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Monday 7 May
Salah issues transfer demands to Real
17.55: Cristiano Ronaldo has warned Real Madrid about signing Liverpool superstar Mohamed Salah.
The Egypt international has been in sensational form under Jurgen Klopp this time out.
And according to Spanish news outlet Don Balon, Salah has issued his transfer demands to Real.
They say the winger, who is also being tracked by Manchester United and Manchester City, wants £12m-a-year (€15m-a-year) to head to the Bernabeu at the end of the season.
Don Balon add that Salah’s demands have angered Ronaldo, with the Portugal talisman warning the club’s transfer chiefs about the move.
Neves going nowhere
16.30: Ruben Neves wants to stay at Wolves, despite the midfielder being linked with a move to Liverpool this summer.
“I came here to help the club and the club has helped me as well,” Neves said.
“I think we achieved all our goals, as an individual and as a team. It is normal as big clubs see our work, not just me but all the boys, but I am really happy here.
“I want to stay here and I want to enjoy the Premier League with this fantastic club.”
Klopp interested in Dembele
15.25: Jurgen Klopp says he’s interested in signing Barcelona star Ousmane Dembele.
When asked about the France international, Liverpool boss Klopp said: “Is he on the market? Now I’m interested.”
The Barca ace has struggled to impress at the Nou Camp after joining last summer in a £95m deal.
Dembele, 20, was benched for Sunday’s El Clasico, with finished 2-2.
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Hazard says ‘no chance’ to Man Utd move
14.20: Eden Hazard says there is “no chance” of him joining Manchester United.
Earlier this year United was touted as a potential shock destination, with Jose Mourinho supposedly keen on a reunion with Hazard.
The 27-year-old has crushed any lingering hopes United may have had of prising him away from Chelsea though.
Hazard popped down to A Star Barbers for a quick trim before Chelsea’s 1-0 win over Liverpool at the weekend.
And it was there that the prospect of joining United was put to him – which he resoundingly dismissed.
“Come to United? No chance,” said Hazard, before laughing at the question with his barber.
Hazard and his barber then launched into a chorus of Chelsea anthem ‘Blue Is The Colour’.
Hodgson wants cheeky deal
13.20: Roy Hodgson wants to keep Ruben Loftus-Cheek.
The midfielder is on loan from Chelsea and has impressed at Crystal Palace.
And Hodgson hopes to keep him from another year.
“He’s a fantastic player and of course we’d love to keep him,” said Hodgson.
“We’d love to bring him back but the bottom line is he was loaned to us for a season. At the end of the season, the plan from Chelsea was that he would go back to them so I guess we’ll have to wait and see what their thinking is.
“If they make him available in any way then, of course, we’ll be right there trying to get to the front of the queue with our hands up but it’s totally out of our hands. Chelsea will decide.”
Anthony Martial could leave Manchester United this summer
Ronaldo back to Man Utd
15.50: Cristiano Ronaldo would head back to Manchester United if he ever returned to the Premier League.
That’s the verdict of former Liverpool ace Luis Garcia, who believes the Portugal international is happy winning trophies at the Bernabeu.
Ronaldo is widely regarded as one of the best players on the planet and is looking to secure his third Champions League on the spin with Real.
The 33-year-old is coming towards the twilight of a glittering career though and that has seen him linked with a move away from Madrid.
United, where Ronaldo made his name, has been touted as a possible destination as Jose Mourinho looks to build a side capable of challenging Manchester City.
Garcia has now offered his take on what Ronaldo will have in mind as he considers his options going forward.
“I don’t see Ronaldo going back to the Premier League,” Garcia told BetStars.
“Anything can happen as we saw with [Philippe] Coutinho going to Barcelona and Neymar going to Paris Saint-Germain, but to be honest I think Cristiano Ronaldo is very happy at Real Madrid.
“He’s winning trophies, he’s a very important player, he knows that, and he wants to continue making history at that club.
“If he does decide to go back to the Premier League I can see him going to Manchester United, the team who gave him the start of his career.”
Ribery signs new deal
12.30: Franck Ribery has penned a new deal at Bayern Munich.
The French winger has signed a one-year contract at Bayern according to Sky Germany.
Ribery is now 35 and on the wane but the German giants have opted to extend his stay.
He was expected to leave the club this summer but will have another hurrah under Niko Kovas who replaces Jump Heynckes in the summer.
Tierney on the move
11.05: Brendan Rodgers admits Kieran Tierney could leave Celtic this summer.
Manchester United have been linked with a move for the defender and Rodgers says he could move on.
He said: “I don’t want to say either or really. The time when players were not for sale is long gone.
“The kid has signed a long-term deal and you can see the happiness he has here.
“But there’s also a moral aspect to it, where if a player is on X amount of money and he’s offered five X by someone else and the club also has a big offer then it’s something that will be spoken about.
“Kieran, because of his age and his talent, is always going to be linked with other clubs. There will be suitors watching him. It is a short career and it’s only right that you’re mindful of that.”
Fekir happy at Lyon
09.30: Nabil Fekir is happy at Lyon amid speculation a deal has been agreed for him to join Liverpool.
Fekir is one of the brightest talents currently plying his trade in Ligue 1 and his form has seen him tipped to make a big summer move.
Real Madrid and Arsenal have been touted as potential destinations, while Liverpool emerged as the frontrunner to get him on-board over the weekend.
Speaking after Sunday’s 3-0 win over Troyes, the 24-year-old insisted life at Lyon suits him and that his mind is on the task at hand though.
“We discussed some things after [CSKA] Moscow [knocked Lyon out of the Europa League in March] and managed to straighten things out,” said Fekir.
“I am still in Lyon. We still have two games left [this season]. I am good here. This club is in my heart.”
Lyon chairman Jean Michel-Aulas also provided an important update after news of a supposed agreement with Liverpool broke.
“We have had no contact with Liverpool [on Sunday],” he said. “Fekir is here.
“We hope to keep him and have him playing the Champions League with us next year.”
Cristiano Ronaldo could return to Manchester United
Aubameyang ‘like Anelka’
08.45: Garth Crooks has hailed Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s arrival at Arsenal.
Aubameyang has scored eight times and provided four assists in his first 12 appearances since his January move.
“I think it was fitting that Arsene Wenger’s last signing as Arsenal manager should open and finish the celebrations in his last match at Emirates Stadium,” Crooks told BBC Sport.
“Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored two well-taken goals and is the sort of player that fits Wenger’s criteria perfectly.
“Not all of Wenger’s signings have been completely successful or totally welcome. Who can forget the furore that accompanied Danny Welbeck’s arrival?
“However, Aubameyang is in a different class. A finisher in the Nicolas Anelka league. What a wonderful note to finish on.”
Fekir would be fire!
08.15: Sadio Mane is keen on teaming up with Nabil Fekir at Anfield.
It emerged yesterday that Liverpool had agreed a deal with Lyon and are set to sign Fekir on a five-year deal.
And Mane thinks it would be a great deal for the club.
“Nabil is a very great player, if that’s the case, we will be really happy to have him here,” he told French outlet SFR Sport.
“I think he would do very good things with us.
“We always need this kind of player, if we have him it’ll be fire!”
West Ham monitoring Dendoncker
08.00: Stuart Pearce was in attendance at Club Brugge vs Anderlecht yesterday, according to Belgian reporter Kristof Terreur.
The HLN reporter speculated that the West Ham assistant could have been watching Leander Dendoncker.
The Hammers are preparing for next season already after securing survival last week and Dendoncker is believed to be a target.
And that would suggest David Moyes will keep his place with Pearce alongside side him at the London Stadium.
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Nabil Fekir could join Liverpool this summer
Sergej Milinkovic-Savic update
07.45: Manchester United are yet to reach an agreement with Lazio star Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, according to his agent.
It emerged over the weekend that United were close to signing the midfielder.
But his agent, former Chelsea striker Mateja Kezman, has denied negotiations have taken place.
“Lazio have three big games to go and nobody has talked about any negotiations at this moment,” he told Lazionews.eu.
“The Biancocelesti have the opportunity to get their best result of recent years by qualifying for the Champions League.
“It’s only normal there is enormous interest in Sergej between some top European clubs, but we do not have any agreement with any club.”
Liverpool ‘agree’ Fekir deal
07.30: Liverpool have agreed a stunning £60m deal to sign Nabil Fekir, according to reports in France.
Liverpool have moved quickly to snap up the Lyon sensation in a deal for this summer.
According to RMC Sport the transfer has been agreed for €70m including bonuses.
Gerard Houllier is said to have played a major role in the transfer in his role as advisor to the Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas.
It is also claimed the Liverpool are going in for Barcelona ace Ousmane Dembele.
Fekir is reported to have agreed a five-year deal with Liverpool and his brother Yassin could also make the move to Merseyside.
“No comment,” clop said when asked about interest in Fekir after Liverpool’s defeat to Chelsea.
“I always say no comment when asked about transfers.”
Mourinho ‘approves’ Martial exit
07.15: Jose Mourinho has reportedly approved Anthony Martial’s potential move to Juventus.
Manchester United are set to lose Martial this summer with the forward tired of Mourinho’s treatment of him.
The France international started the campaign in fine fettle, appearing to have rediscovered the sparkle he boasted under Louis van Gaal.
However, Alexis Sanchez’s arrival from Arsenal in January has seen his Manchester United form wane.
And Italian newspaper Tuttosport say Mourinho has given Martial the green light to join Juventus this summer.
Source : EXPRESS