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Madrid make Salah top priority

Real Madrid have made Liverpool star Mohamed Salah their top priority for the summer, claims Don Balon.

The Blancos are preparing for a summer of big signings after falling well short of Barcelona in the race for the La Liga title. 

Madrid president Florentino Perez is prepared to bid €200 million for the new PFA Player of the Year, who has been sensational in his first campaign with the Reds. 

Pogba: I have no problem with Mou

As transfer rumours swirl, Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has insisted that he has no problem with manager Jose Mourinho. 

Reports of a deteriorating relationship between the pair and a lack of playing time in 2018 have led to reports that the France international could be leaving Old Trafford.

But Pogba says he isn’t thinking about a transfer and is only focused on the Red Devils. 

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‘Neymar must join Madrid to be the best’

Former Barcelona and Brazil star Rivaldo says that PSG star Neymar must join Real Madrid if he is to be considered the best player in the world.

Neymar only joined PSG last summer from Barcelona, but he is reportedly unsettled in France and could be set to make a swift departure.

Real Madrid have been the club most strongly linked with a move for the 26-year-old, who could sensationally join his former club’s biggest rivals. 

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Lingard set for pay rise

Manchester United star Jesse Lingard is set to be rewarded for his strong campaign with a pay rise, reports The Sun.

Lingard is currently on £85,000-a-week, but will receive a bump up to £100,000-a-week after tallying 13 goals and six assists in all competitions this season.

Pochettino wants financial backing

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino wants to be given sufficient financial backing if he’s to stay at the club, according to The Telegraph.

Spurs will end 2017-18 without a trophy after falling to Manchester United in the FA Cup semi-final at the weekend, underlining the club’s need for reinforcements.

Wilfried Zaha is at the top of Tottenham’s wish list, and the club also wants to sign Harry Kane, Dele Alli, Christian Eriksen, Jan Vertonghen and Hugo Lloris to new contracts. 

Arsenal at risk of losing GK prospect

Arsenal academy goalkeeper Arthur Okonkwo could be set to leave the club due to a contract stand-off, according to the Mirror

The 16-year-old is considered a potential future starter for the Gunners, but has yet to agree to a professional deal. 

RB Leipzig and Celtic are among the clubs hoping to swoop in with a move for the England U-17 international. 

Navas will be at Madrid for many years – Perez

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez says that goalkeeper Keylor Navas will be at the club for many years to come.

The Costa Rican’s future has been questioned this season, as Madrid have been linked with moves for the likes of Alisson and David de Gea.

But the club’s president has attempted to cool speculation that Navas could be replaced this summer. 

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Newcastle looking at £20m King

Newcastle are hoping to move for Bournemouth striker Joshua King, reports The Sun.

Rafa Benitez wants to upgrade his attacking options this summer, and the Spaniard has identified the 26-year-old as an ideal candidate.

The Norway international would likely cost the Magpies around £20 million.

Wenger to be offered PSG president role

Departing Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger will be offered the chance to become president of Paris Saint-Germain, reports the Mirror

Wenger will leave the Gunners after the season ends, and has set his sights on another management job in football. 

But PSG are preparing to test his resolve to stay on the touchline by offering him an opportunity to run the French club. 

Jorginho prefers City over United

Napoli midfielder Jorginho would prefer to join Manchester City over their local rivals Manchester United, according to The Sun.

City are keen to bolster their midfield this summer, with Bayern Munich’s Thiago Alcantara and Shakhtar Donetsk’s Fred also on their radar.

But they could be about to usurp United in the race for Italy international Jorginho, with the player’s agent having met both clubs during a recent visit to England.

Batshuayi bid being readied by Dortmund

Borussia Dortmund are keen to sign Michy Batshuayi on a permanent basis from Chelsea this summer.

The Belgium international striker moved to Germany on loan during the January transfer window  and scored nine goals in 14 appearances before suffering an ankle injury.

It may be that he has played his last game for Dortmund, with a return to Stamford Bridge set to be made, but the Bundesliga outfit will be asking questions of Chelsea once the managerial picture in west London becomes a little clearer.

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Rakitic desperate for Iniesta stay

Ivan Rakitic is desperate for Andres Iniesta to quash speculation over his Barcelona future and commit to remaining at the club where he has established himself as “one of the greatest players in history”.

Iniesta is reportedly on the brink of a move, with Chinese Super League side Chongqing Lifan tipped as the 33-year-old’s next destination .

But, speaking after Barca’s 5-0 Copa del Rey final triumph over Sevilla, in which Iniesta scored the fourth goal, Rakitic expressed his desire to see his team-mate stick around.

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Lopes refuses to rule out Man City return

Rony Lopes insists he wants to repay Monaco’s faith and win titles with the Ligue 1 side, though the former Manchester City attacker has refused to rule out a return to the Etihad Stadium in the future.

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Lopes has flourished in his first full season at Monaco following a loan spell with Lille, scoring 15 goals in all competitions for Leonardo Jardim’s men in 2017-18.

But Lopes’ connection to Premier League champions City runs deep as some of his family still live in Manchester, despite him swapping England for France in 2015.

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