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THe latest football updates on Feb 12th, 2019 (part 2)
1. Arsenal eye Pope as Cech replacement
Arsenal will move to sign w88 Live Casino Nick Pope when Petr Cech retires at the end of the season.
Pope was something of a revelation for Burnley last season and his impressive performances earned him a spot in England' World Cup squad.
However, the keeper has struggled with a shoulder injury this year and has dropped behind Tom Heaton and Joe Hart in the pecking order at Turf Moor.
The Gunners believe he would make a superb back-up stopper behind first-choice Bernd Leno, and the Sun report Burnley will demand £10m ($13m) to secure his signature.
2. Milan target Zynek
AC Milan are keen on singing Bartosz Zynek from Zaglebie Lubin this summer, claim Calciomercato.
The Italian side have been so impressed with Krzysztof Piatek that they feel the Polish league may have some more hidden talents.
Piatek joined Genoa ahead of this season from KS Cracovia, only to sign for Milan in January and La Rossoneri now believe purchasing direct from the supplier is a more cost-effective approach.
Zyneck has been capped by Poland at under-age level and previous played for QPR’s youth sides.
3. West Ham plan Valencia offer should Zabaleta leave
West Ham will attempt to lure Antonio Valencia to the London Stadium this summer, only if Pablo Zabaleta retires at the end of the season.
Manuel Pellegrini is keeping tabs on a replacement right-back and believes Valencia would be a natural fit.
According to the Sun, the Ecuadorian would be offered wages of around £100,000 a week, should he join when his contract at United expires in July.
4. Ronaldo wants James at Juventus
Cristiano Ronaldo has told Juventus higher-ups that he would like to see James Rodriguez at the Old Lady, claim Don Balon.
The pair played Playing Sicbo at 188bet together at Real Madrid and Ronaldo thinks Juve would benefit from the Columbian’s skill and workrate.
James is still technically a Real player but is on loan at Bayern Munich, where he has recaptured some of the form that once saw Los Blancos splash around £63m ($81m) to secure his services.
5. Bayern still hopeful on Hudson-Odoi
Bayern Munich still believe they can sign Chelsea’s Callum Hudson-Odio this summer.
The German champions saw a £35m ($45m) bid rejected by the Blues in January, but with his contract set to expire in 2020 and no deal imminent, Bayern are preparing another offer as early as April.
The MailOnline report that Bayern are also hopeful given assistant manager Gianfranco Zola’s recent comments that Hudson-Odoi is on the ‘edge of the team’, and think the Chelsea winger may try and force a move away from the Premier League.
6. Zidane sets Chelsea requirements
Zinedine Zidane is willing to become the new manager of Chelsea – but only if they promise him a £200m ($258m) transfer budget and keep Eden Hazard at the club, says The Sun.
The Frenchman has been out of work since quitting as Real Madrid boss at the end of last season.
Current Blues supremo Maurizio Sarri has come under increasing pressure in recent weeks at Stamford Bridge with speculation rife about whether he has a future in London.
7. Rangers snap up City starlet
Rangers have snapped up Manchester City teenage starlet Kane Ritchie-Hosler, per The Sun.
The 16-year-old will make the move from the Etihad Stadium to Ibrox at the conclusion of the current season.
A key forward for the Citizens, he joins how to download 188bet app fellow teen and former Chelsea youngster Nathan Young-Coombes in making the journey north to Scotland.