Former Croatia international and Bayern Munich defender Robert Kovac turned superhero when he chased down and caught a thief, who had allegedly robbed a 72-year-old pensioner in Frankfurt on Monday.
Dick Advocaat has been named Netherlands coach for the third time, with Ruud Gullit as his assistant. The Dutch Football Association (KNVB) confirmed the appointments at a press conference in Zeist on Tuesday morning. The announcement sees former Rangers and Sunderland boss Advocaat, who turns 70 in September, become his country’s oldest national coach, usurping Guus Hiddink who was 68 when he left the hot-seat in June 2015.
France manager Didier Deschamps has warned Monaco striker Kylian Mbappe, 18, off big-money moves to Man United or Man City.
Man United will try to tempt David de Gea to turn down a move to Real Madrid with the offer of a new contract. The goalkeeper is reportedly a summer target for Real President Florentino Perez. The 26-year-old still has two years to run on the contract he signed back in 2015.
Man City will not be selling Sergio Aguero to Man United this summer – or any other summer.
Yaya Toure wants to sign a new contract at Man City – if he remains a key player under Pep Guardiola.
Southampton’s captain Virgil van Dijk remains Liverpool’s No 1 defensive target this summer – despite reports linking them with a £25million move for Burnley’s Michael Keane.
Newcastle United are not expected to join the race for Yaya Toure – despite reports linking the Magpies with a shock summer swoop.
Chelsea are leading the race sign Monaco star Tiemoue Bakayoko. The centre-midfielder has impressed in France and is reportedly regarded as the perfect partner for N’Golo Kante, which could leave the futures of Cesc Fabregas and Nemanja Matic up in the area. Man United, Man City, Bayern Munich and Juventus are also reportedly interested in Bakayoko.
Veteran goalkeeper Roman Weidenfeller has signed a new contract at Borussia Dortmund that will keep him with the Bundesliga giants until 2018. The 36-year-old is Dortmund’s longest serving player having joined the club in 2002 and has made the second most appearances in club history, although he has played back-up since the signing of Roman Burki in 2015.
Chelsea have signed 15-year-old midfielder Billy Gilmour from Rangers. The fee is a development fee, which is believed to be £500k.
Jens Lehmann says Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez “would fit in” at Bayern Munich. Speculation surrounding Sanchez’s future at Arsenal is rife, with his contract up at the Emirates next summer. However, Lehmann also admitted Sanchez is not the typical wide player Bayern are seeking this summer, and says his decision-making on the pitch can improve.
Sevilla have reached an agreement with Everton target Sandro Ramirez. The 21-year-old has impressed since leaving Barcelona for Malaga this summer, netting 14 goals in 28 LaLiga outings. His form has attracted interest from elsewhere and Everton, whose boss Ronald Koeman scouted the forward in action on Sunday, are among his suitors.
Leicester City winger Riyad Mahrez expects the club to honour the agreement they struck last summer and allow him to leave at the end of this season.
Man United will test Tottenham’s resolve with a £40m bid for defender Eric Dier, 23.
Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata, 24, has turned down a contract in China which would have paid him £147m. The Spain international is keen to know more about interest from Chelsea.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has dismissed the possibility of working under a director of football at the club. The Gunners’ hierarchy are keen to create the position.
Man United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has earned more than £2.8m in bonuses for the goals he has scored this season. The 35-year-old had a detailed bonus scheme in place after moving to Old Trafford last summer.
Chelsea are confident manager Antonio Conte will sign an extension to his current deal once the season is over.
Man United target Malcom, 20, says he would “think about” a move from Bordeaux to Old Trafford if an offer came in for the him.
Chelsea striker Diego Costa, 28, has spoken out on his future and says it is not inevitable he will move to China.
West Ham United have no intention of sacking Slaven Bilic at the end of this season and are considering making Yaya Toure one of their major signings in the summer should the 33-year-old midfielder leave Man City.
PSV are hoping to keep 24-year-old Chelsea midfielder Marco van Ginkel at the Philips Stadion for at least one more season.
Everton manager Ronald Koeman has been given the green light to open talks for two players he has personally scouted in the past week – Malaga’s 21-year-old striker Sandro and Ajax midfielder Davy Klaassen, 24.
Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher believes the club should be setting their sights higher than Burnley centre-back Michael Keane, 24. The Reds have been linked with a £25m move for the England international. Meanwhile, Liverpool have revived their interest in 24-year-old Egypt winger Mohamed Salah as manager Jurgen Klopp looks to strengthen his squad.
RB Leipzig coach Ralph Hasenhuttl has said the club do not want to sell midfielder Naby Keita, 22, who continues to be linked with Chelsea.
Watford will consider a summer move for Barcelona defender Thomas Vermaelen, 31.
Aberdeen are intent on signing Hull City forward Shaun Maloney, 34.
Hull City have handed right-back Brian Lenihan, 22, a new one-year deal after an injury-plagued season.
Sunderland have turned to the scouting expert who helped mastermind Leicester City’s rise as they look to transform their own fortunes after relegation to the Championship.
Former Middlesbrough striker Fabrizio Ravanelli wants to become the club’s manager, according to another ex-player Jan Aage Fjortoft.
A Scottish punter has turned a £10 bet into more than £60,000 by correctly predicting seven league title winners in England and Scotland.