Thursday, March 15, 2018

All the very latest football news across Europe!

Arsenal's Jack Wilshere is set for an England recall for the pre-World Cup friendlies against the Netherlands and Italy -

Burnley's 25-year-old defender James Tarkowski is set to receive his first call-up to the England team - The Times

The Russian government has threatened to ban 'every single British news outlet' from attending the World Cup - Daily Mail

Real Madrid believe a bid of €300m could tempt PSG to sell Neymar to them this summer. That figure could be even less in the summer of 2019, with the Brazilian set to be available then for €222m
- Marca (Spanish national daily sport newspaper)

Chelsea have appealed for supporters to get in contact with information after claims some were allegedly hurt by police and security using batons outside the Nou Camp before their Champions League defeat to Barcelona last night -

Businessman Saeed Al-Falasi, a member of Dubai's royal family, is interested in buying AC Milan, amid doubts of current owner Yonghong Li's finances - Gazzetta dello Sport (Italian newspaper dedicated to the coverage of sport)

New Southampton manager Mark Hughes is the 'right man' for the club, in the mind of club legend Matt Lee Tissier. The Sky Sports pundit said: "Mark has managed in this league for a long, long time, more than 400 games. I think it is a pretty good appointment from my perspective -

Mark Hughes has been placed out of his comfort zone having been tasked with inspiring Southampton to safety, says Mark Schwarzer. Hughes has been appointed manager at St Mary's until the end of the season following Mauricio Pellegrino's sacking on Monday. Schwarzer, who played under Hughes at Fulham, has described the appointment as "strange", questioning the Welshman's ability to motivate players individually and as a squad -

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is set to clash with the club's senior officials over his summer transfer budget and, with tensions rising, Paris St-Germain might try to tempt him to France - Daily Mirror and AS (Spanish daily sports newspaper)

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho wants £60million Chelsea star Willian this summer - The Sun

Senior figures inside Old Trafford are questioning whether Jose Mourinho is the right man to lead Manchester United. - Daily Mail

Roma goalkeeper Alisson's protracted apparent move to Liverpool may have taken a step closer,with reports that the Italian club are looking at replacements. Alisson could cost the Reds upwards of £60m, it has been reported, as Jurgen Klopp looks for a new number one - L'Equipe (a French nationwide daily newspaper devoted to sport)

Chelsea star Alvaro Morata could be in hot water after an obscene gesture to Barcelona fans last night - Daily Express

Chelsea are keen to sign Juventus' 29-year-old Ghana full-back Kwadwo Asamoah on a free transfer when his contract runs out in the summer - The Sun

Manchester City are set to sign a £45m-a-year sponsorship deal with Puma. Their current deal with Nike is worth £18m a year - The Sun

Fifa has expanded its investigation into whether Manchester City broke rules on signing youth players. The club could be punished with a transfer ban if found guilty of wrongdoing - Daily Telegraph

Arsenal are ready to splash the cash to bring Real Madrid's Luka Modric back to the Premier League this summer but face competition from Liverpool and Spurs - Daily Express

A youth product of Real Madrid, Alvaro Morata has already re-signed for the Spanish side once, and now reports say he could be on his way back to the Bernabeu - again. The Chelsea forward started well at Stamford Bridge after a £60m move from Juventus last summer, but has struggled in more recent times.
Reports suggest he could be joined in Spain by Massimiliano Allegri, with the Juve boss, who managed Morata last season at the Old Lady, tipped to replace Zinedine Zidane in the summer - The Daily Star

Barcelona captain Andres Iniesta says he is contemplating a move to China at the end of the season. The 33-year-old has spent his entire career at Barcelona, but admitted a switch is a possibility after returning from a hamstring injury in Wednesday night's 3-0 win over Chelsea at the Nou Camp -

Hertha Berlin right-back Mitchell Weiser is an option for Bayer Leverkusen, although there is also interest from England, Italy and other German clubs. The 23-year-old midfielder would cost €12m - Kicker (Germany's leading sports magazine)

West Ham manager David Moyes stood up in defence of his players' holiday break in Florida break this week, amid opposition from the club's board - Daily Mirror

Gremio midfielder Arthur has revealed his delight at his impending move to Barcelona. The La Liga leaders announced last weekend that they have reached an agreement on a purchase option to sign the 21-year-old midfielder -

Liverpool will go head-to-head with Tottenham for £30m Stuttgart defender Benjamin Pavard - Daily Mirror

Bayern Munich are ready to join Juventus in the chase for Liverpool's Emre Can - Daily Mirror

Everton are eyeing £7.5million Basel defender Leo Lacroix to help solve their problems at the back - The Sun

Saido Berahino is poised for a return to the Stoke squad this weekend - Daily Telegraph

Dutch side Vitesse Arnhem want to keep Chelsea's 19-year-old English midfielder Mason Mount for another season - (VL - in Dutch)

Patrick Kluivert has harmed his chances of becoming Oxford United's new boss after refusing to fly in for a meeting - The Sun

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