David de Gea’s release clause is revealed and Real Madrid are keen, while Arsenal are plotting a £50m striker bid and Antonio Conte wants five new players at Chelsea.
REAL TO TRIGGER DE GEA’S REALEASE CLAUSE
Real Madrid plan to trigger Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea’s £30m release clause this summer, according to Sky Sports pundit Guillem Balague.
It’s not rocket science the Real might just come back in for the 25-year-old when you consider they would have signed the goalkeeper last summer but for the relevant paperwork to be submitted to late meaning the deal collapsed at the 11th hour,
Balague told Sky Sports: “Real Madrid will go David de Gea again. There is already a buy-out clause in his contract at 30million.
“Real will go for him at that price, that’s for sure. People will question why there is a need to go for De Gea if Keylor Navas is playing so well. But De Gea will be Spain’s No 1 for the next decade, that’s the quality of ‘keeper they’ll be getting.”
ARSENAL PLOT £50M STRIKER BID
Arsenal are planning a £50m summer bid for Juventus striker Alvaro Morata, 23, according to Spanish outlet Okdiario.
Arsenal, who have been linked with the Spain striker previously, are reportedly prepared to spend big on him this summer (but not as big as they were prepared to pay in January when £61m was mentioned).
The 23-year-old Juventus striker is also believed to be on Manchester United’s radar, while Liverpool have also been credited with an interest in the former Real Madrid marksman.
Reports last month suggested Juve were worried Real would re-sign Morata, who has scored just eight goals in 39 appearances this term for club and country, just to sell him on for a huge profit.
Morata signed a five-year contract when he arrived in Turin for 2omillion euros in the summer of 2014, but the striker has had his fair share of problems in Serie A and recently admitted he had “many problems in my mind” after finding goals hard to come by.
AND THE REST
Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney, 30, has suffered a setback in his recovery from a knee injury and could be sidelined for a further month. (Daily Mirror)
United will go head to head with AC Milan this summer to sign Paris St-Germain striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 35. (L’Equipe)
Juventus boss Antonio Conte wants to replace Chelsea centre-back John Terry, 35, with 28-year-old Juve defender Leonardo Bonucci if he takes over as Blues manager this summer. (Daily Express)
The 46-year-old will ask Stamford Bridge owner Roman Abramovich for funds to sign five players when he joins the club. (Times)
Former Chile boss Jorge Sampaoli has claimed he was offered the Chelsea manager’s job but Abramovich then switched his attentions to Conte instead. (Sun)
Atletico Madrid want to bring Diego Costa back to Spain and the 27-year-old Chelsea striker is equally keen to rejoin his old club. (Marca)
Atletico winger Antoine Griezmann, 24, has dismissed suggestions he could join Chelsea or Manchester United this summer. (RMC via Talksport)
After Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero announced plans to end his career back in Argentina, manager Manuel Pellegrini says the club’s other Argentine players, including defenders Pablo Zabaleta and Martin Demichelis, could also opt to end their careers in their home country. (Manchester Evening News)
Sunderland striker Fabio Borini has hit out at former Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers’ “negative treatment” of him during his spell at Anfield.(Di Marzio via Daily Star)
Hull manager Steve Bruce could be tempted to take over at Aston Villa if the Tigers miss out on promotion from the Championship – but has insisted on a large transfer fund. (Daily Mirror)
Former England manager Fabio Capello has criticised the Three Lions, saying it is in England’s culture to blame anyone but themselves after defeat.(Sun)