20:55 - Conte doubts over Spurs

Sky Sports are reporting that Antonio Conte is not entirely convinced that he should take up Spurs' offer of a job in the Premier League.
Conte has elected to leave Inter Milan after winning the title, and has been linked with the chance to be Jose Mourinho's permanent replacement.
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Mauricio Pochettino is believed to be on the shortlist for the vacancy, amongst others.
However Conte is concerned that Spurs are too far from a title challenge with their existing squad.

20:00 - Fernandinho out at City?

Manchester City are the next team to confirm their summer exits. While we were aware that Sergio Aguero and Eric Garcia were both leaving for Barcelona, it appears that Fernandinho has left too.
However, the 36-year-old Brazilian has more likely only technically left the club, with both parties in discussion to extend his stay.

17:30 - United confirm Romero exit

There are a couple of surprises as Manchester United confirmed the exit of eight players due to their contracts expiring.
Sergio Romero has left, and last season was linked to both Premier League side Everton and an MLS switch.
Two players who have seen their terms expire are Juan Mata and Lee Grant, but both of them are now in talks over potential contract extensions.

16:55 - Glazer speaks to fans

For the first time since taking over Manchester United, Joel Glazer has spoken to the fans at a fan forum.
He has already pledged a closer relationship with fans following the tremendous backlash to the European Super League proposals, as well as the creation of a Fan Advisory Board.

Joel Glazer tried to get United to join the controversial Super League

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He also had a few words to say on infrastructure development.
He said, "Old Trafford is at the heart of Manchester United and while we have spent over £100m over the last 10 years on infrastructure projects.
"We will now accelerate the process of planning much more significant investment and upgrades to the stadium…rest assured, we will consult with supporters throughout the process to end up with a result we can all be proud of.
“The same goes for our training ground. Preliminary planning work is already under way and there will be significant funding available to further enhance our facilities and ensure they remain world class.”
Just sign Jadon Sancho already!

16:40 - Giroud signs extension

Olivier Giroud has signed a contract extension with Chelsea keeping him at the club for another year!
The Frenchman has already helped the Blues to three major honours in his three-and-a-half years with the club, and has proven himself a fantastic deputy to the first team while coming up with some crucial goals.
The World Cup winner is staying in west London!

16:20 - Brazil to boycott Copa America

Wow, rumours that Brazil players are ready to boycott the Copa America, that is being hosted by Brazil, due to the Covid-19 situation.
Massive.
If the rest of South America follows suit, you can expect some early dealings involving players from the continent as they all return home.

16:00 - Silva signs Chelsea extension

Chelsea´s lawyers are busy today! Thiago Silva has joined his boss in signing a contract extension!
Silva has been at the heart of Chelsea´s defence all season round, and while injury cut his Champions League final short, he certainly deserved to lift the big trophy.
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15:40 - Pallister tells United to sign Kane

Harry Kane wants out of Spurs, United need more firepower, and former Red Devil Gary Pallister sees a match made in heaven.
“Listen, Harry Kane is up for grabs, isn’t he? What a statement it would be if Manchester United were able to get hold of him," he told Metro.
"It seems to me that Man City are favourites, Harry has talked about how he’d love to play with De Bruyne, so we’ve got a good idea of what he’s thinking. But if Manchester United could sign him, what a statement.”

Harry Kane / Tottenham Hotspur

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15:21 - Mbappe keeps quiet on future

There´s plenty of speculation over the future of Kylian Mbappe after he said last year that this season would be his last a Paris Saint-Germain.
But the winger´s PSG team-mate Pablo Sarabia says that he has no inside information over the Frenchman´s intentions, and that the superstar remains tight lipped over his future as he prepare for the Euros with France.
"He tells us nothing," said Sarabia. "Now he is focused on the Euros. What happens only he and the club knows."

15:00 - Paratici keeps door open for Spurs move

Juventus´outgoing Chief Football Officer has said ´now is not the time´ to talk about a move to Spurs as Director of Football at the north London club.
Paratici has been linked with a move to Spurs, alongside talks that involve bringing Antonio Conte to the club to replace Jose Mourinho as manager.
Paratici and Conte have a good relationship from their time working together at Juventus, but Paratici insisted that now was not the time to discuss matters as he leaves the Old Lady.
What´s more, reports suggest Conte is getting cold feet over the move to Spurs, as he remains unconvinced he will have sufficient funding to start the rebuilding project, as well as doubts over the future of Harry Kane at the club.

14:40 - Pintus returns to Real

For fans of big backroom staff moves, we´ve got a big one for you.
Real Madrid have reappointed Antonio Pintus as their first team head of physical preparation and physical preapration methodology. Yes, that´s a job.
Pintus was considered an influential figure during Ancelotti´s first spell in charge as well as Zidane´s streak of three consecutive Champions Leagues.
The club will want a return to their dominance of the past decade and Real´s results when Pintus is in a job speak for themselves.

14:22- Tuchel delighted with extension

On the extension of his contract, Tuchel said: ‘I cannot imagine a better occasion for a contract renewal. I am grateful for the experience and very happy to stay part of the Chelsea family.
‘There is far more to come and we are looking forward to our next steps with ambition and much anticipation.’

Thomas Tuchel, Manager of Chelsea kisses the Champions League Trophy following their team's victory in the UEFA Champions League Final between Manchester City and Chelsea FC at Estadio do Dragao on May 29, 2021 in Porto, Portugal.

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13:55 - Bale full of praise for Ancelotti

Like every summer since the dawn of time, there´s speculation surrounding the future of Gareth Bale.
Has there ever been a player at a club who, on so many occasions, looked so likely to leave, but is still at that club? I don´t think so.
The Welshman spent the season on loan at Tottenham from Real Madrid but with Zinedine Zidane - who never truly took to Bale - now out the picture, is there a future for the winger in Spain?
He has now been reunited with Carlo Ancelotti who originally signed him from Spurs in 2013, and he was quick to praise the Italian who is back at the Real helm.
"I know Carlo Ancelotti is a great manager. I get on with him really well, we had some great times in the past," Bale said.
"As soon as the Euros finishes I'm sure I'll have a conversation and then I'll go from there."

13:38 - Atletico hunt Silva

France Football are reporting that Atletico Madrid will make an attempt to sign man City´s Bernardo Silva this summer.
Silva is no longer a regularly started with the Citizens but started the Champions league Final and is still one of the best attacking midfielders in Europe.
Simeone could offer the Portuguese a key role in his La Liga-winning side.

Bernardo Silva

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13:20 - Liverpool look at Van de Beek

The Liverpool Echo are reporting on the potential for an extraordinary cross-rival move with rumours circulating the Reds could go in for the unsettled Manchester United midfielder Donny van de Beek.
Van de Beek moved to Old Trafford last summer but has found himself a true bench warmer at the club.
And as Liverpool search for a replacement for Georginio Wijnaldum, Ajax legend and Van de Beek admirer Sjaak Swart says Van de Beek would be a ´wonderful´ replacement.

13:00 - Tuchel signs extension

If you win the Champions league with a club who were 10th when you joined, as well as helping them finish fourth, then you deserve a contract extension.
Tuchel has one, keeping him at the club until 2024.

12:30 - Juventus want Pjanic back

Juventus are interesting in signing Miralem Pjanic back from Barcelona.
Pjanic joined last summer in a deal worth £55m coordinated as part of a swap for Arthur Melo, but he only made 19 La Liga appearances this summer after falling out of favour with Ronald Koeman.
And with Koeman set to stay, SPORT are reporting that Pjanic wants out, and Juventus could offer him a route back on an initial loan deal with an option to buy.

12:10 - Everton confirm summer departures

Everton have confirmed a series of departures as Josh King, Theo Walcott, Yannick Bolasie and Muhamed Besic will leave the club this summer.
That´s quite a lot of players actually and all of them cost a fair bit too. Will Walcott get a permanent move to Southampton where he´s spent the last season on loan?

Theo Walcott

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11:50 - Chelsea´s Plan B

Thomas Tuchel's Chelsea are targeting Romelu Lukaku, Harry Kane or Erling Haaland this summer as replacement for the oft-misfiring Timo Werner who is perhaps not the 20-goal-a-season striekr they were hoping for.
But the Blues could go down a different path if these star strikers are out of. Chelsea could turn to Robert Lewandowski, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang or Danny Ings as potential alternatives to their first-choice strikers.
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11:30 - Liverpool open Alisson talks

Liverpool are keen to open contract talks with goalkeeper Alisson Becker once the Brazilian returns from international duty.
The 28-year-old - who is currently preparing for the Copa America - joined the Reds on a six-year-deal from Roma in 2018.
And after recently scoring Liverpool´s goal of the season - a stoppage-time winner against West Brom - the club are desperate to secure the truly world class keeper down for a few more years.

Goalkeeper Alisson Becker of Liverpool scores a goal to make it 1-2 during the Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Liverpool at The Hawthorns on May 16, 2021 in West Bromwich, United Kingdom.

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11:10 - United´s four-man wishlist

The Daily Star are reporting that United want four signings this summer. FOUR.
Jadon Sancho, as you know, looks set to become a Red Devil soon, while they also want Atletico Madrid´s Kieran Trippier and Real Madrid´s Raphael Varane.

Raphael Varane

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The other is a little less glamorous - Tom Heaton on a free from Burnley.

10:52 - Barca to extend Emerson contract

Barcelona are in negotiations with new-signing Emerson´s agent to extend his deal by a further two years.
Barca acquired the right-back from Real Betis earlier this week, and want to keep him at the club until 2026.
Marca report that, as with other players, Barcelona plan on reducing his current wages and deferring those payments to later years of his contract.
The club are in big financial trouble right now and have limited their transfer activity so far to free agents and cheap deals, with tailored payment plans aimed at reducing their immediate wage bill.

10:35 - United press on with Sancho talks

Manchester United are pushing forward with talks to sign Jadon Sancho, according to The Athletic.
Negotiations stalled last summer as the club failed to reach Borussia Dortmund´s valuation of the winger after reportedly agreeing personal terms.

Dortmund's English midfielder Jadon Sancho holds the trophy after the ceremony after the German Cup (DFB Pokal) final football match RB Leipzig v BVB Borussia Dortmund, in Berlin on May 13, 2021.

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But with Sancho still keen on the move and Dortmund more ready to cash in, they will now accept a lower amount than last summer´s asking price.
United fans, now is the time to get excited.

10:17 - Bayern to sign Saul Niguez

Bayern Munich have agreed to sign Atletico midfielder Saul Niguez for a reported £68m, report Marca Radio.
The Germans champions struggled in Europe this season following the departure to Liverpool of Thiago Alcantara, and look set to part with a massive amount of cash for Nigue who fell out of favour with Diego Simeone this season.
And according to Radio Marca, Atletico will reinvest that cash into Udinese´s Rodrigo de Paul, with the Italian club demanding at least £35m for their man.
Both Niguez and De Paul were subject to transfer speculation last summer too, with a flurry of Premier league players linked with their signatures. But it appears both are spoken for now after what would be the summer´s biggest transfer movement so far.

09:55 - Lille line up Viera

Some managerial news for you.
Ligue Un winners Lille are interesting in appointing Arsenal legend Patrick Vieira as Head Coach following the departure of Christophe Galtier, according to L´Equipe.
Galtier left the club just two days after they edged Paris Saint-Germain to the title.
Vieira most recently managed Nice after a stint in New York, and the move to Lille would be his highest profile position yet given their recent success.

09:43 - Busy summer

Plenty of the best players right now are off on international duty in both Europe and South America as the two continents´ respective tournaments get underway in a matter of weeks.
So when the transfer window swings open on June 9th, expect to see agents chatting with clubs and lawyers while the players get down to business.
Of course, that won´t stop club managers going about their transfer strategies and trying to ensure they´re in the best shape to compete next season.
There will be plenty going on behind the scenes...

09:30 - Bids for Buendia

Both Arsenal and Aston Villa have made bids for Norwich winger Emi Buendia, according to The Sun.
The bids are thought to be worth more than £30m...but reports suggest that the Canaries want £40m.
Buendia has Premier League experience and helped Norwich return to the top flight this season with 15 goals and 16 assists.
Villa lacked strength in depth this season as their momentum came to halt following Jack Grealish´s injury, so they could certainly do with another playmaker in the ranks. While Arsenal look desperate for an attacking player who consistently performs in matches. Buendia ticks the boxes for both clubs.

09:15 - Tielemans opens door

Leicester City´s Youri Tielemans is stalling on a new contract until after the European Championships are finished. His current deal runs until 2023.
And The Liverpool Echo say that this could open the door for the Reds to swoop as they look to replace Georginio Wijnaldum.
The report suggests that Liverpool could activate his current £50 million release clause before the Belgian signs a new contract. Big money.

Youri Tielemans, The Emirates FA Cup Final

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09:00 - Hello!

What a wonderful Friday we have ahead. Arsenal are doing that thing they do, bidding for a player well below the asking price and wondering why they're always rejected, and Tottenham are persisting with their experiment to recruit anyone who has ever managed Chelsea. It's Transfer Live!
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