Bayern Munich have seemingly pulled out of their plans to move for Liverpool winger Sadio Mane, while Arsenal are lining up a £44m double deal, according to Friday’s European press.
BAYERN RULE OUT BIG-MONEY RAID ON LIVERPOOL
German news outlet Sport Bild have ruled out Bayern Munich making a big-money move for Liverpool attacker Sadio Mane.
L’Equipe claimed this week that Liverpool had agreed a £70.9m fee with Lille to sign winger Nicolas Pepe, although those reports suggested that the Reds were ready to part company with either Mo Salah or Mane as a result.
Neither player has expressed a desire to leave the Champions League winners, but that has not stopped strong rumours that Bayern were readying a huge bid for Mane – as they look to replace veteran stars Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery this summer.
However, Sport Bild states that although they have information which suggests Mane has been on Bayern’s radar for a few years, the Reds forward is not currently on their list of targets.
Indeed, moves for Manchester City’s Leroy Sane and Chelsea attacker Calum Hudson-Odoi are much more likely at this stage.
Bayern are not the only club linked with Mane, however, with the Reds said to have told Real Madrid that they would have to pay £175m to and the former Southampton star.
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Juventus are struggling with Manchester United’s €150m price tag for midfielder Paul Pogba (Tuttosport)
Manchester United have reportedly given up on signing Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho and West Ham midfielder Declan Rice this summer
Real Madrid must wait before confirming the signing of Lyon defender Ferland Mendy (Diario AS)
Inter are reportedly looking at Lille winger Nicolas Pepe and Eintracht Frankfurt attacker Ante Rebic (Gazzetta dello Sport)
Juventus are reportedly after Liverpool and Tottenham target Donny van de Beek as a possible alternative to Paul Pogba and Sergey Milinkovic-Savic (Calciomercato)
Arsenal are looking to get their business done early this summer, lining up a £44m move for Sampdoria duo Joachim Andersen and Dennis Praet
Italian giants Inter are attempting to hijack Valencia plans to sign Celta Vigo striker Maxi Gomez this summer (Diario AS)
Manchester City are reportedly closing in on a €50m deal to sign Juventus right-back Joao Cancelo (Football Italia)
Manchester United are looking ‘to seal two major transfers by July’ as Ed Woodward lines up moves for Matthijs de Ligt and Thomas Meunier
Inter Milan have made contact with Real Madrid to enquire about Marco Asensio, Nacho and Mateo Kovacic (Calciomercato)
Getafe have received no firm offer for defender Djene, despite interest from Arsenal and Everton (Inside Futbol)
Juventus are reportedly considering a shock deal to bring defender Medhi Benatia back from Qatari side Al-Duhail (La Stampa)
Barcelona are reportedly looking to sign Gianluigi Buffon as a possible second-hoice for Marc Andre ter Stegen (Sky Italia)
Future Real Madrid forward Rodrygo Goes has played his last game for Santos due to a ruling by the Brazilian FA (Diario AS)
Inter Milan have reportedly transfer-listed midfielder Radja Nainggolan, whose preference is to return to Roma (Corriere della Sera)
Stefano Okaka has returned to Watford following his loan at Udinese (Sky Italy)
New Real Betis boss Rubi has hit out at the ‘false information’ regarding his exit from Espanyol and has spoken of broken promises (Diario Sport)