Man Utd Meet With Mertens According to Italian newspaper Il Mattino, Manchester United have held secret talks with Napoli striker Dries M...
According to Italian newspaper Il Mattino, Manchester United have held secret talks with Napoli striker Dries Mertens about a summer move.
The 29-year-old Belgium international, who is out of contract in 2018, is said to be stalling over a new deal as he explores his options.
And Mertens is said to have met with United representatives for two hours in the lobby of a hotel in Naples earlier this week to discuss a potential move.
Juventus Ready To Sign Costa
Douglas Costa has again admitted he is not happy at Bayern Munich and is on the lookout for another team next season.
The Brazilian winger put the final nail into Arsenal’s coffin with his goal in the 10-2 Champions League aggregate defeat earlier this week.
But he is battling Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben for a place out wide and is frequently used as an impact substitute.
Clearly that status quo has irked Costa somewhat and he has again warned Bayern bosses that unless they tie him down then he will play elsewhere next season.
In Other News
Chelsea forward Eden Hazard, 26, is ready to reject an offer from Real Madrid as he is settled in London and loyal to Blues manager Antonio Conte.(London Evening Standard)
Blues defender John Terry, 36, will consider joining another Premier League club this summer, despite turning down Stoke City and West Bromwich Albion in January. (Times - subscription required)
Barcelona have sent their sporting director and scout to watch three Chelsea players - defenders Cesar Azpilicueta, 27, Marcos Alonso, 26, and 28-year-old midfielder Nemanja Matic. (Sun)
Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been talking to Los Angeles Galaxy about a move that would see the 35-year-old become the highest-paid player in MLS history, says former USA defender and president of the American club. (BBC Radio 5 live)
Chelsea are confident of agreeing a new contract with head coach Antonio Conte, but could delay an official announcement until after the Premier League title race is settled. (Telegraph)
Steven Gerrard, 36, could join the England coaching set-up, combining it with his role at Liverpool, and has already had initial talks with senior FA figures. (Independent)
French football journalist Julien Laurens says a move to Paris St-Germain for Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger "has to be on the table". (BBC Radio 5 live)
Everton boss Ronald Koeman has revealed he has held talks with England midfielder Ross Barkley, 23, about committing his future to the Toffees. (Liverpool Echo)
Arsene Wenger has revealed Arsenal made an approach for 18-year-old Monaco striker Kylian Mbappe, who he has likened to Gunners legend Thierry Henry, last year. (Daily Mirror)
Liverpool have been dealt a blow in their pursuit of Athletic Bilbao's Spain forward Inaki Williams, 22. Juventus are now leading the race to sign him following several successful scouting trips. (Daily Express)
Unai Emery's position as Paris St-Germain manager is not under threat despite his side's remarkable 6-1 capitulation against Barcelona at the Nou Camp on Wednesday. (AS)
Manchester United are set to miss out on Paris St-Germain and Italy midfielder Marco Verratti, 24, who was one of manager Jose Mourinho's top targets. (Daily Star)
Chelsea and Manchester City target Leonardo Bonucci, 29, has made peace with Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri following a recent dispute that led to the Italy defender being left out of the club's recent Champions League match against Porto. (Independent)
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp wants midfielder Emre Can, 23, to stay at Anfield. The club intend to hold further talks with the Germany international's representatives at the end of the season in an effort to end his contract stand-off. (Liverpool Echo)
Celtic and Scotland goalkeeper Craig Gordon has insisted that the lure of being part of the Scottish champions' current success story was instrumental in his decision to commit his long-term future to the club. (Glasgow Evening Times)
Manchester City defender Bacary Sagna, 34, is looking at a return to London, with West Ham manager Slaven Bilic hoping to sign the Frenchman on a free transfer. (Sun)
Liverpool are interested in Real Madrid's Brazil right-back Danilo, 25, who has managed just 16 appearances in all competitions this season. (Daily Star)
Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers says he has never heard of Pedro Caixinha, the Portuguese coach who was has been cleared to take charge at Rangers. (The Herald)
Manchester City are still making millions of pounds from image rights deals they said they had forfeited three years ago to help comply with Uefa Financial Fair Play rules. (Independent)
The development of video technology to assist referees, with a system to be trialled in next year's FA Cup, will particularly help combat diving, violent conduct and match-fixing, it is hoped. (Guardian)
Fifa president Gianni Infantino says Craig Bellamy's football academy in Sierra Leone "sold hope" to children only to let them down. The academy, run by ex-Liverpool forward Bellamy's foundation, was closed in September. (Times - subscription required)
Aitor Karanka says he was hurt by Middlesbrough fans calling for him to resign as manager but insists he will not step down, despite the club's struggles. (Evening Gazette)
Paris St-Germain's players and their families were threatened by angry fans when they returned to the French capital after Wednesday's 6-1 Champions League defeat in Barcelona. (Telegraph)
Barca fans celebrating their team's dramatic late victory caused a "minor earthquake", with huge readings detected on a seismograph located close to the Nou Camp. (El Pais - in Spanish)
Manchester City forward Gabriel Jesus, 19, was riding a mobility scooter around Manchester's Trafford Centre on Thursday as he continued his recovery from a broken foot. (Manchester Evening News)
Dimitri Payet says he had to leave West Ham or risk his career going backwards. The 29-year-old attacking midfielder joined Marseille in January. (L'Equipe - in French)