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DONE DEAL: Jordan Pickford has joined Everton from Sunderland for a Club-record fee of £30m, signing a five-year contract.
OFFICIAL: AC Milan confirm that Gianluigi Donnarumma will NOT sign a new contract with the club.
Nantes have appointed Claudio Ranieri as their new manager on a two-year contract that will keep him at the club until 2019.
Davy Klaassen completed a €27m move to Everton from Ajax and revealed how speaking to Ronald Koeman about the Club immediately left him with “a positive feeling”.
The French sensation has been heavily linked with a number of clubs, and his compatriot claims the Spanish side should sign him this summer, then loan him back to Monaco.
Current Chelsea striker Diego Costa recently announced his desire to depart from Stamford Bridge, after he made public Antonio Conte’s wish to sell the striker, but the Blues will not let the Spain international leave for nothing, as club owner and Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich will be keen to recuperate most of the 38 million euros he shelled out for the striker.
Reports suggest Juventus could close a deal for Bayern Munich winger Douglas Costa for €40m plus bonuses.
Manchester United are to sign £44million Inter Milan winger Ivan Perisic within weeks.
Several Barcelona players have been playing their football away from the Camp Nou on loan in recent seasons and the club could be about to open the exit door to let them leave.
WHAT THEY SAY
The Real Madrid forward’s representatives have denied accusations which claimed he defrauded Spanish authorities out of over €14 million.
In making his comment on Instagram, Ronaldo, who is preparing for the Confederations Cup, posted an image showing himself in a Portugal t-shirt with his finger to his lips, gesturing silence. The caption read: “Sometimes the best answer it’s [sic] to be quiet.”
Eden Hazard has dropped his biggest hint yet that he is ready to reject Real Madrid and stay at Chelsea despite ongoing interest from the European champions.
‘I’ve been here for five years now and I’m so happy. I’m at one of the best clubs in the world, so I’m very happy to play for such a big club like this.”
The former Barcelona star does not agree with the transfer figures being touted for the 18-year-old Monaco sensation.
“Mbappe is a good player, but his price is not £120m,” Abidal told Cadena Ser.
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho had a tumultous spell at Real Madrid but Aitor Karanka says he believes many madridistas still miss the Portuguese.
“My familly experienced some bad moments at Real Madrid with Mourinho. There was a lack of respect. I just wanted to do the best I could for Real Madrid and for Mourinho. I am sure that many Madridistas miss Mourinho.”
For Marco Asensio, the 2016/17 season has been one to remember, as he scored the first and last goals of a historic Real Madrid double.
With three Champions Leagues in four years, are you aware of what this team is doing?
“It is something tremendous. It seems easy, but to win three Champions Leagues in four years is incredible. This team has an incredible generation which is full of ambition. We cannot lose that hunger to win. That is the key.”
Juventus Coach Massimiliano Allegri calls Marco Verratti a “great player” but “I think he’ll stay at Paris Saint-Germain”.
“He’s a PSG player though, and I think he’ll stay in Paris.”
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