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Tottenham and Real Madrid are reportedly in advanced negotiations over Harry Kane, with the 24-year-old reportedly keen to wear the number 10 shirt for Los Blancos. The Daily Express says reports in Spain suggest the England international is planning to quit the Premier League, with a move to Real firmly in his sights.

Jack Wilshere is expected to hold new contract talks with Arsenal next week, the Mirror reports. The paper says the club are finally ready to make a formal contract offer to the 26-year-old midfielder, but he has been warned he may have to accept a pay cut if he wants to stay with the Gunners. Wilshere’s current deal expires at the end of the season.

Manchester United’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic is expected to leave Old Trafford later this year, the Mirror reports. The paper says the Red Devils are considering replacements, and that he could potentially leave before he is out of contract at the end of United’s current campaign.

Southampton are plotting a transfer bid for Atletico Madrid’s Nicolas Gaitan, the Mirror reports. But the paper says Mauricio Pellegrino will face competition from Crystal Palace and Everton for the 29-year-old, who has fallen out of favour at the Spanish club.

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Nicolas Gaitan has been at Atletico since 2016 (Daniel Hambury/PA)

Newcastle are said to be eyeing up Sparta Prague goalkeeper Martin Dubravka after Kevin Trapp opted to stay at Paris St Germain. The Daily Mail says Slovakia international Dubravka is Rafael Benitez’s latest transfer target, as the club continue their hunt for a new goalkeeper.

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Reece Oxford: The West Ham defender could get a permanent move to Borussia Monchengladbach, providing the side increase their offer to around £15million, according to the Telegraph. The paper says Monchengladbach had already offered around £8m for the 19-year-old, but this was rejected by West Ham.

Lucas Moura: Manchester United have been offered the chance to sign the 25-year-old from Paris St Germain, the Daily Mail reports. The paper says the Brazilian winger, who was a target for Sir Alex Ferguson in 2012, could sell for about £25m.

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