Thursday Transfer rumours: Kane, Vlahovic, Sanches, Asensio, Haaland, Trippier, Coutinho

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Manchester City are prepared to go to £150m in a bid to sign England striker Harry Kane, 28, with sources now saying that could be enough to get Tottenham and chairman Daniel Levy to open talks

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If Manchester City fail to secure Kane this summer, the Premier League champions are said to considering Serbian international Dusan Vlahovic, 21, as an alternative. City have reportedly joined the race to sign the Fiorentina striker for 80m euros.

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Liverpool have been handed a blow in their pursuit of Lille’s Portuguese midfielder Renato Sanches, with the 24-year-old set to miss six weeks with injury.

Arsenal could be set for a £34m swoop for Real Madrid‘s 25-year-old Spanish playmaker Marco Asensio.

Tottenham have stepped up their interest in Serbia and Fiorentina defender Nikola Milenkovic after West Ham decided not to pursue the 23-year-old. 

Egyptian forward Mohamed Salah, 29, could be set for a drawn-out contract saga with Liverpool.

Newcastle have placed a £10m price tag on English midfielder Sean Longstaff. The 23-year-old’s contract at St James’ Park expires next summer and Everton boss Rafa Benitez is said to be interested in taking him to Goodison Park.

Arsenal and Manchester United have been told to forget about signing Atletico Madrid’s England full-back Kieran Trippier, 30. 

Everton could land Schalke forward Matthew Hoppe for less than the £7m valuation placed on the American due to the German club’s financial situation. The Toffees are one of several teams interested in the 20-year-old and a bid of £4m would still be viewed as good business.

Liverpool are “frontrunners” in the race to sign Borussia Dortmund and Norway striker Erling Braut Haaland, 21.

Crystal Palace have had a £5m bid for English midfielder Will Hughes, 26, turned down by Watford.

Wales forward Gareth Bale, 32, is back in favour at Real Madrid after being reunited with Carlo Ancelotti, having previously fallen out with Zinedine Zidane.

Leeds United made a number of attempts to sign Celtic’s Scottish left-back Matthew Anderson, 17, this summer, but saw bids for the teenager rejected. The club are still working on a deal to bring Anderson’s Celtic team-mate, Norwegian defender Leo Hjelde, 17, to Elland Road.

Juventus have beaten Liverpool and Tottenham to the signing of Brazilian starlet Kaio Jorge, 19, from Santos.

Manchester United are still looking into the possibility of signing another midfielder. Any deal would need to be financed by player departures due the arrivals of France centre-back Raphael Varane, 28, and England winger Jadon Sancho, 21.

Former Newcastle and Chelsea star Demba Ba, 36, has left Swiss side Lugano, with the Senegalese playing just 48 minutes for the club.

Barcelona are hoping to raise a further 200m euros to reduce their debt through the sales of 27-year-old Frenchman Samuel Umtiti, Brazil star Philippe Coutinho, 29, and Bosnian playmaker Miralem Pjanic, 31.

English midfielder Joe Willock, 21, is hoping to break Alan Shearer’s consecutive goals record and make history on his second Newcastle debut against Aston Villa this weekend.