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07/08/2020

What the papers say Liverpool have fallen short of Norwich’s valuation of left back Jamal Lewis, with the Reds offering £10million but the Canaries expecting close to double that, reports the Daily Mail. The paper adds that Jurgen Klopp’s side could add youngster Yasser Larouci as a makeweight in their next offer.

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06/08/2020

What the papers say Chelsea look to be thwarted in their attempts to bring in Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre Ter Stegen, according to the Sun. The paper says the Germany international is wanted by Frank Lampard as a replacement for Kepa Arrizabalaga but Ter Stegen looks set to sign a new deal with Barca.

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31/07/2020

What the papers say Manchester United have inched closer to signing Jadon Sancho, with Borussia Dortmund willing to agree to an initial fee, The Independent reports. Dortmund are said to have agreed to a base fee of £60million, which would ultimately rise to more than £100m. The Bundesliga club had seemed ready to play hardball over the 20-year-old, but are now thought to favour a rapid resolution to the transfer as they prepare for next season. United are the clear front-runners, with Liverpool and Real Madrid having dropped off.

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30/07/2020

What the papers say Manchester City’s hopes of signing David Alaba hinge on Bayern Munich offering him a more attractive package to stay at the German club, according to Bild. City and Paris St Germain have expressed interest in the 28-year-old left-back. Alaba’s agent is asking Bayern to boost his contract, which expires next year, to £18million a season.

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29/07/2020

What the papers say Manchester City have made Valencia winger Ferran Torres their top transfer target of the summer, ESPN reports. Valencia are resigned to losing the star 20-year-old, who has caught the eye of several leading clubs in Europe this season. The Spain under-21 representative, valued at around £40million, is said to be keen on a move to the Etihad Stadium.

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28/07/2020

What the papers say Willian could be set to stay at Chelsea after all, with a breakthrough reached in contract negotiations, according to Sky Sports. Several clubs had been circling for the 31-year-old Brazilian, who was rumoured to want to leave Stamford Bridge, including Arsenal, Manchester United, Barcelona, and David Beckham’s Inter Miami. However, the winger is tipped to sign a new contract with Chelsea this week, despite being offered only a two-year extension instead of his preferred three.

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27/07/2020

What the papers say Premier League champions Liverpool are eyeing Leicester winger Harvey Barnes, according to the Daily Mirror. Barnes, 22, has impressed for the Foxes this season. However, the paper says that Leicester will not be letting Barnes go cheaply.

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24/07/2020

What the papers say Valencia are apparently not willing to make it easy for Manchester City to snap up winger Ferran Torres. According to The Daily Telegraph, the Spanish club are refusing to budge on the Spanish under-21 international’s £73million price tag, despite Torres signalling his desire to play under Pep Guardiola.

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23/07/2020

What the papers say Arsenal are reportedly eager to step up their campaign to convince Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to stay at Emirates Stadium. According to The Daily Telegraph, the Gunners are set to offer the 31-year-old striker a new contract worth about £250,000 a week plus bonuses.

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22/07/2020

What the papers say Chelsea are believed to be prepared to stump up a hefty amount in order to lure Dean Henderson away from Manchester United. The Manchester Evening News reports the Blues are willing to offer the 23-year-old goalkeeper, who has starred on loan at Sheffield United, £170,000 a week to secure his services.

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21/07/2020

What the papers say Bristol City are believed to be eyeing Rangers’ coach Steven Gerrard to take over as manager, following the sacking of former boss Lee Johnson earlier this month. The Bristol Post reports Gerrard is the club’s primary target for the position, with the club’s board confident that he can be persuaded south. While there was speculation that the Liverpool great had no intention of leaving Ibrox, sources have reportedly indicated to the Post that Gerrard has not categorically ruled out a potential move.

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20/07/2020

What the papers say Jadon Sancho may need to do some of the heavy lifting if he wants to leave Borussia Dortmund for Manchester United. According to the Daily Mirror, the German club are holding steadfast in their £120million pricetag for the 20-year-old, however United are believed to be unwilling to match their valuation. That means it could be up to Sancho himself to push for the transfer by making it clear that he wants to be at Old Trafford.

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09/07/2020

What the papers say Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg looks to be on his way out of Southampton, with Ajax, Tottenham and Everton all interested in bringing in the 24-year-old, reports the Daily Telegraph.

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08/07/2020

What the papers say Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane is set to renew his interest in Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba. Zidane is said to have been disappointed at missing out on the France international last summer and still views him as an ideal addition to his squad, reports L’Equipe.

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07/07/2020

What the papers say England international Declan Rice is a defensive option for Chelsea, according to The Times. The paper says Blues manager Frank Lampard is looking at the 21-year-old West Ham defender as a possibility at centre-half. Rice supported Chelsea as a child and was a player with their academy for seven years until he was released at the age of 14.

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03/07/2020

What the papers say Manchester City and Chelsea are likely to turn their attentions to Everton left-back Lucas Digne if they can not lure Ben Chilwell from Leicester, according to ESPN. Chelsea have long had their sights on Chilwell but the Foxes’ valuation of £75million could prove a stumbling block. Consequently, the Blues and Sky Blues are contemplating Frenchman Digne, who at 27 would cost considerably less than 23-year-old Chilwell.

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02/07/2020

What the papers say Arsenal could be in with a chance of signing French World Cup winner Antoine Griezmann from Barcelona, the Daily Express reports. The LaLiga giants had high hopes for the 29-year-old forward when they signed him from Atletico Madrid last year, but he has struggled to make an impact at the Nou Camp. Arsenal have emerged alongside Inter Milan as the front-runners to secure his services, with the Gunners’ Matteo Guendouzi and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang possible swap bait.

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01/07/2020

What the papers say Arsenal are looking to offload midfielder Matteo Guendouzi in a swap deal, the Daily Mail reports. The 21-year-old has not figured in the Gunners’ squad for their past two games following his confrontation with Neal Maupay in the 2-1 defeat to Brighton, and Arsenal chiefs have put feelers out to gauge interest in a potential swap.

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30/06/2020

What the papers say Chelsea are poised to sign 19-year-old Angel Gomes, after the Manchester United academy product failed to reach a new deal with the club. The midfielder turned down a deal of around £25,000 per week as he said he has had far better offers elsewhere, including from abroad. Chelsea, however, are said to be keen to land the talented youngster.

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29/06/2020

What the papers say Liverpool are believed to have overtaken Manchester City in the battle to sign Napoli centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly, according to Italian outlet Tuttosport. The Senegal defender has become a hot target around Europe in recent months, and the Reds are hoping to land the 29-year-old in a swap deal involving Dejan Lovren.

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26/06/2020

What the papers say Bayern Munich have reportedly opted out of joining Manchester United and Borussia Dortmund in the pursuit of 16-year-old Birmingham midfielder Jude Bellingham. Citing a report from German newspaper Bild, The Sun says the newly-crowned Bundesliga champions have elected to pass on Bellingham due to their feeling that he is almost certain to join their rivals Dortmund.

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25/06/2020

What the papers say Kalidou Koulibaly looks set to join Manchester City in the next transfer window following reports Liverpool have dropped out of the running to secure the right-footed defender from Napoli. According to the Daily Express, the Reds are instead looking for a left-footed player that can fit in at either centre-back or left-back, leaving City as the lone front-runner for the 29-year-old’s signature.

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24/06/2020

What the papers say Although they were ultimately turned off by Timo Werner‘s high asking price, Liverpool are reportedly keeping a close eye on Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho. According to the Daily Mail, the Reds have the capacity to make a move for the 20-year-old despite Dortmund putting a £100million price tag on the England international.

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23/06/2020

What the papers say Dean Henderson is reported to be dictating terms to Manchester United as the club seeks to re-sign the keeper. The Manchester Evening News says Henderson, who is currently on loan at Sheffield United, will only sign a new contract at Old Trafford if he is guaranteed to be the Red Devils’ first choice in the net.

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22/06/2020

What the papers say Chelsea could already have a back-up plan in mind if they are unsuccessful in their attempts to secure Ben Chilwell from Leicester. According to the Daily Express, the club are willing to turn their attention to Paris St Germain and France left-back Layvin Kurzawa if Chilwell’s hefty asking price proves too big an obstacle.

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19/06/2020

What the papers say Napoli will be looking to sell a number of players over the summer, boosting Manchester United’s chances of bringing in Kalidou Koulibaly according to the Daily Mirror. Koulibaly has been a target for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer but may need to top £80m to bring in the centre back.

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18/06/2020

What the papers say Ryan Fraser has made it known he wants to join Everton, according to the Daily Mail. It was confirmed on Wednesday that the Scotland winger would not be extending his contract at Bournemouth beyond the end of the month and would be leaving on a free transfer. And he is said to have confided in friends he wants a move to the Toffees, while the Daily Star says Tottenham have ended their interest in the 26-year-old.