Published On: Thu, Mar 26th, 2020

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Wanted: Malick Thiaw

Arsenal are among several clubs interested in Schalke sensation Malick Thiaw.

That’s according to the Daily Mail, who claim Premier League duo Manchester City and Liverpool are also tracking the talented teenager.

Thiaw has managed just a single minute of Bundesliga action but scouts are said to be impressed by his displays as captain for the club’s Under-19 squad.

It’s said that the 18-year-old has a £7million release clause in his contract. The report adds that other Premier League scouts have been watching Thiaw’s Under-19 centre-back partner Bradley Cross.

Jadon Sancho latest

Manchester United are working ‘very hard’ to secure a deal for Borussia Dortmund star Jadon Sancho.

But rivals Liverpool are still the winger’s most likely destination providing they sell either Mohamed Salah or Sadio Mane, according to Jan Aage Fjortoft.

The Premier League duo, alongside Frank Lampard’s Chelsea, are all actively trying to sign the £119million-rated England international, who has bagged 17 goals and provided 19 assists this campaign.

However, Dortmund are hopeful of keeping the 20-year-old for another season after the suspension of the season due to the coronavirus pandemic.

“Re: Sancho. Price: 130 million euro. Man UTD working very hard to get him,” Fjortoft tweeted. “Liverpool still most likely destination. But have to sell either Mane or Salah. New is that Dortmund see this stop of the season as a chance to keep him another season.”

Tanguy Ndombele to Barcelona

Barcelona are prepared to reactivate their interest in Tottenham midfielder Tanguy Ndombele.

That’s according to Spanish publication Mundo Deportivo, who claim Ndombele is one of two versatile midfielders Catalan chiefs are considering this summer along with Napoli’s Fabian Ruiz.

The Spanish champions were eager to sign Ndombele last summer but Spurs won the race when paying Lyon £55million plus a further £9million in add-ons for his services.

But things haven’t gone smoothly for six-capped France international with manager Jose Mourinho publicly digging him out for his display during a draw with Burnley.

Mundo Deportivo claim Ndombele would ‘contemplate a change of scenery’ and Barcelona chiefs are interested.

Wanted: Federico Valverde

Manchester United have added Real Madrid star Federico Valverde to their transfer wishlist as they begin to plan for life without Paul Pogba.

The French international is expected to force a move away from Old Trafford at the end of the season after only making eight appearances this campaign.

And Spanish publication Diario Madridista, the Red Devils will attempt to sign Valverde if they lose Pogba.

Valverde, 21, has become a key component of Zinedine Zidane’s side this year and has a £460million release clause in his contract.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan to offer cut

Arsenal outcast Henrikh Mkhitaryan will accept a wage reduction to join Roma, report the Daily Mail.

Mkhitaryan, 31, has enjoyed a profitable season-long loan at the Stadio Olimpico having scored six goals and provided three assists in 13 appearances.

And the Armenia international would be prepared to sign a new contract with Arsenal on half his £180,000-a-week wages providing he can return to Roma on loan.

The Serie A side would love to sign Mkhitaryan on a permanent basis but Arsenal’s £22million valuation is proving too steep.

Kai Havertz U-turn

Bayer Leverkusen star Kai Havertz doesn’t want to join Bayern Munich.

German publication claim the Bundesliga champions remain interested in the talented 20-year-old midfielder, who is expected to cost upwards of £92million.

But Havertz doesn’t consider Bayern an option.

However, continue to add that Bayern Munich could be Havertz’s only remaining option with Liverpool, Barcelona and Real Madrid supposedly ‘out of the question’ this summer.

With this in mind, it’s believed the Germany international will sign a new contract with Leverkusen that includes a release clause like that of RB Leipzig’s Timo Werner.

Diego Godin battle

Manchester United have been joined by Tottenham in the race to sign defender Diego Godin, claim The Mirror.

Jose Mourinho tried to sign Godin, 34, during his tenure at Old Trafford in 2017 but the player appeared to have used United’s interest to secure a lucrative new contract with Atletico Madrid.

The Uruguayan international joined Antonio Conte at Inter Milan on a three-year deal last summer but Corriere dello Sport say he’s unlikely to see out his contract.

Now, the Premier League duo are expected to battle it out for his services in the upcoming transfer window.

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