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Premier League Transfer News: Rivals Target Manchester United Star, Arsenal Seek Serbian Starlet

With Manchester City a matter of weeks away from winning the Premier League title with considerable ease, their pursuers are planning how to reduce the gap next season.

Teams will turn to the transfer market, looking to buy a prolific striker, solid center-back or that creative midfielder that will balance out the starting line-up.

In today’s transfer round-up, second-place Manchester United are preparing for a bit of a squad overhaul, with an England international making most of the back pages.

Here, Newsweek guides you through all the news and rumors that are swirling around the Premier League on Monday (March 19) morning:

A training ground bust-up with Jose Mourinho looks set to see Luke Shaw leave Manchester United in the summer, according to The Sun. Tottenham, Leicester City and Southampton are all considering making a move for the 22-year-old in the summer, the Daily Star says, while some players at United believe Mourinho has “bullied” Shaw, according to the Daily Telegraph.

But Shaw could be just one of a string of Manchester United players to leave Old Trafford at the end of the season, as the Daily Express say as many as 10 first-team players could be heading for the exit. These include Michael Carrick, who is retiring, and 36-year-old Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Jose Mourinho Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford, Manchester, England, March 17. OLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty

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In North London, Arsenal are looking to strengthen their squad by adding another youngster to the ranks. Benfica’s 21-year-old winger Andrija Zivkovic is being monitored by the club, according to the Daily Mirror, but United are also interested in the Serbian.

Despite the growing rumors around a potential move by Neymar Jr. from Paris Saint-Germain to Real Madrid, PSG captain Thiago Silva has said he is certain the 26-year-old Brazilian will be remaining in the French capital, according to ESPN.

The Premier League’s basement club West Brom are planning for life in the Championship by considering a £2 million offer for Numancia’s Spanish striker Guillermo, according to The Sun.

Burnley will look to prevent goalkeeper Nick Pope from leaving Turf Moor in the summer by doubling his wages, The Sun say. Newcastle United have shown strong interest in the 25-year-old who was called up to the England squad for the first time last week.

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