Transfer gossip: Liverpool favourites for France midfielder, Atletico offer escape to Man Utd flop

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Monaco midfielder Aurelien Tchouameni celebrates scoring. Credit: PA Images
Monaco midfielder Aurelien Tchouameni celebrates scoring. Credit: PA Images

Liverpool are the frontrunners to sign a Chelsea and Real Madrid target, while Tottenham are being linked with a Serie A-based wing-back…

Liverpool dropped off the pace in the title race this weekend, but the Reds appear to have stolen a march on their rivals over Aurelien Tchouameni…

The France midfielder is set to be on the move this summer, with Chelsea, Real Madrid and Liverpool all said to have been jostling for position at the head of the queue.

Telefoot reckons the Reds are now favourites to land the 22-year-old from Monaco, with Marca reporting a similar line. Apparently, Real remain extremely interested in Tchouameni but they want to wait until 2023 to sign the midfielder while they are content with their current midfield options.

Liverpool, though, are keen to strike a deal in time for next season and the Champions League finalists are making good progress in their negotiations with Monaco.

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Liverpool have also been linked with Konrad Laimer, the RB Leipzig midfielder approaching the final year of his contract.

Reports over the weekend suggested Manchester United were sniffing around the 24-year-old too but there is also strong interest from Leipzig’s Bundesliga rivals.

Fabrizio Romano says Bayern Munich are readying their opening offer for Laimer which is said to be worth around £15million. Julian Nagelsmann knows all about the Austria international having worked together in Leipzig where Laimer has played since 2017.

It might be rather rather easier to prise Laimer away from Leipzig than Christopher Nkunku. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of clubs willing to try.

Football.London claims Arsenal, Chelsea and United are all willing to make a play for Nkunku this summer. But Leipzig have no intention of entertaining any offers for the 24-year-old…

Like many Man Utd players, Aaron Wan-Bissaka appears to have no future at Old Trafford. The right-back has endured a miserable season with the Red Devils, who are prepared to let the £50million full-back leave on loan with a view to a permanent deal.

Wan-Bissaka has been linked with a return to Crystal Palace but the 24-year-old could be tempted abroad.

Last week it was reported that Jose Mourinho is willing to take the defender to Roma, while Todofichajes claims Atletico Madrid are also willing to take a punt.

Tottenham are also on the look-out for a right-sided defender and their eye is wandering towards Atalanta…

The Daily Mail says Joakim Maehle is one of Spurs’ top targets this summer while Antonio Conte seeks to reinforce his wing-back options.

Maehle was outstanding for Denmark at the Euros last summer and the 24-year-old won’t come cheap since he is under contract with Atalanta until 2025.

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