LATEST – Man Utd gaffer Jose Mourinho to continue living in a hotel but wants food served him rather than go out to eat (News, gossips, gists, rumours, transfer speculations & updates)

Man United boss Jose Mourinho will continue to live in a hotel again next season, but now opts to have food delivered to him rather than go out for dinner.

 

Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata, 24, is likely to turn down a move to Premier League champions Chelsea and instead opt to join AC Milan.

 
A Man City fan placed a bet in 2010 that Wayne Rooney would join Everton from Man United and, after losing his betting slip, had to provide an example of his handwriting to get his hands on his £2,000 winnings.

 

 

Chelsea look set to miss out on Juventus left-back Alex Sandro, 26, as the Italian club do not want to lose another defender having sold Leonardo Bonucci, 30, to AC Milan.
Man United are expected to complete the signing of Inter Milan midfielder Ivan Perisic, 28, in the next few days in a deal worth £48m.

 

 

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte and several of his players were at Centre Court for the Wimbledon men’s final on Sunday.

 

 

Wales forward Gareth Bale, 28, says he is “happy” at Real Madrid, despite being linked with a move.

 
Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic, 28, is keen to join Juventus but wants the Blues to lower their reported £40m asking price.

 

 

Arsene Wenger has given up on a world record move for Monaco striker Kylian Mbappe, 18, and is instead solely focused on signing the Ligue 1 club’s 21-year-old winger Thomas Lemar, 21. In the mean time, Lemar has demanded Monaco sell him to Arsenal.

 
Liverpool will increase their £57m bid for Guinea midfielder Naby Keita, but RB Leipzig coach Ralph Hasenhuttl says the 22-year-old is “comfortable” at the club.

 

 

Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk, 26, could still become a £60m Liverpool player this summer, after insisting he will only move to Anfield. Meanwhile, Arsenal are also considering a £45m bid for the Dutchman.

 
Chelsea striker Diego Costa, 28, has been pictured in an Atletico Madrid shirt. And, having been told by Blues boss Antonio Conte that he is not in his plans, Costa told team-mate Cesc Fabregas during a live Instagram broadcast to “give Conte a hug“.

 
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp, who has also been linked with 22-year-old RB Leipzig midfielder Naby Keita, does not want to budge in moves for his prime targets, despite a “complicated” transfer window.

 
Chelsea want to sign Man City’s Argentine striker Sergio Aguero, 29.

 
Manager Arsene Wenger thinks Arsenal can convince 28-year-old Chile forward Alexis Sanchez, who has one year left on his contract, to stay. Alternatively, Wenger will turn to Celtic forward Moussa Dembele, 20, if Sanchez leaves.

 
Man United midfielder and new captain Michael Carrick says new signing Romelu Lukaku faces a “massive jump” after his £75m move from Everton to Old Trafford.

 
Man United boss Jose Mourinho wants German midfielder Toni Kroos, 27, in any deal that takes 26-year-old Spanish goalkeeper David de Gea to Real Madrid.

 
Tottenham Hotspur are preparing another push to sign Everton midfielder Ross Barkley. The two clubs have been unable to agree a fee so far this summer but Everton are happy to sell the 23-year-old. Meanwhile, Spurs hope to complete the signing of £8m Estudiantes defender Juan Foyth, 19, by the end of this week.

 
Loic Remy, 30, is set to leave Chelsea this summer, with Everton and Southampton interested in the French striker.

 
West Ham will make a third bid for Stoke City winger Marko Arnautovic. The Hammers have already failed with two offers for the 28-year-old Austrian.

 
Swansea are keen to sign another Las Palmas player – attacking midfielder Jonathan Viera, 27.

 
Fulham are looking to complete a £5m deal to take Bordeaux striker Diego Rolan, 24, to Craven Cottage.

 

 

Burkina Faso striker Aristide Bance has completed his transfer from Ivory Coast’s ASEC Mimosas to Egyptian side Al Masry on a two year deal. The club announced on their website that Bance put pen to paper after nine hours of negotiations in Cairo. Bance, 32, has become a cult hero for Burkinabe fans and has played his league football extensively across Europe and Africa.

 
Saido Berahino says he feels “sharper, hungrier and happier” after scoring his first goal for Stoke City in a friendly against Monaco.
I’m hungrier than ever really,” he told the Stoke Sentinel. “I’ve missed this so much and now I’m up and running, I’m sharper and I’m feeling happy.
I have always tried to keep doing what I do, trying to right arrears and finally my luck was there for me and I managed to get the first goal.
I’m happy, right now it’s about getting the rhythm back and I’ve come back in good shape and I think I’m getting in good areas. Hopefully more will now follow.

 

 

 

AC Milan are in talks to sign Bayern Munich midfielder Renato Sanches in a loan deal with a €40m (around £35m) option to buy. The Portuguese won the UEFA award for best young player at Euro 2016 and Louis Van Gaal is believed to have turned down the chance to sign him for Man United. Meanwhile, Bayern Munich have confirmed that there is indeed interest from the Serie A side.
Ahead of their pre-season trip to China, Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge told reporters at the airport:

I can confirm that AC Milan is interested in Renato Sanches. No agreement, however, has been reached.

 

 
Defender Victor Lindelof has made his Man Utd debut against LA Galaxy, and says he is pleased with how his debut went.
It felt very good, I am very happy to have made my debut for this great club,” he told MUTV.“We won as well so I am very happy. It felt good, it is the first game so it is a bit different. I am not used to playing with three at the back, but it felt good in a way and I am very happy.
It is the first game and I am really looking forward to playing more games. It felt good. I like to play games, I like to train as well, but the games are more fun so I prefer the games.

 

 
Lucas Leiva has been pictured arriving in Italy draped in a Lazio scarf ahead of his reported move to the Serie A side. The Rome-based side will pay £5m for the Liverpool man, and the deal looks set to be completed in the coming days.

 

 

Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny is set to land an £8m move to Juventus. He has spent the last two seasons on loan at Roma and has impressed the Serie A champions enough to seal a move.

 
Southampton defender Virgil Van Dijk, 26, could still become a £60m Liverpool player this summer after insisting he will only move to Anfield. However, Arsenal are also considering a £45m bid for the Dutchman.

 
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has rejected a £6.5m offer from LA Galaxy and wants to rejoin Man United when he returns from injury later this year. The Swedish striker, 35, left Old Trafford this summer.

 
Man City will compete with Chelsea for Real Madrid’s 26-year-old Brazilian right-back Danilo.

 
Alexis Sanchez, 28, has hinted his Arsenal career could be over after admitting he wants “to play in the Champions League,” but boss Arsene Wenger thinks they can convince the Chile forward to stay. Meanwhile, Wenger will turn to Celtic’s Moussa Dembele, 20, if Alexis Sanchez leaves.

 
Fulham are looking to complete a £5m deal to bring Bordeaux striker Diego Rolan, 24, to Craven Cottage.

 
Hull City players were openly speculating on who is going to leave their club next after goalkeeper Eldin Jakupovic, 32, joins Leicester.

 
Man United have announced that goalkeeper Sergio Romero has signed a new contract which will keep him at the club until June 2021, with the option to extend for a further year.
The 30-year-old joined the club in July 2015 and has gone onto make 28 appearances for the club.
An excited Sergio Romero spoke of his delight at signing a new deal with the club, and says the club is the biggest in the world.
I am delighted to have signed a new contract. Who wouldn’t want to be at the biggest club in the world?” he told the club’s official website.
We have great goalkeepers here and we are always learning from each other. Of course, it was a very proud moment for me and my family to be part of the Europa League final, and I am looking forward to helping the team build on last season’s success in 2017/18.

 

 

 

Chelsea want to sign Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 28, after missing out on Romelu Lukaku, it is understood. Antonio Conte is said to like Aubameyang and the 28-year-old is on his shortlist with Alvaro Morata (Real Madrid), Andrea Belotti (Torino) and a Premier League striker. Dortmund will let Aubameyang go this summer for about £70m and he has told the club he wants to leave. AC Milan and PSG have been in talks to sign him while a move to Tianjin Quanjian collapsed last week. Meanwhile, Borussia Dortmund have fired striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang a warning over his uncertain future stating that they will only wait “a few more days” on any offers for Gabon forward.
Speaking to German newspaper, Hans-Joachim Watzke said:
We have told Auba: ‘If you want to move somewhere, and you have a club willing to meet our demands, then come to us and we’ll talk.
But this will only apply within a certain time window, which is slowly closing. We would clearly need to get a replacement for him, which is difficult to impossible in any event.
We will wait for a couple more days, but not for much longer. There are no offers on the table for him so far.

 

 
Mamadou Sakho and Lazar Markovic have not been selected in Liverpool’s 25-man squad for the tour to Hong Kong. Both players went out on loan last season and have been linked with permanent moves away from Anfield during the summer transfer window.

 

 

Barcelona are mulling over a move for Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli with their bid for Marco Verratti stalling. The PSG man could well command a world record fee, while Lionel Messi and Neymar are said to favour the club signing Alli.

 

 

Marco van Ginkel has signed a contract extension with Chelsea, keeping him at the club until 2020, and has also agreed to return to PSV Eindhoven on loan for the season. He first joined the Dutch side in January 2016 for the remainder of the season and returned for the second half of last term after overcoming an injury.

 

 

Ander Herrera has revealed that Alvaro Morata was so close to a Man Utd move, and has backed his Spain team-mate to flourish wherever he plays next season. He said:

I even started to think I’d be playing with Morata. He was really close to signing. It’s a shame he’s not with us but he’s a top striker and will do well wherever he plays.

 

 

 

Midfielder Lucas Piazon has said it is good to be back at Fulham after he rejoined the club on loan from Chelsea for a second consecutive season.
It feels nice to put the shirt on again,” he told the club’s official website.

It was my first day back at the club today and it was nice to see everyone back and to be with them again was nice.
It was a good feeling and to be back with them on the pitch again was nice, it was good… Last season we had a good season at Fulham, I had a good season as well and I felt pretty comfortable at the club.
I believe the club can achieve good things this season, so of course I wanted to stay.

 

 

 

Man United boss Jose Mourinho says he plans to try out a new-look strikeforce by pairing Romelu Lukaku with Marcus Rashford. Mourinho got a first look at £75m Lukaku in United colours as his side kicked off pre-season with a 5-2 win over LA Galaxy at the StubHub Center over the weekend.
Today [Rashford] was in a different team than Lukaku. But in this pre-season we will also try both in the same team which I think can also work,” Mourinho told reporters.

 

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