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Live Transfer News and Rumours: EPL, La Liga and the Rest of Europe - 19th June

All the latest transfer news and updates - LIVE!
Updated: 19 June 2017 20:05 IST - Published: 19 June 2017 11:32 IST
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That's all we have in today's edition of the Live Transfer Blog, we will be back again tomorrow with the latest transfer news and updates from all around Europe. Until the next time we meet, this is Nived Zenith signing off! Goodnight.
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Lazio are worried that Keita Balde already has a pre-contractual agreement with Juventus, according to Corriere dello Sport. The 22-year-old has refused to sign a new contract and has already rejected AC Milan. 
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According to Sky sources, Leicester City are looking for another defender after the signing of Harry Maguire and Manchester United outcast Chris Smalling has emerged as a target for the Foxes. Smalling is set to leave Old Trafford and is being monitored by West Ham as well as Tottenham. 
Smalling looks set to leave in the summer
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Zlatan Ibrahimovic's agent Mino Raiola has revealed that his client could play in the Serie A next season. "Many clubs are interested in Ibrahimovic; from MLS in the USA, but also in Italy would be possible," Raiola said. "Napoli? Everything is possible, but I think Napoli will not be his next club." 
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According to O Jogo, Manchester United are lining up a €35 million bid for Benfica right-back Nelson Semedo. The defender, who was targeted by Barcelona, has impressed a lot of people in Europe. Mourinho will be looking to make him his second signing from Benfica.
United the latest club to join the race for Semedo
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According to Gazzetta dello Sport, Serie A champions Juventus are planning to launch a bid for AC Milan full-back Mattia de Sciglio to replace the outgoing Dani Alves who is expected to join former boss Pep Guardiola at Manchester City. 
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Deportivo La Coruna and Real Betis are willing to go head to head for the signature of Aston Villa midfielder Carles Gil, according to Estadio Deportivo. The player impressed during his time on loan at Deportivo La Coruna and has attracted interest from a number of clubs.
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When asked about Cristiano Ronaldo's future in Spain, La Liga chief Javier Tebas said, "Knowing those around him, and how professional they are, I'm positive that Cristiano is innocent. From what I've read, I'm sure he hasn't committed any crime."
Tebas still has faith in Ronaldo's innocence
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FC Bayern Munich have confirmed that the rumours linking them to Cristiano Ronaldo are false and the club will not be launching a bid for the Real Madrid star who reportedly wants to leave the club amidst tax fraud allegations. "We are accustomed to speculating intensively on possible ins and outs during the transfer period," Bayern chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said. "As a rule, we do not comment on these rumours. But, in the case of Ronaldo, we want to clarify once and for all that this rumour has no basis.
Bayern have dismissed rumours linking them with Ronaldo
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Chelsea are reportedly getting prepared with a £42 million bid for Roma defender Kostas Manolas. Metro claim that Manolas could be the one to replace the legendary John Terry in the Blues' backline.
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Florentino Perez will serve another term as Real Madrid president after standing unopposed for re-election, the club announced earlier today. A club statement read: "As no other candidature was put forward to the board and by virtue of article 40, paragraph E, item 2 of the current articles of association within the club, is it proclaimed that Mr Florentino Perez Rodriguez is president of Real Madrid."
Perez keeps his position as expected


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Arsenal could be making a move for Barcelona midfielder Rafinha in a transfer which could see Hector Bellerin go the other way, report Marca.
Rafinha's season was full of injuries
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Paris Saint-Germain are reportedly ramping up their efforts to sign Kylian Mbappe from Monaco, according to Le Parisien. Mbappe, 18, could cost PSG as much as €125M (£109.3M) this summer. 
Mbappe could shift sides if the right offer arrives
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Despite rumours linking him with Borussia Dortmund, Mario Balotelli is reportedly getting ready to sign a new contract with Nice.
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Telegraph report that Barcelona are about to use their buy-back clause and bring back Everton's Gerard Deulofeu to the Camp Nou for £10.5 million.
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Real Madrid have reached an agreement over Atletico Madrid's Theo Hernandez. The club will pay €26 million for the defender and will do so in four instalments, Marca claim.
Theo will be unveiled on the first week of July
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Marca report that Pepe has requested Cristiano Ronaldo to join him at Paris Saint-Germain.
The Portuguese duo could be on their way to France
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British media outlet Express report that Chelsea are preparing another bid for Juventus defender Alex Sandro. The Blues saw their £52 million bid rejected by the Serie A champions but will offer £60 million this time to get their man. 
Conte really wants this deal to go through
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According to COPE, Cristiano Ronaldo spoke to Zinedine Zidane and told him about his desire to leave Spain because he wasn't treated well by the Spanish media. 
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Gazzetta Dello Sport report that Marco Verratti has messaged Paris Saint-Germain that he doesn't want to return to Paris and intends to go to Barcelona.
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In an interview with Sky Sports, Gigio Donnarumma's agent Mino Raiola said, "Milan have lost Donnarumma. I take the responsibility."
Fake money notes were thrown on Donnarumma during his U21 match
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Getting things underway, Daily Mirror have made a sensational claim. They report that Manchester United have offered £175 million AND David De Gea for Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo, who is heavily linked with a move out of the Bernabeu.
Will Ronaldo really go back to United?
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