Well with the domestic and European season’s all nearly over and the Euro’s fast approaching, and clubs getting rid of managers that under performed last season. These thing make my job a lot of fun and very interesting, but its not just managers we deal with here. We do domestic and European transfer rumour’s and gossip. So with all that said we shall get today’s instalment under way.

We start once again with newly crowned champions Manchester City and it has emerged that they are prepared to kick-off their usual summer spending spree by activating The £30m release clause in the contract of 27-year old Athletic Bilbao striker Fernando Llorente. Elsewhere Roberto Mancini’s team have launched a bid for £25m-rated AC Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, with the club reportedly ready to pay £300,000 a week to the 30-year old Sweden international. However the Swede has been backed to remain at AC by club mate Stephan El Shaarawy. Roberto Mancini wants to be reunited with his former Inter Milan hit man. Yaya Toure remains relaxed on his future but insists he has had no contact with Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho. Toure’s agent dropped a bombshell this week when he claimed the midfielder was considering leaving Manchester City this summer.
Chelsea and Everton target Oscar Cardozo has been told he can leave Benfica. The 28-year old striker could also attract interest from CSKA Moscow and Rubin Kazan.
Everton have been urged by their former Rangers striker Nikica Jelavic to raid the ailing Scottish giants for Scotland international Steven Naismith. The 25-year old, currently recovering from a cruciate ligament injury and could be available for just £2m.
Manchester United have indicated that they will listen to offers for Portugal winger Nani if talks on a new contract stall. The 25-year old has 18 months left on his current deal and is being offered £130,000 a week to stay but if he holds out for more, the Old Trafford club will look to sell him for £30m. The Red Devils look set to miss out on Kwadwo Assamoah with newly crowned Serie A champions Juventus close to sealing a deal for the Ghanaian. The Udinese star has been on United’s radar for some time and it has been suggested that Sir Alex Ferguson might attempt to sign him this summer as he bids to wrestle back the title from Manchester City next season.
Manchester City striker Emmanuel Adebayor says his first choice next season would be to continue playing for Tottenham, where he has been on loan this season. The 28-year old also has offers from the United States and Russia.
In European news, Barcelona will take advantage of Kenny Dalglish’s sacking as Liverpool boss by tabling a summer bid for the Reds’ Uruguay striker Luis Suarez. Suarez added fuel to the speculation by saying that he “dreams” of playing in the Spanish La Liga. Montpellier and Morocco playmaker Younes Belhanda, 22, has dampened speculation linking him with Arsenal and Liverpool by admitting that he wants to stay with the French league leaders next season. Nolito remains on Liverpools radar but his agent insists there has been no concrete offers for the Benfica ace. The 25-year old joined from Barcelona last summer and has impressed during his first season in Portugal. Paris Saint-Germain are closing in on a big-money move for Manchester City target Ezequiel Lavezzi, according to reports in France. The Qatari-bankrolled club are set for a busy summer in the transfer market as they attempt to establish themselves as one of Europe’s super powers.
Fulham are wining the race for Huddersfield and Scotland striker Jordan Rhodes, sealing a £3.5m deal for the 22-year old ahead of Norwich, Aston Villa and West Ham. Fulham have also agreed a one-year contract extension with Mali international midfielder Mahamadou Diarra. Diarra, whose former club’s include Real Madrid and Monaco, joined the Cottagers as a free agent in January until the end of the season.
Leicester City have agreed a deal worth £1m for Fleetwood Town striker Jamie Vardy. Vardy is understood to have turned down offers from fellow Championship sides Cardiff City and Peterborough United to join Leicester.
Leeds boss Neil Warnock has hinted he could make a move for QPR defender Clint Hill. Hill is thought to be on Warnock’s wanted list as he looks to rebuild the squad at Elland Road this summer.
Swansea City have denied making a bid for Nottingham Forest’s Cardiff City-bred defender Chris Gunter. Forrest have said they are unaware of a bid for Gunter, who made 50 appearances for the club last season.
Finally in managerial news former Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas, Borussia Dortmund boss Juergen Klopp and Marseille’s Dider Deschamps are also in the frame for the Liverpool job if talks with Roberto Martinez don’t go to plan. Roberto Di Matteo is set to be offered the job at Lazio if he sacked by Chelsea this weekend. The caretaker Blues boss needs to win the Champions League final in Munich on Saturday night to have any chance of remaining at Stamford Bridge. MK Dons boss Karl Robinson is a contender for the Blackburn job should Steve Kean leave Ewood Park. Kean is currently in India meeting with the club’s owners, Venkys, to discuss future plans following Blackburn’s relegation from the Premier League.
Well that just about does it again for another day so all that’s left for me to say is thanks again guys and be sure to tell everyone that you know to check us and RT and post on Facebook. Also feel free to follow me on Twitter @JamesObrien45
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