Latest football news on April 4th (part 2)
1. Manchester United join slot game malaysia City in race for Saul
Solskjaer considering Atletico midfielder as Herrera replacement
Manchester United want Atletico Madrid's Saul Niguez as a potential replacement for Ander Herrera, according to ESPN FC.
But they face competition from cross-town rivals City - who also see his Atletico teammate Rodri Hernandez as the an alternative target.
Old Trafford boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is said to fancy midfielder Saul with Herrera is reportedly seriously considering a three-year offer to join Paris Saint-Germain when his contract at expires this summer.
Pep Guardiola is also an admirer but is also said to be considering a move for the versatile Rodri.
2. Man Utd latest to show interest in Tielmans
Manchester United are the latest Premier League club to show interest in Youri Tielmans, according HLN via the Leicester Mercury.
The 21-year-old midfielder has made seven appearances for Leicester since joining them on loan from Monaco in January.
They want to keep him but Tottenham are also said to be keen on the Belgian.
3. Chelsea to give James first-team chance
Chelsea are set to hand right-back Reece James a chance in the first team next season after impressing while on loan at Wigan, the Standard reports.
The 19-year-old has made a big enough how to access 188bet poker impact with The Latics to earn a place in the Championship team of the season and his parent club feel he might be ready to make the jump into Premier League football.
James would come in as an understudy to Cesar Azpilicueta, with Davide Zappacosta seemingly looking for a way out due to a lack of playing time.
4. 'Varane will cost €500m'
No easy exit for Blancos star
Real Madrid have no intention of selling Raphael Varane this summer, the Mirror claims, meaning any interested parties would have to match his £429 million ($565m) release clause.
The French centre-back, said to be a long-term target of Man Utd, was rumoured to be looking for a new club after spending eight years at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Now, however, it appears the Spanish capital side will hold onto the 25-year-old unless he rocks the boat with the club's hierarchy.
5. De Jong admits to Spurs interest
Barcelona signing Frenkie de Jong has admitted that he was tempted to move to Tottenham last summer.
The Catalans confirmed they had completed the €75 million (£65m/$85m) signing of the Dutchman, a move that goes through in the summer, as they won the race for one of Europe's most highly-rated young midfielders.
De Jong, who also spoke to Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City before opting for Barca, has now claimed that he was close to making the switch to Tottenham.
6. Kovacic still wants Chelsea stay
Mateo Kovacic remains in limbo over his future but the player himself wants to stay at Chelsea, even after Zinedine Zidane returned to the Real Madriddugout, Goal understands.
The on-loan star has had no assurances from the Blues learn how to play roulette game hierarchy and a variety of issues need to be resolved before the Croatia international can be signed on a permanent deal.
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