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TOP STORY: PSG to table mega de Gea Deal

Paris Saint-Germain look set to take advantage of David De Gea‘s contract uncertainty at Manchester United by offering him a deal worth £90m, according to the Daily Star

De Gea has just over a year remaining on his Old Trafford contract, which is worth £200,000 a week, but PSG are offering to more than double the Spain international’s wages to £450,000 a week despite his recent struggle for form.

The French champions are keen to sign a long-term replacement for Gianluigi Buffon, whose future at Parc des Princes looks uncertain.

De Gea’s contract situation could force United to cash in this summer. With a fee of around £50m enough to tempt them to sell, PSG could now lure him to the French capital.

The news comes after sources told ESPN FC that United are seriously considering triggering Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak‘s €120m buy-out clause, throwing De Gea’s future into further doubt.


22.32 BST: And that’s your lot for tonight. Be sure to check back in tomorrow for more of the same.

22.30 BST: Liverpool winger Sadio Mane has been linked with Real Madrid, but he told a news conference ahead of his side’s Champions League tie with Barcelona that he’s not thinking about a move.

“I think you guys write it [the rumours]. I just read it with my friends,” he said. “I respect the [Spanish] league, it’s a good league with great players. But the Premier League is also a wonderful league, everyone wants to play here. I have this opportunity [at Liverpool] so I think it’s cool.”

21.51 BST: Matthijs de Ligt and Frenkie de Jong are two of the top transfer stories of this summer, with De Jong heading to Barcelona already. Donny van de Beek could be set to join them after his performances in the Champions League, but Ajax CEO Edwin van der Sar has told the Guardian what the Dutch club expects of its players.

“Marc [Overmars — director of football] and myself have been players. We have flown the nest at a certain point to find another challenge and we know that is going to happen,” he said. “That’s not a problem as long as they give two, three, four good years of service to the club, win the league, play amazing football. Then you can go. Also, for the young players from the academy to have a path to the first team we need to open up spaces. If you have no spaces then talent underneath is suffocated.”

20.27 BST: Benfica pair Ruben Dias and Joao Felix were in action on Sunday against Braga and O Jogo reports that Manchester United chief scout Marcel Bout was there to watch the 4-1 win.

Benfica are ready to stand firm on the duo’s release clauses, which are reportedly €60m for centre-back Dias and €120m for forward Felix.

19.44 BST: FIFA’s Dispute Resolution Chamber (DRC) has ruled against Redmond, Washington based youth club Crossfire Premier in its bid to receive solidarity payments related to the 2014 transfer of DeAndre Yedlin from the Seattle Sounders to Tottenham Hotspur, according to documents acquired by ESPN FC.

19.02 BST: Catch up on the latest rumours as the FC TV guys run down our rater.

18.09 BST: Uriel Antuna is impressing on loan from Manchester City at LA Galaxy, having struggled with a spell at Groningen, and the Mexican is keen to return to England — despite only having a year left on his contract.

“Right now I’m doing well,” he told Marca Claro. “I’m playing, the next year we’ll see the opportunities that can be given, if God wants [for him to return to City] why not? One of my goals is to return to Europe”

17.14 BST: Manchester City will stick with Benjamin Mendy despite his injury problems and “have opted not to pursue a new left-back this summer,” according to Sky.

16.48 BST: West Ham defender Reece Oxford is on the brink of making his loan move to German club Augsburg into a permanent deal, Sky Sports reports. Oxford, 20, has been with Augsburg since January and a full-time move would see him valued at around £8m.

15.49 BST: The Mirror says Arsenal goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez, who has been on loan at Championship side Reading this season, will leave in the summer “if Unai Emery doesn’t offer him the opportunity to challenge No.1 Bernd Leno.

15.15 BST: Everton midfielder Tom Davies has signed a new contract at Goodison Park, committing him to the club until June 2023. The England under-21 international said: “I am made up to sign a new deal. I feel the club have faith in me, and they’ve shown that by giving me this contract. It is where I want to be.”

14.43 BST: Juventus sporting direction Fabio Paratici was at Fiorentina-Sassuolo as he continues to cast an eye over Federico Chiesa, according to Tuttosport. It reports that the Fiorentina man remains his first choice attacker this summer.

13.56 BST: Premier League survival is assured for Southampton, and the Mail says manager Ralph Hasenhuttl is already planning for next season and will make a move for prolific Birmingham striker Che Adams.

13.31 BST: Paul Pogba will have to take a pay cut if he leaves Manchester United for Real Madrid in the summer, with sources telling ESPN FC that Madrid are not prepared to match his £290,000-a-week Old Trafford wages.

Sources at United have repeatedly said Pogba, 26, will not be sold at the end of the season, despite persistent speculation linking the midfielder with a move to the Bernabeu.

12.42 BST: Mundo Deportivo reports that Barcelona will bring Marc Cucurella back from Eibar. The left-back is on loan at Eibar, who will exercise their option to sign him for €2m, but Barca will take up their option to re-sign him for €4m. A decision will then be made on whether he stays or is sold for a bigger fee.

12.11 BST: Ivan Rakitic wants to stay at Barcelona amid reported interest from Manchester United and Inter Milan. “I don’t want to be anywhere else. I hope the club, the president, the coach and the fans see this the same way I do,” the Croatia international told reporters. “I hope they tell me that I’ll stay here for another three years.”

11.44 BST: If at first you don’t succeed… Arsenal tried to sign Christopher Nkunku from Paris Saint-Germain on loan in January only to be told that the French champions wanted a permanent deal, and now the London Evening standard reports that they are poised to make a £17.2m bid for the midfielder.

11.17 BST: Manchester City defenders Nicolas Otamendi and Danilo could leave in the summer in search of more playing time, sources have told ESPN FC.

Otamendi, 31, signed a contract extension in January but has started fewer than half of City’s Premier League and Champions League games this season, while Danilo has made 12 appearances.

10.53 BST: Norwich, promoted back to the Premier League on Saturday, have been linked with potential moves for Rotherham midfielder Semi Ajayi and Brentford defender Yoann Barbet.

10.23 BST: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain returned to action for Liverpool against Huddersfield on Friday after more than a year out with injury, and the Mirror reports that the club will give him a 12-month contract extension in “a strong show of faith” to the England international.

10.00 BST: Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane is happier since Zinedine Zidane’s return as coach but still unsure where he will play next season, sources have told ESPN FC.

In March, ESPN FC reported that Varane, who has been linked with Manchester United, was considering whether to look for a new challenge — but Marca claimed he had “parked” the idea of leaving.

However, sources told ESPN FC he had not made a decision about his future ahead of a meeting with Bernabeu chiefs.

09.40 BST: Corriere dello Sport suggests Inter Milan are ready to sign striker Moise Kean from Juventus.

Kean is an Inter supporter and his contract runs out at the end of next season, so director Beppe Marotta is looking to secure another major coup on a free transfer. 

The forward’s agent, Mino Raiola, has a positive relationship with Inter and represents their former players Mario Balotelli and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

08.52 BST: Manchester United’s former Champions League winning captain Rio Ferdinand is in the frame to become the club’s new sporting director, according to the Daily Mail.

United are reportedly looking for a director as they attempt to change their largely failing transfer policy.

08.00 BST: Napoli and Juventus are reported to be fighting it out to sign Kieran Trippier from Tottenham Hotspur, with Sky Sport Italia claiming the Azzurri have made an offer.

Both Napoli and Juve have already booked their berths in next season’s Champions League and are now planning their squads for the new campaign. A bid of €20m is reported to have been tabled by Napoli for the England defender, valued closer to €35m by Spurs and is understood to be on Manchester United’s list of targets.

PAPER TALK (by James Capps)

Bernabeu switch, Premier League ditch for Ndombele?

Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane will attempt to persuade Lyon midfielder Tanguy Ndombele to ditch a move to the Premier League and sign for him instead.

AS says the 22-year-old favours a move to either Tottenham or Manchester City, but Zidane believes he can convince him that going to the Bernabeu would be best for his career.

Following initial talks, Lyon have set an asking price of €100m but Madrid are confident that they can bring that down to something between €70-80m.

Lyon’s Ligue 1 rivals PSG are also in the race for the player, with Massimiliano Allegri and Juventus monitoring Ndombele’s situation.

Lyon owner Jean-Michel Aulas has said he would rather sell Ndombele to Juve, telling Tuttosport: “It’s true, Juve are interested, but there’s also PSG, Manchester United and City.

“To be honest, I’d like to see Ndombele at Juventus with [Miralem] Pjanic, a player who we launched at Lyon and whom I’m still very much attached to. We’ll see what happens.”

Chelsea after Atal if transfer ban is quashed

The Telegraph reports that Chelsea are in the race to sign highly-rated Nice full-back Youcef Atal but face competition from Atletico Madrid and Bayern Munich.

Atal became the first Algerian in 33 years to score a Ligue 1 hat trick in the 3-0 victory over Guingamp at the weekend, and that display prompted Nice manager Patrick Vieira to declare that the 22-year-old is not for sale.

But that resolve is set to be tested by Europe’s elite, with the Algeria international believed to be keen to play in the Champions League next season.

According to the report, at least €40m will be required to secure the right-back, who is set to appear for his country at this summer’s African Nations Cup.


– Arsenal boss Unai Emery’s transfer plans are in limbo, with the club trying to appoint a director of football and waiting to see if they will be playing Champions League football next season.

There are also doubts among Arsenal players about Emery’s tactical credentials, according to the Telegraph.

– The Daily Mail says Manchester United and Arsenal are set to go head-to-head for young Reading goalkeeper Coniah Boyce-Clarke.

The 16-year-old got rave reviews when he faced United’s youth team earlier in the season, and won the Golden Glove award at last year’s Val De Marne tournament in France.

– Manchester City outcast Danilo is willing to take a pay cut in order to complete a move to Inter Milan this summer, Calciomercato says.

It claims talks between the two parties are well under way, but the Brazilian will need to take a cut to his £75,000-a-week Man City salary if he is to seal a deal with the Nerazzurri.

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