Transfer Talk: Man City still want Mahrez, Richarlison to Man United
Clubs are slowly turning their eyes toward the summer window. Transfer Talk has the updates on all the latest rumours.
City set to return for Mahrez
Manchester City are stepping up their interest in Leicester star Riyad Mahrez after failing with a £60 million bid in January, reports the Mirror.
Pep Guardiola still wants to sign the Algeria international, who had a falling out with the Foxes after the failed winter move, and is also keen to secure a backup left-back after seeing Benjamin Mendy's injury cost his side a run at the Champions League.
Ryan Bertrand is reportedly a target, with the Southampton star almost certain to be available if his side are relegated.
Guardiola has already secured his first Premier League title after West Brom's shock win against Man United put City out of reach with five games to play. But City plans are already in place to bolster the squad and reload ahead of a run at claiming their first European crown next season.
United in pole position to sign Richarlison
Manchester United are the front-runners to sign Richarlison from Watford, after the Brazilian showed flashes of class during his debut season with the Hornets.
The Mail suggests the 20-year-old is also wanted by Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain and will cost around £40m.
Watford will make a big profit on the former Fluminense starlet, having signed him for £11m last summer.
The move could lead to Anthony Martial leaving, says the report, while Tottenham, Chelsea and Arsenal are also in the running for the Watford revelation.
Spurs set to hand Pochettino £120m summer budget
Tottenham will hand Mauricio Pochettino a £120m budget to sign new players this summer ahead of their move to their new stadium.
Spurs will also hand Pochettino additional funds should they lose Toby Alderweireld, who has just one year remaining on his contract, according to the Independent.
Newcastle's Jamaal Lascelles and Ajax's Matthijs De Ligt, who played previously with Davinson Sanchez, are targets to strengthen at the back.
Crystal Palace's Wilfried Zaha could be another addition to Spurs, while Pochettino could raid West Brom if they're relegated for Jonny Evans and Jay Rodriguez. Mousa Dembele could join Alderweireld in leaving Spurs this summer though.
- A fire sale could occur at the Hawthorns this summer if they're relegated, with Nacer Chadli expected to leave.
The Baggies want £17m for the Belgian, reports the Express and Star, to secure a profit on the initial £13m they paid in 2016 to sign the 28-year-old from Tottenham.
- Leon Bailey's future has been cast into doubt after the Bayer Leverkusen star's father criticised the Bundesliga club, says the Mirror, with Manchester United and Chelsea sending scouts to monitor the Jamaican prodigy's progress.
- More from the Mirror, which believes West Ham are keen to sign Joe Hart on a permanent basis after the former England No.1's loan spell from Manchester City.
The Hammers star has endured a tough season, fighting with Adrian for the No. 1 spot, while also making high-profile errors, though David Moyes is still eager to secure Hart's services on a permanent basis.