Transfer news and rumours UPDATES: Bale, Modric & Marcelo set for Real Madrid axe

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Transfer news and rumours UPDATES: Bale, Modric & Marcelo set for Real Madrid axe

'Allegri copy' Zidane should not take Juventus reins - Cassano

Antonio Cassano believes that Juventus should not look at Zinedine Zidane for a future coaching role as his style is too similar to that of predecessor Massimiliano Allegri.

Zidane is currently in his second spell on the bench at Real Madrid, having won three Champions League titles in as many years in an incredible start to life as a trainer.

He has found things harder going upon returning, however, leading the Merengue to a third-placed finish in La Liga in 2018-19 while going out of Europe at the last-16 stage.

O'Neill gives up £500k bonus with Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland's Michael O'Neill will turn his back on a £500,000 bonus as he announced his resignation as manager, claims the Daily Mail.

O'Neill will now focus on his Stoke City duties, but would have been in line for the windfall had he taken the nation to the Euro finals.

Rooney refuses wage deferral proposal

Derby County captain Wayne Rooney has told his employers that the squad will not accept a wage deferral of up to 50 per cent, according to the Daily Mail.

Rooney is leading negotiations on behalf of the playing staff and will not budge from 25%, which will be returned once the Covid-19 crisis has passed.

Chelsea move for Lille pair

Osimhen and Gabriel both targets in west London

Chelsea are planning a double transfer swoop on Ligue 1 side Lille, according to Le10Sport.

The Blues have registered interest in 21-year-old striker Victor Osimhen, and are also considering an approach for Brazilian defender Gabriel.

Werner a 'serious alternative' to Lautaro at Barca

Barcelona are considering a move for Timo Werner as a "serious alternative" up front to Lautaro Martinez, reports Mundo Deportivo.

The RB Leipzig star has won a lot of fans with his performances in the Bundesliga, and he would command a much lower transfer fee than the giant sum Inter are insisting upon for their Argentine gem.

Transfer news and rumours UPDATES: Bale, Modric & Marcelo set for Real Madrid axe

Aurier faces Tottenham axe

Serge Aurier's Tottenham career may be over, claims the Daily Mail.

The full-back has twice been caught breaking coronavirus lockdown regulations, leading Spurs to look for a more reliable presence in defence.

Bale, Modric & Marcelo set for Madrid axe

Up to 11 players could leave Bernabeu over summer

Gareth Bale heads a star-studded list of players who Real Madrid will try to sell over the summer, according to Sport.

Bale has long been linked with the exit at the Santiago Bernabeu; but the presence of club idols Luka Modric and Marcelo on the same for sale list comes as a surprise.

The pair are considered too old to lead the Merengue from 2020-21 onwards, while James Rodriguez, Mariano, Brahim Diaz and Alvaro Odriozola are also expendable.

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