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Premier League transfer news: Mane, Hazard, Chilwell, Maddison, Felix, De Ligt, Pepe

Sadio Mane is happy at Liverpool despite Real Madrid rumours

Premier League transfer gossip and rumours

Mane: I’m happy at Anfield

Liverpool striker Sadio Mane is once again linked with a move to Real Madrid but the Senegal star insists he is happy at Anfield.

Speaking ahead of Saturday’s Champions League final against Tottenham Mane said of the rumours: “This is always part of football so we have to deal with it but for me the most important thing is Liverpool and I’m happy here.

“I’m preparing for one of the biggest games for the club, the fans and players as well, so let’s focus on this one first and win it.

“It’s always a pleasure that this kind of team wants you but don’t forget Liverpool. We beat big teams.” (The Guardian/Sky Sports)

Atletico bid £71m for Chilwell

According to reports Atletico Madrid have made a massive £71m offer for Leicester City left-back Ben Chilwell. The Spaniards, however, will face competition from Premier League champions Manchester City to sign the England international. (The Sun)

Spurs could move for Maddison

Another Leicester City star linked with a big-money move is James Maddison. The playmaker, 22, is being “eyed up” by Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino. (Daily Mirror)

Pochettino targets Bergwijn

Tottenham are leading the chase for PSV Eindhoven winger Steven Bergwijn. The 21-year-old Dutch international is also wanted by Manchester United and Ajax. (Sky Sports News)

Pepe is popular

Liverpool have been in contact with the agent of Lille forward Nicolas Pepe. The 23-year-old is also a target for Manchester United, Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain. (Daily Star

New challenge for Hazard

After scoring twice in last night’s Uefa Europa League final Chelsea star Eden Hazard admitted that he is likely to leave this summer. The Belgian netted a brace in the 4-1 win over Arsenal in Baku. When interviewed by BT Sport after the game the Real Madrid target said: “I think it’s a goodbye, but in football you never know. We will decide in a few days - the only target in my mind was to win this final. Maybe now it is the time for a new challenge.”

Today’s back pages: Eden Hazard’s golden goodbye proves he’s the Real deal

De Ligt decision

The will-he-or-won’t-he speculation concerning the likely next destination of Ajax captain Matthijs de Ligt continues. Barcelona remain favourites to sign the 19-year-old but Manchester United and Real Madrid are also keen. See more Man Utd transfer news

Solskjaer’s sale deadline

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has set a 12-month deadline for a mass clearout at Old Trafford. Solskjaer wants to sell 14 players over the next year and on the exit list are Romelu Lukaku, Alexis Sanchez, Ashley Young and Nemanja Matic. (The Sun

Hammers release four

West Ham United have confirmed that Andy Carroll, Adrian, Samir Nasri and Toni Martinez will leave the club when their contracts expire at the end of June. (The Daily Telegraph)

Gunners target Leipzig star

German club RB Leipzig are aware of Arsenal’s interest in centre-back Dayot Upamecano. The Gunners are yet to make an official bid for the 20-year-old Frenchman. (ESPN

Rivals want Felix

Manchester United have been joined by rivals Manchester City in the battle to sign Benfica star Joao Felix. Valued at £105m, the 19-year-old attacker is also linked with Real Madrid. (The Sun)


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