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Transfer news LIVE: Liverpool and Real Madrid Mbappe ‘contact’, Dele Alli to PSG LATEST, Lingard £30m Tottenham interest

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GARETH BALE has secured a sensational return to Tottenham, with Sergio Reguilon also moving to North London from Real Madrid.

Meanwhile Jose Mourinho had reportedly hoped to send Dele Alli the other way, but Los Blancos rejected a loan move. PSG are now believed to be the frontrunners.

IN FOR THE KYL

Liverpool and Real Madrid are reportedly in regular contact with Kylian Mbappe over a stunning Paris Saint-Germain exit next summer.

L’Equipe claims the striker, 21, is unsure if his future remains in France after entering the final two years of his £19.5million-a-season contract.

It’s believed Liverpool tried signing Mbappe twice, once in 2016 when he was at Monaco and again the following year when he opted to join PSG.

And L’Equipe claim they have remained in contact with Mbappe’s representatives ever since.

He is said to be a big fan of Jurgen Klopp and is tempted by the prospect of leading the line at Anfield.

DOM PERIGNON

Exclusive by Ken Lawrence: Everton slapped an £80million price tag on Dominic Calvert-Lewin.

And that was BEFORE he became the youngest English ace to score a hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win over West Brom.

It is also why Manchester United backed off in their pursuit of the striker, 23.

SunSport revealed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer targeted Calvert-Lewin in this summer’s window.

But when United made an inquiry about the player, who cost only £1.5m from Sheffield United four years ago, they were stunned by the Goodison valuation.

KOUNDE NOT AGREE

Sevilla have confirmed they turned down a bid for Manchester City target Jules Kounde.

Manager Pep Guardiola sees the French defender as an alternative after talks over signing Napoli’s Kalidou Koulibaly hit a brick wall.

But Kounde, 21, has a release clause of around £68million in his contract and Sevilla are so far playing hardball.

That means City will have to pay somewhere close to that figure if they want to land him in the current window.

Sevilla sporting director Monchi said: “It’s true that in the last days we have received interest from a club for Kounde.

“And that club has transmitted an offer to us, which has been valued by the management committee and rejected.”

“And that club has transmitted an offer to us, which has been valued by the management committee and rejected.”

PAINKILLER

Jose Mourinho claims Gareth Bale could return early from injury due to his love for Tottenham.

The Portuguese tactician stated: “I don’t know when Gareth can be back.

“The only thing that I know is that the motivation is high, he is so happy to be with a club of his heart, he is so happy to play for us.

“And when a player has this motivation, many, many times you can shorten the period of recovering and shorten the period of getting fit and ready to play and we want to help him.

“So when he is available to train with the team, we are more than happy to have him and to be back to a level that [is] maybe one of the best players in the world.”

SILVA LINING

Thiago Silva has revealed why he chose to join Chelsea after running his contract down at PSG.

He told the Blues' website: “First and foremost, I came because Chelsea is an amazing team and one of the biggest clubs in the world.

“It helps when you’re welcomed so warmly, particularly by a coach who played until relatively recently, because in football there are very strong preconceptions regarding the age of players.

“But I know about his experience when he first arrived at Manchester City, theoretically at the end of his career. He endured the same sort of thing as I’ve gone through.

“So even from the outside, without knowing me personally, he knows how hard I work to remain at the highest level. The confidence that he showed in me – that was all it took.

“For me, that confidence was the single most important factor. To hear that he believed in me, that he thought that I could come here and make a positive contribution. With our young group, as well as some more experienced players like our captain [Cesar] Azpilicueta, we’ve got all it takes for a great season.

“You can be sure that I’ll do everything I can to repay that confidence out on the pitch. We’ve signed some top players and we’ve got a squad capable of putting together a great season so that’s what we’re going to try and do.”

CENTRE STAGE

Manchester City have reportedly drawn up a shortlist of three top centre-backs after failing to sign Kalidou Koulibaly.

Atletico Madrid’s Jose Gimenez, Sevilla’s Diego Carlos and his teammate Jules Kounde have all caught the eye of Pep Guardiola, according to Sky Sports.

The tactician had been trying to sign Napoli superstar Koulibaly, 29, despite already splashing £40million on Bournemouth’s Nathan Ake.

But City were not willing to meet the Serie A side’s £70m asking price.

And with Koulibaly now looking close to joining Paris Saint-Germain, Guardiola has set his sights elsewhere.

 

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