Liverpool ready £70m for Keita, Madrid back for Hazard

Chelsea’s Eden Hazard has been linked with Real Madrid all summer

Liverpool are ready to bid for RB Leipzig’s £70m-rated Guinea midfielder Naby Keita, 22.(Mirror)

The Reds will not prioritise Keita over Arsenal and England midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, 23, and hope to acquire both players. (Liverpool Echo)

Real Madrid could sign Chelsea’s Belgium forward Eden Hazard, 26, and Monaco and France striker Kylian Mbappe, 18, this summer. (Diario Madrista, via Express)

Everton will complete the signing of Malaga striker Sandro, 21, next week. The Toffees have met the Spaniard’s release clause and he has passed a medical but the La Liga club are refusing to sign release papers until his deal ends on 3 July. (Liverpool Echo)

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Manchester United will not sell Ander Herrera to Barcelona this summer, despite reports the Spanish giants will consider a move for the 27-year-old Spain midfielder if they fail to sign Italy international Marco Verratti, 24, from Paris St-Germain. (Independent)

United could be left disappointed in their pursuit of Inter Milan and Croatia forward Ivan Perisic, 28, as the Italian club need to break even for the financial year, or face a Uefa sanction. (Telegraph)

Chelsea are considering a move for Roma defender Kostas Manolas. The 26-year-old Greece international had been close to a £26m move to Zenit St Petersburg but he has stalled in order to consider his options. (London Evening Standard)

Blues boss Antonio Conte is becoming frustrated at the club’s performance in the transfer market.(Star)

Southampton want Manchester City and Nigeria striker Kelechi Iheanacho, 20, who is valued at £25m. (Sun)

Watford boss Marco Silva is determined to sign Kieran Gibbs from Arsenal. The 27-year-old England left-back has also been linked with Liverpool.(Mirror)

Monaco do not expect to sell Thomas Lemar this summer and have told Arsenal and Tottenham, two of the 21-year-old winger’s suitors, that he is not on the market. (Independent)

But Barcelona are also interested in the France international. (L’Equipe – in French)

Stoke City are closing in on Hull City academy product Josh Tymon and could announce the signing of the 18-year-old defender next week. (Hull Daily Mail)

Brighton manager Chris Hughton has confirmed the club have contacted Liverpool about England Under-21 defender Joe Gomez, 20.(Brighton Argus)

Hull City and Scotland defender Andy Robertson, 23, is a potential target for Liverpool as Jurgen Klopp prepares to sign a left-back this summer. (Liverpool Echo)

Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness has seemingly ruled out the signing of Arsenal’s Chile forward Alexis Sanchez, 28. Hoeness says the German club are intent on signing younger players. (Kicker, via Mail)

Zinedine Zidane’s son Enzo has left Real Madrid to join Alaves. The former France Under-19 midfielder, 22, has signed a three-year deal after failing to get a regular place in the team managed by his father. (FourFourTwo)

Chelsea have enquired about the availability of Bayern Munich and Germany defender Jerome Boateng, 28. (Gianluca di Marzio, via Star)

Midfielder Saul Niguez, 22, wants to stay at Atletico Madrid but, amid interest from Barcelona and Manchester United, the Spain international says he would like more money. (Goal)

West Ham chairman David Gold has played down speculation the club are chasing Arsenal and England midfielder Jack Wilshere, 25, and says the club are searching for two new strikers with Premier League experience.(Talksport)

Liverpool have turned down a number of loan approaches for winger Sheyi Ojo. The 20-year-old has attracted interest from Newcastle, Burnley and Middlesbrough following his success with England at the Under-20s World Cup.(Liverpool Echo)

Newcastle look set to sign Eibar’s French defender Florian Lejeune, 26, and may try to lure striker Andre Gray, also 26, from Burnley. (Newcastle Chronicle)

Atletico Madrid could scupper Swansea City’s attempts to sign Las Palmas’ Spanish midfielder Roque Mesa, 28.(AS, via Wales Online)

Derby County boss Gary Rowett has confirmed Huddersfield Town are keen to sign Rams’ midfielder Tom Ince, but are yet to meet the club’s valuation of the 25-year-old former England Under-21 international.(Derby Telegraph)

Los Angeles FC, who will play in the MLS from 2018, remain hopeful of signing Netherlands midfielder Wesley Sneijder, 33.(ESPN)

But Italian club Sampdoria will rival the American side for the former Ajax, Inter Milan and Galatasaray player.(Sky Italia – in Italian)


Real Madrid striker Cristiano Ronaldo shared an image of him holding his newborn twins. “So happy to be able to hold the two new loves of my life,” wrote the 32-year-old.


Barcelona players past and present have started arriving in Argentina for the wedding of Lionel Messi. The Barca forward has invited the likes of Cesc Fabregas, Samuel Eto’o and Carles Puyol. (Mail)

Former Portsmouth and Leicester striker Steve Claridge will turn out for Salisbury FC – who he manages – on Saturday, aged 51. (Salisbury Journal)

A Nigerian club has sacked 27 players for performing “below expectations”. (The Nation)

Manchester City are expected to field a youth side in the Checkatrade Trophy next season. The club declined to take part last season because of fixture clashes with international youth games. (Telegraph)

Kieran Trippier has signed a new five-year contract at Tottenham Hotspur. The 26-year-old hopes to become the club’s first-choice right-back. (Times)

Journalist Andy Mitten shared an image of five Manchester United greats using public transport. He wrote on Instagram: “I’m in Hong Kong. Group of lads from Manchester on the metro going to play 5-a-side.”

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