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Daily transfer news and rumours roundup - 12th May 2017

Sumedh Pande
FEATURED WRITER
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6.86K   //    12 May 2017, 20:34 IST
NAPLES, ITALY - MARCH 07:  Gareth Bale of Real Madrid CF during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 second leg match between SSC Napoli and Real Madrid CF at Stadio San Paolo on March 7, 2017 in Naples, Italy.  (Photo by Francesco Pecoraro/Getty Images)
Bale might be back in the Premier League soon

Hello and welcome to Sportskeeda's latest transfer news and rumours roundup. Today's stories feature the latest update on Gareth Bale which might send shockwaves throughout the globe and much more. On that note, let's take a look at the major happenings across Europe that made headlines on May 12, 2017:

Real Madrid Galactico wants Manchester United move

Gareth Bale has had a torrid season with Los Blancos as the Welshman has struggled with form and fitness through the course of the current season. Earlier reports suggested that club president Florentino Perez is losing patience with the 27-year old and wants to offload the star signing for another big name in the summer. Independent now report that Bale is willing to leave Real Madrid for Manchester United who seem to be the most interested in the winger. 

Diario Gol also report that Bale's agent met with United officials last week as the deal is very close to being agreed upon by the player and the club. He has been a long-term target for the Red Devils but Jose Mourinho has made it clear to the club officials that the Bale deal must be finalised only if they fail in their pursuit of Atletico Madrid's Antoine Griezmann. 


Pep Guardiola eyeing a move for his ex-player

MIDDLESBROUGH, ENGLAND - MARCH 11: Victor Valdes of Middlesbrough looks on while warming up prior to The Emirates FA Cup Quarter-Final match between Middlesbrough and Manchester City at Riverside Stadium on March 11, 2017 in Middlesbrough, England.  (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)
Valdes and Guardiola go a long way back

The Manchester City boss has struggled with his goalkeeping options at the Etihad with both Claudio Bravo and Willy Caballero failing to be at the required level. Signing a new custodian is a top priority for Guardiola this summer as ESPN report that he is readying a deal for his former Barcelona player, Victor Valdes.

The duo were highly successful back in Spain and it can prove to be a smart move by the City board. After getting relegated with Middlesbrough, Valdes is all set to leave the Riverside club and can prove to be a cheap yet useful buy for the Sky Blues. 


Inter Milan want Pochettino to lead them next season

STRATFORD, ENGLAND - MAY 05:  Mauricio Pochettino, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur directs his players during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur at the London Stadium on May 5, 2017 in Stratford, England.  (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
The Argentine is rumoured to be offered the vacant managerial post at Inter Milan

After sacking Stefan Pioli on Tuesday, Inter's owners have started work on getting a new manager on board for the new season. Antonio Conte has been their primary choice for the hot seat but he is unlikely to leave Chelsea after just a season.

Sky Sports Italia have reported that Inter have turned their attention to Tottenham Hotspurs' Mauricio Pochettino and are ready to double his wages if he agrees to come and manage at the San Siro. Luis Enrique, Diego Simeone and AS Roma's Luciano Spaletti are the other options on the table for Inter. 

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Barcelona ready to bring back former academy graduate

HULL, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 06:  Oriol Romeu of Southampton arrives prior to the Premier League match between Hull City and Southampton at KC Stadium on November 6, 2016 in Hull, England.  (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
Oriel Romeu is a FC Barcelona academy product

Without Sergio Busquets, Barcelona look like a different side altogether and the club hierarchy has looked at the idea of bringing in an able cover for the Spaniard. They have zeroed in on Southampton's Oriel Romeu. The former Chelsea man is a La Masia product and is back on his former club's radar to help and improve the quality in their first team squad.

Romeu was recently crowned as the Saints' player of the year and it will take a bid of around £20 million from the Catalans to prize the defensive midfielder away from St. Mary's.

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Sumedh Pande
FEATURED WRITER
An avid Premier League watcher with specialization in transfer news and post match analysis. Follow European and Indian football with minute attention with one eye on the world of cricket.
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