REAL MADRID are optimistic that Kylian Mbappe will be earning his living at the Santiago Bernabeu next season according to reports.

The French talisman is out of contract with Paris Saint-Germain this summer.

And continues to dwell over his renewal offer which includes a reported £84 MILLION signing on fee.

Elsewhere, Robert Lewandowski is reportedly set to LEAVE Bayern Munich after rejecting a new contract, with the Polish striker wanting a move to Barcelona.

And reports from Germany suggest that Erling Haaland has a release clause in his Man City deal.

It is claimed that the Norwegian will ultimately be able to leave the Etihad should a bid of £128m be made.

Keep up to date with all the latest transfer news across the globe…

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  • Anthony Chapman
    Good morning footy transfer fans

    Raheem Sterling is in no rush to make a decision on his Man City future.

    According to the Daily Mail, the England star will wait to June before deciding whether to stay or go.

    His contract is set to expire in the summer of 2023.

    The likes of AC Milan, Arsenal and Spurs are monitoring the situation.

    Meanwhile, Italy’s La Gazzeta Dello Sport has reported that Liverpool and Tottenham both hold an interest in Roma star Nicolo Zaniolo.

    The 22-year-old attacking midfielder is potentially valued at £60million.

    Jose Mourinho’s side want to tie him down to a new deal but the likes of AC Milan and Juventus could also test their resolve.

    In other news, Barcelona and Atletico Madrid are rumoured to being considering a swap deal that involves Alvaro Morata and Antoine Griezmann switching teams.

    Morata is currently on loan to Juventus from Atleti.

    A deal would see Griezmann return to the Nou Camp.

    Finally, Liverpool centre-back Nat Phillips is reportedly on the verge of signing for Bournemouth.

    A deal could be worth £8million according to The Express.

    The 25-year-old centre-back has spent the second half of the season on loan at the Cherries helping them clinch promotion back to the Premier League.

  • Anthony Chapman
    Ronaldo hints at United stay

    Cristiano Ronaldo has dropped his biggest hint yet that he will remain at Man Utd under Erik ten Hag.

    Ronaldo said: “I know that he has done a fantastic job at Ajax, and that he is an experienced coach. But we have to give him time.

    “Things must change the way he wants. If he does well, all of Manchester United will be successful, so I wish him well. 

    “We are all happy and excited, not only as players, but as fans as well. We have to believe that next year we can win titles.”

  • Anthony Chapman
    Nketiah told to sign contract

    Bacary Sagna believes Eddie Nketiah should stay at Arsenal and commit his future on a new deal.

    He exclusively told SunSport: “Nketiah should stay. It’s never been easy for him. 

    “But he’s played a few games in a row now and demonstrated his ability and answered his critics perfectly. 

    “He’s shown the world he’s a top striker that can really help the club.

    “He’s a great addition to the team, he’s scored some great goals and should think about committing his future to Arsenal.”

  • Anthony Chapman
    Man Utd get Danjuma boost

    Man Utd target Arnaut Danjuma is available for £45million this summer.

    Marca claims the bargain release clause kicks in following his stunning season in Spain.

    Danjuma fired Villarreal to the Champions League semis straight after joining from Championship side Bournemouth.

    But Danjuma could now be set for an immediate Premier League return, with Liverpool also interested.

  • Anthony Chapman
    Exclusive by SunSport’s Jake Lambourne

    Bacary Sagna has warned Arsenal off a move for Leicester star Youri Tielemans, urging Mikel Arteta to invest in other areas of his squad.

    Sagna said: “Arsenal already have quality midfield players and [Mohamed] Elneny who’s doing really well. 

    “So, I’m not sure whether they should cover more of the midfield position, we’ve got [Thomas] Partey too and he’s important.

    “In my mind they should focus on signing a centre-back and a striker.”

  • Anthony Chapman
    Bellingham snubs summer United switch

    Jude Bellingham has shut the door on a summer move to Man Utd by pledging his loyalty to Borussia Dortmund.

    The England midfielder said: “The only future I think about is the next game for Dortmund.

    “I look forward to next season. I look forward to it finally starting.

    “But yes, I will be here next season and I will be ready.”

  • Anthony Chapman
    Chelsea close to Perisic swoop

    Chelsea are reportedly on the verge of signing Inter Milan star Ivan Perisic

    Sport Mediaset claims terms have been agreed over a stunning free transfer this summer.

    Perisic has rejected a new offer from Inter following their Italian Cup win over Juventus.

    And he is set to arrive at Stamford Bridge as a replacement for left wing-back Marcos Alonso, who wants to join Barcelona.

  • Anthony Chapman
    New era at Old Trafford

    Man Utd will oversee a transfer “revolution” under Erik ten Hag this summer.

    Fabrizio Romano said: “It’s gonna be a revolution, I’m sure about that. I see a United revolution in the summer.

    “Many players leaving on a free, Jesse Lingard, Edinson Cavani, Juan Mata, Nemanja Matic.

    “Also players that are still in the club with a contract, who want to discuss directly with Ten Hag about their future.

    “Marcus Rashford, this is going to be a really interesting one because he’s out of contract in one year, with an option to extend for future seasons.”

  • Anthony Chapman
    Villa line up Gomez swoop

    Steven Gerrard is reportedly planning an audacious raid on Liverpool for Joe Gomez.

    The Mirror claims the defender’s lack of minutes under Jurgen Klopp could see him agree to the shock swoop.

    Gerrard has already completed up a big deal for world-class playmaker Philippe Coutinho.

    And top centre-back Gomez is the next on his dream wish list, with a new elite midfielder also a priority.

  • Alex Smith
    Dybala’s agent in London

    According to Italian outlet Calciomercato.com via Football Italia, the agent of Juventus star Paulo Dybala is in London.

    Arsenal, Spurs and Chelsea have all be rumoured to be interested in the attacker previously,

    The 28-year-old’s contract is set to expire at the end of this season.

  • Alex Smith
    Haaland has a release clause in his Man City contract

    Erling Haaland apparently has a release clause in his Man City contract according to Sky Sports.

    City announced the official signing of Haaland earlier this week in a deal worth £51.2million.

    It has now come to light that there is a release clause in the deal worth in excess of €150million.

    The blue side of Manchester are rumoured to be not worried by the chance of the striker leaving due to the enormity of the fee required.

  • Alex Smith
    Lukaku has his say

    Romelu Lukaku has now broken his silence on what his agent has said to the media earlier.

    He has put out this statement on Instagram.

    Is this him potentially firing shots at his agent?

  • Alex Smith
    Tuchel on Lukaku and his agent

    The Chelsea manager has spoken once again on the Romelu Lukaku scandal.

    The German has said regarding the rumours his agent wants a meeting with the Chelsea hierarchy: “I think if he plans to talk with the owner, maybe it is not his plan to talk with me. It’s fair enough. Let’s see if he gets a meeting. It is his right. We will talk to anybody.

    “We will evaluate any situation of any player, including Romelu. We will see what is going to happen and what the plans are.”

    When asked about if he has concerns about the media noise regarding Lukaku ahead of such a big game, Tuchel responded: “I was only made aware of it five or ten minutes ago, actually. It’s what sometimes happens in football.

    “The attention is so high that sometimes it attracts situations that you don’t want to have before big matches. It’s the way it is.

    “For me, it is not a distraction and hopefully, for everybody that works on the team and the team itself, it is not.”

  • Alex Smith
    Newcastle favourites to sign Calvert-Lewin

    Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin has had a difficult season as he battles with injury.

    However, the Englishman could be on the move this summer with Newcastle favourites to sign him at 7/4.

    Arsenal are also in the mix at 9/4 just in front of West Ham and Manchester United.

    Credit: Getty
  • Alex Smith
    Chelsea switch attention to Sangare due to Rice fee

    West Ham are demanding a huge bid of £150million for them to consider selling Declan Rice according to the Mirror.

    As a result, Chelsea believe Ibrahim Sangare would be better value for money.

    The Ivorian could be available for just £30million this summer after a standout season for PSV this campaign.

  • Alex Smith
    United trying hard to get rid of Martial

    The career of Man Utd forward Anthony Martial has stagnated after another underwhelming year at Old Trafford followed by a loan spell at Sevilla where he has netted just one goal.

    The Red Devils are looking to offload him this summer potentially as part of a deal that gets them to sign another player.

    Victor Osimhen is wanted by United and they could offer Martial as part of the deal according to Area Napoli.

    It has also been reported that the Frenchman could be used in a deal to bring Inter striker Lautaro Martinez to the club.

  • Alex Smith
    Perisic to Chelsea?

    Croatian international Ivan Perisic could be on his way to Chelsea.

    The Inter Milan player is capable of playing anywhere on the left-hand side, as a winger or wing-back.

    This versatility could tempt Thomas Tuchel into signing him especially with Marcos Alonso potentially departing the club.

  • Alex Smith
    More to come and go at Villa

    Steven Gerrard continued in his press conference about the signing of Phillipe Coutinho.

    He said having a player of his calibre could help attract more top quality player to come and join Aston Villa.

    Gerrard also admitted some players will head for the exit door as part of his re-build.

    He hinted at some of his squad being unhappy about limited game time saying it’s better for those players to go elsewhere so they can enjoy first-team football.

  • Alex Smith
    Gerrard delighted as Coutinho stays at Villa

    Aston Villa boss Steven Gerrard is buzzing about Phillipe Coutinho making his move to the club permanent.

    He said: “I was aware a little bit before it was announced and I think it’s fantastic for everyone connected with the club.

    “You’ve seen the reaction from the supporters, it’s very positive, they’ve seen him over the last five or six months play ever so well.”

    On why he thinks Coutinho swapped Barcelona for Birmingham, Gerrard, 41, joked: “Probably my banter and my company to be honest.”

  • Alex Smith
    Targett spoke to Ings prior to Newcastle move

    Via BoyleSport, Matt Target has revealed that he spoke to Danny Ings before his move to Newcastle.

    Ings worked with Howe at Bournemouth and Burnley.

    Targett said: “I spoke to Ings before I moved up here, just asking what he’s like as a manager, and he was just full of praise for him and he loved working for him.

    “I was looking forward to working with him – obviously knowing what a good job he done at Bournemouth and then he’s come here and is doing just as well. It’s been great working with him.”

  • Alex Smith
    Newcastle: Ritchie answers on money being no object

    In connection with BoyleSports, Newcastle star Matt Ritchie has joked that if the club can sign anyone then they should sign Lionel Messi.

    He said: “If money was no object, I’d bring in Lionel Messi.”

    He also said Newcastle have the potential to be one of the biggest clubs in the country.

  • Alex Smith
    Werner nearly went to Liverpool

    Chelsea striker Timo Werner has revealed he was close to joining Liverpool prior to joining the West London club.

    He said to the Mirror: “Of course Liverpool were also in my thoughts and were a big possibility for me.

    “But at the end I decided for Chelsea and I won the Champions League title last year so it was not the worst decision.”

  • Alex Smith
    Lazio chief on Milinkovic-Savic

    Lazio club president, Claudio Lotito, has insisted he will not sell Sergej Milinkovic-Savic this summer unless a huge bid comes in.

    The Serbian mifielder has been one of the standout players in Serie A this season and Man Utd are rumoured to be keen.

    “Milinkovic is not for sale. I turned down a €140million bid for him.

    “I’d ask Sergej what he wants to do in case we receive an important proposal from a world-class club.”

  • Alex Smith
    West Ham want Broja but on loan

    The Hammers hold an interest in Chelsea’s on loan star Armando Broja.

    However according to West Ham insider Claret and Hugh, they want to sign the 20-year-old on loan before any permanent outlay.

    While at Southampton, Broja has scored nine goals.

  • Alex Smith
    Morata and Griezmann to switch clubs

    Barcelona and Atletico Madrid are rumoured to being considering a swap deal that involves Alvaro Morata and Antoine Griezmann switching teams.

    Morata is currently on loan to Juventus from Atleti.

    A deal would see Griezmann return to the Nou Camp.

    Barca sporting director Mateu Alemany was spotted in talks with the CEO of their La Liga rivals, Miguel Angel Gil Martin, on Thursday.

    This is according to Marca.

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