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24 February 2018 00:00:00 AM Breaking News


Football transfer gossip: Sanchez, Lacazette, Terry, Coutinho, Griezmann, Morata

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Transfer news - latest update (12:00 BST)

Paris Saint-Germain are aiming to scupper Manchester United's hopes of signing Andrea Belotti by beginning negotiations for the 23-year-old Torino and Italy forward. (Canal+ via Talksport)

Former Chelsea goalkeeper Asmir Begovic hopes ex-Blues central defender John Terry, 36, will join him at Bournemouth this summer. (Daily Mail)

Burnley winger George Boyd, 31, is set to leave on a free transfer this summer and has been linked with Derby County. (Sky Sports via Derby Telegraph)

Southampton want to sign Lech Poznan central defender Jan Bednarek, 21, in what could be a record deal for a Polish club. (Southern Daily Echo)

Hull City boss Leonid Slutsky wants to make Chelsea defender Tomas Kalas his first signing. The Czech international, 24, impressed on loan at Fulham last season. (Evening Standard)

Arsenal are expected to make a new appointment to their backroom staff this summer but have scrapped the appointment of a director of football after resistance from manager Arsene Wenger. (Evening Standard)

Transfer news - previous update (09:00 BST)

Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez, 28, fears the Gunners will block him moving to Manchester City - leaving Bayern Munich as the Chile international's only option. (Mirror)

The Gunners have been told to pay 55m euros (£48.7m) plus 12m euros (£10.6m) in add-ons if they want to sign Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette, 26. (Daily Telegraph)

Championship side Aston Villa are keen to sign former Chelsea and England captain John Terry, 36. (Sky Sports)

Atletico Madrid and France striker Antoine Griezmann, 26, has extended his contract with the Spanish side until 2022. (AS)

Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley is open to a possible takeover and a Chinese consortium are interested in the club. (Newcastle Chronicle)

Former Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 35, has started talks over a move to LA Galaxy. (Yahoo)

Liverpool's Brazil forward Philippe Coutinho, 25, has described speculation linking him with a move to Spanish giants Barcelona as "complicated".(Independent)

Chelsea and Spain striker Diego Costa, 28, is prepared to go on loan for the first half of next season in order to secure a transfer to Atletico Madrid. (Cadena SER via Evening Standard)

Blues boss Antonio Conte has told Cesc Fabregas, 30, that he is part of his plans at Stamford Bridge, with fellow midfielder Nemanja Matic, 28, more likely to be sold. (Daily Express)

Chelsea could make a £45m move for Napoli striker Lorenzo Insigne, 26, if they lose playmaker Eden Hazard, 26, to Real Madrid. (Sun)

Manchester City are set to begin talks with Tottenham over the potential signing of 27-year-old England full-back Kyle Walker. (Sky Sports)

Alvaro Morata has edged closer to joining Manchester United after the 24-year-old Real Madrid striker's agent ruled out a move to Italian side AC Milan. (Mirror)

And United have now made their first bid for Spain international Morata. (Daily Mail)

Juventus are interested in signing Leicester's Algeria winger Riyad Mahrez, 26, while Tottenham are keen on the Foxes' 20-year-old England Under-21 forward Demarai Gray. (Mirror)

Inter Milan and Croatia forward Ivan Perisic, 28, says he is interested in a move to Manchester United. (Corriere Dello Sport - in Italian)

The Red Devils' 22-year-old Belgium winger Adnan Januzaj is an £8.8m target for La Liga side Real Sociedad. (Daily Mail)

Nantes president Waldemar Kita has confirmed former Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri is one of four candidates to be the French club's next manager. (Squawka)

Everton are eyeing a move for Saint-Etienne's Guinea defender Florentin Pogba, 26, the elder brother of Manchester United midfielder Paul. (Talksport)

Newcastle striker Aleksandar Mitrovic, 22, admits he could leave the club this summer if the right offer come in for him, with Turkish club Fenerbahce being linked with the Serbia international. (Daily Star)

Paris St-Germain say 24-year-old Italy midfielder Marco Verratti, who is a target for Barcelona, is not for sale. (Marca)

Liverpool have rejected a £1m offer from Championship side Derby County for 24-year-old defender Andre Wisdom. (Daily Telegraph)

New Middlesbrough manager Garry Monk is planning talks to try to persuade centre-back Ben Gibson, 24, to stay with the club as they try to win promotion back into the Premier League at the first attempt. (Daily Star)

Sunderland want Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes as their new boss and are preparing to make a formal offer for the 45-year-old. (Sun)

The back pages

The Sun focus on England's goalkeeping situation, and also suggest Chelsea are keen on Napoli forward Lorenzo Insigne


South Korea president Moon Jae-in has suggested North Korea could be part of a bid from several countries in north-east Asia to co-host the 2030 World Cup. (Guardian)

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is to be allowed to retain all of his backroom staff for next season by the club's hierarchy. (Times - subscription required)

Huddersfield Town's stadium is set for a debut on video game Fifa later this year. (Huddersfield Daily Examiner)

Tottenham pair Dele Alli and Harry Kane are both individually worth more than Barcelona forward Lionel Messi, according to a new report. (CIES Football Observatory)

Former France and Liverpool boss Gerard Houllier believes Alli, 21, can become the player to inspire England to World Cup success. (Daily Express)

Premier League clubs are considering playing Saturday evening matches with a 19:45 kick-off as part of the next broadcasting rights deal, which starts from 2019-20. (Times - subscription required)

A Mexican second-tier side have been ridiculed by supporters after announcing the signing of a player called Andres Iniestra. (Sun)

Gabriel Heinze says he was once knocked out by former Manchester United team-mate Roy Keane during their time at Old Trafford. (Metro)

A picture of Lionel Messi in Ibiza has fans asking what is wrong with his unusually shaped knee. (101 Great Goals)

Roma legend Francesco Totti has told reporters he is going on holiday for two years. (Gazzetta dello Sport - in Italian)

The best of Monday's gossip

Chelsea are not willing to meet the £70m asking price for Real Madrid's Colombia attacking midfielder James Rodriguez, 25. (London Evening Standard)

Ajax want about 30m euros (£26.5m) for 24-year-old midfielder Davy Klaassen, who has been linked with Everton. (De Telegraaf via Liverpool Echo)

Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham, 19, says he is undecided about whether to join Brighton or Newcastle on loan. (Newcastle Chronicle via Daily Mail)

Sweden midfielder Sebastian Larsson is believed to have been offered a new deal by Sunderland but the out-of-contract 32-year-old will wait to see what other offers he gets before deciding on his future. (Sunderland Echo)

Stoke have had no interest in defender Philipp Wollscheid and may have to lower their demands or subsidise his wages if they want to offload the 28-year-old. (Stoke Sentinel)



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