Transfer news and football gossip: Liverpool star speaks out amid Real Madrid links, Arsenal favourites to sign Barcelona man, Chelsea ‘resigned’ to losing Eden Hazard


Transfer news and football gossip: Liverpool star speaks out amid Real Madrid links, Arsenal favourites to sign Barcelona man, Chelsea ‘resigned’ to losing Eden Hazard

talkSPORT.com round up all the latest transfer news and football gossip from Wednesday’s papers and online…

Sadio Mane has come out to say he is “very happy” at Liverpool, amid links with a transfer to Real Madrid. (Daily Mail)

It is claimed Jurgen Klopp asked for 18-year-old Brazilian forward Vinicius Junior in exchange for Mane last season when Real first made an approach. (El Chiringuito)

Zinedine Zidane has told Real Madrid to SELL Gareth Bale this summer – even if it means taking a big financial hit. (The Independent)

Chelsea are resigned to losing Eden Hazard – also linked with a move to Real – and are eyeing Lille’s 23-year-old winger Nicolas Pepe as a replacement. (Daily Mirror)

Arsenal are favourites to sign Barcelona centre-back Samuel Umtiti, but Manchester United are also keen on the France international, 25. (TuttoMercato)

Klopp was reportedly willing to let Mane go… in return for Real wonderkid Vinicius Junior

The Gunners’ on-loan midfielder Denis Suarez could be set for a move to Napoli this summer, says the 25-year-old’s agent. (Daily Mirror)

Tottenham are leading the race to sign 18-year-old Fulham winger Ryan Sessegnon. (The Sun)

Barcelona ace Philippe Coutinho will only be allowed to leave the club if his reported £355million release clause is met, according to president Josep Maria Bartomeu. (TVE)

Liverpool are said to be interested in Bayer Leverkusen’s 22-year-old Germany winger Julian Brandt. (Bild)

Wolves are keen on signing Liverpool’s 18-year-old Portuguese winger Rafael Camacho, who recently hinted he wants to leave the club. (O Jogo)

Manchester City face competition from Paris Saint-Germain in the battle to sign 23-year-old Borussia Dortmund midfielder Julian Weigl.(France Football)

Samuel Umtiti looks set for a move away from Barcelona in the summer

Brendan Rodgers wants Leicester City to complete a permanent £40m deal to sign 21-year-old Belgium midfielder Youri Tielemans, who is on loan from Monaco.(Daily Star)

Rafael Benitez is still yet to hear back from the Newcastle United hierarchy, three weeks after telling them what it will take to keep him at St James’ Park. (The Times)

If he stays, Benitez wants to sign 19-year-old Burnley forward Dwight McNeil plus Bournemouth midfielders Ryan Fraser and David Brooks. (Daily Star)

Cristiano Ronaldo’s son scored seven goals in one half as Juventus under-10s beat Maritimo. (AS)