Juventus have called off their bid to sign Paul Pogba and new suitors emerge for two unwanted Liverpool stars, all in the papers.
POGBA MOVE OFF
Juventus have called off their attempts to re-sign Paul Pogba, according to Corriere dello Sport.
The Serie A side are said to have drawn a line under any prospective deal to bring the France midfielder back to Turin, leaving Manchester United with a player who Teddy Sheringham believes is too cocky and needs to go.
The Italian paper claim the “buy now” price has already fallen, now it is around €100m or less, but that is too much for Juventus, who consider the “operation no longer possible”.
An exchange deal looked the most likely way for the World Cup-winning midfielder to move on but RAI Sports say neither Paulo Dybala and Miralem Pjanic are interested in making the switch from the Italian champions to United.
Pogba, who commands a £15m-a-year salary, helped Juve to four successive Serie A titles after joining the Italian giants from United on a free transfer in 2012 and returned to Old Trafford in August 2016 for a then world-record fee of £89.3 million.
AND THE REST
Barcelona are willing to sell Ousmane Dembele for €50m if they receive an acceptable offer for him this summer (Mundo Deportivo)
Newcastle have begun talks to sign Barcelona midfielder Philippe Coutinho, 28, after Bayern Munich decided they will not be taking up their option to sign the Brazil international on a permanent deal. (Mundo Deportivo)
James Rodriguez is ready to ignore the advances of Newcastle in favour of a move to Real Madrid’s city rivals Atletico (Mundo Deportivo)
Casemiro has signed a new Real Madrid deal to extend his link with the club until 2023 (Marca)
Newcastle have also identified Liverpool midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri, 28, as a major transfer target this summer. The Switzerland international has played just 10 times for the Reds this season. (Mail)
The £300m Saudi Arabia-funded takeover of Newcastle is in doubt after the World Trade Organisation ruled that the country is behind a pirate TV and streaming service that offers illegal access to sporting events. (Guardian)
Arsenal and Tottenham are both competing over the free signing of Chelsea and Brazil midfielder Willian, 31, who is out of contract at Stamford Bridge this summer. (Telegraph)
Rangers are undecided over whether to sign Florian Kamberi on a permanent deal (Daily Record)
Norwich City are targeting Dutch forward Rajiv van Le Parra who has recently left Serbian side Red Star Belgrade (Daily Mail)
Paris Saint-Germain are tracking AS Roma star Lorenzo Pellegrini (Le10Sport)
Burnley are the latest club to join the race for Liverpool’s Adam Lallana as Sean Dyche bids to convince the midfielder to make the move to Turf Moor (Daily Mirror)
Chelsea have decided against pursuing Achraf Hakimi in the transfer market because of how impressed the club has been with Reece James (Daily Star)
Liverpool are a better option than Manchester United for Erling Haaland because he suits their style. That’s the opinion of Red Bull Salzburg coach Jesse Marsch (Daily Star)
Chelsea and Arsenal target Nicolas Tagliafico’s agent has confirmed his client is set to leave Ajax (Daily Star)
Former Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere believes the Gunners would have won the league at the start of the last decade if they had managed to keep hold of their star players (Daily Mirror)
Everton have submitted a £40m bid for Napoli star Allan, but the Serie A side have a higher value in mind for the Brazilian (Daily Express)
Tyrone Mings has revealed he pays for weekly therapy sessions because football “does not care” about mental health (The Sun)
Wolves could move for Sporting Lisbon’s Portuguese midfielder Joao Palhinha, 24, who has an £18m release clause. (Mirror)
Italian side Empoli have launched a bid to sign former Celtic and Hibs midfielder Liam Henderson on a permanent deal (Scottish Sun)
Manchester City are leading the race to sign Ajax teenager Sontje Hansen, 18, who won the Golden Boot award at the Under-17 World Cup last summer. (Goal)
Sepp van den Berg’s 15-year-old brother Rav has rejected advances from Liverpool, AC Milan, Ajax and PSV Eindhoven in favour of signing a new contract with PEC Zwolle (Liverpool Echo)
Portuguese side Vitoria Guimaraes are looking to sign Crystal Palace teenager Jadan Raymond, 16, for £250,000 with the midfielder’s contract expiring next month. (Sky Sports)
The Premier League is looking at ways of taking fans to grounds digitally when the season resumes behind closed doors, including the potential use of the LED advertising boards and screens. (Express)
Premier League games that kick off at 3pm on a Saturday may be shown live on TV after the organisation dropped its objections to showing matches at that time. (Times)