Football gossip

Real Madrid are set to test Liverpool’s resolve this summer by making a bid for their Egypt forward Mohamed Salah, 26. (Canal+, via Mail)

Eintracht Frankfurt’s Serbia forward Luka Jovic, 21, is on the verge of a £52.4m transfer to Real. (Sky Sports)

Barcelona are planning a move for France striker Antoine Griezmann, who has announced he is leaving Atletico Madrid. (

Manchester City are willing to pay the release clause for 28-year-old Griezmann. (Sport, via Manchester Evening News)

Manchester United are interested in signing Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski, with the 30-year-old Poland international resisting the German club’s attempts to extend his contract beyond 2021. (Kicker, via Express)

Lyon’s 22-year-old France Under-21 forward Moussa Dembele is also a target for United and would cost the Premier League side £40m. (Sun)

Everton will ask for £65m from Paris St-Germain if the French champions want to sign 22-year-old Brazil forward Richarlison. (Star)

Manchester United forward Alexis Sanchez’s agent has held talks with Juventus and Inter Milan and the 30-year-old Chile international would be willing to take a pay cut to in order to secure a move away from Old Trafford.(Corriere dello Sport, via Metro)

Juventus and Argentina forward Paulo Dybala’s agent says he will leave the Italian club, with Atletico Madrid and Manchester United both interested in signing the 25-year-old. (Mirror)

Chelsea’s Spain defender Marcos Alonso, 28, is on Atletico’s radar. (AS – in Spanish)

Bayer Leverkusen’s Germany forward Julian Brandt, 23, could snub Tottenham and Liverpool in order to stay in Germany. (Sky Germany, via Mirror)

However, Liverpool have made contact with Trabzonspor over a potential deal for 23-year-old Turkish goalkeeper Ugurcan Cakır. (Express)

Barcelona are targeting Manchester United’s 21-year-old England forward Marcus Rashford as well as two Arsenal strikers – Gabon international Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 29, and 27-year-old Frenchman Alexandre Lacazette.(Mundo Deportivo)

Crystal Palace forward Wilfried Zaha, 26, is prepared to rejoin Manchester United if the Old Trafford club bid for him this summer. (Telegraph)

Alternatively, United will net up to £15m if Palace sell Zaha this summer because of due a lucrative sell-on clause for the Ivory Coast international. (Mail)

Ex-chairman Simon Jordan says the Eagles should sell Zaha this summer and believes £60m would be a fair price. (Talksport)

West Brom’s 29-year-old Venezuela striker Salomon Rondon’s hopes of a permanent move to Newcastle United hinge on Rafael Benitez staying as manager at St James’ Park. (Newcastle Chronicle)

Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo says 28-year-old Spain forward Rodrigo, a target for Manchester City, will only leave the club this summer if he wants to go. (Manchester Evening News)

The agent of Atletico’s Ghana midfielder Thomas Partey, 25, has confirmed his client’s release clause amid reported interest from Manchester United. (Manchester Evening News)

Leeds United want manager Marcelo Bielsa to carry on in his role, despite the club failing to secure promotion from the Championship. (Mirror)

Wolves are planning a summer move for Reading’s 18-year-old English forward Danny Loader. (Football Insider, via Birmingham Mail)

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