Premier League transfer news and rumours
United to move for Varane?
Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane is considering his future at the Bernabeu despite the return of Zinedine Zidane as the club’s head coach.
French World Cup winner Varane has spent eight successful years in the Spanish capital but according to the Daily Mirror, via the French newspaper L’Equipe, the 25-year-old is “keen to explore his options as he seeks a new challenge”.
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Mane on Zidane’s target list
Chelsea’s Eden Hazard and Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar have again been linked with a move to Real Madrid. Another player on Zinedine Zidane’s target list is Liverpool ace Sadio Mane. Zidane wants to sign the 26-year-old Senegal striker in the summer. (France Football)
Juve keen on Eriksen
Juventus have joined Real Madrid in the battle to sign Christian Eriksen from Tottenham. The Danish playmaker, who is 27, will only have one year left on his contract at the end of the season. (Daily Mail)
Sanchez to team up with Ronaldo?
Italian giants Juventus are also being linked with a move for Manchester United striker Alexis Sanchez. Juve want to add Sanchez to their forward line to play alongside Cristiano Ronaldo. But the Chilean would have to take a pay cut to move to Turin. (Daily Express)
Gunners target Gelson
Atletico Madrid forward Gelson Martins is a summer transfer target for Arsenal. The 23-year-old is currently on loan at Monaco after Arsenal failed with their own loan bid in January. (talkSPORT)
Suarez back to Barca
Denis Suarez has failed to impress Arsenal manager Unai Emery during his loan spell from Barcelona. The Spaniard is set to be dumped by Emery at the end of the season and to return to the Camp Nou. (The Sun)
United eye Manolas
Roma and Greece defender Kostas Manolas is a summer target for Manchester United. The 27-year-old has a £30.8m release clause in his Roma contract that United are keen to activate. (Manchester Evening News)
Kante in demand
Chelsea’s French World Cup-winning midfielder N’Golo Kante is wanted by some of Europe’s biggest clubs. The 27-year-old is on the target list of Juventus, Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid. (Calciomercato)
Felix happy at Benfica
Benfica’s teenage star Joao Felix says he’s happy at the Portuguese club despite being linked with Manchester United, Juventus and Real Madrid. The 19-year-old said: “I only focus on playing, that’s what I’m here for, the rest I leave it to the [Benfica] president. I’m going through the best time in my life but everything has happened so fast. I haven’t really stopped to think about it. I remain humble. I’m happy at Benfica, people like that I’m here and I’m also happy here.” (ESPN/Record)
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