Morning transfer news
Liverpool are reportedly willing to meet Gavi’s release clause if he refuses to sign a new deal at Barcelona.
According to Sport, Jurgen Klopp’s side would pay the £50million release clause to sign the central midfielder.
However it appears Liverpool’s hopes may be diminishing with the player rumoured to be close to committing his long-term future to Barca.
Meanwhile, SunSport have exclusively revealed how Inter Milan want to strike a salary-sharing deal with Chelsea to take Romelu Lukaku back to Italy.
The Serie A runners-up are keen on re-signing the striker and ending his frustrations at Stamford Bridge
But with money at a premium they are likely to push for a loan move which will also require Chelsea to part pay his wages.
Inter are ready to cough up just over a third of Lukaku’s roughly £325,000-a-week pay.
In other news, Dan Ashworth hopes to make Hugo Ekitike Newcastle’s first summer signing after finally starting work as the Toon’s sporting director.
Ashworth, 51, will spearhead Newcastle’s summer spending, with an initial £25.6million deal already in place with Reims for the young French striker Ekitike.
The 19-year-old rejected a move to Tyneside in January but is now keen on a move to the Premier League and Newcastle’s project.
And finally, Tottenham are reportedly closing in on a deal for Middlesbrough right-back Djed Spence.
His outstanding form on loan at Nottingham Forest has attracted the attention of numerous clubs such as Brentford, Arsenal and even Bayern Munich.
Forest are also attempting to strike a deal which will keep him at the club on a permanent basis.
But according to the Express, Tottenham are currently leading the transfer race for the star and will push ahead with an offer in the coming weeks.