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Liverpool reject €55 million Sterling offer and all of today's transfer gossip

Manchester United are tracking a Brazilian right-back while Tim Sherwood wants to bring one of his former Spurs players to Villa Park

HERE’S YOUR DAILY dose of transfer gossip as the madness of the summer transfer window begins and who better to guide us through the latest talks, hoodwinks and handshakes than ‘Arry himself.

Just don’t use the words wheelin’ or dealin’, alright?

Full English: Another day, and another English footballer linked with Manchester City as the shock of needing to fill their home-grown quota sets in.

Jack Wilshere is the latest subject of interest according to Sky Sports but no fee is mentioned. For what it’s worth, Joe Hart, Gael Clichy and Richard Wright are their only qualified home-grown players left from last season.

Get me a cab: It’s fair to say Yohan Cabaye’s spell with PSG has not gone swimmingly. The midfielder has struggled for game time in his 18 months with the Parisians and looks to be on the move with Euro 2016 in mind. Spurs have joined the race for his services according to the Daily Mirror. He would certainly be an upgrade on Paulinho, Etienne Capoue and Mousa Dembele.

Reunited: An interesting one from the Daily Mirror. They claim that Aston Villa are ready to swoop for Andros Townsend. The winger has been in and out of the Spurs side under Mauricio Pochettino and Tim Sherwood fancies a reunion with his former player. Townsend may fancy the move to become a regular starter ahead of Euro 2016.

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Rebuffed: Liverpool have rejected a €55 million bid from Manchester City for Raheem Sterling. The 20-year-old looks set to be on his way out of Merseyside but the Reds are hoping to get closer to their inflated €70 million valuation of the attacker.

A Fab signing: Manchester United continue to be linked with right-backs as Antonio Valencia is clearly not a long term option, and Rafael isn’t trusted by Louis Van Gaal.

The Daily Mirror have given us a new name today however, with Monaco’s Brazilian defender Fabinho linked with a €21 million move. The French outfit only recently bought him for €5.5 million but are willing to almost quadruple what they paid for him.

Icardi Breezer: Rafa Benitez is keen to bring Serie A’s joint-top goalscorer from last season to La Liga according to Sport Mediaset. Sky Sports carry the story that 22-year-old Italian striker Mauro Icardi is being targeted by the new Real Madrid boss after scoring 27 goals for Inter Milan last season.

Poker face: Manchester United, Bayern Munich and Barcelona target Ilkay Gundogan has revealed his disdain at transfer rumours in the media. The German midfielder says that he will not make any decision on his future until the end of this season, which he says finishes on 30 June. He’s also said that he is not using delaying tactics in his negotiations with Borussia Dortmund.

Smells fishy: The Daily Star claim that Hoffenheim attacker Roberto Firmino is due to have a medical at Manchester United before finalising his €28 million move. Their source is a former Brazilian midfielder, Jose Elias, who works for ESPN now. All this is despite Firmino being at the Copa América with Brazil.

Getting close: Liverpool are apparently in advanced negotiations to sign PSG left-back Lucas Digne according to the Metro. The 21-year-old has only played 29 league games in two seasons for the Ligue 1 champions and is keen to move away. The Merseyside club could face competition from Roma however.

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