Manchester United and Arsenal lead Newcastle in the race for Victor Osimhen Napoli

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Important story: Man United keen on Osimhen Napoli

Premier League clubs are waiting to land the Napoli striker Victor Osimhen With Manchester United currently leading the race, according to Corriere dello Sport.

Newcastle United were the first English club to show their hand with a £84m bid in January, which was turned down, and now the Red Devils appear to have moved ahead of Magpies after opening talks with Osimhen’s agent Roberto Kalinda.

The Nigeria international has scored 16 goals and made five more in 28 appearances for Napoli this season, and that level has also alerted Arsenal.

The 23-year-old’s goals have helped Napoli take a top-four win in Serie A, and although he still has three years left on his contract after signing from Lille in 2020, it may look as if the potential suitors They think they can get a deal to bring him to England.

Kalinda is leading negotiations on any potential move, and is believed to have held a “summit” with Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis, sporting director Cristiano Giuntoli and Osimhen himself.

Napoli are reluctant to lose the star but are hopeful that the bidding war will at least increase their fees.

United’s bid will depend on getting the green light from new manager Erik ten Hag, while Arsenal appear best suited to introduce Champions League football.

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Mark Ogden sees a period of continued success at Liverpool after Jurgen Klopp extended his contract with the club until 2026.

09.39 GMT: Jürgen Klopp He signed an extension to his contract with Liverpool to stay at the club until 2026.

Klopp’s deal was due to expire in 2024, with the expectation that he would take time off, but he has committed to a new contract. Klopp’s assistants, Pepin Leenders and Peter Krawetz, also signed extensions until 2026.

The 54-year-old has enjoyed a successful stint at Anfield since taking charge in October 2015. He led Liverpool to their first Premier League title in the club’s history in 2020 after winning the Champions League the previous year. He also won the Super Cup, the Club World Cup and the Carabao Cup during his time on Merseyside.

Liverpool are competing to achieve a historic quartet this season. They have already won the Carabao Cup and will face Chelsea in the FA Cup Final while still in the race for the Premier League and Champions League titles.

08.48 GMT: Four clubs in the Premier League are among a handful of top European clubs I have contacted Paulo DybalaRepresentatives relayed regarding a possible free transfer deal this summer, sources told ESPN’s James Ole.

Arsenal, Manchester United and Newcastle have all demanded to be kept informed of the situation while Tottenham were contacted some time ago through the club’s general director of football, Fabio Paratici.

The 28-year-old striker is expected to leave Juventus when his current contract expires at the end of the season after talks over an extension broke down. ESPN has also been informed that unnamed clubs in Italy and Spain have looked into the Dybala camp with the player expected to assess his options in the coming weeks as the prospect of staying at Juventus looks increasingly unlikely.

Juventus were thought to have offered Dybala a new deal worth around £160,000-a-week after tax, but then sought to change terms after Dusan Vlahovic arrived from Fiorentina in January. The sources insisted that there are no advanced talks so far between any club and Dybala. Arsenal are in the market for at least one striker this summer with Manchester City Gabriel Jesus also under consideration.

Meanwhile, Juventus president Andrea Agnelli believes it was disrespectful to offer Dybala a new contract that does not reflect his ‘level’. Agnelli said:[Dybala] Great player, but certain decisions are made at a certain time. In December, I would say that it is impossible to be Flahovich in January, the resources are limited and you have to choose where to invest. There is also the rejuvenating side, having invested in Doosan, [Matthijs] de yacht, [Federico] Chiesa, [Manuel] Locatelli. I can’t help but repeat the words [Juventus CEO] Maurizio Arribavini, that it would not be right to make an offer to Paolo that is not commensurate with his level.”

08.00 GMT: Ralph Rangnick He is considering an offer from the Austrian federation to coach their national team, but has told Manchester United he can still fulfill his role as advisor even if he takes the job, sources have told ESPN’s Rob Dawson.

The outgoing interim manager at United has a two-year contract to start an advisory role at Old Trafford from the summer and confirmed at a news conference on Wednesday that he will take over the role.

But sources told ESPN that he has also been in talks about becoming the Austrian coach.

After United’s 1-1 draw with Chelsea in the Premier League on Thursday, Rangnick said: “Let’s talk tonight about Manchester United, that’s the issue. I can confirm that I will definitely continue in the advisory role.”

“So far Eric and I are [ten Hag] I did not talk. But I am more than happy and ready to help and change things for the better.

“You’ll make room for another job. But that’s what we agreed on in November of last year.”

PAPER GOSSIP (by Nick Judd)

Bayern Munich plans to replace Serge Gnabry In the event that the winger does not extend his contract, they will turn their eyes to FC Salzburg Ademi creamAccording to Kicker. The 20-year-old left Munich’s youth system in 2012, but he could make an impressive comeback after scoring 25 goals in just 65 appearances in Austria. However, Bayern faces competition for the German international’s signature, with Borussia Dortmund and Barcelona also interested.

Antonio RudigerThe transfer of the 29-year-old defender to Real Madrid from Chelsea and the signing of his contract will be confirmed in the next few days in a deal that will see the 29-year-old defender join the Spanish giants until 2026, he says. Fabrizio Romano. Rudiger has failed to agree on new and improved terms to stay at Chelsea and, despite his link with Bayern Munich, will head to the Bernabeu instead when his contract expires in June. Rudiger has played nearly 200 matches for the Blues and won the Champions League, FA Cup, European League and Club World Cup.

Darwin Nunez He is one of Europe’s most wanted men, and Abendzeitung believes he is more likely to join PSG than Bayern Munich. The German outlet believes PSG are planning to sign a replacement Kylian Mbappe In the event that the Frenchman decides to join Real Madrid, Nunez is a more viable option than either of them Erling HaalandAnd Robert LewandowskiAnd Romelu Lukaku or Rafael Liao.

Arsenal plan £45m transfer to Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford This summer, according to Football Insider. The 24-year-old England striker has been involved in and out of United this season, and much has been made about his long-term future at Old Trafford. In the meantime, Arsenal are keen to add a striker who could fit into Mikel Arteta’s system, and they have identified Rashford as a prime candidate for the role.

Borussia Dortmund are planning for life after Erling Haaland, and thus have identified several young targets that they believe have a physical presence similar to the Norwegian, according to Kicker. Dortmund are particularly keen on identifying a player in good shape but not yet at their peak – as well as a low transfer price – and their list includes a 19-year-old striker. Adam Hluzk From Sparta Prague, 19-year-old French Hugo Eketique From Stade Reims at the age of 18 Benjamin Sisco From FC Salzburg. Hluzik appears to be the most prolific of the three, with eight goals and 12 assists in the league.

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