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Monday’s transfer rumors – Ten Hag’s first five Man Utd targets revealed

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Ten Hag’s first five Man Utd targets revealed

Erik ten Hag has five transfer targets already in mind for Manchester United, should he take over this summer.

The first two are Ajax winger Antony and defender Jurrien Timbers. In addition, Ten Hag has eyes on River Plate midfielder Enzo Fernandez, Monaco midfielder Aurelien Tchouameni, and Everton defender Jarrad Branthwaite. [Mirror]

Mane set for new Liverpool contract

Liverpool plan to offer forward Sadio Mane a new contract.

The 30-year-old Senegalese’s current deal ends in 12 months. He wants to stay at Anfield, but owners Fenway Sports Group are unlikely to offer him a ‘huge deal’. [Football Insider]

Bayern Munich in ‘final stages’ in talks for Ajax duo

Hazard won’t leave Real Madrid this summer

Eden Hazard will reject a summer transfer to prove himself at Real Madrid, according to his brother, Kylian.

Speaking to RTFB, Kylian Hazard said: “He [Eden] is not going to let Real go until he’s proven he’s the strongest there. He’s proven himself at every club he’s been to, and for me, he doesn’t want to leave.

“I don’t think he’s going to leave. If the president [Florentino Perez] wants him to leave, if he knows he has no chance to play, then I don’t think that he will stay. But I can assure you of one thing: he will do everything to prove that he is the best player at Real.”

Barcelona & Coutinho’s agents to meet

Barcelona will meet Philippe Coutinho’s agents in the coming week to discuss the player’s future.

The 29-year-old playmaker has enjoyed a welcome run of decent form on loan at Aston Villa. Manager Steven Gerrard wants a permanent deal. However, Villa are unwilling to meet Barcelona’s €40 million asking price. The Premier League side instead want to negotiate a lower fee.

This may cause Barcelona to instruct Coutinho’s agents to negotiate with other teams. [Diario Sport]

Lacazette is looking increasingly likely to leave Arsenal

Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas wants to re-sign Alexandre Lacazette from Arsenal this summer.

The 30-year-old striker is out of contract at the end of the season. Lyon tried to persuade him to sign a pre-contract agreement earlier in the year. Nothing happened, but they remain confident.

Another former Lyon striker on the club’s transfer wishlist is Real Madrid star Karim Benzema. [L’Equipe – in French]