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Premier League transfer news: Paul Pogba latest, Matteo Darmian, Lucas Moura, Willian

Rumours surrounding the Man United star Paul Pogba just won’t go away with Real Madrid now in the race

Premier League transfer news and rumours

Paul Pogba: Madrid next?

The Paul Pogba saga continues with claims that the disgruntled Manchester United star could be heading to Madrid rather than Barcelona.

Reports in Spain are now linking the France midfielder with Real Madrid, according to the Daily Star. “Pogba has been linked with a switch to Barcelona in recent days but it now appears Real Madrid have entered the race,” says the paper.

Pogba has reportedly fallen out with Jose Mourinho and has his heart set on a move to Barcelona.

The transfer window in Spain doesn’t close until the end of the month but it’s unclear if Barcelona will make a move for the World Cup winner or if Real Madrid will spark a bidding war.

It’s a win-win situation for the Frenchman because staying at United will earn him a loyalty bonus, reports Metro

“Pogba will receive a £3.4m bonus if he stays at the club for the remainder of the month due to a clause in his contract,” says the paper. The payment is based on Champions League qualification.

Liverpool defender off to Italy

Liverpool defender Ragnar Klavan is set to join Italian side Cagliari for £2m. The 32-year-old Estonia captain joined the Reds in 2016 and has made 39 appearances in two seasons, but is seen as surplus to requirements this term. He has flown to Italy to finalise the deal as the Italian transfer window closes. (Sky Sports) 

Darmian close to Man Utd exit

Unsettled Manchester United defender Matteo Darmian has until 8pm this evening to secure a move back to Serie A before the Italian transfer window closes. Manager Jose Mourinho has made it clear he will allow the full-back to leave if the right offer comes in. Darmian has been linked with Juventus, Inter Milan, Napoli and AC Milan this summer, but so far no deal has been done. (Manchester Evening News)

Spurs star wanted in Spain

Spurs misfit Lucas Moura, who has made only 11 appearances since joining Tottenham from Paris Saint-Germain for £25m in January, is wanted by Spanish side Real Betis. But Moura appears to be set for a run in the Spurs side this term after starting their season opener against Newcastle last week. (Team Talk)

Two-year Chelsea deal for Willian

Chelsea star Willian turned 30 this month but the Blues are set to break with policy and offer him a new two-year deal to ward off interest from Manchester United. The Brazilian has two years left on his current deal and Chelsea usually only offer players over 30 one year extensions. The Blues are prepared to overlook his age and offer a payrise to ensure his loyalty. (Daily Mirror)

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