FOOTBALL TRANSFER GOSSIP:
- Zinedine Zidane is ready to return to management and is targeting a post at his former club Juventus, according to reports in France.
- Paris Saint-Germain are willing to let Lionel Messi leave in the summer on a free transfer as the club embarks on a new strategy focused on recruiting young French players
- Chelsea have agreed a deal to sign 18-year-old Portuguese winger Diego Moreira on a free transfer when his Benfica contract expires this summer.
- Newcastle United are confident they can complete a £30m deal to sign Arsenal and Scotland defender Kieran Tierney, 25, this summer.
- Aston Villa are considering a £55m combined bid for two Manchester City and England players – 32-year-old defender Kyle Walker and midfielder Kalvin Phillips, 27.
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- Ollie Watkins has agreed a new long-term contract at Aston Villa despite Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United expressing an interest in the 27-year-old England striker.
- Chelsea’s 32-year-old France midfielder N’Golo Kante and 33-year-old Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang are summer targets for Barcelona.
- Brighton are close to agreeing a deal to sign 16-year-old Scotland-born defender Ronan Ferns from Celtic.
FOOTBALL TRANSFER GOSSIP
- Celtic boss Ange Postecoglou is the latest manager to be considered for the Chelsea job, though former Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino remains the frontrunner.
- Manchester United remain interested in Napoli front man Victor Osimhen and club chiefs even went to watch him in last week’s Champions League defeat to AC Milan.
- Bayer Leverkusen boss and former Liverpool midfielder Xabi Alonso, 41, has emerged as a strong candidate to be the next West Ham manager if David Moyes leaves this summer.
- Newcastle are planning a move for Barcelona’s 26-year-old Brazilian forward Raphinha.