Transfer news & rumours: Madrid target Hazard & Kane

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Madrid target Hazard & Kane

Eden Hazard and Harry Kane are at the top of Real Madrid’s summer shopping list for new signings, claims Mundo Deportivo .

Madrid view a deal for Paris Saint-Germain’s former Barcelona star Neymar to be more feasible in 2019, but club president Florentino Perez still wants big-name signings at the end of the season.

Chelsea playmaker Hazard, who has recently been linked with Manchester City, and Tottenham striker Kane are the key names Perez is focusing on for new arrivals.

Mourinho wants Barca’s Umtiti

Jose Mourinho hopes to lure Samuel Umtiti away from Barcelona this summer, reports Don Balon .

Barca have stalled contract talks with the 24-year-old centre-back and Manchester United hope to pounce on the uncertainty with a lucrative offer.

Umtiti’s has a €60 million release clause in his contract and United would have no problem meeting it to land the France international.

Juve target summer Darmian deal

Matteo Darmian Manchester United

Manchester United’s Matteo Darmian is Juventus’ prime summer target in their search for a new right-back, reports Tuttosport .

Darmian has been repeatedly been linked with a return to Serie A and Juventus are ready to make an approach for the former Torino defender at the end of the season.

Juventus are also interested in signing Liverpool midfielder Emre Can, Roma midfielder Lorenzo Pellegrini and Cagliari’s North Korean striker Han Kwang-song.

Klopp won’t spend ‘crazy’ money

Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool

Jurgen Klopp resisted reinvesting the funds Liverpool received for Philippe Coutinho during the January transfer window due to the inflated prices of the Reds’ targets.

Coutinho departed in a reported €160 million deal to Barcelona at the beginning of January, but Liverpool did not pursue a direct replacement.

They were linked with a move for Monaco’s Thomas Lemar, while RB Leipzig resisted Liverpool’s attempts to bring the end-of-season signing of Naby Keita forward , with Klopp explaining that the “crazy money” involved led to a quieter window.

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Dendoncker wants release clause

Leander Dendoncker Anderlecht 2017

Leander Dendoncker is holding talks to agree a fixed transfer fee for him to leave Anderlecht in the summer after missing out on a January move to the Premier League, reports Het Laatste Nieuws .

West Ham were interested in signing the midfielder on deadline day, but failed to persuade Anderlecht to sell after making an offer approaching the reported asking price of €20 million.

Dendoncker, who has also been linked with Crystal Palace, Manchester United and Watford, was reportedly upset at the failure to clinch a move and an agreement on a fixed fee for the Belgium international to move at the end of the season is being discussed.

Valencia consider Rafinha

Rafinha, Bayern Munich, 17/18

Valencia are considering an approach for Bayern Munich full-back Rafinha, according to SuperDeporte .

The 32-year-old, who has been with Bayern since 2011, is out of contract at the end of the season and a decision is due to be made on whether he will be offered an extension.

However, he could have the option of moving to Spain as Valencia are weighing up an offer for the Brazilian as they search for a new right-back.

Real Madrid eye Roma keeper Alisson

Alisson Becker Roma

Real Madrid are keeping a close eye on Roma revelation Alisson as they look to line up a new goalkeeper ahead of next season, Mundo Deportivo   claims.

The 25-year-old has been a sensation in Serie A this season and reportedly attracted interest from Liverpool in January. However, the Brazilian has caught Madrid’s eye and, after missing out on a new shot stopper in the winter transfer window, they are considering making a move for him in January.

Madrid have already been linked with David de Gea and Thibaut Courtois, but see Alisson as top quality option.

Conte offered Italy escape route

Antonio Conte

Italy are ready to offer Antonio Conte his national team job back if he is sacked by Chelsea, claims the Daily Star .

The ex-Juventus boss has come under fire for recent bad results, while his outspoken criticism of transfer policy is also understood to have vexed those in charge at Stamford Bridge. 

But if he is removed from his post less than a year after lifting the Premier League, he could bounce right back with Italy, still without a head coach after Gian Piero Ventura was sacked in November due to his failure to make the World Cup.

Brady to blame for West Ham’s failed Slimani bid

Islam Slimani Leicester City

Leicester City refused to sell Islam Slimani to West Ham because of comments made by vice-chairwoman Karren Brady,  The Mirror  reports.

The London club tried to sign the forward before the close of the transfer window, but the Foxes refused to do business with them over comments Brady made about owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha in a newspaper column last year.

Although Brady apologised for criticising the owner in the wake of Claudio Ranieri’s dismissal, Leicester still hold a grudge and sent Slimani on loan to Newcastle instead.

Barca put Retsos top of list

Panagiotis Retsos

Barcelona are showing a heavy interest in Bayer Leverkusen defender Panagiotis Retsos, according to Mundo Deportivo .

The defender joined Leverkusen from Olympiakos in August for a reported €22 million and has been a revelation in the Bundesliga so far.

Barca have already had Jonathan Tah high on their list of targets, but his team-mate has overtaken him in the Catalan side’s estimations. 

Blind was offered to Roma

Daley Blind Manchester United

Roma snubbed the chance to sign Daley Blind after the Manchester United player was offered to the Italian side, technical director Monchi says.

The Netherlands international was linked to Roma towards the end of the January transfer window, but the club felt he was too expensive and not right for their team.

“Blind was offered to us three or four days ago, but we decided he was not the right player,” Monchi said. “Even from an economic point of view, which is important.”

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Ozil signs new Arsenal contract

Mesut Ozil Arsenal

Arsenal have confirmed that Mesut Ozil has signed a new contract which ties the midfielder to the club until 2021.

Goal  revealed on Wednesday that the Germany international was set to commit to a new deal and he confirmed he let his “heart decide” his future.

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Man Utd still want Pochettino

Mauricio Pochettino Tottenham

Manchester United are still monitoring Mauricio Pochettino as the ideal replacement for Jose Mourinho,  Manchester Evening News  reports.

Mourinho signed a new contract last week but the Old Trafford club continue to look at long-term successors. After Spurs’ 2-0 win over United on Wednesday will only have boosted Pochettino’s reputation with the United executives.

Real Madrid are also said to have eyes on Pochettino and could make a move for him first with Zinedine Zidane coming under pressure with his side already 19 points behind Barcelona in La Liga.

Man Utd given backing to chase Neymar

Neymar PSG

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Manchester United will be given the financial backing to pursue Paris Saint-Germain attacker Neymar, Don Balon   reports.

Jose Mourinho’s side are sponsored by American car company Chevrolet, who believe the world’s most expensive player would help their profile in Europe and Asia if he were to be signed by the Old Trafford side, and as such are ready to fund a mammoth move for him.

The Portuguese, meanwhile, is said to be “more than happy” with the idea, but Real Madrid are also hovering.