Mbappe, James Rodriguez, Morata, Griezmann and Belotti headline transfers news

AS Monaco ace Kylian Mbappe, Real Madrid's James Rodriguez, Antoine Griezmann and Torino striker Andrea Belotti headline today’s transfer news, gossip and speculation.

Real Madrid will make a bid of up to £85m for 18-year-old Monaco forward Kylian Mbappe in order to beat Barcelona and Manchester United to the teenager's signature, according to L’Equipe – in French.

Premier League leaders Chelsea have revived their interest in Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata and will make a bid for the 24-year-old in the summer according to Daily Star.

Daily Star also reports that Columbian forward and Real Madrid playmaker James Rodriguez is interested in joining Manchester United this summer. Apparently, Rodriguez, 25, has fallen out of favor with Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane after being in and out of the Spanish giant’s starting IX.

Spanish newspaper Marca reports that Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho has told goalkeeper David De Gea that he can leave the club. The 2017 PFA goalkeeper select has attracted strong attraction from Real Madrid in the past and would still want to sign while the Red Devils target AC Milan’s Gianluigi Donnarumma as a potential replacement according to Gazzetta dello Sport. The 18-year-old is yet to agree a new deal with the Italian giants with his current contract left with just over a year.

Meanwhile, the Independent reports that bosses at Old Trafford are ready to £170m to land French striker Antoine Griezmann, 26, from Atletico Madrid and Arsenal & Chelsea target Andrea Belotti, 23, from Torino.

The Independent also says that the Barcelona board are ready to appoint Athletic Bilbao boss Ernesto Valverde, 53, to replace the outgoing Luis Enrique - but the players would prefer to see current assistant manager Juan Carlos Unzue, 50, promoted.

Elsewhere, Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino is furious with reports linking his England star Dele Ali with a move to Manchester City this summer.

Liverpool and Arsenal are prepared to launch a £50m summer bid for Southampton defender Virgil Van Dijk, 25, who has also been linked with a move to Man United.  

According to Marca, Tottenham target, Isco is close to agreeing a new deal with Real Madrid, despite the 25-year-old midfielder's lack of starts for the La Liga side.

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