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Roma in for Bailey


Roma are interested in signing Bayer Leverkusen winger Leon Bailey, reports Corriere dello Sport.

The Serie A side are looking for a replacement for Malcom, who appeared set to join earlier this week before abruptly signing with Barcelona instead. 

David Neres of Ajax is also on Roma's wish-list, while Borussia Dortmund's Christian Pulisic has been deemed too expensive. 

Puel hoping to keep Maguire and Schmeichel


Claude Puel is confident sought-after World Cup stars Harry Maguire and Kasper Schmeichel will still be at Leicester City when the transfer window closes.

Offers are expected to fly in for the key pair following their widely-praised exploits in Russia.

Puel, though, insists they are simply too important to be sold this close to the Premier League season.

"I think we can keep both players. It is crucial for us," the Foxes boss told reporters after a 2-1 friendly loss to Udinese in Austria.

Read the rest of his comments here!

Everton agree €25m Digne fee with Barcelona


Everton and Barcelona have come to an agreement over a fee for France international left-back Lucas Digne, Goal can confirm.

The Toffees have agreed to sign the former Roma and Paris Saint-Germain star for a value between €22 million (£19.5m/$25.6m) and €25m (£22m/$29m) once bonuses are included.

Read more here!

Ancelotti not interested in Cavani return


Carlo Ancelotti is not interested in continued speculation linking Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani with a return to Napoli.

With PSG determined to retain Neymar and Kylian Mbappe but reportedly needing to raise funds, the Uruguay international has been linked with a return to Serie A.

See what Ancelotti had to say here!

Napoli not keen on Balotelli


Outspoken Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis has rubbished rumours suggesting Mario Balotelli could be headed for Stadio San Paolo.

Balotelli, 27, is believed to be intent on leaving Nice after two seasons with the Ligue 1 side, having skipped training at the start of Patrick Vieira's tenure as coach

Full story here!

Milinkovic-Savic & Icardi wanted by Real Madrid


Serie A pair are top targets for Merengue president Perez

Real Madrid have turned their attentions to Serie A, with Sergej Milinkovic-Savic and Mauro Icardi their top targets, claims Don Balon

Icardi is a long-term favourite of Madrid president Florentino Perez, and could be lured from Inter to replace Cristiano Ronaldo. 

Lazio's Milinkovic-Savic has also attracted attention in the current window, although his club are reluctant to sell one of their biggest stars.

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Barca & Inter want Agoume


Barcelona and Inter are keeping close tabs on 16-year-old French midfielder Lucien Agoume, France Football claims.

The report suggests that Sochaux have received and rejected a number of bids for the youngster's signature already this summer.

Utd's Bailly not for sale


Eric Bailly has been told that he is not for sale by Manchester United, Manchester Evening News reports.

While Jose Mourinho is actively pursuing a new centre-back as he plans a defensive reshuffle, with Harry Maguire and Toby Alderweireld high up the list, Bailly has been reassured that his future is safe at Old Trafford.

Indeed, the report claims Marcos Rojo is the most likely defender to get the chop.

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Prem trio chasing Mawson


Fulham, Burnley and West Ham have opened negotiations with Swansea over signing Alfie Mawson, Sky Sports reports.

The Swans want at least £20 million for the centre-back, with West Ham having had an earlier bid rejected by the Welsh side.

Burnley are looking for another defender as they prepare for Europe, while Fulham are said to be eager to recruit another stopper after signing Maxime Le Marchand.

Barca to keep Munir


Munir El Haddadi appears set to stay at Barcelona after initial speculation over his future at Camp Nou, Sport reports.

Barca's plan was allegedly to allow Munir to leave and hold on to Paco Alcacer, however the Liga champions are now willing to sell Alcacer for the €30m they initially paid for him.

Ernesto Valverde himself has taken a shine to Munir in pre-season and hopes to use the 22-year-old as a back-up attacker.

Leicester want Djene


Leicester City are ready to offer Getafe €35 million to sign Djene, France Football claims.

With Harry Maguire seemingly being ferociously pursued by Manchester United, The Foxes feel the 26-year-old Togo centre-back would be a suitable replacement if the England international leaves.

Besiktas in talks for Mignolet


Besiktas have made contact with Liverpool regarding a possible transfer for Simon Mignolet, according to Sky Sports.

Having sold Fabri to Fulham last week, the Turkish side are in the market for a new keeper and feel that Mignolet would be relatively easy to sign due to Alisson's arrival at Anfield.

Lewandowski makes final push for Bayern exit


The Poland striker still has his heart set on a move

Robert Lewandowski will make a final attempt to convince Bayern Munich to let him leave this summer, Sky Sport claims.

Bayern have been determined to hold on to the 29-year-old striker, but Lewandowski will have a talk with coach Niko Kovac to try to convince them to let him gi.

Dortmund open to Pulisic sale


Borussia Dortmund will allow young American attacker Christian Pulisic to leave the club this summer if an offer of over €70 million (£62m/$82m) comes in, according to Bild.

The report states that BVB have been trying to get the 19-year-old to sign a new deal in recent weeks, but the player himself has stalled talks over a renewal.

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Madrid decide against Hazard move


Real Madrid boss Julen Lopetegui has decided against trying to sign Eden Hazard from Chelsea, AS reports.

The Spanish outlet claims the new Blancos boss will instead place his faith in Isco and, to a lesser extent, Marco Asensio.

It is said that Lopetegui would rather not overspend on a 'Galactico' signing this summer, with Chelsea reportedly demanding €200m for Hazard, while moves for Neymar and Kylian Mbappe are off the table for now.

Chelsea accept Utd's Willian bid


Chelsea have decided to accept Manchester United's offer of €75 million (£66m/$87m) for Willian, according to Tuttosport.

The Italian outlet claims Jose Mourinho will be reunited with one of his favourite Brazilians at Old Trafford, while also stating that Gary Cahill is a potential target for the Portuguese manager.

Theo closing in on Sociedad loan


Real Madrid left-back Theo Hernandez is nearing a season-long loan move to Real Sociedad, reports AS

Theo joined Madrid last summer from Atletico and made 13 La Liga appearances, failing to make a big impact in his first season at the Bernabeu. 

Madrid are still high on the 20-year-old's potential, and feel a loan move could be good for his development. 

Leicester set to bid £35m for Lascelles


Could this be the key to Man Utd's pursuit of Harry Maguire?

Leicester City are set to make a £35 million ($46m) bid for Newcastle defender Jamaal Lascelles, claims The Sun.

Lascelles, 24, is in high demand after starring for Newcastle last season, though the Magpies are determined to keep hold of him.

Leicester's bid could be a sign they are resigned to losing Harry Maguire, who could make a big-money move to Manchester United. 

Wolves and Porto after Pepe


Wolves and Porto are chasing Besiktas centre-back Pepe, reports Fanatik

The 35-year-old joined the Turkish club ahead of last season after spending 10 years at Real Madrid, making 35 appearances in 2017-18.

Besiktas value the veteran defender at €7 million. 

Everton close in on Digne


Everton are nearing the signing of Barcelona left-back Lucas Digne, according to the Liverpool Echo.

The Toffees still have work to do to complete a move for the 25-year-old, but they are confident a deal will be done. 

Everton director of football Marcel Brands travelled to Barcelona this week to continue the club's pursuit of Digne and his team-mate Yerry Mina. 

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Palace step up pursuit of Ings


Crystal Palace have stepped up their pursuit of Liverpool striker Danny Ings, according to The Guardian.

The 26-year-old has determined that he must leave Anfield in search of more playing time, and Roy Hodgson is keen to bring the forward to Selhurst Park. 

Leicester City, Newcastle United and Southampton are also interested in Ings, for whom Liverpool will demand £20 million ($26m).

Chelsea demand £200m for Hazard


The Blues will require a world-record fee to part with the Belgian star.

Chelsea will demand £200 million ($262m) to sell Eden Hazard, reports the Daily Mail.

The Blues hope their price tag acts as a deterrent for Real Madrid, who are keen on landing Hazard to help replace Cristiano Ronaldo. 

The £200m fee would eclipse the current world record of £198m ($259m), paid by PSG to land Neymar last summer.

Barca turn to N'Zonzi as Rabiot alternative


Barcelona have turned their attention toward signing Sevilla midfielder Steven N’Zonzi, according to Mundo Deportivo.

The Blaugrana have been looking for central midfield reinforcements, but have grown impatient in their pursuit of PSG"s Adrien Rabiot. 

N’Zonzi desires a move to the Camp Nou and has a release clause of €40 million (£36m/$47m). 

Wolves close in on £25 Rojo move


Wolves are nearing a £25 million ($33m) move to sign Manchester United defender Marcos Rojo, reports The Telegraph.

The Red Devils are looking to raise funds ahead of a big-money bid for Leicester City's Harry Maguire, and the Argentina international appears to be on his way out. 

Leicester are still hoping to hang on to Maguire, readying an improved contract offer for the centre-back. ​

Chelsea to meet Juve over Higuain, Rugani & Caldara


Blues could make multiple signings from the Italian champions

Goal understands Chelsea and Juventus are set to hold talks on Saturday in Nice over the potential transfers of three players. 

Centre-backs Daniele Rugani and Mattia Caldara, as well as striker Gonzalo Higuain could potentially be on their way to Stamford Bridge. 

Read the full story right here on Goal!

Milan interested in Bakayoko


AC Milan have added Chelsea midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko to their wish-list, according to Gianluci Di Marzio.

The 23-year-old moved to Chelsea from Monaco last summer, but struggled to establish himself during his first season at Stamford Bridge. 

The San Siro club have also identified Red Bull Salzburg midfielder Diadie Samassekou as a potential target. 

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Markovic set to leave Liverpool


Lazar Markovic is set to leave Liverpool, with Olympiacos and Standard Liege in talks with the Reds over a transfer, reports Sky Sports News.

The 24-year-old arrived at Liverpool in 2014 but has not featured for the club since 2015, taking in several loans over the previous three seasons. 

Markovic has spent time with Fenerbahce, Sporting Lisbon, Hull and Anderlecht since the 2015-16 season began. 

City accept Fulham's £16m Zinchenko bid


Manchester City have accepted a £16 million ($21m) bid from Wolves for Oleksandr Zinchenko, reports the Mirror

The newly promoted side are keen on the 21-year-old, who can play left-back or left midfield. 

Though City have already accepted the bid, Zinchenko has still expressed a desire to stay with the Premier League champions.