News Britannia: Mourinho wooing Verratti; Manchester City ‘agree Nolito deal’

14 June at 11:39
Jose Mourinho has been sending Marco Verratti constant text messages in a bid to woo him to Manchester United, according to a report in the Daily Express.Verratti emerged as a target for United over the weekend, with Italian newspaper Corriere dello Sport claiming a £79million offer is in the pipeline.We reported on Monday how the player is also being lured to Old Trafford by his PSG team-mate and incoming Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The report claimed the Red Devils were willing to offer the midfielder a £6.7m-a-year contract in order to move to Old Trafford.

Manchester City are close to signing Spain and Celta Vigo winger Nolito, according to claims made in Spain and as reported by The Sun. During Spanish TV coverage of Spain’s opening Euro 2016 match against Czech Republic, a journalist from Tele5 claimed that City had beat Barcelona to the 29-year-old winger. After a brilliant campaign last season the Celta Vigo winger forced his way into Vicente Del Bosque’s starting XI for the Euros. He scored 12 goals and added seven assists in 29 league matches as Celta exceeded expectations to finish sixth in La Liga.



OTHER HEADLINES:

French defender Aymeric Laporte, 22, has rejected the chance to join City and has signed a new contract with Athletic Bilbao (Daily Mail)

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte wants to sign 26-year-old Manchester United full-back Matteo Darmian, who is part of his Italy squad at Euro 2016 (Bleacher Report)

Nigerian wonderkid Samuel Chukwueze has performed a dramatic U-turn over an Arsenal move and seems keen on heading to Porto instead (The Sun)

West Ham will sign Valencia winger Sofiane Feghouli, 26, on a free transfer (L’Equipe)



Ronald Koeman is targeting West Brom striker Saido Berahino as his potential first signing for Everton (Daily Mirror)



Chelsea have been handed a Dimitri Payet warning with West Ham telling their London rivals to forget about signing their ‘priceless’ Frenchman (Daily Mirror)


Courtesy of @TEAMtalk

 

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