Harry Kane has vowed to stay at Tottenham for another season, The Sun reports, amid speculation Real Madrid had wanted to target the 24-year-old for a move abroad. The paper says the England striker is holding off making a decision on his long-term future and for the time being is happy to lead Spurs into their new stadium. Negotiations to keep Kane at the club are thought to be under way and could see him become one of the best-paid players in the Premier League.
Meanwhile, The Sun also claims manager Mauricio Pochettino could face a battle to keep Toby Alderweireld and Danny Rose – with Manchester United said to be poised to target the players this summer as Jose Mourinho looks to bolster his defensive options at Old Trafford. It comes as Pochettino looks to rally his squad after their Champions League exit.
Chelsea appear to be leading the race to sign Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly, according to the Star. The 26-year-old has long been a target for the Blues, making them favourites to land the star this summer. It is reported Arsenal and Manchester United are also interested in the Senegal international, but Chelsea look set to win a possible bidding war, the paper reports.
Slavisa Jokanovic has been linked with the Chelsea manager’s job should Antonio Conte depart this summer, the Daily Mail says. The club’s hierarchy are said to be considering the Fulham boss, who played for Chelsea between 2002 and 2002. The Serb has impressed at Fulham, with the club on a winning streak since December, but it remains to be seen whether the 49-year-old will overtake former Barcelona boss Luis Enrique as favourite for the position.
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Arsenal and Tottenham look to be facing a fight from Bayern Munich in the bid to sign the winger at the end of the season, the London Evening Standard says. The 21-year-old is set to depart Bordeaux in the summer, and the Premier League clubs are said to want to revisit a move for the player after missing out in January. But now, Bayern have decided to join the race, the paper says, after being impressed with the Brazilian’s performance in Ligue 1.
The 23-year-old appears to be in high demand with Arsenal, Leicester and Southampton all considering moves for the forward, according to ESPN. Elyounoussi appears to have caught the eye of the Premier League teams after Basel defeated Manchester City in the Champions League this week, and Basel are said to be preparing themselves for a number of offers in the summer transfer window.
Bayern Munich have secured the long-term future of full-back Joshua Kimmich after he signed a new five-and-a-half-year contract at the Allianz Arena.
The Germany international, who has played 37 matches for club and country this season, still had two years left on his existing deal but has dispelled any reported rumours of a reunion with former boss Pep Guardiola at Manchester City in the summer by extending his stay at the club.
Kimmich told fcbayern.com: “I’m very happy I’ve extended my contract so early. It shows the club and the officials have a lot of trust in me and see me as an important factor for FC Bayern’s long-term sporting success. It makes me proud.
“I’m grateful that I’ve always been able to develop at the highest possible level. My goals and the club’s goals for the coming years are very ambitious, and I want to play my part and do everything to achieve them with the team.”
The 23-year-old joined the Bundesliga runaway leaders from RL Leipzig in 2015 as a versatile player, predominantly playing in central midfield or in the forward line.
But since the retirement of Philipp Lahm at the end of last season, Kimmich has been a mainstay in the Bayern team at right-back and has also excelled in the position for the national team.
Though the winter transfer window just passed and the summer window is still months down the road, that hasn’t stopped the chatter of players potentially being on the move.
Across the world of football, there remains plenty of activity and stories that have football fans talking.
Here, we look at five potential transfer candidates that could be heading elsewhere when the market reopens in June.
Real Madrid have identified Lyon’s Nabil Fekir as the man to replace Gareth Bale, according to the Daily Star.
Los Blancos are expected to be in the market for added creativity this summer and are ready to make a move for a highly-rated France international.
Arsenal are also keen on the tricky 24-year-old and are reportedly willing to spend £45m on the France international, who is being constantly monitored by Wenger’s scout Gilles Grimandi.
Justin Kluivert is flattered by talk of Lionel Messi wanting him at Barcelona, but maintains that his focus remains locked on events at Ajax.
The exciting teenage talent is said to be wanted at Camp Nou and Old Trafford, with Manchester United also keen on acquiring his potential.
But the 18-year-old son of former Barca and Ajax striker Patrick Kluivert told FourFourTwo: “My two main goals are winning the Eredivisie title with Ajax and then making my debut for the Netherlands, and of course to keep improving.
Emre Can continues to run down his contract at Liverpool and Real Madrid have now joined the chase for his signature, claims the Daily Star.
Juventus have been heavily linked with the Germany international, who will become a free agent in the summer, but Los Blancos are ready to make a move amid doubts over Luka Modric, Toni Kroos and Mateo Kovacic.
AC Milan have confirmed they are interested in signing Napoli goalkeeper Pepe Reina.
The 35-year-old, who is out of contract at the end of the season, has been the subject of interest from the Rossoneri with uncertainty over the future of PSG target Gianluigi Donnarumma.
Sporting director Massimiliano Mirabelli told Sky Sport Italia: “We did inform Napoli that we want to speak to Pepe Reina’s agent, because we want to see if there’s a possibility of bringing the player to Milan.”