Bayern inquired over Sancho before shutdown
Bayern Munich made an inquiry over Borussia Dortmund star Jadon Sancho before the coronavirus shutdown, ESPN reports.
Sancho is set to be a hot commodity on the transfer market, with Manchester United thought to be the favourites in the race to sign him.
But United could have competition from the Bundesliga, as Bayern once again eye one of their rival’s top players.
Newcastle eye move for Bayern’s Hernandez
Newcastle are considering a move for Bayern Munich defender Lucas Hernandez, according to Bild.
The 24-year-old arrived from Atletico Madrid last summer for an eye-popping €80 million (£72m/$87m), but injuries and poor form have seen him start just nine of 38 competitive games this season.
Boosted by the funds from a proposed Saudi takeover, the Magpies could move for the France international.
Leicester leading chase for Lallana
Leicester City are leading the chase for Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana, claims the Daily Star.
Lallana is set to leave Anfield on a free transfer this summer and a host of clubs, including West Ham, Everton, Arsenal and Crystal Palace, are all chasing his signature.
But the Foxes under Brendan Rodgers, who coached Lallana at Liverpool, are in front of the chasing pack.
PSG make €50m offer for Icardi
The Ligue 1 champions are keen to secure the on-loan striker permanently.
PSG have offered Inter €50 million (£45m/$55m) plus €10m (£9m/$11m) in add-ons for striker Mauro Icardi, according to Sky Sports.
Icardi impressed on loan with PSG this season, scoring 20 goals in 28 appearances in all competitions after arriving in early September.
The 27-year-old’s loan included a €70m (£63m/$76m) option to purchase, but PSG are keen to negotiate that price down.
Giggs explains how Solskajer overhauled Man Utd’s transfers
Ryan Giggs has said that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s focus on recruiting good characters at Manchester United is paying off.
Solskjaer has brought in the likes of Harry Maguire, Daniel James and Bruno Fernandes, who have taken well to life with the Red Devils.
But Giggs has claimed that off-field character has been just as important as on-field ability during Solskjaer’s time in charge.
Vertonghen likely to leave Tottenham
Jan Vertonghen appears likely to leave Tottenham this summer, according to ESPN.
The centre-back’s contract in north London expires on June 30 and Spurs have been unwilling to meet his demands of a two-year deal on his current £70,000-a-week salary.
The 33-year-old has been at Tottenham since joining in 2012 from Ajax.
Arsenal and Chelsea watching teenage full-back
Arsenal and Chelsea are keeping an eye on Borussia Monchengladbach full-back Kaan Kurt, claims The Sun.
The 18-year-old has yet to make his senior debut for Gladbach, and has been featuring for the club’s reserves this term.
Kurt, a Germany youth international, can feature as a right winger or as a full-back on the left or right side.
Everton and Newcastle chase Lozano
Everton and Newcastle are keen on a move for Napoli forward Hirving Lozano, reports Corriere dello Sport.
Lozano has failed to live up to expectations after becoming Napoli’s most expensive signing last summer when he joined from PSV.
Carlo Ancelotti, who signed the Mexico star at Napoli, is now in charge at Everton and is interested in a reunion.