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  • Published at 04:07 pm August 16th, 2018
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Pogba has his heart set on Barcelona move

Man Utd ace still wants out

Paul Pogba still wants to move to Barcelona, the Daily Mail reports.

The France international has had a troubled relationship with manager Jose Mourinho, but even if that heals, he still wants to move to Camp Nou.

His desire to play for Barca is the driving force behind his wish to leave.


Eriksen call could swing Modric's future

Real Madrid could sign Christian Eriksen before the end of the transfer window in Spain, the Express reports.

The Tottenham star has been linked with PSG, but a late move from the Spanish side could see him head to the Bernabeu.

That would allow Luka Modric to leave for Inter, where he has been linked for much of the summer.

Spurs have reportedly placed a €200m fee on their midfielder, which is likely to scupper any deal.


Sassuolo swoop for Barcelona defender

Serie A outfit Sassuolo have finalised a deal to sign Marlon on loan from Barcelona, Calcio Mercato reports.

He has undergone his medical and the Italian side have beaten Schalke to his signature.

They will pay €6 million (€5.4m/$6.7m) up front plus the same fee again later.


Benfica postpone Ruben Dias transfer talks

Benfica have postponed Ruben Dias' transfer negotiations with Lyon, A Bola reports.

The Portuguese side want to retain the centre-back until after they have played their Champions League playoff fixtures against Greek side PAOK.

The second leg of that match is on August 29, leaving little time for the Ligue 1 side to force through what they anticipate will be a club-record deal.

Dias is expected to cost around €30 million.


Rabiot to demand €9m-per-year contract

Adrien Rabiot is set to use his position of strength to demand a €9 million-per-year deal from Paris Saint-Germain, according to Paris United.

With just a year left on his contract and the possibility of leaving for free next summer, the player knows he is in a strong bargaining position.

Barcelona, meanwhile, are ramping up their interest as the close of the transfer window approaches in Spain.


Ekdal signs with Sampdoria

Former Juventus midfielder Albin Ekdal is back in Serie A, having completed a move to Sampdoria from Hamburg.


Milan to swap Bacca for Castillejo

AC Milan have agreed a part-exchange deal to sign Samu Castillejo from Villarreal, Marca states.

Malaga will receive in the region of €4 million (£3.6m/$4.5m) for left winger Samu, while Milan will pay Villarreal a further €15m next summer.

As part of the transfer, striker Carlos Bacca will be sent in the opposite direction.


Zidane eyes Man Utd as his next role

Former Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane wants to move to the Premier League for his next job, L'Equipe reports.

The Frenchman stood down at the Bernabeu in the summer after winning a third successive Champions League and wants another big club for his next role.

While he wants to move to England, it is Manchester United he holds a particular candle for.


Real Madrid set for three new arrivals

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez will make three new signings following his side's loss to Atletico Madrid in the UEFA Super Cup, Don Balon reports.

Having lost that fixture 4-2 after extra-time, Perez believes his side needs more depth, and as such will make a trio of additions before the transfer window closes.

A midfielder, a left-back and a striker are all on the club's shopping list.


Zaha's staggering new wage revealed

Wilfried Zaha has become Crystal Palace's best-paid player ever, according to the Mirror.

Having signed a new five-year deal with the club, he is set to scoop £135,000 a week or £33.8m over the duration of his deal.

Tottenham, Everton and Chelsea all wanted him this summer but were unable to match Palace's £60m demands.


Pjanic set for new Juventus deal

Juventus midfielder Miralem Pjanic is set to sign a new contract, according to Mediaset Premium.

The former Roma and Lyon man will add one year to his current deal, which ends in 2021, but his wage will jump to €7 million per year - a rise of €2.5m.

Barcelona, PSG and Real Madrid have been chasing him this summer.


Modric still wants Inter move

Real Madrid star has heart set on San Siro

Luka Modric is set to beg Real Madrid to let him leave to join Inter, Sky Sport Italia report.

The Croatia midfielder has long been linked with the San Siro side, but Los Blancos are holding out for his €750 million release clause.

Despite turning out for Madrid in their Super Cup loss to Atletico Madrid, his future remains uncertain.


Juventus will not make Rabiot move

Juventus will not move for Adrien Rabiot this summer, according to Tuttosport

The Italians had been linked with a transfer for the 23-year-old PSG midfielder, but they are prepared to play a waiting game.

Rabiot's deal is up at the end of the season but Barcelona and Liverpool are both floating as well.


Alderweireld linked with Bayern Munich switch

Wantaway Tottenham defender Toby Alderweireld could be set for Bayern Munich, according to The Mirror.

Should Jerome Boateng depart the Bundesliga side for Paris Saint-Germain, a vacancy would arise at centre-back.

Alderweireld could fill that gap, having seen a potential move to Manchester United this summer break down.