Football rumours from the media

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Manchester United’s Paul Pogba is being linked with a move away from Old Trafford (Anthony Devlin/PA)

What the papers say

Paul Pogba is interested in a move away from Manchester over the summer, with Real Madrid leading the race to sign the midfielder, reports the Daily Telegraph. Any switch would rely heavily on Manchester United lowering their £160million valuation of the 26-year-old, the paper adds.

Sticking with the Red Devils, and the club are said to have made contact with Juventus about an £85million deal for striker Paulo Dybala, according to the Daily Mirror.

Juventus may be looking to make a move for Liverpool target Julian Brandt, reports the Daily Mirror. The German winger is currently on the books of Bayer Leverkusen.

Manchester City are expected to close a deal for Sporting Lisbon midfielder Bruno Fernandes in a transfer which could be worth £47million, reports the Daily Mail.

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Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger will not be heading to Fulham (Mike Egerton/PA)

Fulham have been rebuffed for a second time in their bid to bring in Arsene Wenger, the Daily Mail says. The Cottagers will play Championship football next season after their relegation, with Scott Parker currently in charge on a temporary basis after Claudio Ranieri was dismissed in February.

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David Neres: Ajax will face a challenge to hold on to the 22-year-old, with Liverpool joining the hunt for the Brazilian forward, says the Sun.

Ryan Fraser: The Bournemouth and Scotland winger is open to leaving the Cherries, with Arsenal among those interested according to the Daily Mail.

Giovani Lo Celso: Everton and Tottenham are interested in signing the Real Betis midfielder, reports the Sun.

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