- Liverpool have already moved to sign goalkeeper Loris Karius from Mainz
- West Ham have opened talks over a potential move for Gokhan Tore
- Jose Mourinho could raid Chelsea upon becoming Manchester United boss
Premier League clubs are actively looking to bolster their squads for next season, even if the summer transfer window has not yet opened.
On Tuesday, Liverpool announced the signing of goalkeeper Loris Karius while Rangers swooped for Joey Barton.
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Liverpool have already made a move in the transfer market, signing Loris Karius from Mainz
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SIMON JONES: There are rumblings Brian McDermott may be getting push from Reading over next few days.
Tim Sherwood is being touted to take over at Derby County.
As well as chasing Bristol Rovers’ Darrell Clarke, Leeds have also enquired about Michael Appleton and an unnamed foreign coach as they seek to replace Steve Evans.
Manchester United defender Paddy McNair will be looking to impress incoming boss Jose Mourinho while on international duty with Northern Ireland this summer.
Mourinho is in advanced talks with United about the vacant managerial position at Old Trafford, and out-of-favour right back McNair is hoping to force his way into next season’s first-team plans.
After 12 starts in the 2014-15 season, McNair only managed three under Louis van Gaal this term, and is excited about a fresh start under Mourinho. Read the full story here.
Paddy McNair (centre)
Lazio are closing in on the capture of Cesare Prandelli to be their latest manager, according to reports in Italy.
The 58-year-old had a previous stint with rivals Roma many moons ago, but now looks set to be appointed by the Biancocelesti, possibly as early as today.
SIMON JONES: Leicester have made a revised bid of around £22million for CSKA Moscow striker Ahmed Musa.
The Premier League champions were rebuffed with an £18m offer for the Nigerian in January but, as reported in Sportsmail, have revived their interest in recent weeks.
CSKA Moscow manager Leonid Slutskiy has confirmed Leicester have made a bid worth around €30m or £22.8m.
‘The British club offered a bit less than €30m,’ he told Match TV. ‘Musa came to me a few days ago and asked when he [Ranieri] is back for the holidays and I told him I do not know, I do not know Ranieri.’
Asked whether talks had now re-opened, he added: ‘I do not know for sure. It is the work of our management but I think the probability is high.’
The 23-year-old Musa finished the campaign with 18 goals as CSKA won the Russian Premier League title ahead of FC Rostov.
JACK GAUGHAN: Bristol Rovers rejected an approach from Leeds United to speak with their manager Darrell Clarke yesterday – and that centres on wanting a huge £250,000 in compensation.
Clarke, who is on a 12-month rolling contract, has been offered a new three-year deal at the Memorial Stadium in a bid to ward off Leeds.
Owner Massimo Cellino is back in Italy at the moment and said that he is talking to a manager over there about replacing Steve Evans, who himself is back at Thorp Arch today after not being definitively told where his future lies.
Ronald de Boer fears United’s academy prospects – given a chance by Louis van Gaal – are at risk of being pushed out of the first-team picture under Jose Mourinho.
That concern is even extended to the likes of Marcus Rashford, who has been a revelation since his introduction to the first team under Van Gaal.
Despite the 18-year-old’s success, De Boer, who played under Van Gaal at Barcelona when Mourinho was his assistant, fears he could yet suffer for Mourinho’s imminent appointment given his preference for established stars. Read the full story here.
…At some point today Mourinho’s appointment is expected to be confirmed, the latest update is that the Portuguese has agreed personal terms.
The new boss wants Zlatan Ibrahimovic as his first signing and Ed Woodward seems willing to oblige with a £200,000 a week contract for the Swedish star.