With the club game now pretty much over for the summer following Saturday’s Champions League final, attention turns to the transfer window.
Liverpool could reportedly look to move on from their loss in Paris on Saturday night by bringing Ousmane Dembele to Anfield on a free transfer this summer. That could arrive after letting Sadio Mane leave amid claims he is ready for a new challenge.
The Reds were reportedly eyeing up an audacious bid for Heung-min Son had Spurs missed out on the Champions League, seeing him as a potential replacement for Mane.
Chelsea are understood to be prepping a bid for Jules Kounde as the first potential signing of the Todd Boehly era, while Robert Lewandowski is a reported target for the Blues and Barcelona.
Tottenham and Manchester United are reportedly ready to battle for RB Leipzig defender Nordi Mukiele. Spurs may also make a bid for Youri Tielemans.
Arsenal, who may have to change their transfer strategy after missing out on the Champions League, are believed to be chasing Lyon midfielder Houssem Aouar.
Manchester City have already signed Erling Haaland and it is up to the rest of Europe to start playing catch-up.
This is the final weekend before the window opens as club attempt to get their house in order across the continent in what could be a huge summer.
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Liverpool considered Heung-min Son bid
Tottenham securing Champions League football was huge for a number of reasons, but it sounds like there’s another one to add to the list.
Football.london reports that Liverpool were preparing a big-money bid for Heung-min Son if Spurs finished outside the top four, seeing him as a potential replacement for Sadio Mane.
Spurs would have likely been incredibly reluctant to entertain the bid anyone, but it would certainly have been an interesting scenario!
Origi: My purpose is done
Divock Origi has been speaking at Liverpool’s trophy parade this afternoon.
The striker, who is leaving the club this summer and looks set to join AC Milan, has assured the club’s fans that there is plenty of success still to come for the team.
“I will miss these boys a lot,” Origi said.
“I have been here for eight years, but I feel my purpose is done. The club is in safe hands. There is so much still to come from this team. ”
Steven Gerrard outlines areas Liverpool must improve
Liverpool must find replacements for Jordan Henderson and James Milner in a bid to deliver more goals from midfielder, club legend Steven Gerrard has stated.
He told BT Sport: “Jordan and James Milner are not getting any younger. They’re still top players at this level, of course, and they’ll want to go on and do more.
“But for Liverpool, if you think about the next five, six, seven years, they’re going to need a midfielder, an eight, who can get goals, who can get double figures.
“They are heavily reliant on the front three – or the front five if you include Diogo Jota and Roberto Firmino. But you always need one of those midfielders that’s going to get in the box and get you goals. ”
Karim Benzema admits Kylian Mbappe regret
Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema has spoken out on Kylian Mbappe rejecting the club to remain with Paris Saint-Germain.
He told Telefoot: “I would have liked him to be able to fulfill his dream of playing for Real Madrid, being together. He chose PSG, we must respect him.
“It’s his choice, he has many responsibilities. We will enjoy playing together in the national team. Everyone makes their own decisions. ”
Sadio Mane latest
Sky Sports report on Sadio Mane being yet to deliver his verdict to Liverpool on a potential departure from the club.
The Reds are said to expect contact from Bayern Munich over a deal in the coming days, but will expect a fee far higher than £ 30million to let the winger go.
Mane’s contract expires in 12 months’ time.
Gabriel Magalhaes on Gabriel Jesus rumors
Arsenal defender Gabriel has delivered his verdict on a potential swoop for Brazil teammate Gabriel Jesus from the Gunners.
“We joke around in the dressing room, but there’s nothing certain. Of course, he’s a quality player and if he goes to Arsenal, he would help us a lot. “
Christopher Nkunku discusses PSG return
The Manchester United and Chelsea target has spoken about a potential move back to Paris Saint-Germain.
“Paris is my home, my favorite club,” he told reporters.
“I do not close any doors. Everything is possible in football. It’s nice to have the biggest clubs in the world interested in me. But it’s also great to see that Leipzig are doing everything to keep me. ”
Robert Lewandowski: ‘Hard to say’ if I will play for Bayern again
Robert Lewandowski is not afraid to tell everyone about his desire to leave Bayern Munich.
Speaking to Eleven Sports Poland, he said: “Barça move? It depends on several factors. I think my situation is clear and there is no point talking about that.
“It’s hard to say that I will play for Bayern next season.”
Sadio Mane update
Sadio Mane will “100%” leave Liverpool this summer, according to Fabrizio Romano.
The forward has reportedly told the club of his decision and Bayern Munich will reportedly push for his signing now the Champions League final is finished with.
CONFIRMED: Ralf Rangnick will leave Manchester United
A club statement read: “We would like to thank Ralf Rangnick for his efforts as interim manager over the past six months,” read a club statement.
“By mutual agreement, Ralf will now focus solely on his new role as manager of the Austria national team and will therefore not be taking up a consultancy role at Old Trafford.
“We would like to wish Ralf the best of luck in this next chapter of his career.”