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TOP STORY: Real begin pursuit of Salah

Real Madrid's desire to bring Eden Hazard to the Bernabeu is well documented, but the Mail reports that there's another Premier League attacker in their sights -- Mohamed Salah.

Liverpool star Salah was the joint Golden Boot winner with teammate Sadio Mane and Arsenal's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, and the Mail says Zinedine Zidane sees him as the perfect partner for Hazard and Karim Benzema.

Gareth Bale looks certain to be heading out in the summer, along with a number of other high-profile names, and the Mail says "Zidane believes Salah's pace and movement would inject some real dynamism into his side."

Any move for the Egypt international would meet stiff resistance from Liverpool, but perhaps an offer worthy of a new-era galactico could persuade the Premier League runners-up to let Salah go.


22.16 BST: We bring Friday's live edition of Transfer Talk to a close with news on a pair of Arsenal youngsters. Goal reports that Bayern Munich are keen on more London teenagers, and with the Bundesliga champions circling, Arsenal are scrambling to convince Tyreece John-Jules and Xavier Amaechi of their path to the first team and subsequently tie them down to new contracts, with their current deals expiring in 12 months' time.

21.29 BST: Mexico national team goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa is looking to leave Belgian club Standard Liege this summer, with Sunday's game against Genk likely to be his last in the Belgian first division. Read the full story.

20.42 BST: Sylvinho, the former Arsenal and Barcelona left-back, is expected to be named the next Lyon manager over the weekend, sources have confirmed to ESPN. The Brazilian, 45, was Brazil U23 head coach since earlier this year and was also Tite's assistant for the senior team.

He has been chosen by Juninho Pernambucano, 44, who is coming back as sporting director at the club where he became a legend as a player between 2001 and 2009. Juninho has imposed Sylvinho on club chairman Jean-Michel Aulas, who typically decides on the next manager. Desperate for Juninho to come back to Lyon, Aulas gave him total control, even over the appointment of the next manager.

19.55 BST: While Tottenham and Juventus are interested in Fulham prodigy Ryan Sessegnon, Sky Sports reports that Manchester United are the first club to make contact with the West London club over the 18-year-old's availability.

19.08 BST: The Telegraph is reporting that Massimiliano Allegri leaving Juventus is "to open way for Premier League move."

18.21 BST: It seems a certainty that Hakim Ziyech will be leaving Ajax this summer. "He leaves when a top club comes," Metro quotes Ajax director of football Marc Overmars as saying. "Many big clubs are buzzing around him. We promised Hakim [that we would] agree to a good transfer." Liverpool, Arsenal, Manchester United, Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund are all said to be interested in the 26-year-old winger.

17.34 BST: Everton are "very interested" in signing Fulham striker Aleksandar Mitrovic, according to Sky Sports. The Championship-bound Cottagers would prefer to hold on to the 24-year-old Serbian, but he prefers to remain in the Premier League next season, and a move to Merseyside could see him achieve just that.

16.47 BST: The Mail says Chelsea "could turn their search for a new striker towards Ajax's David Neres" after former target Luka Jovic moved closer to joining Real Madrid -- but only, of course, if their two-window transfer ban is overturned on appeal.

16.14 BST: Newcastle will stress that midfielder Sean Longstaff, a 21-year-old academy graduate who has been linked with Manchester United (see 10:36 BST) is not for sale in the summer, the Chronicle reports.

15.47 BST: It seems likely that Porto forward Moussa Marega will soon be on his way to England, says the Mail, which reports that West Ham "are tipped as his most likely destination."

14.58 BST: Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone has backed some of the club's big characters to step up and fill the void left by Antoine Griezmann, who will leave in the summer.

The World Cup-winner's departure was announced in a video published on Twitter and Simeone said his other main players -- some also linked with moves away -- could become leaders.

"Important players go and leave holes to fill -- and I'm no doubt the likes of Rodrigo, Saul [Niguez], [Jose Maria] Gimenez, Koke, [Jan] Oblak will be those who fill them," Simeone said at a news conference.

14.31 BST: Mauro Icardi has hinted that he will stay at Inter Milan following rumours he was on the verge of joining Juventus.

"Seeing as media organisations have published news which don't reflect my feelings or desire, I have to inform our supporters that I have told the club over again that my intention is to remain at Inter," he wrote on Instagram.

"I understand the media's interest in selling false news but more than clearing up the news myself, I don't know what to do. I repeat: I have already expressed my desire to Inter of wanting to stay because Inter are my family. Time will show who has told the truth."

13:59 BST: And staying at PSG, here's what coach Thomas Tuchel said about Antoine Griezmann, who is leaving Atletico Madrid: "He could play for any team in the world. However, he is unrealistic for us. In any case we should start by concentrating on defensive reinforcements."

13:44 BST: Paris Saint-Germain's Timothy Weah has said he wants to establish himself with the French champions next season after returning from a loan spell at Celtic.

United States international Weah, who spent the second half of the campaign in Scotland, told RMC it was his dream to establish himself alongside Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Edinson Cavani.

13:29 BST: It's likely to be a busy summer of comings and goings at relegated Fulham, who have confirmed that nine players, including Ryan Babel and Lazar Markovic, will be leaving following the expiry of their contracts.

13:00 BST: As soon as his side had secured Premier League survival, Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl spoke of the need to add to his squad -- and the Independent reports that he is targeting Everton forward Ademola Lookman, with whom at RB Leipzig, in a £20m move.

12:25 BST: To Paris, and French champions PSG are more interested in signing Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Hugo Lloris than Manchester United's David De Gea, according to AS.

11:05 BST: Napoli are interested in signing Real Madrid left-back Theo Hernandez, currently on loan at Real Sociedad, his agent has said.

10:36 BST: Manchester United have been linked with around 3,256 players already, but here's a name you might not have thought of. Sky Sports reports that United "are interested in Newcastle's young midfielder Sean Longstaff, and have made initial inquiries about the 21-year-old."

10:09 BST: Abdoulaye Doucoure hopes to stay in the Premier League if he leaves Watford this summer.

Midfielder Doucoure signed a five-year contract extension at Vicarage Road last summer but has made little secret of his desire to seek a fresh challenge.

"I would like to stay in the Premier League, I think it's the best league to express my qualities. It depends on offers, it depends on a lot of things. I'm very open," he told reporters ahead of Saturday's FA Cup final against Manchester City. "If something comes along all the better, otherwise I would be happy in a Watford shirt."

09:37 BST: Reports in France suggest Manchester United have made an offer for teenage Monaco midfielder Hannibal Mejbri, with Monaco's hopes of persuading the 16-year-old to sign a new deal said to be fading.

09:00 BST: Alvaro Morata has he wants to spend the rest of his career at Atletico Madrid, but added that he might still have to return to his parent club Chelsea sooner or later.

Spain international Morata, 26, joined Atletico on an 18-month loan deal in January, butChelsea may be able to recall him before that and his contract at Stamford Bridge runs until 2022.

"I don't know, that is about contracts, I just care about going onto the pitch to play," Morata said when asked about the situation on Thursday. "What is clear is I want to stay here at Atletico, and will do everything possible to keep playing here, for the rest of my career."

The situation is complicated by Chelsea appealing against a two window transfer ban imposed by FIFA, with their first choice centre-forward Gonzalo Higuain expected to return to Juventus when his loan ends next month.

08.30 BST: Benfica have increased their bid to sign Barcelona goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen to €15m, according to Portuguese outlet Record.

Barca reportedly turned down Benfica's initial offer of €12m for the keeper, but according to Record Benfica executives will travel to Barcelona to have a meeting to seal the deal. Cillessen, 30, has also been linked with Porto and Valencia.

08.00 BST: Portuguese side Sporting CP are preparing a bid for Club America's Colombia international Mateus Uribe, a source has told ESPN.

The bid, of around $10 million, is expected to come early next week for a player who has played 62 Liga MX games for Las Aguilas -- semifinalists in the Clausura playoffs -- and featured for Colombia at the last World Cup.

Sporting appear set to sell Portugal international Bruno Fernandes, with Manchester City and Manchester United linked to the 24-year-old, and Uribe is considered an ideal replacement.

PAPER TALK (by James Capps): Dortmund bet on Brandt

Bayer Leverkusen forward Julian Brandt has attracted attention from Tottenham and Liverpool, but the Champions League finalists might miss out on the Germany star.

Brandt is believed to be available for a release clause of £21.5 million, and Sky Sports reports that Borussia Dortmund might be favourites to nab him.

It also suggests that he could stay at Leverkusen should they get a result against Borussia Monchengladbach and qualify for the Champions League.

PSG's Alves wants to test Prem waters

Paris Saint-Germain defender Dani Alves wants to hear from Premier League clubs before committing to stay at the Parc des Princes.

The 36-year-old Brazilian would prefer an offer from England, according to the Mail, and if not, a two-year deal from PSG.

The Ligue 1 champions, however, are said to be frustrated with the ex-Barcelona man and willing to offer only a one-year extension.

Alves previously attracted interest from Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United before signing for PSG in 2017, but it seems a long shot that any of the Premier League's big six would now come calling.


- Mundo Deportivo reports that Barcelona are keeping tabs on three Premier League attackers, despite their interest in Atletico Madrid's Antoine Griezmann.

Barca could move for Manchester United's Marcus Rashford or Arsenal's Aubameyang or Alexandre Lacazette in case a move for the Atleti star falls through.

- David Accam has been traded from Columbus Crew SC to 2020 expansion team Nashville SC for $450,000 in allocation money, according to MLSSoccer.com.

Accam, traded to the Crew from Philadelphia Union one week ago, will officially join the team on Jan. 1, 2020, and become the fourth player on Nashville's first MLS roster along with Derrick Jones, Cameron Lancaster and Daniel Rios.