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Transfer news and football gossip: Liverpool ace Mane is Madrid’s top target, £85m Chelsea bid claimed, Manchester United and Man City track 16-year-old

talkSPORT.com rounds up all the latest transfer news and football gossip from Sunday’s papers and online…

Real Madrid are aiming to sign Sadio Mane, the Liverpool and Senegal forward, this summer. Los Blancos boss Zinedine Zidane is a huge fan of Mane and wants to bring him to the Bernabeu as he seeks to refresh Real’s frontline. Mane’s representatives have reportedly been contacted by Los Blancos officials, who formally registered their interest in the 27-year-old. Mane has three years remaining on his Liverpool contract and it would take a huge bid to prise him away from Anfield. (Mirror)

Frank Lampard has prepared an £85million bid to sign Leon Bailey from Bayer Leverkusen. Bailey, 22, has been a long-term target of Chelsea’s, and the west Londoners had scouts in attendance as he scored in a 3-1 defeat of Rangers earlier this week. Liverpool, Manchester United and Arsenal are also keen on the young Jamaica forward, though Lampard is ready to make his move with the huge offer prepared. (Express)

Leon Bailey has attracted interest from top clubs around Europe
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The 16-year-old Fenerbahce starlet Omer Faruk Beyaz is wanted by Manchester United and Man City. Beyaz has still never made his senior debut for Fenerbahce, but was named on the bench for two of the Turkish club’s recent first-team fixtures. He is a highly rated Turkey Under-17 international who plays in attacking midfield, and there is rival interest in Beyaz from Inter, Juventus and Barcelona. (Fotospor)

Paris Saint-Germain could sign Riyad Mahrez this summer with the Man City winger considering a transfer. PSG have shown interest in the Algeria international, who was born in the Paris suburbs, with City possibly banned from Europe after being hit with UEFA sanctions for FFP breaches. A lack of Champions League football could see a number of City’s top players leave the Etihad over the next few years. (Express)

Chelsea want to sign Manchester United’s on-loan goalkeeper Dean Henderson, but the Red Devils have offered him a new contract to tie down the highly-rated glovesman. Henderson has starred for Sheffield United over the past two seasons and is being tipped to become United’s no.1 next term amid rumours David de Gea could leave Old Trafford this summer. A £100,000-per-week deal is on the table for Henderson, which would be his fourth contract without ever actually playing for Manchester United. (Sun)

Dean Henderson has been the Premier League’s standout goalkeeper this season
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Tottenham are showing interest in Valencia midfielder Geoffrey Kondogbia, with Jose Mourinho a big fan of the 27-year-old. He’s played 24 games for the LaLiga side this season and has been a consistent performer, with Spurs’ top scout Steve Hitchen monitoring his progress. Kondogbia has previously been linked with a Premier League switch, and the transfer could finally go through this summer. (Sky Sports)

Chelsea are leading the pursuit of Billy Gimour’s younger brother Harvey. The 14-year-old is impressing in the Kilmarnock youth ranks and Blues chiefs are very serious about getting another member of the Gilmour family at the club. The elder Gilmour, Billy, has become an overnight star at Stamford Bridge with elite performances against Liverpool and Everton. – FULL STORY

Manchester United are plotting the sale of FIVE players this summer as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer plans another overhaul of his squad. The Norwegian manager will allow David de Gea, Jesse Lingard, Paul Pogba, Alexis Sanchez and Marcos Rojo to leave to fund another spending spree. – FULL STORY


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