FOOTBALL GOSSIP: 18TH JUNE, 2017.


Real Madrid say it would take a £350m deal to allow forward Cristiano Ronaldo to leave the club, which they expect to deter Paris St-Germain and Manchester United. (Mail on Sunday)

But Ronaldo’s advisers say a fee of 150m euros (£131m) will be enough, with the player wanting a “fresh challenge”.(Sunday Telegraph)

Chelsea have emerged as surprise contenders for Ronaldo, with owner Roman Abramovich ready to pay a world-record fee for the 32-year-old. (Sunday Express)

Real president Florentino Perez has told Portugal forward Ronaldo that he will not stand in his way if he wants to leave the Spanish champions. (Marca)

Ronaldo will only stay at Madrid if the club agrees to pay his disputed £13m tax bill. (Sunday Mirror)

Ronaldo’s agent Jorge Mendes is considering possible destinations for his client, while Real, who are yet to receive any bids, believe the 32-year-old may have a change of heart in time. (El Pais – in Spanish)

Manchester City are closing in on the signing of Juventus’ 34-year-old Brazil right-back Dani Alves. (Guardian)

City boss Pep Guardiola also wants to sign Tottenham right-back Kyle Walker, 27. (Sun)

Bayern Munich hope to beat City to the signing of the England defender and will offer Walker £150,000 a week. (Sunday Express)

Liverpool are close to sealing a £35m deal with Roma for their 25-year-old Egypt and former Chelsea winger Mohamed Salah. Mail on Sunday)

Former Barcelona boss Luis Enrique is an option to replace Antonio Conte as manager at Chelsea, but the Premier League champions do not want the Italian to leave. (Sunday Telegraph)

Chelsea are confident Conte will sign a new contract at Stamford Bridge before the start of next season. (Times – subscription required)

The Blues could scupper Manchester United’s move for Real Madrid forward Alvaro Morata with a £70m bid for the 24-year-old. (Sunday Mirror)

Tottenham could move for Manchester United’s Chris Smalling, 27, with boss Mauricio Pochettino wanting cover at centre-back. (Sun)

Arsenal are set to beat Everton to the £18m signing of Sander Berge, a 19-year-old Norwegian midfielder who plays for Belgian club Genk. (Sunday Mirror)

Malaga’s 21-year-old ex-Barcelona forward Sandro Ramirez has passed a medical at Everton and is on the verge of completing a £5m move to Goodison Park. (AS)

Liverpool are still interested in signing Sporting Lisbon’s 22-year-old winger Gelson Martins, who the Portuguese club value at £44m. (A Bola – in Portuguese)

Everton are set to make a £16m bid for AC Milan and former France Under-21 forward M’Baye Niang, 22, who was on loan at Watford last season. (Daily Star)

Bournemouth striker Joshua King, 25, says he was “intrigued” by reports of interest from Tottenham, but the Norway international plans to stay at the club next season. (Bournemouth Echo)

Everton will have to pay Swansea £40m if they want to sign 27-year-old Iceland attacking midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson. (Liverpool Echo)

Willy Caballero’s agent says the 35-year-old former Manchester City keeper does have an offer from Newcastle, but he has doubts over moving to the “cold but pretty” north-east. (Evening Chronicle)

Southampton want to appoint a new manager within 10 days – in good time before pre-season starts on 29 June – with Frank de Boer and Mauricio Pellegrino the two frontrunners. (Daily Echo)

Juventus general manager Beppe Marotta says his club “have a duty” to consider signing a player as talented as 18-year-old AC Milan and Italy keeper Gianluigi Donnarumma if he is available, and confirmed they are close to signing Brazil midfielder Douglas Costa, 26, from Bayern Munich. (ESPN)

Real Sociedad president Jokin Aperribay says the Spanish club want to sign Manchester United’s 22-year-old Belgium winger Adnan Januzaj this summer. (Manchester Evening News)

Sunderland will be forced to pay £9.2m to Inter Milan for Argentina attacking midfielder Ricky Alvarez, 29, after losing a court case. (Sunderland Echo)

Arsenal and England midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, 23, is growing increasingly frustrated by the slow progress in new contract discussions with the Gunners. Mail on Sunday)

The Sunday Telegraph sport section reports that Chelsea might want to bring in former Barcelona manager Luis Enrique if Antonio Conte leaves

Former Chelsea defender John Terry, 36, has been playing golf with Aston Villa boss Steve Bruce. (Birmingham Mail)
Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin has promised to donate £50 to victims of the Grenfell Tower fire for every minute he plays in Spain’s Under-21 European Championship campaign. (Independent)
Ex-Manchester United forward Eric Cantona has criticised Antonio Conte over his handling of Spain forward Diego Costa. In reference to the text message he sent Costa, Cantona told the Chelsea manager: “Don’t ruin a team with your thumbs!” (Eurosport)

Paris St-Germain would be favourites to sign Cristiano Ronaldo as the French club held secret talks with agent Jorge Mendes hours before the forward helped Real Madrid win the Champions League. (Daily Mail)
Chelsea are not prepared to give Antonio Conte greater control over their recruitment policy, amid suggestions the manager is growing frustrated with a lack of summer signings. (Guardian)

Manchester United United are being offered the chance to sign AC Milan keeper Gianluigi Donnarumma, 18, as their stopper David de Gea, 26, has apparently started house hunting in Madrid. (Diario Gol via Daily Express)

Arsenal will go back to Lyon with an improved bid of close to £50m for France striker Alexandre Lacazette, 26. The Gunners had a £30m offer rejected last summer. (Daily Telegraph)

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