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Liverpool consider options as Keita deal 'increasingly difficult' while Manchester United face battle over player swap for top target: transfer rumours

Liverpool's chances of landing NABY KEITA are looking more remote while Manchester United must consider whether or not to part with ANTHONY MARTIAL, according to today's rumour mill.

Jurgen Klopp has long been tipped with a pursuit for RB Leipzig midfielder Keita and the Reds are reported to have had two offers turned down. Now the Liverpool Echo have reported that, while the player is 'desperate' for a move to Anfield, "Leipzig's position appears so entrenched that agreeing a deal this summer looks increasingly difficult."

The Echo report that Liverpool are now considering their options.

At Old Trafford, United want Inter Milan midfielder IVAN PERISIC but the Independent reckon the Italian club have asked for Martial in return, with Jose Mourinho reluctant to meet the £48 million asking price for his target.

Meanwhile, Barcelona are lining up a move for Monaco star KYLIAN MBAPPE as a potential replacement for NEYMAR, reports the Daily Mail.

The Brazilian looks increasingly likely to join PSG for a world record fee of over £180million and the Spanish club could splash the cash on the young French striker.

The Mirror are reporting that Manchester United could be ready to swoop for Everton midfielder ROSS BARKLEY.

The paper claimed on Wednesday that Barkley wants to become Tottenham's highest-paid player, but they now suggest United are monitoring the situation.

Manchester City may just have spent £50million on Kyle Walker, but the Sun writes that they are chasing Real Madrid right-back Danilio, who can also play in midfield, in a £26million deal.

West Ham have been told they will have to fork out £20million if they are to lure Arsenal into selling JACK WILSHERE.

Chelsea want to recoup £44million for Atletico Madrid-bound DIEGO COSTA, according to the Independent.

ONLINE/SOCIAL ROUND-UP

@SunMartinB: Fernando and Delph both likely to leave #mcfc this summer. No plans to bring in any more midfielders tho. Danilo can play there if needed.

@DeadlineDayLive: Chris Samba is currently on trial at Aston Villa. He played alongside John Terry in a friendly.

@Agent_Edward: Morata to CFC for £75m & Danilo to MCFC for £30m + add-ons. £105m for 2 bench players is very good business by Real Madrid.

@DailyStarSport: #CardiffCity EXCLUSIVE: Vincent Tan ready to sell Championship club for £30m.

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JAVIER HERNANDEZ: Sky Sports are reporting that West Ham are closing on on the former Manchester United striker.

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