Transfer rumours

Liverpool to rival Juventus for Locatelli as Real Madrid eye Torres

Arsenal and Juventus have both pursued Italy star Manuel Locatelli and Liverpool have now entered the race for the European Championship winner.

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Rumour Has It: Liverpool enter race for Locatelli alongside Juventus and Arsenal

Manuel Locatelli won plenty of admirers for his displays at Euro 2020, playing a key role in Italy's tournament triumph, including two goals against Switzerland.

The former Milan midfielder has established himself with Sassuolo over the past two seasons in Serie A and is now on the radar of several leading European clubs.

Liverpool to challenge Juventus for Locatelli

Liverpool have joined Juventus and Arsenal in the race to sign Italy international Manuel Locatelli , reports 90min.

The Reds are close to making their opening bid for the Sassuolo midfielder who helped Italy win Euro 2020.

Liverpool are looking to replace Georginio Wijnaldum who has left for Paris Saint-Germain.

Real Madrid want Pau Torres to replace Varane

- Aston Villa have countered Manchester City's £100million bid on Friday for midfielder Jack Grealish with a club-record contact offer, reports The Daily Star. The deal is believed to be worth £200,000 per week.

- Real Madrid are set to act fast on replacing Manchester United-bound Raphael Varane, with a €60m move for Villarreal defender Pau Torres, according to El Gol Digital.

- Granit Xhaka may stay at Arsenal despite strong links with a transfer to Roma, with the Gunners strongly considering a new contract offer for the Swiss midfielder, reports The Athletic.

- Hector Bellerín is close to exiting Arsenal, with his agent flying to London for talks with the Gunners about a move to Inter, claims Calciomercato. Inter are looking to replace Achraf Hakimi who left for Paris Saint-Germain.

- Sport1 claims that Liverpool have been unable to meet Borussia Mönchengladbach's €40m (£34m) asking price for midfielder Florian Neuhaus but remain interested.