Real Madrid have told a £140m Liverpool star they want to sign him, while Barcelona have made a decision on their chase for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, according to Sunday’s newspaper gossip.
REAL MADRID GOING ALL OUT FOR LIVERPOOL STAR
Real Madrid have reportedly made Liverpool ace Sadio Mane their top transfer target this summer and even told the player they want him.
Mane has been the standout performer of Liverpool’s famed front three this season, as the Reds close in on the Premier League title, Coronavirus permitting.
And his form over the past two campaigns, with the Reds also winning the Champions League last season, has endeared him even more greatly to Real boss Zinedine Zidane, according to the Sunday Mirror.
The report states that Zidane wants to take Mane to the Bernabeu and it is understood that his representatives have been made aware of the Spaniards’ interest.
Los Blancos are confident the 27-year-old, who has scored 14 Premier League goals this season, can be tempted by a move to Madrid for a new challenge and they plan to make a move to land him when the transfer window opens.
Mane still has three years to run on his current Anfield contract and it would take a huge offer to tempt Liverpool into selling, but the report adds that Real believe a bid in the region of £130million to £140m could do the trick.
AND MORE GOSSIP
Carlo Ancelotti will make Brazil defender Gabriel his first signing this summer for Everton (Sunday Mirror)
Shanghai Shenhua will demand Manchester United pay £15m to keep forward Odion Ighalo (Sunday Mirror)
Manchester City forward Riyad Mahrez is considering a move to Paris St-Germain, who have shown an interest in signing the Algeria international in the summer (Sunday Express)
Newcastle plan to throw Manchester United defender Phil Jones a summer Premier League lifeline (Sunday Mirror)
Tottenham and West Ham are under increasing pressure to complete their remaining home games so their stadiums can be used for extra events booked in (Sun on Sunday)
Barcelona are preparing to end their interest in Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Sunday Express)
Left-back Emerson Palmieri is wanted by Juventus, with the Serie A side preparing to offer £25m for the Chelsea and Italy 25-year-old (Sun on Sunday)
Chelsea have joined the race for Barcelona’s Marc Cucurella as the Premier League club look to recruit a left-back to bolster their defensive options (Mail on Sunday)
Benjamin Mendy’s relative has been given the all clear from coronavirus after paramedics rushed to the Manchester City defender’s home (Mail on Sunday)
A growing number of Premier League clubs fear that even the postponement of Euro 2020 will not be sufficient to save this season in the face of the coronavirus pandemic (Mail on Sunday)
Manchester United are considering offering on-loan Sheffield United goalkeeper Dean Henderson a new deal to ward off interest from Chelsea (Sun on Sunday)
The Premier League are likely to face legal action from relegated clubs if they decide to end the season now with the table as it stands (Mail on Sunday)
The financial implications of postponements and cancellations due to coronavirus will be huge with the FA alone facing a £20m loss (Mail on Sunday)
Everton have lined up a £200m naming rights deal for the club’s proposed new stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock with Russian billionaire Alisher Usmanov (Mail on Sunday)
Arsenal are plotting a move for West Ham’s Issa Diop as Mikel Arteta sets about ironing out their defensive frailties (Daily Star Sunday)
English football is set to lose a crushing £10bn if the 2019-20 season ends early because of coronavirus (Daily Star Sunday)
Uefa will consider moving Euro 2020 to December in an attempt to enable the Premier League and other club competitions to catch up this summer following the unprecedented sporting chaos caused by coronavirus (Sunday Telegraph)