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Paper Talk: Man Utd enquire about Serie A duo; Everton make £65m double swoop; Chelsea have Sancho back-up

Manchester United are interested in a Juventus duo, Everton have laid out £65million for two players and Chelsea have a Plan B in case they miss out on Jadon Sancho, all in the papers.



Manchester United have launched enquiries for Juventus stars Douglas Costa and Merih Demiral, claims a report.

Attacker Costa and defender Demiral are believed to be perfect for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad this summer and Tuttosport claim a double deal is on the cards.

The 29-year-old Brazilian Costa has made 14 appearances in Serie A this season but has failed to score, while Demiral, 22, injured his left knee in January and was ruled out for six months.

However, a club statement earlier this month confirmed he had returned to training.



Porto winger Jesus “Tecatito” Corona is a target for Chelsea if they fail to sign Jadon Sancho (Daily Star)

West Ham United have displayed an interest in Rangers centre-back Connor Goldson (FootballInsider 24/7)

Barcelona will look to remove Ousmane Dembele from the club’s wage bill in the summer by placing the French forward on the loan list (Daily Mail)

Chelsea have reportedly set a €35m price-tag for Jorginho amid speculation linking him with a move to Juventus to reunite with Maurizio Sarri (Corriere dello Sport)

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Manchester United have identified Bournemouth ace David Brooks as an alternative to Jadon Sancho in the transfer window  (Daily Star)

Chelsea star Ross Barkley is not overly keen on making the move to Newcastle (Daily Star)

Chelsea have been warned off signing Mauro Icardi this summer from Inter Milan. (Daily Star)

Philippe Coutinho could be set for a surprise return to the Premier League – with Arsenal. (Daily Star)

Jurgen Klopp held a “virtual meeting” with Timo Werner over Easter to discuss a transfer to Liverpool (Sport Bild)

Everton have made a £40m move to sign midfielder Allan, 29, but Napoli want closer to £60m for the Brazilian. (Il Mattino)

Everton have also made a £25m offer to Barcelona for French defender Jean-Claire Todibo, 20, who is currently on loan at Bundesliga side Schalke. (Mail)




Bournemouth owner Maxim Demin came close to selling the Cherries to a Saudi Arabian business consortium in January, only to see the deal break down over a disagreement in the club valuation. (90min)

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Manchester United will grant an extension to let English goalkeeper Dean Henderson, 23, finish the season on loan at Sheffield United with the current deal ending in June. (Telegraph)

Chelsea have decided against using their buy-back clause on Sassuolo’s Ivory Coast international winger Jeremie Boga, 20, who has been linked with a move to Napoli. (Guardian)

Manchester City are reportedly lining up a move for Bayer Leverkusen winger Leon Bailey if, as expected, Leroy Sane leaves the club to join Bayern Munich. (Daily Mirror)

Southampton could step up their interest in Celtic midfielder Olivier Ntcham – with keeper Fraser Forster included in any deal (Scottish Sun)

Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford has received a special recognition award in honour of the charity work he has contributed amid the coronavirus crisis. (Daily Mirror)

Arsenal fans believe that Bukayo Saka may have hinted that he is set to sign a new contract with the club (Evening Standard)

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Everton have been offered AC Milan midfielder Franck Kessie, according to reports in Italy. (Liverpool Echo)

Three key meetings will take place this week with the hope that the Premier League will get the green light to restart on June 19. (Daily Mirror)

Premier League players are ready to give their seal of approval for Project Restart. (Daily Mirror)

On-loan Brazil midfielder Philippe Coutinho, 27, may not play for Bayern Munich again after the Bundesliga leaders decided not to sign him permanently from Barcelona and has been offered to Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham. (Sky Sports)

Odion Ighalo is likely to leave Manchester United on Sunday and return to Shanghai Shenhua, who have offered him a new contract worth more than £75m over four years (The Times)

Chelsea’s Timoue Bakayoko has hinted through his entourage that he’s keen on a permanent return to AC Milan this summer after a successful loan spell last season (Tuttosport)



Chelsea have accepted that they will not find a suitable buyer for Kepa Arrizabalga this summer, and as a result the 25-year-old will remain in the Premier League (The Athletic)


Real Madrid have reportedly joined the race to sign Schalke 04 teenager Rabbi Matondo (Diario)

David Moyes isn’t looking forward to the task of clearing the deadwood from his West Ham squad this summer (Daily Star)

Inter Milan and Argentina striker Mauro Icardi, 27, is moving closer to a permanent transfer to Paris St-Germain for around £54m. (ESPN)

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Midfielder Eboue Kouassi has left Celtic to join Genk on a permanent contract.

Manchester United’s hopes of signing Bayern Munich star Corentin Tolisso have been given a boost after reports that the Bundesliga giants are ready to cash in on the midfielder (Bild)


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