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07.55 UPDATE: Liverpool eye Alex McCarthy

Jurgen Klopp is considering a move for Alex McCarthy with Simon Mignolet set to leave Liverpool.

McCarthy would come in as back to Alisson after losing his place to Angus Gunn under Ralph Hasenhuttl.

Mignolet has spent a year on the sidelines after the signing of Alisson and will now leave the club this summer.

Liverpool had look at McCarthy last year even before signing Alisson.

07.40 UPDATE: Real Madrid transfer battle

Christian Eriksen is at the centre of a tug of war between Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane and president Florentino Perez which could benefit Tottenham.

The Danish international, who only has a year left to run on his contract, admitted earlier this month that he was ready to take up a new challenge.

It was generally seen as a come-and-get-me plea to Real Madrid but his dream move is now hanging by a thread.

French legend Zidane wants to link up with his countryman, Manchester United’s Paul Pogba, who has set his heart on a move to the Spanish giants.

Perez favours making a move for a cheaper option Eriksen but it seems that the Dane wants to make a decision on his future within the next couple of weeks.

07.15 UPDATE: United eye Diop deal

Manchester United are eyeing West Ham defender Issa Diop – but face a battle to convince the Londoners to sell.

Sky Sports report that United are keen to add the centre-back to their squad this summer as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looks to overhaul his side.

Diop impressed for West Ham last season but has only bee in England for one campaign.

United have been linked with several defenders including Harry Maguire and Matthijs de Ligt.

07.00 UPDATE: Wan-Bisakka latest

Manchester United are closing in on a deal for Crystal Palace ace Aaron Wan-Bissaka but will have to forfeit their sell on clause for Wilfried Zaha.

Express Sport understands Wan-Bissaka is now close to a deal with United and wants to join the club.

Palace are looking into signing Belgium international Timothy Castagne to replace him.

Castagne came close to joining Celtic for £8m in the last transfer window but the deal collapsed when the Italian outfit increased their demands to £12m.

06.45 UPDATE: Coutinho wants Chelsea deal

Philippe Coutinho wants to join Chelsea from Barcelona, according to Duncan Castles.

Coutinho looks set to leave Barcelona this summer after a difficult 18 months and the club are ready to sell.

“The briefing I had last week was that Coutinho’s preference would be to go to Chelsea rather than Paris St-Germain,” Castles said on the Transfer Window podcast.

“But of course, dependent on the transfer-window ban being lifted, which it looks almost certain not to happen.”

06.30 UPDATE: Liverpool eye defender

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp wants a new defender this summer – to partner Virgil van Dijk in the heart of his back four.

Van Dijk was one of the stars as Liverpool won the Champions League.

But now Klopp wants to add more steal and has been linked with Matthijs de Ligt, although Barcelona, PSG and Manchester United are also circling.

Joe Gomez was expected to be Van Dijk’s main partner but has struggled with injuries.

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