Chelsea keen as Man City boss Guardiola rejects Draxler offer
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola turned down the chance to sign Julian Draxler in January, it has been revealed.
On Friday, Guardiola claimed Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba and Henrikh Mkhitaryan, now of Arsenal, were offered to City during the winter market.
And Don Balon says PSG attacker Draxler was also offered to Guardiola – and he turned him down.
The Germany international can leave PSG this summer for €60m, with City tipped to revive the prospect of signing the attacker.
Bayern Munich and Chelsea are also interested.
Ex-Real Madrid GM Valdano slams Man Utd target Bale: He’s not worth €100M
Former Real Madrid GM Jorge Valdano has taken aim at Gareth Bale – and his valuation.
It’s been suggested Real president Florentino Perez is prepared to sell Bale this summer, insisting €100m was the right price.
Manchester United and former club Tottenham have both been in contact, but Valdano says Perez needs to get real about Bale’s price.
“Nothing that Bale does is worth 100 million and it is the number on his shirt,” rapped the Argentine.
However, Valdano believes Antoine Griezmann’s buyout clause in his Atletico Madrid contract is cheap.
He also told Onda Cero: “Griezmann is the best striker, a good midfielder and contributes a lot in defence, for this market he is a cheap player.”
Barcelona defender Yerry Mina welcomes West Ham interest
Barcelona defender Yerry Mina has welcomed interest from West Ham.
The Colombia international has agreed to leave Barca on-loan next season and is already attracting enquiries.
Villarreal and Girona have registered their interest, as has the Hammers.
And a temporary move to England interests Mina – if West Ham can guarantee regular first team action, says Don Balon.
The stopper joined Barca in January from Palmeiras.
PSV director Gerbrands confirms Everton contact for Brands
PSV Eindhoven chief Toon Gerbrands has confirmed contact from Everton for sports director Marcel Brands.
Everton owner Farsad Moshiri wants to add Brands to the Goodison Park front office to work with technical director Steve Walsh.
Gerbrands told FOX Sports: “The relationship that we have within the club is when anyone is asked by a club, it is immediately shared. Even if the answer is ‘no’. That is to prevent all kinds of rumours and other difficult things.
“Marcel has been called several times in recent years, there is sometimes a bit out, but he is just a popular technical director abroad.
“In general, these were English clubs. He keeps me informed. Everton has recently reported to him, we can be brief about that. But even twice before, I believe a year ago or half a year ago and then it did not go through twice.”
Chelsea chiefs inform Morata he’s not for sale
Chelsea management have told Alvaro Morata he’s not for sale.
Tuttosport says Morata has encouraged interest from former club Juventus about return to Turin this summer.
However, Chelsea directors have intervened, informing Morata’s minders that no offers will be considered for him.
The striker arrived last summer from Real Madrid for €80m and has battled for consistency during his first season in England.
However, Chelsea chiefs have assured Morata’s reps that staff believe in him and have insisted he will not be allowed to leave. vm