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Premier League transfer news: Pogba, De Ligt, Bale, Ozil, Rodri, Lukaku, Trippier, Rabiot

Real Madrid plan swap deal for Man Utd’s Paul Pogba as Matthijs de Ligt urged to join Man City

Premier League transfer gossip and rumours

Real’s swap plan for Pogba

Real Madrid look set to sign Chelsea’s Eden Hazard this summer and also remain interested in Manchester United’s Paul Pogba, according to reports.

The Sunday Times says that Real head coach Zinedine Zidane has prioritised both deals and that in order to sign Pogba, the Spanish club could offer a number of players in exchange for the French World Cup winner.

Gareth Bale, Isco and James Rodriguez are three players that could be swapped in the potential Pogba deal. 

Ozil on his way out

Unai Emery is demanding that he be allowed to take an axe to his under-performing Arsenal squad - and Mesut Ozil is first in line for the chop. Playmaker Ozil was at his disinterested worst in last week’s Europa League final humiliation against Chelsea, and Emery reportedly wants Arsenal to sell the German this summer even if the club has to buy out his contract. See more Arsenal transfer news

Lukaku move under threat?

Inter Milan remain keen on signing Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku, but the Italian club’s hopes of completing a deal could be scuppered by financial fair play (FFP) rules. Inter have until 30 June to find £40m in order to comply with FFP. (The Sun)

De Ligt should choose Pep over Messi

Former Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal believes that Ajax captain Matthijs de Ligt should sign for Manchester City.

Dutch defender De Ligt has been linked with United and Barcelona, but the Manchester Evening News reports that Van Gaal has urged the 19-year-old to choose Premier League champions City.

Van Gaal told Fox Sports: “He could play at Barcelona, but he could play for Manchester City also, and in that case I would choose Pep Guardiola over Lionel Messi.”

City have midfield shortlist

Manchester City have drawn up a three-man shortlist as they seek a long-term replacement for midfielder Fernandinho. Atletico Madrid’s £60m-rated star Rodri is City’s No.1 target, but also on their list are Lyon’s Tanguy Ndombele and Real Madrid’s Marcos Llorente. (Sky Sports)

Trippier to join Sarri in Turin?

Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has reportedly told the Europa League winners that he wants to leave the club to join Italian champions Juventus. Sarri looks set to join the Turin giants within the next 48 hours, and on his wish list of new players is Tottenham right-back Kieran Trippier. Manchester United are also keen on the 28-year-old Spurs defender. (Daily Express)

Spurs to back Poch

Tottenham Hotspur will back manager Mauricio Pochettino in the summer transfer market following their 2-0 loss in the Champions League final against Liverpool. Spurs are linked with a number of players including Real Betis midfielder Giovani Lo Celso, Lyon midfielder Tanguy Ndombele, Celta Vigo striker Maxi Gomez and Fulham winger Ryan Sessegnon. (Daily Mirror)

Shaqiri to stay at Anfield

Xherdan Shaqiri has been linked with a move away from Liverpool but the Swiss attacker wants to remain with the European champions. (Daily Express)

Toffees bid for Under

Everton have made a £24m bid for Roma winger Cengiz Under. The Turkey international has been earmarked to freshen up the Goodison attack. (Daily Star)

Race to sign Rabiot

Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Adrien Rabiot has reportedly been offered a £175,000-a-week contract to sign for Manchester United, but it’s claimed that the Frenchman is “angling for a move to Liverpool instead”. (The Guardian)

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