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Football Gossip: Manchester United make contact with Barcelona midfielder

Football Gossip: Manchester United make contact with Barcelona midfielder

12 Jun 2019, 08:00

Manchester United have made contact with Barcelona over their 31-year-old Croatian midfielder Ivan Rakitic. (Sport - in Spanish)

United will have to twice break their transfer record for a defender if they are to sign England duo Aaron Wan-Bissaka, 21, from Crystal Palace and Harry Maguire, 26, from Leicester for a combined total of £130m. (Standard)

Ajax's Dutch defender Matthijs de Ligt, 19, says he does "not know what my heart says" but will decide on his future while away on holiday. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

De Ligt's advisors have told him to go to a team such as Manchester United where he is guaranteed starts, before moving to Barcelona later in his career. (Sport)

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is considering a sabbatical from football at the end of next season if he wins the Champions League. (Star)

Talks

Chelsea have opened talks with Derby manager Frank Lampard over the former Blues midfielder returning to Stamford Bridge. (Mail)

Former Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon, 41, could join Porto after leaving Paris St-Germain, to replace Spaniard Iker Casillas, 38. (Tuttosport - in Italian)

Portugal and Benfica attacker Joao Felix, 19, is interested in a move to Atletico Madrid. (AS - in Spanish)

West Ham's England midfielder Jack Wilshere, 27, considered retirement while recovering from injury at former club Arsenal, as his son's seizures made him "forget about football". (Athletes Stance)

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