Transfer news LIVE: Mo Salah opens door to shock Liverpool exit – Tottenham, Man City, Everton LATEST gossip and rumours

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TRANSFER NEWS is picking up with the domestic football season on the verge of reaching its conclusion.

The window will open on July 27 and close in October.

Follow all the latest gossip and rumours below…

HOT ROD

Man Utd are reportedly keen to snare Jame Rodriguez away from Real Madrid at the end of the season.

According to the Express, the Red Devils could open talks over a move to bring the Colombian to Old Trafford next week.

They sate that Los Blancos could be willing to accept offers in the region of £23million for him.

Real have already told the playmaker he is free to leave the Bernabeu with Zinedine Zidane deeming him as surplus to requirements.

It has even been claimed that Rodriguez is interested by the idea of playing at Old Trafford.

MO EXIT?

Mohamed Salah has hinted he could leave Liverpool one day after their Premier League title win.

The Egyptian star failed to quash the suggestion he could depart Anfield and just wants to focus on enjoying their current glory.

The 28-year-old has bagged 19 Premier League goals from 33 games this season and has been an integral part of the Reds’ success once again.

And asked about his future during an interview with LA FM Colombia, the winger left his options open.

Salah said: “I just want to enjoy today and enjoy the moment. No one knows the future and what will happen. Let’s see what will happen.

“But at the moment we win the Champions League, we win the Premier League, I’m happy.

“Let’s see what will happen in the future, but I’m very happy to win and achieve those trophies.”

DOUBLE TROUBLE

Frank Lampard is already eyeing up two new signings after Chelsea agree a deal for Bayer Leverkusen playmaker Kai Havertz.

The Daily Mail state the the Blues gaffer is now keen for the club to bring in a new centre-back and left-back.

They state that West Ham star Declan Rice is the man Lampard wants in the heart of his back four.

Ben Chilwell remains Lampard’s No1 full-back choice, but should he be deemed as too costly, Ajax’s Nicolas Tagliafico could be signed instead.

NO AD BREAK

Jurgen Klopp has turned his attention to Leicester winger Harvey Barnes – after being priced out of a move for Wolves’ Adama Traore.

It is thought the Molineux club might want £60million for their flying Spaniard.

And that has left Anfield bean counters looking for an alternative so Klopp can strengthen his title-winning side.

We revealed exclusively in May how Klopp had made Traore his top priority.

But he may now be eyeing up a move for Barnes, with the Mirror stating that Klopp is a fan of his versatility.

However it has been stated that Liverpool may find it hard in luring him away from the King Power Stadium.

SAL SEARCHING

Southampton have had a work permit granted for Mohammed Salisu.

The defender, 21, has completed a medical and agreed a four-year deal with the South Coast side.

Saints exercised a £10.9million release clause in the centre-back’s Valladolid contract. 

GOOD MORNING, TRANSFER FANS

Three 17-year-old sensations are in the transfer spotlight for Premier League giants.

And the only good news is for Manchester City.

Gremio midfielder Diego Rosa is reportedly close to a deal that could be worth £21.5million to his Brazilian top-flight club.

Having said that, City, as well as Chelsea, are missing out on Edouard Michut.

PSG have persuaded the French midfielder to sign a new three-year contract.

Meanwhile, Arsenal target and “new Cristiano Ronaldo” Joelson Fernandes is tipped to similarly extend his deal with Sporting Lisbon.

The Gunners had even been linked with a £13.6million bid for the Portuguese striker.

Arsenal have also been strongly associated with Lille defender Gabriel Magalhaes.

But now Manchester United are rated as the club most likely to hijack Napoli’s offer for the 22-year-old. 

Elsewhere, ex-Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge could he handed a lifeline by Serie B champions Benevento after a ban for breaching betting rules, which led to Trabzonspor cancelling his contract in March. 

SPURS SWAP?

Ralph Hassenhuttl has refused to comment on rumours of Southampton doing a swap deal with Tottenham for Kyle Walker-Peters.

The 23-year-old has been on loan at the Saints since January.

And there have been rumours of the club securing the defender on a permanent deal with St Mary’s midfielder Pierre Emile-Hojbjerg moving to North London.

Walker-Peters has been in decent form for the club since the restart of Premier League games in June.

But Saints boss Hassenhuttl remains coy over whether a permanent move for the star was in the works.

Hassenhuttl said: “Kyle (Walker-Peters) was the one who helped us in this half year and we haven’t decided anything yet if we go with him next season.”

DWIGHT’S ALRIGHT HERE

Manchester United target Dwight McNeil is being urged ignore the Red Devils’ advances.

LancsLive say the Burnley winger has been linked with a move back to the Old Trafford giants who released him at the age of 14.

McNeil, who’s 20, signed, a long-term contract to remain at Turf Moor back in January

The Burnley starlet, who’s netted twice in 37 appearances this term, has impressed boss Sean Dyche with his performances.

And United rivals Man City also rumoured to be pondering a surprise move for the Clarets star.

JOEL BLOW

Arsenal have been dealt a major transfer blow with wonderkid Joelson Fernandes on the brink of signing a new contract at Sporting Lisbon, according to reports.

The Gunners have been closely tracking the Portuguese superstar who is being compared to club legend Cristiano Ronaldo.

It was even reported that Arsenal had launched a £13.6million offer to entice Fernandes to London.

Sporting have been desperate to keep hold of their rising star and were eager to extend his current deal expiring in 2022.

And talkSPORT claim how they have made a major breakthrough in talks and expect Fernandes to sign a new contract this summer.

It will come as a major blow to Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta who has a limited transfer budget to work with in the summer.

SOONER OR LEIGHT-ER

Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti hopes to hear from Leighton Baines about his Everton future before tomorrow’s final game of the season against Bournemouth.

The Italian said during his pre-match press conference: “I think he is going to give us an answer before Sunday.

“I think he will take a decision this week or at the end of the game. We don’t have to wait a lot.

“Before the game I’d like to talk to him about this, as always Leighton is so professional and every decision I take he understands.”

ED-DED OFF A THE PASS

Chelsea and Manchester City have missed out on the signing of French wonderkid Edouard Michut.

The highly-rated 17-year-old has opted to sign a new three-year deal at Paris Saint-Germain to end speculation over his future.

Michut has been labelled as the “new Marco Verratti” after impressing at youth level for the French giants.

He joined PSG’s academy in 2016 and spent the latest campaign playing for the U17’s where he was the most used player.

His potential attracted the interest from clubs across Europe including Barcelona, Juventus, Valencia, Chelsea and Man City.

BRING AND BALL’

Marca claim Dani Ceballos could be heading to Arsenal on a permanent deal.

The Gunners have to raise the £32million needed for the Real Madrid midfielder, who reportedly does no see his future at the Bernabeu.

Ceballos has broken into the Arsenal first team after Matteo Guendouzi irked Mikel Arteta with his pay cheque rant at Brighton’s Neil Maupay.

The centre midfielder, 23, has played 35 games for the Gunners this season and has earned the trust of his Spanish boss.

ANGEL GABRIEL

Manchester United are ready to “hijack” Napoli’s bid for Gabriel Magalhaes, according to reports.

The Lille defender, 22, has been a star name for the Ligue 1 club this term.

And according to Duncan Castles, United are in competition with Everton, Inter and Napoli for the Brazilian.

They will be looking for a new central defender at the Stadio San Paolo with Kalidou Koulibaly likely to leave for greener pastures – and a big fee.

At £22.8million, Gabriel would be a bargain for any buyer, especially when top central defenders have been going for millions more.

DESPERATE DAN?

Serie B champions Benevento are targeting Daniel Sturridge as the former Liverpool striker rebuilds his career after a ban for breaching betting rules.

The ambitious Italians have turned to the Trabzonspor free agent and ex-England star after one-time Chelsea frontman Loic Remy failed a medical.

Former Chelsea and Manchester City ace Sturridge, 30, was “devastated” to be given a four-month suspension from playing in March.

His initial punishment last summer of a six-week ban including four suspended, was upgraded when the FA appealed against the findings of an independent commission.

His fine was also doubled to £150,000, with Trabzonspor cancelling his contract by mutual consent the same day.

But now he is eligible to play again and The Mail report Benevento president Oreste Vigorito as saying: “Sturridge would be an honour for any Italian team.”

PAY CUT FOR ‘LEX

Inter Milan will hold talks with Alexis Sanchez in the hope of agreeing on a wage packet before sealing a permanent switch from Manchester United, according to reports.

The Chilean, who is on an incredible £500,000-a-week at Old Trafford, has spent the season on loan with the Italian side.

Inter are forking out £4.5million of his £18.2m annual salary with United stumping up the rest of the cost.

Sanchez, 31, has scored three times and assisted eight in an injury-hit campaign that has limited him to just nine Serie A starts.

The Nerazzurri will hold talks with the forward and will propose a deal that would see his wages more than halved to around £200,000-a-week.

STONE-FORD BRIDGE

Chelsea could make a move for Manchester City defender John Stones this summer, according to reports.

After the signings of Hakim Ziyech, Timo Werner and their pursuit of Kai Havertz, the Blues will turn their attention to strengthening their defence.

Stones’ name has been thrown into consideration by the Chelsea recruitment team and the England international is on the club’s list of defensive targets, according to website Football Insider.

The 26-year-old’s injury troubles have caused him to fall down the pecking order at the Etihad.

With Man City rumoured to be chasing a new centre-back this summer the ex-Everton man’s future looks to be in doubt.

The Toffees, Arsenal and Newcastle have all been linked with a move for Stones.

LET’S SHAKE ON PALM

Emerson Palmieri is top of Antonio Conte’s transfer wish-list at Inter Milan, according to reports.

The Nerazzuri have made recruiting a left-back their No1 priority in the coming window.

According to Tuttosport, Conte wants to recruit Palmieri to strengthen Inter’s left-flank having not been impressed by Cristiano Biraghi or Kwadwo Asamoah this term.

Emerson has failed to cement a regular place in Chelsea’s starting line-up, since arriving from Roma in 2018.

Cesar Azpilicueta – who normally operates at right-back – has been keeping the 25-year-old out the team and playing on the left in his place.

FAN OF FERRAN

Manchester City are front-runners to sign Valencia’s Ferran Torres after convincing the player to make the switch to the Etihad, according to reports.

The 20-year-old’s contract expires in 2021 and they may be able to get him for a reasonable fee.

According to Super Deporte Valencia owner Peter Lim and Mansour bin Zayed are personal friends, which has opened a channel for negotiations.

SPORTING CHANCE

Manchester United are keeping track of Sporting Lisbon pair Eduardo Quaresma and Nuno Mendes, according to reports in Portugal.

The pair have come through the club’s academy and are hotly tipped to do well at the club.

Quaresma, 18, is a centre back who can also play defensive midfield, while Mendes, also 18, is a left-back.

According to A Bola, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side are prepared to make a tilt for the duo.

Both have £41million release clauses in their contracts, which do not expire till 2025 and Mendes shares agents with Bruno Fernandes in Miguel Pinho.

LAMPS’ POPE HOPE

Chelsea will step up their pursuit of Burnley keeper Nick Pope to replacer Kepa Arrizabalaga.

Blues boss Frank Lampard is keen to bring in the Clarets and England stopper.

Lamps dropped Kepa earlier this season.

Atletico Madrid keeper Jan Oblak, Ajax’s Andre Onana and Dean Henderson of Manchester United have all been on Chelsea’s rader.

But Pope’s hugely impressive displays during lockdown have made him the top contender.

RAYA SUNSHINE

Arsenal and Manchester City are plotting to poach £10m goalkeeper David Raya away from Brentford this summer, according to reports.

The highly-rated Bees stopper has been in scintillating form for the West London side amid their promotion push.

According to 90min, City boss Pep Guardiola has eyed Raya as a replacement for departing back-up keeper Claudio Bravo.

Bravo has had just one season as City’s No1 choice shot-stopper since joining from Barcelona in 2016 and the Gunners were said to be plotting a swoop.

Following the arrival from Ederson a year later, the Chilean international has been limited to just seven Premier League appearances in the last three campaigns.

But they will face a transfer tussle with Arsenal for Raya.

NO NEG-ATIVE

Former Manchester City, Sevilla, Middlesbrough and Valencia striker Alvaro Negredo has said an emotional goodbye to Dubai football team Al Nasr.

The Spaniard said: “Saying goodbye is never easy.

“It has been almost two years living an incredible experience.

Getting to know a new culture, a city that has made me feel at home, a new way to understand football and that has given me the chance to win another title.

“That night will remain forever in my memory.

“It is time to continue my career somewhere else, but my love for this club will always be there.”

#thanks #alnasr #an9

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SMASH ‘N G-RAB

Manchester United are reportedly one of three Premier League clubs that are interested in Juventus midfielder Adrien Rabiot.

The 25-year-old only joined the Old Lady last summer when his contract at Paris Saint-Germain expired, but he could already be on his way out of Italy.

Rabiot has featured in 34 games in all competitions this season, chipping in with just one goal and providing zero assists under Maurizio Sarri.

According to Calciomercato, the Serie A side are willing to listen to offers for the French international.

And this has led Manchester United to consider weighing up a bid for Rabiot, with Juve said to be expecting a ‘big’ bid to come in.

BREAKING

Adam Lallana has reportedly agreed a three-year deal to join Brighton.

The England star will be available on a free transfer next week as he ends his six-year stay at Liverpool.

The midfielder will bring the curtain down on his Reds career against Newcastle on Sunday.

Lallana, 32, found himself sidelined at Anfield this season as Jurgen Klopp’s side surged clear of title rivals Man City.

He signed a short extension last month keeping him at club until the end of the delayed season.

MAKING A MESS OF THE MARKET

Inter Milan are planning a sensational swoop for Lionel Messi next summer, according to reports.

The Argentine is in the midst of a frosty rift with Barcelona chiefs and the Serie A side look set to try and take advantage of the feud with a “2021 assault”.

Messi’s deal runs out next summer and the Italians hope to lure him away from the Nou Camp with a mega money deal, according to Gazzetta dello Sport.

The 33-year-old superstar has bagged 30 goals in all competitions this season.

And Inter’s majority shareholders Suning Group Holdings reportedly believe they can stump up the dough to prise Messi away from the Nou Camp and to the San Siro next season.

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