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Links between Emre Can and Juventus and Manchester City make the papers on Monday.

Liverpool’s Emre Can
Liverpool’s Emre Can

Liverpool may have to be prepared to spend big if they want to keep hold of midfielder Emre Can, according to The Sun. The German is out of contract in the summer and is said to be on the radar of Juventus and Manchester City. Without a transfer fee, the 24-year-old will be able to order large wages, which may mean Reds bosses will need to offer more than £200,000 a week to keep him at Anfield.

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Partick Thistle v Celtic – Ladbrokes Premiership – Firhill Stadium

Celtic’s Scott Sinclair could be poised for a move back to the Premier League amid interest from Brighton and Bournemouth, the Mail reports. The 29-year-old has impressed north of the border with 17 goals this season.

Staying with Celtic, defender Kieran Tierney could be snapped up by Manchester United this summer, according to the Daily Record. It comes as Jose Mourinho looks to bolster his defensive options, with the 20-year-old standing out as a potential target. It is expected the youngster could command a fee of up to £20million.

Andy King’s loan move to Swansea could become permanent with the midfielder impressing at the Liberty Stadium, the Mirror says. King appears happy with the Swans after leaving Leicester on deadline day in search of more game time, but any extension to his time in Wales could depend on whether Swansea avoid relegation at the end of the season.

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Arsenal Training Session – London Colney

Arsene Wenger: Doubts continue to linger over the Arsenal manager’s future, with ex-Borussia Dortmund boss Thomas Tuchel now touted as a possible successor at the Emirates, according to German website Kicker. It says Tuchel could be heading for London this summer, adding it puts paid to speculation he would replace Jupp Heynckes at Bayern Munich. However, Tuchel has also been linked to Paris St Germain and Chelsea, Sportbuzzer reports.

Timo Werner: The German striker is said to be on the radar of Liverpool for a move this summer, the Daily Mirror reports. The Reds are said to be in contact with the 22-year-old and could be willing to offer RB Leipzig £87.5million to secure the transfer.



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