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TOP STORY: United turn to Donnarumma as De Gea 'rejects final offer'
With Paris Saint-Germain preparing a £60 million bid for David De Gea, the Sun reports that the goalkeeper has turned down a final contract offer from Manchester United, with AC Milan keeper Gianluigi Donnarumma being lined up as a replacement.
De Gea is reportedly demanding £350,000-a-week to continue at Old Trafford, but United are not willing to offer him that. PSG, on the other hand, may be happy to pay it -- but should the Ligue 1 champions choose to wait until the end of next season, De Gea's contract at Old Trafford will have expired and they could snap him up on a free transfer.
A summer of significant overhaul is expected at United after their failure to qualify for the Champions League, but they could make the most of Milan's possible failure to do the same. Donnarumma would be available for around £65m, Italian outlet Calciomercato reports, and the 20-year-old would cement the No. 1 spot for a decade.
23.23 BST: That will do it for another edition of our LIVE Transfer Talk blog. We hoped you enjoyed following along with us today and remind to check back shortly for more fresh transfer rumours, reports and even completed deals. Have a good night all!
23.20 BST: One more for the road...
The Daily Mail writes that Man United could turn to PSG right-back Thomas Meunier as a Plan B if they are priced out of the Aaron Wan-Bissaka sweepstakes. With suggestions that Palace want as much as £70 million for young Wan-Bissaka, United, who are in need of a major overhaul, could opt for a cheaper alternative.
Meunier, 27, has one year left on his contract in Paris, and PSG reportedly want between £25-26 million for him. Regarding his future, the Belgium international recently had the following to say:
"The club and management know, I would like to finish my contract at PSG or why not extend it?
"If this is done, so much the better and if that is not done, we will see what is possible and we will go elsewhere.
"At the level of rumours, I am quoted everywhere. Only beautiful clubs come out: Manchester United, Juve, Dortmund, these are just exceptional clubs."
22.59 BST: Newcastle to make a £26 million move for a Russian international?
The Mirror reports that Rafa Benitez and Newcastle view CSKA Moscow and Russia right-back Mario Fernandes as the perfect replacement to current right-backs DeAndre Yedlin and Javier Manquillo. Fernandes, 28, was a key player in hosts Russia's run to the quarterfinals in 2018 and is drawing interest from teams in the top five leagues.
Atletico Madrid are also said to be monitoring the Brazil-bron Fernandes, who has played a hand in 10 goals (one goal, nine assists) with CSKA this season. Rafa Benitez's future at Newcastle remains uncertain, as the Spaniard wants to see a big increase in transfer spending. Spending £26m for Fernandes would figure to be a good start...
22.18 BST: We mentioned Liverpool youngster Harry Wilson's muddled future earlier but one Reds starlet's future looks set to become much more clear.
Nineteen-year-old Portuguese winger Rafael Camacho has reportedly rejected Liverpool's latest contract offer and is set to be sold for £10 million this summer. Previously in the Man City youth ranks, Camacho joined Liverpool in 2016 and to this point has made two first-team appearances.
Two clubs to keep an eye on with Camacho? Sporting Lisbon, where he started his youth career and Wolves, who have had great success with Portuguese players and have an inside track due to their well-publicised ties with super agent Jorge Mendes.
21.47 BST: Arsenal, Wolves, Chelsea and Juventus after Reading youngster?
Yes, you ready that correctly as Goal.com claims Arsenal have joined the list of clubs monitoring 18-year-old Reading striker Danny Loader. Loader, who scored once for relegation-threatened Readings first team but dominated at the Premier League 2. level, is about to enter the final year of his contract and teams are circling.
A member of England's Under-17 World Cup winning side in 2017, Loader scored 10 goals in 11 games for Reading's reserves last season and is highly regarded by clubs throughout Europe.
21.09 BST: After initially starting brightly, Xherdan Shaqiri's playing time has waned in recent months at Liverpool, suggesting the Swiss international could opt to leave this summer.
The 20-year-old Chukwueze burst on to the scene this season in La Liga scoring five goals and catching the eye of bigger Spanish clubs. Not the finished product yet, Chukwueze recently made his debut for Nigeria and if he lands at Anfield would be just the second Super Eagle to play for the Reds, joining Victor Moses (2013-14).
20.39 BST: Crystal Palace's Christian Benteke has scored just four goals in his last 47 Premier League games and looks to be a player in desperate need of a change of scenery.
The Times understands that the Belgium striker may leave Palace this summer for China and Shandong Luneng Taishan. Shandong Luneng Taishan, the same club his compatriot Marouane Fellaini joined in January, has reportedly offered the struggling striker a deal worth £8 million a year (more than £150,000 a week) after taxes).
Benteke, who has one more year on his contract, was signed by Palace in 2016 for what would prove to be £32 million but has failed to deliver the last two seasons at Selhurst Park.
20.04 BST: Everton could be set to take advantage of a Spanish side's relegation, if reports in AS are to be believed.
The paper writes that Everton and Watford could move for Girona defender Juanpe Ramirez, now that Girona's relegation has been confirmed. The report goes on to say that both clubs are willing to dish out up to €7 million for the 28-year-old centre-back.
Fernandez's contract runs through 2022 but he will likely be on the move given Girona's fall down to the second tier.
19.37 BST: Is Andres Guardado the next Mexico international bound for Major League Soccer?
With past and present El Tri stars like Rafa Marquez, Gio and Jonathan dos Santos and Carlos Vela having landed in MLS to varying degrees of success, Guardado has left the door open regarding playing in the league one day.
"Obviously, I'd never ruled out being able to come to MLS, it's a league that is attractive for Mexican because of its growth, because there are more and more Mexicans coming here and because it is close to our country," said Guardado in a news conference after Betis' 5-2 friendly victory over D.C. United on Wednesday.
Guardado seems happy at Real Betis for now though, saying "I'm happy in Seville, [it's] a city, a team and a fanbase that has treated me well and makes me feel at home," he said. "At the moment, leaving isn't on my mind."
Guardado has been linked with a return to Mexico in recent weeks by the Mexican media.
18.51 BST: AC Milan's Andre Silva has had a rollercoaster couple of years since arriving in Italy from FC Porto.
After a disastrous debut season in Milan, Silva, 23, fared better this season while on loan at Sevilla, scoring nine league goals. That said, the Portugal international's career is at a bit of a crossroads and reports say he does not want to return to the San Siro.
One person who could save Silva? Super agent Jorge Mendes, who according to Calciomercato, is using his ties at Wolves to try and find a swap deal for his client. Silva, who has 15 goals in 33 games for Portugal, is still a bright talent and could prove a bargain for someone who is willing to take a chance on a striker who is currently down on confidence.
18.06 BST: Dani Alves has played in Brazil, Spain, Italy and now France. Could England be next?
The 36-year-old PSG full-back tells ESPN FC he would like to play in the Premier League before retirement.
"I have said I would like it," he said. "It is not a dream because I make my dreams come true through effort.
"It is a very exciting league with a lot of respect. What I like is the respect for professional players -- if he gives his all, he is respected."
In the meantime, Alves, who has amassed an incredible 40 senior trophies, is reportedly in talks with PSG about a one-year contract extension.
17.30 BST: Suso, remember him?
The former Liverpool man has spent the last five seasons in Italy, four of those at AC Milan, but is being linked with a Premier League return. Tuttomercato Web are linking the 25-year-old with Tottenham, Arsenal and yes, even Liverpool!
The Spanish playmaker is a dangerous attacker but has never produced the type of goal and assist numbers expected. The diminutive Suso has totalled 23 goals and 35 assists in 135 games for the Rossoneri, including eight goals and nine assists so far this season, and reportedly has a £33 million release clause.
16.45 BST: Tottenham are being strongly linked with winger Jack Clarke after Leeds United's defeat in the Championship playoff semifinals, with the Yorkshire Evening Post reporting that Leeds are "braced for a bid" from North London but have yet to receive an official offer for the 18-year-old.
16.23 BST: Speculation that Bayern Munich winger Arjen Robben, who leaves the Bundesliga champions in the summer, could be on his way to Leicester City has been quashed by the Leicester Mercury, which reports that "City are not in talks with Robben about a return to the Premier League."
15.50 BST: Managerial news now -- Italian news agency AGI has claimed a source has confirmed that Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola will replace Max Allegri at Juventus. It says Guardiola will sign the deal on June 4, with his unveiling set for June 14 -- but City board member Alberto Galassi has called that an "unfounded rumour."
14.36 BST: PSG coach Thomas Tuchel believes star players Neymar and Kylian Mbappe will stay at the Parc des Princes, telling a news conference: "As coach, I say yes. The club has also given its position on these two players. However, it is football and the transfer window can be crazy. So, we will see. Whatever happens, we will always adapt. I am not naive."
13.55 BST: Transfer woe for Manchester United, according to the Mirror, which reports that their plans have suffered a setback as Manchester City "close in on the £52m signing of Joao Cancelo from Juventus."
13.01 BST: Atletico Madrid right-back Juanfran Torres has said goodbye after eight seasons with the club.
"These have been marvellous years, the best of my career," he told a farewell event at the Wanda Metropolitano. "I arrived a Viking [Real Madrid fan] and I am leaving an Indian [Atletico supporter]. I am proud people see me as a legend of this club -- that is incredible. I hope to be back soon, this is my home."
12.17 BST: Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling has said he hopes to play in the United States at some stage of his career.
Sterling, the Football Writers' Player of the Year, told a conference in New York he was surprised by the level of enthusiasm for football in the U.S. and expected the sport to continue to grow.
11.19 BST: Arsenal head of football Raul Sanllehi has said the Gunners are in a strong position in the transfer market and have spoken to a number of players, but qualification for the Champions League could be a decisive factor in whether they secure their targets.
Arsenal can qualify for the Champions League if they beat Chelsea in the Europa League final, but will miss out for a third consecutive season if they lose after finishing fifth in the Premier League.
10.17 BST: Bayern Munich star Robert Lewandowski is keen to link up with Manchester City star Leroy Sane at the Allianz Arena. Amid reports that City could be willing to let Germany international Sane move on, kicker quoted Lewandowski as saying: "He's a big player with a lot of quality and potential.
"I've seen quite a few times how good he is. Players like him can improve the team from the very first game."
09.57 BST: New Brighton boss Graham Potter is interested in striking a loan deal for Chelsea defender Reece James, who excelled on loan at Championship side Wigan as they secured safety.
09.38 BST: Luka Modric is set to sign a new Real Madrid deal until 2021. The Ballon d'Or winner has a year left on his contract and has been repeatedly linked with Inter Milan. But, with Zidane returning, Marca claims he's ready to commit his future to Madrid.
09.17 BST: Spanish left-back Sergio Reguilon says he wants to stay at Real Madrid and fight for a starting place next season, amid reports he could leave on a season-long loan.
The 21-year-old was promoted to the first team last summer and had taken Marcelo's place as first-choice left-back under former Madrid coach Santiago Solari. However, the return of Zinedine Zidane in March saw Reguilon relegated to the bench, with Marcelo returned to the XI.
He told Cadena Ser radio: "The only thing I have on my mind is to remain at Real Madrid next season. I'm not worried at all, I'm just looking ahead to my future at Madrid. I'm still under contract and I still have many years ahead. I'm going to fight to be Madrid's starting left-back as soon as possible."
Juve have some defensive rebuilding to do, but Pjanic would be a massive loss and we're not sure this deal suits either team. Thomas Tuchel spoke of PSG's need for defensive players -- so if he loses another one, expect fireworks.
08.00 BST: It's not just among the Manchester United playing staff that big changes are expected this summer -- the Sun reports that the club are keen to set up a three-man transfer committee comprising former stars.
It reports that ex-Old Trafford midfielder Darren Fletcher and defender Rio Ferdinand, who have both been named as candidates in the club's search for a sporting director, are the chief names on the list along with United academy boss Nicky Butt.
One change that has already been made at United's Carrington training ground has seen reserve team coach Ricky Sbragia leave.
PAPER TALK (by Stephen Wright)
Atletico join Trippier tug-of-war
It had previously been reported that Napoli were front-runners, but the departure of 34-year old full-back Juanfran means Atletico are also in need of reinforcements.
Conte the key for Inter-Lukaku deal
Conte tried to sign Lukaku when he was in charge of Chelsea in 2017 but faces competition from Juventus and AC Milan this summer.
The Belgium international has said he wants to play in Italy, calling Serie A "a dream -- it would really be a dream."
It is thought that United would not turn down an offer of £75m for Lukaku.
Marega scored 21 goals for Porto this season, and while Wolves didn't struggle to find the net, they will soon have the added pressure of Europa League fixtures to contend with.