Sergio Ramos (right) wants Antoine Griezmann to join Manchester United
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Wednesday 31 May
11:52: Sergio Ramos has urged Manchester United to sign Antoine Griezmann – in order to help Real Madrid.
Real Madrid defender Ramos is keen for Atletico Madrid to sell Griezmann so that he won’t have to face the France international in La Liga next season.
"If they [Manchester United] take him, if they take him out from Atletico, it would be less of a problem for us ahead of next season," Ramos told Cadena Cope.
"Every footballer is their own world and one must make these kind of decisions. Sometimes they are difficult and sometimes they are not.
“Everyone has to decide where he wants to be, where he is going to be happy. He is a great striker and obviously the top clubs express interest in getting their services. He can decide what he wants."
11:45: La Liga outfit Valencia are weighing up a move for Arsenal defender Gabriel.
The bruising centre-back has made 63 appearances for the Gunners since joining from Villarreal in January 2015.
But he’s slipped down the pecking order in recent months and may consider an escape route back to Spain.
Spanish outlet Cadena Ser claim Gabriel’s former boss at Villarreal Marcelino, who's now managing Valencia, would like to bring him to the Mestalla Stadium.
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11:40: Sunderland have rejected an £8million bid from Everton for their goalkeeper Jordan Pickford.
Sunderland are realistic about their chances of keeping Pickford but are determined to cash in on the shot-stopper.
The Mirror claim the Black Cats want £30m and will not sell for anything less.
Everton, however, are not prepared to go over £15m for the 23-year-old Englishman.
Everton have reportedly offered a paltry £8m for Sunderland star Jordan Pickford
11:30: Juventus are gunning to sign Chelsea and Manchester United target Federico Bernardeschi in a £43.6million deal this summer.
Italian newspaper Tuttosport claim Juve will lodge the offer after their Champions League final clash with Real Madrid on Saturday.
Fiorentina don’t want to sell their star winger and have offered him a £41,000-a-week contract.
But the player knows he can earn far more at Old Trafford or Stamford Bridge, while Juve can offer him Champions League football.
11:03: Nathan Ake admits he may have to leave Chelsea this summer.
Speaking to the Guardian, the former Bournemouth loanee revealed he will talk to the Blues regarding his future.
“The main thing for me is to play games,” he said.
“Whether it is here, whether it is somewhere else, I don’t know yet.
“I need to see what Michael [Emenalo] thinks.
“That’s what we need to discuss and see where we go from there.”
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10:57: Chelsea yesterday agreed a deal to sell Asmir Begovic to Bournemouth – and The Sun are saying they want Paris St-Germain star Alphonse Areola to replace him.
It’s claimed Antonio Conte plans on making Areola his new No.2.
10:56: Interesting quotes coming from Andres Iniesta. He’s got a year left on his current deal but says it’s he who will decide on his future.
Now 33, Iniesta said: "When I don't have any setbacks in the form of injuries, I am able to perform at the highest level just as I was when I was 28.
"I like to own my future and the possibilities that I have, and I want to be honest with myself and my club.
"I have to see what the club will propose so that I can maintain my desire to retire at Barcelona."
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10:50: It’s hardly breaking news but sources at Manchester United are indicating that there are plans afoot to bring in Antoine Griezmann – although it could be a lengthy drawn-out saga, similar to the Paul Pogba affair.
As for players staying, the club want to rebuff Real Madrid's attempts to sign goalkeeper David de Gea again this summer.
It is expected the La Liga winners will renew their efforts to sign the Spain star – two years after agreeing a deal that broke down over a failed fax.
De Gea, 26, is under contract until 2019. He also has the option to extend his stay for an additional season..
10:45: Remember the reports last week claiming Iker Casillas could move to Liverpool?
Well, now French media are saying Paris St-Germain are interested in him – so that one could be off before it was ever on. As you were, everyone!
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10:40: It looks like Marcos Llorente will be back at Real Madrid next season – after he penned an emotional goodbye to Alaves, where he’d been on loan.
He wrote: "Last summer I decided to come to Alaves, as it was an opportunity to play in Laliga, for a club with tradition and an exciting project.
"Today, almost ten months later, I can say that the decision I made was the right one.
"Thanks to the club for trusting me and for giving me this opportunity that I will never forget.
"And, of course, thanks to the fans, the ones who have never failed us, who have always been there, encouraging us, leading us to that ninth position and that great final.
"I don't know if there are happy endings but, if so, they must be similar to this year, which makes me feel fortunate and proud to have been part of the history of this great club.
"Let's go Alaves!"
10:35: Kylian Mbappe has admitted the advice of France manager Didier Deschamps could sway his summer transfer decision.
Mbappe burst on to the scene with Monaco this season, helping them reach the semi-final of the Champions League and claim the Ligue 1 title.
His performances have caught the eye of a number of Europe's top clubs, with Manchester United and Real Madrid both keen.
"The advice of [Deschamps] counts," Mbappe told reporters ahead of France's friendly with Paraguay on Friday (8pm).
"That will not guide my choice, but it will count.
"I do not think I will go to his office to ask, but there's plenty of time to think about all this.
"There are important matches for France.”
10:30: A quick Arsene Wenger update as we start. It WILL be announced he’s signed a new two-year deal at Arsenal… today.
But so far, there’s been no official word. We’ll keep you in touch with that one.