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Liverpool will reject any Madrid offer for Salah

Liverpool are prepared to reject any approach from Real Madrid for Mohamed Salah, reports the Daily Mail.

Salah has become one of the game’s biggest stars this season, turning in a stunning campaign that has seen him score 43 goals and counting. 

Though Madrid could be prepared to offer up to £200 million, the Reds will turn down any offers and are already considering improving the contract that Salah signed just last summer.

Man Utd to battle City for £50m Jorginho

Manchester United are ready to battle rivals Manchester City for Napoli midfielder Jorginho, according to the Mirror

Goalreported earlier this week that City are nearing a deal for the Brazil-born Italy international, but United still hope to bring Jorginho to Old Trafford next season. 

Any deal for the 26-year-old would likely cost in the region of £50 million.

Man Utd to rival Spurs for Sessegnon

Manchester United will battle Tottenham for Fulham wunderkind Ryan Sessegnon this summer, according to ESPN FC.

At age 17, Sessegnon has won the Championship Player of the Year award, drawing interest from big sides all over Europe with his performances.

Sessegnon is believed to prefer remaining in London, which has bolstered Tottenham’s hopes. 

Though Fulham are keen to hold onto the left-back, United hope to prise him away in the summer with a big-money offer. 

City to resist Madrid offers

Manchester City will turn down any offers from Real Madrid for their stars, according to the Manchester Evening News.

Madrid are set for an off-season overhaul and could bid for several of City’s key players, including Leroy Sane, Kevin De Bruyne, Raheem Sterling and John Stones. 

But City management are set to hold firm and tell Madrid that their star players will not be available at any price.

Barca step up interest in Ruiz

Barcelona have increased their interest in Real Betis midfielder Fabian Ruiz, according to Mundo Deportivo.

The Blaugrana have followed Ruiz for some time but have recently stepped up their interest, sending scouts to watch Betis face Atletico Madrid on Sunday. 

The 22-year-old has a contract through 2023 with Betis, which includes a €30 million release clause. 

Tottenham eye Portuguese trio

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino is eyeing three Portuguese stars this summer, reports the Mirror

In an effort to take the next step forward, Spurs will target Sporting Lisbon’s Gelson Martins, Southampton’s Cedric Soares and Wolves’ Ruben Neves in the summer. 

Martins would be an option on the wing, while Neves would strengthen Spurs in central midfield and Soares would be another option at right-back.  

Leverkusen win Paulinho race

Bayer Leverkusen have won the race to sign highly rated Brazil U-20 star Paulinho, reports Globo Esporte.

The 17-year-old winger has drawn interest from Manchester City, Borussia Dortmund, Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain among others in recent months. 

But it appears the Bundesliga side are set to land the Vasco da Gama ace, who will sign in July when he turns 18.  

Chelsea won’t spend big in the summer

Chelsea are not prepared to spend big on new signings this summer, according to the Evening Standard. 

Manager Antonio Conte is set to depart at the end of the season in part due to his frustration at the Chelsea board failing to back him in the transfer market. 

But whoever succeeds Conte is likely to find that the situation in the market hasn’t changed much, with owner Roman Abramovich unwilling to splash the cash that other Premier League sides will. 

Real Madrid to move for Emre Can

Real Madrid are set to move for impending free agent midfielder Emre Can, according to Don Balon.

The Liverpool star has been strongly linked with Juventus, but has yet to sign a deal with the Italian champions as his contract winds down. 

T​hat has given encouragement to Madrid, who are increasingly confident they’ll be able to land the German international on a free transfer. 

Leno set for Leverkusen exit

Bayer Leverkusen goalkeeper Bernd Leno will depart the club this summer, reports Bild

According to the report Leno has an option to get out of his current contract this summer, though the deal is set to expire in 2020. 

Atletico Madrid, Napoli and Arsenal have all been linked with a move for the 26-year-old Germany international. 

Juventus confident in Darmian signing

Juventus believe that Matteo Darmian will be one of their first announced signings this summer, according to Tuttosport

The 28-year-old defender has fallen out of favour at Manchester United this season, making just six Premier League appearances.

And Juve are hoping to take advantage by bringing the Italy international back to Serie A, where he starred with Torino before moving to Old Trafford in 2015. 

West Ham won’t sign Hart

West Ham will not exercise their purchase option for on-loan goalkeeper Joe Hart, according to Metro

Hart signed with the Hammers on a season-long loan with an option to buy from Manchester City, but a shaky campaign has convinced West Ham that he’s not the long-term solution in goal. 

The 31-year-old will return to City with one year remaining on his contract, and is likely to be sold in the summer. 

Simeone distances himself from Arsenal job

Diego Simeone has distanced himself from the prospect of replacing Arsene Wenger as Arsenal manager. 

With Simeone’s Atletico Madrid side set to take on Arsenal in the Europa League semi-final, the Argentine was questioned about taking over for the outgoing Wenger.

But Simeone insisted that he’s happy in Spain and that he hadn’t been in touch with Arsenal over their upcoming coaching vacancy. 

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West Ham target Mawson and Dunk

West Ham manager David Moyes has made defenders Alfie Mawson and Lewis Dunk his top targets for the summer, reports the Daily Star.

Swansea’s Mawson and Brighton’s Dunk have both enjoyed standout campaigns, with the former earning his first England call-up.

Mawson has also been targeted by Manchester United and Tottenham, and could cost in the region of £40 million.