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Arsenal keen on Rice, Mount and Gundogan as Arteta plots midfield overhaul
Arsenal are keen on signing Declan Rice, Mason Mount and Ilkay Gundogan this summer, according to The Athletic.
Bolstering midfield is a priority for Mikel Arteta and their main target is Rice, whose West Ham contract has a year left to run plus an option to extend by 12 months.
Arsenal also want to add creativity in a more advanced position and that has fuelled the pursuit of Mount, although there is strong competition from Liverpool and Manchester United, while Chelsea will make a final push to extend his terms, which are scheduled to expire in 2024.
Arsenal are determined to sign the England internationals and may require an additional player in that department if Granit Xhaka exits, with Bayer Leverkusen in talks to recruit the Switzerland midfielder.Arsenal have concrete interest in Gundogan and Arteta is driving it, having worked with the 32-year-old German at the Etihad Stadium and identified him as the ideal replacement for Xhaka.
Fresh efforts will be made to keep him at Manchester City and Gundogan has other possibilities including Barcelona, but as things stand, no agreements have been reached and the situation is still open.
Slot wants Spurs job | Feyenoord knock back approach for technical director
Tottenham target Arne Slot has ordered Erling Haaland's agent to force through a move that would see him leave Feyenoord to take charge of the managerless London club, according to the Daily Mirror.
However, Spurs' bid to appoint Dennis te Kloese as their new technical director has been knocked back by the Dutch club.
Liverpool aiming to bring in Schmadtke for start of summer window
Jorg Schmadtke is due in Liverpool this week to finalise terms on a deal to start work as the club's sporting director ahead of the summer transfer window, according to The Athletic.
Liverpool have already done the majority of the groundwork on new signings ahead of the window opening but having a new sporting director in place is seen as an ideal solution ahead of such a crucial summer.
Schmadtke is likely to agree an initial short-term deal to replace Julian Ward, who is leaving at the end of the season. There will be an option to extend his stay if the role goes well or Liverpool may decide to explore other options.
Head of recruitment Dave Fallows and chief scout Barry Hunter will work closely with the former goalkeeper, who is available to start work immediately after announcing his “retirement” from Wolfsburg in January.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is very supportive of the appointment but pointed out last week that his compatriot is not a target simply because of his nationality.
“If it happens, it would not be a Jurgen Klopp signing because we are both German or both know each other,” said the Liverpool boss.
West Ham agree to allow Rice exit this summer.
West Ham have a gentleman’s agreement with Declan Rice that he can leave this summer.
The money raised from selling the captain, plus additional funds, will be made available to strengthen the squad.
West Ham will allow Rice to leave if they receive an offer worth £120m from a Champions League club.
The Hammers would also accept £100m plus a player for the England midfielder.
Rice rejected the offer of a new £200,000-a-week contract 18 months ago.
Fulham's Willian: Let's see what happens.
Willian has indicated he is open to remaining at Fulham beyond this season.
The Brazil international, who picked up an assist in Fulham's 2-2 draw with Crystal Palace on Saturday, said: "I have a contract until the end of June, I don't know what's going to happen.
"Of course it's some place that I feel good here to play (at).
"I have to speak to the club to see the situation. Let's see what's going to happen."
Roma eye Tielemans swoop
Roma will try and strike a deal to sign Youri Tielemans on a free transfer once his Leicester contract expires this summer.
Gazzetta dello Sport reports that Jose Mourinho is a big fan of the Belgium international and hopes to persuade the midfielder to make a move to the Italian capital.
Man City set to sell Steffen
Manchester City are ready to sell USA international goalkeeper Zack Steffen after his stunning season out on loan at Middlesbrough with Bundesliga clubs lining up and ready to make their move, according to The Sun.
De Zerbi: Brighton must work the market
Roberto De Zerbi insists Brighton must continue improving ahead of their maiden European campaign next season.
The Brighton boss says the work ahaead of next season has already begun to ensure they have the squad to compete in four competitions next term.
"We have to keep this level. We have to build a squad to
improve our level because I think (chairman) Tony (Bloom) and the club they don't want to lose this level."And to not lose this level we have to work harder in this transfer market, not only in the transfer market but to organise better and better and better because the victory can be dangerous.
"If you celebrate the victory it's right, it's normal, but you have to
improve. You have to work harder because you can lose the level."
Sevilla plan move for summer free agent Moura
Sevilla are set to make an offer to sign Lucas Moura, who is leaving Tottenham as a free agent this summer, report Fichajes.
Moura is leaving Spurs at the end of his deal after spending the last five years in north London.
O'Hara: Tottenham are a joke
Former Tottenham midfielder Jamie O'Hara described his old club as a 'disgrace' and questioned the decision to put 'rookie' Ryan Mason in interim charge.'Hara: Tottenham are a joke.
Akpom targeted by Premier League clubs
Former Arsenal striker Chuba Akpom could be set for a stunning £15m return to the Premier League with several clubs tracking the forward after his 29-goal season for Middlesbrough.
Busquets: Everyone wants to play with Messi
Departing Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets says his future is not tied to Lionel Messi's amid speculation that the pair could reunite as team-mates, potentially in Saudi Arabia next season.
Busquets said: “My future linked to Messi’s?
"Everyone wants to play with Leo, he is the best in the world.
"But my future is not linked to Leo’s future.”
Selles unaware of any decision to appoint Martin
Ruben Selles, speaking after Southampton's defeat at Brighton, said the club haven't told him anything regarding Russel Martin taking the job.
Martin has verbally agreed to become the new Southampton manager.
He said: "I know nothing. It hasn't changed anything in my position since we spoke on Friday. I have been respectful with the club to use all my knowledge to keep this team and the club together. I expect if something goes on like that before the Liverpool game, someone will come to me to clarify to me.
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"I don't need to go to nobody. Everyone knows who I am and where I am and that I am the face of the club for the last three months and the reference for everybody. I expect that to happen for the last game against Liverpool."I didn't know about the update until Jordan [Press Officer] told me. I have a clear idea that I want to stay here until the Liverpool game, if something changes, that's not my decision. My focus has been on this week, a hard week for us, to prepare and to perform and try to win this game. I'm not worried about my future, my contract expires at the end of the season and what the club decides will be the right decision. I've already made my points a couple of months ago about this scenario so it's not my decision. I have no control of it, so I won't spend time on it."
Allegri: I'm staying at Juve
Juventus head coach Massimiliano Allegri insists he has no plans to leave the club this suummer.
"I’m staying here at Juventus, 100 per cent," the Juve head coach said.
"I’m under contract here. After that, it’s not up to me to decide.