Premier League transfer news: Robert Lewandowski, Mauro Icardi, Gareth Bale

Europe’s big clubs are on alert after agent says Bayern Munich star Lewandowski is looking for a new challenge

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Robert Lewandowski has won four Bundesliga titles in four years at Bayern Munich
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Premier League transfer news and rumours

Lewandowski needs a change says agent

The future of Robert Lewandowski is making the headlines this morning after his agent revealed that the striker wants to leave Bayern Munich.

Lewandowski, who will captain Poland at the World Cup, is seeking a move away from the German champions.

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His agent Pini Zahavi told the German newspaper Bild: “Robert feels he needs a change and a new challenge in his career. The managers of Bayern know about it.”

The news will put a number of Europe’s major clubs on alert. Sky Sports reported in February that Manchester United and Chelsea were interested in the 29-year-old. They will face competition from Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain.

Sarri wants to take Icardi with him to Chelsea

Former Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri is expected to replace Antonio Conte as Chelsea manager and wants Inter Milan striker Mauro Icardi to join him at Stamford Bridge. Argentine Icardi is Sarri’s first-choice signing but would cost the Blues £96m, according to reports in Italy. (Daily Mail)

Gareth Bale: Real Madrid to Manchester United

Reports in Spain claim that Manchester United will offer £121.8m for Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale. The Welshman scored twice in Real’s Champions League final win against Liverpool. After the match he said he wanted to be playing “week in, week out”. Bayern Munich and Chelsea have also been linked with Bale. (AS)

Roma want £79m for keeper Alisson

If Liverpool are to solve their goalkeeping problems by signing Alisson from Roma it will cost them around £79m. After Loris Karius made two huge mistakes in the Champions League final there has been speculation that the Reds will reignite their interest in Roma’s Brazilian stopper. (The Guardian)

Jasper Cillessen: Barcelona to Liverpool

Reds boss Jurgen Klopp is also interested in Barcelona goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen. The Netherlands international reportedly has a £52.5m release clause in his Barca contract. (Sky Sports via Mundo Deportivo)

Italian minnows offer Karius a loan deal

As Liverpool search the globe for a new goalkeeper, Loris Karius could be searching for the Anfield exit. One destination for the under-fire German stopper could be Italy after Serie C side Rimini offered to take him on a year-long loan. Rimini want to help Karius “rediscover his serenity and self-esteem”. (The Guardian)

Jose Gimenez: Atletico Madrid to Real Madrid/Arsenal

Real Madrid are favourites ahead of Arsenal to sign defender Jose Gimenez from Atletico Madrid. According to reports in Spain, Gimenez has a £53m release clause in his Atletico contract and Real are ready to pounce. (talkSPORT via Marca)

Lazio turned down €110m bid for Milinkovic-Savic

Lazio president Claudio Lotito has revealed that the club rejected a €110m (£96.2m) bid for midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic. Lotito said: “I turned down €110m for Milinkovic-Savic on 29 August, so I don’t know how much he is worth now, but I can tell you €100m isn’t enough.” The 23-year-old Serbian has been linked with Juventus, Manchester United, Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid. (Football Italia)

Diogo Dalot: Porto to Manchester United

United are “closing in” on signing defender Diogo Dalot from Porto. The 19-year-old right-back has a release clause of £17.4m and would be seen as a back-up to United skipper Antonio Valencia. (BBC)

Ryan Fredericks: Fulham to Newcastle United

Fulham right-back Ryan Fredericks is a target for Newcastle. The 25-year-old has been a key player in Fulham’s promotion to the Premier League and his contract with the west London club expires in June. West Ham and Crystal Palace are also interested. (Newcastle Chronicle)

Jay Rodriguez: West Brom to Burnley/Bournemouth

West Brom striker Jay Rodriguez is wanted by Burnley and Bournemouth. The Baggies are expected to lose a number of players after their relegation from the Premier League and Rodriguez is one star rumoured to be set for a move away from The Hawthorns. The 28-year-old is also linked with West Ham and Crystal Palace. (Sky Sports)

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