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Several Premier League clubs are said to be keeping tabs on Abdoulaye Doucoure.

Manchester United are eyeing up Watford’s Abdoulaye Doucoure for a summer transfer, according to the Mirror. The paper says United have joined a number of clubs keeping track of the 25-year-old Frenchman, with Liverpool, Tottenham and Arsenal also reportedly interested in the midfielder.

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Juventus are reportedly looking to use their trip to England, when they face Tottenham in the last 16 of the Champions League, as an opportunity to tie up a deal for Liverpool’s Emre Can. The Mirror says reports in Italy suggest the 24-year-old German international is close to signing a contract with the club.

Reported Manchester United target Paulo Dybala could sign a new five-year contract at Juventus without any release clause, according to the Sun. The paper says the 24-year-old believes he still has much to learn in Italy before testing himself in the Premier League.

Paulo Dybala could sign a new deal with Juventus (Steven Paston/EMPICS/PA)

Arsenal have reportedly set their sights on Bayer Leverkusen goalkeeper Bernd Leno. The Daily Mail writes the Gunners want to sign a new keeper this summer, and rate Leno highly. But the potential move casts doubt on the future of Petr Cech as the club’s number one, the paper adds.

Liverpool are reportedly on the brink of signing Monaco star Thomas Lemar. The Metro says reports in the French media suggest the club are close to an agreement in principle for their long-term target.

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Players to watch

David Alaba: The Mirror claims Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United could all battle it out for the wing-back after the Austrian admitted he was leaving an exit from Bayern Munich “open”. The paper says Barcelona and Real Madrid could also be keen on the star.

Marouane Fellaini: Paris St Germain are reportedly set to offer the 30-year-old Manchester United midfielder a lucrative four-year deal. The Sun says the Belgian has turned down the offer of a contract extension at Old Trafford, and claims reports in France suggest PSG are looking to make their move.

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