Mata on the move

Barcelona have made contact with the representatives of Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata as they weigh up a move for the Spain international according to Goal.

The former Chelsea player is out of contract in June and is free to talk to clubs outside the Premier League about a Bosman style transfer in the summer. Juventus and Paris St-Germain are also attributed with an interest in the article.

The Old Trafford club remain in discussions however, and are hopeful a deal can be reached to prolong his stay at the club.

Monchi to Arsenal

Roma director of football Monchi is ready to move to Arsenal in the summer according to the Mirror.

The Gunners are targeting the highly-regarded Spaniard to take up a newly-created role of technical director, and Monchi is reportedly keen. The 50-year-old, who is under contract in the Italian capital until 2020, is believed to fancy a job in the Premier League.

Leipzig make Werner contract offer

RB Leipzig have made a final bid to keep 22-year-old Germany striker Timo Werner at the club by offering him a new contract amid interest from Liverpool, Barcelona, Real Madrid and Paris St-Germain according to German newspaper Bild. 

 

The Bundesliga club’s chief Ralf Rangnick says he expects Timo Werner to remain with the Bundesliga club for the next two or three years.

“If Bayern are serious, then it will be difficult for us. But they often play with one striker, so I see him staying with us for the next two or three years,” he told Sky Germany .

The former Stuttgart man has 14 goals in 21 games in all competitions so far this term.

Back to the future

Monaco have agreed to bring former coach Leonardo Jardim back in to replace Thierry Henry, just three months after he was sacked report L’Equipe, although he’s not believed to be keen on working with Michael Emenalo. 

This comes just three-and-a-half months after he was sacked by the Ligue 1 club and received a pay off of approximately €8m. A costly experience when factoring in the former Arsenal man will have his three year contract paid up too.