Today’s football Transfer Recaps


Former Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has emerged as leading contender to replace Roy Hodgson at Crystal Palace. Ex-England boss Hodgson’s contract expires at the end of the season.

Barcelona have made contact with departing Bayern Munich coach Hansi Flick’s representatives, as doubts grow over the future of current manager Ronald Koeman.

Tottenham Hotspur and England striker Harry Kane, 27, will be stuck at the London club unless Pep Guardiola demands Manchester City sign him over Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Braut Haaland, 20.

Borussia Dortmund chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke says Haaland will be at the club next season.

Future Bayern Munich chief executive Oliver Kahn has called any move for Haaland “unimaginable” because of the over 100m euro (£85m) fee that is being touted.

Dortmund and England winger Jadon Sancho, 21, is pushing his agent to secure a move to Manchester United after one failed to materialise last summer.

Manchester United are interested in Atalanta’s Argentine centre-back Cristian Romero, 23, who joins Lille’s 21-year-old Dutch defender Sven Botman and Sevilla’s French 22-year-old Jules Kounde on the Premier League club’s shortlist.

Former Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe has agreed to become the new manager of Celtic.

Tottenham are set to start interviewing for their vacant manager’s role in the next few days. Fulham’s Scott Parker is on the shortlist but the club have given up hope of enticing Leicester City’s Brendan Rodgers.

Slavia Prague’s 19-year-old Senegalese forward Abdallah Sima, who is a target for Arsenal and West Ham, is keen on a move to the Premier League.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp does not expect to have a big transfer budget this summer to rebuild the Reds in a bid to recapture the Premier League title next season.

Rennes’ French midfielder Eduardo Camavinga, 18, has had “a lot of offers from top clubs” according to his agent Jonathan Barnett, who also represents Gareth Bale.

Match of the Day pundit Ian Wright believes Brighton’s Mali midfielder Yves Bissouma, 24, should reject Liverpool and join Manchester United this summer.

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta wants two new full-backs, a central midfielder, a striker and a goalkeeper this summer.

The Gunners are interested in Sheffield United midfielder Sander Berge and have asked potential new scouts to prepare a dossier on the 23-year-old Norway midfielder.

Manchester City and Germany striker Lukas Nmecha, 22, is attracting interest from Premier League and Bundesliga teams according to his father, after an impressive season for Anderlecht, where he has scored 18 goals in 37 games.

Tottenham have turned down the chance to sign Newcastle’s 18-year-old English striker Bobby Clark, who is the son of Lee Clark.

Sheffield Wednesday are interested in 19-year-old Southampton centre-half David Agbontohoma.

Barcelona have made contact with Juventus’ 43-year-old Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon, who will leave the Serie A club at the end of the season.

The Premier League is set to agree a new three-year broadcast deal, that will run until 2025 and be worth £4.5bn, with Sky Sports, BT Sport and Amazon Prime.


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