Transfer news and rumours LIVE: Pogba prefers Real Madrid move

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Transfer news and rumours LIVE: Pogba prefers Real Madrid move

Lazio and Roma battle for Pedro

Lazio and Roma are hopeful of signing Pedro, but they may have to fight off advances from the winger's former Barcelona team-mate Xavi.

According to Gazzetta Dello Sport, both Lazio and Roma have contacted Pedro's representatives as the Chelsea star nears the end of his contract.

But Xavi is also hopeful of bringing his former team-mate to Qatar via a move to the side he manages, Al Sadd.

Adelaide boss Verbeek heads home to Netherlands

Adelaide United coach Gertjan Verbeek has left Australia for the Netherlands because of concern around possible border closures due to the coronavirus crisis.

The A-League club have said the Dutch manager will return if the Australian domestic season resumes.

Pogba focusing in on Real Madrid move

Raiola enjoying better relationship with Madrid

Paul Pogba prefers a move to Real Madrid over remaining at Manchester United or moving back to Juventus, according to AS.

Pogba's deal with Man Utd runs through 2021 and the club may be forced to sell this summer if it becomes apparent that the midfielder won't sign a new contract.

Helping move things along will be agent Mino Raiola's improved relationship with Real Madrid, stemming from Alphonse Areola's move to Spain last summer.

Lautaro moves closer to Barca deal

Barcelona are moving closer to sealing a deal for Lautaro Martinez, according to Marca.

Real Madrid and Manchester City are also said to be interested, with Inter hoping to tie down the forward with a new contract.

However, Lautaro has yet to sign any new deal and Barcelona believe they are the front-runners to sign the striker.

Transfer news and rumours LIVE: Pogba prefers Real Madrid move

'Far too early to replace De Gea with Henderson at Man Utd'

According to former Manchester United goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel, it is "far too early" for to consider dropping David de Gea for Sheffield United loanee Dean Henderson.

Henderson has starred this season with the Blades, leading many to call for him to replace De Gea, but Schmeichel says that talk is premature.

Inter eye Vertonghen, Willian and Giroud

Inter are eyeing a trio of Premier League stars as the club looks to raid the Premier League for free transfers, reports La Gazzetta dello Sport.

Due to the uncertainty surrounding the transfer window, Inter are planning on pursuing out-of-contract players due to the club's more limited resources.

Willian and Jan Vertonghen are seen as possible options, although the club is less hopeful on Olivier Giroud due to the forward's prior experience with manager Antonio Conte at Chelsea.

Paqueta could be subject of Milan-Benfica swap

Benfica are admirers of Lucas Paqueta, but the Portuguese side may need to get creative to meet AC Milan's valuation of the Brazilian attacker.

According to Calcio Mercato, Milan's current valuation of Paqueta considered too expensive by Benfica.

However, the club could lower the asking price by including Florentino Luis, a player Milan has previously scouted.

Transfer news and rumours LIVE: Pogba prefers Real Madrid move

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