Transfer news in the morning
Liverpool are reportedly ready to honor Gavi’s release clause if he refuses to sign a new contract at Barcelona.
According to Sport, Jurgen Klopp’s side would pay the £50million release clause to sign the central midfielder.
However, it seems Liverpool’s hopes could be fading as the player is rumored to be close to dedicating his long-term future to Barca.
Meanwhile, SunSport have exclusively revealed how Inter Milan plan to strike a pay-sharing deal with Chelsea to bring Romelu Lukaku back to Italy.
The Serie A runners-up are keen to re-sign the striker and end his frustrations at Stamford Bridge
But with money at extra cost, they’re likely to push for a loan swap that will also see Chelsea have to pay part of his salary.
Inter are ready to pay just over a third of Lukaku’s around £325,000-a-week.
In other news, Dan Ashworth is hoping to make Hugo Ekitike Newcastle’s first summer signing after finally starting work as the Toon’s sporting director.
Ashworth, 51, will spearhead Newcastle’s summer spending with a first £25.6million deal already signed for young French striker Ekitike with Reims.
The 19-year-old turned down a move to Tyneside in January but is now keen on a Premier League move and the Newcastle project.
And finally, Tottenham are reportedly finalizing a deal for Middlesbrough right-back Djed Spence.
His outstanding form on loan at Nottingham Forest has attracted the attention of numerous clubs including Brentford, Arsenal and even Bayern Munich.
Forest is also trying to strike a deal that will keep him at the club permanently.
But according to the Express, Tottenham are currently leading the transfer race for the star and will push a bid in the coming weeks.
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/5295517/man-city-saka-liverpool-gavi-mane-bayern-transfer-news-live/ Man City step up pursuit of Saka, Reds ready to place £43m bid for Gavi, Bayern set up £30m transfer offer for Sadio Mane