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Manchester City are seemingly closing in on Fulham’s Patrick Roberts, with the winger already valued at around £10million.

That’s a lot of money for a Championship player who has made just three starts – so what’s all the fuss about?

James Andrew has all you need to know on the England Under 19 international. Click here for more

Fulham’s Patrick Roberts takes on the Wolves’ defence during a Championship match last year

Atletico Madrid are keen to offload the Croatia international, and it appears they have a willing buyer in Juventus with Tuttosport reporting that a verbal agreement has been struck between the player and the Old Lady.

Mandzukic is not top of their wish list though, Edinson Cavani is, as the Italian champions line up replacements for the seemingly exit bound Carlos Tevez.

Croatia’s forward Mario Mandzukic (front) vies with Italy’s defender Leonardo Bonucci during the Euro 2016 qualifier on Friday

It was Borussia Dortmund who pipped Atletico Madrid to the signing of Ciro Immobile last summer.

But following a woeful season in the Bundesliga, where the Italy international failed to settle into Jurgen Klopp’s system, AS report that Immobile is high on a list of targets the Spanish outfit are chasing, along with Carlos Bacca, Alexandre Lacazette and Mauro Icardi.

Not a bad shortlist.

Italy’s forward Ciro Immobile looks at his phone while in training with the national team on Sunday

Everyone is after the Juventus midfielder. Manchester City, Real Madrid, Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain all want to gt their hands on the France international.

But if he does leave the Old Lady, where should he go? Sportsmail has listed the pros and cons of joining the above four sides.

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Former Manchester United striker Michael Owen believes his former club were wrong to dispense with the services of Danny Welbeck last summer.

The England striker moved south to join Arsenal on the final day of the transfer window last September, as United manager Louis van Gaal made space for the arrival of Radamel Falcao.

Welbeck, who scored 29 goals in 90 starts for the Red Devils, was deemed surplus to requirements at Old Trafford, but Owen stressed that allowing the 24-year-old to join the Gunners will now prove to be a wrong move.

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Danny Welbeck helped launch the new Arsenal home kit on Monday

KIERAN GILL: Tottenham Hotspur are doing everything they can to sign France teenager Anthony Martial from Monaco.

The 19-year-old is rated at £18million and Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino is determined to bring the forward to the Barclays Premier League.

Monaco vice-president Vadim Vasilyev previously described Martial as ‘untransferable’ but Tottenham are in talks to convince the club to sell the France Under-21 international, whose contract lasts until 2018.

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Monaco are keen to hang on to the highly rated 19-year-old, Anthony Martial

Nacho Monreal believes Arsenal can claim a first Barclays Premier League title in 12 years next season, but he says they need to invest well this summer to catch Chelsea and Manchester City.

According to the Spanish defender the Gunners require ‘one or two top players’, and he feels the club’s forward line must contribute more goals – prompting a need for a new free-scoring striker.

‘I think we need two things,’ the 29-year-old told Arseblog. ‘First we need to keep going like we finished (this season). We need to keep the (same) level. And the other thing, I think if the club signed one or two top players.’

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Nacho Monreal (left) jokes with former Arsenal forward Thierry Henry after helping launch the Gunners’ new home strip

Because the former Liverpool goalkeeper was the previous back-up to Neuer at Bayern Munich.

At 32-years-old there is still plenty left in the Spaniard’s tank and he could prove another key component in the summer transfer saga (goalkeepers edition.)

A return to Liverpool for Reina? Tottenham may need a new keeper soon too.

Pepe Reina (right) speaks to former Liverpool team-mate and Sportsmail’s Jamie Carragher in 2014

Don’t expect him to be the new No 1 at the Allianz Arena next term, but after impressing in 28 games at Stuttgart last season he will at least keep Manuel Neuer on his toes after arriving for an undisclosed fee.

MATT BARLOW: Aston Villa are leading a trio of Barclays Premier League clubs interested in highly-rated Charlton starlet Jordan Cousins.

Liverpool and Newcastle are also tracking the England Under 20 international, aware that he has only 12 months left on his contract at the Valley.

Villa have the edge because Tim Sherwood’s assistant Mark Robson has a long association with Charlton, where he played and coached in the academy for six years.

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Charlton Athletic’s Jordan Cousins poses in the 2015/16 season club kit at the Valley

Well that didn’t take long did it? Just a couple of hours after Filippo Inzaghi was sacked as AC Milan boss, Sinisa Mihajlovic has been confirmed as his replacement.

I wouldn’t be surprised if the former Sampdoria manager saw Inzaghi still clearing his desk as he arrived at the San Siro.

Sinisa Mihajlovic guided Sampdoria to a seventh placed finish in the Italian top flight last term

No details have been revealed just yet on the length of Alex Neil’s new deal at Norwich City.

But having arrived as a relative unknown at Championship level, he seems to have eraned a new contract having guided Norwich City back into the Premier League.

‘I’m delighted to sign a new contract with Norwich City,’ Neil said in a club statement

‘Both parties were taking a chance when I was appointed but it’s worked out very well for all involved, and I’m happy this has been sorted before the season gets underway.’

As you may recall, right at the start of the day we head the news on how AC Milan had brutally sacked Filippo Inzaghi as manager.

Sampdoria boss Sinisa Mihajlovic has been lined up as likely replacement and you can read more on that and Inzaghi’s dismissal by clicking here.

It was a poor season for the former Rossoneri striker, but in his rookie year it does seem a little harsh.

JAMES ANDREW: Manchester United winger Nani has ruled out a move to Portuguese champions Benfica.

Nani spent last season on loan at Sporting Lisbon and impressed with 12 goals in his 35 appearances and helped them win the Portuguese cup.

United are believed to be happy to let the Portugal international leave Old Trafford this summer, but could be interested in using the winger as a make-weight in a possible deal to bring Tottenham striker Harry Kane to the club.

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Nani (right) heads the ball while in action for Portugal against Armenia on Saturday

SEAN GALLAGHER: QPR are expected to confirm on Tuesday that former striker Jamie Mackie has rejoined the club on a two-year deal, with an option of a third.

The 29-year-old, who played for Rangers between 2010 and 2013, jumped at the opportunity to return to Loftus Road where he still remains a fans’ favourite.

Sportsmail understands that the Scotland international travelled down to London for talks on Monday, before finalising a move to the Championship club.

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Jamie Mackie celebrates scoring against Manchester United while playing for QPR in November 2012

It’s not just rumours and transfer news in England we are focusing on, with media outlets across Europe also frantically chasing up the latest stories developing.

Reports from the main continent suggest Oscar could be departing Chelsea for Juventus, while AC Milan are keen to re-sign Zlatan Ibrahimovic. There is more with our European round up in the Continental Breakfast.

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Tuttosport are reporting Serie A moves for Chelsea’s Oscar and AC Milan’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic

MATT MORLIDGE: Arsenal are leading Paris Saint-Germain, Tottenham and Manchester United in the race to sign Petr Cech, according to the goalkeeper’s coach at Chelsea.

Arsene Wenger is growing increasingly confident of concluding a £11million deal to sign the Czech Republic shot-stopper this summer, though the Gunners face competition from Premier League rivals as well as other top European sides.

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Petr Cech of Chelsea celebrates with the trophy after winning the Barclays Premier League last season

NEIL ASHTON: Outgoing Wales assistant manager Kit Symons wants to take right-back Jazz Richards to Fulham as he prepares for the new season.

Richards marked Eden Hazard during Wales’ stunning victory over Belgium in last weekend’s Euro 2016 qualifier, but he has struggled to win a first team place with his club side Swansea.

Richards, who had a previous spell on loan with Crystal Palace, has just one year left on his contract at the Liberty Stadium and is considering his future in south Wales.

Derby and QPR are among the other clubs in the Championship monitoring his position with the Swans, but Symons’ relationship with the player as assistant to Wales manager Chris Coleman could prove decisive.

Belgium’s Eden Hazard (right) was marked out of the game against Wales by Jazz Richards

SAM CUNNINGHAM: I’ve been told that a number of Premier League clubs have enquired about Reading’s Hal Robson-Kanu after he played his part in Wales’ shock win against Belgium last week.

Not been told who, but I imagine newly-promoted clubs would be interested in the forward.

Hal Robson-Kanu (right) of Wales puts pressure on Belgium’s Jan Vertonghen during their surprise 1-0 victory at the Cardiff City Stadium on Friday

CRAIG HOPE: Sunderland are interested in signing Leeds defender Sam Byram.

The highly-rated right-back has just 12 months to run on his contract and the Championship club could be forced to cash in this summer.

It is thought a fee in the region of £5million could be enough to take Byram, 21, from Elland Road and the Black Cats are considering an approach.

Everton have inquired about signing experienced Estonia captain Ragnar Klavan as Roberto Martinez looks to strengthen his defence ahead of the upcoming Barclays Premier League season.

Klavan, 29, was a key part of the Augsburg defence that upset the odds to finish fifth in the Bundesliga last season, above the likes of Borussia Dortmund.

Klavan’s agent Maikel Stevens told Kicker: ‘They inquired. It is clear that I’d deal with it, if there is such a request, but it is also a fact that he still has a two-year contract in Augsburg.’

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Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (left) of Schalke is tackled by Ragnar Klavan Augsburg in April

Rafa van der Vaart is on the move, penning a deal with La Liga new boys Real Betis.

The former Tottenham midfielder leaves Hamburg after a tricky second spell at Hamburg.

Van der Vaart has penned a three-year deal with Betis, who are to embark on a comeback season in Spain’s top flight.

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Rafael van der Vaart arrived at Sevilla airport to sign a contract with Real Betis on Sunday

MIKE KEEGAN: Andy Cole wants to see Karim Benzema at Manchester United – but believes a move to Old Trafford may be too big of a step up for ‘baby’ Harry Kane.

The former Manchester United striker, who plundered 102 goals for the club, thinks Real Madrid’s Benzema, 27, has the experience which will allow him to succeed on the big stage.

However he says 21-year-old Kane, who hit 24 goals for Tottenham Hotspur last season, needs more games under his belt.

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Karim Benzema of Real Madrid has the experience to succeed at Manchester United according to Andy Cole

It’s been on the cards for a while but AC Milan have sacked manager Filippo Inzaghi following a disappointing tenth place finish in the Italian top flight last term.

The club’s former striker spent just one year in charge at the club, but failed to improve the fortunes at the San Siro with the Rossoneri finishing in their lowest league position since 1997.

A.C Milan’s have sacked Filippo Inzaghi who spent just one year in charge at the San Siro

Stoke City are on the brink of signing Spanish striker Joselu from German club Hannover 96.

It is understood that a package is almost agreed for the 25-year-old forward which will be worth in the region of £7.3m, taking into account both the transfer fee and wages.

Sources close to the player in Spain told Sportsmail on Monday night that a deal was ‘close’ to completion. He is in the country ahead of talks and a medical.

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Joselu of Hannover gestures during the Bundesliga match against Augsburg in December

ROB DRAPER: Tottenham and Southampton are interested in signing Borussia Dortmund midfielder Sven Bender but will have to wait until July, when new manager Thomas Tuchel has assessed his players.

The Dortmund holding midfielder has been a key player in the club’s rise to the Champions League final in 2013 and is still under contract until 2017.

But with the club having failed to qualify for Europe and with Jürgen Klopp leaving, Premier League clubs sense a window of opportunity to bring in some of Dorrmund’s key players.

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Sven Bender of Borussia Dortmund is being monitored by Tottenham and Southampton ahead of a possible July swoop

IAN LADYMAN: Newacstle United manager Steve McClaren wants to take Manchester United midfielder Jesse Lingard to St James’ Park on loan.

McClaren had the 22-year-old on loan at Derby last season and now wants him to join him at his new club in the North East.

Lingard signed a new contract at United in February and has impressed Louis van Gaal with the way he has fought back from a knee injury suffered on the first day of last season.

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Jesse Lingard featured for the England Under 21s on Friday night

CHRIS WHEELER: Manchester City and Real Madrid will fight to sign Paul Pogba despite fears the Juventus midfielder has his heart set on a move to Barcelona.

City have yet to make a formal bid for Pogba with club sources denying reports in Italy on Monday that they have offered £82million for the former Manchester United trainee.

They are unlikely to go that high for the 22-year-old Frenchman but are still determined to pull out all the stops to bring him to the Etihad.

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We may not even have an international break to rely on now – but have no fear as the summer transfer season is building momentum with a few of sagas already developing.

Keep up to date with all the latest news here and we begin with an interesting plot development over at Juventus.

So first up, Paul Pogba. Welcome (back) to Manchester?

Paul Pogba has emerged as a target for a number of elite European clubs



With the domestic season having concluded, managers are now focusing on improving their squads for the forthcoming campaign in August.

The summer transfer window doesn’t officially open for top-flight clubs until July 1 but plans for new signings will continue to gather pace.

Here, Sportsmail gave you all the latest transfer stories from Tuesday, June 16.

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