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Today’s Transfer Gossip

France striker Kylian Mbappe will not push to leave Paris St-Germain this summer because of the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic, and the 21-year-old will stay with the Ligue 1 champions for one more season. (L’Equipe, via AS)

Juventus are close to a deal to re-sign France midfielder Paul Pogba, 27, from Manchester United and will try to use fellow French midfielder Adrien Rabiot, 25, as a makeweight to bring the price down. (L’Equipe, via Sunday Express)

But Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane remains determined to sign compatriot Pogba from Manchester United. (Mundo Deportivo, via Daily Star Sunday)

Newcastle could bid for Crystal Palace and Ivory Coast winger Wilfried Zaha, 27 if their proposed takeover goes through. (Sun on Sunday)

Meanwhile Chelsea are set to receive £48.5m from Atletico Madrid for 27-year-old Spain striker Alvaro Morata this summer – and could use those funds to make a move for Sancho. (Sun on Sunday)

Manchester City are aiming to win the race with rivals Manchester United for Velez Sarsfield’s 19-year-old Argentine playmaker Thiago Almada. (Sun on Sunday)

Arsenal want to sign Barcelona’s Brazilian goalkeeper Neto, 30. (Sunday Express)

Leicester City and Watford have both registered their interest in 19-year-old Sporting Lisbon and Ecuador winger Gonzalo Plata. (Record, via Sport Witness)

Inter Milan are close to signing Napoli and Belgium playmaker Dries Mertens, 33. (La Repubblica – in Italian)

Club Bruges manager Philippe Clement says he expects 22-year-old Nigeria striker Emmanuel Dennis, who has been linked with Arsenal, Newcastle United and Wolves, to leave the club. (La Derniere Heure, via Birmingham Mail)

Former Barcelona and Spain midfielder Xavi doubts whether Liverpool’s Senegal forward Sadio Mane, 28, and 30-year-old Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who plays for Arsenal, could fit in with the football the Nou Camp club play. (Metro)

Veteran Juventus and Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini has said Real Madrid center-back Sergio Ramos’ challenge on Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah that forced the Reds striker off injured in the 2018 Champions League final was a “masterstroke”. (Marca)

Salah rejected an offer from Real Madrid in order to remain at Liverpool in 2018, according to former Egypt assistant Hany Ramzy. (On Time Sports – in Egyptian)

Chelsea believe they have moved ahead of Tottenham in their attempts to sign 16-year-old Dutch midfielder Lamare Bogarde, who plays for Feyenoord. (Football Insider

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