Saturday, April 11Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho prefers a move to Manchester United over Chelsea and Liverpool because of his budding friendship with Marcus Rashford at international levelLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp to prepared to battle Barcelona to sign Sevilla centre-back Diego Carlos as the German sees the Brazilian as the ideal partner for Virgil van DijkChelsea boss Frank Lampard has identified Ben Chilwell as a top target in the summer transfer window the left-back position a key area he wants to improveChris Smalling updateManchester United star Chris Smalling is set to return to Old Trafford at the end of his loan spell at Roma. The Italian club are struggling to raise the necessary funds to secure a permanent transfer, which could see the defender explore his options elsewhere, with Arsenal also interested.The 30-year-old has enjoyed his spell in Serie A and is keen to make his stay at the Stadio Olimpico a permanent one.Roma have held talks with United about a possible deal and while negotiations about a possible £25million transfer had been going well, according to The Sun, they are now on the brink of collapse.The report claims that Roma are in financial difficulty due to the coronavirus pandemic and this has put an end to their plans of signing Smalling in the summer.Transfer news LIVE: Man Utd want Jadon Sancho (Image: GETTY)Real Madrid eye Harry Kane swap dealReal Madrid are ready to pounce on the uncertainty surrounding Harry Kane’s future with a huge offer including Gareth Bale and James Rodriguez.And the La Liga giants are considering making an approach this summer.It is said Real are cautious of dealing with Daniel Levy after their dealings with the Tottenham chairman on deals for Bale and Luka Modric in the past.But Kane’s recent admission that he could leave the club along with the current financial situation due to the coronavirus pandemic has given Real hope they could potentially swoop in this summer.The Spanish club wouldn’t be able to afford Kane with one lump sum though and they’re prepared to sweeten the deal by sending Bale back to Tottenham, along with Colombia international Rodriguez.Transfer news LIVE: Smalling could be on the move (Image: GETTY)Man Utd fans reckon Jadon Sancho will joinManchester United fans are convinced that Jadon Sancho is joining after the Borussia Dortmund star played Marcus Rashford on FIFA 20. Both players took part in England’s Staying Home Cup on Friday night, with Sancho beating his pal Rashford 2-1.The tournament is raising funds for the National Emergencies Trust to help fight against the coronavirus pandemic.Rashford faced Sancho in the last 16 of the tournament on Friday night, with the Dortmund star winning 2-1.And United fans were quick to notice the connection between the youngsters, especially after Rashford scored with himself, with Sancho getting the assist.”The connection already,” one fan wrote.”Sancho to Rashford! Do it in real life at United,” another added.A fellow United fan said: “Practicing his link up for next season.””Just foreshadowing the 2021 season, Sancho assisting Rashford,” another United supporter agreed.Transfer news LIVE: Harry Kane could be on the move (Image: GETTY)Philippe Coutinho could return to EnglandPhilippe Coutinho’s agent Kia Joorabchian has revealed the playmaker would be keen to return to the Premier League.He said: “The fact I’m an Arsenal supporter is not a secret.”I don’t have any preference where the players go. I don’t try to push someone to one club or another. Everything is a possibility.”After the Champions League game he played in England we had a long chat about it.”The Premier League is something that he has always enjoyed playing in, and loved playing in, and would probably love to come back and play in.”The question is what are going to be the financial conditions of all the clubs, including Barcelona and all the Premier League clubs at the end of this pandemic.”Transfer news LIVE: Sancho played Rashford on FIFA (Image: GETTY)Lionel Messi gives update on Barcelona futureBarcelona star Lionel Messi has slammed suggestions he will leave the club at the end of the season after rumours circulated that he could be on his way to Inter Milan.Italian press suggested the six-time Ballon d’Or winner could move to the San Siro for a final big pay day of his career.But the Argentine forward has assured fans that he will remain at the Nou Camp in a rare update regarding his future.Messi also dismissed claims he paid former team-mate Ronaldinho’s £1.3million ($1.6m) bail after the Brazilian was charged for allegedly using fake passports.Ronaldinho spent 32 days behind bars in Paraguay with his brother Roberto Assis.The two have been released on house arrest but must remain in the capital Asuncion until a full investigation is completed.Messi took to Instagram to slam both tales as ‘Fake news’.Transfer news LIVE: Man Utd are keen to spend (Image: GETTY)Jadon Sancho to Man Utd updateBorussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho prefers a move to Manchester United over Chelsea and Liverpool because of his budding friendship with Marcus Rashford at international level.The two attackers became close while on international duty with England and Rashford could play his part in helping Sancho adjust to life at Old Trafford.Rashford has recently admitted he would like Sancho to help him return the Red Devils to their former glory.And the Athletic claim the feeling is reciprocated and the Dortmund star is keen to link up with his international team-mate.Liverpool and Chelsea may be higher in the Premier League table but they struggle to justify shelling out £100million. That leaves United at the front of the queue to wrap up a deal this summer.Transfer news LIVE: Jack Grealish could be on the move (Image: GETTY)Liverpool planLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp to prepared to battle Barcelona to sign Sevilla centre-back Diego Carlos as the German sees the Brazilian as the ideal partner for Virgil van Dijk.The 27-year-old centre-back has had an impressive debut season for Sevilla since he joined from Nantes for £16million (€18m) last summer.His performances have attracted the attention of several top clubs across Europe, with Liverpool, Barcelona, Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid all vying for his signature.However, according to Spanish publication Sport, Klopp not only sees the defender as the ideal complement to play alongside Van Dijk but has the funds to complete the transfer too. Transfer news LIVE: Messi will not leave Barcelona (Image: GETTY)Chelsea bidChelsea boss Frank Lampard has identified Ben Chilwell as a top target in the summer transfer window the left-back position a key area he wants to improve. Chilwell has established himself as one of the Premier League’s top left backs during his time with Leicester.Marcos Alonso and Emerson are currently the only options at left-back with the latter almost certain to leave at the end of the season.The Italian has struggled to stake his claim to hold the position moving forward.Alonso had established himself as a favourite under Antonio Conte and Maurizio Sarri in previous years but Lampard has been reluctant to pick the Spaniard.Now the Daily Mail claim Chelsea are moving forward with plans to go after Chilwell in the summer.The report suggests they plan to help fund a move for the 23-year-old with the sale of Emerson.It is said the Blues are hopeful of receiving £25m for the 25-year-old with Juventus claimed to hold a strong interest.



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