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Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has confirmed the club is trying to extend the contracts of duo Olivier Giroud and Willian on a short-term deal until the end of this campaign as they plan towards the extension of football season. Both Willian and Giroud will normally see their current contracts expire by the end of June, but the club is now trying to make sure they stay until the season ends after being given the go-ahead by the Premier League to extend the deals of contract-expiring players.
Paris Saint-Germain are going to plan their summer transfer window after their president returns from Ramadan on May 23. They have been linked to sign Inter Milan star Mauro Icardi on a permanent deal .
According to Odion Ighalo’s personal trainer, the Nigerian will like to remain at Manchester United for the rest of his career. This is coming as he nears the end of his loan spell at the Old Trafford side with nothing concrete as whether United will extend his deal or send him back to Chinese side Shanghai Shenhua.
Reports have suggested that RB Leipzig star Timo Werner will not leave the club for anywhere other than Premier League side Liverpool. He will reportedly ignore every interest form the likes of Manchester United or Bayern Munich.
According to reports, Borussia Dortmund star Jadon Sancho has made a pledge to the club not to decide his future until the end of the current Bundesliga season. This is despite series of clubs including Chelsea, United, Real Madrid and Barcelona all being linked to him.
Tottenham have been joined by Watford and West Ham in the race for AS Monaco defender Guillermo Maripan.
Barcelona are getting closer to completing a move for Inter Milan forward Lautaro Martinez. Though has an asking price of €111m, the Camp Nou side are only willing to pay €60m with the addition of one other player.
Chelsea are still interested in signing Napoli star Dries Mertens despite news that he would like to stay in Serie A with his only possible destination bring Inter Milan.
Argentine club River Plate are set to make a move for Juventus forward Gonzalo Higuain by offering Juventus Jorge Carrascal who has been getting the attraction of the Turin side for a while.
Marseille have vowed not to listen to any offers from Paris Saint-Germain for there youngster Boubacar Kamara.