Football rumours: Atletico Madrid name price for Joao Felix

Plus, could we soon see Zinedine Zidane returning to the dugout?
Football rumours: Atletico Madrid name price for Joao Felix

By PA Sport Staff

Manchester United have been provided with the price to secure Joao Felix as Cristiano Ronaldo’s replacement up front.

Atletico Madrid have set a £9.5million (€10.8 million) loan fee and a commitment to buy at £70.5m, according to the Mirror, which says Arsenal are also interested in the 23-year-old Portugal international.

Zinedine Zidane, 50, has reportedly knocked back offers to manage three separate men’s national teams. The Mail, which cites French outlet L’Equipe, has the ex-Real Madrid boss turning down the Brazil, Portugal and USA dugouts because the only nation he wants to manage is his native France.

Brentford goalkeeper David Raya gestures
David Raya will only have a year left on his Brentford contract at the end of the season (Barrington Coombs/PA)

Tottenham are understood to think they have found the long-term successor to Hugo Lloris. The 36-year-old France goalkeeper signed with Spurs in 2012 and is contracted until 2024. The Telegraph says Brentford’s David Raya, 27, is high on the list of Tottenham’s targets, along with Everton’s England international Jordan Pickford.

The Sun reports Crystal Palace want to battle Everton for the signature of Danny Ings. The paper says the Eagles are on alert following the absence of the ex-England striker, 30, from Aston Villa’s Premier League starting XI since the World Cup.

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Daizen Maeda
Celtic forward Daizen Maeda is a reported target for Southampton (Jane Barlow/PA)

Alejandro Balde: Spanish outlet Sport says the 19-year-old full-back has not signed a contract extension at Barcelona amid interest from Arsenal.

Moussa Diaby: A summer move from Bayer Leverkusen to Newcastle is on the cards for the France forward, 23, reports Germany’s Bild.

Daizen Maeda: The 25-year-old Celtic forward has attracted the attention of Southampton, according to Sky Sports.

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