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Transfer news and football gossip: Man United in Bruno Fernandes talks, Arsenal offered Barcelona forward, Tottenham favourites to sign Real Madrid starlet


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

Chelsea have confirmed the appointment of Frank Lampard as their new manager – FULL STORY

The Blues had planned to unveil Lampard as their new boss on Wednesday, but the plans were scuppered by the social media blackout with Facebook and Instagram experiencing problems loading pictures and videos. (Daily Mirror)

Frank Lampard is the new manager of Chelsea
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The agent of Sporting Lisbon midfielder Bruno Fernandes, 24, is in the UK to thrash out a move to Manchester United. (Sky Sports)

Leicester City are set to beat Manchester United to the £40m club-record signing of Belgium midfielder Youri Tielemans. The 22-year-old Monaco man impressed on loan for the Foxes last season, and has been linked as a potential replacement for Paul Pogba at Old Trafford. (Daily Telegraph)

Romelu Lukaku’s agent has held fresh talks with Inter Milan, with the Italian side still in discussions with Manchester United over a fee for the 26-year-old Belgium striker. (Sky Sport Italia)


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Arsenal have been offered Barcelona forward Malcom, but remain focused on trying to sign Wilfred Zaha from Crystal Palace. (Daily Mirror)

The Gunners have reportedly ‘made up to £70m available’ as they prepare to make a second bid for Zaha, although that still falls short of Palace’s £80m valuation. (Sky Sports)

Liverpool, Arsenal and Tottenham are set for a transfer battle to sign Real Madrid midfielder Dani Ceballos, although Spurs are said to be the current favourites to sign the 22-year-old. (Marca)

Will Arsenal get a deal over the line for Zaha this summer?
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Meanwhile, Tottenham have put talks with Real Betis for Argentina midfielder Giovani Lo Celso on hold, as the two clubs have been unable to agree a fee for the 23-year-old. (Sky Sports)

Mauricio Pochettino has asked Tottenham to sign 25-year-old Spanish striker Mariano Diaz from Real Madrid. (Ok Diario)

Spurs are also interested in 20-year-old Roma striker Nicolo Zaniolo and are willing to sell them Belgium defender Toby Alderweireld to help fund the deal. (Daily Mail)

England full-backs Kieran Trippier and Danny Rose could both be sold by Spurs as they prepare a move for Fulham’s Ryan Sessegnon. (Daily Mirror)

Chelsea have opened new contract talks with 20-year-old midfielder Mason Mount, who played under Frank Lampard at Derby last season. (Evening Standard)

Tottenham are reportedly favourites to sign Real Madrid starlet Dani Ceballos
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Leicester have been told they will need to pay up £40m if they want to sign Brighton centre-back Lewis Dunk. (Daily Mirror)

Bayern Munich have overtaken Manchester City in the race to sign Juventus right-back Joao Cancelo, while Barcelona are also interested in the 25-year-old. (Corriere dello Sport)

Everton have received bids from clubs in the Bundesliga and the Championship for 22-year-old midfielder Joe Williams. (Liverpool Echo)

Real Madrid have not received any offers for Gareth Bale, despite making it clear he does not feature in manager Zinedine Zidane’s plans. (Marca)


 

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