Premier League transfer news: Gabriel Jesus, Eden Hazard, Isco

Brazil striker will not hold Manchester City contract talks until after the World Cup

Gabriel Jesus Man City transfer news
Man City striker Gabriel Jesus scored Brazil’s winner in the friendly match against Germany
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Premier League transfer news and rumours

Jesus’s City contract talks on hold

Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus has reportedly turned down a new contract worth £90,000 a week.

It’s claimed that the Brazilian earns £65,000 a week, but his agents believe he is “deserving of more than £100,000 a week” at the Etihad.

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The 20-year-old, who scored Brazil’s winner against Germany last night, will put the City contract talks “on ice” until after this summer’s World Cup finals in Russia where he is expected to lead his country’s attack. (Daily Mail)

‘Real prefer Hazard to Salah’

Spanish football expert Guillem Balague says Real Madrid would prefer to sign Chelsea’s Eden Hazard over Liverpool star Mohamed Salah. Balague said: “Salah is a difficult one because Real Madrid have no mention of him as a candidate to be a Galactico. He has a lot of things to go for him. But if they get Hazard they won’t need Salah. It seems they wouldn’t put that much money into Salah.” (The Sun)

Isco: Real Madrid to Manchester City

City manager Pep Guardiola is lining up a “stunning” £75m summer bid for Real Madrid and Spain star Isco. The attacking midfielder, who scored a hat-trick in Spain’s 6-1 thrashing of Argentina last night, was reported to have twice turned down moves to City in the past. (The Sun)

Wright: Bayern want Firmino

Former Arsenal and England striker Ian Wright says that Bayern Munich will bid for Liverpool striker Roberto Firmino if Robert Lewandowski leaves for Real Madrid. Speaking on Sky Sports, Wright said: “They are talking about [Robert] Lewandowski to Real Madrid. If that happens Bayern want Bobby Firmino. Firmino is an excellent nine and a half. He is unbelievable.” (The Sun)

Samuel Umtiti: Barcelona to Manchester United

Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti refused to answer a question regarding a possible transfer to Manchester United. Before France’s match in Russia he was asked: “In the last few weeks there has been talk of Manchester United’s interest in you. Are you interested?” The centre-back responded by saying: “Joker.” (Daily Mirror)

Bruno Fernandes: Sporting Lisbon to Tottenham

Sporting Lisbon midfielder Bruno Fernandes is a summer target for Tottenham. The 23-year-old Portugal international could cost Spurs in the region of £87m. (Daily Mail)

Alonso to stay with Chelsea

Chelsea left wing-back Marcos Alonso has not “considered” leaving Stamford Bridge despite speculation linking him with a move to Barcelona. The Spaniard, 27, said: “I have not considered that possibility [leaving Chelsea], I just try to give the best of me to my team.” (Marca)

Milinkovic-Savic wanted by United, Real and PSG

Lazio midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic is a target for Manchester United, Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain. The 23-year-old has impressed in Serie A and has scored 11 goals this season. If the Serbian does join United it could “cloud the future” of Paul Pogba. (The Sun)

Premier League news and talking points

City to hold contract talks with Sterling

Raheem Sterling will hold contract talks with Manchester City before the end of the season. The England international has scored 20 goals for the Premier League leaders this term. (ESPN)

Everton line up move for Paulo Fonseca

Shakhtar Donetsk manager Paulo Fonseca is top of Everton’s list to take over from current boss Sam Allardyce. The Toffees are planning a “summer revolution” with an overhaul of their squad and the coaching, scouting and technical staff. (Daily Mirror)

Lewis Cook’s grandfather is in the money

Bournemouth midfielder Lewis Cook has won his grandfather £17,000 after making his debut for England last night. Four years ago Trevor Burlingham bet £500 at odds of 33/1 that his grandson would one day play for the England senior team. Cook came on as a 71st-minute substitute in the 1-1 draw with Italy at Wembley. (The Daily Telegraph)

United to assess Young injury

Ashley Young will be assessed by Manchester United’s medical team after he injured his knee playing for England last night. United hope the utility player will be fit to face Swansea City at Old Trafford on Saturday. (ESPN)

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