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Football rumours from the media


The goalkeeping situation at Manchester United continues to dominate the column inches, with EDERSON the latest name to be touted as David De Gea's replacement.

De Gea has been linked with an Old Trafford exit this summer and the Manchester Evening News is reporting United are looking at the Benfica stopper.

But the Daily Star claims Atletico Madrid keeper JAN OBLAK is the number one target and United are preparing a £40million bid.

To add further interest to the saga, Goal is reporting Real Madrid - the likeliest destination for De Gea - are keen to take Oblak across the city.

Chelsea will arm Antonio Conte with a £200million transfer kitty this summer and the Italian will spend over £40million of it on Monaco's TIEMOUE BAKAYOKO, according to the Telegraph.

The Sun is reporting Crystal Palace will make a double swoop for Manchester City duo BACARY SAGNA and GAEL CLICHY.

KELECHI IHEANACHO and NOLITO could also be leaving the Etihad Stadium as City try and make room for an attempt to bring ALEXIS SANCHEZ in from Arsenal, according to the Daily Express.

Southampton boss CLAUDE PUEL'S days are numbered, amid claims of a mutiny in the Daily Mirror. A number of top stars at St Mary's are reportedly unhappy with the Frenchman's management style.


@TheSunFootball: EXCLUSIVE: Jermain Defoe offered staggering £18million contract by Premier League club.

@DeadlineDayLive: Chelsea have reportedly made contact with Romelu Lukaku's entourage ahead of a £70million summer bid.


CHRIS WOOD: Leeds' main main Wood, who was the Championship's top scorer, is a £20million target for West Ham, Southampton, Swansea and Stoke, reports the Sun.

KYLIAN MBAPPE: Mbappe is one of Europe's hottest properties and Spanish newspaper Marca claims Liverpool have had a 75million euro offer turned down.

JORDAN PICKFORD: The Sunderland goalkeeper has been a standout performer for the relegated side this season and the Newcastle Chronicle reports Everton are preparing a £15million bid.

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