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July 12, 2019

What the papers say Manchester United are confident a compromise can be reached with Leicester in their pursuit of Harry Maguire, according to The Sun. But they have dropped their interest in Newcastle’s Sean Longstaff after being quoted £50million for him.

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July 2, 2019

What the papers say Chelsea are close to naming former player Frank Lampard as their new manager, according to the Mail. It says the current Derby boss will return to Stamford Bridge on a three-year, £4million-a-year deal, which could be confirmed within the next couple of days, and reportedly includes a bonus for Champions League qualification.

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July 1, 2019

What the papers say Arsenal could be facing competition in their pursuit for Kieran Tierney, the Mail reports. Napoli manager Carlo Ancelotti is said to be a long-term admirer of the Celtic left-back and could threaten the Gunners’ £15million bid, the paper says.

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June 28, 2019

What the papers say Newcastle are drawing up a shortlist to replace Rafael Benitez, with Porto boss Sergio Conceicao among those being considered for the manager’s job, the Mail says. St James’ Park officials have been in touch with 44-year-old Conceicao, who is reportedly not ruling out the prospect of a move, the paper says.

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June 27, 2019

What the papers say Manchester United look to have ended their chase for Leicester City ace Harry Maguire after hearing the Foxes’ price tag. According to the Mirror, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had targeted the centre-back as he aims to rebuild his team over the summer but the paper now reports that the Red Devils will walk away from a making an offer after Leicester wanted £90million plus £10million in add-ons. United were hoping to pay around £60million, the paper says.

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June 24, 2019

What the papers say Leicester City’s Harry Maguire could seal an £80million switch to Manchester City this week, according to the Daily Mirror. The 26-year-old is ready to join City over rivals Manchester United, who have also been pushing to land him, in a world record transfer for a defender, the paper says.

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June 7, 2019

What the papers say Lucas Digne may be on his way out of Everton, with Tottenham looking for a deal which could see Danny Rose go in the opposite direction, the Daily Mirror says. Mauricio Pochettino was interested in the French defender when he left Barcelona, the paper adds.

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June 6, 2019

What the papers say Real Madrid are keen on signing Tottenham and Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen but the Champions League finalists will be looking for bids north of £130million, according to the Daily Mirror. Eriksen only has a year left on his contract but Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is holding out for a big fee.

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June 5, 2019

What the papers say Tottenham’s protracted move for Giovani Lo Celso has taken another turn with Real Betis reported to be willing to agree on a £70million fee, the Daily Mirror says. The Champions League finalists had put forward a £62m bid which was turned down.

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June 4, 2019

What the papers say The saga of Eden Hazard‘s future at Stamford Bridge has taken another twist, reports the Evening Standard. The Belgium winger’s hopes at sealing a move to Real Madrid this week have been dealt a blow by the reported imminent departure of Maurizio Sarri as head coach, the paper says.

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June 3, 2019

What the papers say Tottenham have drawn up a wishlist of four players as they hope to mount a fresh assault on the Premier League and Champions League next season. Real Betis playmaker Giovani Lo Celso and Lyon midfielder Tanguy Ndombele are the top targets, with Maxi Gomez from Celta Vigo and Fulham’s Ryan Sessegnon also being linked with a move to North London, according to the Daily Mirror.

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May 31, 2019

What the papers say Real Madrid are set to make a fresh £106million bid for Chelsea’s Eden Hazard in the next few days, according to the Daily Telegraph. The Spanish giants had an opening offer for the 28-year-old Belgian rejected in March but further talks are now expected to take place, the paper reports. Hazard conceded he was likely to have played his last game for Chelsea after scoring twice in their Europa League final victory over Arsenal on Wednesday.

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May 30, 2019

What the papers say Atletico Madrid have made a move for Leicester left-back Ben Chilwell, according to reports. The Sun says the Spanish giants have reportedly offered £71million for the 22-year-old, who has five years left on his contract at Leicester. However, the LaLiga side could face competition from Manchester City, who have been keen to sign the England defender to replace Benjamin Mendy, the paper adds.

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