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Breaking news: Man Utd prepare Pogba and Martial swap deal to sign Neymar, Umtiti’s €100 million replacement identified and more: Transfer round-up, April 11, 2018


A quick look at all the top transfer stories of the day.

Ajax v Manchester United - UEFA Europa League Final
Manchester United are looking to change the narrative this summer

Good evening and welcome to Sportskeeda’s latest transfer news and rumours roundup. Despite the season now entering its final quarter, top clubs are keeping their eyes open on potential transfer targets.

And as always, there are stories which make headlines irrespective of the transfer window being open or shut. Despite the onus being on the Champions League ties this evening, we have still managed to get a bunch of stories that made headlines on April 10, 2018:

Premier League

Manchester United ready to swap two players for signing Neymar 

Neymar has long been on Manchester United’s radar. The Premier League giants are now looking to take advantage of the Brazilian’s mysterious situation in Paris by bringing him on board for the next season.

Daily Star reports that Jose Mourinho has sanctioned a deal for Neymar and is ready to include the French duo of Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial in the deal. Both Pogba and Martial have been linked with a move to Paris in the recent past. United would have to offer the two players plus £50 million for Neymar.

Liverpool are not interested in signing Marouane Fellaini 

In what was the most bizarre transfer rumour yesterday, Liverpool were reportedly interested in taking Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini on board.

But the Daily Mail has today revealed that Liverpool do not have any intentions to bring Fellaini on board. The Belgian will be a free agent this July.

Serie A

Chelsea v Tottenham Hotspur - Premier League
On Juventus’ radar

Juventus want to re-sign Alvaro Morata 

Juventus’ hierarchy have reportedly decided to bring back Alvaro Morata to Turin in the summer. The Spanish striker has had an average start to life with Chelsea and may be interested in going back to Italy where he tasted success in his two years with the club.

The Bianconeri are eyeing a top striker to challenge Gonzalo Higuain and believe Morata to be the perfect fit. Mundo Deportivo claim that Chelsea do rate the striker highly and will not let him leave without a fight.

Inter Milan’s three summer targets identified 

Inter Milan are reportedly looking to sign three midfielders this summer. According to Calciomercato, Inter Milan have identified the three players who they think can help Inter in fighting for the Scudetto.

The Nerazzurri are tipped to target Sampdoria’s Lucas Torreira, Cagliari’s Nicolo Barella and Atalanta’s Bryan Cristante. Torreira has a €25 release clause whereas Barella is valued at €40 million.


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Samuel Umtiti’s replacement?

FC Barcelona to make a €100 million move for Dayot Upamecano

If Samuel Umtiti decides against renewing his contract with the club, FC Barcelona have identified the player to pursue to replace Umtiti. Telefoot understands that Barcelona have been impressed by RB Leipzig’s Dayot Upamecano this season who has been one of the revelations of the Bundesliga this time around.

Only 19, Upamecano has gone on to become a regular with Leipzig and is tipped to reach great heights. FC Barcelona are ready to break the bank for the teenager and are set to bid €100 million for the centre back.

Bayern Munich monitor Kenedy 

According to Sky Sports, Bayern Munich have asked Chelsea to keep them in the loop concerning winger Kenedy’s future. The Chelsea loanee has made a huge impact with Newcastle United and has impressed the bosses in Bavaria.

Bayern Munich are looking for long-term successors to Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery and believe Kenedy can be the perfect fit. PSG are also interested in the Brazilian forward.

La Liga

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Bale is happy with life in Madrid

Gareth Bale happy to stay at Real Madrid 

After being benched in the important European ties against PSG and Juventus, it was speculated that Gareth Bale’s time in Spain is coming to an end. But the player’s agent has now revealed that the Welshman is happy in Madrid and is looking to extend his stay at the Bernabeu.

Jonathan Barnett told ESPN“Gareth is a Real Madrid player and loves Real Madrid and Real Madrid love Gareth. All this talk about leaving is written by reporters who have no idea what is going on and who need to write something and don’t care if it is true or not.”

Three teams eyeing Jan Oblak 

Don Balon has reported that as many as three top European clubs are in the hunt for Atletico Madrid’s Jan Oblak. The Slovenian custodian has proved his worth in La Liga and is valued at €100 million by the Colchoneros.

It is reported that the likes of Chelsea, Manchester United and PSG are all in the race to sign Oblak this summer. He is currently happy with Atletico Madrid but may find an offer from one of the three clubs too good to turn down.

Ligue 1

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Next PSG boss?

Thomas Tuchel has reportedly signed a deal with Paris Saint Germain 

In what is set to be a big blow to Chelsea, Thomas Tuchel has reportedly agreed a two year deal with Paris Saint-Germain to take over the managerial reigns from Unai Emery in the summer.

Bild reports that Tuchel met with PSG’s Qatari owners recently who were impressed with his vision and his fluent French. Tuchel will also get a one-year extension at the club if he succeeds in his first two seasons with the club.

Premier League trio interested in Alassane Plea

If the folks at Calciomercato are to be believed then Nice striker Alassane Plea is on the radar of as many as three English clubs. The likes of Everton, Burnley and Newcastle United are all said to be interested in taking the 25 year old on board. Plea has racked up 13 goals and 4 assists in 30 appearances for Nice this season.


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