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Today’s summary

Togolese star eyed by Arsenal

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Getafe centre-back Djene Dakonam continues to be linked with a move to the Emirates.

The 27-year-old has been a key man for the Spanish club this season as they chase down a Champions League spot and has a release clause of £30m.

Manchester United ‘line up £40m deal’ for Lyon striker Moussa Dembele

Manchester United are eyeing up a summer move for Lyon striker Moussa Dembele as a potential replacement for Romelu Lukaku.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is desperate to shake up his misfiring strikeforce this summer and the 22-year-old Frenchman is one name being considered.

Dembele only moved from Celtic to Lyon last summer but has enjoyed a prolific season, scoring 22 times in all competitions.

Youri Tielemans emerges as target for United

Manchester United and Tottenham have joined the race to sign Monaco midfielder Youri Tielemans, according to a report.

Tielemans has been on loan at Leicester since January and has impressed with his superb form at the King Power.

And according to Sky Sports, United and Spurs are monitoring the Belgian’s situation as he prepares to return to Ligue 1.

However, the report also states that Leicester are hell-bent on trying to sign Tielemans as quickly as possible.

They’re hoping a deal can be wrapped up quickly so Manchester United and Tottenham miss out on poaching the forward.

Lewandowski to United?

Manchester United have made a surprise enquiry for Bayern Munich star Robert Lewandowski, according to reports.

United are set for a busy summer under Solskjaer, with the Red Army boss eager to see the club fighting for the Premier League title next season.

Their cause has not been helped, however, by their failure to finish in the top four and secure a place in next season’s Champions League.

Manchester United will instead have to strut their stuff in the Europa League, meaning they may find it difficult to lure top targets to Old Trafford.

Despite that, however, it seems that Solskjaer is still going for some big names.

And German publication Kicker says United have surprisingly enquired about Lewandowski, whose long-term future at Bayern Munich is shrouded in uncertainty.

Barcelona make De Ligt decision

Barcelona’s push to sign Matthijs de Ligt this summer continues.

At the start of 2019, Barca didn’t want to take the Dutch international this summer, having splashed out on a £67million deal for Ajax teammate Frenkie de Jong; instead, they hoped to wait another year.

But De Ligt’s displays in the Champions League and the growing interest from Europe’s biggest clubs – notably Bayern Munich, Juventus and Manchester United – ultimately led the Spanish champions to make their move.

For his part, the teenager has always had Barcelona as his No.1 pick, even though his agent, Mino Raiola, believed that better financial deals would be on offer elsewhere.

However, with Ajax braced for De Ligt’s departure after a league and cup double, there remains no deal between the player and Barcelona.

Sane could be back to his country

City may be forced to sell the German star if he does not agree on a new contract

Bayern Munich have opened talks with Manchester City over a move for Leroy Sane, the Daily Record reports.

Sane was often left out of Pep Guardiola’s starting XI this season, and City have given Bayern permission to speak with the German’s representatives over contract terms.

City may feel that selling Sane is the best option, with the 23-year-old so far rejecting the club’s offers to extend a contract that runs out in 2021.

Wright-Phillips advises Hazard

Former Chelsea winger, Shaun Wright-Phillips has urged Eden Hazard to make the right decision over his future, whether it be staying at Chelsea or moving to Real Madrid.

Former Chelsea midfielder Wright-Phillips has explained that Hazard can either make the switch to the Spanish outfit with the greater potential to win trophies or remain at Stamford Bridge as the club’s main player.

Hazard has already stated that he has made a decision on his future, but Wright-Phillips does not believe it will have been an easy choice for the Belgium international.

“It’s a hard one because Chelsea is an amazing club, the fan-base is amazing and the owners are amazing as well – everything about the club is amazing but it’s a hard one for Hazard,” said Wright-Phillips, speaking exclusively to AmericanGambler.com.

“You have to ask yourself how far do you want to go in your career, what do you want to achieve and that will make his decision.”