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Paper Talk: United to tie up Perisic deal; Chelsea want Griezmann

Jose Mourinho has been pictured in Croatia and two players have been linked with moves to Man Utd, while Chelsea are chasing Mourinho’s top summer target Antoine Griezmann, all in the papers.

MOURINHO ON BUSINESS IN ZAGREB

Jose Mourinho is in Croatia and believed to be trying to tie up a move for Inter Milan star Ivan Perisic.

The Sun report the Man Utd gaffer flew to Zagreb to meet up with “long-time pal and transfer mastermind Predrag Mijatovic”.

Croatian publication Index.hr claim the reason for Mourinho’s visit was to watch Perisic and midfielder Marcelo Brozovic, 24.

Jose Mourinho in Zagreb, Croatia today. Regarding discussing potential transfers for Croatian players [Index.Hr] #MUFC pic.twitter.com/9xS2uQ7xVz

— Manchester United (@ManUtdUpdates_) March 24, 2017

Croatia defeated Ukraine 1-0 last night and while Brozovic played, Perisic was not involved.

The Sun though believe Mourinho is trying to seal a deal for Perisic with the help of Mijatovic, who has helped Mourinho get big deals over the line in the past.

Here, more photos of Jose #Mourinho in Zagreb, Croatia. [src index.hr] pic.twitter.com/UqR7ReQY1k

— Ivan Žeželj (@izezelj) March 24, 2017

Mijatovic apparently played a key role in Real Madrid signing Luka Modric from Tottenham in 2012 and he helped Mourinho land Nemanja Matic in 2014 for Chelsea.

 

CHELSEA MOVE FOR GRIEZMANN

Chelsea are reportedly interested in signing Man Utd’s top summer target Antoine Griezmann.

The Sun claim they “exclusively revealed that Chelsea are in the race for Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann”.

But as far as any more details are concerned that is your lot. The article then goes on to list a possible Chelsea XI for next season which includes Jan Oblak in goal, Leonardo Bonucci, Radja Nainggolan and Griezmann.

Atletico striker Griezmann was yesterday reported to be very close to signing for United with the Manchester Evening News claiming the deal was almost agreed.

The France forward does have a buyout clause which is believed to be £86million and boss Diego Simeone says if that figure is met then he will likely be waving goodbye to the 26-year-old.

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AND THE REST

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Real Madrid intend to make a summer move for 26-year-old Chelsea midfielder Eden Hazard and are also considering a bid for his Stamford Bridge and Belgium team-mate, 24-year-old goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois. (Guardian)

The Blues plan to offer Hazard a new contract and will reject any bids for the player. (Telegraph)

Arsene Wenger claims Luis Suarez had verbally agreed to move from Liverpool to Arsenal in 2013, after the club bid £40,000,001 for the 30-year-old forward, who joined Barcelona for £75m a year later. (Bein Sports)

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino met Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu this week. The Spanish champions are seeking a new boss, with Luis Enrique leaving in the summer. (Daily Mirror)

Barca are interested in signing Leicester winger Riyad Mahrez, but the Foxes will demand over £40m for their 26-year-old Algeria international. (Telegraph)

Manchester United have moved a step closer to signing 16-year-old forward Daishawn Redan after Ajax confirmed the Netherlands youth international will be leaving this summer. (Sun)

United’s neighbours Manchester City and Premier League leaders Chelsea also want Redan, who has chosen not to sign a professional contract with Ajax. (Daily Mail)

Jack Wilshere wants to go back to the Emirates and show he can still be a major player for Arsenal. (The Sun)

Romelu Lukaku has reaffirmed his decision to snub a new Everton deal. (Various)

Manchester City are sweating on the fitness of Kevin De Bruyne ahead of their crucial matches against Arsenal and Chelsea. (The Sun)

Former Arsenal forward Robert Pires says manager Arsene Wenger signing a new deal with the Gunners is more important than extending the contracts of Chile forward Alexis Sanchez and Germany midfielder Mesut Ozil, both 28. (Daily Mail)

Former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard is destined to become the manager at Anfield in the future, says ex-Reds midfielder Xabi Alonso. (Liverpool Echo)

Manager Paul Lambert admits Wolves could struggle to keep £13m-rated winger Helder Costa, who has been watched by Arsenal and Chelsea. (Daily Mirror)

Preston will try to sign on loan winger Aiden McGeady if Everton pay off the final year of his contract. (Daily Mirror)

Tottenham are planning to sell 22-year-old Netherlands striker Vincent Janssen, who has scored one goal from open play since joining from AZ Alkmaar, in the summer. (Mirror)

Vincent Janssen: Staying put

Erik Lamela’s future at Spurs is also in doubt after a row over the 25-year-old Argentina winger’s treatment for a hip injury. (Times)

Middlesbrough centre-back Ben Gibson is a target for Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City and Tottenham. Boro value the 24-year-old at £25m. (Daily Mail)

Liverpool could be aided in their pursuit of Gibson by former Middlesbrough defender Jonathan Woodgate, who is now a scout for the Anfield club. (Daily Star)

Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure has told manager Pep Guardiola he wants to stay at the club, but the Spaniard says there will be no talks on the 33-year-old’s future until the end of the season. (Manchester Evening News)

West Bromwich Albion are interested in signing Nigeria winger Moses Simon, 21, who plays for Gent in Belgium. (Birmingham Mail)

Wolverhampton Wanderers want to re-sign Crystal Palace’s 28-year-old Mali winger Bakary Sako – less than two years after he left Molineux for the Eagles. (Express & Star)

Leicester City boss Craig Shakespeare is refusing to look beyond the season in the role – despite four straight wins since taking charge. Shakespeare, 53, was announced as the Foxes’ manager until the end of the campaign earlier this month. (Leicester Mercury)

Arsenal’s Switzerland midfielder Granit Xhaka, 24, says critics have unfairly painted him as a “brainless idiot” because of his disciplinary problems this season. (24heures)

The Football Association could be fined over the behaviour of some England fans during Wednesday’s 1-0 defeat in Germany. Sections of the away support booed the German national anthem and sang about World War Two. (Telegraph)

Liverpool’s Brazil midfielder Philippe Coutinho, 24, can replace 32-year-old Spain international Andres Iniesta at Barcelona, says ex-Barca and Reds forward Luis Garcia. (TalkSPORT)

Real Madrid midfielder Isco, 24, has hit out at rumours linking him with a move to Barcelona. (Marca)

Isco: Could leave Real Madrid this summer

Barcelona are preparing to sign Juventus forward Paulo Dybala, 23, this summer as a replacement for Neymar, who is a target for Paris St-Germain, Manchester United and Chelsea. (Mundo Deportivo)

Brighton & Hove Albion will not go on a “crazy spending spree” if they reach the Premier League for the first time. The Seagulls have a six-point automatic promotion safety cushion in the Championship table with eight games to go. (The Argus)

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Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about West Bromwich Albion | BBC 24 Mar 12:10

Carlisle United sign Nabi and Tomlinson

Carlisle United sign midfielder Samir Nabi for the rest of the season and striker Ben Tomlinson on non-contract terms.

West Brom – teamtalk.com 24 Mar 09:09

Paper Talk: Gimenez battle on for Prem pair

Man Utd and Liverpool are battling it out for an Atletico Madrid centre-back, while the Reds are also chasing Burnley’s Michael Keane, all in Friday’s papers.

DUO BATTLE FOR GIMENEZ

Manchester United and Liverpool are believed to be battling it out to sign Atletico Madrid central defender Jose Gimenez.

The Daily Mirror report that the Premier League pair are going “head to head” for the 22-year-old.

There is little other detail in the report other than Mourinho has been tracking the central defender for some time and that now Jurgen Klopp is also chasing the Uruguay international.

Gimenez has made 19 appearances this season, but only nine of those have been in La Liga with Diego Godin and Stefan Savic keeping him out of the side.

Injury has also plagued Gimenez this term with abductor muscle problem ruling him out for over a month in September and then a similar problem earlier this year sidelining him for another two weeks.

The player is believed to have a £39million buyout clause, but it’s understood neither club would be willing to meet that condition.

 

LIVERPOOL WANT KEANE TOO

Liverpool will also “join Everton in pursuit” of Michael Keane, according to the Daily Mail.

It’s clear that Jurgen Klopp is looking for a new centre-back this summer and Burnley man Keane is on the Anfield club’s radar after his solid England debut against Germany.

The former Man Utd man was impressive on Wednesday night in an almost faultless display and that, apparently, has been enough to persuade Liverpool to move for Keane.

Burnley look set to lose the 24-year-old at the end of the season, when he will have just 12 months remaining on his contract.

The Clarets are hoping for a fee in excess of £20million but Manchester City and Chelsea have been monitoring the player and his old club Manchester United, who have a sell-on clause, could also launch a move to bring him back to Old Trafford.

AND THE REST

Eden Hazard: Endured some rough stuff against Man United

Real Madrid hope to sign Belgium forward Eden Hazard, 26, and goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, 24, from Chelsea this summer. (Guardian)

An Arsenal fan is plotting a sensational crowdfunding campaign to raise £904m to buy the club from owner Stan Kroenke. (The Sun)

West Ham are weighing up a raid for Bournemouth’s Josh King in the summer. (The Sun)

Norwich want Barnsley’s Paul Heckingbottom to be their new boss. (The Sun)

Tottenham are willing to listen to offers for France midfielder Moussa Sissoko, 27, who cost them £30m in the summer. (L’Equipe)

Manchester City are prepared to spend around £40m to sign 20-year-old France winger Kingsley Coman after his two-year loan spell at Bayern Munich from Juventus ends. (Daily Mirror)

Leicester and Algeria forward Riyad Mahrez, 26, has held talks with Barcelona and wants to make a £35m move at the end of the season. (Sport)

Stoke manager Mark Hughes wants to invest in youth this summer and that means Phil Bardsley, Glen Johnson and Charlie Adam could go. (Daily Mirror)

Recently recalled England striker Jermain Defoe, 34, wants to quit Sunderland to return to former side West Ham, according to Arsenal legend Ian Wright. (Sun)

Gerard Deulofeu is the latest name on West Ham’s radar ahead of a major summer overhaul at London Stadium. (Daily Star)

Michy Batshuayi’s agent has refused to rule out the striker leaving Chelsea this summer. (Daily Express)

Former Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri is set to be offered a return to management with Serie A strugglers Palermo. (Corriere dello Sport)

Manchester City have expressed an interest in Schalke left-back Sead Kolasinac, who is out of contract at the end of the season. (Daily Mail)

Norwich are set to appoint Huddersfield’s Stuart Webster as their new sporting director.  (Daily Mail)

Arsenal will compete with north London rivals Tottenham to sign Schalke’s Leon Goretzka after the 22-year-old Germany midfielder turned down a new contract. (Daily Mirror)

Barcelona forward Neymar says his Brazil team-mate Philippe Coutinho would “totally fit” in with the La Liga side’s style of play, as the Spanish champions step up their interest in the 24-year-old Liverpool midfielder. (Daily Mail)

West Ham will offer 28-year-old New Zealand centre-back Winston Reid a new contract worth about £70,000 a week at the end of the season. (Sun)

Young British players are not being challenged enough or developed in the right way, says Belgium and former Everton boss Roberto Martinez. (Telegraph)

Alex Neil, who was recently sacked by Norwich, says he has no interest in succeeding Gordon Strachan as Scotland manager. (TalkSPORT)

Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema has asked France coach Didier Deschamps for an explanation on why he was not selected for Saturday’s World Cup qualifier against Luxembourg. (RMC)

Barcelona have held talks with out-of-favour Real Madrid and Spain midfielder Isco, 24, about a dramatic move this summer. (Diario Gol)

Manchester United winger Adnan Januzaj says he does not know where he will be playing next season. The 22-year-old Belgium international is on loan at Sunderland. (Sunderland Echo)

Manchester City will make a world record £130m bid for AC Milan’s 18-year-old goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma. (Sky Sport Italia)

Everton are in talks to sign 15-year-old Nottingham Forest midfielder Brennan Johnson and will have to pay up to £1m for the England under-16 international.(Telegraph)

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West Brom – teamtalk.com 23 Mar 19:24

Everton move sees another traditional stadium close

Everton’s proposed departure from Goodison Park will see one of the Premier League’s most traditional venues closed for business.

On Thursday, Everton took a significant step towards their goal of building a new stadium on the banks of the River Mersey after securing a deal to acquire land at Bramley Moore Dock.

West Ham’s move to the London Stadium ahead of this season continued a trend in recent years which has divided the Premier League neatly in half – 10 of the current 20 clubs have moved ground since the start of the Premier League era, nine in the last 20 years and Middlesbrough in 1995.

At the other end of the scale, Everton are one of eight to have been in their current homes for more than a century while Watford continue to redevelop the 95-year-old Vicarage Road and Crystal Palace, with 93 years in Selhurst Park, are also closing on three figures.

 

Premier League stadium facts

  • West Ham’s was the first stadium move for 10 years, since Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium opened in 2006.
  • Five teams – Swansea, Manchester City, Hull, Leicester and Southampton moved in the five years prior to that, and Stoke and Sunderland in 1997.
  • Three current Premier League teams – Chelsea, Liverpool and Burnley – are still in their original ground. Burnley’s Turf Moor is the oldest Premier League ground, having opened in 1883.
  • Goodison itself dates back to 1892, when they moved out of Anfield and were replaced by newly-formed Liverpool. Tottenham’s White Hart Lane is the other remaining 19th-century stadium.
  • West Brom (1900), Manchester United and Bournemouth (both 1910) and Chelsea (formed in 1905) are the other teams to have occupied their current homes for more than 100 years.

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Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about West Bromwich Albion | BBC 23 Mar 18:36

Da kyar ne Sakho ya sake buga wasa a kakar bana

Da wuya idan dan kwallon West Ham United, Diafra Sakho zai dawo buga wa kungiyar wasanni a bana, bayan da yake yin jinyar raunin da ya yi a bayansa tun cikin Nuwamba.

West Brom – teamtalk.com 23 Mar 13:13

Rumour Mill: Arsenal plan overhaul; duo watch ?new Neymar?

A Serie A side are monitoring a Manchester United defender ahead of a possible move, while Arsenal and Manchester City are watching a teenage talent according to Thursday’s rumours.

ARSENAL

Arsenal will bid for Barcelona midfielder Arda Turan as they prepare for the possible summer departures of Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez (The Times)

Arsenal and Manchester City are among the clubs monitoring Flamengo teenager Vinicius Junior. The 16-year-old Brazil U17 forward has also been watched by Manchester United and Barcelona (Daily Mail)

Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil will be sold as part of a reinvention process that could see a huge overhaul of players at the Emirates this summer (Daily Express)

Manchester United have become the first team to submit a formal offer for Kylian Mbappe (The Sun)

Arsenal and England midfielder Jack Wilshere will consider a move abroad and is unlikely to remain at Bournemouth beyond the end of the season (Bleacher Report)

CHELSEA

Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Marco Verratti could be set for a big-money move in the summer (Daily Mirror)

Antonio Conte has sounded out Juventus star Leonardo Bonucci about a money-spinning switch to Chelsea this summer (Daily Star)

Scouts from Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United watched Germany defender Antonio Rudiger against England on Wednesday (ESPN)

Chelsea and Manchester United are very interested in signing Genoa youngster Pietro Pellegri (Calciomercato)

CRYSTAL PALACE

Wolves are keen on re-signing Crystal Palace winger Bakary Sako

EVERTON

Everton are plotting a £15million summer move for Leeds striker Chris Wood (Football Insider)

West Ham are lining up a shock swoop for Everton winger Gerard Deulofeu (Daily Star)

Everton are in talks with Nottingham Forest over a deal for teenage midfielder Brennan Johnson (Telegraph)

LEEDS

Everton are plotting a £15million summer move for Leeds striker Chris Wood (Football Insider)

LEICESTER

Leicester winger Riyad Mahrez has been in contact with Barcelona ‘for months’ with the Catalan giants considering a £30million summer move for the Algerian (Leicester Mercury, via SPORT)

MANCHESTER CITY

Scouts from Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United watched Germany defender Antonio Rudiger against England on Wednesday (ESPN)

Arsenal and Manchester City are among the clubs monitoring Flamengo teenager Vinicius Junior. The 16-year-old Brazil U17 forward has also been watched by Manchester United and Barcelona (Daily Mail)

Neymar says fellow Brazilian and Manchester City forward Gabriel Jesus is good enough to play for Spanish giants Barcelona (The Sun)

MANCHESTER UNITED

Manchester United have become the first team to submit a formal offer for Kylian Mbappe (The Sun)

Scouts from Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United watched Germany defender Antonio Rudiger against England on Wednesday (ESPN)

Roma want to bring Manchester United outcast Matteo Darmian back to Italy (Daily Star)

Manchester United are leading the race to sign Atletico Madrid defender Jose Maria Gimenez this summer (AS)

Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Marco Verratti could be set for a big-money move in the summer (Daily Mirror)

Chelsea and Manchester United are very interested in signing Genoa youngster Pietro Pellegri (Calciomercato)

STOKE

Turkish giants Fenerbahce are sizing up summer move for Stoke star Bojan (Stoke Sentinel)

SUNDERLAND

West Ham will reportedly once again to attempt to sign Sunderland forward Jermain Defoe during the summer (The Sun)

Sunderland midfielder Sebastian Larsson says there will be no discussions about a new contract until the season ends. (Sunderland Echo)

TOTTENHAM

Tottenham midfielder Moussa Sissoko is set to leave for £17million just a year after signing (L’Equipe)

Real Madrid are considering a move for former Tottenham left-back Yuri Berchiche, who was loaned out to Cheltenham while at White Hart Lane (Marca)

WATFORD

Watford winger Steven Berghuis believes he will return to the Premier League club permanently once his loan with Feyenoord expires at the end of the season (Watford Observer)

WEST HAM

West Ham will reportedly once again to attempt to sign Sunderland forward Jermain Defoe during the summer (The Sun)

West Ham are lining up a shock swoop for Everton winger Gerard Deulofeu (Daily Star)

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Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about West Bromwich Albion | BBC 23 Mar 12:38

West Brom's Olsson to return to Sweden

West Brom defender Jonas Olsson joins Swedish side Djurgarden IF after having his contract at The Hawthorns cancelled.

ESPN FC - West Bromwich Albion News 23 Mar 12:28

Defender Jonas Olsson leaves West Bromwich Albion after nine years

Jonas Olsson is returning to Sweden after almost a decade at West Brom. Swedish defender Jonas Olsson has left West Bromwich Albion to return to his homeland and join Djurgarden. Olsson, 34, would have been out of contract in the summer, but has reached a mutual agreement with Albion to terminate the remaining months of his deal. It means he will sign for the Stockholm club in time for the start of the Swedish season next week. His departure brings an end to a nine-year stay at The Hawthorns in which he helped West Brom win promotion back to the Premier League, making...

West Brom – teamtalk.com 23 Mar 09:09

Paper Talk: Arsenal?s Wilshere could move abroad; Ozil latest

Arsenal are set to make a bid for Barcelona midfielder Arda Turan, while Manchester United and Chelsea could move for PSG star Marco Verratti, according to Thursday’s newspapers.

Gunners plan swoop for Turan

Arsenal will bid for Barcelona midfielder Arda Turan as they prepare for the possible summer departures of Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez, according to reports.

The Gunners are likely to raise some funds in the summer if they decide to let their star duo leave and have targeted Turan as a replacement for Ozil.

Turan has only made 13 starts in La Liga this season and has struggled to make an impact since his move from Atletico Madrid in 2015.

The Times reports that Arsenal have made the Turkey international their top target and will make a £25million bid in an attempt to land him in the summer.

The 30-year-old has three years left on his contract at the Camp Nou but could face the chop with Barca likely to have a new manager at the helm next season.

Premier League giants look to land ‘unhappy’ Verratti

Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Marco Verratti could be set for a big-money move in the summer, according to reports.

The Daily Mirror claims that Premier League sides Manchester United and Chelsea could be two of the teams heading up the chase for the ‘unhappy’ star.

The Italy international’s agent, Donato di Campl, claims that the 24-year-old wasn’t pleased with the manner of PSG’s exit to Barcelona in the Champions League and could leave in the next transfer window.

“The situation is very complicated – he has a very good contract until 2021,” Di Campli Gazzetta dello Sport.

“He wants to win and PSG, like it is, cannot win. He has been in Paris for five years now and he has to make a decision: earn a lot and not win or earn and become a champion.

“It is not a problem of money. Whoever signs Verratti will pay him a lot of money. One thing is certain: if he leaves PSG, it will be for a top European club.

“There are some top Italian clubs but I have my doubts Italy will be his final destination. Spain, the Premier League or the Bundesliga? A top European club.”

And the rest…

Former Real Madrid player Ozil is too good to move to Turkey, says ex-Germany midfielder Michael Ballack.(Talksport)

Arsene Wenger reckons Arsenal fans need to get some “perspective” and remember what he has done for the club. (Daily Mirror)

Real Madrid are considering a move for former Tottenham left-back Yuri Berchiche, who was loaned out to Cheltenham while at White Hart Lane. (Marca)

Arsenal and England midfielder Jack Wilshere will consider a move abroad and is unlikely to remain at Bournemouth beyond the end of the season. (Bleacher Report)

Neymar says fellow Brazilian and Manchester City forward Gabriel Jesus is good enough to play for Spanish giants Barcelona. (The Sun)

Sunderland midfielder Sebastian Larsson says there will be no discussions about a new contract until the season ends. (Sunderland Echo)

Manchester United will not be re-employing former Under-23 boss Warren Joyce. (Manchester Evening News)

Wolverhampton Wanderers have a £1.5m deal in place to sign buy Austrian forward Andreas Weimann. (Express and Star)

Watford winger Steven Berghuis believes he will return to the Premier League club permanently once his loan with Feyenoord expires at the end of the season. (Watford Observer)

Stoke boss Mark Hughes says striker Peter Crouch has not closed the door on his England career. (Stoke Sentinel)

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ESPN FC - West Bromwich Albion News 21 Mar 23:34

Jake Livermore: England recall gives hope to players struggling with issues

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Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about West Bromwich Albion | BBC 21 Mar 19:06

'I'm proud to say I play for Wales'

West Bromwich Albion's 18-year-old dual-qualified striker Tyler Roberts says he is committed to representing Wales.

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about West Bromwich Albion | BBC 20 Mar 17:35

Robson-Kanu still believes in himself

Wales striker Hal Robson-Kanu still believes in himself, despite spending most of the season on the West Brom bench.

ESPN FC - West Bromwich Albion News 20 Mar 01:37

Nicol: Arsenal doesn't have any gumption

The FC crew cut Arsenal no slack in their loss to West Brom, continuing to pile blame on Wenger's poor leadership.

ESPN FC - West Bromwich Albion News 19 Mar 23:36

James McClean and West Brom's energy too much for Arsenal

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ESPN FC - West Bromwich Albion News 19 Mar 15:03

Tony Pulis: West Bromwich Albion 'should be proud of fantastic season'

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