Premier League transfer news: Willian, Toni Kroos, Raheem Sterling

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho looks to bolster his midfield this summer

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Willian has been linked with Manchester United, Real Madrid and Barcelona
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Premier League transfer news and gossip

Willian: Chelsea to Manchester United/AC Milan

According to the bookmakers, Manchester United and AC Milan are favourites to sign Chelsea star Willian this summer.

The Brazilian, who is 29, could leave Stamford Bridge and the Daily Star says that United and Milan will be joined by Real Madrid, Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain in the battle for his signature.

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Ladbrokes’s Alex Apati told the Star: “Chelsea’s season could be about to go from bad to worse as Willian looks set to be the next blockbuster name to leave Stamford Bridge, with Milan shock joint-favourites to strike a deal.”

Toni Kroos: Real Madrid to Manchester United

With Michael Carrick and Marouane Fellaini set to leave Manchester United this summer, the Old Trafford club will be in the market for midfielders. Real Madrid and Germany star Toni Kroos is again linked with a move to United, The Guardian reports, as are Tottenham’s Victor Wanyama, Lazio’s Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, Nice’s Jean-Michael Seri and Napoli’s Jorginho.

Jonny Evans: West Brom to West Ham

West Ham will make a bid to sign West Brom defender Jonny Evans at the end of the season, the Daily Mirror reports. Evans has a £3m escape clause if the Baggies are relegated and West Ham will compete with Manchester City, Arsenal, Leicester and Everton for the Northern Ireland international.

Nainggolan turns down Chelsea

Roma midfielder Radja Nainggolan has revealed he turned down a move to Chelsea because he’s happy in the Italian capital. Quoted by ESPN, the Belgium international told Sport Voetbal Magazine: “I could have gone to Chelsea and other clubs, but starting something new when you are 28, 29, in a new culture, another lifestyle, that’s not for me. I prefer to stay where I feel good.”

Premier League news and talking points

Blind and Young sign new deals at United

Manchester United have extended the contracts of Daley Blind and Ashley Young. Sky Sports says the duo have signed deals until the summer of 2019 after United exercised options in their contracts. Goalkeeper Sam Johnstone has also signed a 12-month contract extension.

Sterling contract talks to wait

Manchester City have reportedly told Raheem Sterling that contract talks will have to wait until the end of the season. The England forward, who is 23, has three years left on his current deal, but after a superb campaign he’s looking for a “huge boost” to his wages, The Sun reports. Sterling has scored 20 goals in all competitions for City this season.

United to ‘ditch’ Old Trafford expansion plans

The Daily Mail says that Manchester United will delay plans to expand their Old Trafford stadium to “fuel” a summer spending spree for manager Jose Mourinho. United want to grow Old Trafford to an 88,000-seat capacity from 75,000, but a source told the Mail that the “financial priority is to ensure the manager has the funds he needs to improve his squad”.

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