New Napoli boss Carlo Ancelotti targets Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema

David Cooper 24/05/2018
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The summer transfer window for international deals is now less than one month away and rumours of players and coaches potentially being on the move are coming at a frenzied pace.

Across the world of football, there is plenty of activity and stories that have football fans talking.

Here, we look at the latest transfer deals that could happen very soon.

Get in touch with your thoughts too via Twitter and Facebook.

KARIM BENZEMA

The much-maligned Real Madrid forward has been linked with a move to Napoli, according to the Sun.

New Partenopei coach Carlo Ancelotti has asked club chairman Aurelio de Laurentiis to consider the French attacker as he wants to build further on the success of last season, which saw them finish second in the Serie A.

This season, the 30-year-old has been heavily criticised for below-par performances and a return of just 10 goals in all competitions.

Despite speculation Robert Lewandowski could replace the former Lyon frontman this summer, Benzema is keen on staying in the Spanish capital after signing a fresh four-year contract last September.

GIANLUIGI DONNARUMMA

Liverpool are ready to make a move for the highly-rated AC Milan goalkeeper, according to Corriere dello Sport.

The Reds have invested heavily on outfield players, with the number one spot largely left with Loris Karius and Simon Mignolet.

But, according to the Italian publication the Champions League finalists want to bolster that area of their team as they attempt to become the biggest club in Europe.

The 19-year-old only signed a new deal at the San Siro last summer, but his time at the club has turned sour after fans were angered by the way in which the new deal was signed.

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Man United eye deal for Shakhtar midfielder Fred

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The summer transfer window for international deals is now less than one month away and rumours of players and coaches potentially being on the move are coming at a frenzied pace.

Across the world of football, there is plenty of activity and stories that have football fans talking.

Here, we look at the latest transfer deals that could happen very soon.

Get in touch with your thoughts too via Twitter and Facebook.

FRED

Manchester United are close to signing Shakhtar Donetsk’s Brazil international Fred as their first of the summer, the Manchester Evening News reports. The deal is expected to be finalised at the beginning of June as the Reds push to complete their transfers early in the window. Fred is due to travel to Liverpool for an international friendly against Croatia on June 3, which would provide an opportunity to seal the deal. Fred is said to have been earmarked as a means to strengthen the United midfield after Michael Carrick’s retirement and the possible departure of Marouane Fellaini on a free transfer.

PACO ALCACER

The Barcelona forward has been told he needs to find a new club, according to Mundo Deportivo. The striker joined the Catalans from Valencia in 2016, but has struggled to make an impact in two seasons with the club. Alcacer is very much a back-up to club legend Lionel Messi and the prolific Luis Suarez at Camp Nou, but has still scored eight goals and provided three assists in 23 matches this season – 12 of which have come from the substitutes bench. The Spaniard has been linked with a move to Southampton, however, the player himself is said to want to stay in Spain.

AHMED HEGAZI

Tottenham have joined a list of clubs tracking the inform West Brom defender, the Express reports. The Baggies face a battle to keep hold of their star centre back following their relegation to the Championship. The towering Egyptian started all 38 matches for the Hawthorns side and has been impressive across a difficult campaign for Darren Moore’s men. Spurs are planning to bolster their defensive options as doubts continue to surround the future of Toby Alderweireld who has been linked with Manchester United, and the 27-year-old former Al Ahly man has emerged as a possible replacement for the Belgian international.

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Barcelona legend Andres Iniesta confirms move to Japan with Vissel Kobe

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Andres Iniesta.

Andres Iniesta looks set to join Japanese side Vissel Kobe.

The 34-year-old playmaker left Barcelona at the end of the Spanish season and has since been strongly linked with the J1 League club.

Iniesta wrote on Instagram on Wednesday: “Heading to my new home, with my friend @hiroshi.mikitani”

In the accompanying picture, Iniesta is shown on an aeroplane locking hands with Mikitani, who owns Vissel Kobe and is the founder and chief executive of e-commerce giant Rakuten.

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