Transfer latest: Bale to keep Man Utd waiting

first_imgTransfers Transfer news & rumours LIVE: Bale to keep Man Utd waiting Goal Last updated 1 year ago 01:30 6/4/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Gareth Bale Manchester United 2017-18 Getty/Goal Transfers Premier League Ligue 1 Serie A Bundesliga Primera División Goal takes a look at the biggest transfer news and rumours from the Premier League, La Liga, Serie A and beyond Bale to keep Man Utd waitingGareth Bale will wait to discover the identity of Real Madrid’s new manager before making a decision on his future, according to the Daily Express.The Wales international is reportedly a target for Manchester United and the Red Devils are said to be keen to get a deal done this summer.However, they will have to wait as Bale mulls over his options. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! 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Arnautovic plays down Man Utd linksMarko Arnautovic has played down rumours of Manchester United interest.The Austria international attacker played a major role as he helped David Moyes’ West Ham side avoid relegation from the Premier League last season. The Red Devils were said to be watching him against Russia, a match his side won 1-0 , and after they stunned Germany 2-1 on Saturday, he refused to be drawn on the reports.Read the story in full on Goal! Inter back in for BlindInter Milan have re-entered the race to sign Manchester United defender Daley Blind, Gazzetta dello Sport reports.The Serie A side had previously been interested in the full-back, but have re-ignited their interest due to Blind’s lack of first-team action for the Red Devils.Blind played just seven Premier League games under Jose Mourinho in 2017-18 and could be eager to find regular gametime elsewhere.Wenger drops retirement hitArsene Wenger has admitted that he does not know what the future holds, hinting that he may not return to management.The Frenchman stepped down as Arsenal boss at the end of the season and has been linked with a number of clubs.However, he revealed that he may not want to “throw himself into another crazy challenge,” and will take time to think about his next move.Read the full story on Goal! Shaqiri wants Premier League returnStoke City midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri is looking to return to the Premier League after being relegated with Stoke City.Having dropped down to the Championship with the Potters, the Switzerland international is determined to force a move and get back playing for a top-flight club.”It is no secret that I will leave the club,” he told Aargauer Zeitung, while also revealing that he could be tempted by a move abroad.Read the full story on Goal! Bayern Munich scouting PickfordBayern Munich are sending scouts to the World Cup to watch England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford, according to the Sun .The German champions’ first choice goalkeeper Manuel Neuer has not played club football since September, raising doubts over his long-term fitness.Bayern see 24-year-old Pickford as a possible successor to the experienced goalkeeper in Munich and will watch him in Russia later this month.Man Utd ready big Verratti bidManchester United are determined to sign Marco Verratti from Paris Saint-Germain, says  The Sun . Jose Mourinho is a big fan of the Italy international and the Premier League side have long been monitoring him.The Old Trafford side hope to bring in another central midfielder alongside Fred from Shakhtar, but will have to pay around £75 million (€86m/$100m).  Pochettino won’t replace Zidane at Real MadridReal Madrid have ruled out the possibility of Mauricio Pochettino replacing Zinedine Zidane as coach,  Cadena Cope  reports. The Argentine has been on the Spanish side’s radar for years and the club considered him as an option to step in following Zidane’s shock resignation.But the European champions have decided to look elsewhere as negotiations with Tottenham Hotspur and Pochettino would be too difficult and time consuming.Arsenal & Dortmund in for BenatiaArsenal, Borussia Dortmund and Marseille are hoping to lure Medhi Benatia this summer as the centre-back prepares to leave Juventus, according to  Gazzetta dello Sport . The 31-year-old will entertain offers after the World Cup with Morocco and has already attracted interest from across Europe.Arsenal see him as the ideal candidate to step into their back line after the injury suffered by Laurent Koscielny, while Dortmund are intent on bringing him back to the Bundesliga, while Marseille hope to stay in the race.Juve, meanwhile, will look at Diego Godin, Jose Gimenez and Ajax’s Matthijs de Ligt as potential replacements.Real Madrid demand €200m for RonaldoManchester United have been told to cough up €200 million (£175m/$233m) if they want to sign Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid,  says Don Balon . Ronaldo suggested he will leave the Spanish side this summer after their Champions League win over Liverpool.United have long been linked with bringing the Portuguese star back to Old Trafford, but Madrid president Florentino Perez is demanding a huge price for him, while Ronaldo is said to be asking for €80m per season.Real see Raul as next ZidaneReal Madrid hope to develop a plan for former striker Raul that will see him follow in the footsteps of Zinedine Zidane to coach the first team,  AS  claims.The club legend is in the process of getting his UEFA coaching licences and will take on a role within the youth system, before ultimately following a path to the first-team.Although he will not be an immediate successor to the recently departed Zidane, the Blancos hope he can step into the role within a few years.  Messi wants Eriksen or Pjanic instead of GriezmannLionel Messi hopes Barcelona turn to Christian Eriksen or Miralem Pjanic this summer of they fail to sign Antoine Griezmann in the transfer window,  Don Balon  says.The Catalan side are determined to land the striker from Atletico Madrid this summer, but Messi is not completely convinced it is the right move.If Barca fail to land the France international, Messi believes they should move Philippe Coutinho from midfield into attack next season and bring in either Eriksen from Tottenham or Pjanic from Juventus to boost the midfield.Chelsea turn to ButlandChelsea are eyeing a move for Stoke City goalkeeper Jack Butland, according to the  Daily Mail .The Blues are expecting to lose Thibaut Courtois this summer and had been targeting Roma’s Alisson as a replacement.The Brazil international is unlikely to be cheap, however, and the Stamford Bridge outfit see England international Butland as a cut-price alternative.City bid for Jorginho rejectedManchester City have seen a €50 million bid for Napoli midfielder Jorginho rejected.Pep Guardiola has made the Italy international his primary target for this summer as he looks to bolster the Premier League champions’ squad.But Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis has confirmed that he will do all he can to keep the 26-year-old in Naples.Read the full story on Goal! Fred set for Man Utd medicalShakhtar Donetsk midfielder Fred is set to undergo a medical with Manchester United, according to the  Daily Mail .The Red Devils are set to beat Manchester City to the signing of the Brazil international, with an initial £43 million ($57.4m) fee agreed between the two clubs.Fred – who is in England this weekend for Brazil’s match with Croatia at Anfield – will now complete the final stages of his transfer before jetting off to the World Cup in Russia. Blanc moves to top of Chelsea shortlistLaurent Blanc has moved into pole position to become the new Chelsea manager, according to  The Sun .Having failed to come to an agreement to hire Napoli coach Maurizio Sarri and with Zinedine Zidane set to take over the Qatar national team, the Blues have been forced to look elsewhere to find a suitable successor for Antonio Conte.And despite having been out of work for two years, former Paris Saint-Germain boss Blanc has emerged as the most viable candidate.Falcao ‘honoured’ by Milan interestRadamel Falcao has admitted he is honoured to be linked with a move to AC Milan.The Monaco striker claims the Serie A side are “one of the best clubs in the world”, suggesting he would be open to a move to San Siro.Check out the full story here on Goal! Skriniar only thinking about InterMilan Skriniar insists his focus remains solely on Inter amid transfer links with Manchester United and Barcelona.The defender says he “doesn’t know” if Barca want to buy him and that he’s not interested in speculation over his future.Check out the full story on Goal! Juve offer Higuain no guaranteesJuventus have refused to offer Gonzalo Higuain any definite guarantees he will be staying at the club.Club director John Elkann has insisted that any talks over the Argentine’s future will wait until after the World Cup, claiming that “anything can happen”.Click here to read the full story on Goal! Madrid legend Guti eyes St Mirren jobFormer Real Madrid midfielder Guti is in the frame to take the vacant St Mirren manager’s job, according to  BBC Sport .The Scottish Championship winners are looking for a new boss after Jack Ross left to take charge of Sunderland.And Guti – who currently coaches Madrid’s youth teams and has been tipped as a potential successor to Zinedine Zidane with the senior side – has been in touch regarding the vacancy at the Paisley 2021 Stadium.Liverpool still in for TaliscaLiverpool remain the frontrunners to sign Benfica forward Anderson Talisca, according to  Record .Having impressed during a loan spell with Besiktas, the Brazilian has been earmarked by Jurgen Klopp as a potential summer signing.And though his €21 million (£18.4m/$24.5m) release clause can no longer be activated, the Reds remain confident of getting a deal done.Kovacic drops Madrid exit hintMateo Kovacic is the latest Real Madrid star to suggest that he could leave Santiago Bernabeu this summer.Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale both dropped exit hints in the aftermath of the Champions League final before Zinedine Zidane announced his resignation on Thursday.And now Kovacic – who earned more game time under Zidane – has suggested he needs to be playing regularly next season as he continues his career.Read the full story on Goal! Everton in for ArnautovicEverton are the latest club to show an interest in signing West Ham forward Marko Arnautovic, according to  The Sun .New Toffees boss Marco Silva is keen to bolster his forward line this summer and sees the Austria international as an ideal addition to his squad.They are likely to have to battle Manchester United for Arnautovic’s signature, however, while the Irons are holding out for a fee of around £50 million ($66.7m).Man Utd want Bale this summerManchester United are interested in signing Gareth Bale this summer, but have been given no indication that Madrid are willing to listen to offers, according to ESPN .Bale has admitted to being frustrated with the lack of chances in Madrid, and could be willing to move, but Jose Mourinho’s side are looking to avoid drawn-out transfer sagas. Terry to join Lampard at DerbyJohn Terry is set to move to Derby to play under new manager and former team-mate Frank Lampard, The Star claims.Terry will have to take a massive wage cut but is prepared to spend another season in the Championship playing under his good friend. Lampard played down talk of a move for Terry in his first press conference after taking charge, but refused to rule out a move for the former Chelsea defender.Sporting actively shopping Carvalho Sporting Lisbon are looking for a deal that would take William Carvalho away from the club, Sky Sports reports.Premier League side Everton are thought to be the club most likely to move for the 26-year-old. Griezmann to reveal future before RussiaAtletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann says he will reveal a decision on his future before the World Cup. The prolific Frenchman has been widely linked with a move to Barcelona this summer. Read the full story on Goal Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more