Transfer news and football gossip: Liverpool handed Timo Werner boost, Manchester United target Moussa Dembele, Gareth Bale to leave in Real Madrid fire sale?
talkSPORT.com round up all the latest transfer news and football gossip from Monday’s papers and online.
Liverpool have been put on red alert by reports top target Timo Werner will NOT sign a new contract with RB Leipzig. The 23-year-old striker is out of contract at the end of the season. (Sky Germany)
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Could Gareth Bale leave Real Madrid this summer? Zinedine Zidane has said the club could sell valuable players during the summer, with the Los Blancos boss keen to make big changes to his squad after a disappointing season. (Sky Sports)
Zidane has dismissed suggestions he will sell French striker Karim Benzema, though. (Marca)
That news would be a boost for Manchester United’s reported pursuit of Raphael Varane, but it is claimed Real will only sell the French centre-back if his €500m (£437m) release clause is triggered. (RAI Sport)
Meanwhile, Man United are keeping an eye on former Celtic striker Moussa Dembele. The 22-year-old Frenchman has scored 18 goals in all competitions this season for French side Lyon. (Daily Mirror)
In-demand winger Nicolas Pepe will leave Lille in the summer, according to the French club’s president. The 23-year-old Ivorian has been linked with Man United and Arsenal. (Manchester Evening News)
Chelsea will battle Real Madrid for the signing of 19-year-old Borussia Dortmund striker Alexander Isak. (The Sun)
Mauro Icardi is set to leave Inter Milan this summer and could make a £52million move to Real Madrid. (AS)
Manchester United, Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain all have scouts watching Sporting Lisbon’s 24-year-old midfielder Bruno Fernandes. (A Bola)
Leicester City have taken three non-league teenagers on trial – Guiseley midfielder Dylan Barkers, Hastings United defender Jamie Fielding and Hastings midfielder Adam Lovatt have all joined the club. (Leicester Mercury)
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