Football transfer gossip: Hazard, Lacazette, Vardy, Van Dijk, Salah, Delph, Dembele

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Liverpool will meet Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette's representatives in a bid to beat Manchester United to the 26-year-old's signature. (Daily Express)external-link

The Reds are also confident they can win the race with Manchester City to sign Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk, 25. (Liverpool Echo)external-link

And Anfield boss Jurgen Klopp is still hopeful of fending off interest from Juventus to agree a new deal with 23-year-old midfielder Emre Can. (Daily Mail)external-link

Liverpool are interested in Red Bull Leipzig midfielder Naby Keita but the German club insist they will not sell the 22-year-old. (Daily Telegraph) external-link

Leipzig forward Timo Werner, 21, is also a target for Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp. (Independent)external-link

Manchester City have held talks with Tottenham and are confident of completing a £40m move for 27-year-old right-back Kyle Walker. (Daily Star) external-link

France international Anthony Martial's agent has played down reports that the 21-year-old striker is set to leave Manchester United. (Manchester Evening News)external-link

Everton are considering a move for Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy, 30, should 24-year-old Romelu Lukaku leave the club. (Daily Express)external-link

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has told fans to expect no more than three signings this summer. (Independent)external-link

The Frenchman has been given £150m to spend, with targets including Monaco striker Kylian Mbappe, 18, and Lyon forward Alexandre Lacazette, 26. (Daily Star)external-link

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The Times back page leads with Eden Hazard admitting he is interested in joining Real Madrid

Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud, 30, says he will not leave the club and has targeted winning the Premier League title with the Gunners. (ESPN)external-link

Gunners right-back Hector Bellerin is at the top of new Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde's list of transfer targets and the 22-year-old could make a switch which sees Arda Turan, 30, move in the opposite direction.(Diario Sport via Sun) external-link

Roma winger Mohamed Salah, 24, is closing in on a £35m move to Liverpool. (Daily Mirror)external-link

Manchester United are interested in signing Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata, 24. (Cadena Cope, via Metro)external-link

AC Milan have made contact with Celtic over 20-year-old striker Moussa Dembele. (Sun)external-link

Southampton midfielder Steven Davis, 32, says Saints can make a "huge statement" by resisting offers for 25-year-old defender Virgil van Dijk. (Southampton Echo)external-link

Newcastle, Burnley and West Brom are all interested in 27-year-old Manchester City midfielder Fabian Delph. (Daily Star)external-link

Celtic hope to sign on-loan Manchester City midfielder Patrick Roberts, 20, on a permanent deal. (Daily Mirror)external-link

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The Mirror Sport focus on Liverpool's bid for Mohamed Salah

Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny, 27, is close to agreeing a £14m move to Italian champions Juventus. (Daily Mail)external-link

Wolves are set to miss out on 21-year-old Rio Ave midfielder Filip Krovinovic to Benfica. (A Bola, via Birmingham Mail)external-link

Hull City defender Andrew Robertson is in no rush to decide his future, with the 23-year-old said to be a target for Liverpool. (Hull Daily Mail) external-link

Birmingham City manager Harry Redknapp could sign former Republic of Ireland striker Robbie Keane on a free transfer after watching the 37-year-old in Michael Carrick's testimonial game. (Birmingham Mail)external-link

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Belgium team-mates Jan Vertonghen and Romelu Lukaku have been linked with a career change... after trials at McDonald's in Brussels. (Daily Mail)external-link

Stoke winger Ramadan Sobhi was the unfortunate victim of an Egyptian prank show - the 20-year-old thought he was drowning in quicksand and about to be eaten by a Komodo dragon. (Stoke Sentinel)external-link

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