Transfer news & rumours LIVE: Real Madrid pick Zidane’s successor

Transfer news & rumours LIVE: Real Madrid pick Zidane's successor

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has selected Germany boss Joachim Low as the frontrunner to succeed Zinedine Zidane, according to Mundo Deportivo.

Low’s “methodology, personality and attitude” has convinced the Blancos chief, who is planning for 2018-19 after a disastrous season at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Massimiliano Allegri, Mauricio Pochettino, Maurizio Sarri and Jurgen Klopp are also on Perez’s Real Madrid head coach shortlist.

Bayern chase U.S. star Pulisic & Leverkusen’s Bailey

Bayern Munich are targeting future transfers for Bundesliga star attackers Leon Bailey and Christian Pulisic, according to Kicker.

Bailey has been in outstanding form for Bayer Leverkusen this season, scoring 10 goals in 21 games in 2017-18 and attracted Premier League attention from Chelsea in the winter window.

U.S. international Pulisic is reported to be a 2019 target for the reigning German champions, who are planning for life after Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben.

Chelsea want Asensio in Hazard deal

Chelsea are looking to bring in Real Madrid’s Marco Asensio as part of any deal for Eden Hazard, reports Don Balon .

Los Blancos are keen on the Belgian, and while the Blues want Asensio to help soften the blow should their star man move to Spain, the Premier League club are also plotting a move for the Spanish youngster even if Hazard stays.

Antonio Conte’s side would be willing to pay £119 million for his services should the club move for the 22-year-old in a stand-alone deal.

Bellamy sure De Gea will join Madrid

Craig Bellamy said he would be shocked if Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea did not join Real Madrid in the future.

“He is the real deal and I have always felt that Real Madrid have been looking for him to be their number one for a number of years,” Bellamy told  Sky Sports  . “And it is just a matter of time before they get him.”

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Ronaldo urges Madrid to sign Neymar

Brazil legend Ronaldo believes that Real Madrid need to sign the best, and Neymar fits the bill.

The former Madrid says he doesn’t have any reason to believe that a deal for the PSG star is close, but had urged the Spanish giants to make a move for his countryman.

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Shaw set for new Man Utd deal

Manchester United’s Luke Shaw is set for a new contract after finally getting out of Jose Mourinho’s doghouse, according to the Mirror .

Mourinho has inserted the defender back into his lineup in 2018 after publicly criticizing the left-back several times and leaving him out of the starting lineup through the first half of the season.

But Shaw has responded with top performances and is now in line to get a new deal with the club before the end of the season.

City to end Mahrez chase

Pep Guardiola is ready to end Manchester City’s chase for Leicester star Riyad Mahrez, reports the Daily Star .

The Man City boss has been left shocked by the midfielder’s actions with the Foxes since failing to get his move this winter and is no longer interested in signing him.

Luis Enrique to wait for summer Chelsea move

Former Barcelona boss Luis Enrique remains the top choice to take over for Antonio Conte at Chelsea, but will wait for the summer to make his move, according to the Daily Mail.

The 47-year-old is reluctant to bring an early end to his year-long layoff and wants time to put together his staff before starting fresh with the club next season.

Poch wants Lloris with him at Madrid

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino is the favourite to take over Real Madrid this summer and wants to bring one of his current stars with him to Los Blancos, according to Diario Gol .

Shockingly, the report claims that it’s not Harry Kane the manager would like to bring with him, but goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, who would fit what the club sees as their most pressing need.

Man Utd join De Vrij battle

Jose Mourinho is ready to join in on the battle for Lazio defender Stefan de Vrij, according to the Express .

Manchester United join Chelsea and Liverpool in chasing the defender, who is thought to be available at a bargain price this summer.

Zidane to step down as Real boss

Rather than face the sack with Real Madrid, Zinedine Zidane will offer his resignation at the end of the season, reports Don Balon .

Zidane has a contract through 2020, but has made up his mind that he will step down at the end of what has been a difficult season for Los Blancos.

Hebei Fortune hopeful on Messi deal

Hebei China Fortune remain hopeful they can secure a deal to sign Lionel Messi, according to  Mundo Deportivo .

The Chinese Super League outfit saw a bid for the five-time Ballon d’Or winner rejected last summer, with Messi instead signing a new deal at Barcelona.

Fortune have since signed Javier Mascherano, and with fellow Argentina Ezequiel Lavezzi also among their ranks, they believe the presence of his countrymen could tempt Messi to move to Asia.

Zidane wants Isco sold

Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has made it clear he wants Isco to be sold this summer, according to  AS .

The Spain international has slipped down the pecking order at Santiago Bernabeu since Gareth Bale’s return to fitness.

Zidane is particularly disappointed that Isco has not been able to step up in the absence of James Rodriguez and is now ready to cash-in.

Evra completes West Ham move

Former Manchester United defender Patrice Evra has joined West Ham on a short-term contract.

The 36-year-old was released by Marseille in November after attacking a supporter but is set to return to English football having signed a deal until the end of the season.

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