Transfer news & rumours LIVE: Madrid favourites for Lewandowski

Madrid favourites for Lewandowski

Real Madrid are still considered the favourites to sign Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski, reports Evening Standard.

Chelsea have been linked with a move for the Poland international, who prefers to play in the Champions League next season.

With the Blues set for Europa League football in 2018-19, the 29-year-old striker is more likely to head to the Santiago Bernabeu than Stamford Bridge next season. 

Man Utd to push hard for Alex Sandro

Manchester United will make a big push to sign Juventus left-back Alex Sandro this summer, reports the Daily Mail.

Though Ashley Young performed well at left-back this season, Jose Mourinho is keen to add a specialist at the position and views the Brazilian as an ideal signing.

The 27-year-old is likely to cost Man Utd around £45 million (€51m/$60m).

Chelsea add Jokanovic to shortlist

Chelsea have added Fulham boss Slavisa Jokanovic to their managerial shortlist, reports Evening Standard.

The Blues are preparing for the exit of Antonio Conte, whose departure is set to be announced immanently after two seasons at the helm. 

Jokanovic has impressed Chelsea’s management after leading the Cottagers to the Championship play-off final while playing an entertaining brand of football on a tight budget. 

Man Utd not willing to sell Martial within PL

Manchester United are open to offers for Anthony Martial but do not wish to sell him to another Premier League side, reports Daily Mail.

The 22-year-old recently completed a frustrating season at Old Trafford that ended with him being left out of France’s World Cup squad. 

United are open to cashing in on the former Monaco man this summer but fear he could come back to haunt them if they sell to Chelsea or Tottenham, who are both interested. 

Could Salah join Real Madrid?

Real Madrid take on Liverpool in Saturday’s Champions League final, with many tipping them to sign the Reds’ biggest star in the off-season. 

Ahead of the showdown in Kiev, Goal‘s Ben Hayward examines whether a transfer could happen either this summer or in the future.

Read the feature right here on Goal!

Emery to have little say in Arsenal transfers

Incoming Arsenal manager Unai Emery has agreed to work within the club’s transfer structure, reports the Mirror

Chief executive Ivan Gazidis and head of football operations Raul Sanllehi will oversee a transfer-market effort led by head of recruitment Sven Mislintat and contract negotiator Huss Fahmy.

The structure gives Emery little input in transfer dealings, with the Spaniard set to focus mostly on matters taking place on the field. 

Juve to enter Milinkovic-Savic race

Juventus are set to join the race for coveted Lazio midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, according to Tuttosport.

The Serbia international has drawn interest from all over Europe with his displays, as Manchester United have been strongly linked.

The 23-year-old is expected to cost between €80 million (£70m/$94m) and €100m (£88m/$118m).

Arteta set for new City deal

Mikel Arteta is set to be handed a new contract at Manchester City after missing out on the Arsenal managerial job, reports The Telegraph.

Arteta was nearing a deal to take over for Arsene Wenger before a late turn of events saw Unai Emery given the position instead.

The Spaniard will now continue as Pep Guardiola’s assistant, with City management viewing the 36-year-old as a long-term successor to the former Barcelona and Bayern manager. 

Pellegrini to be handed £75m war chest

New West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini is set to be handed £75 million (€86m/$101m) in the transfer market to remake the side, reports the Mirror

The Hammers are looking to get younger, with Michail Antonio and Jordan Hugill set to be sold and James Collins already released. 

Newcastle’s Jamal Lascelles and Burnley’s James Tarkowski are two of the side’s biggest defensive targets for the summer, with West Ham also looking to upgrade their attack. 

Ancelotti in talks with Napoli

Carlo Ancelotti is in talks with Napoli to replace manager Maurizio Sarri, reports Sky Italia.

Sarri has hinted that he is set to depart the Serie A runners-up, and could be in line to replace Antonio Conte at the helm of Chelsea.

Ancelotti, who has managed Real Madrid, Chelsea, Milan and PSG among others, has been out of management since being sacked by Bayern Munich in September. 

Arsenal confident in landing Germany starlet

Arsenal feel they are in good position to sign Hamburg defender Josha Vagnoman, reports ESPN FC.

The 17-year-old has already made his Bundesliga debut and has drawn interest from the Gunners, Chelsea, Everton, Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund and RB Leipzig.

With former Dortmund scout Sven Mislintat now head of recruitment and Per Mertesacker set to begin as reserve team manager, Arsenal feel their German connections will give them a leg up in the race for the highly coveted Germany U-17 star. 

Brighton close to landing PSG teen

Brighton are closing in on the signing of 17-year-old centre-back Moussa Sissako from Paris Saint-Germain, reports The Sun.

Sissako has been offered a professional deal with PSG, but will instead head to the Amex Stadium on a four-year contract. 

The Seagulls landed Sissako ahead of competition from Wolves, RB Leipzig and Marseille.

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Adams to make RB Leipzig move

RB Leipzig are closing in on signing Tyler Adams from sister club New York Red Bulls, according to Kicker

The 19-year-old has impressed in Major League Soccer and has made his debut for the United States national team.

Adams, who can play full-back or central midfield, will join up with Leipzig at the conclusion of the MLS season.