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Premier League Burnley have won the race to land Bristol City ace Joe Bryan, TEAMtalk can exclusively reveal.
A number of top flight sides have been watching the talented left-sided defender, but Burnley have already made their move.
It is understood the Clarets will pay in excess of ¬£6million for the 24-year-old, who has come through the youth ranks at Ashton Gate.
Bryan’s expected arrival could signal the end of Charlie Taylor’s time at Turf Moor, with the former Leeds star having struggled to establish himself as a first-team regular under Sean Dyche.
The 24-year-old arrived from Elland Road last summer but made only 11 Premier League this season and could be allowed to leave on loan for regular game time.
His performances while at Burnley have not yielded the best results, with the player yet to taste victory in his Premier League outings to date.
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As for the Robins, they are already looking at possible replacements and we can reveal their top target is Southampton‚Äôs Sam McQueen.
The 23-year-old has been told he can leave St Mary‚Äôs this summer if the right offer comes in and Lee Johnson is keen to swoop, once Bryan‚Äôs departure is confirmed.
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Liverpool have been linked with a triple swoop for ¬£140m worth of talent, while Arsenal hope to fix their defensive woes by swooping for Porto’s defensive lynchpin, according to Tuesday’s newspapers.
LIVERPOOL LOOKING TO MAKE TRANSFER STATEMENT
Liverpool are attempting an audacious swoop for three players they hope will further strengthen their new-found defensive resolve.
The Reds finished the season with the fourth-best defensive record in the Premier League in 2017/18, but had the season started 10 matches in, Liverpool would have had the best.
Their new-found defensive steel was hugely helped along by the ¬£75m January arrival of Virgil van Dijk, but Jurgen Klopp knows he will need to further strengthen his backline if the club are to mount a push for the Premier League title next season.
As such, the Daily Mirror reckons Liverpool are now ready to make AC Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma their new No 1 goalkeeper target and will spend up to ¬£70million to land the young Italian.
A clause in Donnarumma’s contract allows him to leave Milan after they failed to qualify for the Champions League and Klopp believes the goalkeeper is more obtainable than Alisson Becker at Roma.
Liverpool have also reportedly targeted swoops for Newcastle defenders Jamaal Lascelles and James Tarkowski, according to the Independent.
The duo are rated at¬†around ¬£35million apiece and are seen as cover and competition for both Van Dijk and, more likely, Dejan Lovren.
Although Liverpool would unlikely sign both, the addition of all three players, including Donnarumma, the papers seem to think the triple deal would set the Champions League finalists back a cool ¬£140m.
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AND THE REST
Arsenal are continuing their long-term pursuit of Porto’s defensive man mountain Danilo Pereira (Daily Mirror)
Ipswich have interviewed Frank Lampard twice as they search for a new manager (Daily Mirror)
Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini is wanted by Italian giants¬†AC Milan. The Belgian international is available on a free transfer after refusing a new deal at Old Trafford (The Sun)
Willian is desperate to stay at Chelsea – but his future depends on whether the club sacks manager Antonio Conte (The Sun)
Joe Hart could be given a shock get out of Man City by MLS sister team New York City (The Sun)
Barcelona¬†are planning a summer move for¬†Spurs’ 17-year-old English forward Reo Griffiths (The Sun)
Chelsea make Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski their top transfer target (Daily Telegraph)
Chelsea are ready to spend as much as ¬£100m to land Poland hitman Lewandowski (Daily Express)
Fulham¬†manager Slavisa Jokanovic has emerged as a surprise candidate for the¬†Chelsea¬†manager’s job (Daily Express)
Chelsea fans are concerned that Roman Abramovich will be driven out of the club¬†(Daily Telegraph)
Manchester City are in fresh talks with Leicester to sign Riyad Mahrez (Daily Telegraph)
West Ham have agreed a deal with Manuel Pellegrini for up to ¬£7m per year (Daily Telegraph)
Real Madrid are set to make a move for Gianluigi Buffon with Manchester United reluctant to sell David De Gea (Daily Express)
Former Norwich striker Grant Holt is to become a pro-wrestler with a UK franchise (Daily Mail)
Danish Superleague side FC Nordsjaelland have announced their entire club is committing to Juan Mata’s Common Goal charity (Daily Mail)
James McClean has revealed Celtic broke his heart by signing another player over him (Daily Record)
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Derby boss Gary Rowett has asked his club for permission to speak to Stoke regarding the managerial vacancy at the Bet365 Stadium.
The Rams said they were now in talks with the Potters regarding Rowett, with compensation likely to be one of the major hurdles which must be overcome before he can move clubs.
According to TEAMtalk sources, the Rams are said to have asked Stoke for around ¬£3million in compensation, with their manager still having three years to run on the new deal he signed in January of this year.
Stoke were relegated from the Premier League this season and will play alongside Derby in the Sky Bet Championship next term.
Paul Lambert left Stoke last week, while Rowett has been in charge of the Rams since March 2017 after prior spells as boss at Burton and Birmingham.
Derby said in a statement on their website: “Derby County Football Club can confirm that Gary Rowett has asked for permission to speak with Stoke City regarding the vacant manager’s position at the bet365 Stadium.
“The club is now in discussion with Stoke regarding the matter and will update our supporters in due course.”
Rowett is a former Derby player. He succeeded Steve McClaren as manager 14 months ago, when the former England boss’ second spell came to an end.
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With the season coming to a close for most English sides, clubs are announcing the players they are letting go on free transfers when their contracts come to an end this summer.
Sky Sports – who contacted the clubs to confirm their lists – reports that ¬£277million of Premier League talent could be off out the door for nothing in the summer transfer window thanks to data they used via transfermarkt.co.uk.
We’ve listed all of the out-of-contract players below – who could be leaving your club for nothing in the next couple of months?
Dean Whitehead (Moving to coaching role)
Stoke City *Players contracts expiring but yet to confirm the list*
Tottenham *Club confirm no senior players out of contract this summer*
Watford *Club confirm no senior players out of contract this summer*
Wolves *Club confirm no senior players out of contract this summer*
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