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Man United entered the race to sign Pepe

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TOP STORY: Man United enters the race to sign Pepe

With Romelu Lukaku on the verge of moving to Inter Milan (if both clubs can agree to a fee), Manchester United are looking for a new attacker.

The Times reports that Lille Nicolas Pepe now on their list, with the French club assessing the 24-year-old for £ 70 million.

Arsenal, Everton and Liverpool have been credited with interest in Ivory Coast internationally, while PSG and Bayern among several clubs in Europe are also reportedly interested.

United actively targets younger players with potential, after being jolted Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Daniel James for a combined £ 65 million already, and also looking to bring a center back.


10.12 BST: Zinedine Zidane is "embarrassing" for his comments about Gareth BaleReal Madrid's situation, the player's agent told ESPN FC.

Bale was knocked out of the 3-1 defeat in the International Champions Cup on Saturday against Bayern Munich and after that, coach Zidane said: "We hope he will leave soon. That will be the best for everyone."

The Wales international is under contract until 2022 and his agent Jonathan Barnett told ESPN FC: "Zidane is embarrassing to talk like that about someone who has done so many things for Real. If and when Gareth leaves, it is because Gareth is the best interest and nothing to do with Zidane pushing. "



Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said Gareth Bale did not appear in a 3-1 defeat to Bayern Munich because the club wanted the Wales player to leave as soon as possible.

09.47 BST: Winger Alex Iwobi said he could leave Arsenal if the club signed Wilfried Zaha from Crystal Palace this summer.

"I am not a person who likes to get out of chickens. I have had it for years, being told that I am not good enough," Iwobi told Sun. "So whenever there is a chance, I always try and prove that I have to start. But it will be difficult if Zaha comes. He will add more pressure.

"I am ready to fight but the only time I will consider going is if I don't play as much as I want. Obviously, my excitement is playing football and not just sitting. If that happens I will have no choice but to go. will always struggle to play – that's what I've done all my life.

"We already have big stars, so by adding one more I have to prove I can do better than them."

09.19 BST: David De Gea & # 39;Manchester United's new contract is set to keep him at Old Trafford for the next six years, sources told ESPN FC.

The Spaniard is expected to sign his new contract, worth more than £ 110 million, before the start of the season to end talks for 18 months.

Sources said the goalkeeper, who is rated as one of the best in the world, has been guaranteed that United remain committed to challenging the Premier League and Champions League after finishing sixth last season to see Ole's Gunnar Solskjaer forced to accept a place in the European League. .

09.00 BST: Gareth BaleThe time at Real Madrid is almost certain to end after head coach Zinedine Zidane revealed that the club was trying to move the 30-year-old player this summer.

The Wales international was eliminated from a 3-1 defeat in the International Champions Cup on Saturday against Bayern Munich in Houston and, when questioned about the reasons after the match, Zidane confirmed that he felt that Bale was overweight at the club.

"Bale didn't play because he was very close to going," Zidane said. "We hope he will leave soon. This will be the best for everyone. We are working on the transfer to the new team.

"I have no personal problems with him, but there are times when everything is done because it has to be done, I have to make a decision. We have to change.

"Output is the decision of the coach, and also the players, who know the situation. The situation will change, I don't know whether it is 24 or 48 hours, but it will, and that is a good thing for everyone."



Zinedine Zidane wants Gareth Bale to leave, but Sid Lowe said it would not be easy for Real Madrid to get a deal before the end of the window.

PAPER TALK (by Richard Edwards)

Spurs approaches Sessegnon

Fulham Ryan Sessegnon set to reject offers from Inter Milan and Borussia Dortmund and head to Spurs, according to the

The newspaper claimed that Mauricio Pochettino had seen competition from the European giants to bring left-back / left winger to a sparkling club new home in London. This is the latest business for a club that has spent £ 65 million Tanguy Ndombele and Jack Clarke this summer.

Now, with Fulham preparing for the Championship season and Spurs looking to build their first appearance in the Champions League final, it seems the 19-year-old is not only delaying a new contract, but also intends to get another contract. at a different club.

The only stumbling block can be the cost that Spurs have to pay, with Fulham reportedly holding £ 45 million for players who have been at Craven Cottage since the age of eight.

United will face PSG for Bruno Fernandes

The pursuit of the Lisbon miracle, Bruno Fernandes went well and correctly, but Manchester United could not have things in their own way when they tried to take him to Old Trafford.

So the Daily Mail said, reporting that Paris Saint-Germain had joined the race for the 24-year-old who scored 23 goals last season. The only thing hindering this special race so far is the £ 55 million monster price that has so far delayed prospective applicants.

PSG are set to release some of their fringe players in an effort to free up space for targets like Everton Idrissa Gueye, but with the transfer window set to close in the next few weeks, Sporting Lisbon may be tempted to drop the asking price – which can trigger a struggle for its services.

Pogba to Real back?

Right when you think about Real Madrid's interests Paul Pogba waning, rising appeared Los Blancos boss Zinedine Zidane with a quote to send a new horse.

The French midfielder is likely to ask for expensive fees – with some stating that United survive for £ 180 million for players – but don't be afraid, Madridista, Zizou has it in hand, according to Sun.

"We have a plan with the club and we will see what happens," the Madrid boss said.


– Friday night we reported that Carl Jenkinson was in line to replace Aaron Wan-Bissaka at Crystal Palace. Now the man who is already very familiar with Selhurst Park seems to be ready to return to the club. The Daily Mail claims that Palace has held further talks with Nathaniel Clyne, Liverpool wing-back, who began his professional career at Palace.

Andy Carroll can return to Newcastle after being released by West Ham. The Sun claims that new Newcastle boss Steve Bruce wants the 30-year-old striker.

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