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Premier League transfer news: Rodriguez, Maguire, Asensio, Sane, Felix, Perisic

EPL and European clubs are keen to sign James Rodriguez from Real Madrid

Premier League transfer news and rumours

Rodriguez on the radar

A number of Premier League and European clubs are interested in signing James Rodriguez from Real Madrid.

The Colombian playmaker has spent the past two seasons on loan at Bayern Munich, but the Daily Mirror reports he has decided against extending his stay in Germany.

What next then for the 27-year-old? A move to the EPL could be on the cards with Liverpool, Manchester United and Arsenal all interested. However, the trio will face competition from Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain.

Asensio not for sale

Tottenham Hotspur have made contact with Real Madrid to start negotiations for Spanish international Marco Asensio. However, the La Liga giants have told Spurs that the 23-year-old midfielder is not for sale. (AS)

Sane out, Felix in?

Manchester City are braced for a big-money bid to come from Bayern Munich for winger Leroy Sane. Should the German international leave the Etihad it would free up funds for City to move for Benfica attacker Joao Felix. (Daily Mail)

£15m for Delph

Another player who could be on his way out of Manchester City is Fabian Delph. The 29-year-old England midfielder would be available for £15m and this will interest a number of Premier League clubs. (The Sun)

City’s sheikh up

The Sun’s back page today says that Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is planning a summer “sheikh” up of his squad. The treble winners are chasing Leicester defender Harry Maguire, Atletico Madrid’s Rodri and Benfica’s Joao Felix. City will have to break the £75m world-record fee for a defender to sign England star Maguire. See today’s back pages.

United eye Rabiot and De Ligt

Manchester United are linked with two of European football’s hottest talents. Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Adrien Rabiot and Ajax defender Matthijs de Ligt are both on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s wanted list this summer. See more Man Utd transfer news here.

Perisic plus cash for Lukaku

Inter Milan are keen on Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku. The Italians are poised to offer £30m plus Croatia winger Ivan Perisic to bring Belgian star Lukaku to Serie A. (Gazzetta dello Sport)

Is Trippier Naples-bound?

Tottenham will allow England right-back Kieran Trippier to leave the club this summer. Italian side Napoli are in pole position to sign the 28-year-old in a deal worth £25m. (Independent)

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