City won’t meet Madrid’s Kovacic price

Manchester City are not willing to meet Real Madrid’s valuation of midfielder Mateo Kovacic, reports Sky Sports News.

City are in the market for a central midfielder after their expected move for Napoli’s Jorginho fell through, with the Italy international joining Chelsea instead. 

But City will not pay the £80 million (€90m/$106m) that Madrid are reportedly demanding for the 24-year-old. 

PSG interested in Rose

Paris Saint-Germain are interested in Tottenham left-back Danny Rose, according to Le10Sport

The Ligue 1 champions are looking for reinforcements at left-back after the departure of Yuri Berchiche and the sub-par season of Layvin Kurzawa.

PSG have targeted Rose in the past and are now set to reignite their interest in the England international. 

Bale holds positive Madrid talks

Gareth Bale appears likely to stay at Real Madrid after holding positive talks with manager Julen Lopetegui on Monday, reports The Telegraph. 

Bale has made no secret of his desire for more playing time after failing to consistently crack the XI at Madrid last season. 

But new Madrid boss Lopetegui is understood to have expressed his admiration for Bale, and underlined his desire to work with him this season.

Everton launch £50m Richarlison & Doucoure bid

Everton have launched a £50 million ($66m) bid for Watford duo Richarlison and Abdoulaye Doucoure, claim TEAMtalk

New Everton boss Marco Silva coached the pair during his time in charge at Watford, and is hoping to be reunited with the Brazilian and Frenchman. 

Watford will likely resist any bids for the pair, especially from Everton, who the Hornets feel illegally approached Silva last season while he was still their manager. 

Gomes wants Tottenham move

Barcelona midfielder Andre Gomes wants to join Tottenham this summer, according to Mundo Deportivo.

The 24-year-old is set to depart Camp Nou this summer after two disappointing seasons with Barca. 

Gomes changed to Paul Martin as his agent last season, due to Martin’s extensive work with clubs in England. 

Boga nears £3.5m Sassuolo move 

Chelsea and Sassuolo have agreed a £3.5 million fee for midfielder Jeremie Boga, Goal understands.

The 21-year-old has spent the past three seasons on loan with Championship side Birmingham City, Rennes of Ligue 1 and Granada of La Liga.

Though he wants to stay with Chelsea, Boga believes a permanent move away will be best for his future if he can’t lock down a first-team role at Stamford Bridge. 

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Newcastle close in on Rondon

Newcastle are nearing a deal for West Brom striker Solomon Rondon, according to TEAMtalk

The 28-year-old Venezuelan has been expected to leave the Baggies after they were relegated to the Championship for next season. 

Newcastle will offer £4 million ($5.3m) for an initial loan for Rondon, with a £15m ($20m) fee added on next summer to make the move permanent. 

Derby near Mount loan deal

Derby County are closing in on a one-year loan deal for Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount, reports The Telegraph.

The 19-year-old impressed on loan with Vitesse Arnhem of the Eredivisie last season, and had interest from PSV and Ajax.

But Mount looks set to instead spend the upcoming season in the Championship under new Derby manager Frank Lampard. 

Ajax and Man Utd agree Blind fee

Manchester United and Ajax have agreed a fee for defender Daley Blind, the clubs have announced.

Blind is set to move from Old Trafford to his former club in a deal worth €16 million (£14m/$19m) with add-ons possibly bringing the fee up to €20.5 million (£23m/$27m).

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Marseille to land €20m Caleta-Car

Marseille are nearing the €20 million (£18m/$23m) signing of defender Duje Caleta-Car from Red Bull Salzburg, according to Kronen Zeitung.

The 21-year-old was a member of Croatia’s World Cup squad and is considered a big part of the nation’s future.