Man United given permission to speak to Mario Lemina over transfer

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Manchester United have been given permission to speak to Mario Lemina over a potential move, according to the Express.

Lemina, who has said he would be open to leaving Southampton, is said to be wanted by both United and Arsenal.

And United’s problems are said to be growing as Victor Lindelof’s agent hints the defender wants to join a “great European club”, according to The Telegraph.

Lindelof’s agent has suggested the Swede could be open to a move amid interest from Barcelona.

The Mirror says Bournemouth expect Callum Wilson to sign a new four-year deal next week to ward off interest from West Ham.

The England striker has been targeted as the Hammers look to be losing out to Valencia in the race for Celta Vigo marksman Maxi Gomez.

Bayern Munich remain determined to sign Leroy Sane this summer, according to the Mirror.

The Bundesliga champions have so far been scared off by Manchester City’s £90 million valuation but the 23-year-old Germany winger is still expected to be a high-profile casualty of manager Pep Guardiola’s off-season surgery on his title-winning squad.

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Manchester United and Arsenal push for Southampton battler Mario Lemina

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Manchester United and Arsenal are among the clubs who have enquired about Southampton midfielder Mario Lemina, PA understands.

Signed from Juventus two years ago, the 25-year-old looks set to leave St Mary’s this summer after a stop-start time on the south coast.

Along with United and Arsenal, Leicester have also expressed an interest in Lemina, although none of the Premier League trio have been willing to meet Southampton’s valuation as of yet.

Saints paid an initial €17 million to sign the Gabon international from Juve, who were owed a possible extra €3m.

The club will at least want to get their money back as they look to cash in on Lemina, who has not been included in Southampton’s 26-man squad for their pre-season training camp in Austria.

The former Marseille midfielder has made 52 appearances in all competitions for Saints, although only three of them have come in 2019.

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Napoli close in on deal to sign Real Madrid midfielder James Rodriguez

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Napoli are closing in on a deal for Real Madrid midfielder James Rodriguez.

According to Sky Sports Italia, the Partenopei director Cristiano Giuntoli flew out to the Spanish capital on Monday for advanced negotiations with Real Madrid and Rodriguez’s agent Jorge Mendes.

Atletico Madrid remain interested in securing the 27-year-old’s services, but the Colombian reportedly wants to work with Carlo Ancelotti again.

The Serie A side hope to finalise a deal in the coming days, with the only issue being whether Real Madrid agree to Napoli initially taking him on loan with an option to buy later.

The former Monaco man spent the last two seasons on loan at Bayern Munich but after a disappointing loan spell, the Bundesliga giants decided against extending the option in the contract, with James now seeking new opportunities to further his career.

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