Friday, March 25, 2016

All the very latest football news and gossip across Europe!

Here is a round up of all the latest football news/gossip across Europe today, which includes the likes of: Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Slaven Bilic, Barcelona, Remi Garde, Isco, Christian Benteke, Antonio Conte, Juventus, Mario Gotze, Jurgen Klopp, Fernando Torres, Mesut Ozil, Juan Mata and Rafael Benitez to name but a few!

Manchester United are planning a sensational summer swoop for PSG's Zlatan Ibrahimovic. United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward hopes to tempt Ibrahimovic with a two-year deal worth a staggering £250,000-a-week - Daily Star

Napoli are also considering a move for Zlatan Ibrahimovic should Gonzalo Higuain leave in the summer. The Italian daily report that the club are ready to make a two year offer to the Swedish striker which would see him earn £3milllion a year - Tuttosport (Italian sport newspaper published in Turin)

Barcelona are planning a mosaic tribute before the El Clasico game with Real Madrid on 2 April to their former player and manager Johan Cruyff, who has died of cancer aged 68 - Marca (Spanish newspaper)

Premier League academy players will be made to attend social media workshops in aftermath of Adam Johnson child sex scandal - Daily Mail

Aston Villa are considering former Swansea City boss Garry Monk, 37, as a replacement for current boss Remi Garde - The Sun

West Ham are planning to reward manager Slaven Bilic with a new contract – but won’t make a final decision until January. West Ham joint-chairman David Sullivan said in the Mirror: "I will give Slaven a new deal in January. I just want to see that he is not a one-season wonder" - Daily Mirror and

Liverpool and Arsenal are poised to move for 23 year-old Bayern Munich midfielder Mario Gotze - Daily Express and Daily Mail

Barcelona are keen on Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil. According to the Spanish media, the Germany international is keen to return to Spain, while Barcelona could look to offer makeweights in any potential offer to drive down the size of the transfer fee. Arsenal are interested in the Barcelona trio of Arda Turan, Munir El Haddadi and Sandro Ramirez - AS (Spain's leading newspaper)

Juventus will be keeping one eye on the availability of Chelsea stars Oscar, Willian, Nemanja Matic and Eden Hazard in the summer. It is reported that Antonio Conte - if he lands the Chelsea job – will look to make big changes to the squad, which could mean he’ll have to shift some of his higher earning players - Tuttosport (Italian sport newspaper published in Turin)

Liverpool may offer striker Christian Benteke, 25, as part of a deal to land Roma's Argentine midfielder Leandro Paredes, 21, who is currently on loan at Empoli - Daily Mirror

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is preparing a summer move for Stuttgart and Serbia left winger Filip Kostic, 23, although work permit issues could hamper the move - Bild (German tabloid newspaper)

Roma have reportedly slapped a £35m price-tag on midfielder Radja Nainggolan, who is a possible target for Chelsea and Manchester United - Daily Express

Manchester United playmaker Juan Mata has been linked with a shock move to Turkish side Fenerbahce - Daily Express and A Spor (Turkish Sport TV channel)

Inter Milan are tracking Manchester duo Gael Clichy and Juan Mata -

Manchester City are eyeing a move for 24 year-old Leicester City midfielder N'Golo Kante - Daily Star

Manchester City
and Juventus are ready to compete for Real Madrid's 23-year-old Spain midfielder Isco, and James Rodriguez could also be heading for the exit at the Bernabeu.- Daily Mirror

Athletic Bilbao defender Aymeric Laporte, 21, could be one of Pep Guardiola's first signings at Manchester City, after the Blues agreed to meet the Frenchman's £39.6m release clause - Daily Telegraph

Fernando Torres is attracting interest from Lazio. Torres is currently on loan at Atletico Madrid from AC Milan, and his contract with the Serie A side expires in the summer - Corriere della Sera (An Italian daily newspaper published in Milan)

Juventus and Spanish international striker Alvaro Morata last night opened the door to a close-season move to Liverpool or Arsenal - The Sun and Daily Mail

and Algeria winger Riyad Mahrez, 25, is good enough to play for Barcelona, according to former midfielder Xavi - Al-Araby Al-Jadeed (An Arabic and English media outlet headquartered in London)

West Bromwich Albion
and Crystal Palace are both eyeing a move for 20 year-old Werder Bremen midfielder Florian Grillitsch -

Leeds United midfielder Lewis Cook, 19, is £10m summer target for Everton and Stoke City - The Sun

Despite reports that 18-year-old Marcus Rashford is set to sign a new contract at Manchester United, it is our understand that nothing is imminent. However, given his form, a new contract is likely in the near future. He is currently on a £1,000-a-week deal -

Manchester City
fans will have to pay £71 for a ticket to watch the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final away to Paris St-Germain. The tie is on 6 April - Manchester Evening News

Marko Arnautovic
says moving to Stoke City "breathed new life" into his career but is not sure if he will sign a new contract with the club -

Newcastle United striker Adam Armstrong, 19, will stay on loan at League One Coventry City as Magpies boss Rafael Benitez does not want to scar him in a relegation fight. Armstrong has scored 19 goals in 33 league appearances for the Sky Blues -

Norwich City and Northern Ireland striker Kyle Lafferty has agreed to join Birmingham City on loan for the rest of the season -

World Cup-winning Germany midfielder Toni Kroos thinks England have a good chance at Euro 2016 - The Sun

England U21 boss Gareth Southgate says England are right to be cautious about calling up Manchester United youngster Marcus Rashford - Daily Star

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