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Premier League transfer news: Felix, Salah, Aubameyang, Pogba, Maddison, Origi

Man Utd, Man City, Real Madrid and Juventus battle to sign Benfica’s Joao Felix

Premier League transfer gossip and rumours

Fight for Felix

Benfica starlet Joao Felix is at the centre of a transfer tug of war between Manchester United, Manchester City, Real Madrid and Juventus.

The Daily Mirror reports that the Manchester rivals will watch Felix in action for Portugal in Wednesday’s Nations League semi-final against Switzerland.

The 19-year-old scored 18 goals in 33 games for Benfica this season and the Portuguese club are demanding a fee of around £120m for a player tagged as the “next Cristiano Ronaldo”.

Real face Salah competition

According to reports in Spain, Real Madrid are keen on Liverpool star Mohamed Salah but the Bernabeu club know they will face competition from Bayern Munich and Manchester United for the 26-year-old Egyptian. (AS)

Aubameyang to China?

Two Chinese Super League clubs are interested in signing Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. The 29-year-old has impressed since signing from Borussia Dortmund 18 months ago and it’s claimed that the clubs in China – thought to be Guangzhou Evergrande and Shanghai SIPG – are willing to offer him a £300,000-a-week salary. (The Times)  

Juve want Pogba return

Manchester United have been informed of Juventus’s interest in re-signing Paul Pogba. The French midfielder spent four seasons with Juve before rejoining United in 2016. (Sky in Italy)

United target Maddison

Leicester City’s £60m-rated playmaker James Maddison is a priority target for Manchester United this summer. No official bid has been made for the 22-year-old, but United are in pole position ahead of Tottenham and Liverpool. (Independent)

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Sane fee ‘insane’

Bayern Munich want to sign Manchester City winger Leroy Sane but the German champions have balked at the £90m asking price. Bayern president Uli Hoeness said: “It’s unlikely that it will work. It’s about sums. They’re insane”. (Daily Star)

Gunners and United eye Meunier

Paris Saint-Germain are open to selling full-back Thomas Meunier. The 27-year-old Belgian is linked with Arsenal and Manchester United and would cost around £26m. (ESPN)

Alderweireld drops hint

Belgian defender Toby Alderweireld has given his clearest signal yet that he’ll be back at Tottenham Hotspur next season. Alderweireld’s contract expires in June and Manchester United, Barcelona and Juventus have been mooted as suitors. Meanwhile, Spurs are linked with moves for Lyon midfielder Tanguy Ndombele and Real Madrid midfielder Dani Ceballos.

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Origi’s new deal

Liverpool striker Divock Origi will sit down for talks with the club over a new long-term contract. The 24-year-old Belgian scored in Saturday’s Champions League final win over Tottenham. (Daily Star)


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