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Transfer Talk: Man United and PSG to battle for Borussia Dortmund's Sancho

Raheem Sterling scored his first international hat trick and won a penalty kick as England thumped the Czech Republic in Euro 2020 qualifying.

The transfer window for Europe's biggest clubs is closed, but click here for all the deals. Transfer Talk will continue to scour the world's media and set correspondents loose to see what's on the agenda for the summer.

TOP STORY: United to battle PSG for Sancho

Jadon Sancho continues to hog the headlines, with some of Europe's biggest clubs getting ready to fight for his signature.

Manchester United have been linked with the Borussia Dortmund youngster -- who notched up an assist in his first senior start for England against Czech Republic -- for months, and the Sun reports that they have made formal contact over a summer deal,. 

But it's not going to be plain sailing to bring Sancho to Old Trafford because Paris Saint-Germain are also keen -- but Dortmund don't want to lose their hot prospect any time soon. Last week, BVB sporting chief Michael Zorc said: "We are definitely planning for next season with him."

Whether those plans will change should a £70 million offer be submitted could be revealed over the coming months.


19.37 GMT: In the coming hours, Bayern Munich will make their first bid for 21-year-old Eintracht Frankfurt striker Luka Jovic, who's scored 15 goals in 24 Bundesliga appearances this season, but the Serbia international prefers Barcelona, according to Mundo Deportivo.

18.00 GMT: Marca is reporting that Mino Raiola has begun working on a way out of Manchester United for star client Paul Pogba, with Real Madrid the France World Cup winner's preferred destination -- although the Red Devils will have little incentive to move on a player they paid €114m for just three years ago.

16.23 GMT: Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey is a target for both Manchester City and Inter Milan, according to AS, which says he is set to hold talks with Atleti officials in the near future.

15.28 GMT: Everton are planning for the summer, according to the Mail, which reports that they are running the rule over Lille's former Sporting Lisbon forward Rafael Leao.

14.33 GMT: There's bad news for Real Madrid, Manchester United and Liverpool, all of whom have been linked with "new Ronaldo" Joao Felix, with Benfica president Luis Felipe Vieira making it clear that the teenager will be staying where he is. "At this moment we are not interested in selling him, and soon we will increase the release clause in his contract," Vieira said.

13.31 GMT: Arsenal defender Stephan Lichtsteiner, 35, may opt to move in search of more regular first-team football despite being in talks about a new deal with the Gunners, he has said.

12.44 GMT: Lazio are interested in Liverpool forward Bobby Adekanye, according to Corriere dello Sport, which says sporting director Igli Tare rates the 20-year-old highly.

11.47 GMT: Could Barcelona be moving closer to a swoop for Ajax defender Matthijs de Ligt? The Mail, citing reports in Spain, says a delegation from the club is set to meet the player as Barca look to stave off competition from clubs including Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain.

11.09 GMT: Nike played a key role in Frenkie de Jong's decision to reject an offer from Paris Saint-Germain and sign for Barcelona, sources have told ESPN FC.

The company, a sponsor of both Barca and De Jong, will pay a large amount of the midfielder's salary, sources close to the club said.

10.28 GMT: With reports suggesting that midfielder Toni Kroos is keen to leave Real Madrid, the Mail says Manchester United "will have the chance to sign him for £50 million this summer."

09.45 GMT: Brighton, Celtic, Aston Villa and Leeds will all be in the market for Barnsley defender Liam Lindsay come the summer, according to the Birmingham Mail.

09.15 GMT: The Mirror reports that Manchester United "are preparing to tempt Napoli with a huge bid for Senegal defender Kalidou Koulibaly, who has been linked with a move to Old Trafford in the past but is also said to be interesting Real Madrid, Barcelona and Chelsea. The cost? A cool £128 million.

PAPER TALK: Spurs right-backs surplus to requirements

Tottenham will look to sell Kieran Trippier and Serge Aurier in the summer, according to the Sun.

The report says Trippier is valued at around £20m, with Everton thought to be interested in the England international, who has struggled with injuries this season.

Spurs signed Aurier from PSG for £23m in 2017, while it is reported that Mauricio Pochettino is interested in Crystal Palace's Aaron Wan-Bissaka or Max Aarons of Norwich.

Gunners in double swoop for Barella and Kessie

With Aaron Ramsey on his way to Juventus in the summer, Arsenal have identified two potential replacements, says Calciomercato

The players in question are 22-year-olds Franck Kessie, of AC Milan, and Nicola Barella, of Cagliari. Kessie has scored four times this season, the same tally as Ramsey.

West Ham to challenge Inter for Dzeko

Roma forward Edin Dzeko will leave due to a reduced wage budget should they fail to qualify for the Champions League, Calciomercato reports. 

A salary of €4.5m per season means the Bosnia international is Roma's highest earner, so they may be willing to part with him should an offer from Inter Milan or West Ham come in this summer.

The fee will be dependent on whether Roma qualify for the Champions League, but is currently estimated at €30m.


- Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka has said the club "does not have to be the last stop" on his journey, amid rumours that Borussia Monchengladbach are lining up a move.

"I'm very ambitious, I want to take the next step," he told Tagblatt

- Spurs playmaker Christian Eriksen is high on the list of players Zinedine Zidane is keen to acquire for Real Madrid, but they may have to fork out as much as €70m, Calciomercato says. 

- Ander Herrera may be leaving Manchester United on a free transfer, with PSG set to offer a £150,000 per week contract to the midfielder, according to the Sun.

However, ESPN FC sources said on Friday that Herrera would like to stay.


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