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Real Madrid are preparing a £70m bid for 27-year-old Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba. The France international has told the Premier League club he will not sign a contract extension. (Sunday Express)

Bayern Munich and Brazil midfielder Philippe Coutinho, 27, will be a target for Newcastle United if they make former Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino their new manager. (Sunday Mirror)

The Magpies and West Ham United are among a number of Premier League clubs to have enquired about Real Madrid and Serbia striker Luka Jovic, 22. (90min)

Barcelona are willing to sell some of their biggest names, including 29-year-old France forward Antoine Griezmann, this summer in order to raise funds. (Daily Star Sunday)

When Leeds United almost conquered Europe, via Barca, Milan and Lazio…
Alan Smith celebrates scoring for Leeds
As told by those involved…

Roma want to sign Manchester United and Chile forward Alexis Sanchez on loan. The 31-year-old is at Inter Milan on a temporary basis this sason. (Sky Sport Italia, via Goal – in Italian)

Roma also want to keep on-loan United and England defender Chris Smalling, 30, for at least another season, says manager Paulo Fonseca. (ESPN)

Real Madrid are planning to sell at least five players this summer, including Wales winger Gareth Bale, 30. (AS – in Spanish)

Leicester City and Nigeria midfielder Wilfred Ndidi, 23, is a target for Paris St-Germain. (ESPN)

The Foxes will make a move for Arsenal and Scotland left-back Kieran Tierney, 22, if England defender Ben Chilwell, 23, is sold. (Sunday Express)

Lille have received an 85m euros (£75m) bid from an unnamed club for Nigeria striker Victor Osimhen. The 21-year-old is wanted by Liverpool. (Telefoot – in French)

Barcelona could sell Uruguay striker Luis Suarez this summer with several Major League Soccer teams said to be interested in the 33-year-old. (Marca)

Newcastle, Everton, West Ham and Leicester are all monitoring the situation of Manchester United and England midfielder Jesse Lingard, 27. (90min)

The Hammers are considering selling 25-year-old French striker Sebastien Haller – their record signing – after just one season to fund the purchase of 26-year-old Belgium forward Michy Batshuayi, who Chelsea want £40m for. (Sunday Express)

Southampton hope to sign Reims’ French defender Axel Disasi, 22. (Mail on Sunday)

Leeds United will look to make 20-year-old French goalkeeper Illan Meslier’s loan deal from Lorient permanent if they win promotion to the Premier League. (Sunday Telegraph

IN OTHER NEWS. . . .

US WOMEN’S SOCCER TEAM LOOSES EQUAL PAY CASE AGAINST THE UNITED STATES SOCCER FEDERATION

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In a 32-page ruling, Judge Gary Klausner of the US District Court for Central California in Los Angeles tossed the women’s claim of pay discrimination…more details