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LIVE Transfer Talk: Manchester United eye Benfica duo; City have £200m plan

The transfer window for Europe's biggest clubs is closed, but click here for all the deals, and keep track of who has joined the big boys. Transfer Talk will continue to scour the world's media and set correspondents loose to see what's on the agenda for the summer.

TOP STORY: United looking to land a double

Manchester United are set to splash the cash this summer in an attempt to activate two release clauses, report the Express.

The Reds have been tracking Benfica star Joao Felix for some time, but reports tonight suggest United could do a double raid on the Portugal giants and bring Ruben Dias to Old Trafford, too.

United's scouts have been frequent visitors to Benfica's Estadio da Luz, with the mercurial talents of Felix their main focus. However, Dias could be the defensive addition they need to strengthen their back line.

Both Felix and Dias have attracted admiring glances and Juventus are also said to be keen on the duo, and according to Portuguese paper Record it could take £154 million to prise the duo away from Benfica.

Felix has scored eight goals and made four assists in 15 games, while Dias has been one of the stars of the Primera Liga this season.

Benfica tandem Joao Felix and Ruben Dias could be going from Estadio da Luz to Old Trafford.

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19.15 GMT: Dinamo Zagreb youngster Antonio Marin is attracting attention from AC Milan, Juventus, and Manchester City. The 18-year-old winger is considered a "jewel of Croatian football," according to Calciomerato.  

17.35 GMT: Newcastle midfielder Isaac Hayden has told The Times he needs to leave Newcastle to be with his family.

Hayden opened up on certain elements of his personal life in the emotional interview.

16.51 GMT: It is being reported in The Telegraph that Tottenham players fear Harry Kane could leave at the end of next season if the club cannot end their trophy drought.

The report adds that Kane was "devastated" following the defeat at Chelsea which all but ended their slim hopes of winning the Premier League title.

16.02 GMT: Sticking with Il Corriere dello Sport, a report suggests Juventus could turn to Antonio Conte in the summer.

There are growing suggestions that this could well be Massimiliano Allegri's final season as Juventus manager and, while Zinedine Zidane -- who won his Ballon d'Or while at the club as a player in 1998 -- has been tipped to replace him, he is not the only candidate.

Conte led Juventus to three successive Serie A titles from 2012 to 2014 before leaving for the Italy job and is now unattached after leaving Chelsea at the end of the previous campaign.

Conte is also a former Juve captain, having won five titles as player as well as the 1996 Champions League.

15.32 GMT: Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis has confirmed he would be interested in signing Hirving Lozano and Pablo Fornals.

"It's true I like both of them [Lozano and Formals], but this isn't enough as you know," De Laurentiis told Il Corriere dello Sport. "Every year you get new main players, who on one was interested in just months earlier.

"We are part of the game, even if now the agent involvements make simple things more complicated."

14.41 GMT: Mauro Icardi's problems at Inter Milan continue and rumours of a departure at the end of the season refuse to go away.

One of the likely destinations is Real Madrid, and wife and agent Wanda Icardi has told Marca reports she is the reason he has never joined the European champions are untrue.

"That Mauro hasn't gone to Madrid because of me, as has been said in Spain, is false and we have a lot of respect for Real Madrid," she said.

13. 52 GMT: La Gazzetta dello Sport are reporting that AC Milan will fund the permanent signing of Timoue Bakayoko with the sale of loan star Manuel Locatelli to Sassuolo.

Locatelli, 21, shot to prominence with the winner against Juventus in 2016, but has failed to kick on and has spent the campaign with Sassuolo.

13.15 GMT: Barcelona's Sergi Samper is close to joining Andres Iniesta and David Villa at Vissel Kobe, according to Mundo Deportivo.

Hiroshi Mikitani, the CEO of Rakuten -- who sponsor both Barca and Vissel -- was in the Catalan capital for the Mobile World Congress and finalised the move for the 24-year-old, the report says.

12.30 GMT: Chelsea will reward No. 2 goalkeeper Willy Caballero's professionalism with a new contract, according to The Sun.

Caballero was called into the starting XI for the pivotal match against Tottenham after Kepa Arrizabalaga had been dropped following his refusal to be substituted in the Carabao Cup final -- and the Argentina international kept a clean sheet.

11.56 GMT: Barcelona are proving a treasure trove of transfer tittle-tattle today. Ivan Rakitic, linked with an exit from Camp Nou, has other ideas about leaving.

"I like living in Spain," Rakitic told DAZN when asked about a move away.

"Unfortunately I can't ask for another passport because I already have two, otherwise I'd also ask for a Spanish one because I'm fine here and I'm happy.

"My family are happy here too and my daughters are doing well in Barcelona because we're close to Seville. Therefore, staying here is perfect for me."

11.48 GMT: Sticking with Barcelona and promising left-back Marc Cucurella is a target for AC Milan and Borussia Dortmund, say Diario Sport. The 20-year-old has made 20 appearances on loan at Eibar this season and has impressed watching scouts.

11.29 GMT: Barcelona midfielder Sergi Samper could join former teammates Andres Iniesta and David Villa at the Japanese club Vissel Kobe, according to Mundo Deportivo. The CEO of Barca's sponsor Rakuten, Hiroshi Mikitani, visited the city for the Mobile World Congress and reportedly used the opportunity to sort out a deal between the two clubs.

11.19 GMT: According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, Arsenal have scouted Cagliari midfielder Nicolo Barella but Unai Emery would have to fork out £50 million to land him in the summer. 

10.43 GMT: Could Philippe Coutinho be on the move at Barcelona? There's plenty of speculation over his future and The Mirror believe the former Liverpool playmaker's valuation has plummeted, which could spark a scramble for his signature. 

10.12 GMT: Antonio Valencia is resigned to leaving Manchester United in the summer after the club decided against triggering a one-year extension option in his contract, sources have told ESPN FC. Step this way for more on that. 

09.19 GMT: Here's Pep Guardiola on Manchester City's plans for the summer: "There are three or four positions I think we have to try to look for and some ideas we have, I don't know in the end what is going to happen but it is an option, yes, to buy a left-back."

09.12 GMT: They have bigger things to worry about today but this is not want Tottenham fans want to wake up to. The Telegraph believe Harry Kane has left his Spurs teammates fearing he could leave the club if their trophy drought continues. Kane has yet to win a trophy in his career and if that carries on next season, it is claimed he could look to move elsewhere.

09.07 GMT: It may be the north London derby and El Clasico today, but the transfer rumour mill never sleeps. Strap yourselves in, folks ...

Pep has eyes for three or four

Not to be outdone, United's cross-city rivals Manchester City are also planning to spend big, with the Telegraph suggesting Pep Guardiola could fritter as much as £200m.

Guardiola says he is targeting "three or four" new arrivals before the defending Premier League champions are potentially hit by a transfer ban.

The left-back position remains a priority, though the form of Oleksandr Zinchenko has taken the pressure off in the absence of Benjamin Mendy. Guardiola is said to have long-term fitness concerns about Mendy, and Leicester City defender Ben Chilwell remains a top target.

Guardiola has also hinted he is in the market for a central defender, a defensive midfielder and a striker.

Solari praise quietens Bale departure rumours

Gareth Bale's name appearing on the back pages is as inevitable as night following day, but continued rumours of an impending exit have been dampened tonight by Real Madrid boss Santiago Solari, reported in The Sun.

The under-fire coach has said that Bale remains an "important player"... despite naming Bale as a substitute in seven of his last nine games.

Bale is being tipped by many to leave the Bernabeu this summer but Solari insists Bale still has a part to play in the Spanish capital.

"Bale has played in every game since returning from injury and he is scoring goals," said Solari. "Everyone knows what Bale can do and they know what he has given to the club."

All eyes will be on tomorrow's Clasico to see whether or not Bale starts. If not, the rumours are likely to continue.

Howe says 'no' to Wilson links to Leicester

Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe has rebutted rumours linking striker Callum Wilson to Leicester City, reports the Bournemouth Echo.

Wilson was this week linked with a £40m move to the King Power Stadium, but Howe was quick to quash the rumours.

"Callum is committed to the team and the club and we hope to welcome him back from injury soon," said Howe.

Wilson is the Cherries' top scorer with 12 goals in 24 appearances and he was linked with a move to both Chelsea and West Ham in January.

Tap ins

- Rafa Benitez continues to refuse to discuss his long-term future, reports the Chronicle. The Spaniard is insisting the focus remains on Newcastle's quest for safety, and that his future should not distract the club from the task in hand. Benitez's contract ends in the summer.

- Manchester United may reignite their interest in Juventus wide man Alex Sandro this summer, if Zinedine Zidane takes over from Massimiliano Allegri in Turin, suggest the Manchester Evening News. Zidane is already being linked with a move for Real Madrid left-back Marcelo if he takes over at the Old Lady, which could see Sandro offloaded to United.

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