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Tottenham Hotspur, Everton and Borussia Dortmund eye move for Wilfried Zaha

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Clubs in England and Europe are monitoring Wilfried Zaha’s contract situation at Crystal Palace carefully as they prepare to make a bid for the winger this summer.

It is believed that the Ivorian international has turned down an offer of an improved deal of £125,000 a week, according to The Sun.

Zaha only signed his current contract 15 months ago, but Palace bosses are desperate to keep hold of their talisman.

However, Zaha is though to want to test himself again at a ‘big’ club, the Sun reports. He flopped after a £15 million move to Manchester United some years ago, being loaned out to Cardiff City after less than half a season at Old Trafford.

Since then he has rebuilt his reputation back at the club where he originally made his name, and was crucial last season as the side escaped relegation.

But his performances have inevitably attracted other clubs to him. Spurs may seem a logical option as he would stay in London, plus he would fit into their style of play.

Everton, rebuilding under Marco Silva, are also linked, as are German side Dortmund. The latter can offer Champions League football, which could be a pull if Spurs don’t come in with a bid.

That said, Palace bosses want to keep hold ofZaha and have put a £70 million price tag on his head. They are also thought to be thinking of upping their contract offer again to encourage him to stay.

Manchester United and Liverpool considering bids for Tottenham star Son Heung-min

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Manchester United and Liverpool are reportedly considering bidding for Tottenham Hotspur star Son Heung-min this summer, according to reports from Germany.

Son has been a mainstay in the Spurs side since he arrived from German side Bayer Leverkusen in the summer of 2015 and helped the side to successive finishes in the top 4 of the Premier League.

But now German sports outlet Sport1 has reported that Liverpool and Manchester United are keen on bringing the attacker, who was part of the South Korea side that knocked Germany out of the World Cup, to the north of England, although neither club has made a bid yet.
However, whether they could prize Son from North London is another matter. While Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino is looking to shuffle his squad this summer and let some players leave, Son isn’t expected to be one of those. In addition, the player has made no indication that he is looking to leave. Finally, Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is notorious for driving a hard bargain, and wouldn’t consider letting him go unless either club made a huge bid for him.

Top clubs on alert as Anthony Martial’s agent says he wants to leave Manchester United

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Anthony Martial wants to leave Manchester United this summer, after negotiations on a new contract have stalled, according to his agent.

While United are believed to want French international Martial, 22, to stay and extend his deal, Philippe Lamboley says that after several months of negotiations no agreement has been reached and the player now feels it is time to move on.

Speaking to French news outlet RMC Sport, Lamboley said: “After thinking about all the factors and possibilities, Anthony wants to leave Manchester United. There are lots of factors, and right now it’s too early to talk about them.

“I think that when United, the most powerful club in the world, do not find an agreement after eight months of negotiations then they do not really want to keep such an important player in their squad. That’s why this decision has come – it’s a well-thought-out decision.

“Everyone will have their opinion but I think he needs to resume his career. The time has come.”

Martial has been known to have been frustrated at United last season, when he was in and out of the starting XI, and found his opportunities more limited after the arrival of Alexis Sanchez in January.

This news will be noted by several clubs around Europe who have been monitoring Martial’s contractual situation. In England,

Tottenham Hotspur have been rumoured to be interested in signing him – and they do need additional strikers to support Harry Kane.

Meanwhile Italian champions Juventus are also said to be interested in bringing him to Turin. Doubtless other sides will also be looking at Martial now they know that he is wanting a move.

Martial joined United in 2015 for £36 million, and the club would want to at least recoup their money, and probably look for a significant increase on it, for a player who is still contracted and has likely not reached his peak as a footballer.

The sale would also help to balance the books at United; manager Jose Mourinho has already spent £71 million on Fred and Diogo Dalot this summer, and is looking to bring in further players.

Tottenham Hotspur join race to sign Barcelona star

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Tottenham Hotspur have entered the race to sign Barcelona’s Brazilian midfielder Rafinha, who has been told he can leave the Catalan club.

Rafinha, 25, spent the second half of last season on loan at Inter Milan, making 17 appearances for and scoring 2 goals. Inter have an option to sign him permanently for £30.8 million, but they need to do that by June 30 and it is believed that they cannot raise the money in time.

This has alerted Spurs to the possibility that they could steal in and bring him to north London instead. Manager Mauricio Pochettino is seeking to strengthen his midfield this summer, and he is known to be an admirer of the Brazilian.

Other clubs are also monitoring his situation, including West Ham United. However, Spurs can offer Champions League football, while the Hammers didn’t qualify for Europe.

Manchester United in talks to sign £50 million Toby Alderweireld

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Manchester United are in talks to sign Tottenham Hotspur defender Toby Alderweireld in a £50 million deal.

Central defender Alderweireld, who is set to be a starter for Belgium in the upcoming World Cup, has been stalling over a new contract at Spurs, apparently holding out for higher wages. As a result, Spurs are willing to listen to offers for him, rather than let the player walk away for nothing at the end of his contract.

United manager Jose Mourinho has been a long-term admirer of Alderweireld and is said to be prepared to pay £50 million for the 29-year-old.

Mourinho has been known to want to strengthen his defence this summer, and has already signed highly-rated 19-year-old Diogo Dalot from Porto for £19 million.

He wants to get the deal wrapped up before the World Cup starts later this week, although that may not happen.

If the deal happens it will be United’s third signing of the summer, after Dalot and midfielder Fred, who joined from Shakhtar Donetsk, and it would take Mourinho’s spending over the £100 million mark.

A deal would also hasten the departures of players such as Matteo Darmian and Daley Blind, who have been deemed surplus to requirements. Other defenders, such as Chris Smalling or Victor Lindelof, may also be allowed to leave this summer.