-on-year growth for the period of the study.
The financial muscle of Premier League clubs – powered by lucrative broadcasting revenues, especially from overseas rights, and sponsorship deals – is shown with Arsenal (2.102bn euros/¬£1.88bn), Chelsea (1.765bn euros/¬£1.58bn), Liverpool (1.580bn euros/¬£1.415bn) and Tottenham all in the top 10.
Spurs showed 27 per cent growth, up to 1.3bn euros (¬£1.16bn), while Leicester, who won the Premier League title in 2015/2016, are listed in 15th place, with a 29 per cent increase at 596 million euros (¬£533m).
West Ham, recently moved into the London Stadium, are a new entry at number 16, on 531m euros (¬£475m) and Everton (512m euros/¬£458m) are 19th.
In a statement, KPMG’s global head of sports Andrea Sartori, the report’s author, said: “Despite this year’s (overall aggregate) growth being lower than last year’s 14 per cent growth, the football industry continues its rise.
“Overall growth is driven by different factors, one of these being the increase of operating revenues of the top 32, at eight per cent.
“Eye-catching transfer deals and spiralling staff costs have not prevented such clubs from registering a striking upward trend, as the profits before taxes increased by some 17 times in comparison to the previous year.”
Sartori added: “One of the reasons for this growth can be found in the significant influence exercised by English clubs, as well as the improved financial health of many mid-size clubs within the ranking, which also reflects compliance with the UEFA FFP (Financial Fair Play) Regulations.”
European club enterprise value ranking top 10:
1 Manchester United 3.255 billion euros (¬£2.92bn), 2 Real Madrid 2.92bn euros (¬£2.62bn), 3 Barcelona 2.783bn euros (¬£2.49bn), 4 Bayern Munich 2.552bn euros (¬£2.29bn), 5 Manchester City 2.16bn euros (¬£1.93bn), 6 Arsenal 2.102bn euros (¬£1.88bn), 7 Chelsea 1.765bn euros (¬£1.58bn), 8 Liverpool 1.580bn euros (¬£1.415bn). 9 Juventus 1.302bn euros (¬£1.158), 10 Tottenham 1.3bn euros (¬£1.16bn).
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Raheem Sterling has yet to meet up with England after the Manchester City forward was given special dispensation due to a private matter.
After Gareth Southgate last week revealed his 23-man World Cup squad, the majority linked up at St George’s Park this week to step up preparations for the tournament in Russia.
However, Sterling has missed the first two days of camp due to a private matter and will instead join up with group on Tuesday evening.
Manchester United and Chelsea players have also not arrived after being given an extended break following the FA Cup final, with Liverpool’s England players also set to get some time off after Saturday’s Champions League final.
Those players, along with Sterling, were the only ones missing from camp at St George’s Park on Tuesday morning, when Harry Kane trained for the first time since being named England captain for the World Cup.
John Stones and Kyle Walker worked inside on an individual training regime, while standby players James Tarkowski and Jake Livermore took part in the main session.
Chelsea teenager Mason Mount joined England training again having impressed on loan at Vitesse Arnhem.
Watford’s Nathaniel Chalobah continues his rehabilitation from a serious knee injury with the group, while Angus Gunn, the Manchester City goalkeeper who impressed on loan at Norwich, is also with them.
Gunn will be replaced in the training squad by standby goalkeeper Tom Heaton next week.
Fellow back-up players Lewis Cook and Adam Lallana are away with the England Under-21s and Liverpool respectively.
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