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Transfer news LIVE: Man Utd £105m blow, Liverpool £60m battle, Aubameyang’s China decision

Man Utd dealt £105m blow

Manchester United look set to miss out on Benfica star Joao Felix this summer.

A new report from Marca claims rivals Manchester City are now ‘best placed’ to secure a mammoth summer transfer.

The Spanish publication states that Pep Guardiola’s men won’t hesitate to pay the €120m (£105m) release clause included in Felix’s contract.

The City boss is extremely keen on the Portuguese youngster.

And the fact Guardiola wants his side to meet Benfica’s demands could force United out of the race.

Auabmeyang’s China decision

Arsenal believe Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is settled in north London and he is set to stay amid interest from China.

The Gunners striker has emerged as a target for Guangzhou Evergrande and Shanghai SIPG.

Both Chinese Super League sides are ready to offer him big money to move to the Far East.

The Times have suggested wages of £300,000-a-week would be tabled to Aubameyang.

But Arsenal have no intention of letting their £56m record signing leave ahead of the 2019/20 season.

As part of his existing contract, it is said Aubameyang receives a £3.75m loyalty bonus for every season he completes at Arsenal.

The club subsequently feel that should help deter him from having his head turned by the salary on offer in China.

 

Liverpool and United in £60m battle

Manchester United are leading the race to sign Leicester star James Maddison.

The 22-year-old returned 14 goals and assists and he provided the most goalscoring chances in the league.

The Independent say Liverpool, Manchester City and Tottenham are all interested in the midfielder but it’s United who are in ‘pole’ position to sign him.’

Leicester want to keep hold of their prized asset though and it will take an offer of close to £60m to get the Foxes to even consider opening talks.

Original article: https://www.dailystar.co.uk/sport/football/783347/Transfer-news-Liverpool-Man-Utd-Chelsea-Arsenal-Real-Madrid-Eden-Hazard-football-gossip

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