Football rumours from the media

Ozan Kabak and Rodrigo de Paul
Ozan Kabak and Rodrigo de Paul
7:06am, Thu 27 May 2021
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What the papers say

Liverpool loanee Ozan Kabak could reportedly be given the chance to stay in the Premier League. The Mirror reports Leicester may offer the Schalke and Turkey centre-back, 21, a contract after his stint on loan with Jurgen Klopp’s Reds this season.

Liverpool’s chances of securing the services of Udinese’s Rodrigo de Paul have improved after AC Milan indicated they were no longer interested in the midfielder, according to the Express. The paper says the 27-year-old player is considered a fitting replacement for Georginio Wijnaldum, who is tipped to leave Anfield for Barcelona in the summer.

Raphinha (PA Wire)

The rumours continue to grow that Brazil winger Raphinha will leave Leeds for Liverpool, Manchester United or Borussia Dortmund. But the Metro reports the 24-year-old, who had six goals and nine assists in his first Premier League campaign, insists he is staying put at Elland Road.

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Players to watch

Boubakary Soumare: Sky Sports says Leicester are on the cusp of agreeing to a deal with Ligue 1 champions Lille for their 22-year-old midfielder.

Gianluigi Donnarumma : The Italy international’s contract at AC Milan expires this summer and the 22-year-old has been linked with Premier League sides United and Chelsea, while Barcelona and Juventus are also said to be interested.

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