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For the latest gossip and debate, check out our Sportsday rolling news service every weekday, and for a list of all the completed deals, see our transfers page.[1][2]

Manchester City will give Pep Guardiola £250m to spend on new signings, with Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez, 28, Tottenham defender Kyle Walker, 26, and Southampton centre-back Virgil van Dijk, 25, his main targets. (Sun on Sunday)[3]

City are prepared to pay a world record transfer fee for Monaco’s 18-year-old forward Kylian Mbappe. (Sunday Express)[4]

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is considering a move for Paris St-Germain defender Marquinhos, 22. (Manchester Evening News)[5]

United are willing to offer the Ligue 1 side 70m euros (£58.6m) for the Brazil international. (Goal)[6]

Manchester United and Barcelona are interested in 24-year-old PSG right-back Serge Aurier. (L’Equipe – in French)[7]

La Liga giants Barcelona also want to sign 25-year-old Tottenham playmaker Christian Eriksen. (Sunday Mirror)[8]

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Everton manager Ronald Koeman has told striker Romelu Lukaku, 23, he will not realise his Champions League ambitions if he joins Manchester United.(Sunday Mirror)[9]

The Toffees could ask for 19-year-old forward Tammy Abraham, who is on loan at Bristol City, as part any deal involving a move for Lukaku from Chelsea. (Sun on Sunday)[10]

Real Madrid will drop their interest in Chelsea winger Eden Hazard, 26, in order to give 21-year-old midfielder Marco Asensio a chance to develop. (Marca – in Spanish)[11]

Sunday’s FA Cup semi-final against Manchester City could play a part in 28-year-old Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez’s decision about his future. (Independent)[12]

Manchester United forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 35, will visit one of the world’s top knee specialists in America to try to rescue his career following a ruptured cruciate. (Mail on Sunday)[13]

United target Andrea Belotti will be allowed to leave Torino if the right offer comes in for the 23-year-old forward, says boss Sinisa Mihajlovic. (Il Toro, via Manchester Evening News)[14]

Chelsea face competition from Inter Milan for 22-year-old Sassuolo forward Domenico Berardi. (Calicomercato)[15]


Chelsea and Manchester United are keen on Monaco midfielder Bernardo Silva, but the 22-year-old’s agent is in talks with Real Madrid. (Don Balon, via Daily Star)[16]

Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea, 26, tops Real Madrid’s wishlist above Chelsea’s Thibaut Courtois, 24. (Don Balon, via Daily Star on Sunday)[17]

Chelsea are favourites to sign 23-year-old Fiorentina winger Federico Bernardeschi. (Gazzetta dello Sport, via Sunday Express)[18]

Tottenham are considering a summer move for 19-year-old Blackpool winger Bright Osayi-Samuel. (Sun on Sunday)[19]

Liverpool target Lorenzo Insigne has signed a new deal with Napoli. The 25-year-old forward has scored 14 league goals this season. (Goal)[20]

Best of social media

Chelsea players were delighted with their 4-2 victory over Tottenham in the FA Cup semi-final.


Marc Pugh made his 250th appearance for Bournemouth in the 4-0 win over Middlesbrough and celebrated with a goal.


Bojan Krkic, on loan from Stoke, scored for Mainz against Bayern Munich on Saturday to complete this goalscoring feat…


And finally

Tony Adams’ moves in his first training session as coach of Granada got everyone talking, and the former Arsenal defender has been at it again on the touchline.(Sunday Telegraph)[21]

Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea has put his house up for sale for £3.85m – and it comes complete with a glass trophy cabinet. (Sun)[22]


  1. ^ Sportsday (
  2. ^ transfers page. (
  3. ^ (Sun on Sunday) (
  4. ^ (Sunday Express) (
  5. ^ (Manchester Evening News) (
  6. ^ (Goal) (
  7. ^ (L’Equipe – in French) (
  8. ^ (Sunday Mirror) (
  9. ^ (Sunday Mirror) (
  10. ^ (Sun on Sunday) (
  11. ^ (Marca – in Spanish) (
  12. ^ (Independent) (
  13. ^ (Mail on Sunday) (
  14. ^ (Il Toro, via Manchester Evening News) (
  15. ^ (Calicomercato) (
  16. ^ (Don Balon, via Daily Star) (
  17. ^ (Don Balon, via Daily Star on Sunday) (
  18. ^ (Gazzetta dello Sport, via Sunday Express) (
  19. ^ (Sun on Sunday) (
  20. ^ (Goal) (
  21. ^ (Sunday Telegraph) (
  22. ^ (Sun) (

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