Griezmann, De Gea, Sanchez, Hazard. Friday’s Transfer Rumours
Manchester United are ready to trigger Antoine Griezmann’s £86m release fee with Atletico Madrid and have recruited Paul Pogba to help them sign the France international. United may have more luck with Griezmann’s Atletico team-mate Jose Gimenez who could be sold this summer. Manchester United, Manchester City and two un-named Spanish clubs are interested in Bayern Munich midfielder Joshua Kimmich. Manchester United transfer news here.
Manchester United will demand at least £66m from Real Madrid for goalkeeper David De Gea. There is no release clause in his contract at Old Trafford.
Manchester United are reported to have offered a deal of £140,000 a week to Napoli striker Dries Mertens.
Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez is wanted by Atletico Madrid.
Chelsea believe they will beat Manchester City to the signing of Southampton central defender Virgil van Dijk. Chelsea coach Antonio Conte has told owner Roman Abramovich that he does not want Eden Hazard to be sold this summer. The Belgium international is being linked with interest from Real Madrid. Defender Andreas Christensen will return from his two-year loan at Borussia Monchengladbach this summer. Chelsea are being linked with Hoffenheim defender Jeremy Toljan. Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Javier Pastore has played down reports of a summer transfer to Chelsea.
Rodriguez, Coman, Zaha
Liverpool and Chelsea transfer target James Rodriguez will be sold by Real Madrid if they receive a bid close to the £68m they paid Monaco for him in 2014. To date, Real have yet to receive any bid more than half of that amount.
Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino says he could never manage Barcelona or Arsenal.
Chelsea and Manchester City transfer target Kingsley Coman may not move to Bayern Munich on a permanent basis.
Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha is still a transfer target for Tottenham Hotspur. Moussa Sissoko and Erik Lamela could make way for Zaha.
Crystal Palace midfielder Yohan Cabaye could leave for French side Marseille.
Everton could make a move for Hull City defender Harry Maguire this summer.
West Ham United, Stoke City, Everton and Sunderland are all interested in Dynamo Kiev’s Croatia international defender Domagoj Vida.
Liverpool are facing a ban on signing academy players following reports they tried to tap up a 12-year-old boy playing for Stoke City.
Liverpool are interested in Roma midfielder Leandro Paredes. Schalke have played down transfer interest from Anfield in midfielder Max Meyer.
Burnley will try and increase the price for Liverpool and Everton transfer target Michael Keane. The Clarets must pay 25 percent of any fee to former club Manchester United.
West Bromwich Albion are interested in Gent winger Moses Simon.