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Crystal Palace ‘demanding £80m for Arsenal target Wilfried Zaha’

Crystal Palace reportedly place an £80m price tag on wantaway winger Wilfried Zaha amid alleged interest from Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal. Crystal Palace have reportedly slapped an £80m price tag on the head of rumoured Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur target Wilfried Zaha. Zaha confirmed his desire to leave the Eagles in order to play Champions League football earlier today, with Palace now resigned to losing their star man. However, they will not let the 26-year-old leave on the cheap and the Daily Mail claims that Palace will only consider bids of around £75m-£80m for the Ivory Coast international. The asking price could prove problematic for both Arsenal and Spurs, who have scouted the winger intensively but are unlikely to be able to afford spending up to £80m on one player. Borussia ...

Real Madrid to rival Manchester City for Borussia Dortmund’s Julian Weigl?

Real Madrid are reportedly ready to rival Manchester City in the race to sign Borussia Dortmund midfielder Julian Weigl. Real Madrid have reportedly identified Borussia Dortmund midfielder Julian Weigl as a potential signing. Head coach Zinedine Zidane will allegedly be provided with the funds to transform Real’s squad over the summer, and the Spanish giants have been heavily linked with a number of attacking players. However, Zidane also holds a desire to freshen things in the middle of the park, and according to reports in Spain, Weigl could be on the Frenchman’s radar. The 23-year-old has established himself as an important member of Dortmund’s squad, but the German has just over two years remaining on his contract. That could lead to interest from a number of clubs ov...

Manchester City ‘alarmed by Manchester United’s Jadon Sancho pursuit’

Manchester City will reportedly attempt to stop Manchester United from signing Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund. Manchester City are reportedly ‘alarmed’ by Manchester United‘s pursuit of Jadon Sancho and are committed to ensuring that the England international does not move to Old Trafford this summer. Sancho spent two years with City before leaving for Borussia Dortmund in the summer of 2017. The 19-year-old has been a revelation in Germany, finding the back off the net on 12 occasions and contributing 22 assists in 50 appearances for BVB in all competitions. United have been linked with a big-money move for the attacker this summer, but according to Bild, City are determined to prevent him from joining the 20-time English champions. This season, Sancho has scored 11...

Paris Saint-Germain to rival Manchester City for Julian Weigl?

Borussia Dortmund midfielder Julian Weigl emerges as a rumoured target for Paris Saint-Germain, who are prepared to rival Manchester City for his signature. Manchester City have reportedly suffered a blow in their long-running pursuit of Julian Weigl as Paris Saint-Germain have joined the race to sign the Borussia Dortmund midfielder. PSG boss Thomas Tuchel worked with the 23-year-old at the Westfalenstadion before leaving the club in 2017 and joining PSG a year later. France Football claims that a reunion could be on the cards as Tuchel is willing to match Dortmund’s valuation. Man City are believed to be admirers of the five-cap Germany international, who they see as a replacement for the ageing Fernandinho. Weigl has fallen out of favour under Lucien Favre and is seeking a move aw...

Chelsea ‘watch Barcelona target Alexander Isak’

Chelsea watch Borussia Dortmund forward Alexander Isak in action for loan club Willem II, according to a report. Chelsea reportedly watched teenage forward Alexander Isak in action for Willem II earlier this month. Isak was linked with a number of clubs before joining Borussia Dortmund from AIK in January 2017. The forward only scored once in 13 appearances for Dortmund, though, before joining Dutch outfit Willem II on loan in the January transfer window. The 19-year-old has struck 11 times in 11 Eredivisie appearances in the second half of the 2018-19 campaign and it has been reported that Barcelona are considering a summer swoop. According to The Mirror, though, Chelsea watched the forward score for Willem II against Ajax earlier this month and the Blues are now tracking the four-time Sw...

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to spend record amount on new players this summer?

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will reportedly spend more money on players this summer than any previous Manchester United manager has managed in a single transfer window before. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will reportedly be given more than £200m to spend on new players this summer in order to turn Manchester United into Premier League title contenders. The Red Devils boss admitted earlier this week that a lot of work has to be done if his side are to make up the gulf in quality on top-two sides Liverpool and Manchester City in the space of one transfer window. United have struggled for form since Solskjaer’s appointment was made permanent last month, and even Saturday’s 2-1 win over West Ham United further emphasised the task on the Norwegian’s hands. According to The Express, Solskjaer...

Everton join Liverpool in showing David Neres interest?

A report claims that Ajax forward David Neres is wanted by Everton, but they may face competition from Liverpool and a couple of other clubs. Everton are reportedly battling Merseyside rivals Liverpool for the signing of Ajax forward David Neres. The 22-year-old has scored 11 goals this season as well as providing 15 assists, including a memorable strike in the Dutch side’s 4-1 win against Real Madrid last month. A host of European clubs are believed to have been monitoring the recently-capped Brazil international. According to Brazilian outlet UOL, Everton are one of the sides keeping tabs on Neres, while Le10 Sport claim Liverpool, Borussia Dortmund and Paris Saint-Germain are also keen on his services. Neres, who joined Ajax from Sao Paulo in January 2017, is likely to be availabl...

Liverpool’s Thorgan Hazard hopes take a hit?

Borussia Monchengladbach attacker Thorgan Hazard agrees to join Borussia Dortmund this summer, according to a report. Borussia Monchengladbach attacker Thorgan Hazard has reportedly already agreed to join Borussia Dortmund in this summer’s transfer window respite suggestions of interest from Liverpool. The 25-year-old, who is the brother of Chelsea’s Eden Hazard, has scored 12 times and registered 11 assists in 29 appearances for Gladbach this season. Liverpool have been credited with an interest in the Belgium international, but according to Kicker, the attacker has already agreed to join Dortmund at the end of the 2018-19 campaign. Hazard, who did not make a single appearance for Chelsea during his time at the club, will see his current deal with Gladbach expire at the end of...

Max Eberl confirms Thorgan Hazard desire to leave

The Belgium international has a contract with the German club until 2020. Reported Borussia Dortmund and Liverpool target Thorgan Hazard has informed Borussia Monchengladbach of his desire to leave the club, sporting director Max Eberl revealed on Monday. Belgium international Hazard – brother of Chelsea star Eden – has long been linked with a switch to Signal Iduna Park, although the Reds have also been heavily credited with an interest. Monchengladbach were keen to hold onto the attacker, who has a contract until 2020 and has scored nine goals in 27 Bundesliga matches this season, but Eberl says Hazard made his wishes clear during recent talks. Despite Hazard deciding that his future lies elsewhere, Eberl insists the club will not accept an offer that does not meet their valuation for th...

Chelsea in contact with Robert Lewandowski representatives?

A report claims that Chelsea are interested in signing Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski as they have doubts over loan striker Gonzalo Higuain. Chelsea have reportedly been in contact with the representatives of Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski about a summer move to Stamford Bridge. The Blues are said to be in the market for a new number nine, despite bringing in Gonzalo Higuain from Juventus in January. Higuain has struggled to make an impact during his loan spell in West London, scoring just three times in 11 appearances, and Chelsea are unlikely to take up the option to sign him permanently at the end of the season. According to The Mirror, the Premier League side’s search for a new goalscorer is said to have taken them to the Bundesliga, with Lewandowski and Borus...

Niko Kovac hails “perfect” Bayern Munich thrashing of Borussia Dortmund

Niko Kovac hailed a “perfect” performance as Bayern Munich took control of the Bundesliga title race by thrashing Borussia Dortmund 5-0. Dortmund started the day two points clear of Bayern, but Lucien Favre‘s side were dismantled during an astonishing first half that saw them concede four times. Mats Hummels, Robert Lewandowski – with his 200th goal in the Bundesliga – Javi Martinez and Serge Gnabry all scored before the break as the Dortmund defence disintegrated. Lewandowski added a fifth against his old club for good measure in the final minute to eclipse Gerd Muller’s 14-goal record in ‘Der Klassiker’ fixtures. “We played perfectly over the 90 minutes,” Bayern boss Kovac said in an interview broadcast on www.bundesliga.com. “I think...

Borussia Dortmund rule out exit for Manchester United target Jadon Sancho

Borussia Dortmund categorically rule out the possibility of Jadon Sancho leaving the club this summer amid speculation linking him with a £100m move to Manchester United. Borussia Dortmund chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke has categorically ruled out the possibility of Jadon Sancho leaving the club this summer. Sancho has enjoyed a breakthrough season at the Westfalenstadion, scoring eight goals and creating a league-high 13 more in just 27 Bundesliga appearances. Such form has earned the 19-year-old England call-ups and attracted interest from some of Europe’s top clubs, with Manchester United understood to hold a particular desire to sign the former Manchester City youngster. The Red Devils have been linked with a mammoth £100m offer after reportedly making Sancho their number on...

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