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Premier League transfer news: Maguire, Eriksen, Bale, Sancho, Varane, Higuain

Man City join race to sign Leicester and England defender Harry Maguire

Premier League transfer news and rumours

City also after Maguire

Leicester City centre-half Harry Maguire has been a long-term target for Manchester United but now it’s reported that Manchester City are also keen on the England international.

If City do make a summer move for Maguire it may cost them a whopping £90m fee to land the 26-year-old. (Manchester Evening News/The Sun)

Otamendi in demand

If Harry Maguire moves to Man City could this be the end of Nicolas Otamendi’s Etihad stay? The Argentine defender reportedly wants to leave this summer and West Ham and Wolves are leading the chase for the 31-year-old. (Daily Star)

Is Bale focused on Real?

Gareth Bale’s future at Real Madrid is in doubt after head coach Zinedine Zidane criticised the Welsh forward. When asked about Bale Zidane said he “did not know if he’s focused on Madrid”. The 29-year-old has been linked with a return to the Premier League with Manchester United and Tottenham. (Sky Sports)

Zidane: Varane is going nowhere

While Gareth Bale looks likely to leave Real Madrid one player who is set to stay at the Bernabeu is French defender Raphael Varane. The 26-year-old World Cup winner has been linked with Manchester United and Juventus, but Real boss Zinedine Zidane said: “The positive point of this season finale is that Varane will stay.” (Goal.com)

Higuain set to stay at Chelsea

On-loan Argentine striker Gonzalo Higuain is expected to remain at Chelsea next season. Blues boss Maurizio Sarri said: “It’s difficult to adapt to the Premier League. I think in the next season he will be able to score a lot.” (BBC Sport)

Rodgers wants to keep Tielemans

Youri Tielemans continues to impress at Leicester City and scored in Sunday’s 3-0 win against Arsenal. The on-loan Monaco midfielder has been linked with a number of clubs but Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers is keen for the 21-year-old to sign permanently at the King Power Stadium. Rodgers said: “He’s clearly a player we would like to work with and I understand the fans enjoy watching a player like that.” (Sky Sports)

Hodgson expects Zaha to remain

Crystal Palace forward Wilfried Zaha is a target for Premier League rivals Manchester United, Arsenal and Tottenham. But despite the interest Palace manager Roy Hodgson expects the 26-year-old Ivorian to remain at the club for next season. (The Sun)

Pogba and Lukaku out, Eriksen and Richarlison in?

According to reports Paul Pogba and Romelu Lukaku both look set to leave Manchester United this summer. If this does indeed happen who could Ole Gunnar Solskjaer look to bring in? Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen and Everton forward Richarlison are being lined up at possible replacements. (The Guardian)

‘Nobody needs to get in touch’ about Sancho

England winger Jadon Sancho remains firmly part of Borussia Dortmund’s plans for next season. The German club’s sporting director Michael Zorc said of the 19-year-old: “We did not receive anything [an offer]. We do not expect anything and we do not want anything, because he is on our plans. He will play for Borussia Dortmund next season. Nobody needs to get in touch.” (Daily Mail)

Premier League results

  • Liverpool 5 Huddersfield Town 0 
  • Tottenham Hotspur 0 West Ham United 1 
  • Crystal Palace 0 Everton 0 
  • Fulham 1 Cardiff City 0 
  • Southampton 3 AFC Bournemouth 3 
  • Watford 1 Wolverhampton Wanderers 2 
  • Brighton and Hove Albion 1 Newcastle United 1 
  • Leicester City 3 Arsenal 0 
  • Burnley 0 Manchester City 1 
  • Manchester United 1 Chelsea 1

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