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Friday’s transfer rumors – Liverpool name their three summer midfield targets

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Liverpool name their three summer midfield targets

Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount, Borussia Dortmund star Jude Bellingham, and Wolves ace Matheus Nunes are Liverpool’s three main midfield transfer targets.

The Reds want to strengthen their midfield in light of a disappointing campaign. If Mount doesn’t sign a new Chelsea contract, they are favorites to sign him. Bellingham is a possibility, while Nunes has impressed Liverpool since his €45 million arrival from Sporting CP last summer. [Daily Mail]

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Man Utd receive loan offers for Greenwood

Turkish clubs have enquired to Manchester United about signing Mason Greenwood on loan.

The 21-year-old forward remains suspended at Old Trafford. While criminal charges against him were dropped last month, United have not lifted their suspension. He remains under contract at the club until June 2025. [Telegraph]

Real Madrid to rival Barcelona for Laporte

Manchester City defender Aymeric Laporte has caught the interest of Real Madrid.

Despite transfer links between Laporte and Barcelona, Real Madrid remain undeterred. They are attentive to the 28-year-old Spain international’s situation. He has made just seven appearances in the Premier League this season, six as a starter. [Diario Sport – in Spanish]

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Gvardiol is back on Chelsea’s radar

Chelsea have renewed their transfer interest in RB Leipzig central defender Josko Gvardiol.

The Blues want to strengthen their backline by signing a successor to the aging Thiago Silva. Gvardiol is someone who would fit that bill. The 21-year-old Croatia international may have a £97 million release clause, but Chelsea hope to do a cut-price deal. [The Times – subscription required]

Premier League clubs line-up move for Cooper

Nottingham Forest manager Steve Cooper has attracted the interest of several Premier League clubs.

At least two sides are considering Cooper as their newest head coach for next season. However, the 43-year-old won’t come cheap, having recently signed a new deal at Forest. Tottenham, Chelsea, West Ham, Southampton, Leeds, and Brighton may all make changes to their dugout once the season ends. [Daily Mail]

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