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Sunday July 16
08:36: Gareth Bale could be sold by Real Madrid to facilitate Kylian Mbappe’s arrival from Monaco.
Express Sport understands Real Madrid are determined to beat Manchester City and PSG to Mbappe’s signature.
But to do that they must meet Monaco’s £120m asking price.
And selling Bale to raise funds seems like the most viable option for the La Liga club.
Bale would not be short on suitors if he were put up for sale, with Chelsea needing a striker and Manchester United having previously been interested in the Wales international.
The 27-year-old could be offloaded for as much as £100m.
08:25: Jose Mourinho says it’s “mission impossible” for Manchester United to sign Cristiano Ronaldo this summer.
Ronaldo threatened to quit Spain over tax fraud allegations, which he denies, earlier this summer.
United and PSG surfaced as potential destinations for the Portugal international.
But tensions have since calmed and Mourinho says a move won’t be happening.
"I am not going to get my club to waste time on players who are mission impossible," Mourinho said after United's 5-2 win over LA Galaxy.
"Ronaldo is such an important player for his club. A player of great economic power.
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"We have not been able to find any reason that could have made us think that Ronaldo could leave."
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08:00 Antonio Conte’s future at Chelsea remains uncertain as contract talks stall.
Conte was fuming that Chelsea missed out on Romelu Lukaku, who has joined Manchester United.
Since then they have signed Antonio Rudiger from Roma and yesterday snapped up Monaco’s Tiemoue Bakayoko.
But the Sun on Sunday claim Conte remains frustrated with Chelsea’s transfer business this summer and does not yet want to commit to a longer contract.
07:45: Liverpool are set to increase their bid to sign Naby Keita next week.
Express Sport understands the Reds are ready to lodge an improved £65m bid for the RB Leipzig ace.
Leipzig want £70m for their star man and rejected Liverpool’s £57m advance earlier this week.
- Real Madrid news: Bale to be shipped out to raise funds for Mbappe
- Transfers: Mendy £50m bid, Arsenal duo to leave, Van Dijk replacement
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07:30: Alexis Sanchez has told UOL Esporte in Chile that Champions League football is his main priority if he is to leave Arsenal.
"I want to play in the Champions League," he said at a charity youth tournament in Tocopilla. "The decision isn't up to me, I need to wait for Arsenal.
"I've made my decision, now I wait for Arsenal's reply. The idea is to play and win the Champions League. I've dreamt about it since I was little.
"For now I am at Arsenal and I finish my contract in one more year."
07:00: Manchester City want to sign Monaco ace Benjamin Mendy after Tottenham refused to do a deal over Danny Rose.
City need a left-back heading into the new season and Express Sport understands Rose was their top choice.
However, after signing Kyle Walker from the north London club this week, City appear unlikely to also force through Rose’s move.
And Monaco’s Mendy could be set to join the Etihad club, with Pep Guardiola willing to stump up £50m for the France international.