Transfer News: Liverpool Get Major Boost, Manchester City Lead Chase For Serie A Star

It has been a good year for Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp.

Manchester City have eased to the Premier League title, likely to go down in history as the greatest team English football has ever seen after they smashed through record after record.

Liverpool, meanwhile, are the only team that has been able to get a shot in on City, beating them in the Premier League and the Champions League. They face Real Madrid in the European final on May 26.

But still the teams look to get stronger this summer, to keep hold of their best players and add to the squad.

According to the news and rumors swirling around the Premier League on Friday morning, that is exactly what they are going to do.

Here, Newsweek takes a look at all the stories of comings and goings in the top tier of English football:

Having been crowned PFA Player of the Year, Mohamed Salah was honored as the Football Writers’ Player of the Year on Thursday night, hours after being crowned Liverpool ’s Player of the Year. And in his acceptance speak, the Egyptian suggested he had no plans of leaving Anfield anytime soon.

He may have some rivals for places though. According to the Daily Mail, Liverpool are looking to compete with Arsenal for the signing of 21-year-old Brazilian winger Malcom, who is currently playing at Ligue 1 side Bordeaux.

Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola Jurgen Klopp, left, and Pep Guardiola at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester, England, September 9. Stu Forster/Getty

Manchester City won’t be quiet this summer either. According to The Times, Guardiola’s team are leading the race to sign Napoli’s 26-year-old midfielder Jorginho. The Italian is said to also be the target for other teams in the Premier League.

Guardiola will look to keep hold of his best players this summer although, according to the Daily Mail, Atletico Madrid are planning to make a sensational move for Sergio Aguero. The Argentine striker joined Manchester City from Atletico in 2011.

At Goodison Park, the future of Wayne Rooney remains uncertain. According to the Washington Post, the deal is “50-50” over whether the 32-year-old will move to the MLS, but the Daily Mirror say it is dependent on whether Sam Allardyce stays as Everton manager.

Everton, meanwhile, are making other transfer plans. According to the Daily Mirror, they are lining up a £25 million bid for Newcastle’s 24-year-old captain Jamaal Lascelles.

And finally, Chelsea could send another one of their players on loan this summer—but this one is a little more experienced. According to the Daily Express, Italian club Juventus has offered £15 million to take Alvaro Morata for the season, having only arrived last summer from Real Madrid for £60 million.

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