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Paper Talk: £67m Liverpool target could be sold; Man Utd chase brilliant left-back; Arsenal line up £6m bargain recruit

Liverpool have Diego Carlos back on their radar, Manchester United prepare to sign a £10m left-back and Arsenal are plotting a move for a bargain £6m central defender, all in the papers.



Sevilla director of football Monchi could look to sell some of the LaLiga club’s assets this summer to ease the financial burden left by the coronavirus.

That’s the news, according to Marca via The Daily Express and Jurgen Klopp “has added Sevilla star Diego Carlos to his summer transfer shortlist”.

The 27-year-old centre-back has a £67million release clause in his contract and an impressive debut season in La Liga since joining Sevilla from Nantes for £16m last summer has seen him come to the attention of Klopp.

Barcelona, Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid are all tracking the powerful defender, who is under contract until 2024.

Liverpool have been linked with Carlos previously and the Express had a very similar story in April with Klopp then keen to bring Carlos in alongside Virgil van Dijk.

There appears to be very little new in the Express’ story today.


Everton striker Moise Kean will reportedly be given the green light to join Roma on loan for the 2020-21 campaign (Corriere dello Sport)

Barcelona have lowered their valuation of 26-year-old French defender Samuel Umtiti to just £27m, amid interest from Manchester United and Arsenal. (Sport)

Manchester United have made recruiting a new centre-back their top priority this summer, and manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer now has a clear path to signing Napoli’s 28-year-old Senegal international Kalidou Koulibaly, with Paris St-Germain no longer interested. (Express)

Juventus and Bosnia-Herzegovina midfielder Miralem Pjanic, 30, will turn down a move to the Premier League this summer, with Chelsea among the clubs interested. (Mundo Deportivo)

Barcelona remain interested in signing highly-rated Brescia midfielder Sandro Tonali this summer (La Stampa)

Chelsea are preparing for Valencia to make a bid to sign Kepa Arrizabalaga this summer, according to reports in Spain. (Express)

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has added Sevilla star Diego Carlos to his summer transfer shortlist and the 27-year-old centre-back has a £67m release clause in his contract. (Express)

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Arsenal are reportedly weighing up a summer move for Besiktas centre-back Domagoj Vida, who could be available for as little as £6million in the upcoming transfer window. (Express)

Newcastle’s takeover has been given the green light as Premier League bosses have finally approved the £300m Saudi deal (The Sun)

Romelu Lukaku says he will “never forgive” Andre Villas-Boas for leaving him out of Chelsea’s Champions League-winning squad in 2012. (The Sun)

Gareth Bale was reportedly rejected by an MLS club due to eye-watering wage demands. (The Sun)

Barcelona are reportedly prepared to allow seven players to leave on swap deals to ensure Lautaro Martinez signs from Inter Milan this summer. (The Sun)

Serge Aurier’s latest lockdown lapse could cost him £140,000. (The Sun)

N’Golo Kante was back at Chelsea on Thursday for a second day of testing – a day after being given compassionate leave due to his fears over coronavirus. (The Sun)

Davide Zappacosta “would love to stay” at Roma as he nears a return to action following a serious knee injury (Sky Sport Italia)

QPR captain Grant Hall has joined a growing camp of players who think it is too dangerous for football to return. (The Sun)

Real Madrid and Manchester United could be forced to wait two years to sign 19-year-old Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland, with the Norwegian’s 75m euro release clause not active until 2022. (Evening Standard)

Arsenal are planning a £25m transfer move for Dortmund’s 24-year-old Switzerland defender Manuel Akanji, after talks began in January. (Sun, Mail)

Wolves are one of the club interested in Real Madrid starlet Oscar Rodriguez (Mundo Deportivo)


Arsenal have joined Everton in targeting Juventus’ French midfielder Adrien Rabiot, 25, and hope he can form a partnership with compatriot Matteo Guendouzi, 21. (Le10 Sport)

Tottenham Hotspur’s 29-year-old defender Danny Rose, who is on loan at Newcastle United, has revealed he wants to play for Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers – but joked that Foxes left-back and England team-mate Ben Chilwell, 22, would “have to be bought first”. (Mail)

Paris St-Germain remain open to signing Arsenal’s 30-year-old Gabon forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who has one year left on his contract at Emirates Stadium. (Le10 Sport)

Leicester lead Manchester City, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Everton in the pursuit of Celtic and Norway defender Kristoffer Ajer, 22. (

Dortmund and Germany midfielder Emre Can, 26, says he would never sign for Manchester United because his “heart would not allow it” after playing for Liverpool. (Bild)

Crystal Palace are ready to make a move for Bournemouth winger Ryan Fraser. The player favours a move to Tottenham, but manager Jose Mourinho is unconvinced of the 26-year-old Scotland international’s suitability for a top-six club. (Express)

Manchester United are putting together a £10m package for Sporting Lisbon’s 17-year-old Portuguese left-back Nuno Mendes, after former Old Trafford winger Nani recommended his compatriot (Star)




Gareth Bale can prove he is still one of the world’s best players by moving to Newcastle United – says Brazilian legend Ronaldo. (Daily Mirror)

Arsenal have reportedly entered negotiations over a move to sign Adrien Rabiot, as Juventus bid to raise funds for a possible swoop for Manchester United’s Paul Pogba. (Daily Mirror)

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