Reports emerging from the transfer quarters claim Manchester United are considering a swoop for Real Madrid’s Raphael Varane. The French international is behind Pepe and Sergio Ramos in the defence department of the Bernabeu outfit. United coach, Mourinho, worked with Varane in his time at Madrid, with the player enjoying ample playing time. United has also joined Napoli in the race for Bordeux winger, Adam Ounas with Stoke City and Southampton also said to be interested. News from North London also say Arsenal are set to miss out on Paris Saint Germain striker Edinson Cavani. The Uruguayan forward is said to have put pen to paper with the French champions keeping him at the Parc des Princes till 2020. The deal is said to worth £6.25million a season with another £1.25million in bonuses.Stoke City have opened talks with West Brom for Saido Berahino. The Potters are said to be willing to take the England international to the Britannia after being rebuffed in January. It is reported that West Brom is asking for between £15million and £20million.Leicester City have identified Nice’s Nampalys Mendy as N’Golo Kante’s replacement. Mendy has been in impressive form for his club helping them qualify for the Europa League. Chelsea have been dealt a blow by Belgium midfielder Radja Nainggolan. The Roma player has said that he wishes to remain in Italy. Manager Luciano Spaletti said the player had promised to remain at the club next season. He said the player is a man of his words and so will do exactly as he has said. Newcastle United goalkeeper Tim Krul is said to be wanted by Crystal Place and Everton. The Dutch player is said to be willing to leave the relegated side and reunite with Alan Pardew, who he worked with at Newcastle for five years, at Selhurst Park. Crystal Palace is said to want Marko Arnautovic in its ranks in the summer. The Austrian International has signalled his intention to leave Stoke and is thought to favour a stay in the Premier League. Spain
Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone has reportedly asked the club to sign Napoli forward Gonzalo Higuain. The Argentine forward has been courted by top European clubs in recent times.
Barcelona have asked La Liga rivals Valencia to take Alex Song if they desire. The Cameroonian had been on loan at West Ham suffering poor form due to injuries.
Atletico Madrid have completed the signing of Argentine Nico Gaitan from Benfica. The 28-year-old winger is currently playing for his country at the Copa America.
Real Betis have signed Nahuel on a two-year loan from Villareal.
Atalanta has signed Swansea’s Alberto Paloschi for an undisclosed fee. The Italian is expected to complete the deal by 1 July.
Napoli have stated their intention to sign Tottenham midfielder Nabil Bentaleb. The 21-year-old had just five league appearances. He has racked up 46 appearances since breaking into the first team three years ago.
Fenerbahce are said to want Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata. With Mourinho now in charge of the Red Devils, it is believed Mata’s time at Old Trafford could be up as Mourinho sold the Spaniard during his time at Chelsea.
Former West Ham striker Carlton Cole has left Celtic. He played five games for the team scoring just once.
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