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Monday 9 April

Morata ‘ready to quit Chelsea’

10.30: Alvaro Morata is reportedly ready to quit London and wants to return to Juventus.

The Chelsea striker has endured a difficult first season in England.

He has scored 11 goals in the Premier League but struggled under Antonio Conte.

And Rai Sport claim he is ready to move back to Turin where he enjoyed two seasons before returning to Real Madrid.

Man Utd make Fred move

09.30: Manchester United have made a ‘strong’ move to sign Fred ahead of Manchester City.

The Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder is wanted by both Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola.

And the Mirror report that United have made their move to win the race for his signature.

He is valued at £50m and his agent – Gilberto Silva – has confirmed he wants to move to England.

Bale promise

08.40: Real Madrid have promised Gareth Bale they will listen to offers amid interest from a raft of Premier League clubs, it has been claimed.

Bale has been linked with a move away from Real Madrid after an injury-plagued 18 months that has seen him fall out of favour.

Chelsea, Manchester United and Tottenham are all reportedly interested in securing his signature.

Former Spurs star Bale is eager to return to the Premier League, according to Spanish publication Don Balon.

His representatives have held talks with Real Madrid president Florentino Perez in recent weeks, it is claimed.

Perez eyes Griezmann

08.00: Florentino Perez made contact over a deal for Antoine Griezmann following the Madrid derby.

Griezmann scored the equaliser in the 1-1 draw between Real and Atletico yesterday.

And Real president Perez is keen to beat Barcelona to Griezmann’s signature.

Don Balon claim he made contact with Griezmann’s people to discover the progress over a potential move to Barcelona.

Iniesta replacement

07.30: Lionel Messi has identified Andres Iniesta’s replacements at Barcelona.

Iniesta is expected to depart the Nou Camp this summer despite being offered a contract for life.

And Messi is keen for two players to step up and take more responsibility.

But despite the £142m signing of Philippe Coutinho Messi wants more from Denis Suarez and Carles Alena, according to Don Balon.

Liverpool to sign Fellaini?

07.15: Liverpool are keen to sign Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini for free this summer.

Fellaini’s Manchester United contract expires at the end of the season and he looks set to leave the club.

And in a stunning development Liverpool could offer him a three-year deal, according to L’Equipe in France.

However they face a battle from PSG and Monaco.

United close in on Hirst

07.00: Manchester United are close to sealing their first deal of the summer with the signing of George Hirst – son of ex-player David.

The Sunday Mirror report that a deal is almost agreed and United will pay Sheffield Wednesday compensation for the 19-year-old striker.

Hirst has been frozen out of the first team at Wednesday for refusing to sign a new deal with the club.

Everton and Newcastle are also keen while Leicester have made a move.

But it now appears like he will join United.

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