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Napoli demand £139m for Osimhen, Liverpool agree £52m for Manuel Ugarte



Osimhen nets brace In Napoli’s flying start to title defence

Napoli have increased their asking price for Victor Osimhen to 160m euros (£139m) in anticipation of a bidding war for the 24-year-old Nigeria striker. (Il Matino – in Italian)

Tottenham and France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, 36, has an offer to play in Saudi Arabia next season and triple his current salary at Spurs. (Times – subscription required)

Arsenal are set to announce an extension to 21-year-old England forward Bukayo Saka’s contract, which will run until 2028. (Fabrizio Romano)

Newcastle have revived their interest in Leicester’s 26-year-old England midfielder James Maddison. (Telegraph – subscription required)


Liverpool are interested in signing Real Madrid and France midfielder Aurelien Tchouameni, 23, even if it initially means a loan deal. (90min)

Tottenham want to secure a replacement for former managing director Fabio Paratici before finalising plans to bring in a new manager. (Mirror)

Manchester City have turned their attention to Chelsea’s 29-year-old Croatia midfielder Mateo Kovacic as an alternative to England midfielder Jude Bellingham, 19, who is set to join Real Madrid from Borussia Dortmund(Football Insider)

Liverpool are poised to sign Hannover 96’s 34-year-old former Germany international Ron-Robert Zieler as a backup goalkeeper. (Bild – in German)


Wolves are interested in signing Coventry City and Sweden striker Viktor Gyokeres, 24. (Sky Sports)

Paris St-Germain are set to lose France forward Kylian Mbappe with Real Madrid’s pursuit of the 24-year-old back on. (Telegraph – subscription required)

AC Milan’s 23-year-old Portugal forward Rafael Leao, who has been linked with Liverpool and Chelsea, has signed a new five-year contract with the Italian club. (Athletic – subscription required)

Liverpool are ready to meet the 60m euros (£52m) release clause for Sporting Lisbon’s 22-year-old Uruguay midfielder Manuel Ugarte. (Record – in Portuguese)

Manchester United are monitoring Inter Milan’s 25-year-old Argentina striker Lautaro Martinez. (Football Insider)


England goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale, 24, is close to agreeing a new long-term contract at Arsenal(ESPN)

Sunderland are planning to offer Jack Clarke a new contract to fend off interest from Crystal Palace and Brentford in the 22-year-old English forward. (Teamtalk)

Barcelona‘s 26-year-old Brazilian forward Raphinha, who has been linked with Newcastle, has rubbished claims he is open to a move away from the Nou Camp this summer. (Chronicle Live)


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