De Vrij set to leave Lazio, Jorginho on United’s radar

The January window may have closed but that hasn’t stopped all the transfer buzz. Fox Sports Asia brings you the latest updates, rumours and completed deals.

21 February

De Vrij set to leave Lazio

Lazio has all but confirmed the departure of Stefan de Vrij, after admitting that they have given up on new-contract talks.

The Daily Mirror quoted the club’s sporting director, Igli Tare who said that the Dutch international defender “gave a lot to the club, just as we gave a great deal to him, but our paths will divide in June.”

The 26-year-old, who is available on a free in the summer, has his heart set on joining Manchester United. Arsenal, Everton and Liverpool are also reportedly interested in De Vrij.

Jorginho on United’s radar

The Sun reported that Napoli’s Jorginho could be sold to fund the arrival of Sampdoria’s Lucas Torreira in the summer.

The Brazil-born Italian defensive midfielder’s agent Joao Santos said “He wants to stay, although we’ll have to see if Napoli agree with that. If a player like Torreira arrives from Sampdoria, then that will require an important investment and Jorginho could be sacrificed to make way.”

The 26-year-old, who has been instrumental for his club, was speaking to Manchester United in January.

Doucoure reveals Arsenal preference

Watford’s Abdoulaye Doucoure has disclosed that he would prefer to join “Arsenal because of Arsene Wenger”.

The Daily Mirror reported that highly-rated French midfielder has caught the eye of Spurs, Liverpool and Arsenal.

The 25-year-old has been blistering form this season, scoring seven goals so far.

20 February

Mourinho wants Kroos for Red Devils

The Independent reported that Real Madrid’s Toni Kroos is wanted by Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho.

Mourinho had mentioned on Friday that United needed to sign someone to replace retiring midfielder Michael Carrick: “We are looking and we are going to try to sign a midfield player.”

The 28-year-old German international is regarded as a key player at the Bernabeu, but could be available as the Spanish club looks to overhaul their squad in the summer.

Spurs back in for £50 million Zaha

Tottenham Hotspur are planning for a fresh summer move for Crystal Palace’s Wilfried Zaha. The north London club had tried to sign the 25-year-old twice previously.

The Daily Mirror  said that Spurs are expected to face competition for the Ivorian forward with Chelsea and Manchester City reportedly also interested.

Zaha, whose Palace contract runs till 2022, will cost upwards of £50 million.

Willian reveals his dream Spanish clubs

Chelsea’s Willian has said that he ‘dreams’ of playing for La Liga giants Barcelona or Real Madrid.

Ahead of Barcelona’s visit to Stamford Bridge this week, the 29-year-old said in an interview with Youtube channel Resenha Delas that “I think they are the two biggest clubs in the world, Real Madrid and Barcelona. They are the clubs with the most visibility… It’s everyone’s dream to play for these clubs.”

The Brazilian, a reported target for Red Devils boss Jose Mourinho, shone in last Friday’s 4-0 FA Cup win over Hull with two goals.

19 February

PSG alerted to £30 million Rojo

Paris Saint-Germain have been put on the alert following delays over Manchester United’s Marcos Rojo’s contract talk.

The Argentine defender, who was out for seven months due to a knee injury, recently returned to the squad and helped the Red Devils to three consecutive clean sheets.

The Sun stated that PSG wants the 27-year-old, whose contract expires in 2019, to join their South American contingent and will be available for £30 million.

Gunners in for £25 million Smalling

Arsenal have turned their attention to United’s Chris Smalling to reinforce their backline.

According to the Sunday Star, the London club feels that the England international is the right person to replace the retiring Per Mertesacker.

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The 28 years old defender, who has been under fire for his recent defensive displays, will cost the Gunners £25 million.

Leicester keep tabs on Benfica duo

Leicester City is keeping tabs on Benfica’s Andre Almeida and Rafa Silva and scouted the duo in their weekend Primeira Liga match against Boavista.

Right-back Almeida and winger Silva were both linked with a move to the King Power Stadium in January.

The Leicester Mercury reported that Almeida will cost £15 million with Manchester City also reportedly interested.

18 February

Real to offer £100 million plus Bale for Hazard

La Liga giants Real Madrid have made Chelsea’s Eden Hazard their number one summer target.

The Express reported that the Belgian winger, whose contract runs until 2019, is stalling on signing a new deal with the Blues.

Hazard had expressed his admiration for the Spanish club in a Canal+ interview last November: “Everyone knows the admiration I have for Real, but for now I’m a Blue.”

Real is prepared to make a £100-million summer bid and include winger Gareth Bale for the 27-year-old.

Blues in pole position for Pulisic

Reigning champions Chelsea have been handed a boost in their quest to sign Borussia Dortmund’s Christian Pulisic.

The Daily Mail stated that with the German club keen to sign on-loan striker Michy Batshuayi permanently, the London club might have an advantage in signing the US winger.

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The 19-year-old, who is the youngest foreign Bundesliga goal scorer, is contracted to Dortmund till 2020.

City interested in Weigl

Borussia Dortmund’s Julian Weigl is attracting the interest of Manchester City.

The Daily Mirror stated that Citizens manager Pep Guardiola is in the market for a midfield enforcer, and have sent scouts to watch the 22-year-old.

Weigl, who has made 130 Bundesliga appearances, is expected to cost at least £40 million.

17 February

Arsenal joins race for £50million Werner

Arsenal have joined the race for RB Leipzig’s Timo Werner.

The Sun stated that the £50-million rated German striker, who has scored 16 goals in 29 appearances so far, has rejected a new deal with the Bundesliga club.

However, Gunners manager Arsene Wenger faces competition from Chelsea, Manchester United, Liverpool, Real and Atletico Madrid for the 21-year-old.

United keeping tab on £33million Seri

The Red Devils are interested to bolster their midfield with Nice’s Jean Michael Seri in the summer.

The Daily Mail  reported that the Ivorian was scouted by United in their recent Europa League defeat by Lokomotiv Moscow and last month’s Ligue 1 game against Monaco.

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The 26-year-old, whose release clause is around £33 million, was a transfer target for Barcelona last year.

Reds monitoring Wanyama’s situation

Liverpool are the latest club to throw their name into the hat for Tottenham’s Victor Wanyama.

The holding midfielder, who returned to the squad following a knee injury, has predominantly been used as a substitute in recent games by manager Mauricio Pochettino.

The Daily Mail believes that the Reds want the Kenyan as a replacement for the outgoing midfielder Emre Can, but will have to fend off competition from United and Chelsea.

16 February

Real to make £120m summer Pogba move

The Sun reported that Real Madrid will make a summer bid for Frenchman Paul Pogba.

The Manchester United midfielder, who is in the second year of his five-year contract, could cost over £120m.

Pogba has been struggling for form this season; having been dropped for the Huddersfield game and subbed off in the defeats to Tottenham and Newcastle.

Malcom to leave Bordeaux in the summer

Arsenal and Tottenham target Malcom has confirmed that he will be leaving Bordeaux in the summer.

The Brazilian forward told UOL , “Yes, there was a promise that I will be negotiating (to leave) in June.”

The 20-year-old, who has scored eight goals this season, is also being tracked by Manchester United and Bayern Munich.

Reds to battle for defender Diop

According to Mundo Deportivo, Liverpool is ready to put one over Europe’s biggest clubs by signing Toulouse’s Issa Diop.

The defender, who is tipped for a bright future, has played for France from the U-16 to the U-21.

The 21-year-old is contracted till 2020 to the French club and has attracted interest from the likes of Arsenal, Inter Milan, Real and Barcelona.

15 February

Ibrahimovic all set for LA Galaxy

Manchester United’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic is currently looking at properties in Beverly Hills amidst rumours of a summer transfer to LA Galaxy.

When asked about a possible move for the Swedish striker, the Daily Mail reported that the MLS club coach Sigi Schmid said, “If it happens, it happens, and once it happens, then we’ll give thought to it.”

The 36-year-old is thought to be close to a return after last year’s knee injury, but has not played since Boxing Day.

Lamela open to Inter move

Talksport states that Tottenham Hotspur’s Erik Lamela is open to a return to Serie A with Inter Milan.

The Argentine winger, who previously played in Italy with Roma, has only just returned from a year-long injury.

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Spurs have not indicated that they are willing to let the 25-year-old leave.

Arsenal and Chelsea interested in Shaw

Negotiations have yet to start for Red Devils’ Luke Shaw’s new contract which has alerted Arsenal and Chelsea to the situation.

The fit-again 22-year-old, whose contract is up at the end of next season, has five starts in eight games this year.

The Daily Mirror understands that the English left-back is looking to bring his wages in line with United’s other senior stars to about £120k to 150k per week.

14 February

Real to pursue Neymar in summer

After losing out on the transfer market last year, Real Madrid hopes to correct their mistake by attempting to sign PSG’s Neymar in the summer.

The Independent  reports that despite scoring 28 goals in 27 games, the Brazilian is reportedly unsettled with news of rift between football’s playboy prince and his PSG teammates and fans.

Real will welcome PSG and Neymar tomorrow at the Bernabeu for their Champions League tie.

Kluivert names possible English destinations

Ajax’s Justin Kluivert has admitted that he is interested in playing in England and named his preferred clubs.

Speaking to Helden, the 18-year-old striker said, “England appeals to me: Arsenal, Tottenham, Chelsea or Manchester United are nice clubs where I can see myself playing in a few years.”

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Kluviert is contracted to the Amsterdam club till 2019 and is in talks over a new deal. He has scored six league goals so far.

Hodgson to be reunited with Cavalieri

Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson could be set to be reunited with ex-Liverpool keeper Diego Cavalieri.

The Sun  states that the former England boss currently only has an out-of-form Wayne Hennessey available and is desperate for some goalkeeping cover.

Cavalieri, who last played for Fluminense, is currently a free agent after cancelling his contract. He earned three caps for Brazil.

13 February

Jose Mourinho offloading Smalling and Jones

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is looking to shake up his defense by offloading England defenders Chris Smalling and Phil Jones in the summer.

The pair put on a shambolic showing recently in the 1-0 defeat at Newcastle which plunged the Red Devils into a battle for top four.

The Daily Mirror reports that Real Madrid’s Raphael Varane and Leicester’s Harry Maguire have been linked as their replacements. It is alleged that United are planning a £50 million summer swoop for the England defender.

Dortmund wants permanent Batshuayi’s stay

Borussia Dortmund want to secure Chelsea’s Michy Batshuayi on a permanent basis after the striker scored three goals since joining them on loan in January.

When asked about a permanent deal for Batshuayi, the Evening Standard quoted the German club’s chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke as saying, “There is always a chance, although if he scores in every game, it will be difficult.”

The Belgian striker joined the London club for £33.1m in 2016, but never really convinced manager Antonio Conte.

Alderweireld on the way out of Spurs?

Toby Alderweireld, who only just returned from injury, has been left out of Tottenham’s squad to face Juventus in Turin.

The Daily Mail states that the 28-year-old, who is in midst of new contract talks with the club, will not be happy at being dropped and could question his future at the London club.

The Belgium international has a one-year extension on his current £50,000-a-week deal which is due in 2019. However, Alderweireld’s contract also features a £25m release clause which kicks in that year.

Over in Asia

Kelantan FA have pulled off a shock move by bringing back fan favourite Mohammed Ghaddar.

The Lebanon striker made a name for himself with the Kijang Emas before moving to Johor Darul Ta’zim last season.

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Posted by Kelantan FA on Monday, 12 February 2018

 

He joins Brazilian duo Cassio and Bruno Lopes as well as Indonesian forward Ferdinand Sinaga and Senegalese midfielder Morgaro Gomis.

12 February

Isco on Mourinho’s watch list?

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is interested in bringing Real Madrid star Isco to Old Trafford next season.

According to Don Balon,  the 25-year-old Spaniard has struggled for gametime leading to reports that he might be sold in the summer.

Isco, who is also a target for Manchester City and Pep Guardiola, has made 19 league appearances and scored five goals so far.

Llorente to return to Italy?

The Daily Mail reports that Tottenham Hotspur striker Fernando Llorente could be on his way back to Juventus after admitting that he misses his former club.

“It’s only when you leave Juventus that you realise what you had. I miss it like crazy and would love to return.”

The 32-year-old Spanish striker, who moved to the London club from Swansea last summer, has scored only two goals in 25 appearances this season and was the subject of interest from Chelsea last month.

Madrid wants Courtois

Real Madrid will move for Chelsea’s Thibaut Courtois in the summer to make him their next long-term number one.

According to Talksport, the Belgian keeper, who spent three years at Atletico Madrid, still has roots in the city and recently admitted that his “heart lies in Madrid”.

Previously, Los Blancos attempted to lure Manchester United’s David De Gea to the Bernabeu but failed in their 2015 attempt.

11 February

Everton to let Michael Keane leave

Everton are expected to let England defender Michael Keane leave the club in the summer after a disappointing season at Goodison Park.

The former Manchester United centre-back joined Everton from Burnley for £30 million following a sensational 2016/17 campaign but has looked a shadow of his former self since.

The Mirror reported that manager Sam Allardyce is willing to listen to offers as owner Farhad Moshiri and chairman Bill Kenwright are starting to question their transfer policy that has failed to deliver the desired results.

Even the likes of record-signing Gylfi Sigurdsson and Turkish striker Cenk Tosun are being scrutinized whether or not they have a future at Goodison Park.

Klopp looks to £50-million Jack Butland

Jurgen Klopp has identified Jack Butland as the man to solve Liverpool’s goalkeeping problems.

After axing Simon Mignolet as the club’s numero uno to give Loris Karius his chance in goal, Liverpool still look shaky when it comes to corner kicks and high balls and Klopp has had enough.

The Sun reported that Klopp will make a bid for Stoke City’s England stopper but will face serious competition from Arsene Wenger.

Arsenal’s French tactician is looking for a successor to take the place of veteran Petr Cech and Butland has been identified as a possible recruitment.

Manchester clubs tracking Leicester’s Maguire

£50-million rated Harry Maguire is a wanted man in Manchester after an impressive season with the Foxes, according to the Mirror.

Despite only joining Leicester from Hull City last summer, Maguire’s game has improved so much that Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho are monitoring his situation before deciding on bids at the end of the 2017/18 season.

Having added Alexis Sanchez to his repertoire of attacking options, Mourinho will start looking at his defence.

Over at City, Guardiola has been keeping a close eye on Maguire all season and could be tempted to bring in the England man as he builds a three-man backline consisting John Stones, Aymeric Laporte and Maguire.

10 February

Kante top target to join Neymar’s PSG

Paris Saint-Germain have put French defensive midfielder N’Golo Kante as their priority in the summer transfer window.

The Chelsea midfielder became the first player to win consecutive Premier League titles with two different clubs and has firmly established himself as Antonio Conte’s trusted voice on the pitch after his £32 million transfer from Leicester City.

Le 10 Sport claimed that Kante is the man identified as a replacement for Thiago Motta who turns 36 this year.

With Chelsea’s struggles this season and Conte’s unpredictable future, Kante could be tempted to move back to France where he is assured of silverware with the Ligue 1 giants.

Rossoneri want Red Devil Herrera

AC Milan are targeting Manchester United’s Ander Herrera as the player to bring healthy competition into their midfield department.

Since Paul Pogba and Nemanja Matic’s arrival, the former Athletic Bilbao midfielder has had to settle for a substitute role.

At 28 years of age, Herrera is definitely keen to get more playing time and the Express reported Tuttosport’s claims of a £32 million deal in the summer.

Eden Hazard admits Zizou admiration at Madrid

With 13 goals and nine assists for Chelsea this season, rumours of Eden Hazard being on Real Madrid’s wanted list have not gone away.

After a sensational 2016/17 campaign where he lifted the Premier League title, Hazard’s name popped up as a future Galatico.

His childhood admiration of a certain Frenchman in an interview with Spanish paper Marca made it all the more possible for this move to come true.

“In football you never know. I am happy at Chelsea, and focused on them” Hazard told Marca. “I remember 10 years ago, when he [Zinedine Zidane] first spoke about me, it was incredible.

“Knowing that he was my idol when I was a child, I have seen thousands of videos about him and now he is the manager of one of the best clubs in the world, so yes, it is a luxury.”

9 February

Inter captain Icardi to make summer transfer

Mauro Icardi is set to make a big-money move in the summer from Inter Milan.

The 24-year-old Argentine international has a £97.8million release clause and La Liga giants Real Madrid are said to be interested, according to Corriere dello Sport.

“Icardi? He’ll be the summer’s big transfer,” said Icardi’s agent Federico Pastorello.

Icardi has 18 goals in 22 Serie A appearances this season and has a positive return of 89 goals in 149 matches for Inter since moving from Sampdoria in 2013.

Christian Pulisic wouldn’t rule out future Red Devils move

Borussia Dortmund’s Christian Pulisic admits to being a childhood Manchester United fan, but ruled out an immediate move to England.

According to ESPN, the US international who was speaking at a Nike event in London: “You never know in football what can happen, so right now, I’m focused with Dortmund, and yeah, that’s that.”

The 19-year-old had been linked to both United and their rivals Liverpool. Red manager Jurgen Klopp is a huge fan of the player who has scored three goals in 19 Bundesliga appearances so far.

Manchester rivals to battle for Shakhtar Donetsk’s Fred

Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City will battle local rivals Manchester United for the signature of Brazilian midfielder Fred.

The highly-rated midfield general is rated at £50 million and has been putting in some superb shifts since arriving at the Ukrainian club in 2013.

Daily Mail reported that Jose Mourinho’s staff have been tracking the talented Brazilian but former Shakhtar manager Mircea Lucescu reckons he will move to City instead.

“Shakhtar Donetsk’s best player is Fred in the centre of midfield,” Lucescu said. “He was a bit anarchic on the left. I moved him in front of the defence.

“He will go to City like Fernandinho before him.”

Jack Wilshere to sign new contract

Arsene Wenger expects Jack Wilshere to sign a new contract despite taking a pay cut.

The Daily Mail stated that English midfielder, whose current deal expires in the summer, has been offered a £80,000-a-week contract that would include performance-related bonuses to soften the blow.

The 25-year-old, who is currently on a £100,000 per week, is also reportedly being monitored by a number of foreign sides – including French side Marseille.

West Ham alerted to Harry Arter

Bournemouth’s Harry Arter is reconsidering his options if he doesn’t get more games under his belt. The 28-year-old has started only eleven league games this season.

According to the Daily Mirror, the Republic of Ireland midfielder was a target for West Ham in January, but the Cherries were not willing to sell.

Arter has been at Dean Court for eight years and made over 250 appearances for the team.

8 February

Polish ace Lewandowski targets Madrid move

With Real Madrid’s current woes in front of goal, rumours of Robert Lewandowski dreaming of a move to the La Liga giants could be a lot closer than expected.

The Bayern Munich ace has been in scintillating form and according to the Marca, the Pole is keen to make the move happen despite having a contract till June 2021.

After scoring 92 goals in 165 matches for Borussia Dortmund, Lewandowski moved to Bayern where he continued his goalscoring streak with 135 goals in 175 appearances.

His agent Cezary Kucharski is understood to be close to the Madrid head honchos and has always maintained Lewandowski’s interest in joining the Los Merengues.

Liverpool alerted to Lemar’s contract rejection

Monaco’s Thomas Lemar is on Liverpool’s radar once again after turning down a new contract offer according to the Independent.

The 22-year-old French winger, intended to be Philippe Coutinho’s successor, chose to stay with the title-winning club after a number of departures last season.

The Reds previously had a £78m bid rejected last year and is likely to return in the summer. Jurgen Klopp will need to see off competition from Arsene Wenger who is reportedly keen to bring Lemar to Arsenal too.

Benevento want Nasri and Alex Song in Serie A

Serie A minnows Benevento are keen to add former Arsenal duo Alex Song and Samir Nasri to their roster in a bid to avoid relegation.

Rooted firmly at the bottom of the Serie A, the club reinforced their ranks with ex-Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Sandro and Bacary Sagna joining them in recent weeks.

According to Calciomercato, the bottom-dwellers are chasing the signatures of Song who is a free agent after being released by Rubin Kazan. They also want ex-Manchester City playmaker Nasri who left Turkish club Atalyaspor in January.

Pochettino eyes Watford star midfielder

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has his eyes set on Watford midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure.

The Daily Mail reported that the Argentine tactician was at Vicarage Road on Monday night to watch the 25-year-old help the Hornets defeat Chelsea 4-1 and was impressed by what he saw.

Since joining Watford from Rennes in 2016 for £8 million and has been putting in some stellar performances for the Premier League side.

With a contract till the summer of 2020, Watford are understood to be keen to tie Doucoure down with a new deal that is worth more than £60,000 a week.

If Spurs are to get their man, they may have to prepare a bid way above Watford’s club record of £20 million when they sold Odion Ighalo to Chinese Super League club Changchun Yatai.

Over in Asia

S.League giants Warriors FC have moved quickly to add more attacking prowess to their squad after Gabriek Quak’s departure to Thai League 1 side Navy FC. Former LionsXII forward Sahil Suhaimi has been announced as the latest addition. He makes the move from Sarawak FA.

We're delighted to announce the signing of Sahil Suhaimi for the 2018 Season! #WelcomeSahil

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7 February

Evra close to West Ham move

Patrice Evra could make a surprise move back to the Premier League despite serving a UEFA ban after he kicked out at a fan during his time with Marseille in the French Ligue 1.

The former Manchester United full-back was sacked by the club and has been suspended until June together with a fine of around £9,000.

He toured West Ham’s training ground on Tuesday, as reported by Daily Mail and is set to return to the English game where he played more than 300 matches for the Red Devils before departing for Juventus.

Courtois drops Real Madrid hint

All is not well at Stamford Bridge as a series of poor results has put Antonio Conte in the spotlight.

To make things worse, goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has admitted that his heart is back in Spain.

Belgium magazine Sport revealed that the giant goalkeeper is keen on a return to Spain.

If Real is really interested, my personal situation could affect, yes,’ he said of a prospective move. ‘The family aspect, it is priceless. But I repeat to you that, for the moment, I’m busy talking to Chelsea to extend.”

Liverpool need £45million for Alisson

Liverpool’s well-documented problems in the goalkeeping department could finally end, but only if they pay more than £45million for Roma’s Brazilian stopper Alisson.

The Mirror reported that the 25-year-old Brazilian has caught the eye of the Liverpool hierarchy who are keen to bring him to Anfield at the end of the season.

If former roma goalkeeping coach Roberto Negrisolo’s words are to be taken seriously, then Liverpool could be signing the “Messi of goalkeepers”.

“I don’t think many people have realised who Alisson is. This guy is a phenomenon. He is the number one of number ones. He is the Messi of goalkeepers, because he has the same mentality as Messi. He is a goalkeeper who can mark an era.” Negrisolo told II Romanista.

Over in Asia

Former Albirex Niigata (S) playmaker Tatsuro Inui put pen to paper on a deal that will see him return to Southeast Asia and ply his trade in the Cambodian league with Nagaworld FC.  The 28-year-old returned to Japan to play for J3 side Blaublitz Akita after a short sting with Thai Honda in 2017.

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Balestier Khalsa unveil former Young Lions wing-back Sufianto Salleh as their first signing of the season. He played for Home United last season but will now turn out for the Tigers at the Toa Payoh Stadium.

Geylang International defender Anders Aplin has begun his trial with J.League 2 side Matsumoto Yamaga in Shizuoka.

6 February

Three clubs in for Dortmund wonder kid Pulisic

Borussia Dortmund have a fight on their hands to keep American wonder kid Christian Pulisic at the club with three clubs keen on his signature as reported by the Sun.

The 19-year-old has been touted as one of the best midfielders of his generation which has ignited interests from Bayern Munich, Liverpool and Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United.

Pulisic has amassed eight goals in 57 appearances for the German club along with a terrific international record of nine goals in 20 outings for the United States national team.

Kluivert not keen to join Red Devils

Despite Mourinho wanting Ajax Amsterdam’s latest youth sensation at Old Trafford, Justin Kluivert is not interested in a move to the Premier League.

Having scored five times in 17 matches for the Eredivisie giants this campaign, Daily Mail reported that Patrick Kluivert’s son has made known his intention to stay with Ajax.

“The chances of me leaving are slim,” the youngster told Voetbal Inside. “I haven’t spoken to Jose Mourinho myself.

“I know as much as you do. Rumours are always there but Manchester United has never come up and I don’t think it’s a logical step. A few more years at Ajax? Who knows, we’ll see.”

Wilshere on Liverpool’s summer radar

Should Jack Wilshere decide to reject Arsenal’s new £90,000-a-week contract, Premier League rivals Liverpool are ready to swoop in.

A rejuvenated Wilshere has seen more game time in the last few months but his series of injuries has been a cause for concern to the Arsenal bosses.

According to the Sun, Liverpool are keen to bring the England midfielder in as a replacement for Emre Can who has yet to sign a new contract with the Merseyside club.

Over in Asia

 

Singapore duo Baihakk Khaizan and Gabriel Quak have become the latest players to make the move to play in Thailand. Baihakki joined T2 side Udon Thani while Quak will be part of Navy FC in T1.

T1 contenders Chiangrai United have brought in former Bursaspor playmaker Bajram Nebihi on a season-long loan from Port FC.

League giants Warriors FC confirmed the signing of ex-Sarawak FA striker Sahil Suhaimi for the 2018 season.

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